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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4400 on: March 9, 2015, 04:14:40 PM »
This is a post that should probably go on moneysavingexpert rather than rawk but does anyone know where best to buy an Apple ipad air2 from, before I just go to john lewis or the apple shop?

I'm an analogue man living in a digital world so am famous for overpaying for tech. I've done my best to avoid apple all my life but have had finally had to succumb due to lack of software/app support for anything apart from ios.

What are you wanting to do with the tablet - the usual kind of stuff, or do you work in a specific industry where the apps you need for productivity only exist in iOS?

And is it Apple or bust?

Let us know and we can guide you in the right direction - then tell you where to buy it from :)

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4401 on: March 11, 2015, 04:18:11 PM »
It's pretty much apple or bust. I've given up on android after a few buggy experiences and given up on samsung products after their reliability has gone down while their plasticity has gone up. I own a couple of companies, in building design and in manufacturing. A few certain apps I work with are only supported for ios and android, and work much better with ios.

A friend of mine told me just go with the newer chip as the updates run a lot slower on older models and that I would find 16gb way too small so looking at something larger then?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4402 on: March 11, 2015, 09:27:36 PM »
It's pretty much apple or bust. I've given up on android after a few buggy experiences and given up on samsung products after their reliability has gone down while their plasticity has gone up. I own a couple of companies, in building design and in manufacturing. A few certain apps I work with are only supported for ios and android, and work much better with ios.

A friend of mine told me just go with the newer chip as the updates run a lot slower on older models and that I would find 16gb way too small so looking at something larger then?

In that case then I'd plump for the Air2 with a minimum of 64gb memory. The Air 2 ironed out the issues of the air 1. Would always get something like that from John Lewis myself.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4403 on: March 11, 2015, 09:50:21 PM »
Cheers mate, gone for the 64gb air 2 then. If you can't beat them, join them.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4404 on: March 11, 2015, 10:05:46 PM »
Cheers mate, gone for the 64gb air 2 then. If you can't beat them, join them.

If you are taking large CAD files, renders and plans with you on site the 16gb will be all but useless. iOS takes up between 2-3gb on it's own so it doesn't leave much breathing room. 64 is the only logical choice in my opinion, because if you want the 128HDD then you might as well just get a Macbok air :)

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4405 on: April 23, 2015, 08:21:21 PM »
My iPod Shuffle sounds like everyone is talking slow, I've restored it once and its happened again a few months later. Is it fucked or is there something I can do to remedy it?

It's fully charged.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4406 on: April 23, 2015, 09:52:56 PM »
You don't happen to have it on half speed, by any chance?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4407 on: April 24, 2015, 02:41:10 PM »
You don't happen to have it on half speed, by any chance?
It's not quite that slow mate but how do I check? I've tried to look at the settings while connected to the PC but can't see a sped option.
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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4408 on: April 24, 2015, 04:18:41 PM »
Assuming it's the same as an iPhone, when you are in a podcast, it says at the bottom (in the podcast app) speed x1 or speed x2 etc. In the music application I think it's the same, but only for audiobooks. Is it music that's the issue?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4409 on: April 24, 2015, 08:34:41 PM »
Assuming it's the same as an iPhone, when you are in a podcast, it says at the bottom (in the podcast app) speed x1 or speed x2 etc. In the music application I think it's the same, but only for audiobooks. Is it music that's the issue?
Sorry mate, no its podcasts, it makes Neil Atkinson sound permanently drunk ..... oh wait ... :)
Ta, I'll have a look at that.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4410 on: June 10, 2015, 10:26:45 PM »
Can anyone recommend a dash cam app? Preferably one that runs in the background because I need to use my sat nav a lot.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4411 on: August 26, 2015, 09:16:52 AM »
Has anyone used Apple Pay? Only just found out about it and was wondering if anyone would recommend it or not?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4412 on: August 26, 2015, 12:37:40 PM »
If you have a contactless card then go for it. Easy to use.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4413 on: August 27, 2015, 08:24:42 PM »
My iPhone isn't charging anymore, It bounces from 6% to 2% to 3% no matter how long I leave it on charge for. Is it completely fucked?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4414 on: August 27, 2015, 09:16:56 PM »
My iPhone isn't charging anymore, It bounces from 6% to 2% to 3% no matter how long I leave it on charge for. Is it completely fucked?


Could easily be the cable. If you have a butchers in the iPhone Thread, we've discussed this fairly recently - if the phone is fairly old, the battery has probably died/on its way out.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4415 on: September 8, 2015, 04:35:57 PM »
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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4416 on: September 9, 2015, 02:24:38 PM »
Has anyone used Apple Pay? Only just found out about it and was wondering if anyone would recommend it or not?

I've used it a few times. Was particularly interested as I did a work stint involving mobile money and suchlike...

It's...OKAY, you get your phone out and 7 times out of 10 the card reader contacts straight away and you just use your thumb and jobs a good'un. But a few times for me, it doesn't connect when you do the thumb part, which leads to having to do it again.

All of which is more clunky and 30-40 seconds slower than using a contactless card. Wouldn't want to do this on an underground barrier with 75 people behind me!

They'll get it right I'm sure.
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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4417 on: September 9, 2015, 03:16:03 PM »
I've used it a few times. Was particularly interested as I did a work stint involving mobile money and suchlike...

It's...OKAY, you get your phone out and 7 times out of 10 the card reader contacts straight away and you just use your thumb and jobs a good'un. But a few times for me, it doesn't connect when you do the thumb part, which leads to having to do it again.

All of which is more clunky and 30-40 seconds slower than using a contactless card. Wouldn't want to do this on an underground barrier with 75 people behind me!

They'll get it right I'm sure.

Its obviously going to be more clunky than a contactless card, mainly because it involves the added step of actually having a security feature!

This was more designed for purchases of any size, so spending £60+ on a shop at the super market, etc. where as contactless cards were only ever designed for low payment amounts due to no security measures being in place.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4418 on: September 9, 2015, 05:14:16 PM »
I use Apple Pay all the time on my watch.  Always works fine first time, never any fuss.
Used it in America too where it works for bigger purchases of $100 plus.
Also works well in apps.  I've used it to pay for trainers from JD, pre-order food from Five Guys and but tickets to the Liverpool Food Festival on Living Social

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4419 on: September 9, 2015, 05:18:15 PM »
How does it work on a website? Is it basically like one click ordering where it sends all your details over to the company so you don't have to bother typing anything?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4420 on: September 9, 2015, 05:30:58 PM »
Sort of, you go through the usual steps and when it comes to payment you select Apple Pay, put your finger or thumb on the fingerprint ID thing, and it's all done

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4421 on: September 9, 2015, 09:32:41 PM »
I've used it a few times. Was particularly interested as I did a work stint involving mobile money and suchlike...

It's...OKAY, you get your phone out and 7 times out of 10 the card reader contacts straight away and you just use your thumb and jobs a good'un. But a few times for me, it doesn't connect when you do the thumb part, which leads to having to do it again.

All of which is more clunky and 30-40 seconds slower than using a contactless card. Wouldn't want to do this on an underground barrier with 75 people behind me!

They'll get it right I'm sure.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4422 on: September 10, 2015, 08:21:29 AM »
A lot depends on the reader itself.  We have 3 in the building I work at.  2 are flawless and one is always touchy, even with a card.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4423 on: October 1, 2015, 10:05:48 AM »
Got a new iPod Touch and when the headphones are plugged in sometimes when I move the sound jumps or can only be heard through one side of the headphones, any ideas what could be wrong?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4424 on: October 1, 2015, 10:08:31 AM »
Got a new iPod Touch and when the headphones are plugged in sometimes when I move the sound jumps or can only be heard through one side of the headphones, any ideas what could be wrong?

You tried another pair of headphones?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4425 on: October 1, 2015, 10:54:18 AM »
Got a new iPod Touch and when the headphones are plugged in sometimes when I move the sound jumps or can only be heard through one side of the headphones, any ideas what could be wrong?

Are you using the headphones that came with it? If not that would probably explain it.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4426 on: October 1, 2015, 12:14:49 PM »
Are you using the headphones that came with it? If not that would probably explain it.

I am using the ones that came with it mate. I'll try them on my iPhone and see if it does the same thing as the iPod.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4427 on: October 1, 2015, 12:19:51 PM »
I am using the ones that came with it mate. I'll try them on my iPhone and see if it does the same thing as the iPod.

The first thing that crossed my mind was wrong headphones. I've noticed recently that my iPhone doesn't like headphones that were designed originally for other phones.

Does sound like an issue with the jack on the headphones to me though.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4428 on: October 1, 2015, 12:46:14 PM »
The first thing that crossed my mind was wrong headphones. I've noticed recently that my iPhone doesn't like headphones that were designed originally for other phones.

Does sound like an issue with the jack on the headphones to me though.

Sound mate is it worth me taking it the apple shop and getting looked at?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4429 on: October 1, 2015, 12:51:11 PM »
Just test out your headphones in another device first, and another set of headphone in yours. That way can just confirm which the issue is with.

If it's the iPod then go into an Apple store and see what they can do.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4430 on: November 17, 2015, 10:51:35 PM »
Bought my daughter a ipad air 2 for Christmas off Amazon, it was £75 off retail price so got me a wondering about whether there is something dodgy with it. Got it today and it looks sound enough but it doesn't say anywhere on it that it's a ipad air 2? Not on the box even. It has the new button on the front that the ipad air 1 doesn't and the model number seems to match up but us there another way of telling that it's the real deal?

Also I put the 2 pieces of the charger together then the first time I tried to separate them they got stuck and broke when I freed them. This happened to anyone else?

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4431 on: November 18, 2015, 01:33:31 AM »
Bought my daughter a ipad air 2 for Christmas off Amazon, it was £75 off retail price so got me a wondering about whether there is something dodgy with it. Got it today and it looks sound enough but it doesn't say anywhere on it that it's a ipad air 2? Not on the box even. It has the new button on the front that the ipad air 1 doesn't and the model number seems to match up but us there another way of telling that it's the real deal?

Also I put the 2 pieces of the charger together then the first time I tried to separate them they got stuck and broke when I freed them. This happened to anyone else?

If it came in a white, unbranded box then you may want to check that it's a refurbished model. I've had 2 Macbooks refurbished from Apple and they come in a very generic white cardboard box.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4432 on: November 18, 2015, 07:58:45 AM »
If it came in a white, unbranded box then you may want to check that it's a refurbished model. I've had 2 Macbooks refurbished from Apple and they come in a very generic white cardboard box.
the box is white but it is branded with ipad air written on the side and a side on picture of the ipad on the top. You just expect it to at least say ipad 2 on the box even if the devices themselves don't have it on.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4433 on: November 18, 2015, 08:45:55 AM »
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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4434 on: November 18, 2015, 09:06:58 AM »
the box is white but it is branded with ipad air written on the side and a side on picture of the ipad on the top. You just expect it to at least say ipad 2 on the box even if the devices themselves don't have it on.

Sounds like a typical Apple box to me mate.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4435 on: November 18, 2015, 05:34:54 PM »
Sounds like a typical Apple box to me mate.
Good, I think it's definitely a genuine ipad 2 air thank god.

Just the charger that is the issue now, the part on the right has the right markings that it should have and feels solid but the plug part on the left that broke feels cheap and doesn't look like it's a genuine part. Can only find 'is it real' details on the 2 joined together which doesn't mention anything about the markings on the plug part.

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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4436 on: November 18, 2015, 05:36:56 PM »
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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4438 on: November 18, 2015, 07:09:53 PM »
Good, I think it's definitely a genuine ipad 2 air thank god.

Just the charger that is the issue now, the part on the right has the right markings that it should have and feels solid but the plug part on the left that broke feels cheap and doesn't look like it's a genuine part. Can only find 'is it real' details on the 2 joined together which doesn't mention anything about the markings on the plug part.


The Model number (on the back cover) of the iPad Air 2 is either A1566 on the iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi or A1567 on the iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular.

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201471

I'd take the charger into an Apple Store and see if they will give you a replacement.
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Re: Apple iOS Apps Thread (iPad / iPhone / iPod)
« Reply #4439 on: November 18, 2015, 07:25:17 PM »

The Model number (on the back cover) of the iPad Air 2 is either A1566 on the iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi or A1567 on the iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular.

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201471

I'd take the charger into an Apple Store and see if they will give you a replacement.
The number checks out and the home button is the newer one you get on the latest devices so it must be a ipad 2. Been looking at pictures of the Air 2 boxes and some do come with I pad Air 2 written on it and some don't so its a little bit confusing but I've no doubt the device itself (which is immaculate) and one half of the charger are the real thing ,the box might be from a Ipad air 1 and the second half of the charger is a bit dodgy so who knows what's going on ;D.