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post #2326 of 3289
The last times I was genuinely wow'ed by Apple was with the iPhone 4 and the Macbook Air (2nd gen, not first).

5.5 years later, I'm still using the same MBA I bought my senior year of college. I bought it with my money at the time, so it was a sizable purchase.
post #2327 of 3289
2nd gen MBA was much better than the first and I really liked it. First iPad was also a wow for me due to its battery life.
post #2328 of 3289
Yeah I remember my friend getting the first iPad as a gift when we were in college and we were blown away by the thing.

Makes me feel old AF to think that there are little kids growing up with retina iPads as if they ain't no special thang.

😭😭😭😭😭
post #2329 of 3289
I was wowed by the SE. Not in terms of the specs or design (which is years old after all), but that they'd spec it as they did at the price point.

Of course, maybe it speaks to my overall lowered expectations of Apple that I'm wowed by the fact that they actually did something that makes sense to me/was substantially in line with what I was hoping for.
post #2330 of 3289
I just ordered an SE for pick up. Going to see if I can work without the faster Touch ID and 3D Touch.
post #2331 of 3289
Good lord the 5s feels like a toy lol. Sucks that I can't pair my watch with this phone without impairing from my 6s.

Def missed one handed use! And I'm already missing 3D Touch a tad.
post #2332 of 3289
Yeah this is going back. Feels like multiple steps backward and I miss the extra screen real estate.

LTE is also noticeably slower and shit takes longer to load.

Battery life is phenomenal though.
post #2333 of 3289
I've never figured out 3D Touch. What are the best uses?
post #2334 of 3289
Best use so far was probably the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition app, that let you touch the photos in 3D.
post #2335 of 3289
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I've never figured out 3D Touch. What are the best uses?

I use it for home screen shortcuts a lot and to preview pages on safari.

It's especially useful on sf when you're on the main forum page. Just 3D Touch one of the sub forums to see if any threads of interest have new poasts.

Pop into it if so. Release if nothing interesting.

Edit: back on my 6s. This just feels right. Whew.
Edited by GreenFrog - 4/22/16 at 2:34pm
post #2336 of 3289
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Cord itself is a POS, but big part of the problem for iPhone (at least for me) is that it plugs into the bottom of the phone. So end of day when I'm laying in bed on my back with the phone on my chest, there's constant pressure on the cord. They should put a right angle connector on them.

They should also update iOS so that the screen flips if you hold the phone upside down. Some apps allow this, but the OS doesn't.

 

I bought 2 Anker nylon braided cables (Apple MFI certified) from Amazon for $10 and now she has no issues

post #2337 of 3289
I can't believe it's been the better part of half a decade since this:

https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/08/24Letter-from-Steve-Jobs.html

After their recent earnings, I wonder if the innovation hysteresis that Jobs left behind has been finally used up. It'd be a shame, because Apple is one of a handful of larger (>$10B; obviously AAPL is way beyond that) Si Valley companies that I respect.
post #2338 of 3289
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I can't believe it's been the better part of half a decade since this:

https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/08/24Letter-from-Steve-Jobs.html

After their recent earnings, I wonder if the innovation hysteresis that Jobs left behind has been finally used up. It'd be a shame, because Apple is one of a handful of larger (>$10B; obviously AAPL is way beyond that) Si Valley companies that I respect.

The first time around he was fired by Apple, 31 years ago.
post #2339 of 3289
Fuck you Apple. I've been using my iPhone as an alarm for a few years now and today it failed me. Didn't go off at all and caused me to be extremely late to a job I just started three weeks ago. Reflected badly on me and I've decided I can no longer trust it will "just work". Bought an alarm clock as a back up so this never happens again. plain.gif
post #2340 of 3289
If your ringer volume is turned down that could cause the alarm to "not go off"
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