Apple Thread II

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by Mafro » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:39 pm

My 6S easily lasts the day but I got a little Anker rechargeable battery thing if I'm out all day and going to be using my phone a lot, it gives around a full charge and a half of the phone when fully charged and it does it really fast too so it wasn't bad for around £12 off Amazon.
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by zXe » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:07 pm

Does anyone know if it's possible to hide news from tabloids like the sun etc on the news app widget or can recommend a better news widget? I really don't care about these shitty headlines on my homepage.

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by BOR » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:24 pm

zXe wrote:Does anyone know if it's possible to hide news from tabloids like the sun etc on the news app widget or can recommend a better news widget? I really don't care about these shitty headlines on my homepage.

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Yes, go on the main screen when you unlocked and slide right to access the widget settings. There is an edit button that you can edit what you like. Hope it helps you. :)
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Cuttooth » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:05 pm

Go into the main News app and click the share icon on one of The Sun's articles, there should be an option to mute the source, which should keep it from showing up anywhere in your feed.

EDIT - Oh it's actually called the Action button, I never knew that.
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by zXe » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:41 pm

Cheers guys. Cuttooth that was the specific thing I needed, no more sun or mirror etc =)
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by KK » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:02 am

Turns out the demise of Apple's products were greatly exaggerated...

BBC News wrote:Apple: iPhone 7 helps US giant return to growth

Apple has reported its highest quarterly revenue, as the iPhone 7 helped it return to a growth in sales in the final three months of 2016.

In its first full quarter since the iPhone 7's release, Apple reported net sales of $78.4bn (£62.3bn), up 3% on the same period a year ago.

Chief executive Tim Cook said Apple had sold "more iPhones than ever before".

It had also set new records for revenues from its Mac, Apple Watch and services divisions, he said.[

iPhone recovery

"We're thrilled to report that our holiday quarter results generated Apple's highest quarterly revenue ever, and broke multiple records along the way," Mr Cook said.

Apple had suffered three quarters in a row of falling revenue as intensifying competition, particularly from Chinese rivals, hit sales of its flagship iPhone.

In April, the firm reported its first fall in quarterly revenue since 2003, hurt by slowing sales in China.

A continued slowdown in iPhone sales led to Apple then reporting a drop in annual revenue in October, the first such fall in 15 years.

Apple shares rose 3% in after-hours trading following signs of a recovery in the latest results.

The firm said it had sold 78.3m iPhones in the three months to 31 December, up from 74.8m a year before.

It reported revenue of $54.3bn from iPhone sales, plus $7.2bn from the Mac, $5.5bn from the iPad, $7.1bn from services and $4.0bn from other products, including the Apple Watch.


However, Apple warned that iPhone sales would miss analysts' expectations in the current quarter.

It suggested that customers were holding back on phone upgrades in anticipation of the launch of the tenth anniversary iPhone later this year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38819207

Big uptake of Android users swapping over too apparently - the highest ever.

If this keeps up I can see a number of manufacturers pulling out of the mobile market.

The internet: they've removed USB ports and the headphone jack!
The masses: couldn't give a strawberry float.

The only negative in the latest figures is that sales of the iPad are down around 20%.
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by Errkal » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:55 am

I think it times where people have less money they want a device that will last at the very least he contract term and Android just does punt seem to do it very well so they see iPhones as a better use of money as it will stay alive past the contract end. Plus as they hold value better you some resale at the end too.

I'm quite likely to go iOS in my next phone part ply for that reason and partly that Android hasn't really moved forward in years and only developments are in different oems adding their own bits which is stupid.

After having an iPad I have seen how well put together iOS is in comparison and really like that.i used to want to rom phones etc. I can't be arsed now and I think general appetite for that has fallen away.
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by That's not a growth » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:00 am

While I enjoy my ipad, and unhappy with how little time even Google now guarantees updates for their phones, I still wouldn't pay iPhone prices for a phone. £250 is probably the max I'd go, but £200 ideally.
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by Errkal » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:05 am

My phone is out of contract in 6 months so I've been looking into it all.

iPhones ooose about 50% of value over 2 years, or at least that's what it looks like where as most android phones loose that is 6 - 12 months. So if you buy an iPhone at £800 you'll get a chunk back to use on the next one making that one less of a hit.

The first one is a bit hit but it gets easier, sadly decent phones that won't have storage issues or be gooseberry fool just cost gooseberry fool loads now.
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Mafro » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:32 am

KKLEIN wrote:Turns out the demise of Apple's products were greatly exaggerated...

BBC News wrote:Apple: iPhone 7 helps US giant return to growth

Apple has reported its highest quarterly revenue, as the iPhone 7 helped it return to a growth in sales in the final three months of 2016.

In its first full quarter since the iPhone 7's release, Apple reported net sales of $78.4bn (£62.3bn), up 3% on the same period a year ago.

Chief executive Tim Cook said Apple had sold "more iPhones than ever before".

It had also set new records for revenues from its Mac, Apple Watch and services divisions, he said.[

iPhone recovery

"We're thrilled to report that our holiday quarter results generated Apple's highest quarterly revenue ever, and broke multiple records along the way," Mr Cook said.

Apple had suffered three quarters in a row of falling revenue as intensifying competition, particularly from Chinese rivals, hit sales of its flagship iPhone.

In April, the firm reported its first fall in quarterly revenue since 2003, hurt by slowing sales in China.

A continued slowdown in iPhone sales led to Apple then reporting a drop in annual revenue in October, the first such fall in 15 years.

Apple shares rose 3% in after-hours trading following signs of a recovery in the latest results.

The firm said it had sold 78.3m iPhones in the three months to 31 December, up from 74.8m a year before.

It reported revenue of $54.3bn from iPhone sales, plus $7.2bn from the Mac, $5.5bn from the iPad, $7.1bn from services and $4.0bn from other products, including the Apple Watch.


However, Apple warned that iPhone sales would miss analysts' expectations in the current quarter.

It suggested that customers were holding back on phone upgrades in anticipation of the launch of the tenth anniversary iPhone later this year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38819207

Big uptake of Android users swapping over too apparently - the highest ever.

If this keeps up I can see a number of manufacturers pulling out of the mobile market.

The internet: they've removed USB ports and the headphone jack!
The masses: couldn't give a strawberry float.

The only negative in the latest figures is that sales of the iPad are down around 20%.

Not surprised at that. The mass faux-outrage over the headphone jack removal was crazy.
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Lotus » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:14 pm

Does anyone use the Podcasts app regularly? I've got an iPhone from work, and have started to use it to listen to podcasts in the car. The app is really shitty though, and one of the problems is the following:

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See that bar near the bottom with 'The Second Touch' on it? This seems to be constantly there. Even if I delete the podcast it relates to, it's still there. How do I get rid of this thing without starting a new podcast?
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by That's not a growth » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:27 pm

Personally i use pocketcasts which is great.
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by Mafro » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:54 pm

Lotus wrote:Does anyone use the Podcasts app regularly? I've got an iPhone from work, and have started to use it to listen to podcasts in the car. The app is really shitty though, and one of the problems is the following:

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See that bar near the bottom with 'The Second Touch' on it? This seems to be constantly there. Even if I delete the podcast it relates to, it's still there. How do I get rid of this thing without starting a new podcast?

I recommend using Overcast instead of the official Apple podcast app. It's free and one of the best podcast apps.
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Lotus » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:52 pm

Will check those out, thanks guys.
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by massimo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:40 am

Another vote for overcast.
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by zXe » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:05 pm

Is anyone here satisfied with the quality of the iPhone 7 camera? I look at my photos and they just don't seem that great, especially when you zoom in a little you can see them get blurry/grainy. Is this normal? I read a lot of people saying they have similar issues to some extent. I just expected better from a phone this expensive. I hear taking photos in natural lighting is best, but they still lack that sharp/crispness you'd expect.
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by Floex » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:36 pm

You never want to zoom in if you want your photos to remain sharp. Low light conditions are pretty shabby, but nice and clear in day light on my 6s.
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Cuttooth » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:15 pm

Did everyone else get a request to log in to your Apple ID when updating to 10.3.1?

That seemed a bit weird, especially as I skipped it and it appears to be signed in anyway? :?
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Super Dragon 64 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:13 am

Is there a way to add music to an iPod Touch without a computer? Can I upload my music somewhere and download it via Wi-Fi?
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PostRe: Apple Thread II
by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:21 am

Cuttooth wrote:Did everyone else get a request to log in to your Apple ID when updating to 10.3.1?

That seemed a bit weird, especially as I skipped it and it appears to be signed in anyway? :?


I had the same thing and also skipped it (and still seem to be signed in).

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