Finally a cure for my iPhone addiction?

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  1. deany macrumors 68030

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  2. Applejuiced, Nov 15, 2016
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    Hello everyone, my name is Applejuiced and Im an iPhone addict for over 9 years. :D
    I have copped with my addiction by using ipads, ipod touch, ipod Nano and sometimes my home computer.
    Nothing seems to fill the void and I'm urged to use my iPhone first thing in the morning when I wake up and even while Im sitting on the toilet.
    Dont judge me:D
     
  3. deany thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Not laughed so much in a long time!, thanks for sharing.
    Glad I'm not alone I guess the first step is admitting the problem.
    11 steps to go!.

    1.
    1. We admitted we were powerless over our iPhone —that our lives had become unmanageable.✔︎

    http://www.aa.org.au/members/twelve-steps.php
     
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I can proudly say that I have no iPhone addiction problem.




    Uh, wait a sec - got a Twitter notification...
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    It seems that we are on our phones a lot, but that is only because smart phones have replaced so much different media. Previously, we would need all of the following to feed us content, and now we just need an iPhone.
    - newspaper,
    - magazines,
    - books,
    - radio,
    - TV,
    - letters, bills, greeting cards
    - phone calls,
    - memos
    With the holiday coming up, even gift shopping can be replaced with online shopping or e-gift cards.

    In my opinion, we have not changed how much time we spend for the above, we just changed the way we get them done (on our iPhones).
     
  6. deany thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Agreed I have a long and difficult road ahead, your list although mouth watering, makes my quest look like the summit of Mount Everest wearing my jimjams.

    I draw tremendous comfort from @Applejuiced that I am not alone on this journey.
     
  7. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    I've found that with each iteration of the iPhone I seem to be using it less. This is a pretty cool idea as it is only a basic phone with no other capabilities. However some concerns I have for it:

    1- Not waterproof or water resistant. Something like this I could see being popular for taking camping or hiking.
    2- Runs off of 2G GSM. I'm curious how long 2G GSM will still be supported?
    3- Standby battery life of 3 days.

    However, concerns 1 and 3 are countered easily by it being the size of a credit card.

    Either way, pretty cool idea and I'm curious if this will catch on.
     
  8. deany, Nov 15, 2016
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    Yep I like the look and size, would prefer a slightly lower price point if £49.99 I'd probably go for it.

    My apple watch works fine for apple pay sans iPhone so I could give myself a rest and see how I coped.

    edit
    very valid point @timeconsumer Re: 2g GSM networks are starting to decommission worldwide https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2G surely The Light Phone are aware of this, I wonder what they are thinking.

    I think, although much more expensive, a third generation apple watch with cloned sim and no extra monthly cost may be the answer.
    June '17 may be très cher
     
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  10. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Of course, but I think the major appeal to the Light Phone is the size. I'm not aware of another phone that is the size of a credit card.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There have certainly been quite a few basic feature phones that are that small (although perhaps not in thickness), and certainly many flip phones have been (again, not quite in thickness perhaps, although plenty fairly thin ones, like the popular RAZR).
     
  12. jianrong macrumors member

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    Yes I am iPhone addict too since 6 Plus. I move to S7 Edge Android but found that I didn't use as much as what I did on iPhone.

    Now back to 7 Plus it just all made sense.

    I wonder what lies in magic... Since S7 Edge is good phone too.

    Maybe iOS just suit me better than Android?

    I do miss the open concept of TouchWiz Android -> open app features...

    But I'm back to iOS for now. Sacrificing some open concept app.

    To me Android is like mini computer -> download easily, window explorer... Ahem adult app heehee

    But iOS is cleaner ui, smooth and see the app and game is better in variety...

    Not to mention I'm a live singer wannabe. iOS app is better for Musician.
     
  13. macTW Suspended

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    Comparison:

    RAZR V3, V3: 3.35oz (95g)
    iPhone 7:4.87oz (138 g)

    RAZR: 3.86" x 2.17" x .57"
    iPhone: 5.44" x 2.64" x .28"

    RAZR: 2.2" 65k color TFT unit display
    iPhone: 4.7" Retina HD, LED-backlit widescreen display with IPS technology

    RAZR: 176 x 220 pixel resolution
    iPhone: 1334 x 750 pixel resolution

    RAZR: up to 7 hours talk
    iPhone: up to 14 hours talk

    RAZR: 5 MB memory
    iPhone: 32, 128 or 256 GB memory (plus online storage options)

    RAZR: 640 x 480 pixel photos, with video capabilities
    iPhone: 12 MB photos, up to 4K resolution video


    All in all, it was fun to compare these, though I'm more than happy to take your iPhone off your hands if you get a different phone ;)
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like the main point behind it all is to have something smaller and much more basic to only use for calls essentially. Things beyond that seem fairly moot.
     
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    All this sounds great, but will it stop calls from telemarketers and the department of windows help that calls about my non-existent windows computer.
     
  17. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    According to their FAQ section of the website, you configure who is allowed to call you.

    http://www.thelightphone.com/faq/
    "You can also set limits through the app, selectively allowing which friends and family members will forward through to your Light Phone."
     
  18. HEK Suspended

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    I can do all that on my current phone.

    You can turn off all the other crap, delete apps, and screen calls on current phone. Isn't it a bit nuts to need another device to simplify our lives. If I want it simple with little or no contacts I could pull out my Newton. Amazingly it still works. LOL
     
  19. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    Has this phone actually launched yet? It was originally slated for June of this year, IIRC
     
  20. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    You. You get out of here with your damnable common sense and logic.
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I don't believe it has.
     

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