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post #2656 of 3195
AT&T, but that's a moot point. It's not as if Apple and the carriers were surprised by this event. It literally would have involved both of them going to Amazon and saying we need some more bandwidth.

Really pathetic in 2016 to not figure this out.
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Thread Starter 
Just saying, maybe AT&T is the point of failure, not Apple. But I don't know.

But yeah, that sounds frustrating.
post #2658 of 3195
Thread Starter 
Random observation:

It's really amazing the level of emotion Apple announcements and releases inspire.
post #2659 of 3195
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

Random observation:

It's really amazing the level of emotion Apple announcements and releases inspire.

Right - 84 hours talking about a new camera when even a completely awkward Zuck or Gates or Musk or Page can say something in a minute that is much more coherent.

You can watch Jobs introducing the original Apple II, the Mac 128k, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad - they were all shorter speeches. Correct me if I'm wrong - I'd say they were more transformative products.
post #2660 of 3195
It's fucking amateur hour over there.



Seriously how fucking hard could this be?

Fuck this. Get a simple god damn system in place.
Edited by ramuman - 9/9/16 at 3:14am
post #2661 of 3195
Yikes, godspeed with your order ramubrah. I second Chet's thinking -- it looks like it's AT&T who dun goof'd.

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ChetB -- yes, you should have gotten the JetBlack devil.gif
post #2662 of 3195
The rich text editor worked on my MBA but now with this MBP it's not working. Anybody have a fix?
post #2663 of 3195
Fighting the urge to pre-order a matte black iPhone so I can wait to see what the Nexus/Pixel will be like.
post #2664 of 3195
Apple was showing 2-3 weeks to ship so I ended up preordering from Best Buy. Has anyone ever done preorders through Best Buy before? It says I can pick it up on the 16th but it's Best Buy so I'm expecting disappointment.
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A little late here (or is it hear?) but the current lightning port has analog audio out.  I listen to my phone in my car with it (and charge it at the same time).  No DAC needed.  Sounds just fine.

 

Dont get what all the fuss is about.  I still severely miss my blackberry full keyboard but there is no way in hell I'm going back to it.  

post #2666 of 3195
Courage is buying the $159 Apple Air Pods and then going home to tell your spouse what you bought and for how much.
post #2667 of 3195

Enrolling in iPhone's upgrade program definitely raised my wife's eyebrows as well lol.... scared to buy the Air Pods but probably gonna pull the trigger.... YOLO! 

 

Went 7+ Silver/White 128g and got the Saddle Brown leather case.... delivery date apparently next Friday 

post #2668 of 3195
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

Just saying, maybe AT&T is the point of failure, not Apple. But I don't know.

But yeah, that sounds frustrating.

 

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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Yikes, godspeed with your order ramubrah. I second Chet's thinking -- it looks like it's AT&T who dun goof'd.

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ChetB -- yes, you should have gotten the JetBlack devil.gif

 

Had a couple friends as well who couldn't place the order through AT&T last night at launch - fwiw, I bought through the Apple Store app on my iPhone, and it was a really easy, seamless process.  

post #2669 of 3195
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

A little late here (or is it hear?) but the current lightning port has analog audio out.  I listen to my phone in my car with it (and charge it at the same time).  No DAC needed.  Sounds just fine.

I looked into this some more last night. Lightning is a completely digital cable and it is incapable of carrying an analog signal. Any digital audio carried by a Lightning cable must be converted to analog at some point by a DAC. DACs can be incredibly small and inexpensive, in fact TI makes some that are about the size of the year on a penny for less than a buck when purchased in bulk.

Here's a teardown of Apple's Lightning to 30 pin adapter:
https://www.chipworks.com/about-chipworks/overview/blog/inside-apple-lightning-30-pin-adapter

The Wolfson DAC in that adapter is actually pretty good, better than the DAC in the phone so you could actually upgrade the audio just by using this adapter. You can see how tiny the thing is though:


If your car has a Lightning port, then it also has a DAC it is using to convert the signal to analog. As I mentioned, these do not need to be expensive and with all the ambient cabin noise in most cars, I doubt many are.
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You guys just know Mophie and other battery case makers are going to quickly come out with new models that have a headphone jack built in. Won't it be great spending $99 on a case to get the battery time and headphone jacks we could have if Apple didn't keep making the phones so damn slim?
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