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  Reply # 1870388 21-Sep-2017 16:54
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Thanks, that puts my mind at ease a bit! This is the first time I've bought from Apple instead of via Spark.


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  Reply # 1870398 21-Sep-2017 17:09
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Pumpedd:

 

Had my airpods for a while now and while I use them most days, I far prefer the ordinary Apple airbuds for qualkity. I have found quality to be an issue, the case has started to yellow in places, and they do drop out a bit.

 

 

 

 

I never buy 1st gen,as the 2nd gen usually fixes most peoples complaints. The new ones look to have wireless charging built into the case which is an advantage. But if I was spend that sort of money , I would buy proper headphone. I stick to either the normal apple ear buds which I find to have good sound, or sony, as they only last for around 6 months before either one headphone stops working or I lose them. The yellowing is one reason Apple should imo release black ones, and also would match the new iphone 10 which has an all black front.


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  Reply # 1870433 21-Sep-2017 18:02
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Conflicted as to upgrade to the 8 or 8 plus - difference is less than $10pm. Considerations are (relatively) small hands for a male, plus pocket sizes etc.

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  Reply # 1870444 21-Sep-2017 18:29
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Torque: Conflicted as to upgrade to the 8 or 8 plus - difference is less than $10pm. Considerations are (relatively) small hands for a male, plus pocket sizes etc.

 

If you have a pocket - go PLUS. if you don't have a pocket, don't get PLUS. Plus is miles miles miles better.


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  Reply # 1870463 21-Sep-2017 19:28
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Behodar:

 

Has anyone that ordered from Apple had a shipping notification yet? Mine's still sitting on "preparing to ship" but will supposedly be here tomorrow. Do they come from inside NZ now?

 

 

You'll get your shipping notice tonight, around 8:30 PM. If Apple say you're getting your phone tomorrow, you'll get it tomorrow.

 

Apple are AMAZING at shipping stuff from Aussie - I imagine they have some deal with NZ Customs as their stuff flies through clearance and straight onto courier trucks.

 

With that said, I have found with prior years of iPhone pre-orders that they ship the phones to NZ ahead of time but you don't get the shipping notice until Thursday night anyway.

 

 

Thanks for that - I was getting worried too. I assumed that they were shipping direct from China and thought there's no way it will get here tomorrow. 

 

Hopefully the Sydney stock will come direct to Wellington and not via Auckland because the fuel situation could delay things.


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  Reply # 1870468 21-Sep-2017 19:46
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Be funny if the "fuel crisis" causes them to be delayed


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  Reply # 1870493 21-Sep-2017 20:46
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My order is still on preparing for shipment. Maybe tomorrow isn't happening.


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  Reply # 1870497 21-Sep-2017 20:53
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I've been checking every few hours on my phone to see if my 8+ has started shipping, so I guess I'm not the only one wondering. :-)

 

I've always bought my Apple devices direct from Apple, it's rather scary looking at the list of devices they have on record that I have purchased.

 

To the others in the thread taking about wireless charging, apparently they are using the Qi wireless standard.
I have bought a couple of Qi kits and a fully assembled base to try out the charging from Bangood.
I'll be 3D printing some enclosures for the kits when I confirm they work.

 

I hope they deliver tomorrow, it's coming to work.
I mean then I'll have a bit of time to play with it before the world ends when the planet that's hiding behind the moon hits us on Sunday or whenever....lol


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  Reply # 1870498 21-Sep-2017 20:53
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Mine's now changed to "shipped" and the tracking shows that it was actually dispatched yesterday. It looks like it's just taking Apple a while to update the statuses.


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  Reply # 1870502 21-Sep-2017 21:05
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Mine too has been shipped, it seems like it was actually shipped 2 days ago and it's already in NZ.


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  Reply # 1870507 21-Sep-2017 21:11
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Just checked mine, Shipped.


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  Reply # 1870544 21-Sep-2017 22:34
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Me too. It's showing as arriving in Auckland early this morning, so if DHL can find some fuel for their plane then I guess it'll come to Wellington overnight for delivery sometime tomorrow.


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  Reply # 1870627 22-Sep-2017 07:51
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Mine was just delivered :)


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  Reply # 1870646 22-Sep-2017 08:15
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Behodar:

 

Mine was just delivered :)

 

 

Only a little jealous :)


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  Reply # 1870650 22-Sep-2017 08:18
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Waiting, waiting, waiting for the Vodafone shop to open at 9am so I can pick mine up.  LOL  who said Millennials are the impatient generation?


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