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« Reply #1760 on: September 12, 2016, 11:22:29 PM »

Quote from: gangeli on September 12, 2016, 07:18:41 PM

My problem would be two fold, and its not because i'm "scared of the future" or apples future anyway.

One, I need another product to worry about charging like I need a hole in the head.

Two, I'm more than happy with my $5 corded headphones.  I don't need $50, or $100, or whatever they cost
bluetooth headphones.  Forget my headphones at home?  Buy a new pair.  Break my headphones, buy a new pair, etc

As mentioned, they are including a wired pair for free, as well as an adapter to use your old headphones.  I thought they'd do one or the other, but having both seems to be a pretty nice concession to the majority of users. 
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« Reply #1761 on: September 13, 2016, 09:21:57 PM »

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Quote from: Mystic95Z on September 12, 2016, 06:37:14 PM

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Here are some nice photos Sports Illustrated took at an NFL game:

http://www.si.com/nfl/photo/2016/09/11/iphone-7-plus-sneak-preview-photos

As for the headphone jack, it's always annoying when you lose a port or interface you are comfortable with, but that's also a move to the future and part of the growing pains of engineering.  Some day soon there will likely be NO interface port and everything will be handled wirelessly.  The phone will be water resistant by having the speakers shoot water out of them  icon_wink   Honestly it could already be done right now, but it would likely freak people out who can't handle too much change too quickly.  And isn't it just a little bit ironic that in an age of "wireless connectivity" people are getting so upset about losing a wired connection?  I can't wait to see how the masses react to autonomous cars, now *that* is going to be exciting.

If you really want to "fight the future" there are plenty of excellent alternative options with the 6 series.  And even with the 7, Apple provided what I felt was a surprising concession by including both wired (lightning) headphones AND an adapter to analog.  Only the simultaneous charge and wired use case requires the Belkin adapter.

And I'd bet there will also be cases coming out that add a 3.5mm jack.

That would be a significantly large case.

They should be able to do it in the same size as one of those battery cases.
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« Reply #1762 on: September 13, 2016, 09:41:40 PM »

Cases are something I just don't understand in this day and age.  If I have to put on an extra layer to the phone that makes it twice as thick, what's the point of them doing all the crazy advances with Gorilla glass and everything?  I haven't used a case or screen protector in years and the only time I damaged my phone was when I kneeled directly on the screen itself, which none of that would have saved.  I'll take a few minor surface scuffs over the daily annoyance of a case or screen protector any day.
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« Reply #1763 on: September 13, 2016, 10:17:10 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 13, 2016, 09:41:40 PM

Cases are something I just don't understand in this day and age.  If I have to put on an extra layer to the phone that makes it twice as thick, what's the point of them doing all the crazy advances with Gorilla glass and everything?  I haven't used a case or screen protector in years and the only time I damaged my phone was when I kneeled directly on the screen itself, which none of that would have saved.  I'll take a few minor surface scuffs over the daily annoyance of a case or screen protector any day.

Really? I don't understand not putting a case on a $750+ phone. I don't use screen protectors but cases always to help protect from drops. The case I use on my 6S isn't an annoyance at all and does not increase the size much at all.
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« Reply #1764 on: September 14, 2016, 07:34:57 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 13, 2016, 09:41:40 PM

Cases are something I just don't understand in this day and age.  If I have to put on an extra layer to the phone that makes it twice as thick, what's the point of them doing all the crazy advances with Gorilla glass and everything?  I haven't used a case or screen protector in years and the only time I damaged my phone was when I kneeled directly on the screen itself, which none of that would have saved.  I'll take a few minor surface scuffs over the daily annoyance of a case or screen protector any day.
I see broken screens all the time, usually on iPhones although that's probably because they're the majority here in Japan. I drop my phone ALL THE TIME. It would probably survive a fall off of the couch onto the wooden floor now problem but if it ever hit concrete I'm sure it'd be done. So it's always a case situation for me. It's unfortunate because I love the idea of no case. Whenever I take my phone out of its case I can't help think, "oh shit, this thing is LIGHT".
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« Reply #1765 on: September 14, 2016, 08:01:32 AM »

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Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 13, 2016, 09:41:40 PM

Cases are something I just don't understand in this day and age.  If I have to put on an extra layer to the phone that makes it twice as thick, what's the point of them doing all the crazy advances with Gorilla glass and everything?  I haven't used a case or screen protector in years and the only time I damaged my phone was when I kneeled directly on the screen itself, which none of that would have saved.  I'll take a few minor surface scuffs over the daily annoyance of a case or screen protector any day.
I see broken screens all the time, usually on iPhones although that's probably because they're the majority here in Japan. I drop my phone ALL THE TIME. It would probably survive a fall off of the couch onto the wooden floor now problem but if it ever hit concrete I'm sure it'd be done. So it's always a case situation for me. It's unfortunate because I love the idea of no case. Whenever I take my phone out of its case I can't help think, "oh shit, this thing is LIGHT".

I dropped my phones (iphones and cheap xiaomi) and also dropped samsung and applet tablets all the time and never saw a broken screen until my two years old daughter threw her ipad mini which shattered the screen's glass (only the outside layer, the display is still working).

So I think we don't need a case if we're older than 2 years old. slywink
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« Reply #1766 on: September 14, 2016, 08:04:20 AM »

I didn't follow iOS 10 news so I just found out today that you can delete most of the "built-in" apps with iOS 10.

That is good news for me. Not to free up space but not having apps icons that I never need or use is nice.
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« Reply #1767 on: September 14, 2016, 05:41:44 PM »

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on September 14, 2016, 08:04:20 AM

I didn't follow iOS 10 news so I just found out today that you can delete most of the "built-in" apps with iOS 10.

That is good news for me. Not to free up space but not having apps icons that I never need or use is nice.


I generally just create a folder and dump all the Apple app icons into it.  Just one fits all of them now I think so it doesn't really impact you much but you still have access to all of them just in case.
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« Reply #1768 on: September 14, 2016, 07:03:56 PM »

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on September 14, 2016, 08:01:32 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 14, 2016, 07:34:57 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 13, 2016, 09:41:40 PM

Cases are something I just don't understand in this day and age.  If I have to put on an extra layer to the phone that makes it twice as thick, what's the point of them doing all the crazy advances with Gorilla glass and everything?  I haven't used a case or screen protector in years and the only time I damaged my phone was when I kneeled directly on the screen itself, which none of that would have saved.  I'll take a few minor surface scuffs over the daily annoyance of a case or screen protector any day.
I see broken screens all the time, usually on iPhones although that's probably because they're the majority here in Japan. I drop my phone ALL THE TIME. It would probably survive a fall off of the couch onto the wooden floor now problem but if it ever hit concrete I'm sure it'd be done. So it's always a case situation for me. It's unfortunate because I love the idea of no case. Whenever I take my phone out of its case I can't help think, "oh shit, this thing is LIGHT".

I dropped my phones (iphones and cheap xiaomi) and also dropped samsung and applet tablets all the time and never saw a broken screen until my two years old daughter threw her ipad mini which shattered the screen's glass (only the outside layer, the display is still working).

So I think we don't need a case if we're older than 2 years old. slywink


Yeah, I've dropped phones all the time, onto carpet, linoleum, concrete, wood...and never once broken it.  And I keep them in the cargo pocket of my cargo shorts (don't go there...I like em, fuck fashion) so they get banged around a lot as well.  I don't have any iPhones, so I can't speak to those, but two different Samsung phones and one Nokia Lumia all survived years with me. 
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« Reply #1769 on: September 14, 2016, 11:45:01 PM »

Meh. My Galaxy Note will be happy to know that it should still be working after it fell out of my breast pocket when I bent over and landed face first on some patio stones. Smashed the display and I guess the digitizer underneath because it wouldn't come on.
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« Reply #1770 on: September 15, 2016, 03:57:08 PM »

fwiw, I ordered black 128GB iPhone 7 over the weekend. Just got a text this morning it is supposed to reach my office tomorrow (Friday).  icon_smile My 128GB (really 114GB usable) iPhone 6 has seemed the right capacity for me (still nearly 40GB free).

fwiw, I've only used Bluetooth headsets for years. My weird ear shapes don't work well with earbuds (Apple's or a couple other brands I've tried). I really can't stand earphone/headphone cords as I constantly get 'em tangled, or step over them. When I used corded headphones with my PC, i constantly forgot they were on, and had numerous dumb accidents yanking my speakers off my desk.

I do understand the furor. I wasn't real happy with the lightning port switch rendering my various 40-pin power connectors useless. And there's something to be said for a simple technology (headphone jacks) lasting 60 some odd years because it's simple and it works, not because it's a bad idea. I mean, I figure if anyone could concoct an improved headphone jack that wouldn't let water in, wouldn't it be Apple?

I'm keen on the screen improvements, camera improvements, modestly larger 7 battery, in particular. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get to see whether any of that lives up to the billing.  icon_smile
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« Reply #1771 on: September 15, 2016, 08:21:53 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on September 15, 2016, 03:57:08 PM

fwiw, I ordered black 128GB iPhone 7 over the weekend. Just got a text this morning it is supposed to reach my office tomorrow (Friday).  icon_smile

Was that Matte Black or Jet Black?
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« Reply #1772 on: September 15, 2016, 08:28:46 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on September 15, 2016, 08:21:53 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 15, 2016, 03:57:08 PM

fwiw, I ordered black 128GB iPhone 7 over the weekend. Just got a text this morning it is supposed to reach my office tomorrow (Friday).  icon_smile

Was that Matte Black or Jet Black?

I have a Matte Black 128GB arriving tomorrow.
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« Reply #1773 on: September 15, 2016, 09:10:31 PM »

Quote from: gellar on September 15, 2016, 08:28:46 PM

Quote from: rittchard on September 15, 2016, 08:21:53 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 15, 2016, 03:57:08 PM

fwiw, I ordered black 128GB iPhone 7 over the weekend. Just got a text this morning it is supposed to reach my office tomorrow (Friday).  icon_smile

Was that Matte Black or Jet Black?

I have a Matte Black 128GB arriving tomorrow.

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« Reply #1774 on: September 16, 2016, 10:05:10 PM »

Just ordered a 256GB 7 Plus.

Reading various reviews, it sounds like the camera is about on par with the Galaxy S7/Note 7 camera, which is what I was hoping for.
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« Reply #1775 on: September 17, 2016, 05:09:05 AM »

I kinda miss the days you could tell what model it was by the wording on the box, but for years now it just says "iPhone"  icon_razz


Only the tiny, teeny back box print gives it away. It doesn't thankfully say you pledge your soul to Apple.  retard


The famous (infamous) dongle is really quite tiny. Though I would've thought by 2016 wireless charging without needing a special case would be doable, but it seems not. Or like a magnetic headphone/earphone connector that didn't require an open jack port. But I guess not. The 21st century is just one disappointment after another.  Roll Eyes


I had some high comedy activating, as I hadn't updated my iPad to iOS10. The Cloud verification code gets sent to your other iOS or OSX product. Or in a pinch they use an automated calling system of some sort. Finally sorted all that out.

While the earphone/headphone jack removal doesn't bother me (earbuds don't work w/ my ears well, and I've used Bluetooth headsets for years), getting used to this "taptic" or whatever home button in place of the distinctive physical click may take me some getting used to. Not sure how to describe it -- sort of a mini vibration behind the button (you get 3 choices of I guess how strong a feedback it is) instead of a physical click. Hopefully it'll become 2nd nature with time.

I'd like to get Cygnett's clear iPhone 7 case but right now it's only available in Australia/New Zealand where Cygnett's based (https://www.cygnett.com/collections/iphone-cases-accessories/products/aeroshield-case-for-iphone-7-clear). I love my clear Cygnett iPhone 6 case in part because of its "knurled" edges that made it easier to grip, and kinda bummer the 7 version doesn't have that. Also loved it because it added no discernible weight -- I tried two other brand clear cases later but both added just enough weight to be annoying.
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« Reply #1776 on: September 17, 2016, 05:37:34 AM »

I promised some stupid unboxing, so here ya go! With cameo appearances by JJ the cat.  icon_smile Works better if you hum the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme while viewing these...


iPhone 6 black had a silver back. The new flat black has a sort of matte black back. I like it, and I bet it's pretty much fingerprint smudge proof.  icon_smile


Oh crap, I already got cat hair on it!  icon_razz


I already thought 6 had a beautiful screen, so I can't really say whether the hype of 7 having a snazzier screen jumps out at me by comparison. But hey, Gaming Trend never looked better on an iPhone, fwiw.  icon_smile
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« Reply #1777 on: September 17, 2016, 01:35:43 PM »

Did I mention the solid-state capacitative home button is way more annoying than the absent earphone jack? imho, it'll be the biggest stumbling block to customers moving to 7. It's really more of a vibrating home button than a click now.

Also, you won't be able to use regular gloves with it.  disgust I thought the fingerprint sensor stuff was great -- this so far just strikes me as weird and difficult to get used to, and "gizmo-ing for the sake of gizmo-ing."

I wonder how they marketed it in meetings. "Now, you don't have to deal with that annoying home button click you've been so comfortable using for 9 years! We'll also remove that pesky 'finger swipe to unlock your iPhone' feature, because you didn't want that feature anymore!"

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/16/iphone-7-solid-state-home-button-works-on-capacitive-touch-gloved-users-beware

I'm not planning to return it or anything. Just I think the non-physical home button may prove to be a bigger "get used to it" stumbling block than other aspects of the iPhone  7 or iOS10. fwiw. Maybe I'll feel differently in a week.  icon_smile

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« Reply #1778 on: September 17, 2016, 02:11:15 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on September 17, 2016, 01:35:43 PM

Did I mention the solid-state capacitative home button is way more annoying than the absent earphone jack? imho, it'll be the biggest stumbling block to customers moving to 7. It's really more of a vibrating home button than a click now.

Also, you won't be able to use regular gloves with it.  disgust I thought the fingerprint sensor stuff was great -- this so far just strikes me as weird and difficult to get used to, and "gizmo-ing for the sake of gizmo-ing."

I wonder how they marketed it in meetings. "Now, you don't have to deal with that annoying home button click you've been so comfortable using for 9 years! We'll also remove that pesky 'finger swipe to unlock your iPhone' feature, because you didn't want that feature anymore!"

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/16/iphone-7-solid-state-home-button-works-on-capacitive-touch-gloved-users-beware

I'm not planning to return it or anything. Just I think the non-physical home button may prove to be a bigger "get used to it" stumbling block than other aspects of the iPhone  7 or iOS10. fwiw. Maybe I'll feel differently in a week.  icon_smile


The home button was the #1 wear and tear cause of repair, apparently.  That should no longer be an issue.
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« Reply #1779 on: September 17, 2016, 05:52:17 PM »

Let us know how long the battery charge lasts. It's nice to get an idea about real world use conditions.

Oh, and I'd also be interested in seeing some low light or night time photos. 

Congratulations though. Nice looking phone. I've always appreciated Apple's attention to industrial design.
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« Reply #1780 on: September 17, 2016, 08:23:28 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on September 17, 2016, 05:09:05 AM

Though I would've thought by 2016 wireless charging without needing a special case would be doable, but it seems not. Or like a magnetic headphone/earphone connector that didn't require an open jack port. But I guess not. The 21st century is just one disappointment after another.  Roll Eyes

I had a Palm Pre that had wireless charging. Apparently the Pre Plus model came with it (so you didn't have to replace the case - not that it added any bulk that I remember). An outstanding feature...for 2009. biggrin
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« Reply #1781 on: September 17, 2016, 11:40:55 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on September 17, 2016, 01:35:43 PM

Did I mention the solid-state capacitative home button is way more annoying than the absent earphone jack? imho, it'll be the biggest stumbling block to customers moving to 7. It's really more of a vibrating home button than a click now.

Also, you won't be able to use regular gloves with it.
 disgust I thought the fingerprint sensor stuff was great -- this so far just strikes me as weird and difficult to get used to, and "gizmo-ing for the sake of gizmo-ing."

I wonder how they marketed it in meetings. "Now, you don't have to deal with that annoying home button click you've been so comfortable using for 9 years! We'll also remove that pesky 'finger swipe to unlock your iPhone' feature, because you didn't want that feature anymore!"

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/16/iphone-7-solid-state-home-button-works-on-capacitive-touch-gloved-users-beware

I'm not planning to return it or anything. Just I think the non-physical home button may prove to be a bigger "get used to it" stumbling block than other aspects of the iPhone  7 or iOS10. fwiw. Maybe I'll feel differently in a week.  icon_smile



How do people with non conductive gloves use the previous iPhone? Push the home button while wearing gloves then remove the gloves to use the touch screen?

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« Reply #1782 on: September 18, 2016, 12:38:27 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on September 17, 2016, 01:35:43 PM

Did I mention the solid-state capacitative home button is way more annoying than the absent earphone jack? imho, it'll be the biggest stumbling block to customers moving to 7. It's really more of a vibrating home button than a click now.

Also, you won't be able to use regular gloves with it.  disgust I thought the fingerprint sensor stuff was great -- this so far just strikes me as weird and difficult to get used to, and "gizmo-ing for the sake of gizmo-ing."

I wonder how they marketed it in meetings. "Now, you don't have to deal with that annoying home button click you've been so comfortable using for 9 years! We'll also remove that pesky 'finger swipe to unlock your iPhone' feature, because you didn't want that feature anymore!"

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/16/iphone-7-solid-state-home-button-works-on-capacitive-touch-gloved-users-beware

I'm not planning to return it or anything. Just I think the non-physical home button may prove to be a bigger "get used to it" stumbling block than other aspects of the iPhone  7 or iOS10. fwiw. Maybe I'll feel differently in a week.  icon_smile



I actually found it really easy to adjust to and I was expecting it to be difficult, FWIW.
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« Reply #1783 on: September 18, 2016, 02:16:30 PM »

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+7+Plus+Teardown/67384

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In place of the headphone jack, we find a component that seems to channel sound from outside the phone into the microphone... or from the Taptic Engine out.
No fancy electronics here, just some well-designed acoustics and molded plastic.
Teardown Update: According to Apple, this plastic component is a barometric vent. With the added ingress protection afforded by the watertight seal, the iPhone uses this baffle to equalize the internal and atmospheric pressures in order to have an accurate altimeter.
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« Reply #1784 on: September 20, 2016, 01:32:51 PM »

Blackjack, have you heard any hissing coming from yours under heavy load?
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« Reply #1785 on: October 14, 2016, 05:39:32 PM »

Quote from: Mystic95Z on September 20, 2016, 01:32:51 PM

Blackjack, have you heard any hissing coming from yours under heavy load?
Although I have not heard any hiss -- I did read about this on AppleInsider and the like -- on occasion it has felt a bit hot to me (maybe a given given the thin-ness). It has not pulled a Galaxy Note on me yet.  paranoid

I tried a clear Silk brand case:
http://www.silkinnovation.com/products/pureview-clear-slim-case-for-iphone-7/
*But the 7 is so dang light, and this case just made it feel like a brick to me. It was sort of a hybrid hard plastic/soft silicone inner lining, which made it protective and easy to put on, but just too heavy. I returned to Amazon for store credit.

I want to try this Cygnett case (Aussie web site) but the Aussie-based company seems to be dragging its feet here in US and offers no iPhone 7 cases here yet.
https://www.cygnett.com/collections/iphone-cases-accessories/products/aeroshield-case-for-iphone-7-clear

I think I'm OK with the non-physical home button now, but it did take me quite a while to get used to it. I still miss "slide to unlock."  tear

One expensive mistake for me -- my 7 came with 'use cellular connection to download apps/app updates automatically' enabled. I wasn't paying attention, so that's apparently why I topped my pretty generous monthly data allowance (4GB) and got socked with a nasty overage fee for the first time in my 4 years with iPhones.  retard
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« Reply #1786 on: October 14, 2016, 06:52:34 PM »

I finally got a 7 Plus (matte black) to replace a Galaxy Note 4.

I have not had a chance to really explore how good the camera is but after being an iPhone person since the very first model, then taking a 2 year break with a Note 4, being back on an iPhone was surprisingly smooth. Like riding a bike. Compared to the Note 4, the 7 Plus feels so much responsive. No lag at all moving around the screens and launching apps. The Note 4 had annoying lagging in general and the battery was starting to hold a shorter charge so I switched at the perfect time.

I also have Carplay integration in my SUV. It's the first time I've been able to try this feature and wow, is it awesome. Being able to do texting all through Siri is really cool.
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« Reply #1787 on: October 21, 2016, 07:42:19 PM »

So I tried another clear case, End Scene brand found at Target ($10 off this listed online price):
http://www.target.com/p/iphone-7-case-end-scene-clear/-/A-51417929

While it's pretty protective (hard shell structure), I found it again too heavy and also because of its rigidity, extremely difficult to remove.

So back to Target it goes today. I guess I'll just go nudie (sans case, I mean), and at some point invest in a screen protector of some sort.
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« Reply #1788 on: October 23, 2016, 03:18:46 AM »

I know that there is a subset of people that like to bash Apple and the iphone, but I am a rather hardcore customer based upon their superior customer service. I could tell a few different stories, but most recently I had a Macbook Pro that died about eight weeks after my extended applecare warranty expired. Took it in to my local apple store and it needed to go out for repairs. When I asked for an estimate I was told "free of charge." They knew my warranty had expired, but they saw that I also owned an ipad, iphone, AppleTV and apple router. The guy said, "Thank you for being a loyal customer across our product lines. We have some flexibility regarding this repair and the out of warranty period."

I'm all in for the Macbook Pro announcement next week. For comparison, my Toshiba laptop died two DAYS after my 1 year warranty expired. They told me to take a hike. I've never purchased Toshiba again.
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« Reply #1789 on: October 28, 2016, 02:01:12 AM »

After trying and returning two clear iPhone 7 cases for adding too much weight, I'm trying this one by Spigen...

Official Spigen page: iPhone 7 case, Liquid Crystal
http://www.spigen.com/products/iphone-7-case-liquid-crystal-1?variant=21595975617
*Lots of cases I look at don't have a weight listed; this one proudly lists 0.4 oz (couple clear plastics I looked at were more like 1 oz or 1.75 oz), which seemed lightest I could find so far. Amazon had it for under $10 so I burned some of my piled up Amazon credit on it and overnight shipping. It's grippy, and has a slight lip on front to protect screen when face down. It isn't Fort Knox, but I suspect it'll help avoid any further out-of-pocket-in-the-restroom fiascos.  icon_smile Has a nearly imperceptible "inner dot pattern" designed to keep the phone surface from retaining weird watermarks and what not, guess I'll see about that down the road.

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Anyway, here's hoping this case is... The One.  The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.
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« Reply #1790 on: October 28, 2016, 05:45:55 AM »

I'm using a Spigen Liquid Armor case (black), and I love it.  It's improves the grip and has just enough lip to keep the screen from cracking on a drop.
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« Reply #1791 on: October 28, 2016, 05:03:41 PM »

This is the case I am using:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IHAJZGY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's a super thin, lightweight case that adds no weight or bulk to the phone. Of course, the big drawback is that it provides no drop protection whatsoever, but it's cheap, it feels really good on my iPhone, and it looks pretty sleek.
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« Reply #1792 on: October 28, 2016, 08:56:52 PM »

That's a mighty pretty thumb, BJ!!   icon_twisted icon_twisted icon_twisted

I've tried a number of clear cases, and I just can't seem to settle on something I really like.  I want something that I can see the jet black finish but the cases I tried all seemed to add some weird glare or giant bubbles, etc.  Presently I just have a "skin" on the back and a shield on the front, then use a thin bumper around it.  It's not bad but the back skin I chose is not working out well.  I think I just need a simple back shield that's similar to the front and keep the bumper.
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« Reply #1793 on: October 28, 2016, 09:48:17 PM »

I really like the Apple leather case but obviously it hides the finish of the phone that you guys seem to want to show off. But in terms of protection and feel, I have not found anything better. It's also preposterously expensive, which is the major negative.
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« Reply #1794 on: October 28, 2016, 11:25:46 PM »

Wow, $49 for the leather case, and the silicone case is $39. Apple sure knows how to charge a premium.
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« Reply #1795 on: November 05, 2016, 03:20:11 AM »

Quote from: rittchard on October 28, 2016, 08:56:52 PM

That's a mighty pretty thumb, BJ!!   icon_twisted icon_twisted icon_twisted

I've tried a number of clear cases, and I just can't seem to settle on something I really like.  I want something that I can see the jet black finish but the cases I tried all seemed to add some weird glare or giant bubbles, etc.  Presently I just have a "skin" on the back and a shield on the front, then use a thin bumper around it.  It's not bad but the back skin I chose is not working out well.  I think I just need a simple back shield that's similar to the front and keep the bumper.
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I'm happy with the Spigen I mentioned above. It's a keeper for me.  icon_smile It's grippy, and it seems to provide enough friction in my shirt pocket that it doesn't slide out like jellyfish.... It does "Look" bulky visually but that's just the softness protecting the rims/corners.

I will laud Amazon for making returns so easy, though I guess most mail order places do today.

Yeah lot of smartphone case prices to me are outrageous. And often I ended up happiest with cases in the $10-$20 price range. Amazon and others online often heavily discount from MSRP.
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