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  # 2097175 27-Sep-2018 06:22
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Not feeling faceID, much prefer touchID, faster and works 99.9% of the time.

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  # 2097340 27-Sep-2018 11:33
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Dial111: Not feeling faceID, much prefer touchID, faster and works 99.9% of the time.

 

I got used to Face ID really quickly when I got my X and actually don't miss Touch ID at all

 

 

 

I have a 6S for work and find touch ID feels like a step backwards now.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2097560 27-Sep-2018 15:03
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And today concludes to my 2 day saga to get a nicely working XS :( I returned the unit I had received as a replacement for a refund today.

 

Personally I'm disappointed in the audio quality of calls and the slightly loose silent switch on these phones. The latter being less important. My iPhone 7 has neither of these problems, neither does my 5S. I could have lived with the switch, but the audio slight buzz/vibrating sound was just not up to scratch. 

 

I'm hoping it's not a wide spread issue, but either way, not encouraging and I didn't feel comfortable dropping 2K on something less than perfect (within reason).

 

 

 

For now I'm back on the iphone 7, still does well, but damn the XS over the last couple of days has spoiled me. FaceID, I miss you.






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  # 2097563 27-Sep-2018 15:04
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Sidenote: I have discovered that some of the series 3 silicone and plastic covers fit the series 4 watches.

 

I know weird!

 

Its a snug fit and the side speaker is covered but doesn't seem to hinder the volume.





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  # 2097570 27-Sep-2018 15:09
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Dial111: Not feeling faceID, much prefer touchID, faster and works 99.9% of the time.

 

Yeah, the only scenario I hate is when my phone is flat on a desk (and I don't want to pick it up) I have to lean over to unlock it.

 

That's where touch ID came in handy for me


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  # 2097598 27-Sep-2018 15:43
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I will say the improvements on the Xs are quite nice (Face ID, gestures, dual speakers, cameras) but are they $1900 better than an iPhone 6S Plus? Debatable. It definitely does seem like mobile technology has plateaued, at least until a new breakthrough. I can’t see myself upgrading for quite a few years.

For now, I’ll keep using it. But I feel as though It feels mainly the same as my 6S Plus. Might consider selling it off later if I feel it’s not worth it.



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  # 2097601 27-Sep-2018 15:55
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WolfChop: I will say the improvements on the Xs are quite nice (Face ID, gestures, dual speakers, cameras) but are they $1900 better than an iPhone 6S Plus? Debatable. It definitely does seem like mobile technology has plateaued, at least until a new breakthrough. I can’t see myself upgrading for quite a few years.

For now, I’ll keep using it. But I feel as though It feels mainly the same as my 6S Plus. Might consider selling it off later if I feel it’s not worth it.


I find this post very topical and eerily timely WolfChop. I’ve literally just this afternoon, received my iPhone 6S Plus 64gb back from having the battery and screen replaced by Apple, whereupon I’ve found that they’ve replaced the entire handset with a new or refurbished model. This makes me wonder whether I should keep running the device, or try selling it on to fund a new model, likely the XR, next month...

Given that I’d likely do well to sell it for anything north of $400 (I still have the original box, unused EarPods, charging cable, and now a mint condition handset with a 90 day warranty), I’d still have to fess up an additional $1100 plus AppleCare if I want it, to get the 128gb XR at launch. I find myself wondering if I should just take my good fortune at having essentially gotten a free “new” 6S Plus and wait this cycle out...

 
 
 
 


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  # 2097604 27-Sep-2018 15:59
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iPhone XS Max Component Costs Estimated at $443 (US dollars)

 

"The iPhone XS Max with 256GB of storage costs an estimated $443 to make, according to estimates shared by TechInsights in a teardown of the new device. At $443, the iPhone XS Max components are nearly $50 more expensive than the estimated $395.44 component cost of the 64GB iPhone X"

 

Full USA retail price US$1449 = NZ$2,176.543 (@ 1600 today)

 

Full NZ retail price NZ$2799 = US$1,863.391 (@ 1600 today)

 

 





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  # 2097613 27-Sep-2018 16:07
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Does anyone find touch ID often doesn't work for up to 20ish seconds on the Mojave lock screen? I've been running it since developer beta 1 and this issue has not gone away (lots of others have though).

 

jarledb:

 

I have noticed that my iPhone really wants to be on the 2.4 GHz network on my Wifi.

 

Only way to make it switch to the 5G network was to reboot the Amplifi.

 

Not sure if its the Amplifi being stupid, or if its the iPhone XS Max.

 

 

Do you have band steering enabled on the AP(s)? (I'm assuming Amplifi is similar to Unifi in that regard)


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  # 2097616 27-Sep-2018 16:14
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Handsomedan:

 

Dial111: Not feeling faceID, much prefer touchID, faster and works 99.9% of the time.

 

I got used to Face ID really quickly when I got my X and actually don't miss Touch ID at all

 

 

 

I have a 6S for work and find touch ID feels like a step backwards now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love Face ID, the only restriction is it doesn't like sunglasses.





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  # 2097624 27-Sep-2018 16:35
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Dulouz:

Handsomedan:


Dial111: Not feeling faceID, much prefer touchID, faster and works 99.9% of the time.


I got used to Face ID really quickly when I got my X and actually don't miss Touch ID at all


 


I have a 6S for work and find touch ID feels like a step backwards now.


 


 



 


I love Face ID, the only restriction is it doesn't like sunglasses.



Interesting you say that, I have non issues with Face ID and wearing my sunglasses

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  # 2097625 27-Sep-2018 16:37
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doctormaxim:
Dulouz:

 

Handsomedan:

 

 

 

Dial111: Not feeling faceID, much prefer touchID, faster and works 99.9% of the time.

 

 

 

I got used to Face ID really quickly when I got my X and actually don't miss Touch ID at all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a 6S for work and find touch ID feels like a step backwards now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love Face ID, the only restriction is it doesn't like sunglasses.

 



Interesting you say that, I have non issues with Face ID and wearing my sunglasses

 

 

 

Yea never had an issue with my iPhone X Face ID with sunglasses on.


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  # 2097626 27-Sep-2018 16:38
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Surely that's not very secure?





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  # 2097628 27-Sep-2018 16:41
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Maybe everyone is just holding their phones wrong again :P *hides*


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  # 2097636 27-Sep-2018 17:17
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Tracer:

 

Do you have band steering enabled on the AP(s)? (I'm assuming Amplifi is similar to Unifi in that regard)

 

 

Band steering was enabled. Have turned it off and power cycled the Amplifi, still same problem. When I was next to the Amplifi it went on 5GHz, but as soon as I moved into my office (5 meters away in another room), it went on 2.4GHz again!





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