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  Reply # 2094968 22-Sep-2018 15:24
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I can tell you that there are youtube videos now of teardowns, water submersion, and drop tests on these babies ....





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  Reply # 2094990 22-Sep-2018 17:06
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Batman:

I can tell you that there are youtube videos now of teardowns, water submersion, and drop tests on these babies ....



Just watched a drop test, I definitely need my case to show up!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2094993 22-Sep-2018 17:21
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Batman:

 

I can tell you that there are youtube videos now of teardowns, water submersion, and drop tests on these babies ....

 

 

https://youtu.be/oT6VL4x-rHY

 

 


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  Reply # 2094999 22-Sep-2018 18:03
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Watched a video testing the ip68 rating of the XS and Note 9, they dropped both down in 40ft of water and the XS held up where as the Note started spazzing out, not surprised at that depth but the XS did extremely well.

Same video had a drop test and well I’m not sure of the point of those as glass is still glass and regardless glass isn’t indestructible, it’s going to break sooner or later.

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  Reply # 2095035 22-Sep-2018 22:18
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Seriously unimpressed with the camera .... specifically the smart HDR feature
Which is enabled ...when examining the HDR version and non HDR version
There is no difference in the photos....
Just installed 12.1 beta and now the normal photo is not kept despite the settings set to keep it.

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  Reply # 2095072 23-Sep-2018 09:41
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Loving the screen so far.

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  Reply # 2095084 23-Sep-2018 10:42
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Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 2095102 23-Sep-2018 13:01
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Just setting up my watch and I was wondering the SOS thingy does that ring local ie if i am in the uk it rings 999 if i am in nz it rings 111 etc etc

 

Anyone know?





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  Reply # 2095133 23-Sep-2018 14:26
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It uses your iPhone, which knows what country you're in and will dial the countries emergency number


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  Reply # 2095134 23-Sep-2018 14:29
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gnfb:

 

Just setting up my watch and I was wondering the SOS thingy does that ring local ie if i am in the uk it rings 999 if i am in nz it rings 111 etc etc

 

Anyone know?

 

 

Looks like Apple takes care of the emergency services number.

 

You might want to go into the Health app on your iPhone and set up your emergency contact there.





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  Reply # 2095267 23-Sep-2018 21:54
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On my old watch I was sure I had an app for getting updates from Facebook to my watch. I looked into it and the app was called Little book . Apparently its no longer available on the itunes store. Is there another way to get updates or notifications from facebook to the watch?





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  Reply # 2095286 24-Sep-2018 02:44
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I assume you use the Facebook app on your iPhone? If you go to the Watch app on your iPhone, you can set notifications there.

 

See here how to do it: How to enable notifications on your Apple Watch

 

If you don't see it in the setup in the Watch app, check the General settings -> Notifications on the phone and make sure you have that enabled.

 

Personally I am happy to not get any notifications from Facebook, so I am leaving it off.





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  Reply # 2095326 24-Sep-2018 10:01
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jarledb:

 

I assume you use the Facebook app on your iPhone? If you go to the Watch app on your iPhone, you can set notifications there.

 

See here how to do it: How to enable notifications on your Apple Watch

 

If you don't see it in the setup in the Watch app, check the General settings -> Notifications on the phone and make sure you have that enabled.

 

Personally I am happy to not get any notifications from Facebook, so I am leaving it off.

 

 

 

 

Thanks again for your assistance





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  Reply # 2095374 24-Sep-2018 11:09
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Hey folks - question :-

 

Toying with the idea of getting an Iphone XS Max.

 

Whilst I've had a look in-store and I quite liked it from a build and size/shape perspective - the thing that stopped me buying there and then was the notch.

 

I'm coming from a 6S - and one of my primary use cases is video - Netflix etc. 

 

To those of you living with one already (or those with an X) - how do you find the scaling with the Notch? To me it seemed that all the benefits of the screen size and minimal bezel get thown away as it scales the video down... or you watch full size and deal with a nasty bite out of the left hand side :/.

 

Is it something you get used to? Aren't bothered by? Drives you nuts?

 

My current thoughts are (although I'm hoping someone can explain it to me) - dropping that much on a phone for the screen quality/size and then having that bloody notch in the way might drive me nuts dealing with it day-to-day. 


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