Author Topic: The iPhone  (Read 780495 times)

Offline Tepid T₂O

  • MUFC bedwetter. Grass. Folically-challenged, God-piece-wearing, monkey-rubber. Jizz aroma expert. Operating at the lower end of the distribution curve...has the hots for Alan. Bastard. Fearless in transfer windows with lack of conviction
  • Lead Matchday Commentator
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 62,671
  • Dejan Lovren fan club member #1
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16600 on: December 21, 2017, 04:06:21 PM »
Apple has confirmed the suspicions of many iPhone owners by revealing it does deliberately slow down some models of the iPhone as they age.
For good reason...  quite sensible I thought....


Replace the battery and it goes faster.. the phone adapts to the condition of your battery.
Bernard blows goats

With courage, nothing is impossible.

"My right arm hurts - I don't know why or who hit me."

Offline Fordy

  • Κασσάνδρα. He's creepy and he's kooky, mysterious and spooky, he's altogether ooky, he's Adam's fa-mi-ly
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 30,291
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16601 on: December 21, 2017, 05:36:03 PM »

Offline sminp

  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 6,244
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
My Betfair referal code for anyone who wants it: R6K4MTAQM (You get a £25 free bet)

"Liverpool are magic, Everton are tragic."
"It was like playing in a foreign country." Ian Rush on his time with Juventus in Italy
"Don't worry Alan. At least you'll be able to play close to a great team!" Bill Shankly to A

Offline Upinsmoke

  • Is a grump, get used to it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 25,215
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16603 on: December 21, 2017, 07:15:21 PM »
For good reason...  quite sensible I thought....


Replace the battery and it goes faster.. the phone adapts to the condition of your battery.

So pay Apple 79 quid for a new battery or get a new phone. Win win for Apple.

Offline thejbs

  • well-focussed
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,294
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16604 on: December 29, 2017, 10:18:25 AM »
For good reason...  quite sensible I thought....


Replace the battery and it goes faster.. the phone adapts to the condition of your battery.

Yeah, I've been surprised by the outrage. It makes sense.

The one good thing to come from this is that we'll now be able to get cheap battery replacements for a year:D

Offline Tepid T₂O

  • MUFC bedwetter. Grass. Folically-challenged, God-piece-wearing, monkey-rubber. Jizz aroma expert. Operating at the lower end of the distribution curve...has the hots for Alan. Bastard. Fearless in transfer windows with lack of conviction
  • Lead Matchday Commentator
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 62,671
  • Dejan Lovren fan club member #1
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16605 on: December 29, 2017, 11:23:37 AM »
Yeah, I've been surprised by the outrage. It makes sense.

The one good thing to come from this is that we'll now be able to get cheap battery replacements for a year:D
It worked well on my wife’s phone.  Stopped it just switching off...  that really suited he..
Bernard blows goats

With courage, nothing is impossible.

"My right arm hurts - I don't know why or who hit me."

Offline Zlen

  • Suspicious of systems. But getting lots.
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 14,198
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16606 on: December 29, 2017, 02:59:42 PM »
;D

Offline WhereAngelsPlay

  • Rockwool Marketing Board Spokesman. Cracker Wanker.
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 10,486
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16607 on: December 29, 2017, 03:29:55 PM »
Yeah, I've been surprised by the outrage. It makes sense.

The one good thing to come from this is that we'll now be able to get cheap battery replacements for a year:D

Because they denied it was happening and made out everyone was off their rockers.And the arguement that it prevents the phones from shutting off is total bollocks as well,phone battery is low then you charge it,they were doing it to get people to upgrade end of story.
My cup, it runneth over, I'll never get my fill

Offline thejbs

  • well-focussed
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,294
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16608 on: December 31, 2017, 02:34:38 PM »
Because they denied it was happening and made out everyone was off their rockers.And the arguement that it prevents the phones from shutting off is total bollocks as well,phone battery is low then you charge it,they were doing it to get people to upgrade end of story.

They didn't deny it, did they?  As far as I can see they admitted to it when challenged.  Had they denied it when challenged and then they were shown to have lied, that would be very different.

My old iphone 6 slowed a bit over time but not so much as to make it unusable.  Had it been running full steam but only giving me less than half a day of battery life, then it would've been unusable.

Offline 7777

  • RAWK Boxing Prediction League Champion 07
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 14,934
  • We see things they'll never see
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16609 on: December 31, 2017, 04:17:10 PM »
My X has a green strip down the side like a few reports and yesterday went completely dead on full battery and needed a hard reboot

Will keep an eye on it but can see me paying a visit to Apple

Offline WhereAngelsPlay

  • Rockwool Marketing Board Spokesman. Cracker Wanker.
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 10,486
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16610 on: December 31, 2017, 04:41:22 PM »
They didn't deny it, did they?  As far as I can see they admitted to it when challenged.  Had they denied it when challenged and then they were shown to have lied, that would be very different.


Yeah sorry but that is just splitting the hairs in bullshit,they could've admitted it back in 2008 or 2009 or 2010 etc,etc,etc when stories were being written making out people were crazy for even thinkiing that a stand up AMAZING company like Apple would do such a thing.

So Apple were happy to keep the reason a secret until presented with proof that they're a gang of c*nts.
My cup, it runneth over, I'll never get my fill

Offline thejbs

  • well-focussed
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,294
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16611 on: December 31, 2017, 05:48:58 PM »
Yeah sorry but that is just splitting the hairs in bullshit,they could've admitted it back in 2008 or 2009 or 2010 etc,etc,etc when stories were being written making out people were crazy for even thinkiing that a stand up AMAZING company like Apple would do such a thing.

So Apple were happy to keep the reason a secret until presented with proof that they're a gang of c*nts.

It’s not splitting hairs. You said they ‘denied it’ and made out that ‘everyone was off their rocker.’ That is patently false. Criticise them by all means if you feel hard done by, but stick to the facts.

Offline WhereAngelsPlay

  • Rockwool Marketing Board Spokesman. Cracker Wanker.
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 10,486
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16612 on: December 31, 2017, 06:13:27 PM »
Google is your friend,there was a media blitz as recent as October the 9th where a company that works closely with Apple claimed that they do not slow down the Iphone and ended with this little gem.

Quote
But most interestingly, the issue might not be the phone — but you.

“There is always the psychological effect of knowing that there is a new and improved model available, which can make your own device seem outdated,”

Fast forward to December and Apple admitted that the so called conspiracy theory was true.

Apple were happy for these stories about them slowing the phones down to happen every year since 2006,Applke a company that is always quick to stamp out any bullshit about their company just kept silent.


You may buy it but I certainly don't and neither does this guy.

Quote
Blogger and iPhone developer Marco Arment took to Twitter to say that it's not likely something people will forget in a hurry.

"For years, we've reassured people that no, Apple doesn't secretly slow down their older iPhones to make them buy new ones," he said in a tweet on Wednesday.

In a follow-up post, he added: "The reputation damage from secretly slowing down old iPhones, regardless of the reason, will likely linger for a decade."

No doubt Apple admitting this will have many now wondering just what else it's been keeping from us...

You would've thought that they would have addressed something that has been an issue since 2006 by making better batteries & there are no good reasons for them not doing.
My cup, it runneth over, I'll never get my fill

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16613 on: December 31, 2017, 06:54:09 PM »
Google is your friend,there was a media blitz as recent as October the 9th where a company that works closely with Apple claimed that they do not slow down the Iphone and ended with this little gem.

If Google is your friend then why can you only find ‘a company that works closely with Apple’ denying it and not actually Apple?

Offline Yanwoo

  • Internet. Serious business.
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,123
  • Not a Man Yoo fan
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16614 on: December 31, 2017, 06:57:24 PM »
Google is your friend,there was a media blitz as recent as October the 9th where a company that works closely with Apple claimed that they do not slow down the Iphone and ended with this little gem.

Fast forward to December and Apple admitted that the so called conspiracy theory was true.

Apple were happy for these stories about them slowing the phones down to happen every year since 2006,Applke a company that is always quick to stamp out any bullshit about their company just kept silent.


You may buy it but I certainly don't and neither does this guy.

You would've thought that they would have addressed something that has been an issue since 2006 by making better batteries & there are no good reasons for them not doing.

Hahaha. Is this parody?

Offline Tepid T₂O

  • MUFC bedwetter. Grass. Folically-challenged, God-piece-wearing, monkey-rubber. Jizz aroma expert. Operating at the lower end of the distribution curve...has the hots for Alan. Bastard. Fearless in transfer windows with lack of conviction
  • Lead Matchday Commentator
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 62,671
  • Dejan Lovren fan club member #1
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16615 on: December 31, 2017, 07:01:37 PM »
If Google is your friend then why can you only find ‘a company that works closely with Apple’ denying it and not actually Apple?
Well, not your best friend obviously.. more some bloke in the pub that hangs around you but you don’t really like...
Bernard blows goats

With courage, nothing is impossible.

"My right arm hurts - I don't know why or who hit me."

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16616 on: December 31, 2017, 07:03:51 PM »
Also, that company is Futuremark - what is their ‘close’ connection to Apple?

Offline WhereAngelsPlay

  • Rockwool Marketing Board Spokesman. Cracker Wanker.
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 10,486
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16617 on: December 31, 2017, 07:36:45 PM »
Also, that company is Futuremark - what is their ‘close’ connection to Apple?

I know that it is Futuremark how else would I have gotten the quote,they claimed that it was all bullshit in October and even gave screen grabs that they claim backed it up,Geekbench then ran the same tests and got a different result which lead to Apple admitting to doing it.

Why Futuremark lied is for them to admit.Crack on though Apple are amazeballs & only have fanboys well-being at heart & did not do it because they wanted to sell new phones or screw people over by charging £75 for a new battery.

Bestest company in the world.

https://www.futuremark.com/pressreleases/is-it-true-that-iphones-get-slower-over-time

It is true but well you know.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 07:38:56 PM by WhereAngelsWash Their Socks By Night »
My cup, it runneth over, I'll never get my fill

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16618 on: January 1, 2018, 09:41:22 AM »
Snip

You didn't answer my question though - what is their 'close connection' to Apple that you claimed? I named the company because you decided not to in your original post - I imagine in the hope the fact there is no clear 'close connection' between the two companies wasn't questioned.

Also, you claimed Apple lied yet provided a quote from a different company altogether after providing an arsey comment about using Google. We'll have you managed to use Google yet to find this Apple lie you are talking about?

Lastly, I don't really have an opinion either way if this. I can't say I've noticed any slow down in any older iPhone I've owned (this coming as I type this on my iPhone 6 which to me appears to work as fast as the day I got it on release day).

Offline Keita Success

  • Then he saw his face - now he's a rebeliever!
  • Matchday Commentator
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,528
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16619 on: January 14, 2018, 11:08:40 AM »
Had an iPhone 6s for 2 weeks and the top right hand corner is darker than the rest. Will my warranty cover replacing it/getting fixed (bought from Tesco)? Not been dropped or anything.
Champions League preview found here: https://bit.ly/2S7UfQy

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16620 on: January 14, 2018, 11:13:17 AM »
Yeah should do.

Offline jordyball10

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,203
  • Y.N.W.A
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16621 on: January 24, 2018, 11:11:09 AM »
Can somebody help. I have just upgraded my iphone, however i sold my old one and it will not even switch on or charge? Has anyone experienced this before?

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16622 on: January 24, 2018, 11:14:30 AM »
Your new one won't turn on or charge? Is it brand new?

Offline Lfsea

  • Half a grand, so it is
  • Matchday Commentator
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 27,972
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16623 on: January 24, 2018, 11:16:23 AM »
Can somebody help. I have just upgraded my iphone, however i sold my old one and it will not even switch on or charge? Has anyone experienced this before?

You’re gonna need to clarify a bit better here mate.

Offline jordyball10

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,203
  • Y.N.W.A
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16624 on: January 24, 2018, 11:16:32 AM »
Your new one won't turn on or charge? Is it brand new?

Sorry mate my old one

Offline Lfsea

  • Half a grand, so it is
  • Matchday Commentator
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 27,972
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16625 on: January 24, 2018, 11:20:05 AM »
Sorry mate my old one

The battery could easily be kaput. Worth trying to put it on charge then holding down the power and home button together. If absolutely nothing happens then either: the battery will be dead, the screen is dead or the charger is dead.

Offline Brian Blessed

  • Gordon's ALIVE? Practically Bear Grylls. Backwards Bluesman Bastard.
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 42,631
  • Super Title: Feedback Tourist #4
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16626 on: January 24, 2018, 01:34:31 PM »
Was it working fine for you, and then as soon as you sold it, the buyer says its no longer working?

Offline jordyball10

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,203
  • Y.N.W.A
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16627 on: January 25, 2018, 12:11:05 PM »
Was it working fine for you, and then as soon as you sold it, the buyer says its no longer working?

Yeah but work with the lad so can’t really do him over.

Offline Brian Blessed

  • Gordon's ALIVE? Practically Bear Grylls. Backwards Bluesman Bastard.
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 42,631
  • Super Title: Feedback Tourist #4
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16628 on: January 25, 2018, 12:19:42 PM »
Yeah but work with the lad so can’t really do him over.

Haha, I was more wondering if he was trying to do you over. But does not seem like it.

Offline Elzar

  • train station gate frustration
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 15,242
  • Bam!
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16629 on: January 25, 2018, 12:43:18 PM »
Can somebody help. I have just upgraded my iphone, however i sold my old one and it will not even switch on or charge? Has anyone experienced this before?

Try plugging it into the computer, and resetting (hold lock button and home key) see if anything happens
We already have shit in the country, and the game of Liverpool fills life with joy. Thanks

Offline Flaccid Bobby Fowler

  • Suarez Is Not A Racist!
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,210
  • *****In Istanbul, we won it 5 times*****
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16630 on: January 31, 2018, 04:31:54 PM »
Huge favour to ask...


My Bro got my ma an iphone 6, I have no idea if he got it online or in australia where he lives. He said it was unlocked but it isnt. Im trying to get it unlocked. I know the carrier is AT&T but I have no scooby what the country is. The model number MQ3D2X/A (MQ is not on the list of regions for iphones).

I know AT&T are in the states but they also operate in a heap of other countries. Is there any quick way Im not seeing that shows what country this bloody thing comes from?

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16631 on: January 31, 2018, 04:34:13 PM »
A quick search online shows this model is available at a New Zealand based website. So possibly there.

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA

Offline Shabby14

  • Anny Roader
  • ****
  • Posts: 409
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16633 on: February 2, 2018, 06:19:07 PM »
Apple definitely got me bent over a barrel now. Had an iPhone 6 on contract, with insurance from EE. Got a new handset just before the contract was over and went on a low price sim only deal. Put case and screen protector round the phone. Perfect for almost a year, until prompted to update to iOS11. Ever since, I can barely use it. Apps don't open, phone constantly resets :@

Any advice on what the best deal for the X is. I recently moved in to house with no signal, but fibre optic broadband, so only using around 1GB a month now compared to previous 15GB!

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16634 on: February 2, 2018, 06:40:43 PM »
Have you tried fixing the 6?

Offline Shabby14

  • Anny Roader
  • ****
  • Posts: 409
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16635 on: February 2, 2018, 07:49:26 PM »
How?

Surely they'll just say sorry you need a new one?

Offline Craig 🤔

  • Lite. Smelt it and dealt it.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 44,159
  • YNWA
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16636 on: February 2, 2018, 08:37:38 PM »
Sounds like a bit of a dodgy install to be honest, could try resetting it.

Offline Graeme

  • Slightly Undergay RAWK PC Support
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 13,415
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16637 on: February 2, 2018, 09:13:28 PM »
How?

Surely they'll just say sorry you need a new one?

Sounds like a dodgy iOS install to me. I’d put it into recovery mode and through iTunes which will force it to pull a fresh copy down from Apple

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201263


Offline LiamG

  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 10,496
  • Y.N.W.A
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16638 on: February 8, 2018, 08:53:45 AM »
I've still not decided on which one to get, was kinda hoping someone would buy the X so i can see it closer up and how they felt about it

Offline Lfsea

  • Half a grand, so it is
  • Matchday Commentator
  • Believer
  • ******
  • Posts: 27,972
Re: The iPhone
« Reply #16639 on: February 9, 2018, 07:45:04 AM »
I've still not decided on which one to get, was kinda hoping someone would buy the X so i can see it closer up and how they felt about it

I'm really enjoying my X and the camera quality is genuinely outstanding. I was torn between the Pixel 2, the Note 8 and this, but went with this because every other device we have in the house is Apple due to the mediums in which we work.

This is a picture I took using the portrait mode yesterday - literally the last snap I took on the camera:



The focal point is slightly out and the doggo was moving at the time, but it gives you a good idea of the sort of images it can produce.

What's interesting is that the phone's battery seems super efficient when it's running native apps - camera, mail etc - and I only seem to run into battery drain when using 3rd party apps.