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Apple: 9.9.2014 - Wish we could say more.

Discussion in 'Tablets, Smartphones and Mobile Devices' started by Shaun, 3 Sep 2014.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Über Geek

    Apple has sent invites to the press for a media event on 9th September and rumours from most media sites are that we can expect to see the iPhone 6:

    apple-special-event-inline-660x579[1].jpg

    Some think there will be two sizes of (the larger) iPhone 6 and news about a mobile payment platform - utilising NFC? - as well as showing off the key features of iOS 8.

    Quite interested as my iPhone 5 contract is coming up for renewal soon, and much as I like the iPhone, I do feel like it needs a bigger screen now! <crosses fingers!>

    On a lighter note, someone on the Macrumours forum has revealed a secret coded message in the image ... :laugh:
     
  2. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek

    Something like this?
    iPhone 6.jpg
     
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  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    It's my problem with the iPhone to 'wish I could say more'

    More browser choice
    More keyboard choice
    More choice in installing compilers
    More choice customising the home screen
    More control over how it works...

    I do hope it's this though...

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

    [commence logic]
    Phones get bigger.
    Pockets get bigger.
    This loop continues for some time.
    Eventually, we all walk around wearing clothes that resemble a giant pocket with holes for head, arms and legs to stick out.
    [end logic]
     
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  5. JakeNoolan

    JakeNoolan Well-Known Geek

    Don't you think the simplicity of the iPhone is a part of its popularity?
     
  6. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    No it's the marketing.... Windows Phone is supposed to be simple too... Android is not that confusing you just have more functions if you want them. In fact the iPhone is more complex on some things than all the competition but the beauty is that you always have 'that mate' who has one too and they can show you how to do it...
     
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  7. JakeNoolan

    JakeNoolan Well-Known Geek

    I've never used a Windows phone so don't have anything to go by and having used a Samsung S4 - lovely big screen etc. - I found going back to my iPhone afterwards a relief.

    Not long to go now - couple of hours: http://www.apple.com/live/
     
  8. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Live streaming video requires Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.


    Good to see they are still only preaching to the converted!
     
  9. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  10. 0-markymark-0

    0-markymark-0 Über Geek

    Well, I'm getting an iPhone 6 (the 6 signifies how many times better I'll be than anyone who doesn't have one :p:)
    The larger screen is a big improvement and as my iPhone 4 is dying, it's perfect timing).
     
  11. Tom Collins

    Tom Collins Regular Geek

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    iPhone is much like Mini Cooper....each new version looks like the previous one and you will need the manual in order to see the differences...for me it is time for Apple to release something new...something different...just like the company did it a decade ago
     
  12. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek

    =====The iPhone 10!
    iPhone 10-.JPG
     
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  13. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Well at least they have fixed one of it's massive failings...

    "iOS 8 also enables third-party keyboard installation, so you’ll be able to use apps like Swype"

    Open up the browser to and I may even give the phone a second look..
     
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  15. Shaun

    Shaun Über Geek

    I'm thinking of going for the iPhone 6 Plus. I mainly use it for email and web browsing and the extra pixels (and 401 ppi) would be handy.

    I tried to get a look at them both in a phone shop yesterday but they were bolted down so I couldn't get a proper feel for it in my hand. I also didn't have long to look as there was a crowd, all doing the same thing, checking-out the size of the 6 Plus. :laugh:
     
  16. JakeNoolan

    JakeNoolan Well-Known Geek

    The iPhone 6 Plus looks like a giant. In all the online video reviews it dwarfs the hands of the reviewers. Surely that's just too big to be useful? It would be like holding a STOP sign to the side of your head when you make a call. People will walk into it as they try to get around you. :roflmao:

    I do like the look of the iPhone 6 and I'm glad they've made the screens bigger - the iPhone was beginning to look a bit small compared with most of the other smartphones on the market - but this one doesn't feel like a big upgrade other than the screen. Most of the features it gains have been around in other phones for quite a bit of time, and for the first time in a long while, it does feel like Apple is playing catch-up with the market.

    It doesn't seem to have stopped fans though - record sales in the first few days - 10 million units sold.
     
  17. I have a tiny Xperia Ray which packs a lot into a very portable package, so small that I sometimes wander about looking for it because I can't feel it in my pocket. The fact is though, the screen is a bit small for my fingers and ageing eyes. I enter a lot of competitions and one thing that I have been trying to win is a bigger phone.

    I had wondered whether I could put up with the bulk of a large phone, or even a small 'phablet'. One potential prize is the LG G3. I looked up its dimensions and it turns out to be almost exactly the same size as my Texas scientific calculator, AND the iPhone 6 Plus ...

    Phablet-sized calculator.jpg

    I reckon I could cope with that!
     
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  18. Shaun

    Shaun Über Geek

    I'm still flip-flopping between the two. I need to do a 'pocket test' on a 6 Plus but have been so busy with family stuff since we got back from holiday that I haven't had chance to hunt one down in a shop that isn't bolted to the display table.

    I use my phone more for email, texts and web browsing so imagine the bigger screen real estate will be handy; but I also occasionally use my iPhone 5 one-handed for calls (something you just don't seem able to do, safely, with a 6 Plus) so it's a toss-up between whether it is practical to carry around and use two-handed for most everything, or whether the 6 is a better compromise.
     
  19. JakeNoolan

    JakeNoolan Well-Known Geek

    Now we know where they came up with the idea ... :roflmao:
     
  20. I definitely think that would be the biggest size I would want though!

    I can see why you can't get duplicate SIMs, but wouldn't it be handy to be able to have two phones with the same number? I would like to have a choice of phone but I don't want to keep swapping a SIM from one phone to another. I would use a small phone on bike rides and walks and a bigger one when at home or travelling.