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iPhone 12

Just announced. Live event.


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by Anonymousreply 129Yesterday at 10:15 AM

I’m still hungry.

by Anonymousreply 110/13/2020

Same boring form factor. 5G antenna (a year after the others). The colors are black, white, red, mint green, and an ugly blue.

by Anonymousreply 210/13/2020

Are calls more fulfilling than on iPhone 1?

by Anonymousreply 310/13/2020

I hope it has 17 different camera lenses!

by Anonymousreply 410/13/2020

Buying it.

by Anonymousreply 510/13/2020

I'm with OP... yawn. Its just a damn phone. A tool, an appliance.

I'll buy whatever gets the job done, and isnt made in China. I've got a midrange Samsung at the moment. It does its job good

by Anonymousreply 610/13/2020

Samsung stopped making its phones in China over a year ago.

Apple still makes its phones in China.

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by Anonymousreply 710/13/2020

I thought they were going to square off the corners. Then I would have purchased it.

by Anonymousreply 810/13/2020

[quote] It does its job good

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 910/13/2020

I can't believe they didn't provide a drop date for the iPad Air 12 that they announced LAST MONTH. Fucking Tim Apple. He needs to go already.

by Anonymousreply 1010/13/2020

I kept hearing rumors Apple was going to come out with their own flip phone. Now that I would be interested in buying.

by Anonymousreply 1110/13/2020

Some Twitter accounts are saying iPad Air 4 preorders will begin this Friday and ship the 23rd, but I don't see it confirmed by Apple yet.

by Anonymousreply 1210/13/2020

They did square off the corners. It looks more like the 4/4s/5/5s

by Anonymousreply 1310/13/2020

They look rounded to me.

by Anonymousreply 1410/13/2020

How many extra hundreds do square corners cost?

by Anonymousreply 1510/13/2020

I need a new phone since I have a fricking iphone 6

by Anonymousreply 1610/13/2020

It still has the notch, but I find the notch cool.

by Anonymousreply 1710/13/2020

[quote] I need a new phone since I have a fricking iphone 6

You’re not alone, r16.

by Anonymousreply 1810/13/2020

[quote]It still has the notch, but I find the notch cool.

Yes, design defects are wonderful! [rolls eyes]

by Anonymousreply 1910/13/2020

Make a phone that doesn't need a case

by Anonymousreply 2010/13/2020

I got an iPhone for work. Compared to my Samsung S10, the iPhone is heavy and slower to respond. Hate it.

by Anonymousreply 2110/13/2020

R16, same boat. I have a 7 and I really need a new phone. I’ve already replaced the battery and while it helped a ton, the battery life is still garbage. And my headphone port doesn’t work well. I’ve been waiting for the 12.. or should I get an 11 at a better price? Wait for the 13? What’s the difference? I might want a new phone before I go on a trip next month (national park) too. It’s stressing me out a little.

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by Anonymousreply 2310/13/2020

Thanks but I'll stick with my Galaxy Note Ten Plus. It's bigger and has a much better display. Plus, I just like Android better.

by Anonymousreply 2410/13/2020

I can't stand how they tuck the camera lenses in the corner in there... RIGHT WHERE YOU PUT YOUR FINGERS WHEN GRIPPING THE PHONE IN LANDSCAPE MODE TO TAKE PICTURES.

If I had a nickel for every iPhone photo that had a fuzzy image of a finger around the edge, I'd be a millionaire.

by Anonymousreply 2510/13/2020

The iPhone 12 mini, which is the maximum size I like, looks good.

by Anonymousreply 2610/13/2020

The "notch" is such a horrible design.

I don't want pixels missing from my videos!

by Anonymousreply 2710/13/2020

R24 is a great big fat person with sticky sausage fingers who thinks it’s cool to carry around a flatscreen tv with him in his XXXXXL muumuu pocket

by Anonymousreply 2810/14/2020

It’s fucking stupid to announce products that can’t be purchased for weeks and months. I’m sick of pre-order bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 2910/14/2020

R29, Pre-orders for all phones except the pro max are Friday.

by Anonymousreply 3010/14/2020

And pre-orders are fucking stupid. You should be able to buy the product, whatever it is, the day it is announced. They should not announce anything ahead of time. These things aren’t shipping until mid-November.

by Anonymousreply 3110/14/2020

I’d like to get a new phone since I’m on the 6 but I can’t see spending almost $1,500 on one.

I would also have to buy a new case and multiple chargers as well.

by Anonymousreply 3210/14/2020

Apple is making phones in India now or will be

by Anonymousreply 3310/14/2020

Look at all these Eldergays buying this overpriced garbage claiming they're "tech savvy". Laughable. Nothing savvy about Apple products.

by Anonymousreply 3410/14/2020

Hey! I’m on the Twitterbook, r34!

I’m tech savvy!

by Anonymousreply 3510/14/2020

I bought an iPad Air 3 and it pooched within a year. The replacement one is starting to do the same thing, with one month til the warranty expires. It seemed like at one time you could depend on an Apple product lasting forever, and for its operating systems to be rock solid. That doesn't seem to be the case, now. I've had my Surface for nearly two years with nary a problem. I suspect Apple is beginning to rest on its laurels rather than provide quality products.

by Anonymousreply 3610/14/2020

Want a charger? That's extra.

Want ear buds or headphones? That's extra.

Apple... over-priced, and then soaking you for even more after-the-fact.

Talk about a "Greedy Corporation"...

by Anonymousreply 3710/14/2020

[quote]It seemed like at one time you could depend on an Apple product lasting forever,

I had the same experience with my MacBook Pro. It was wonderful until it wasn't.

The battery had problems. And then the screen went blank. Was told at the store, "It will cost $750 for the screen, but I would recommend doing it as these MacBooks are so reliable."

"Apparently, not." I dryly replied to the "Genius" Bar.

by Anonymousreply 3810/14/2020

R37 I love how Apple spun not providing you with any accessories -- unless you pay al a carte -- 'cause saving the environment.

You gotta hand it to them -- they are shameless.

by Anonymousreply 3910/14/2020

r30, the pre-order for the 12 mini is in Nov

by Anonymousreply 4010/14/2020

R33, Apple will assemble a limited number of iPhone in India for the Indian market.

99% of Apple's manufacturing is in China.

Samsung assembles its phones in Vietnam now.

by Anonymousreply 4110/14/2020

I don’t know about everyone else, but my Apple products have lasted years, including an iPad I bought when they first came out. My first MacBook Pro is still going strong after 11 years, and a second is still going strong after 5 years. A friend was buying cheapie tablets for a few years, and they all conked out. He ended up buying an iPad because his wife’s iPad was going strong after three years. I think these stories of bad Apple quality are anecdotal (yes, I know I just gave anecdotal stories). All of the metrics and data point to their quality and long-lasting attributes.

by Anonymousreply 4210/14/2020

But older ipads (even the original ipad mini) are no longer able to be updated to newer iOS and tus many apps won't work on them.

They become outdated music players and web browsers.

by Anonymousreply 4310/14/2020

That’s true of all technology, r43. In fact, I do use an old iPhone 5 for playing music through speakers at my business.

by Anonymousreply 4410/14/2020

[quote]Want ear buds or headphones? That's extra.

In all honesty, the included ones suck and always have. I have several sitting around the house (or lost) between my husband and my purchases over the years (and it's not like we're annual adopters; husband still has a 7+ and I JUST went from a 6S to an 11 last fall). I'm sure plenty of people who buy the phones won't use their included ones, either.

The new lighting->USBC cable that's included is actually nice. I've purchased two of those for my 11 (which you need for fast charging, which you NEED for these new phones) and they aren't cheap. Sucks there's no adapter, but oh well. I love the blue color and the old 5 design (best they had), but my tech purchase this year will be a PS5 so it's a no for me.

Husband wants the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I wanted to hold out for TouchID to come back but cracked last year because I wanted a new camera for our trips abroad and the tea leaves were saying no TouchID this year. A HUGE blunder for Apple given all the mask bullshit & FaceID.

by Anonymousreply 4510/14/2020

R36 me too. I’m on my FOURTH Face ID iPad Pro in 15 months. They just suddenly stop charging and on one the frame warped. For the last one when I made my semi-regular frustrating trudge into an Apple store to plead my case , they didn’t even blink, just handed over a new one. I guess the issues are piling up with them now. No issues ever before with any Apple product.

by Anonymousreply 4610/14/2020

I had the 6S until it died last year, so got the 11, which i thought was terrific until the pandemic hit. No more fingerprint ID, which sucks now, because of masks. I love all my little ipods, but most of them have hit the dirt- I still have one mini and a nano that I'm always losing. Although the watch (I got a used series 4) is becoming my secret favorite- I can go on a run and stop at the store after without needing to bring a phone or cards.

by Anonymousreply 4710/14/2020

No one cares. The cost is just masturbatory. Fucking ridiculous even for those of us with money to burn.

by Anonymousreply 4810/14/2020

^^Humble brag.

by Anonymousreply 4910/14/2020

When did Tim Cook turn into a lesbian?

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by Anonymousreply 5010/14/2020

This matters to me as I recently dropped my iPhone 7 (which I love) and shattered the glass. The return to iPhone 5 type design, along with use of new material might persuade me to pony up for one. Was hoping for touch ID as well.

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by Anonymousreply 5110/15/2020

^ Allegedly 4x better drop performance.

by Anonymousreply 5210/15/2020

Touch ID >>>>>>>> Face ID. Bring it back Tim Cook.

by Anonymousreply 5310/15/2020

I have an iPhone 5, and my MacBook Air is from 2011. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 5410/15/2020

I just bought the 2020 SE.

I could afford a more expensive phone, but was feeling cheap and I wanted to buy it outright.

Do people here lease/finance their phones?

by Anonymousreply 5510/15/2020

R55 Paid cash on the barrelhead for my Samsung Galaxy A31

by Anonymousreply 5610/15/2020

R45 you don't NEED fast charging if you're just charging the phone overnight. A standard charger will do. Only if you are at low battery and you need a 20-40% charge boost does the fast charging actually works.

I suggest people not fast charge as often as it creates a lot of heat and degrades the battery faster.

by Anonymousreply 5710/15/2020

^ fast charging actually work.


by Anonymousreply 5810/15/2020

Lots of mindless slaves to Apple here... sad.

When did Apple get boring? It was a while ago. I don't understand the devotion anymore. Over-priced and mediocre.

by Anonymousreply 5910/15/2020

Most phones are boring R59. I think that is why a lot of people really enjoyed Motorola coming out with the retro razr, even though spec wise it is not very good. For me my next phone will be the razr, in a year or two and hopefully they will have vastly improved it.

by Anonymousreply 6010/15/2020

I'm so used to apple products and dont feel I'm missing anything at all.

Plus, they last forever and just work.

by Anonymousreply 6110/15/2020

They really don't R61. Not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 6210/15/2020

Can someone, in very plain English, explain what benefit I would reap from upgrading from my iPhone 11 that I bought last year?

by Anonymousreply 6310/15/2020

I certainly can’t, r63.

If you just spent $1,500 on a phone last year, I can’t imagine anything this phone is going to do is much different than what you have now.

by Anonymousreply 6410/15/2020

There is literally no reason to upgrade if you got a new iPhone in the past two years. Literally zero reason.

by Anonymousreply 6510/15/2020

I got an X when they first came out in 2017. It runs great, but I’m looking forward to the bigger screen of the Pro Max. I change phones about every four years—this is the first time I’ve upgraded after three years. Btw, my older phones were handed down to various kiddie relatives.

by Anonymousreply 6610/15/2020

The main reason to upgrade is 5G potential.

I say potential because there is barely any 5G available in the US now.

If you already have a recent phone it’s probably better to keep it another year or two and buy a more advanced 5G phone when there is more 5G .

by Anonymousreply 6710/15/2020

5G is no reason to upgrade right now. Almost nobody has it. And almost nobody will have it in any significance for years.

by Anonymousreply 6810/15/2020

R68, rollout has started this year, with select cities now having it, but you’re right, it’ll be about 3-5 years before it’s pretty much the norm.

by Anonymousreply 6910/16/2020

The new iPad Air went on preorder today. I'm shocked Apple was so cryptic with this. Hope it lives up to its hype.

by Anonymousreply 7010/16/2020

r70, I noticed the iPad air has Touch ID, the regular iPad doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 7110/16/2020

My new SE has 5G capabilities. I turned it off so it's utilizing 4G; there's just no point as others have said.

by Anonymousreply 7210/16/2020

The iPad Air 4 has Touch ID at the top right corner on the side on the device, the iPad 8 still has the Touch ID button on the bottom center of the face,

by Anonymousreply 7310/16/2020

R72, the SE does not have 5G compatibility

by Anonymousreply 7410/16/2020

R32, what phone provider are you with? T mobile offers a pretty good deal for trade-ins.

I'm looking into the cost of a 12 pro today.

by Anonymousreply 7510/16/2020

All the iPhone 12 line (12, mini & pro) have 5G compatibility.

by Anonymousreply 7610/16/2020

R66, I have an X, too, and the battery is a disaster. I’m getting a Mini. I hate huge phones and am nostalgic for the early ought years when the goal was to make phones as small as possible. I would rather go back to a flip or candybar phone than carry around a six inch screen.

by Anonymousreply 7710/16/2020

R54, if your items still function properly, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having those older models.

I had the 4 for about 4 years and only bought the 6 since the 4 finally died on me. And then had the 6 for 2 years until I stupidly shattered the screen, but only upgraded to the 7. I plan on having this phone for at least another couple years unless it too gives out on me.

Like R77, I also think I would like the mini since I don't have the need for a gigantic phone, but I think I can wait until it drops in price and is no longer the new thing anymore.

by Anonymousreply 7810/16/2020

Is this new model going to allow us to record voice memos in stereo? Apple is so slow to utilize even the hardware that’s already in the fucking phone, whenever they do finally add it.

Only with the most recent models of iPhones can you finally record videos with stereo sound, but they’re too stupid/“business savvy” to hook up the same stereo mics to the voice memo app.

by Anonymousreply 7910/16/2020

R78, the mini isn't all that mini. It's a tiny bit bigger than the 6s

by Anonymousreply 8010/16/2020

[quote] I have an X, too, and the battery is a disaster.

Unfortunately, after about a year, all iphone batteries become disasters

by Anonymousreply 8110/16/2020

Ugh. Apple’s ads and artwork have been so hideous since Steve Jobs died.

by Anonymousreply 8210/16/2020

I've had my X for three years (in early Nov) and the battery didn't really start to degrade until this year. It'll still standby forever, but use it and it very noticeably drains a lot faster.

by Anonymousreply 8310/16/2020

Is the 12 mini the same size as the 6/7/8 or the 5?

by Anonymousreply 8410/16/2020

R84, slightly bigger than the 5 but with the same sized screen as the 8 because of no bezel

by Anonymousreply 8510/16/2020

Thanks R85. If I get one I think I might get that. I tried the SE but sent it back cuz the screen seemed to small after the 10/11 etc. so not sure how i;ll feel about the mini. Want to see it in the store.

by Anonymousreply 8610/17/2020

r86, here's a size comparison of all the currently sold models -

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by Anonymousreply 8810/17/2020

R87, the 6 isn’t in that comparison chart.

by Anonymousreply 8910/17/2020

R89, the six is EOL and not part of what they sell anymore.

by Anonymousreply 9010/17/2020

I know they don’t sell it anymore but if you look at the comments on this thread most are questioning the size relative to the 6.

by Anonymousreply 9110/17/2020

The SE 2 (also commonly called SE 2020) is the same size as the old 6s. But, I'm not sure if the 6 and 6s were the same size.

by Anonymousreply 9210/17/2020

r87 That chart is wrong. They've labled the 12 as the mini and haven't featured the mini at all. There are 4 iPhones in the 12 range:

1. iPhone 12

2. iPhone 12 mini

3. iPhone 12 Pro

4. iPhone 12 Pro Max

Again, the mini is smaller and missing from that chart.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Sunday at 3:47 AM

Black = Mini

White = 12

Blue = Pro & Pro Max

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by Anonymousreply 94Last Sunday at 3:52 AM

r93, the chart is correct. The 2nd phone from the left is the 12 Mini.

Are you the guy from the other thread who accidentally took all his edibles at once?

by Anonymousreply 95Last Sunday at 4:20 AM

I find iPhones less and less attractive and user friendly with the enormous range of apps these days. anyone else feel this way? I still love the Mac laptops.

by Anonymousreply 96Last Sunday at 4:34 AM

[quote] the chart is correct. The 2nd phone from the left is the 12 Mini.

That means the 12 is missing, then.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Sunday at 5:08 AM

r97, lol, no, it isn't. Read the descriptions under the images of the phones. All the 12 models are listed. All the currently sold models, back to the original SE are presented in the graphic.

by Anonymousreply 98Last Sunday at 6:00 AM

R98 is right, the 12 and the 12 Pro are the same size and are listed under the same phone.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Sunday at 6:02 AM

I got the 12 pro pre-ordered I'm so excited. Been on Android since 2015 so this will be interesting

by Anonymousreply 100Last Sunday at 8:12 AM

Yeah, you're going the wrong way, R100. You're not supposed to join the cult after you've escaped it.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Sunday at 8:34 AM

What's "the cult"? I've been gone back and forth between Apple and android and all phones are "meh". Maybe the technology is great, but how can having a phone be anything other than "meh." It's an appliance. I guess if you're an intense gamer or someone who really enjoys taking pictures. But otherwise?

by Anonymousreply 102Last Sunday at 9:20 AM

My 7 suits me fine

by Anonymousreply 103Last Sunday at 9:26 AM

I love the redesign. In terms of fit and style, my favorite has been the iPhone 5S. I never had a cracked screed and I loved the size. For men, it was the perfect size if you wear fitted clothes. I went to a 7 and have had to replace the screen 3 times. I'm majorly due for an upgrade. I think I might due the 12 mini. Does anyone know if the screen size is the same as the 7? There is no wasted screen space on it. I'm getting higher memory. My memory is shit now on my phone.

by Anonymousreply 104Last Sunday at 9:26 AM

Interesting there's a mini when other phones go bigger. I've always liked a smaller size.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Sunday at 10:16 AM

Me too, R105. The 5S was one of the more popular sizes. Now they will extend the screen from end to end giving as much space as a 7. It also grips nicely in your palm. If you use your phone for movies, books, etc, the regular might be the way to go. I need a new laptop and phone by early 2021. My macbook is still doing well from 2013. The iPhones don't last as long. I don't have enough memory to get the new iOS which limits the functionality. I used to love getting the phones every year, but since 2017 or so, it's just not that exciting.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Sunday at 10:35 AM

[quote] I've been gone back and forth

Oh, dear!

[quote] I think I might due the 12 mini.


by Anonymousreply 107Last Sunday at 11:41 AM

[quote] I've always liked a smaller size.

Oooh, we should date.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Sunday at 11:42 AM

I would love a phone with that advanced of a camera (iPhone or otherwise) but I can't bring myself to spend that much money. Maybe next year I'll get the 11.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Sunday at 3:25 PM

R96 You can choose not to install apps... no one is forcing your hand MARY!!!

by Anonymousreply 110Last Sunday at 7:37 PM

iPhone's are no different from their predecessor. Same old design configured larger or smaller with the only difference being technology. I have an iPhone, but have tired of Apple and their inability to innovate.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Sunday at 8:04 PM

The Galaxy Note Ultra is impressive.

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by Anonymousreply 112Last Sunday at 8:11 PM

They have Xbox on the Galaxy.

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by Anonymousreply 113Last Sunday at 8:15 PM

No it is not R112

by Anonymousreply 114Last Sunday at 8:47 PM

Have a iPhone X10 for work. It’s horrible. Heavy, and you have to swipe the screen upwards so hard in order to get the open apps. Android is so much better.

by Anonymousreply 115Last Monday at 4:28 AM

Looks like user error R115

by Anonymousreply 116Last Monday at 6:38 AM

Honestly they're both fine - apple, android.

by Anonymousreply 117Last Tuesday at 11:46 AM

I am excited about a more durable phone. The iPhone and android have sleek, sexy designs in their original forms. Then they are bulked up with this hideous cases. I'd love to just not have a case on the phone, but that did not work out well on my 7.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Tuesday at 6:27 PM

I hate bulky cases too. They make lightweight and sleek but strong cases - carbon fiber and other materials.


by Anonymousreply 119Last Tuesday at 6:36 PM

I just want a contact lens and an ear piece with all the major components built in so I don’t have to carry anything.

by Anonymousreply 120Last Tuesday at 6:38 PM

Apple iPhone 12 battery life drains 20% faster when it is on the 5G network than when running on 4G, study reveals

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by Anonymousreply 121Last Wednesday at 10:43 AM

my very rich uncle refuses to spend 1000 bucks on phones. He would rather spend it on other things. He uses a blackberry for work and also another andriod, I think it's google pixel. He doesn't do much apps. just texting and a few selfies with family and friends.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Wednesday at 10:45 AM

I’m in agreement with him, and I’m far from rich.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Wednesday at 11:20 AM

I'm the iPhone Mary above and I ordered the 12. Can't wait.

by Anonymousreply 124Last Wednesday at 6:37 PM

I am waiting to order the mini...I don't need to show off, I have a big cock

by Anonymousreply 125Last Wednesday at 8:27 PM

The mini looks like the right replacement for my dying 6s

by Anonymousreply 126Last Thursday at 12:54 AM

[quote] I'm the iPhone Mary above

I love you for this.

by Anonymousreply 127Last Thursday at 5:06 AM

My iPad Air was just delivered. I ordered the green one and am a little disappointed because it’s very translucent and metallic and barely perceptible as green. I was hoping it would be more saturated like the green iPhone 11 I have.

However the screen is nice and big and it’s much lighter than my current iPad which is what’s most important to me.

by Anonymousreply 128Yesterday at 7:31 AM

I have an iPhone 7 -- I can't think of a reason to replace it or upgrade.

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