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  Reply # 2101814 4-Oct-2018 21:12
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gehenna:

 

WolfChop:

 

Looks like I'm looking at everything through a yellow filter.

 

 

Check and see if Night Shift is turned on, and if so if the Warmth is turned up all the way.  You can ease it back if you don't like it.

 

 

Yeah I've tried fiddling around with True Tone, Night Shift and even the Colour Filters under Accessibility options. I do find turning these all off does bring the colours back closer to where I like, but still leaves a slightly warm hue and not exactly my 6S Plus LCD.

 

Though I can probably live with it. I'm loving everything else about the screen. Thank you for the help :)


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  Reply # 2101844 4-Oct-2018 22:23
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WolfChop:

 

gehenna:

 

WolfChop:

 

Is anybody experiencing a colour shift with their iPhone XS? My iPhone XS display looks really warm when looking at it straight on, but tilt it and the colour temperature turns more cooler.

 

 

That's an OLED thing.  It's just how the display tech functions.  Not an iPhone issue.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208191 

 

 

Ah I see. I think I'm so used to Apple's LCD panels that the warmer colours are throwing me off. Looks like I'm looking at everything through a yellow filter.

 

I might sell my XS and wait for the XR instead, if that is the case. The blacks and the contrast on the OLED panel is really nice though.

 

 

 

 

Be mindful the XR has a lower resolution display than the iPhone 7/8 Plus models (which were 1080p). We've yet to actually see an XR review - maybe it is imperceptible.. but I would wait/do more research.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2101922 5-Oct-2018 08:54
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premiumtouring:

 

We've yet to actually see an XR review - maybe it is imperceptible.

 

 

I'm picking perceptible.


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  Reply # 2101933 5-Oct-2018 09:24
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^It's also LCD as opposed to OLED.

 

I picked up an iPhone XS Max yesterday.  Oh boy it's so nice! 


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  Reply # 2102235 5-Oct-2018 16:00
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Anyone got the 512GB version? Care to do a disk write test to see if its faster than the 256GB?

 

256GB is definitely faster than 64GB.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2102236 5-Oct-2018 16:09
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I got 256gb but only wanted 128gb, which Apple knows! They have removed what would have been the most popular version to “upsell” to 256gb



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  Reply # 2102806 7-Oct-2018 08:57
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So guys, I think I’m ready to break the wheel. When I started this thread I was fully committed to a new iPhone upgrade this cycle.

As I’ve stated earlier, though, I’ve since had my iPhone 6S Plus replaced, at no cost, with a new/refurbished model. A fully functioning battery and an immaculate cosmetic finish, combined with the performance improvements running iOS 12, all mean that I simply can no longer really justify purchasing a 2018 model. I would only go for the XR at any rate, which yes, would have a raft of performance improvements, but in reality, very little that I cannot already do with my trusty 6S Plus.

So, I’m going to go ahead and jump on the wearables bandwagon with a Series 4 Nike+ edition of the watch, enjoy the novelty of a brand new device experience, and see what Team Cupertino come up with next September.

You nearly had me Apple... and I guess you still do really... if it wasn’t for those pesky watches... grrr...

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  Reply # 2102828 7-Oct-2018 09:56
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JEDENZED: As I’ve stated earlier, though, I’ve since had my iPhone 6S Plus replaced, at no cost, with a new/refurbished model. A fully functioning battery and an immaculate cosmetic finish, combined with the performance improvements running iOS 12, all mean that I simply can no longer really justify purchasing a 2018 model.

 

Smartphones are so powerful now that you don't need to upgrade so frequently. 

 

My 6s+ still works just fine, although a new battery might be in order. 

 

Although I am getting the xs max because i can get it free on cc points. Otherwise i'd probably have waited another year. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2102909 7-Oct-2018 14:36
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JEDENZED: So guys, I think I’m ready to break the wheel. When I started this thread I was fully committed to a new iPhone upgrade this cycle.

As I’ve stated earlier, though, I’ve since had my iPhone 6S Plus replaced, at no cost, with a new/refurbished model. A fully functioning battery and an immaculate cosmetic finish, combined with the performance improvements running iOS 12, all mean that I simply can no longer really justify purchasing a 2018 model. I would only go for the XR at any rate, which yes, would have a raft of performance improvements, but in reality, very little that I cannot already do with my trusty 6S Plus.

So, I’m going to go ahead and jump on the wearables bandwagon with a Series 4 Nike+ edition of the watch, enjoy the novelty of a brand new device experience, and see what Team Cupertino come up with next September.

You nearly had me Apple... and I guess you still do really... if it wasn’t for those pesky watches... grrr...

 

Using a XS now and it honestly just feels like more iPhone. My 6S Plus is sitting in my cupboard but if something were to happen to my XS, I would be able to revert back to the 6S Plus without any issues. So rest assured that you've made a good decision keeping your phone.

 

As a person who doesn't wear watches at all, the Series 4 completely won me over and now it feels weird when I don't have my Series 4 attached to my wrist. You will not regret it!


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  Reply # 2102938 7-Oct-2018 17:33
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surfisup1000:

 

JEDENZED: As I’ve stated earlier, though, I’ve since had my iPhone 6S Plus replaced, at no cost, with a new/refurbished model. A fully functioning battery and an immaculate cosmetic finish, combined with the performance improvements running iOS 12, all mean that I simply can no longer really justify purchasing a 2018 model.

 

Smartphones are so powerful now that you don't need to upgrade so frequently. 

 

My 6s+ still works just fine, although a new battery might be in order. 

 

Although I am getting the xs max because i can get it free on cc points. Otherwise i'd probably have waited another year. 

 

 

 

 

If you don't mind, might I ask what credit card you have to be able to get an iPhone for free?




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  Reply # 2102956 7-Oct-2018 19:04
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WolfChop:

Using a XS now and it honestly just feels like more iPhone. My 6S Plus is sitting in my cupboard but if something were to happen to my XS, I would be able to revert back to the 6S Plus without any issues. So rest assured that you've made a good decision keeping your phone.


As a person who doesn't wear watches at all, the Series 4 completely won me over and now it feels weird when I don't have my Series 4 attached to my wrist. You will not regret it!



That is a very welcome summation and affirmation WolfChop, thank you! I’m not really one for watches either but I have been wearing a Fitbit Charge HR 2 for 18 months now and really enjoy the limited functionality relating to fitness and sleep. I feel sure that having a wearable tied into the Apple ecosystem will over time reduce my actual phone usage.

The only challenge now is to decide which screen size and band to opt for. I’m choosing Nike because, why not - exclusive watch faces and bands - and think I prefer the silver finish from a simple classics perspective. I’ve got slim wrists but feel like I can’t pass over the additional screen real estate of the 44mm for a mere $50 bucks. Beyond that, it’s a woven sports loop vs the rubber sports band - I’m leaning towards the loop, simply because it has an additional reflective yarn safety feature but I must admit, I do like the look of the black and white sports band.

Which configuration did you go for and why?

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  Reply # 2102976 7-Oct-2018 19:33
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JEDENZED: Beyond that, it’s a woven sports loop vs the rubber sports band - I’m leaning towards the loop, simply because it has an additional reflective yarn safety feature but I must admit, I do like the look of the black and white sports band.

 

For what it's worth I have always used the rubber sports bands because they don't absorb sweat, and I can easily rinse it in fresh water after exercising. For that reason I don't like the idea of a fabric sports band.


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  Reply # 2103030 7-Oct-2018 20:40
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JEDENZED:
WolfChop:

 

Using a XS now and it honestly just feels like more iPhone. My 6S Plus is sitting in my cupboard but if something were to happen to my XS, I would be able to revert back to the 6S Plus without any issues. So rest assured that you've made a good decision keeping your phone.

 

 

 

As a person who doesn't wear watches at all, the Series 4 completely won me over and now it feels weird when I don't have my Series 4 attached to my wrist. You will not regret it!

 



That is a very welcome summation and affirmation WolfChop, thank you! I’m not really one for watches either but I have been wearing a Fitbit Charge HR 2 for 18 months now and really enjoy the limited functionality relating to fitness and sleep. I feel sure that having a wearable tied into the Apple ecosystem will over time reduce my actual phone usage.

The only challenge now is to decide which screen size and band to opt for. I’m choosing Nike because, why not - exclusive watch faces and bands - and think I prefer the silver finish from a simple classics perspective. I’ve got slim wrists but feel like I can’t pass over the additional screen real estate of the 44mm for a mere $50 bucks. Beyond that, it’s a woven sports loop vs the rubber sports band - I’m leaning towards the loop, simply because it has an additional reflective yarn safety feature but I must admit, I do like the look of the black and white sports band.

Which configuration did you go for and why?

 

I naturally have small wrists so I went for the 40mm. I don't feel like I'm losing anything over the 44mm at all. I definitely considered 44mm but felt it would look too awkward on my arm. I also got the silver colour, because I figure it'll match more with the different coloured bands and whatever outfit I'm wearing. Black watch looks good with mainly black bands and I personally feel gold is too formal for my everyday wear.

 

I actually wanted to get the Nike edition of the 40mm silver watch, but Noel Leeming only had the normal white band in stock so I went with that. I additionally have purchased the seashell sports loop seperately on the Apple online store so I can tell you a bit about both.

 

Overall, I wear the normal white band more times than I do the sports loop but that is only because it is easier to put it on and off. With the white band, it is a regular two piece band whereas the loop is one band which leads to two problems for me: slightly more time to take the watch on and off and having to lean the watch on its side when charging (because I don't want to watch to squish the loop underneath). It is a little hard to describe this through text, but if you do get the sports loop you'll understand exactly what I mean.

 

I will say that the loop is definitely more lightweight and breathable than the rubber white band though. I wear the loop when I go to the gym and I wear the white band for everyday things. Hope this helps.

EDIT: I've added some photos in a Google Photos link so you can see the fit and size for yourself https://photos.app.goo.gl/FTxo7sTj3Fsqkix56


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  Reply # 2103045 7-Oct-2018 21:35
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I ended up getting the 44mm space black stainless with the black sports band. I kind of wish I got the milanese loop now instead, it's only a $150 (AUD) difference bundled with the watch but $229 standalone..

 

 


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  Reply # 2103070 8-Oct-2018 01:10
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happyheme:

 

If you don't mind, might I ask what credit card you have to be able to get an iPhone for free?

 

 

ASB true rewards.  

 

 


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