General Discussion: The iPhone thread


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Anto
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3592 posts since 19/1/12

16 Sep 2018 12:35
I agree with that, it's the thing we own we all use the most probably, but now the prices hikes in relation to the innovation, which imo is just incremental and no longer revolutionary as it has been in most cases in the past, are no longer justified.

That said, I've been on Apple all my life since switching from BB, and don't know what to do next…will try to stretch the life of my 6s as much as I can, but it's already 3 years old…can't see it going for much more than another year
Dee
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11229 posts since 22/11/07

16 Sep 2018 16:35
apple are taking the piss
maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

16 Sep 2018 18:16
iPhone 8 gone down 150 bucks, will defo cop in nyc now
saltz33
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207 posts since 1/10/12

16 Sep 2018 18:30
definitely gonna try and eek more life out of my iPhone 6… have toyed with the idea of a P20 Pro but not sure I am ready for an android step
rural
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17586 posts since 26/9/06

16 Sep 2018 18:57
Nandroid
Hello World
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12102 posts since 7/3/05

16 Sep 2018 19:03
Weak spot is the battery, swap that and should be fine. ios 12 in limited operation still good back to a 5S.


ChrisAlright
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1429 posts since 29/6/08

16 Sep 2018 19:52
Yeah it’s only pisses me off from a principles perspectives because tech is meant to be deflationary.

I’m on 6S and it’s slow af as battery lasts 4 hours and Apple won’t replace it cos there’s a dent in the case aka excuse.
Razorlight123
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4486 posts since 13/1/10

posted 16 Sep 2018 20:35, edited 16 Sep 2018 20:35
ChrisAlright wrote: Yeah it’s only pisses me off from a principles perspectives because tech is meant to be deflationary.

I’m on 6S and it’s slow af as battery lasts 4 hours and Apple won’t replace it cos there’s a dent in the case aka excuse.

Buy a replacement Back Case…

Also:

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iphone-battery-repair-out-of-warranty-25-apple-3049919
2925mark
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2000 posts since 18/10/07

17 Sep 2018 17:36
^Beware: I took my 6 in for a battery replacement under the scheme. Gave across all my details and then they pull out some kind of protractor, measure it up against the back of the phone and claim that the phone has a tiny 'bend' in it, making it ineligible for the scheme! Apple is a joke. Truly…
rural
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17586 posts since 26/9/06

17 Sep 2018 17:46
Got my battery replaced on the 6s via that scheme. Started off really well, but about 4 months in it's back to its old self only 4-6 hours max. Not great tbh.
MoB
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36711 posts since 31/8/04

17 Sep 2018 18:30
How do people last on 4 - 6 hours battery Shocked
Scottishmark
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528 posts since 25/1/11

17 Sep 2018 18:37
Ordered the new XS today - only 64GB mind you but I can’t see myself using any more than that. I’ve got an old 16GB 5S atm Laughing out loud and I’ve still got 5GB memory left.

£310 upfront, £45 a month. 2 year contract. 100GB data, which was the big draw for me - unlimited minutes and texts. Think that’s not too bad. Will be nice to have a phone that isn’t an antique.
stoney
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17418 posts since 22/1/05

17 Sep 2018 19:02
ChrisAlright wrote: Agree it is a lot for a phone but I think given how much we use it, it isn’t actually that overpriced.

Or that’s how I’m justifying it anyway…

This … Use it more than anything else, so price justied for me.
ChrisAlright
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1429 posts since 29/6/08

17 Sep 2018 23:49
2925mark wrote: ^Beware: I took my 6 in for a battery replacement under the scheme. Gave across all my details and then they pull out some kind of protractor, measure it up against the back of the phone and claim that the phone has a tiny 'bend' in it, making it ineligible for the scheme! Apple is a joke. Truly…

Similar situation to this, dent in the bezel and they said they can’t replace the battery.
padawan
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4086 posts since 27/6/03

18 Sep 2018 12:52
ios12 speeding up the older models. even seen an increase apprefresh etc on my X.
swede
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8126 posts since 21/3/09

18 Sep 2018 13:08
ios12 rapid on my 7+. not feeling any difference on my 8

anyone selling a spare 6s?
abagnale
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668 posts since 6/1/14

18 Sep 2018 13:31
Selling a 64gb iPhone 6 from Friday if anyone is interested?
MoB
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36711 posts since 31/8/04

26 Sep 2018 10:03
Got a few people the XS MAX, as ridiculous as it is it's bloody nice.
Brad
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5019 posts since 20/6/01

26 Sep 2018 23:53
So close to pulling the trigger on the XS Max, but settled for keeping my 3-year-old 6S + a dip into the android world via a Samsung S9 *scared*
gonzoking
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780 posts since 13/3/11

27 Sep 2018 11:41
Stole all this from martin money saver, the only way to buy the new phones interest free, surprisingly convoluted.
Spread the cost of an iPhone XS, XS Max or XR INTEREST-FREE with Apple

iPhone Payments is Apple's interest-free financing scheme – it's now available for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR (pre-order is already open for the iPhone XS and XS Max and opens on Friday 19 October for the XR). This allows you to buy the phone for Apple's standard price but pay only a small amount upfront and then the rest in 20 monthly instalments.

Be careful not to get caught out though. Apple offers another scheme – its iPhone Upgrade Programme – which gives you the option to swap handsets and includes AppleCare, its extended warranty and technical support service, but this can usually be beaten by other methods. See our full analysis here (the examples are old but the same principles apply).

You'll be credit-checked and will need to be accepted for what's technically an interest-free loan. Here's what it costs:

iPhone XS – £69 upfront, then £46.50/mth for 20 months for the 64GB model (£54/mth for 256GB or £64/mth for 512GB)
iPhone XS Max – £69 upfront, then £51.50/mth for 20 months for the 64GB model (£59/mth for 256GB or £69/mth for 512GB)
iPhone XR – £69 upfront, then £34/mth for 20 months for the 64GB model (£36.50/mth for 256GB or £41.50/mth for 512GB)

Here's how to pay this way:

You can ONLY get iPhone Payments in store – reserve the model you want. It's best to reserve online before visiting a store: iPhone XS or XS Max (from 8.01am on Friday 14 September) or iPhone XR (from Friday 19 October). Annoyingly, you have to select the iPhone Upgrade Programme (which is more expensive) to book the appointment, but you just need to tell them in store that you want iPhone Payments.

When you collect the phone, say you want to pay via iPhone Payments. You'll need to take bank details, a valid photo ID and your current mobile plus other personal info – see Apple's website for a full list. You'll need to be a UK resident aged 18+, have a UK bank account and have lived in the UK for three or more years.

If accepted (it could take up to an hour), you'll pay £69 upfront and the rest in 20 monthly instalments. Your loan will be with Barclays, the finance provider behind the scheme, at 0% APR. Monthly repayments are made by direct debit. If you don't keep up with them, Barclays would take the same action as any other loan provider – it could result in a mark on your credit file, for example.

Once you've got the phone you'll then need to find a separate cheap Sim only