Disappointing hands on videos

pmau

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I seem to recall that there were much more extensive hands on videos bz people like The Verge or whomever.

I'm not talking about reviews, I'm talking about first looks after the keynote.

I just found three really shaky and short videos that randomly swiped across the screen, only one actually opened iMessage to show the new landscape mode.

This is to all the people who are invited. Please try to make better hands-on videos.

The venue seemed large enough and the iPhone 5s event hands-on videos even demoed Touch-ID registration and usage.

Last year, even slow-motion and panorama were demoed at the event.

I have not seen any reasonable demo of an existing App that talks about scaling, or the camera. The coverage was really poor.

EDIT: OK, just edited a few really bad grammar f'ups. But my opinion is still the same ;)
 
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bmms8

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Not to be rude but i don't think their writers and editors are on here to respond to you. Wait 3 days for the embargo be to lifted.
 

Knowimagination

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I agree completely all of the hands on videos I have watched have been just meh. Lots of swiping pages back and forth and mostly just holding it while talking about it. Didn't see anyone try and type in landscape on the plus (or type at all for that matter), or pull down notification center, Some didn't even show the double tap touch id feature.

Hoping all the review videos will hit all of those points in the middle of this week. I am happy with my purchase either way, but was hoping to get a better feel of the plus with the hands on videos.
 

Jack snakeskin

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I agree, these tech journalists must be really retarded, nearly all their hands on videos are really ****** 1 minute pieces of crap.
 

pmau

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I don't expect a response.

It was an expression of my opinion that last years event was covered with much more detail. There would have been lots of stuff to talk about, but no one took the time to do so.
 

HiRez

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I also agree with the OP, they were all pretty bad. No one tested typing, no one tried to put in in their pocket (although Apple may have forbidden this), no one tried to see if Safari tabs still reload often, no one layed it flat on the table and tried to figure out if the protruding camera made it rock around or if it was stable. And no daring person tried to pull up the specs (like RAM) or load and run a quick benchmark, lurking Apple PR people be damned. :)
 

OneMike

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Glad I'm not the only one who thought a lot of these videos sucked.
 

lusticke

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I also agree with the OP, they were all pretty bad. No one tested typing, no one tried to put in in their pocket (although Apple may have forbidden this), no one tried to see if Safari tabs still reload often, no one layed it flat on the table and tried to figure out if the protruding camera made it rock around or if it was stable. And no daring person tried to pull up the specs (like RAM) or load and run a quick benchmark, lurking Apple PR people be damned. :)
I never thought of this. Maybe there were Apple employees lurking over their shoulder making sure they weren't doing certain things...
 

jabingla2810

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I keep searching on Youtube to find a decent one incase I missed it.

The presenting quality isn't any better than those random amateurs you normally get on Youtube.

"Here's the iPhone 6, it feels nice in the hand, it has a bigger screen, feels nice in the hand, got the A8 in it, feels great, swiping through home screens, fast and responsive, comes in gold as well, looks pretty nice, and it has this new feature called, what was it called again? Swipability? One handed ability? Oh Reachability yeah, so thats pretty cool. Looks nice, comes out soon and that."

Urgh... waste of time.
 

nilnova

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Yeah, they were really disappointing. I was really hoping they would attempt some form of one-handed use with the 6 Plus, simple things like doing a text, dialing a number, etc. They just regurgitated info from the keynote. But that's ok, it spurred me to print out the mock-up and do my own tests with cardboard. :)
 

munakib

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Well the rest I dont care much about but theVerge should have done a better job. Nilay is so critical of every device on the market, we love that it has reachability, swipablity and while you are it why not add bootylicious but do something more than drool at them for the couple of minutes you got to have it on your hand. Dig deep into the performance, open all the apps at the same time - come back to office and compare against your 5S, how good was the tabbed safari experience..so many more things you could have done instead of wiping the drool off your face.
 
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jlake02

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I was thinking the same thing. For some reason I feel like previous years had better hands on vids from the keynotes..
 

HXGuyAZ

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I'm thinking Apple didn't let them do too much with the phone as to not show any negative aspects and affect orders.
 

juanrp

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I noticed they were all in a hurry. Talking really fast.
If they would have talked like normal people, their 'hands on' reviews wouldn't be a minute long.

All they did was tell us stuff we already knew while shaking, talking fast and stuttering a lot.

0/10.