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Postby djrez4 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:41 am

MemberSince99 wrote:No I didn't know that. Not sure if mine is one of the phones, but that link says you have to back your phone up and pretty much wipe it for a battery replacement which seems kind of strange to me. I don't see myself bothering with it if it's that much trouble. What happened to the days when you could just open a panel in the back, take the old one out, put the new one in and you were done? I remember doing that to phones prior to the IPhone and it wasn't a huge thing like this is. I miss those days to be honest. That's another design issue in my view. And the battery didn't cost you a Franklin either.


It's always a good idea to back up your phone before any software update or service, just in case. Mine automatically backs up every night. As for the wipe, I don't know why they ask you to do that, but it's really not that big a deal. Back up at home, drive to your appointment, wipe the data, and restore when you get home. You'll be without your phone for, what, an hour? Two? Seems like a reasonable sacrifice to solve your complaint about battery life.
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Postby lobbythis » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:38 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:No I didn't know that. Not sure if mine is one of the phones, but that link says you have to back your phone up and pretty much wipe it for a battery replacement which seems kind of strange to me. I don't see myself bothering with it if it's that much trouble. What happened to the days when you could just open a panel in the back, take the old one out, put the new one in and you were done? I remember doing that to phones prior to the IPhone and it wasn't a huge thing like this is. I miss those days to be honest. That's another design issue in my view. And the battery didn't cost you a Franklin either.


Embedded battery allows the phone to be thinner.

The only way to combat this while increasing the battery power is to make the phone bigger. Since everyone wants their phones to be paper thin, the result is what you see today. And, particularly with Apple, they do not want anyone messing with their hardware or software. Everyone's experience must be the same in their walled garden. That's why they went ape sh!t in the beginning when people started jailbreaking their phones and running whatever software they wanted.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:01 pm

That's another thing I don't like about Apple. I thought MIcrosoft was bad (and they are) but Apple is way worse. Microsoft is in it for the money - Bill Gate's boys won't be happy until every possible cent from any and every source is in a Microsoft account somewhere, but Apple, these guys are in it for the religious experience of it. It's a whole different level of fanaticism.


Well all of that aside which is just my personal view on it, my next phone is going to be an Android. I gave Apple a shot, and I'm far less than impressed and it's time to see what the competition has. That's why I appreciate threads like this so I can see what you guys have learned.

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Postby lobbythis » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:15 pm

Then take a look at the new Motorola Moto X. Beautiful phone, customizable colors, removable battery, exceptional hardware and Motorola has been super fast with always keeping the Android software up to date. Just as fast the the Google Nexus phones.

That, along with the Moto 360 watch, is a pretty nifty setup.

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Postby darkguy2 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:42 pm

That underwater Sony Xperia Z3 unboxing was pretty cool. Not sure how good the OS runs on it but it has a crazy nice camera and is waterproof to 5m I think.
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Postby lobbythis » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:14 pm

It's priced a bit too high and all glass, but if you can handle that, they're amazing. It runs 4.4 KitKat and they've been good at keeping up, especially with the flagship Z line. They just have no mobile presence in the US which sucks.

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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:28 am

This new iOS update is about driving me nuts. As usual, the fascists at crApple force you to agree to their "terms and conditions" which you've no doubt slavishly agreed to at least 20 times already all over again to activate it. Then, even if you decline their stupid iCloud which I did, every time you go to send an email on it, it wants to connect to their cloud, and you have to click cancel. It doesn't want to link correctly via Bluetooth now, crApple reset my screen settings, and they threw too more stupid looking things on the desktop of the damn thing, one a book reader I have NO interest in as I already have Kindle.


All in all in my view yet another LOSS for crApple. Had I known the "upgrade" blew this badly I would not have installed it. But since I'll be ditching this POS phone next month I don't really care I just have to live with it until then. Thanks crApple!

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Postby djrez4 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:26 am

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Postby lobbythis » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:10 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:This new iOS update is about driving me nuts. As usual, the fascists at crApple force you to agree to their "terms and conditions" which you've no doubt slavishly agreed to at least 20 times already all over again to activate it. Then, even if you decline their stupid iCloud which I did, every time you go to send an email on it, it wants to connect to their cloud, and you have to click cancel. It doesn't want to link correctly via Bluetooth now, crApple reset my screen settings, and they threw too more stupid looking things on the desktop of the damn thing, one a book reader I have NO interest in as I already have Kindle.


All in all in my view yet another LOSS for crApple. Had I known the "upgrade" blew this badly I would not have installed it. But since I'll be ditching this POS phone next month I don't really care I just have to live with it until then. Thanks crApple!


TURN ICLOUD OFF AND LOGOUT. It's in the settings. If you do not log out, it will constantly badger you.

Apple does all of this sneaky stuff whenever you upgrade and most n00bs will leave everything turned on which is exactly what they are hoping for.

If you haven't seen the episode, make sure you take the time to go back to the South Park episode that made fun of iOS Terms of Service agreements. It's the best!

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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:50 pm

It's not enabled. I didn't accept it I declined it. But it still pesters me anyway.


I really wish I had not done that "upgrade". But you never know what you'll get when you do that if you don't wait, which was my mistake in plunging in. But as I mentioned I'm only going to use it for another less than 2 months so what the hell really. Then I'll sell this and the IPhone 4 on Craigslist for cash and be rid of the damn things. I'm leaving the ITunes songs I bought behind but oh well I've enjoyed listening to them in the meantime and that's good enough for me.



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