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Re: iPhone 5
« Reply #90 on: September 20, 2012, 06:12:45 PM »
I would have expected better testing from Apple themselves, though, especially with what is easily one of the most important apps on the device.

And especially since it's the one that, y'know, makes them money.

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« Reply #91 on: September 20, 2012, 06:38:32 PM »
Although I'm a self confessed Apple fan myself (up to a point anyway) I must admit I'm having a pretty good laugh at all this. They need to have a few huge cock ups I think, especially since they've become a bunch of smug fuckers in recent years. The whole business with Samsung is really not doing them any favours, they need brought down a peg or two. Hope all this makes them improve their game. 

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« Reply #92 on: September 20, 2012, 08:38:55 PM »
Here's a handful of pictures showing the difference between the normal iOS 6 satellite view and the 3D buildings gimmick, by looking at one of the transition lines.  Using my iPad for this, but it's no different from the iPhone details.

The transition line here is obviously the south side of Oxford Street.  While the 3D model is sharper from above than the satellite view, I'd say the details of the 3D version make it hard to get a good sense of the streets overall.  The different levels of the roofs and the roads all kind of jumble together.




Zooming in a bit, and tilting by degrees:







And a bit of macho cock-swivelling for the ladies (feel free to cut and paste this load for yourselves, lads):








That's it, really.  Not sure what else you're meant to do with it.  And for the sake of that we've lost actually being able to navigate from A to B sufficiently using public transport.

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« Reply #93 on: September 21, 2012, 12:11:06 AM »
That's it, really.  Not sure what else you're meant to do with it.  And for the sake of that we've lost actually being able to navigate from A to B sufficiently using public transport.

Not to mention the ability to see those buildings and roads from the angle you'll see them from in real life (i.e., Streetview), which will therefore be useful for finding your way around them rather than just for pretending you're flying over them.

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« Reply #94 on: September 21, 2012, 12:20:05 AM »

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Re: iPhone 5
« Reply #95 on: September 21, 2012, 07:12:33 AM »
it just works!

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« Reply #96 on: September 21, 2012, 10:38:37 AM »
it just works!

Given the number of things from Apple that haven't "just worked" (mostly involving iTunes and/or iCloud), I don't know how they've managed to hang on to that reputation.

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« Reply #97 on: September 21, 2012, 11:19:34 AM »
Fortunately for technology companies, marketing slogans aren't given under oath.

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« Reply #98 on: September 21, 2012, 11:23:40 AM »
Perhaps it's in the context of 'it only just works!'.

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« Reply #99 on: September 21, 2012, 12:37:44 PM »
So in brief, best not update to ios6 on my old iPhone - that map shit is awful

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« Reply #100 on: September 21, 2012, 01:23:50 PM »
It depends on your taste, really.  If you're into shit things then go for it.

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« Reply #101 on: September 21, 2012, 04:49:36 PM »
Gizmodo have been collecting some Map screenshots.



http://gizmodo.com/5944944/where-to-keep-track-of-all-the-worst-apple-maps-fails

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Re: iPhone 5
« Reply #102 on: September 22, 2012, 08:43:41 PM »
Has anybody got one of these? I'm upgrading this month, and rather shamefully, the iPhone is catching my eye. I think I'm still largely sold on the GS3, but I was just looking to see if anyone here had one and what they thought about it?

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« Reply #103 on: September 23, 2012, 12:41:11 PM »
Why be ashamed about it? It's one of the best phones you can buy. I'm also about to buy a new one and it's a toss up between this and the Galaxy S3. Both look amazing.

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« Reply #104 on: September 23, 2012, 12:45:58 PM »
The only thing possibly holding me back is that all my music and other junk is on a 64gb microSD, which I can always get rid of if I go for the 64gb version. But yeah, after 24 months with Android, I'm growing weary of all the bells and whistles and fragmentation and massively varying software. The new black iPhone in particular is absolutely stunning, I'm glad they've finally done away with the flimsy glass.

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« Reply #106 on: September 26, 2012, 01:53:18 AM »
The only thing possibly holding me back is that all my music and other junk is on a 64gb microSD, which I can always get rid of if I go for the 64gb version. But yeah, after 24 months with Android, I'm growing weary of all the bells and whistles and fragmentation and massively varying software. The new black iPhone in particular is absolutely stunning, I'm glad they've finally done away with the flimsy glass.

You probably heard by now that the new aluminum casing scratches easily, especially the black version. And in my opinion, the 64 gb version isn't worth it. I mean you can get the S3 plus the iPod touch with 32 gb for not much more.

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Re: iPhone 5
« Reply #107 on: September 26, 2012, 09:15:52 AM »
Just don't drop your phone.

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« Reply #108 on: September 26, 2012, 11:06:35 AM »
If you get one of those Barely There cases then you'll be nicely protected though - I kept forgetting to take my HTC Desire out my trouser pockets when hanging them up at night and it would frequently fall to the solid wooden floor (usually landing on the weak corners), even after 2 years thanks to that protective case I didn't have a single scratch or dent or crack on it.

EDIT: Oh, according to the reviews the S3 Barely There cases are shite - ignore me
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« Reply #109 on: September 26, 2012, 12:04:44 PM »
I thought the entire point of a brand new expensive phone was to show it off to strangers though; ones who are definitely going, "Gasp!  That has tinted metal edges so must be the iPhone 5, not the sickeningly ancient 4S!"

How will this objective be reached when you're smothering those tinted metal edges in Shake 'n' Vac or Gay Pride bounce-back absorption pads?  It's madness.


Think about it and you may realise you don't actually need to drop your phone at all.  So once again we have an accessory that's filling a completely non-existent hole.

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« Reply #110 on: September 26, 2012, 04:51:46 PM »
Just don't drop your phone.

I think it was Engadget that reported a lot of these scratches are present when they unbox their new phone. Sounds like they are getting ruined as they are packaged. Probably the disgruntled Foxconn workers means of revenge!

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« Reply #111 on: September 26, 2012, 05:22:57 PM »
I've just realised why people make unboxing videos.  I still don't understand why they upload them to YouTube, though.