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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Which case are you using - if any?

I'm thinking of buying Apple's leather case. I've never used a case, but this thing is super sliperry. TI needs to talk me off the ledge.

I was using my old iPhone 6 case. Had to cut a bigger slot for the camera but it was just meant as a temporary solution. Bought the saddle brown leather case from Apple today. Thing is REALLY nice. I'm very impressed so far. It feels high quality and fit the phone perfectly. It's a tad more slippery then my old non leather but I'll get used to it.
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It'll get more grippy as oil from your fingers make it into the leather. 

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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

My trusty hackintosh MacPro is getting a bit long in the tooth. I would replace it with an iMac (which was what I had before but got sick of waiting for substantial updates, which hasn't changed) but am considering the rumoured MacBook Pro. Does anyone run a laptop hooked up as a desktop most of the time (with 2 monitors, HDD array, occasional Wacom, etc)? I use it mostly for 'the Cyber', MS Word and Powerpoint.

I'm in the same boat and am waiting to see what updates each receives. And how many ports they manage to remove from the MacBook Pro.
post #2959 of 3300

I know this is the Apple thread but I'm still going to ask: Roku 3 or Apple TV 4?  

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I'd say hold off. We might be seeing a new Apple TV soon.

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In other news, pretty pleased with the battery life on my 7. Gets me through a full day without recharging. I'd have to charge my 6s 2-3x a day.
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Astonishing level of attention to detail.

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I had the first 3 generations of the Apple TVs. After I got my smart TV, haven't seen any thing differentiating about an Apple TV. The TV supports HBO Go, Netflix, You Tube, etc. The only differentiator is the iTunes Store.
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Astonishing level of attention to detail.


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post #2965 of 3300
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I had the first 3 generations of the Apple TVs. After I got my smart TV, haven't seen any thing differentiating about an Apple TV. The TV supports HBO Go, Netflix, You Tube, etc. The only differentiator is the iTunes Store.

I've got a Playstation 3 and a Chromecast. As nice as I feel like being able to sling things to my tv via Airplay would be, I can't rationalize the purchase of another device.
post #2966 of 3300
I found this an interesting read. iFixit did a full break down, including an x-ray of Apple's new headphone adapter.

http://ifixit.org/blog/8448/apple-audio-adapter-teardown/

Their take away is Apple did a fairly good job with it and the sound that the DAC it houses provides.

Comments did contain one note that I have yet to see pointed out elsewhere in regards to the audio tests that have been made:
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Notes: The German measurements are only valid for iPhones shipped in Europe, due to EU regulations about maximum volume enforced for devices that ship with headphones – the connector used with a U.S. iPhone will exhibit higher output voltages (and as a consequence a relative higher DNR and lower noise floor)
post #2967 of 3300
I got the leather case in black. The saddle brown looked great, but I'm not that baller. First time I've had a case in 17 years of owning a cell phone. Initial thoughts are that it is unobtrusive. The leather isn't great quality but seems to get the job done.

Also I've had zero issues using the adapter with my Shure headphones. It's tiny enough to fit in the case which the headphones came with. Not sure what all the fuss is about. Doubt I'll get Bluetooth headphones until something matches the sound quality of the Shures. The adapter is a perfectly viable solution day to day.
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Not sure what all the fuss is about.

 

I think the fuss comes in when people want to charge and use audio out at the same time. For plebs like me with no USB in the car it's pretty important. 

post #2969 of 3300
Or for people like me who use different sets of headphones and don't want to deal with buying a bunch of dongles.

The dongles cost as much has half of my headphones. E.g. I keep a set of $10 isolating earbuds in my little sack of travel cables/chargers. That way when I pack for something, I've already got them.

But if I am wandering around the city and want to listen to something, I want something standard like apple earbuds or amazon buds that don't have a rubber seal...then I can hear the outside better and I don't get any cable noise.

Or maybe I am at work and want to use the big over the hear headphones.

Dongles are stupid, and its not like I could just slowly switch everything over to lightning-headphones, because in addition to the problem ethan points out, something like my work computer is never going to have lightning audio out...my tablet doesn't have lightning audio...no other devices I would use my headphones with have lightning audio.
post #2970 of 3300
I think my point was that it's not really a bunch of dongles - it's one that can be left on the headphones. Charging might be annoying in some situations. That's essentially the only dongle you'd need and go to monoprice and pick up a spliter for cheap.

I'm glad Apple is pushing. Change always affects and scares people, but you need it for progress.
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