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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    It probably is a third-party bookmark app to the Google Maps site. I heard on one of the TWiT podcast this week that Google is in the process of submitting a native app for the iTunes/iOS app store. Which will be subject to approval by Apple.
     
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  2. GreenFrog

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    I'm at 40% battery life with 5 hours of usage and 18 hours and 25 minutes of standby time.

    LTE and location services are always on, bluetooth always off, and wi-fi has been on for the past two hours.

    Screen brightness is at roughly 50% with auto-brightness on. I'm typically a stickler for full brightness, but the iPhone 5's screen is brighter overall so even at 50%, I'm very satisfied.

    I don't stream music or watch videos all that much, so I'm only ever using the browser, SMS, email, and Maps.

    So far I'm VERY pleased with the battery life. It's just absolutely mind-blowing how TERRIBLE my Galaxy Nexus' battery life was compared to the iPhone's. It's honestly a joke.

    I'm 85% sure I can get through the day tomorrow with the remaining 40% charge, which will be good because I can then deplete the battery by EOD tomorrow and calibrate the battery meter.
     
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  3. CalTex

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    you dont have to calibrate the battery every week brah.

    JM have you come across anything stating that "scuff gate" is actually legit? lol...serious question though.
     
  4. gettoasty

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    I am leaving my phone at home tomorrow in anticipation for my case to come in first. Not going to risk it!
     
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    Went ahead and got a white 64GB

    My last 2 have been black. Time for a change.

    I did it thru the next day store pickup thingy but have not gotten the 'go pick it up' email.
     
  6. Despos

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    Started with a full charge at 7AM on Monday and at present I am at 50% with the iphone5. Normal use, maybe a little extra use learning new features on the phone.

    First day, ran the battery down until the phone turned off. Let it sit for two hours. Four hours to fully charge plus 5 hours, 9 hours total charging time. Consistently goy 4 days with a full charge on my 3S doing this. They say these batteries don't have memory issues but i would calibrate like this every 6 weeks to 2 months and got great battery life. Always waited for the phone to reach the red indicator or below 10% before charging. Used long cycles, didn't charge the phone unless it was necessary. It was worth the OCD charging style to avoid the aggravation and frustration of a short battery lifespan and recharging daily. A hipster at a non Apple, independent, boutique type Mac repair shop told me about taking care of the battery like this.
     
  7. Piobaire

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    Please to explain this "battery calibration." I've always used my phone all day, for all kinds of stuff, and plugged in every night. Am I dong it wrong?
     
  8. Jr Mouse

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    I'm not a huge fan of crowds either, but to be fair you did visit the store right after a major product launch. It's expected that the stores would be even more crowded then usual. You were not the only one with the idea or stopping by to see if they have inventory. As for the rude snots you rant into, well that sucks. I would have told them to back off, myself. This issue is very much a product of Apple's own success. A popular band or sports team would have these crowd same crowding problems. Things will slow down in the store as we get further away from the launch.

    What product were you looking for that they did not have? If you are talking about the phone itself, well then that is something you should have been prepared for. I wouldn't have high expectations of walking into a store and finding inventory for the new phone, this close to launch. That's why it's best to call ahead or do preorders to have it shipped.

    What were you trying to get the battery changed on? Ten days does seem like a long time. They usually give me new laptop battery on the spot and if it's a phone it shouldn't take more then 24 to 48 hours.
     
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  9. Despos

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    Run the battery down until the phone turns off. Let it sit for two hours. Four hours to fully charge plus 5 hours, 9 hours total charging time.

    Did this form the beginning and did this once every 6 to 8 weeks of using my 3S. Consistently had 4 days use on one charge. Can only think of a couple times the phone went dead when I needed it. Ask my friends that i brag to.

    For charging during the week I would only start charging the phone when it reaches the red charging indication level. I would usually go as close to 0 as possible.
     
  10. violethour1951

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    Sounds like the method Apple recommends for calibrating laptop batteries. Never thought to do it for the phone battery as well, thanks for the tip
     
  11. Jr Mouse

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    Stop...







    While I still think "scuffgate" is a strong framing of the problem, it is an issue. There is still an open question on how widespread it is and how easily the phones can scuff. I know blairh had a couple minor imperfections on his, but they were nothing for the guy to be concerned about. My recommendation at this point is to be aware of it and consider a case if you are worried. I was going to likely use a case even no matter what. For me, I like keeping my iPhones in great condition to help with the resell value down the road. Remember, you will possibly be using this phone for up to two years and any cell phone will start looking "well worn" in that much time if you don't add a case.

    White phones will still scuff, but they won't show these imperfections nearly as much.



    Batteries have a certain memory to them that can get thrown off if you are constantly taking it on and off a charger. Following instructions like Despos provided every couple months can help reset the battery. There is frequent debate on if this is really needed anymore, but my opinion is it couldn't hurt. You don't have to over think it. Just drain the battery completely, to the point it shuts off on you, and leave it on the charger overnight. That will do it.
     
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    You must have missed the part where I said "always crowded." Always. Any time I've gone there. And you must have missed the part where I said "never have" what I'm looking for. Never. I do not go often, as I hate the place, but I've never had a satisfactory visit. Went in for an iPod case a few years ago and they had only one model of case although they had shelf space for several. Was looking for an extra USB to Apple cord and they did not have just the cord...had to buy a complete charger. The battery was about five years ago for a then current iPod, now the "classic." I took it to another tech store and he changed the battery for me at the counter. Said he gets people in all the time with the same story. I also have seen another customer have his notebook shanghai'ed from him for a battery with the "a week or so" time frame given to him.

    I'm sorry but I've been a fair number of times over the years and think I have had one experience I would call satisfactory and that was about three years ago.

    The batter thing: thanks for the answers. Yeah, I'm not going to worry about that as I think battery technology is not like it used to be where you had to "cycle" your notebook batteries or they would get a "memory." I was surprised this is what was being referred to as "calibrated" as I thought all that had disappeared.
     
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  13. Despos

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    All the talk agrees with this but my experience is different. I think the main thing is not charging on short cycles. The people I know who complain the most about battery life are charging their phone every opportunity trying to keep it fully charged.
     
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    Ah, yeah, I see what you're saying. I run all day, usually about 16 hours or more, then plug in before bed. I cannot think of the last phone battery I've had that developed a short cycle memory.
     
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    In a post, earlier in this thread, I did agree that Apple stores have a tendency to have a lot of people in them at any given time. I don't disagree with you there. I was getting at the fact that they are going to be extra crowded after an iPhone launch. Annoyingly so. :laugh:

    Honestly, I hardly ever buy accessories at the Apple store. You can get the same stuff much, much cheaper via Amazon. Most accessories are over priced at the Apple retail stores, just as they are at Best Buy and the carrier stores. There is a lot of profit to be made selling those cables and cases. The few times that I have bought such items at an Apple Store, it was because I needed the item on the spot. Don't remember items being out of stock with what I need, but I trust you when you say they were with what you were looking for at the time.

    Regarding technical support and repairs, I guess it's a case of experiences may vary. With a couple exceptions, I have always been treated well. I once went in with an old Macbook that was over a year and a half out of warranty to get the battery looked out. It needed to be replaced. The rep gave me a new one and didn't even charge for it. Said don't worry about it, this time. I'm aware that's not normal, but it did make my day and helped frame my overall opinion of them.
     
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    I'm bad about this. It's also an issue for people who use USB car adapters to play music from their phones. Most of those, also charge the phone as they work.
     
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    Weird, ordering my 4s was totally painless experience. I wonder how you fucked it up
     
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    Ordering my 5 was painless as I did it on Verizon's website. Now, walking in to see if I could buy one yesterday? A typical iStore experience for me.
     
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    * I handled the 5 for a few sec when someone had just bought it and let me see. the weight was incredible. this might be the first time i've been impressed with an apple mobile device.

    * Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed on Tuesday that his company has not submitted a mapping app of its own to Apple's App Store, though he didn't entirely rule out the idea.

    * Where can I buy 10 unlocked no-contract iphone5 please ?
     
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    piobaire do you just attract bad customer service? I've never had a bad experience in any of the dozen apple stores I've been in..
     

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