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The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by hhfarang » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:31 pm

There's and android thread but Iphone, Ipad, I-etc. are scattered among many threads so here's one thread to use to keep up with "I-news"...

"A completely redesigned iPhone may launch next year in addition to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus"

https://bgr.com/2015/06/04/4-inch-iphon ... ease-date/

Comment: It appears that phone manufacturers are now releasing new models annually like auto makers. Do people really buy a new phone every year... seems like the market would get saturated fairly quickly. I'm still happy with my Galaxy S II and my wife still seems to like her Iphone 4s.
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Post by pharvey » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:51 pm

Well there's always those who the absolute latest gadgets and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if the vast majority of components are identical to those in previous models. The one thing that does concern me is reaching a point where software on older models is no longer supported and updated software cannot be downloaded - possibly rendering the device useless.

I also use a Galaxy SII and am more than happy with it - I'm certainly not interested in running out to purchase the latest $700 or $800 model for the sake of it.

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Post by buksida » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:34 am

Apple fans are generally rather obsessive, it is more of a psychological disorder than a genuine need for new hardware.

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Post by Big Boy » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:18 am

I agree. I have several friends who have to have the latest iPhone on release day. The new one is always so much better, but when you ask what this one does that they couldn't do with the previous model, rarely do they know :?
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Post by Dannie Boy » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:46 pm

I have a 3.1/2 year old iPad 2 and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to celebrate its 10th anniversary, still in working order.

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Post by STEVE G » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:43 pm

Apple’s $649 iPhone 6 Reportedly Costs $200 to Make
http://time.com/3426087/apple-iphone-6-cost/

"According to a teardown report from research firm IHS, the components and manufacturing cost of a 16GB iPhone 6 cost Apple $200.10. The device is selling for $649 in the U.S. without a contract with a wireless carrier. That gives the device a profit margin of about 69%. The iPhone 6 Plus, which costs $100 more than its smaller cousin, costs just $15.50 more for components and manufacutring, according to IHS. That’s a 71% margin."

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Post by kendo » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:29 pm

I have been told by someone that has an IPhone 6 that they cannot be unlocked from the contract carrier.
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Post by Pleng » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:36 pm

hhfarang wrote: Comment: It appears that phone manufacturers are now releasing new models annually like auto makers. Do people really buy a new phone every year... seems like the market would get saturated fairly quickly.
I don't think the market relies on people who buy a new phone every year - though there clearly are people that do that. I imagine they bank on the average user changing their phone somewhere around once in ever 2-4 generations.

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Post by albaker » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:20 pm

I have been told by someone that has an IPhone 6 that they cannot be unlocked from the contract carrier.
IPhone 6 can be unlocked here in UK but if you have one on a contract and cancel or not pay the carrier will block phone , something completely different and here in UK , and I believe in most of Europe , it is illegal to unblock mobile phones . :cheers:

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Post by Ratsima » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:32 am

buksida wrote:Apple fans are generally rather obsessive, it is more of a psychological disorder than a genuine need for new hardware.

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As a Apple stockholder, I'm hoping the obsessive behavior continues. Personally, I'm quite happy with the iPhone 4 I inherited from my wife several years ago….

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Post by J.J.B. » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:00 pm

albaker wrote:I have been told by someone that has an IPhone 6 that they cannot be unlocked from the contract carrier.
IPhone 6 can be unlocked here in UK but if you have one on a contract and cancel or not pay the carrier will block phone , something completely different and here in UK , and I believe in most of Europe , it is illegal to unblock mobile phones . :cheers:
In Italy it is illegal to lock a phone to a carrier in the first place, all handsets are SIM free. I have a UK iPhone 6 and it is not locked to any carrier. I think there is confusion here between being locked-in to a contract with a service provider and having a device that can't operate with a different SIM card inserted until a software lock has been lifted; usually for a fee.
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Re: The I-things (Apple devices) thread

Post by crazy88 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:23 pm

I have a problem with my iMac. Both laptops do not have it. Every time I try to access a website or email account I get redirected to sites promising to earn thousands of dollars a day. The sites also kick in when I am trying to respond to business emails. I have searched online, removed mackeeper which just keeps coming back even though I never installed it in the first place. There is no pirate software on the computer. HELP!

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Post by JD » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:38 pm

crazy88 wrote:I have a problem with my iMac. Both laptops do not have it. Every time I try to access a website or email account I get redirected to sites promising to earn thousands of dollars a day. The sites also kick in when I am trying to respond to business emails. I have searched online, removed mackeeper which just keeps coming back even though I never installed it in the first place. There is no pirate software on the computer. HELP!
Sounds like Adware, not so much a virus just a bit of software that has piggy backed off of a download you have done.

If you are using firefox you will find it in your add ons folder, if not sure which one it is try this very clever (and free) bit of software, highly recommended by all who have used it.

http://www.adwaremedic.com/kb/firefox-mod.php
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Re: The I-things (Apple devices) thread

Post by PeteC » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:43 pm

As a start read below, and follow the advice as to how to completely uninstall Mackeeper:

http://www.imore.com/avoid-mackeeper

http://applehelpwriter.com/2011/09/21/h ... r-malware/
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Re: The I-things (Apple devices) thread

Post by crazy88 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:23 pm

Thanks guys tis has just taken me at least 10 responses to get through. If it does.

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