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Old Mar 1, 2012, 11:50 AM   #51
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By earlier this year I meant like 10 months ago. So its didn't even last 4 years. It shuts off when you unplug it. It was working fine and held plenty of charge before it died.
Age isn't the most important variable here, charging cycles are.

How many charging cycles did your battery see before it failed?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 12:10 PM   #52
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I saw a beggar on the street in London with an early iPhone, I think there is a begging app that shows you the best spots and it translates "i am an unemployed banker please help" in various languages.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 01:39 PM   #53
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Do you not know your android devices then? I see EVOs and SGS and SGS2's all the time.

just let him feel good about having an iPhone

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You do realize the batteries used will just fail out right when they are depleted right? There is no gradual decline. They just quit working. That is normal. 4 years of charges and use is pretty good for a battery. Be happy.

As for Apple quality, I have not had an issue with my MacBook Pro's or the like. So far I have been happy. I had a few hiccups with my 3GS and 4 in regards to crappy screens. 4S had no issues for me.

I will take a MacBook Pro over any other laptop out there - any day. Even if they were all the same price. The build quality is unmatched by anyone out there. Trust me on that. So much thought and detail went into the design of these things it's just amazing to see every time I open one up for repair (due to someone dropping it or spilling something on it). Everything is so compact. Not an ounce of space is wasted.

Now, open a competitors laptop and there's a crap ton of wasted space, plastic bits, pieces and crappy screw mounts that consistently fail (Toshiba - i'm talking about your sorry crap). So on so forth.

I'm happy I came to my senses and switched a little over a year ago. Best move I made. I was even an hater!

Have you seen the new notebooks out lately? Not the same cheap plastic of yesterday!
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 02:17 PM   #54
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Some were using siri, others weren't. I just made a basic assumption that some of those were plain 4.
How can this assumption be made when
A) Not everyone who has a 4S is always using Siri and B) Siri can be had on the 4 as well?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 04:01 PM   #55
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What I really don't get are the parents who are using 5-year old crap flip phones and giving their spoiled kids their upgrades!
My parents have 5-year old flip phones while I have a 4S. That's because I paid for my phone and I pay for my data plan though.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 04:22 PM   #56
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I find apple products FEEL higher quality compared to a lot of their competitors but arent anymore durable when it comes to normal use. They definitely arent more durable when it comes to accidental drops and such.
Guess they are still stuck using the same elements found on this planet.
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How can this assumption be made when
A) Not everyone who has a 4S is always using Siri and B) Siri can be had on the 4 as well?
On the 4? Not really. The hoops to jump through are very difficult.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 04:34 PM   #57
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On the 4? Not really. The hoops to jump through are very difficult.
I said it was possible, not easy. And I would say the hoops aren't THAT hard. Jailbreak, install a cydia app, and from there either sign up for a siri proxy or use a 4S key. My point still stands. The use of Siri isn't necessarily indication that you are seeing a 4S in use. Nothing else was meant to be implied by that statement.
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I said it was possible, not easy. And I would say the hoops aren't THAT hard. Jailbreak, install a cydia app, and from there either sign up for a siri proxy or use a 4S key. My point still stands. The use of Siri isn't necessarily indication that you are seeing a 4S in use. Nothing else was meant to be implied by that statement.
When I brought it up initially I meant if you saw someone holding a 4 or 4S in public (not using it) could you tell which model it was. Cause there are physical difference between the razr and razr maxx (granted hard to see at a distance) that would let you know which it is simply by looking at it from a short distance.

Granted kind of dumb point I was getting at I know. But that's what I was meaning to say.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 10:26 PM   #59
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I actually like the look of the iPhone 4 better than the 4S, the black stripes on the metal bands are just in different places. The 4S has a more naked look to it.

These days, just about everybody has an iPhone. You see them everywhere you go. I don't see how they've "taken over" though... what did they take over?
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How can this assumption be made when
A) Not everyone who has a 4S is always using Siri and B) Siri can be had on the 4 as well?
Again, I saw the phones. There were 3G(S) and 4(S). Some of the kids were using Siri. Thus those weren't 4. Since most parents will upgrade asap, they normally might hand down their older phone. THUS THE ASSUMPTION.

Thats how it was made.
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Old Mar 3, 2012, 09:22 PM   #62
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A lot of my co-workers used to own motorola droid phones in the past, so many that I would hear the "dddrrrroooooiiiid" at least a dozen times an hour and a lot more when the mass emails got sent. Plus that shape is distinctly motorola.

Now I rarely hear it but I do hear the iPhone "ping" just as much and it's easy to identify an iphone in a case because they all have those huge cut-outs where the logo is located. So yeah, a lot of people have switched to iphones at work. Whether they're 4 or 4s, I don't know. :P

Even when waiting for the train in manhattan, I see hundreds of iphones being used constantly. (For those who don't know, they periodically announce not to display your phones and other electronics to prevent theft/snatching but the phones are still out there.) Just 6 months ago, you would have seen a lot more blackberries but they're almost non-existent now.

I've seen very few of the big screen androids in use though - not really sure why. The ones I usually see tend to be around the same size as the iphone.
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 02:14 PM   #63
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Its because Apple is quality! You rarely see an iPhone crash. I can go days/weeks/months without even restarting my iPhone.

Buy a Macbook Pro (2011). Five years from now, it will still be running fine.
I had a coworker hand me her iPhone 4 the other day cause it had been frozen since her first coffee. Black screen with the spinning icon. I just rebooted her phone and handed it back to her.

I rarely have to reboot my iPhone, but can't tell you how many times I have to pull the battery on my work blackberry because it stops ringing and playing a sound when a message arrives, even though it shows it is set to ring. Changing the sound profile does not reset it only pulling the battery does?

My old Samsung Jack would always forget how to be a phone. Often when I got a phone call the mic and/or speaker would not work. I would have to pull the battery a few times and keep testing it until it worked, and then phone the person back. I don't think I could trust a phone where the phone and OS are not made for the same company again any time soon.
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