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Old 13-09-17, 09:15 AM
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Why they haven't come up with head mounted ones yet God alone knows tied in with ophthalmoscopy and retinal imaging. Tied to face recognition and head movement surely it's the future?



Most people have the bloody things virtually glued to their ears right now so why not use just the one sense in future given that people are finding sense more and more of a rare commodity.

Leaves the hands free for something far more appropriate for someone dumping a grand on a phone.
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Old 13-09-17, 09:16 AM
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Can you use the new watch without an iPhone? If so I will probably go for a watch and a 4G iPad mini for email and safari..
I think not.
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Old 13-09-17, 09:41 AM
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Will an iPhone X bought in US work on U.K. Networks particularly BT?
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Old 13-09-17, 09:48 AM
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Will an iPhone X bought in US work on U.K. Networks particularly BT?
I believe so.
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Old 13-09-17, 09:53 AM
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Just my opinion.

If they want that money they can **** off.

I feel sorry for parents, partners and many others who will feel the pressure to spend twice what they need to on their loved ones when the marketing BS kicks in.

Typed on a 2008 MacBook 3.1 using 6.8.

**** them.
Well, I don't actually own a smartphone, just the most basic Nokia mobile that I bought about five years ago, but there's a price hierarchy in everything, including bicycles. A quick Google shows mountain bikes range from about 750 to over 6,000. Is there a 'right' price to pay? In that price range, is the cheapest too cheap, or the most expensive too expensive?
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Old 13-09-17, 09:56 AM
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It's actually the same whatever the $/ ratio is.

999 is inc VAT, $999 is ex sales tax, so a comparison is more $999/832.50

Bargain.

Mind you $999 is 753.45 at today's rates.

Stephen
And it appears cell phones are duty free into the EU. Which is surprising. Given a turntable will cost you an extra 2%.

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Old 13-09-17, 09:57 AM
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Joe,

I see your most basic Nokia mobile and raise you a crappy seven-year-old Samsung flip phone.

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Old 13-09-17, 09:59 AM
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I just don't get what's so special about these new features.
It looks like it has a nice case but that will be covered anyway.
The video I saw didn't talk about specifics like screen resolution, etc.
It just seemed like a gimmicky video but maybe it was edited for a specific audience.
It's only capitalism at work. If people don't buy the new model every year the company goes bust. So if the new features aren't something that folk need, well, you just have to keep telling them that they do until they believe you.
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Old 13-09-17, 10:00 AM
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Joe,

I see your most basic Nokia mobile and raise you a crappy seven-year-old Samsung flip phone.

Joe
Ha! Mine doesn't even flip. It's also shared between three of us; at the moment it's on a Greek island, the lucky bastard.
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Old 13-09-17, 10:07 AM
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Joe,

Mine is in my pocket, beside the house keys.

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Old 13-09-17, 10:16 AM
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Mine is in my pocket, beside the house keys.

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I rarely carry mine around, thus defeating the whole object of a mobile phone. OTOH, it's not likely to get scratched by my house keys jangling against it in my pocket.

Mrs H has occasionally pondered the idea of getting a smartphone, but as a dyed-in-the-wool technophobe, she has so far avoided doing so. Her best friend's son works as an Apple guru, and he gave his mother an iPad for Christmas. She told us that he commented wryly the other day 'For all the use you make of that iPad, I might as well have given you a polystyrene tile'.
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Old 13-09-17, 10:23 AM
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Joe,

I got my mother an iPad mini as a Christmas gift. It stayed in the box for about a year until she gave it to my daughter.

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Old 13-09-17, 10:28 AM
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There are plenty of mobile phones out or coming out that are topping out towards that grand, Red has one due for 1500 buckeroos.

Apple get a lot of press, but as usual they are not first here
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Old 13-09-17, 10:42 AM
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Phones are a mystery to me, I've a keen interest in technology and have always built my own PCs including many high end desktops, but I don't get phones or why people are willing to spend that sort of money on one.

I suppose it comes down to whether you're glued to it all day or not, if you live on it then I guess it's not hard to justify, where as those of us who only need to charge it every 3rd day wonder what all the fuss is about.
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Old 13-09-17, 11:01 AM
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^ I agree, they can be extremely powerful, useful and creative tools for some people, and if you're intent on using them to that extent then 1k is worthwhile to them. Of course it's a ridiculous amount if you just want a phone to make the occasional call and text.

I don't really understand the outrage though, it's pretty simple if you don't want one, don't buy one. A lot of modern art leaves me totally cold, but others are happy to spend millions on it, good luck to them.
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