Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 36
DjShadow
3320 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2090756 14-Sep-2018 16:29
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

My wife has a 7+ and could find no compelling reason to upgrade. She nearly choked on her dinner when I told her how much the most expensive one is...!

 

 

 

TL:DR - can anyone tell me if the dual sim will be supported by NZ carriers and if so, will that lead to more dual sim models coming in from other makers...

 

 

A quick look at the twitter comments from the 3 main telcos, all saying no but not ruling it out in the future.


mattwnz
16852 posts

Uber Geek


  #2090791 14-Sep-2018 16:38
Send private message

myopinion:

 

$2400 is ridiculous for a phone. I think they have priced the XS max out of the market.

 

 

 

 

It doesn't really make sense that it is priced so high, considering how much it can't do. If it could be plugged into a monitor, and used as a computer like some android phones can be, . But iOS is very limiting. I guess if they move away from the lightning connector, then that could be a possibility in the future


 
 
 
 


WolfChop
121 posts

Master Geek


  #2090806 14-Sep-2018 17:06
Send private message

I'm so conflicted. On the one hand, my iPhone 6s Plus is still working fine (although the battery doesn't last very long) but then you got that outrageous pricing of the new models.

 

I CAN afford it. I just don't know if I can justify it. To think that pricing will continue to increase makes me hesitant on what my next phone will be. I love having the latest tech but for $2000+ ...


JEDENZED

433 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2090807 14-Sep-2018 17:09
Send private message

The pricing/buying portion of the Apple website is now “down” in advance of preorders coming online at 7.01pm this evening...

Anyone placing an order tonight?

michaelmurfy
/dev/null
9633 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2090810 14-Sep-2018 17:16
Send private message

I'm planning on preordering tonight. I just don't see any news from the telcos.




JEDENZED

433 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2090811 14-Sep-2018 17:21
Send private message

WolfChop:

I'm so conflicted. On the one hand, my iPhone 6s Plus is still working fine (although the battery doesn't last very long) but then you got that outrageous pricing of the new models.


I CAN afford it. I just don't know if I can justify it. To think that pricing will continue to increase makes me hesitant on what my next phone will be. I love having the latest tech but for $2000+ ...



The reduced price battery replacement program runs until December so you can still get yours replaced for $59. My screen has a hairline crack, which summarily requires that the screen be replaced in order to also replace the battery. Due in partvto a previous discussion I’d had with Apple around the crack on my screen being deemed a manufacturing defect, successfully argued this point with Apple over the phone and got a “one-time exception” applied which got me both battery and screen replaced it no charge.

rugrat
2197 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2090813 14-Sep-2018 17:22
Send private message

WolfChop:

I'm so conflicted. On the one hand, my iPhone 6s Plus is still working fine (although the battery doesn't last very long) but then you got that outrageous pricing of the new models.


I CAN afford it. I just don't know if I can justify it. To think that pricing will continue to increase makes me hesitant on what my next phone will be. I love having the latest tech but for $2000+ ...



I got a new battery in my iphone6 for $59, hoping to get another 4 years out of it.
It’s running real good now.
You can buy a nice computer for what they want for phones now, and even the iPad Pro is cheaper.

I’ll look at options when phone dies next, I’ll consider android, or buying older model iPhone to what either is current. I hope the notch is gone then, cause when I see videos playing in Landscape mode, all I can see is the notch blocking some of the picture. The galaxy nine doesn’t have a notch.

 
 
 
 


DjShadow
3320 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2090830 14-Sep-2018 17:54
Send private message

I've got an iPhone X now (64gig), keen to go to a bigger screen but I'm trying to see what other innovation there is to help me justify an upgrade. The Keynote seemed to concentrate on a better Camera and CPU, that was about it.

 

Apple of course did their best to sell it, but watch some of the reviews on Youtube and there really isn't a lot to it.


xxrlle
4 posts

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user


  #2090838 14-Sep-2018 18:08
Send private message

I'm looking to buy an iPhone XS while I'm out of country (Canada), as it works out much cheaper.

 

The only issue is, I see the Canada model lacks LTE band 28 which appears to be in use by Spark and Vodafone. Is this a major issue?


DjShadow
3320 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2090849 14-Sep-2018 18:48
Send private message

xxrlle:

 

I'm looking to buy an iPhone XS while I'm out of country (Canada), as it works out much cheaper.

 

The only issue is, I see the Canada model lacks LTE band 28 which appears to be in use by Spark and Vodafone. Is this a major issue?

 

 

2degrees use Band 28 also. The phone would work on 3G ok in NZ but you will find 4G coverage more limited to metro areas.

 

If you have a look at https://gis.geek.nz it will have a map of all NZ towers and you can see which frequencies are used at each site to give you an idea.


waikariboy
575 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2090854 14-Sep-2018 19:04
Send private message

ordered, took 2mins iPhone XS Max 512GB.





Balm its gone!


xxrlle
4 posts

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user


  #2090857 14-Sep-2018 19:08
Send private message

Still can't get through on the apple website on any of chrome, safari or firefox. "We'll be right back"


WolfChop
121 posts

Master Geek


  #2090859 14-Sep-2018 19:09
Send private message

xxrlle:

 

Still can't get through on the apple website on any of chrome, safari or firefox. "We'll be right back"

 

 

 

 

Same here. On my computer and my phone.


waikariboy
575 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2090860 14-Sep-2018 19:09
Send private message

xxrlle:

 

Still can't get through on the apple website on any of chrome, safari or firefox. "We'll be right back"

 

 

 

 

what about app.





Balm its gone!


Benjip
746 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #2090862 14-Sep-2018 19:14
Send private message

Managed to get my XS Max order in but the 2degrees online store wouldn't let me update my delivery address to my work address (when I tried, it said "Something's not working as it should", so I just went ahead with the existing home address).

 

@2degreesCare , will I be able to update the delivery address before next Friday?


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 36
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32


NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00


Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34


Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.