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  # 2121623 7-Nov-2018 15:30
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So I recorded about an hour of 4k 60fps video at an event. Ended up using about 50GB local storage. I think the extra storage was worth it :D

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  # 2128025 16-Nov-2018 15:56
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jarledb:

 

Happy they got rid of Touch ID and the home button.

 

 

Absolutely. I was never inspired by the X; Face ID looked like a gimmick to me - until I actually used it.

 

I had no intention of buying an XS, but daughter #1 needed a "new" phone so it was time to crank the hand-me-down lever :)

 

Face ID is way faster and more accurate than I expected - with or without my glasses. And all those times I need to unlock my phone when fingerprints won't do: wet/muddy/dirty hands, gloves, cracked fingertips, band-aids, etc.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2128122 16-Nov-2018 18:34
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Still not sold on Face ID, hit and miss with sunglasses on, 50/50 in the dark ie when laying in bed, I hate that I have to pick up my phone and unlock it to read notifications. Touch ID was so much more convenient and faster as you don’t need to pick it up and look at the phone.

I hope Apple bring it back under the screen.

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  # 2128131 16-Nov-2018 18:51
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Apparently samsungs next s models with have inscreen fingerprint readers, which will mean that a leading manufacturer will be using it.   I think faceid will likely go the way of 3D touch, where it isn't on their flagship Xr model nor ipad pros. Apples stock price isn't doing too well and apparently the Xr isn't selling as well as they thought. It is as meaty looking phone IMO with fat bezels, especially compared to the Xs, not exactly sleak.


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  # 2128163 16-Nov-2018 20:47
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Dial111: hit and miss with sunglasses on, 50/50 in the dark ie when laying in bed, I hate that I have to pick up my phone and unlock it to read notifications.


Works 100% of the time for me in both scenarios and you can view notifications without unlocking by tapping to wake and swiping up.

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  # 2128211 16-Nov-2018 22:42
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mattwnz:

Apples stock price isn't doing too well and apparently the Xr isn't selling as well as they thought.



You can predict this like clockwork each year, just need to swap out whatever the new product name is. They're still bringing out new things, they don't seem very worried about what we or their investors think. Incidentally I like the look of my wife's XR. I prefer my XS Max but there's nothing wrong with the XR in the hand. It's better than my X was.

Last year the news was all about how the X wasn't selling as well as they thought and they were going to abandon it. Cut to 10 months later and there's three new models of it.

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  # 2128257 17-Nov-2018 06:45
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gehenna:
Dial111: hit and miss with sunglasses on, 50/50 in the dark ie when laying in bed, I hate that I have to pick up my phone and unlock it to read notifications.


Works 100% of the time for me in both scenarios and you can view notifications without unlocking by tapping to wake and swiping up.
wish it did for me, unfortunately it doesn’t, PITA, Touch ID will always be king imo, faceID is garbage

 
 
 
 


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  # 2128266 17-Nov-2018 07:34
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Dial111: wish it did for me, unfortunately it doesn’t, PITA, Touch ID will always be king imo, faceID is garbage

 

This is one of those things where biometrics don't work equally well with everyone. Both Touch and Face ID work equally well for me, but I find Face ID much more convenient because it doesn't require me to wash and dry my hands, remove gloves, etc,  before I can unlock my phone.

 

My wife can't use Touch ID at all because of the condition of her fingertips. That's a big problem elsewhere as well - like airport immigration fingerprint readers.

 

However Face ID works perfectly for her.


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  # 2128671 17-Nov-2018 22:10
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Dial111: Still not sold on Face ID, hit and miss with sunglasses on, 50/50 in the dark ie when laying in bed, I hate that I have to pick up my phone and unlock it to read notifications. Touch ID was so much more convenient and faster as you don’t need to pick it up and look at the phone.

I hope Apple bring it back under the screen.

 

 

 

Not even sure if this would work but, Why don't you try setting up the 2nd face for faceID with sunglasses on? 


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  # 2130208 20-Nov-2018 13:06
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Looks like you can't keep lifting prices above a given quality and get away with it forever. Link here


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  # 2133202 24-Nov-2018 12:22
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Ordered last week from Noel’s the new Nike series 4 as an upgrade from my series 2.
ETA yet to be determined but I’m happy to wait as it gives me time to sort out what bands I’m going to pair with it.
Are those who have made the leap to s4 happy with their decision? The increased real estate on the screen is a plus for me but interested to hear of the speed is noticeably faster than on older models.

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  # 2133733 25-Nov-2018 12:57
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I'm not sure what speed benefits it yields since my S3 responds instantly to everything anyway



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  # 2134023 25-Nov-2018 21:43
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Loismustdye: Ordered last week from Noel’s the new Nike series 4 as an upgrade from my series 2.
ETA yet to be determined but I’m happy to wait as it gives me time to sort out what bands I’m going to pair with it.
Are those who have made the leap to s4 happy with their decision? The increased real estate on the screen is a plus for me but interested to hear of the speed is noticeably faster than on older models.


I can’t comment from a previous generation owner’s standpoint but I can say that I’m very happy with my S4N+. I was concerned that the 44mm model would look kind of silly or at least oversized on my rather svelte wrists but I needn’t have worried - it looks totally fine and I LOVE the screen size. Everything loads instantly, the sound through the speakers is excellent, as is the reported quality of sound received at the other end when conversing via the watch on either a call or in walkie talkie mode.
I for one, am very happy with my purchase and I expect that you will be too.

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  # 2134714 26-Nov-2018 16:50
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Thanks, it’s good to see that the speaker is actually usable on this version, looking forward to getting mine (hopefully soon)

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