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The Apple Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ChetB, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. the shah

    the shah Well-Known Member

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    what's going on ? trump hand syndrome or something else ?

    i'm hoping i'll enjoy the big real estate since it's not my daily but just work phone, so can use it to read books too ? backorder shows ship date in november though :confused:
     
  2. AloysiusSF

    AloysiusSF Well-Known Member

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    I made the jump to the 7 plus (from a 6).... mixed feelings but overall think it's worth it - some thoughts:

    1. One-Hand Useability - think I have average sized hands for a 6' tall guy - the test for me is when I'm walking around running errands or taking out the dog - I can't really type with one hand, but can navigate through/open apps and read stuff, or control podcast/music settings - verdict: if i were in a walking city like NY, I don't think the 7 plus is portable enough for daily use. In LA though where I have to drive a lot, it's not ideal but fine for my daily - i also suspect i'll get used to this and not think twice soon enough....

    2. Increased Real Estate - simply put, it's awesome and can't believe how much more enjoyment I get from the device due to this - you could read books on it for sure

    3. Battery Life - I can get through one day with average use - end of the day I'm at ~10% batt life or so - I wouldn't say this is fantastic - if I had a heavy use day doubt I'd make it through the day

    4. Camera - I've read reviews saying it's not all that much better than the 6 plus - coming from a 6 though, the improvement is pretty noticeable - psyched for the bokeh software to go public
     
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  3. NaTionS

    NaTionS Well-Known Member

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    I've got long fingers so typing one handed is not a problem.

    Just waiting for Power Support to come out with an Air Jacket case for it.
     
  4. the shah

    the shah Well-Known Member

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    Swype (better on android) or Gboard make it really easy for one handed even for little frogs [​IMG]

    Also coming from 6 so glad to hear camera will be nicer
     
  5. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    I use my phone one handed a lot and the plus is just too wide for that. I'm 6'1" and have pretty big hands / long fingers and it's still a pain. I end up having to adjust my grip and phone positioning too much.

    I also don't take many pictures so the dual cameras, while nice, aren't as big of a sticking point for me.

    I know I'll miss the battery life and higher resolution, but that's about it.
     
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  6. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Downloaded the 10.1 public beta for dat bokeh. So far it's meh for me. I don't need this.
     
  7. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    Getting bokeh with a real camera is more satisfying anyway.
     
  8. NaTionS

    NaTionS Well-Known Member

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    Pressing the home button when the phone is laying on a desk is terrible.
     
  9. GreenFrog

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    Agree ^.

    Now I'm flip-flopping on just keeping my 6S. I think I may end up doing that. There's nothing on the 7 that is a must-have for me, esp coming from a 6S. Only issue on the 6S I have is the atrocious battery life.

    --

    In other news, here are some awesome BT buds that are very high quality for the price:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GNYFT8E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I just got them delivered and I'm very impressed at the sound quality.. like blown away. I couldn't recommend these more.
     
  10. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    I think I'd miss the new Taptic Engine and how apps can tap into its API for special vibrations (e.g, how it pulsates when you're spinning through a picker view like the timer in the clock app).

    That and the home button, though I think they could make a fourth option that vibrates even harder. I've been on 3 now and it feels like it's weaker and weaker the more I use the phone. There needs to be a very hard vibration option.
     
  11. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    i can see why you would want this
     
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  12. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Cause I like to fist my cock hole with the 7 plus?

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  13. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    That escalated quickly.
     
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  14. sonick

    sonick Well-Known Member

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    Let's all be mature adults here.
     
  15. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Says the guy with a gif avatar of anime sex!
     
  16. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    Also see sig lol
     
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  17. omgitswes

    omgitswes Well-Known Member

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    I'm really tempted to get the watch, only thing that makes me hesitant is spending close to 600 on a watch and having it become obsolete a couple years later. That is what has held me back from getting any smart watch
     
  18. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have experience with Apple's leather iPhone cases? I already asked Greenfrog about it and was wondering if anyone else has used them. I really like the look of the saddle brown case and have read it fits the phone like a glove. What I would like to know is the quality of the leather as Apple is not very transparent with the grade they use.
     
  19. ChetB

    ChetB Well-Known Member

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    I use the leather case. Feels like plastic almost when you first start using it but breaks in a little over time.

    Used to have slits for the buttons to stick through, but they added plastic button covers on the 7 case. They also added the apple logo to the back, used to be plain.

    Don't expect to be blown away, but it fits well and has a low profile.
     

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