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Apple Event 09/12/2023 Wonderlust

Comandr

Member
This was a real sleeper year for me. Feels like the calm before the storm. Vision Pro is on the horizon. Apple Watch X (10) is next year. iPhone 16 potentially seeing a number of noteworthy design changes, such as an internally designed modem, and under display faceID. The programmable action button becoming standard across the lineup seems like a huge opportunity. I'm expecting next year's hardware and software to have a strong focus on integration, and hopefully, Ajax will take over for Siri, and that dummy can finally be put out to pasture.

I've been a part of Apple's iPhone Upgrade program for about 5 or so years now. I pay about $50 a month and they send me the newest iPhone every year, apple care included. 5 years ago it felt like the phones still had some momentum. There were still a lot of exciting things changing. I take a lot of pictures, so for me, the constantly evolving camera was a big deal for me. Even if the quality wasn't nearly as good as say a proper DSLR camera - you know what they say. The best camera is the one you have with you.

But it's really starting to feel stagnant. The iPhone in its current form already takes magnificent photos and video - and as I get older, I do less and less demanding tasks, gaming included. So unless the iPhone 16 comes out and completely changes the way that I shitpost and text memes, it feels like it's time to settle down with a phone for a long time.

Wake me up when Apple acts on their secret contract with WattUp and the HomePod 4 will wirelessly charge my iPhone XX across the room, and the Apple Watch XV tells me my blood pressure is too high, my glucose is too low, and I'm too drunk to piss my name in the snow.
 
This was a real sleeper year for me. Feels like the calm before the storm. Vision Pro is on the horizon. Apple Watch X (10) is next year. iPhone 16 potentially seeing a number of noteworthy design changes, such as an internally designed modem, and under display faceID. The programmable action button becoming standard across the lineup seems like a huge opportunity. I'm expecting next year's hardware and software to have a strong focus on integration, and hopefully, Ajax will take over for Siri, and that dummy can finally be put out to pasture.

I've been a part of Apple's iPhone Upgrade program for about 5 or so years now. I pay about $50 a month and they send me the newest iPhone every year, apple care included. 5 years ago it felt like the phones still had some momentum. There were still a lot of exciting things changing. I take a lot of pictures, so for me, the constantly evolving camera was a big deal for me. Even if the quality wasn't nearly as good as say a proper DSLR camera - you know what they say. The best camera is the one you have with you.

But it's really starting to feel stagnant. The iPhone in its current form already takes magnificent photos and video - and as I get older, I do less and less demanding tasks, gaming included. So unless the iPhone 16 comes out and completely changes the way that I shitpost and text memes, it feels like it's time to settle down with a phone for a long time.

Wake me up when Apple acts on their secret contract with WattUp and the HomePod 4 will wirelessly charge my iPhone XX across the room, and the Apple Watch XV tells me my blood pressure is too high, my glucose is too low, and I'm too drunk to piss my name in the snow.
The phone market is just small changes now, it hasn't been exciting for years. This foldable thing could change things up by Apple isn't releasing one until they can eliminate the fold.
 

Chittagong

Gold Member
My wife’s Pro arrived. The rounded edges feel much better in hand. The centre of mass makes the phione feel a lot lighter. And the screen with tiny bezels is stunning.

But man, that Apple would ship something with this visual quality out of the box is unheard of:

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It’s clearly an accepted compromise, but not the design goal as the product images don’t show it.

Note that this is out of the box, nobody has touched those buttons yet. That’s how it ships.
 
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diffusionx

Gold Member
I watched and read some reviews and even they seemed bored by this new round of devices. Even the shills like Gruber seem like they are going through the motions.

The whole camera system has also become so stupidly complicated. Also true of Android. I know Apple goes to great lengths to keep it as straightforward as possible for normies but it's really just getting stupid.
 
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Celcius

°Temp. member
My wife’s Pro arrived. The rounded edges feel much better in hand. The centre of mass makes the phione feel a lot lighter. And the screen with tiny bezels is stunning.

But man, that Apple would ship something with this visual quality out of the box is unheard of:

xjPrDYV.jpg


It’s clearly an accepted compromise, but not the design goal as the product images don’t show it.

Note that this is out of the box, nobody has touched those buttons yet. That’s how it ships.
Are you going to keep it or return it? And what case do you plan to use?
 

Nitty_Grimes

Made a crappy phPBB forum once ... once.
Beh, probably should have done the Apple store pickup instead of delivery. Still no phones as of 4:30pm...and I need to leave soon for dinner reservations.
Do you not get a text in the morning with an hour window for your delivery? Guessing no…
 
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Chittagong

Gold Member
Are you going to keep it or return it? And what case do you plan to use?
Keep it, it must be inherent to the product making method since everyone has it. Have the FineWoven case for city and silicon case for tropics.
This is just oil on the titan, you can simply wash it away.
In my photo nobody has touched it, it looks like that fresh out if the box. Afaik they use gloves at Foxconn.
 
Keep it, it must be inherent to the product making method since everyone has it. Have the FineWoven case for city and silicon case for tropics.

In my photo nobody has touched it, it looks like that fresh out if the box. Afaik they use gloves at Foxconn.
Have you tried cleaning it as per Apples recommendation?
 

Warnen

Don't pass gaas, it is your Destiny!
Picking up an Apple Watch ultra 2 after work today.

Really liked the ultra one but ended up sending mine back (my series 7 was still new at the time) a year later and with me working out more now figured it would be nice to have again.
 

Trogdor1123

Gold Member
On iOS 17 is there a way to reorder the items under the “+” when texting? The image search is on the second page but I use it all the time to message people over their stuff. Any ideas?
 

Warnen

Don't pass gaas, it is your Destiny!
Man the Apple Watch ultra is nice. Guess should upgrade my phone soon, still rocking a 12pro max. Prob upgrade in next few months.
 

Days like these...

Have a Blessed Day


That stupid aspect ratio alone on the outside screen of the Z fold 5 automatically makes it the worst foldable not even counting that it's heavier and thicker than Vivo's, Xiaomi's Honor's and Huwei's foldables. Don't be a butthurt Samsung fanboy
 

Tams

Gold Member
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I guess the narrow shitty unusable outside screen makes the Samsung best cause it certainly isn't the thickness or the weight or the camera that makes it the best.

Have you ever actually used a Samsung Fold?

I have and still use sometimes the first gen one since launch. It's thick, but it's not an issue.

Plus, since the Fold 3, Samsung have included the best pen digital pen technology - Wacom EMR.

The obsession with thinness is stupid. Not surprised to find it in a Apple thread though - they really kicked it off.

Oh, and Samsung aren't a Chinese company beholden to the CCP.

P.S. The Tech Chap doesn't have the foggiest idea. He's just another of those consumer tech influencers. He doesn't understand anything but the latest fad.
 
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Days like these...

Have a Blessed Day
Have you ever actually used a Samsung Fold?

I have and still use sometimes the first gen one since launch. It's thick, but it's not an issue.

Plus, since the Fold 3, Samsung have included the best pen digital pen technology - Wacom EMR.

The obsession with thinnessnis stupid. Not surprised to find it in a Apple thread though - they really kicked it off.

Oh, and Samsung aren't a Chinese company beholden to the CCP.

P.S. The Tech Chap doesn't have the foggiest idea. He's just another of those consumer tech influencers. He doesn't understand anything but the latest fad.
Every foldable out there currently is thinner, lighter, bigger battery, has better aspect ratio outer screen and a less visible crease than the fold series. Cope more
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Most rechargeable batteries including laptops cars etc benefit from only charging to 80% and not keeping it at 100%. Use the 80% option unless you have a big day planned.
Its corporate greed that they make the user deal with this shit, could always advertise a certain battery size, but internally install a 20% bigger batter. So the user always gets his advertised 100% Battery charge and does not have to care about this stuff.
 
Its corporate greed that they make the user deal with this shit, could always advertise a certain battery size, but internally install a 20% bigger batter. So the user always gets his advertised 100% Battery charge and does not have to care about this stuff.
No it's chemistry. It takes as much power to charge a battery 0-80 as it does 80-100. All lithium batteries are like this.

If you want to take the best care of your phone battery and make it last the longest don't wireless charge as it creates heat, slow charge off an old 5w charger and never let it go to zero. You can charge to 100% if you want on any phone but that doesn't mean its for the best.
 
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No it's chemistry. It takes as much power to charge a battery 0-80 as it does 80-100. All lithium batteries are like this.

If you want to take the best care of your phone battery and make it last the longest don't wireless charge as it creates heat, slow charge off an old 5w charger and never let it go to zero. You can charge to 100% if you want on any phone but that doesn't mean its for the best.
I might not have expressed my self clearly. I know all that.
I think its fuck up for people to care about this stuff especially as companies could engineer solutions that completely make this a non issue for a consumer.

Regulation should state that advertised battery capacity has to be available for X amounts of loading cycles or years. And voila, companies would install whatever they advertise + 20% as a buffer. The consumer sees 100% charged, but physically the batteries operates at 80% capacity, creating longer lasting products, and less headache for the consumer to think about charging strategies to prolong product life.

The reason its not done already is greed and because Apple and Co. can get away with it.
 

Tams

Gold Member
What good is the technology if you can't even use it on the outer screen? Just admit it's an inferior foldable and stop shitting up this Apple thread.

Have you actually ever used a foldable smartphone? As in, carried one around day to day for a few weeks?

Or are you being a paper spec warrior?

Anyway, the main place you'd want to use a stylus is on the nice big inside display.

Yes, I'd like Samsung to include it on the outer display as well, but the superior stylus technology that they use makes that tricky to do well. 'But how is that better technology then?!' you may cry.

Well, Wacom EMR does not require a battery in the stylus, is more accurate, is smaller, and doesn't create wavy lines when drawing diagonally.

As for 'shitting up' this thread: you were one of the ones who started discussing non-Apple devices. I wasn't.
 
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Trogdor1123

Gold Member
I updated to iOS 17 and it’s pretty good other than one issue. When I text and want to send a meme I now need to search through additional layer of menus to do so. Anyway I can change this order and rearrange it? I’ve literally never sent audio with their app so I would like to change it
 

Days like these...

Have a Blessed Day
Have you actually ever used a foldable smartphone? As in, carried one around day to day for a few weeks?

Or are you being a paper spec warrior?

Anyway, the main place you'd want to use a stylus is on the nice big inside display.

Yes, I'd like Samsung to include it on the outer display as well, but the superior stylus technology that they use makes that tricky to do well. 'But how is that better technology then?!' you may cry.

Well, Wacom EMR does not require a battery in the stylus, is more accurate, is smaller, and doesn't create wavy lines when drawing diagonally.

As for 'shitting up' this thread: you were one of the ones who started discussing non-Apple devices. I wasn't.
Chromehound was the one who brought up the fold. I just said go with the iPhone because the fold 5 is the worst foldable out there and dropped it. You the Samsung knight had to come along and defend such an inferior piece of trash.
 

demigod

Member
I stumbled on the day of preorder, fell asleep. Went from Sept 22 to October 4-10. Luckily it is being delivered tomorrow, white pro max 512gb.

How’s the usb-c charging compared to lightning?
 

LordOfChaos

Member
I updated to iOS 17 and it’s pretty good other than one issue. When I text and want to send a meme I now need to search through additional layer of menus to do so. Anyway I can change this order and rearrange it? I’ve literally never sent audio with their app so I would like to change it

The imessage app selection menu doesn't feel like Apple at all tbh. I'd prefer a grid that shows all your apps so you can send shitty giphy responses fast as god intended
 

Faust

Perpetually Tired
Staff Member
I might not have expressed my self clearly. I know all that.
I think its fuck up for people to care about this stuff especially as companies could engineer solutions that completely make this a non issue for a consumer.

Regulation should state that advertised battery capacity has to be available for X amounts of loading cycles or years. And voila, companies would install whatever they advertise + 20% as a buffer. The consumer sees 100% charged, but physically the batteries operates at 80% capacity, creating longer lasting products, and less headache for the consumer to think about charging strategies to prolong product life.

The reason its not done already is greed and because Apple and Co. can get away with it.

I have a feeling there would be lawsuits by groups claiming that Apple and co are lying about battery life and demand that 20% be given back. People tend to be stupid and half the nation doesn't even know what an electron is.

I would say this is less corporate greed and simply knowing how stupid the average person is.
 

Tams

Gold Member
Chromehound was the one who brought up the fold. I just said go with the iPhone because the fold 5 is the worst foldable out there and dropped it. You the Samsung knight had to come along and defend such an inferior piece of trash.

And then you made an ignorant, and frankly wrong comment about it.

It's like if I called the iPhone shit but had never used one.

And no, I don't have some great love for Samsung, but it would appear you have some bizarre hate for them.
 

Days like these...

Have a Blessed Day
And then you made an ignorant, and frankly wrong comment about it.

It's like if I called the iPhone shit but had never used one.

And no, I don't have some great love for Samsung, but it would appear you have some bizarre hate for them.
I posted several videos and specs and you just handwaved them away. I'm done replying to you
 

diffusionx

Gold Member
I might not have expressed my self clearly. I know all that.
I think its fuck up for people to care about this stuff especially as companies could engineer solutions that completely make this a non issue for a consumer.

Regulation should state that advertised battery capacity has to be available for X amounts of loading cycles or years. And voila, companies would install whatever they advertise + 20% as a buffer. The consumer sees 100% charged, but physically the batteries operates at 80% capacity, creating longer lasting products, and less headache for the consumer to think about charging strategies to prolong product life.

The reason its not done already is greed and because Apple and Co. can get away with it.
I am in favor of these devices being more highly regulated, but applying regulation to long-term battery usage really isn't going to work because it's so dependent on how people use their devices, and how they charge them.

I would say a better regulation would be an objective standard around what constitutes N% "health." Like I had my iPhone 12 Pro for 3 years and after 2 years (convenient) it was supposedly at like 85% health but my phone did not go half a day without needing a charge.
 
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