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Topic # 224174 6-Nov-2017 15:07
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For owners and potential owners to discuss their shiny new iOS device!


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  Reply # 1896133 6-Nov-2017 15:40
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I have a week or so to wait but in the meantime have ordered:

 

- silicon case from Apple - here Wednesday

 

- Choetech Qi wireless charger for $37 (incl. shipping) from the offer here on GZ - here today or tomorrow.

 

- Spigen twin-pack tempered glass screen protector for NZ$21 (incl. shipping) from Amazon - delivery 1-2 weeks. (A local retailer is selling single-pack for $40).




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  Reply # 1896141 6-Nov-2017 15:46
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I'd say the most topical discussion initially would be the impact if any of the lack of the home button !


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  Reply # 1896209 6-Nov-2017 16:40
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eracode:

 

I have a week or so to wait but in the meantime have ordered:

 

- silicon case from Apple - here Wednesday

 

- Choetech Qi wireless charger for $37 (incl. shipping) from the offer here on GZ - here today or tomorrow.

 

- Spigen twin-pack tempered glass screen protector for NZ$21 (incl. shipping) from Amazon - delivery 1-2 weeks. (A local retailer is selling single-pack for $40).

 

 

Will be with you tomorrow if you ordered before 12pm today :) !

 

 

 

I'm loving the X so far. My only one annoyance so far is that I can't 3D Touch on notifications to perform actions (such as the 'Mark as read' on emails, which I use quite a bit) without having Face ID check my face first. That's annoying when my phone is sitting on my wireless charger out of range of my face.

 

Oh and the non-landscape Face ID (as in, it won't work when the phone is in landscape) is frustrating too. I'm hoping that can be rectified via software updates.


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  Reply # 1896285 6-Nov-2017 17:51
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Hi - I haven't kept up with details on actual phone supply levels (I haven't read of other Geekzoners running from store to store in search of stock), so I'm curious if there are any retailers who actually have any of these wondrous devices to actually sell to punters over the counter?? Am I dreaming, or would I be able to buy one of these if I were to realise that I couldn't live without one in the next few days (and it'd have to be a 256GB Space Grey!)? 

 

Thanks for any input, and thanks for not laughing at me.





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  Reply # 1896292 6-Nov-2017 18:09
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@clicknz I phoned about 8 non-telco outlets around Albany/Wairau Rd at 9 am on Sat 4/11 (day after release) and no-go everywhere.

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  Reply # 1896296 6-Nov-2017 18:15
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Thanks for that @eracode - I guess the telcos who have stock are doing the usual 'phone with plan only' shenanigans...





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  Reply # 1896297 6-Nov-2017 18:17
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Yes but I would be pretty sure no telcos have any stock - not even for people who are willing to sign up for a plan.

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  Reply # 1896509 7-Nov-2017 06:22
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Batman:

 

I'd say the most topical discussion initially would be the impact if any of the lack of the home button !

 

 

Good point!

 

As soon as I picked mine up I started to swipe up, it just feels natural. I have only once gone for the invisible home button so far.

 

The only issue is that I had to google how to close off the apps, which is a longer process than before. Over all I think the change is actually a positive one as the screen size for the phone size is much nicer than my old 7+

 

That said if the introduce the iPhoneX2+ with a 6.5in screen I'd have that!

 

Now we just have to wait for all the apps to be optimised for the new screen size of the X.

 

BTW when I type the iPhoneX I don't think 10!

 

 


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  Reply # 1896722 7-Nov-2017 12:08
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For those interested in a Qi charger for their shiny new iPhone 8/8+/X, I picked up one of these for my girlfriend who recently upgraded to an 8.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/FLOVEME-Qi-Wireless-Charger-For-Samsung-Galaxy-S8-S7-S6-Note-8-5V-1A-Fast-Charging/32817789361.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.pM8xtu

 

As I am new to wireless charging, I am not entirely sure how its specs stack up but it does the trick for her, and appears to be fairly well built.

 

 


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  Reply # 1896725 7-Nov-2017 12:21
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clicknz:

 

Thanks for that @eracode - I guess the telcos who have stock are doing the usual 'phone with plan only' shenanigans...

 

 

Shenanigans? They sell phone plans to their customers. It makes perfect sense


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Batman:

 

I'd say the most topical discussion initially would be the impact if any of the lack of the home button !

 

 

No home button is great - swiping up feels completely natural and I do not miss the button. FaceID is also super quick and most of the time I don't even notice it's existence - by the time I've swiped up on the lock screen the phone has already detected my face and unlocked. The only thing I'm struggling with is the muscle memory of swiping up from the bottom to open control center. I've accidentally quit a few apps like this, but I'm totally sure I'll relearn this over the next few weeks.


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  Reply # 1896877 7-Nov-2017 15:29
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clicknz:

 

Thanks for that @eracode - I guess the telcos who have stock are doing the usual 'phone with plan only' shenanigans...

 

 

Shenanigans? They sell phone plans to their customers. It makes perfect sense

 

 

 

 

ha ha...shenannigans are what shennanigans are.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1896880 7-Nov-2017 15:44
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clicknz:

 

Thanks for that @eracode - I guess the telcos who have stock are doing the usual 'phone with plan only' shenanigans...

 

 

@clicknz if the carriers sell an iPhone at retail they actually make next to nothing I am sure average is about $30 to $35 per handset

 

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  Reply # 1896933 7-Nov-2017 16:00
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dickytim:

 

Does anyone know if this will achieve fast charging on the iPhone X

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07213RDKN/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/ipod-mp3-accessories/chargers/wall/auction-1460758625.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's a 5W charger so the same as the one in the box (no fast charging). Also, steer clear of no name/"OEM" brand charging bricks - they're a disaster waiting to happen.

 

I use an Apple iPad 12W charging brick which seems to be the best bang/$ for charging - https://twitter.com/dwlz/status/917443870509715456.





 


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