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  Reply # 1627511 11-Sep-2016 17:42
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Hahaha nah. He has offered to give it back to me and I've said no. He's been using a really crappy phone for ages so he deserved it. I will buy a $100-200 phone that hopefully lasts 4-5 months

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  Reply # 1627513 11-Sep-2016 17:53
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I'm quite happy to go through a couple of weeks of inconvenience rather than a full cycle with an inferior phone. Not quite sure what is changing peoples opinion. Samsung are doing a great job in most parts of the world from what I can gather. The US being one exception. But there again, what else could you expect with the US?

 

Aussie stocks arrive on the 21st from what I read somewhere, so I assume NZ will be very close to that. The recall has been handled exceptionally well down under, so don't let the FUD that is being spread now influence your judgement.

 

In my opinion, Samsung have set the bar at a level that is to be commended. I for one think that is worth supporting and hopefully towards the end of this month, I will have the best phone with the best battery that money can buy.


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  Reply # 1627524 11-Sep-2016 18:24
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MissyMoo: Hahaha nah. He has offered to give it back to me and I've said no. He's been using a really crappy phone for ages so he deserved it. I will buy a $100-200 phone that hopefully lasts 4-5 months

 

there are probably a few J5's around going cheap these days on trademe


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  Reply # 1627552 11-Sep-2016 19:12
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I will have a look thanks =)

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  Reply # 1627639 11-Sep-2016 23:54
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Happy to carry on using my iPhone 6+ until (a) there has been some water under the bridge on the iPhone 7 so we know what's what and (b) the Note is available from stock with the new battery.

 

Unusually, my wife's phone is being upgraded 'immediately' and mine isn't so I will be able to test drive the iPhone 7+ and see what that is like first hand in advance, so that'll be fun.






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  Reply # 1627643 12-Sep-2016 00:50
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Is it just me or does it feel like a lot is being made of a missing 3.5mm Jack?

The Moto Z did it and no one picked on it. I know Apple is a more popular brand but it's customers have always been willing to pay a premium price.

I think a missing jack is not going to affect the average i-user. Surely they're used to the dongle life by now (note apple's change to lightning)? Okay that's a bit tongue in cheek...

I think Apple's biggest problem is this: it's a bit boring.
Customer x goes to upgrade their iPhone 6 to the latest iPhone 7, comes home and an hour later they've restored their content from iCloud...aaaand they have a device that looks and feels exactly like their old 6 or 5...

No new toys immediately noticeable - sure it's a little faster thanks to the new processor (but not everyone's subscribed to geekzone and the layman won't know the power it's actually packing). Maybe the camera if they buy the 7 plus will be novel for a little while.

And the one thing OS fragmentation is good for is that it allows us to feel like things have changed from the last device...The Note 7 for example - even Samsung's customizations change from device to device; there's new functionality - tangible changes in OS behaviour. Whether it be new stylus operations or just the new de-greased look of the latest touchwiz... Something is always a bit different with each android device.

Apple...just roll out the latest iOS to every Apple iPhone at once. In fact the look and feel of iOS has changed very little since the 2007 iPhone (bar the change away from skeuomorphism).

In some ways Apple's like the Porsche of the tech world... If it ain't broke don't fix it - fine tune it under the hood but leave the design unchanged.

There's nothing wrong with Apple's approach though and most of what I say is my opinionated dribble... But does anyone else see it this way?


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  Reply # 1627697 12-Sep-2016 08:54
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VKoil: Is it just me or does it feel like a lot is being made of a missing 3.5mm Jack?

The Moto Z did it and no one picked on it. I know Apple is a more popular brand but it's customers have always been willing to pay a premium price.

I think a missing jack is not going to affect the average i-user. Surely they're used to the dongle life by now (note apple's change to lightning)? Okay that's a bit tongue in cheek...

I think Apple's biggest problem is this: it's a bit boring.
Customer x goes to upgrade their iPhone 6 to the latest iPhone 7, comes home and an hour later they've restored their content from iCloud...aaaand they have a device that looks and feels exactly like their old 6 or 5...

No new toys immediately noticeable - sure it's a little faster thanks to the new processor (but not everyone's subscribed to geekzone and the layman won't know the power it's actually packing). Maybe the camera if they buy the 7 plus will be novel for a little while.

And the one thing OS fragmentation is good for is that it allows us to feel like things have changed from the last device...The Note 7 for example - even Samsung's customizations change from device to device; there's new functionality - tangible changes in OS behaviour. Whether it be new stylus operations or just the new de-greased look of the latest touchwiz... Something is always a bit different with each android device.

Apple...just roll out the latest iOS to every Apple iPhone at once. In fact the look and feel of iOS has changed very little since the 2007 iPhone (bar the change away from skeuomorphism).

In some ways Apple's like the Porsche of the tech world... If it ain't broke don't fix it - fine tune it under the hood but leave the design unchanged.

There's nothing wrong with Apple's approach though and most of what I say is my opinionated dribble... But does anyone else see it this way?

 

I couldn't agree more


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  Reply # 1627732 12-Sep-2016 09:25
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VKoil: Is it just me or does it feel like a lot is being made of a missing 3.5mm Jack?

The Moto Z did it and no one picked on it. I know Apple is a more popular brand but it's customers have always been willing to pay a premium price.

I think a missing jack is not going to affect the average i-user. Surely they're used to the dongle life by now (note apple's change to lightning)? Okay that's a bit tongue in cheek...

I think Apple's biggest problem is this: it's a bit boring.
Customer x goes to upgrade their iPhone 6 to the latest iPhone 7, comes home and an hour later they've restored their content from iCloud...aaaand they have a device that looks and feels exactly like their old 6 or 5...

No new toys immediately noticeable - sure it's a little faster thanks to the new processor (but not everyone's subscribed to geekzone and the layman won't know the power it's actually packing). Maybe the camera if they buy the 7 plus will be novel for a little while.

And the one thing OS fragmentation is good for is that it allows us to feel like things have changed from the last device...The Note 7 for example - even Samsung's customizations change from device to device; there's new functionality - tangible changes in OS behaviour. Whether it be new stylus operations or just the new de-greased look of the latest touchwiz... Something is always a bit different with each android device.

Apple...just roll out the latest iOS to every Apple iPhone at once. In fact the look and feel of iOS has changed very little since the 2007 iPhone (bar the change away from skeuomorphism).

In some ways Apple's like the Porsche of the tech world... If it ain't broke don't fix it - fine tune it under the hood but leave the design unchanged.

There's nothing wrong with Apple's approach though and most of what I say is my opinionated dribble... But does anyone else see it this way?

 

For your average i-user, the jack is probably not a big thing. For audio lovers, I suspect it is, but we are a small group in the overall user population. Moto dropping it was probably ignored because Moto is such a small player. I hope other manufacturers fight apple on this and keep it in kit for the foreseeable future as a point of differentiation over apple.

 

I agree with your sentiments. One thing about apple that I don't like is that they deliberately underspec some functionality to keep up their sleeve for the next release. Up until this latest release it was the 16GB storage when virtually all other flagships had moved on (name me one flagship from last year other than apple that shipped with 16GB with no ability to expand). This year, it's the 1080 screen when virtually everyone else has upped their resolution. Not too bad on the smaller iPhone, but on the plus version this is a spec deficiency that defies the $1,500+ price.

 

But, there's enough apple fans out there to keep buying the underspec'ed kit, so I guess no incentive for apple to change.

 

 


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  Reply # 1627754 12-Sep-2016 10:09
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Is there anyone who still has their Note 7? The Samsung website is still saying that it is a voluntary replacement.


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  Reply # 1627756 12-Sep-2016 10:11
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Lilly I still have mine but I'm going to take it in for a full refund this week.

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  Reply # 1627757 12-Sep-2016 10:14
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MissyMoo: Lilly I still have mine but I'm going to take it in for a full refund this week.

 

Glad to know I'm not the only one! Just haven't had a chance to do anything about it.


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  Reply # 1627772 12-Sep-2016 10:38
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Lilly:

 

MissyMoo: Lilly I still have mine but I'm going to take it in for a full refund this week.

 

Glad to know I'm not the only one! Just haven't had a chance to do anything about it.

 

 

 

 

Yeah I still have mine and am using it daily, maybe not so smart but its a great phone.  I just make sure when I charge it, its only until its full and then unplug it, and generally charge it during the day not when Im sleeping.

 

 


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  Reply # 1627774 12-Sep-2016 10:43
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zackwolf:

 

Lilly:

 

MissyMoo: Lilly I still have mine but I'm going to take it in for a full refund this week.

 

Glad to know I'm not the only one! Just haven't had a chance to do anything about it.

 

 

 

Yeah I still have mine and am using it daily, maybe not so smart but its a great phone.  I just make sure when I charge it, its only until its full and then unplug it, and generally charge it during the day not when Im sleeping.

 

 

Yup that is exactly what I am doing too. Now seriously considering going back to iPhone. Such a pain having to deal with all of this.




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  Reply # 1627776 12-Sep-2016 10:48
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zackwolf:

 

Lilly:

 

MissyMoo: Lilly I still have mine but I'm going to take it in for a full refund this week.

 

Glad to know I'm not the only one! Just haven't had a chance to do anything about it.

 

 

 

 

Yeah I still have mine and am using it daily, maybe not so smart but its a great phone.  I just make sure when I charge it, its only until its full and then unplug it, and generally charge it during the day not when Im sleeping.

 

 

 

 

... with 'fast charge' switched off I guess.

 

I thought that Samsung's most recent official line is that all N7's must be returned. 'Voluntary' recall on their part but owners are instructed to turn off, not charge, not use and return to seller.


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  Reply # 1627786 12-Sep-2016 11:09
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Lilly:

 

zackwolf:

 

Lilly:

 

MissyMoo: Lilly I still have mine but I'm going to take it in for a full refund this week.

 

Glad to know I'm not the only one! Just haven't had a chance to do anything about it.

 

 

 

Yeah I still have mine and am using it daily, maybe not so smart but its a great phone.  I just make sure when I charge it, its only until its full and then unplug it, and generally charge it during the day not when Im sleeping.

 

 

Yup that is exactly what I am doing too. Now seriously considering going back to iPhone. Such a pain having to deal with all of this.

 

 

 

 

Yeah def a pain in the a** dealing with it, however the fact they are replacing as soon as stock is availbale I think is great... Extra bonus for me, my Note 7 fell out of my pocket and has a tiny crack on the top right.  Shame it happened to the phone that they are going to replace.  

 

I thought of going back to my iphone or even the new iphone instead, however I am of the opinion that Apple dont deserve my business at present, there isnt really enough innovation in their new product to warrant going back... And I was a apple fanboy for many many years... 

 

Only my opinion tho.


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