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  2. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    Funny thing is, if they'd just put a touch-id button in the screen or on the back, then I would have bought an X even at that price.
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    I can understand why people would wait for the X. It's the first significantly visually different iphone since the 6 I think.
  4. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    Some sites are saying the same. https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/18/16329756/apple-iphone-x-8-availability-preorders-consumer-demand https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/iphone-8-iphone-x-pre-order-rush-news/
  5. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    Weird you’ve been reading twitter and blogs and didn’t notice the preorder only opens on 27/10...
  6. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    You can't pre-order the X until 27th October. I'm actually wondering if the reason why there's still availability of the 8/8 Plus is because of a surprisingly large demand for the X.
  7. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    So has anyone pre-ordered the X yet? From reading Twitter and various blogs it doesn't seem to be too popular at the moment.
  8. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    In many ways I agree. The main reason I'm upgrading is that it's 'free' on the upgrade programme, so I may as well. I just don't think the X is worth being a beta tester and I want a better camera than the 8, which leads me to the 8 plus. But then it's size may leave me unhappy.... Part of me is considering to the S8 or Mate 10, but all the family is so embedded into the Apple ecosystem that the 'cost' of moving is too high for now.
  9. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    I can't find any reason to upgrade, kind of like Rob elaborated on earlier. IOS 11 brings a much better control centre and icons, fonts etc are better. For the increased prices, the IP rating of the new iPhones is a cop out though, relatively.
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  11. The previous major release of Windows 10, the original Creators Update, was version 1703, so the jump to 1709 might not seem like much of an increase, and compared to previous releases it isn't; but what it is is a bug-fixed and tweaked version of the original Creators Update that was, frankly, half baked when launched earlier this year. It should be noted that although 1709 is the "version number", it isn't the build number of the "gold" image for the Fall Creators Update. Microsoft tell us that they haven't reached that stage yet, although the current Insiders Build (16288) is the first one to not show an "Evaluation build" watermark when installed.
  12. Microsoft have announced that the Windows 10 version number for the upcoming Fall Creators Update will be 1709. The previous major release of Windows 10, the original Creators Update, was version 1703, so the jump to 1709 might not seem like much of an increase, and compared to previous releases it isn't; but what it is is a bug-fixed and tweaked version of the original Creators Update that was, frankly, half baked when launched earlier this year. It should be noted that although 1709 is the "version number", it isn't the build number of the "gold" image for the Fall Creators Update. Microsoft tell us that they haven't reached that stage yet, although the current Insiders Build (16288) is the first one to not show an "Evaluation build" watermark when installed. View full news
  13. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    Is it possible to preorder the 8 Plus using the upgrade programme?
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    Nicely sums up my fears of the iPhone X
  15. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    As I’m not at all bothered by wireless charging, (I tried it with my S7, it’s just a bit meh, saving maybe 3 seconds) I’ve decided my 7+ will live on until next year...
  16. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    It just shows what the iPhone market really is. The majority of launch-day customers (e.g. not your average Joe who buys something on contract, but those who buy the specific phone they care for) just want 'the best iPhone', whatever it may be. I've been in that camp before, I haven't fully left it, but the iPhone X's price tag is a step too far. It's also going to come with teething problems, so spending more than I'm comfortable with for something that I can't help but will feel unfinished, doesn't appeal. I was going to go for the 8 instead, but since wireless charging (which I really want!) is the only tangible benefit over my 7, it's hard to justify.
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    I'm just in the process of swapping from a 12" Macbook to a 13" MBP with Touch Bar. The only reason was the Macbook struggled with a couple of applications, which I couldn't find suitable alternatives for. For my use, which is largely based around Microsoft Office, Chrome and a few odd tools here and there, the Macbook was superb for years (I had the original at launch and then a 2016 model after). The portability is amazing, the screen is really nice (although I'd prefer a higher resolution) and the performance is plenty good enough. I never struggled with the lack of ports either, all I ever needed was Apples digital AV adapter at most. But, every now and again, some applications push it to the point you can see it struggle. Therefore, since I don't need that level of portability these days, I've changed to the MBP for more power. The size and weight difference is huge... much bigger than I had in my head it would be. The 12" Macbook is like carrying an A4 notebook. The MBP is like carrying a laptop (duh).
  18. The Random Bits of Football Chit Chat Thread

    And a nice article about Roy Hodgson. I had no idea he was a local boy. Or that he was a teacher!
  19. The Random Bits of Football Chit Chat Thread

    Interesting article, but considering many of the teams would be bankrupt and no longer playing, what alternative is there? Billionaires and multi-millionaires buying clubs for a play-thing is a better alternative than those clubs not existing. But you do have to wonder why those with the money choose to lose most of it on football clubs and deal with the eventual hate from the fans. Running a football club is not a sensible way to invest money. PSG buying a feeder team is clearly designed to benefit only Zahavi - you can see Mouscron going to the wall once PSG lose interest. Or it would be used to avoid fair play rules by using accounting gimmicks such as having Mouscron buy an expensive player then sell him on to PSG for tuppence. The next article made me laugh, though: If your club is going to be owned by a foreign investor, cross your fingers it's not a Yank!
  20. The Random Bits of Football Chit Chat Thread

    An interesting article about the Belgian lower leagues
  21. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    Amazes me you can still preorder an iPhone to collect on launch day.
  22. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    It was stuff like this which put me off. If you're going to blow a grand on a phone, you don't want to fee you've compromised .... (still time for me to change my mind.....)
  23. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    Ordered a Silver 256GB 8 Plus.
  24. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    I'm more concerned about how can you slighly unlock the phone when watching some rubbish on the telly with the family. 😃
  25. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    Also, Face ID and... twins? Wonder how that's gonna work out.
  26. The What's Going on at Apple Thread

    (Ok you don't need Face ID to make emergency calls, but I wonder how well it copes when the owner has a black eye, or a bit too much makeup etc. There's always the backup code, I suppose.)
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