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The iPhone 5/iOS 6 thread

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. jdskycaster

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    Traded in two of the three gen one ipads we have in the house to amazon for just this reason. I figure $250ea for them is not bad considering they will be worth about a hundred bucks max pretty soon. We will be evaluating the slew of new tablets coming on the market this fall. There should be some great alternatives at the $299 and $399 price points.
     
  2. Herdfan

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    I thought about it, but since I plan on it hitting ebay next week, I thought it might be worth a little more if it can be unlocked/jailbroken easier. I will have 6 on Friday (or possibly Monday) so no need to get it today.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    In case anyone else sees this. Updated an ipad 2, couldn't keep a wifi connection. It acted like it wanted me to log into an apple store hotspot. Forgetting the network, rebooting didn't fix it. I had to reset the network settings.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    There's already a jailbreak for iOS 6.
     
  5. NR4P

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    Updating the ipad (3) now.... Tried too early today. Now if the 5 will just show up soon.

    Update: Completed fine. No problems. Held the home wi-fi connection 100%. Did it on battery since it was 100% when I started.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    Looks like my issue was bad timing. iOS checks a particular page on apple.com to verify a connection. Since it was getting a response, but not the expected one of success, it freaked out.
     
  7. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    that's lousy design.
     
  8. Sixto

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    4S updated, have customized a few things. Love separate signatures, iMessage by phone number for iPad (doing that now), Maps is cool, better privacy for contacts, shared photos, lots of good stuff ...
     
  9. djlong

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    Both my and my wife's 4S models updated flawlessly. As I haven't heard from my daughter, she either hasn't gotten it, got it flawlessly, or was abducted by space aliens and isn't getting service.
     
  10. Chris Blount

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    There are quite a few small changes I've noticed. Both good and bad.

    iTunes match has changed. It works more intelligently and only downloads music you choose to play and then automatically deletes it so you don't fill up your phone.

    When using Siri and the iPhone is plugged into a car stereo or other USB device, you now have a choice to use Siri through the sound system or on the phone itself.

    Cosmetic changes throughout. Color scheme changes, things like that.

    The find friends app looks a bit better and integrates well with the new maps.

    Turn-by-turn directions works fairly well but the new map system definitely needs work. If you still want Google maps simply point safari to maps.google.com and place an icon on your home screen.

    Good Facebook integration.

    The Do Not Disturb feature is pretty cool.

    Like the VIP list.
     
  11. Chris Blount

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    This happened on my iPad after the update. It seemed to have fixed itself after a couple of reboots.
     
  12. raott

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    IMO, an OK update.

    Maps is utter garbage and Google's maps should not have been left out until Maps was in a more advanced state (may not have been Apple's choice).

    On the positive, alot of small improvements and better integration with Facebook.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    The browser-based map doesn't have street view, does it?
     
  14. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    The...
    "new software... suffers
    from holes and glitches"



    From the New York Times:
    Full article here
     
  15. Chris Blount

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    Yep, but as the article says, the new Apple maps should get better over the next year. Let's hope it works out that way. Something must have happened behind the scenes where Apple was forced to switch to the new maps. Isn't Apple's contract expiring with Google next year or something? I remember reading about it somewhere.

    I was messing with the maps yesterday and I can see the potential but right now the app (for me) is pretty much beta. I wonder is Steve Jobs would have allowed this to happen?
     
  16. dogbreath

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    ipad 2 ios6 update allows me to go into the chat room.
     
  17. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    That was probably not the update. The yearly subscription to the mobile version of the chat room expired and I renewed it last week.
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    I have complaints about the Facebook integration.

    I don't like what it does with Contacts. For one thing, if you integrate Facebook and Contacts, it does not allow you to delete imported Facebook "friends." I do not like this.

    There's a few other things related to Facebook integration that I'd prefer was different in Contacts, but the above is VERY disappointing.

    ~Alan
     
  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Wondering what the hiccups/defects in the new Maps is? I have looked at the app on iPhone and iPad in the WiFi'd comfort of my own home, so somewhat limited view so far. But heading out this morning to Illinois.
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    Apple's Maps app shares something in common with Google Maps.

    Namely, both puts my address and some neighbors two miles down the road where there's nothing but trees.... but oddly Google Maps is in one direction, and Apple Maps shows me in the other direction.

    I've reported this to Google in the past and nothing was ever done to correct it. I wonder if Apple will care enough to look into it...


    On the plus side, I remember hearing that Maps considerably less useful for those in smaller places due to less close-up views in Maps (at this time anyway), and I was surprised to see that in my particular case, I can zoom into where I live almost as far as Google's. Not quite as close, but not much difference overall. Obviously Street View is gone though...





    On a related topic, on Google Maps, and to a less extent, Apple's Maps app, there are businesses listed. If one is a business, is there a special way that one needs to contact Apple (or Google) to get added, or can any user contact them to get a business added?!

    ~Alan
     

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