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  1. Doubt Apple will bother with WiMax or LTE for a while yet, neither are very well established in the US, never mind the UK. Could easily be a generation or two before they see it as worthwhile. I'd rather nobody bothered personally, there's still vast improvements needing made to the existing 3G infrastructure after 8 years!


    I would also rather Apple worked on improving the battery life than working on new technology that would be even more power hungry.


    Not really. I'm talking about power/features in the "serious trouble" bit. However, no matter how powerful and feature-packed other phones are, it won't affect the iPhone.


    That's because most people really don't care about loads and loads of features that they won't use. The iPhone is not sold on hype alone. I would say there are not many things that are. People bought the Wii because they thought what it could do was cool, and they enjoyed it. Not because someone told them it was amazing.


    Also, you say power, but I would like to know why people are so obsessed with the specs of a device. If the iPhone works quickly and smoothly why does it need to have a faster processor that will use even more battery power? Just because another device does?

  2. I've got it, really enjoying it so far. I'm finding the controls to be excellent. It isn't massively scary, but it can be a bit of a panic when a lot of enemies are around you and you're scrambling the hit the reload button.

    The controls are really good, I've never found aiming to be so accurate.

  3. The majority of current phones pretty much work just with YouTube. Apart from the iPhone, most of the others only do really simple flash programs (until Android 2.2, then it'll allow the more complicated games and videos on other sites).


    So far, the best flash I've seen is Skyfire on the Nokia 5800 (which works better than the one on the HTC Hero).


    Also, how limited is Tesco's unlimited internet (3's unlimited internet has a 1GB limit, Vodafone's unlimited internet has a 500MB limt, etc)?


    To be honest though I've had my iPhone about 19 months now and I've used 2.2GB of data, and I am regularly using apps and safari that use data. You would have to seriously push it to use up that much data.

  4. To be honest with Flash, I've not seen much of Flash running on phones but I have seen video of a phone running Flash and it was horribly choppy. I'm not sure I'd actually want it on a phone.


    Personally the apps and Safari experience more than makes up for the lack of Flash.

    I think sometimes people look at missing features and cry about them even though they wouldn't really use it much. I mean I've used MMS about 3 times since the update for it to work.


    I read on Engadget about people saying the iPhone needs a bit processor bump to keep up with competition, but this is the wrong way to look at it. You need to look at hardware AS WELL as software. If the iPhone is as fast then it doesn't need a power hungry processor.


    I do agree about the number if crappy apps. Man, I wouldn't mind if Apple put something about app quality in their 'rules'.

  5. Try iStat Pro


    It's a dashboard widget, gives you a rundown of everything on your mac, including battery life, the number of cycles you've used battery health etc. Pretty useful.


    Beat me to it there. I have the same widget, it is pretty useful. You can get the number of cycles by going through system profiler as well.


    The older batteries should have 80% capacity after about 300 cycles, and the newer ones I think 80% after 500.

    It also doesn't matter if it's always plugged in as long as you calibrate it every couple of months. Which is let it drop to 0%, leave it off for 6 hours, then fully charge it and leave it at 100% for 6 hours.

  6. Don't think you'll have much luck fixing it, mine went the same way eventually. Do you know how many 'cycles' it's done, and the battery health?


    If you need a new one here is a good website for Apple parts Link

  7. The camera on the iPhone 3GS actually looks fairly decent. Not great but certainly better than the 3G. Now that is rubbish.


    But the new model is meant to have a much higher quality camera on it, with a flash, and tap to focus on photos and video.

  8. I think it's insane to have an iPhone and not have it insured personally.


    I think it's insane to pay for insurance when I don't need it.


    My dad had insurance on his phone, lost his phone, called the insurance to claim, he got told he should have been more careful.


    I think the insurance is about £7 a month, so over 2 years of owning an iPhone I've saved £168 on insurance. If my phone breaks I'll go and use that money to get it fixed.


    Insurance is a rip off, and unless I legally have to get it theres no way I would.

  9. Nah I'm happy with O2. Never had any trouble with them, and get 3G at my house, work and my girlfriends house, and also the town where I live so had no issues. I've also heard nothing but issues with 3 from people at work.


    I also don't have any problems with long contracts actually. A lot of people hate them, but to be honest I really like my phone so I don't mind having it for 2 years. The only problem I suppose is if it breaks, but then if it did break I'd have to buy a new one or fix it anyway, so it doesn't really matter.

  10. Took the words out of my mouth! Appears that there are 3 3G owners here that are looking to replace our phones lol. I want a bit more customisation around the phone like music in your library that you can set as your ringtone, rather then having to cut and trim. changing background with the weather maybe...


    You can add me to list of 3G owners. My contract ended last month, and I'm on a £20 a month rolling contract with O2 right now. I just want the new iPhone now!

    I'm really glad to see a better screen, bigger battery, and I'm glad it'll be faster than the 3G. Also one thing I can't wait for, a better CAMERA :D The iPhone camera wasn't very good 2 years ago when I first got it. I'm hoping it's good enough to actually use as a proper camera, which with flash might actually be possible.


    I'm not sure how much I'd use a front facing camera though. It's be good for Skype, but then I'd always use that on my laptop.

  11. Unfortunately the iPhone is still crippled when you compare it to other smartphones. I've got an iPhone and even after this update it will still be behind what other phones can do. I've jailbroken mine and it can do most of the things that the Blackberry can now but it still runs pretty slowly (admittedly I'm using the 3G which is coming up 2 years old) when compared to a Blackberry. A friend and I did a turn off and on test and his Blackberry managed to turn off and on 3 times before my iPhone could do it once.


    Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is a fantastic device but I really feel that Apple are just making it too simple in what they allow you to do with it.


    How is it limited though? I can't really think of much I would want from it, except maybe we could get calendar and weather and stuff on the lock screen.

  12. Actually, it's still missing something: A home screen. Although I suppose you can still jailbreak it and install a modification app to give you that.


    Do you mean info on the lock screen? Or is this the widget thing?

  13. Agreed. Hey im not a complete Apple hater by any means, but this phone is LUDICROUSLY expensive.


    I'm not sure if this is how anyone else feels, but I definitely don't feel as though this phone is quite as 'disposable' as many seem to feel. Many people want 12 month contracts so they can get a new phone year after year.


    I had an original iPhone (definitely ridiculously priced and not something I would buy now), and have had an iPhone 3G for 18 months now, and am happy to wait until July for the new model to come out before upgrading, at which point I will most likely go on a 2 year contract to get the cheapest upfront costs.


    I'm not trying to defend high prices, but as a Quality Assurance technician, I do appreciate when a product shines quality wise, and my 3G certainly does in my opinion. I personally feel as though I have got good value for my money with this phone.

  14. Yeah, iPhone OS4 looks great (though I could do without iAd..). I'm definitely most looking forward to the multitasking, folders and Game Centre.


    Yes I'm glad they've implemented the folders feature. I'll be glad to stick all games on one icon rather than having the mess I currently have. I'm also glad I can fiiinally change the black background. I always wondered why wallpaper was limited to the lock screen.


    Multi-tasking isn't true multi-tasking (freezing apps for the most part rather than them still running) but I think they've solved most of the issues anyone would have ever had. I'm sorry but how many things to people really need to do on a phone at one time? I'm not going to read Facebook and The Guardian at the same time am I? App switching should help this a lot.


    Skype and music apps being able to run is exactly what I said they needed whe the iPad came out. So I'm glad to see they've implemented that too.


    I can't think of much else missing really. They've implemented everything I wanted to see anyway.


    And I'm not fussed about the ads as long as developers don't take the piss. Ads are shit as they are now, crap looking, blatant, and usually about a ringtone or some utter shite. Hopefully with this new feature they'll fit in a little more. If it means more free apps are actually worth while then it can't be too bad.

  15. I bought it and hate it :( I was enjoying the creepy, walking round etc. and thought the Wii controls were actually really good. Then I got to a nightmare bit and found it horrible. Just found it really confusing where to go, too many routes, and too many blue doors.


    I know it's not a bad game, given the excellent reviews, but it really isn't for me. It's going on eBay tomorrow. Shame cos I really did enjoy it up until then.

  16. haha I was wondering the same! I'm just gonna avoid it till I have finished my first playthrough.


    :D Yeah probably for the best really, unless anyone comes back saying you're safe. I'll probably be done for the weekend so I'll just watch it then.