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The 'Apple' scam (Iphone etc)

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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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Still rocking the 5. People mock me, IDGAF




posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 04:55 PM
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originally posted by: Domo1
Still rocking the 5. People mock me, IDGAF


Don’t update iOS 11 yet their had the second failure at fixing it. 🍏



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: Robbo2006

originally posted by: Domo1
Still rocking the 5. People mock me, IDGAF


Don’t update iOS 11 yet their had the second failure at fixing it. 🍏


I'm currently running 10.3.3 on my 5s. I'm now going to go update (I'm on my phone just now). I'll report back if I have any problems, and even if I don't



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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Nothing to do with OS upgrades, in fact, most phones (Android / iOS / WP) last longer with OS updates dues to power saving enhancements.

Many things affect the longevity of your battery, how you charge it, discharge it, what temperature it is used under (environmental and phone).

Try not to let it to 0%, the lower it gets, the fewer charges you get. A good idea is to try and not let it get under 50% where possible, and try not to leave it plugged in too long once it hits 100%

Once every month or two let your battery hit 0% then fully charge it, this helps the phone calibrate itself so it can recognise how much charge is in it better.

Of course, having a hundred Facebook/Twitter etc notifications every hour wont help.

We replace quite a number of batteries each week, and whilst Apple seem to be the most replaced, we've figured it's just misuse/overuse by the owner.

Look after your battery and it could last a good few years.
edit on 28/9/17 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: Robbo2006

originally posted by: Domo1
Still rocking the 5. People mock me, IDGAF


Don’t update iOS 11 yet their had the second failure at fixing it. 🍏


I'm currently running 10.3.3 on my 5s. I'm now going to go update (I'm on my phone just now). I'll report back if I have any problems, and even if I don't


Main problem when go contact and send message doesn’t load straight to contact you have to select from list.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: Robbo2006

originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: Robbo2006

originally posted by: Domo1
Still rocking the 5. People mock me, IDGAF


Don’t update iOS 11 yet their had the second failure at fixing it. 🍏


I'm currently running 10.3.3 on my 5s. I'm now going to go update (I'm on my phone just now). I'll report back if I have any problems, and even if I don't


Main problem when go contact and send message doesn’t load straight to contact you have to select from list.


I noticed that. Not really an issue as most of the people I text I text through WhatsApp.

Not sure I like the new display though. It seems smaller. Also, the little menu bar at the bottom (with the 4 icons) is now grey and larger.

Overall though, I don’t see much difference.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: snowspirit

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and I don't see any of this problem. I also have a Note 4, and don't see this problem on it either.
If it means anything, they are both on Verizon, (not by choice.)

SnrRog



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: woogleuk

Really good advice about the batteries. I have a feeling it's like cars. You're car probably wasn't a POS when you got it, you just never got oil changes or did the maintenance.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: Robbo2006

He's got the LG G6, like myself.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

Could it be that you might need to clear the data cache or the like after it has updated the OS?

Reason i mention it is with Android and Google Nexus 7 tablets in particular, after an update to a newer version of Android my perfectly functional Tablet(with the previous OS) decided to become almost unusable. Numerous reasons have been postulated, the main contender being some form of memory issue/leek with the Nand chips used. But essentially Google have gimped the tablet.

Just wondering if Apple is up to something similar?
edit on 28-9-2017 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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I had to replace my old cell phone this year, it finally bit the dust on me. Now I have an Alcatel smartphone, $40 got me a phone that's as good as (actually, a little faster in response) whatever last year's Samsung Galaxy model was that my husband has.

Don't freak, though. He didn't pay full price for it when he got it last year like some folks do. He has Boost Mobile for his service, and he's in a cushy customer appreciation program that lets him upgrade every year to whatever brand & model he wants, and the most he pays is $50 bucks. His Galaxy cost him $30 (not a typo) and it wasn't even a refurbished phone



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 07:50 PM
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Have you tried deleting files and freeing up memory - helps me every time.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:14 AM
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Hey thanks man. a reply to: LanceCorvette



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:57 AM
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originally posted by: fusiondoe
Hey guys

I have had it with Apple.

A strange coincidence that I have noticed over the past few years. Every single time they release a new handset, suddenly my older one starts to malfunction in strange ways and the battery life becomes nonexistent.

This has happened with every model I have had (been an iPhone user since the iPhone 3G)

Now the iPhone 8 is out and the impending Iphone X is on its way, suddenly my phone here is freezing all the time, apps are acting funny and so on!

I was also told by a friend who knew somebody that worked at Apple that apparently all iPhones are preset to only charge 300 times deliberately before you need to replace the battery, another money spinner ... Obviously I am only repeating what I was told so have no proof.

I can't be the only person this has been happening too. Oh well, Android (or another) here I come


I wonder if there is a way of hacking the phone and extending this setting??



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 03:54 AM
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Growing up one of my parents worked with my state's school districts to bring Macintoshes into the public schools. So I've been around them for awhile...since their stock price was around $1 per share.

Apple can still have a nice "ecosystem", and all of that (really they do), but consistently, before even mobile hardware existed from Apple, this has been a constant issue with their desktop platforms.

Spend $3k on an Apple desktop, which would funtion around the level of a 1.3k PC, which is not a great deal, but then by the next OS upgrade it'd be running it, or a new version of safari, way too slow.
An OS upgrade should make the hardware/software more efficient not hamstring it.

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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 04:08 AM
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I don't think Samsung phones have built in obsolescence, at least the ones with removable batteries didn't.
In my family we still have working Note's, a 2, 3, and 4 that have simply had replacement batteries.
The note series are the best phones ever made. I love the s-pen too.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 04:13 AM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: fusiondoe

I think I've had mine for 2 years now. 6S.

Hey it's like any computer. After a few years it's time for a new one.




Hey it's like any computer. After a few years it's time for a new one.


Not a Mac. I've had my Macbook Pro since 2011 and it works as good and as fast as day one. When I used to use Microsoft based systems, every few years I'd have to upgrade because they were #.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 04:31 AM
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a reply to: Liquesence




When I used to use Microsoft based systems, every few years I'd have to upgrade because they were #.


Until you wipe windows and install linux. Then they will last forever (or near enough)



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 04:34 AM
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originally posted by: Dr X
a reply to: Liquesence




When I used to use Microsoft based systems, every few years I'd have to upgrade because they were #.


Until you wipe windows and install linux. Then they will last forever (or near enough)


Right, that's why it's the operating system. Microsoft OS sucks. I toyed with Linux (Fedora was one, can't recall the other) before I ever started using Mac, but at the time I didn't invest enough time to learn how to use it and gave up.

ETA:

Plus I like Apple support. MS pissed me off when I needed support once, and those jerks wanted to charge me for support (email or chat, can't recall. Apply helps with anything I need, free, unless it's hardware. The good thing about linux systems is it's open source, though.
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posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 06:30 AM
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just my opinion - but your phones are slowing down because of OS and app bloat - not any manufacturer conspiracy

everytime a new product with " better " specs comes out - the apps and OS`are updated to " fully utilise " the new preformance

i upgraded my phone [ sansung android ] - from A3 to A5 in june 2017 - and i has kept the old phone as a digital organiser

and guess what - its " reserve memory " has shrunk by 650 MB - despite no new apps or any significant data [ prob 20 meg of files ]

wheres it all gone - bloat fro the fact that every time it gets a wi-fi signal [ no sim card in it now - but it can still ring 999 and text the 999 app ] - it updates several apps

just to put it in context - i once thought the new 512 eg HDD in a computer desktop i bought was obsenely large [ this was 1994 IIRC - certainly pre windows 95 ]

bloat - its what you get when apps upgrade every month



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