Official Apple Thread - 9/12 - GDT iPhone & friends Release

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  1. Honour Over Glory

    Honour Over Glory Bryan Rust's True #1 Fan. TRUE NUMBER ONE FAN.

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    Since Steve Jobs died? It's always been about looking pretty while being functional for the most part.

    Apple has defined the tech world with their design. People complain and whine about it, but then those competitor companies also start copying and following them, so it's like...ok? the hate? Sure.

    But don't think for a second that anything has changed in that regard, since the stupid iMacs in the 90's, Apple has always been about trying to look as cool as possible.
     
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    I wish I could try all the other brands. I don’t really have access to them, so I read and watch a lot of reviews.

    The Beats Studio 3’s are comfortable, light, plastic, with ok but not great noise cancelling. Like you’d want to crank the music to drown out whatever the ANC can’t handle. I don’t find them hot, but I only use them when I’m stationary.

    The AirPods Pro seem to be much better than the Studio 3’s for ANC, to the point where I’m considering selling the Studio 3’s. They’re excellent in all circumstances.
     
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    Honour Over Glory Bryan Rust's True #1 Fan. TRUE NUMBER ONE FAN.

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    Is there an app or way to make video playlist? Like I have a bunch of episodes and I want them to load one after another.

    Do I need some app for this?
     
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    Going to get the wife an 11 for Christmas. Just need to figure out how to make it a surprise (I want to send her 7 in for a trade-in).
     
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    Put a broken/used screen protector on her 7 so she thinks the actual screen is broken, take it to the Apple Store for "repair"

    Tadaaaaa!

    But there is probably an easier way lol
     
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    If anyone ever loses their Apple TV remote and needs a replacement, buy the SteelSeries Nimbus game controller. Far superior to the $75 Apple remote (d-pad > swipe controls), and you can play the games, which are starting to improve in quality with the launch of Arcade.
     
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    thinking and probbaly gonna upgrade my current x to an iphone 11 pro. was still debating on weather or not to get it. but after reading reviews and watching countless videos on the phone. its worth it. but don't know which color to get. i like midnight green. but theres space gray/gold/pink. currently my X is a silver 64gb. wallets gonna be hurting Q_Q
     
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    What about it is worth the upgrade? Genuinely curious. Especially with the big changes coming next year. 5G especially.
     
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    it's only worth it if your X is on it's last leg. Yeah, the camera is better and its a bit faster, the battery will be improved since it's new. Otherwise, it's the same damn phone and the 5G is coming next year. The thing about the 5G through and I live in Chicago, service will still be virtually none existant, especially indoors. I've done some speed tests with my current phone and it's around 100 mps down, 20 mps up for the most part.
     
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    Do Xbox controllers work with it? The apple TV remote is a bit annoying but I like that it has volume buttons on it.
     
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    Supermassive HISS, HISS

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    The second generation Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth do work with it. Pretty sure they don't control the volume though. I use Bluetooth headphones with volume controls most of the time instead.
     
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    Getting my wife the 128 GB XR for Christmas. After trading in her 7, it'll just be $500. Not bad.
     
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    Gardner McKay Alright Frankie...

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    Anyone else less than impressed with their 11? I bought two of them back in October and my wife and I find them to be... meh.
     
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    I find it’s only exciting as an Apple owner when you move to a new body type, ie. from a 6/6S/7/8 to an X/XS/11.
     
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    Yeah I have the X and tbh I'm not really interested in the current lineup

    Let's see what Apple will offer in 2020
     
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    So my co-worker is selling her 13" MacBook Pro , 2017 model at 1300 $, Canadian dollars of course
    She's using her work MacBook all the time so her personal one hasn't seen much action in a while

    I tested it last week and it seems to be working fine

    The battery cycle counter is at 400 though (I don't remember if it said "normal" but usually at 400 it is).

    Good deal or should I wait and buy and brand new one instead?
     
  17. Rhaegar Targaryen

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    I'm assuming it's the non-touchbar one?

    Depends what all you need it for, but my exact same one (with Touch Bar) runs seamlessly, still. Absolutely no issues and I love it. I paid $2800 for mine when it came out, so I'd jump on that deal. A quick check on my local Kijiji says it's a slightly above average deal.
     
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    Assuming its the cheapest model, its not really a deal you can't get on kijiji any given weekend. Assuming its the most expensive model, its a great deal. I'm guessing its the base model, in which case, its a fair asking price.

    400 cycles is a lot though, She must have stopped using it extremely recently because thats like a solid 2 years of steady charge.
     
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    Thank you guys, much appreciated

    (Yes it's a non touchbar, base model)

    I've done some research and 400 cycles is high indeed

    Something came up since, a friend of mine is working for Apple until January and he got me a sweet deal on the 11' iPad Pro

    So I'm getting the IPP and keep using my Windows laptop until it dies

    Once the lappy dies I'll see if I get another Windows or a MB
     
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    You’ll dig the iPad Pro. I ended up giving my Windows tablet/laptop to my son after migrating everything to my iPad. You’ll still need some sort of computer for the odd task (mine runs Plex and does the heavy downloading), but the iPad has superior battery life and accessibility.
     
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    Yeah my aging Windows laptop is still around, I’ll plug it (dead battery) if I need to do important stuff

    I’ll use the IPP and see if I really need it - I have until January 8 to return it
     
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    I fit into that category since this past October I upgraded from an 8 Plus to the iPhone 11 and I think it’s great.
     
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    How did you feel going from the screen size of an 8 Plus to the screen size of an 11?
     
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    Does anyone here have Apple Music? I have it (Paid for the annual at the end of June) but I'm not sure if I like it or not. It just seems like everyone I know is on Spotify and when people advertise their music, it's always Spotify. I wish Apple overhauled it's Music service because it can be so much better.
     
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    I had it for a while, but it messed with my music library so I dumped it.

    The service definitely feels like a missed opportunity, almost like it’s being ignored, with all the other services Apple has been starting up.

    Another thing that annoyed me is that Apple really neutered their regular Music app in migrating several features to its paid service. So they’re not getting my money anymore.
     

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