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Old 07-12-17, 10:09 AM   #1051
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Managed to drop my iPhone 6 on the 4th and shattered the screen. Made an appointment at the Apple store yesterday. One hour later I had a brand new screen on my phone. I'll miss the Apple service when I switch to Android, but the lack of a headphone jack on the new iPhones is a deal breaker for me. I'll keep my 6 until it's no longer supported - hopefully I have a year or two before that happens.
Hopefully by then you'll accept the fact that your current headphones work fine with the attachment that comes with a new iPhones, and potentially realize how good some of the wireless things that Apple is releasing are. After a few weeks with the AirPods it feels bizarre that I had to put up with wired ones. Definitely One of Apple's best products in years
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Old 07-12-17, 12:20 PM   #1052
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Hopefully by then you'll accept the fact that your current headphones work fine with the attachment that comes with a new iPhones, and potentially realize how good some of the wireless things that Apple is releasing are. After a few weeks with the AirPods it feels bizarre that I had to put up with wired ones. Definitely One of Apple's best products in years
I have no interest in the AirPods. The existing iPhone headphones don't fit my ears well, and AirPods are just a wireless version. And I can do without something else to remember to charge. My wired headphones work every time. The adapter is just another unnecessary pain in the ass to remember. I was the biggest Apple fan for a long time - I've had iPods, iPhones, iPads and Macs, all the way back to the first gen iPod. Time for something different. With a headphone jack and an SD card slot.
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Old 07-15-17, 03:53 AM   #1053
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I was the biggest Apple fan for a long time - I've had iPods, iPhones, iPads and Macs, all the way back to the first gen iPod. Time for something different. With a headphone jack and an SD card slot.
I was the biggest fan of Apple back to the Apple II, original Mac, and IIGS. That all changed when Apple started to eliminate actually useful functions in the name of 'streamlining' AKA: getting you to buy accessories at great expense (read: PROFIT) to them! I actually liked their first Ipods, the 5th Gen 160 GB Ipod was wonderful.

Now, getting them to include an SD card slot is impossible since they want to lock you into a finite memory capacity and charge you $100 for each 32 or 64 GB "upgrade", when you can buy 64 GB memory SD cards for < $10 now...
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Old 07-15-17, 01:45 PM   #1054
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I was the biggest fan of Apple back to the Apple II, original Mac, and IIGS. That all changed when Apple started to eliminate actually useful functions in the name of 'streamlining' AKA: getting you to buy accessories at great expense (read: PROFIT) to them! I actually liked their first Ipods, the 5th Gen 160 GB Ipod was wonderful.

Now, getting them to include an SD card slot is impossible since they want to lock you into a finite memory capacity and charge you $100 for each 32 or 64 GB "upgrade", when you can buy 64 GB memory SD cards for < $10 now...
The thing is the current iPad Pro goes from 256GB to 512GB for $100 - and I don't think either SD cards or any of its competitors go to 512GB. The current iPhone goes up to 256GB, hopefully the new one coming out this fall will be 512GB as well. That SD slot? The iPhone 7/7+ are waterproof - add a SD slot, there goes the being waterproof among many other things.
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Old 07-15-17, 02:04 PM   #1055
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That SD slot? The iPhone 7/7+ are waterproof - add a SD slot, there goes the being waterproof among many other things.
Hasn't stopped the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and S7), which have an SD card slot and is still water resistant. Technically at a higher rating then the iPhone 7 at that.
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Old 07-15-17, 02:58 PM   #1056
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Hasn't stopped the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and S7), which have an SD card slot and is still water resistant. Technically at a higher rating then the iPhone 7 at that.
Even if not, the iPhone has a slot for the sim already. They just need another slot for sd, or they can use a dual slot like what Samsung and others do.
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Old 07-15-17, 03:25 PM   #1057
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The thing is the current iPad Pro goes from 256GB to 512GB for $100 - and I don't think either SD cards or any of its competitors go to 512GB. The current iPhone goes up to 256GB, hopefully the new one coming out this fall will be 512GB as well. That SD slot? The iPhone 7/7+ are waterproof - add a SD slot, there goes the being waterproof among many other things.
The iPad pro both 10.5&12.9 cost $200 more to go from 256 to 512.
You can buy a surface pro in up to 1tb and that doesn't include storage from sd card expansion.
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Old 07-15-17, 04:53 PM   #1058
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With Apple, sleekness wins over functionality every time. I haven't crunched the numbers; they have. So, I guess their public cares more about how something looks, or if it is waterproof (!) (Note: Electronics and water don't mix, DUH!) than if it actually has useful features like an SD slot, micro USB slot, and/or headphone jack. Oh well...
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Old 07-15-17, 05:00 PM   #1059
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Water proofing is fine, enough people drop their phones in toilets, pools, or just splash water on them by accident for it to be an excellent feature to have on a cell phone. But again, Samsung has done it without sacrificing the SD card, or the headphone jack.
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Old 07-17-17, 09:00 AM   #1060
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I'll never go back to a phone without waterproofing. It's nice to bring your phone in the pool, or on a boat and not worry about water damage. Of course it's obviously also good about not dropping it in a puddle or toilet.
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Old 07-17-17, 09:26 AM   #1061
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Water proofing is fine, enough people drop their phones in toilets, pools, or just splash water on them by accident for it to be an excellent feature to have on a cell phone. But again, Samsung has done it without sacrificing the SD card, or the headphone jack.
While we are at it, Samsung has also done it with a removable battery in the past. Granted Samsung doesn't have removable batteries anymore but the argument that water resistance necessitates a sealed battery is false.
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Old 07-17-17, 05:00 PM   #1062
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I have to check out how the non-laminated glass thing affects the iPad experience. I'm still on a 3 (last version to use the 30-pin connector) and the battery life on it is great but it is getting a little slow on me. If it's not that much of a difference usage wise, $429 for a 128 wifi only is a no brainer upgrade.
The wife gave me an 12.9" iPad Pro for our anniversary instead.
My Lord this thing is huge. Now thinking of which keyboard/cover combo to get.
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Old 07-18-17, 04:01 PM   #1063
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My iPod Video/Classic/CLickwheel finally died (battery holds no charge at all anymore).
I missed my podcasts so I got an iPod touch. (spoiler: I don't like it.)
I used to use my ipod like this:
Subscribe to podcast in itunes.
Download all the old eps I wanted to, and set it to download new ones.
Listen to podcasts on ipod.
Whenever my ipod needed a charge, bring it in, plug it in, it would charge. Also, podcasts I listened to would go away, and I would get the new or unlistened (may be old) ones.
In my itunes all I saw were podcast eps that were new to me.

I listen in the car, I'm rarely on wifi with the touch.
For some reason the touch has Unplayed, Feed, Saved. I click an ep and surprise, it's not downloaded - I was on wifi just enough to see that a new ep was released, but not enough to download it.
It's showing me hundreds of eps I either have already listened to or haven't downloaded yet.

Any way to replicate my old functionality? Not everyone is online all the time, especially with a device that mostly kept in the car.
Ideally, I want, in both itunes and on the device, to see ONLY those podcast eps that are Unheard, and Downloaded. Once it's Heard, I want it to go away forever, both from download and the listing, unless I mark it "keep".
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Old 07-19-17, 12:24 AM   #1064
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My iPod Video/Classic/CLickwheel finally died (battery holds no charge at all anymore).
I missed my podcasts so I got an iPod touch. (spoiler: I don't like it.)
I used to use my ipod like this:
Subscribe to podcast in itunes.
Download all the old eps I wanted to, and set it to download new ones.
Listen to podcasts on ipod.
Whenever my ipod needed a charge, bring it in, plug it in, it would charge. Also, podcasts I listened to would go away, and I would get the new or unlistened (may be old) ones.
In my itunes all I saw were podcast eps that were new to me.

I listen in the car, I'm rarely on wifi with the touch.
For some reason the touch has Unplayed, Feed, Saved. I click an ep and surprise, it's not downloaded - I was on wifi just enough to see that a new ep was released, but not enough to download it.
It's showing me hundreds of eps I either have already listened to or haven't downloaded yet.

Any way to replicate my old functionality? Not everyone is online all the time, especially with a device that mostly kept in the car.
Ideally, I want, in both itunes and on the device, to see ONLY those podcast eps that are Unheard, and Downloaded. Once it's Heard, I want it to go away forever, both from download and the listing, unless I mark it "keep".
There are tutorial videos on how to replace the battery. You might just try doing that,
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Old 07-19-17, 05:28 AM   #1065
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My iPod Video/Classic/CLickwheel finally died (battery holds no charge at all anymore).
When the battery finally gives up the ghost, is the iPod bricked or can you still use it if it's plugged in to a USB port or charger?
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