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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    And the 6 is old enough that you may be experiencing some age; go to Settings-Battery, see if you get this message:

    My Dad's iPhone 6 has had a external battery for most of its life. Two weeks ago he started experiencing some issues. Usually they're old man issues, but this time when I looked at the phone, I noticed that the screen was raised up in the middle.

    The prismatic cell was swollen to 4 times the original battery thickness.

    Off the the ifixit website for a battery kit consisting of the battery, adhesive strips and required tools. Delivery from west coast to east coast was about a week due to the new transportation restrictions on lithium ion batteries. 20 minutes later, a new battery was installed and phone being run down to calibrate the power meter.

    Much cheaper than a new phone. His phone never threw the replace battery message.
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    Forget face id man.. if it recognizes your face as fast as they say in all the videos then its going to be very easy for someone to pick up your phone at a bar while you're talking to someone else.. say hey.. you turn around and boom its open! They walk away into the crowd ordering stuff that you have on Amazon purchase with one click ( change address and same-day delivery) and three blocks later they throw your phone into some bushes. If you're pretty intoxicated you're probably not going to think about reporting your phone till the next morning let alone Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    And the 6 is old enough that you may be experiencing some age; go to Settings-Battery, see if you get this message:
    I've only had the 6 for a few months. It's a T-Mobile refurb, so the battery should be new. I checked. No notice. Thank you for the heads-up though.

    As you stated, more screen -more better. I just don't feel comfortable sitting on it when it's in my rear jeans pocket. The 5 was unnoticeable there. The big difference for me is one hand operation. Just not as easy with the larger 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    As you stated, more screen -more better. I just don't feel comfortable sitting on it when it's in my rear jeans pocket. The 5 was unnoticeable there. The big difference for me is one hand operation. Just not as easy with the larger 6.
    I don't buy pants that don't have the cell pocket anymore; if a pants manufacturer in 2017 doesn't know about cell phones yet, they don't deserve the business. Lots of excellent dri-fit golf slacks/shorts options that look better and are more comfortable than jeans anyway..

    Quote Originally Posted by Krumbbs1976 View Post
    Forget face id man.. if it recognizes your face as fast as they say in all the videos then its going to be very easy for someone to pick up your phone at a bar while you're talking to someone else.. say hey.. you turn around and boom its open! They walk away into the crowd ordering stuff that you have on Amazon purchase with one click ( change address and same-day delivery) and three blocks later they throw your phone into some bushes. If you're pretty intoxicated you're probably not going to think about reporting your phone till the next morning let alone Amazon.
    This sounds pretty intoxicated..

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    Do the newer/upcoming Iphones still have batteries that are easily user-replaceable? I use an "old" Iphone 4S that was used by multiple people before me. My wife actually used it then we thought it died so we got her a 2016 Moto G4 (great cheap-ish Android phone). I found iFixit online and through them got a 4S battery replacement kit. Now works amazingly. Over the years though I've heard Apple has made it harder and harder for people to actually service their own products. Can users easily replace batteries in the newer Iphones? I should say it wasn't "easy" to replace the 4S battery. I did have to use tools and getting the battery which is glued into the inside of the case was kinda nerve wracking. I don't think a complete klutz or newb afraid of electronics should attempt it.

    I don't like the Apple desktop environment (OSX I guess) but have to admit I do like the Iphones and Ipads. My wife uses one of the 12 inch Ipad pros for her work and it's amazing. I love putting photography work on that screen. It's like having almost-4K sharp back-lit photos in the palm of your hand.

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    Apple has never designed and produced a phone that allows for the user to replace the battery.

    Since you already know of ifixit, if you purchase a battery kit from them, they supply all the tools required to replace the battery.

    The videos give you a good idea as how to replace the battery, but don't expect the adhesive strips to give up without a fight.

    After installing a couple batteries in iPhone 5's, I mask at least half the length of the adhesive strip with scotch tape so that subsequent replacements are easier.

    I looked at the iPad battery replacement videos, and I won't attempt replacement due to screen breakage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNotAgain View Post
    Apple has never designed and produced a phone that allows for the user to replace the battery.
    That's one thing I hate. I use an external battery pack to charge which works, but a separate battery would be great. I was a bit envious on a backpacking trip when my friend pulled out some cheap spare batteries for his Samsung phone. Pop a new one in and get on with it. Back up to 100% in 10 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    That's one thing I hate. I use an external battery pack to charge which works, but a separate battery would be great. I was a bit envious on a backpacking trip when my friend pulled out some cheap spare batteries for his Samsung phone. Pop a new one in and get on with it. Back up to 100% in 10 seconds.
    Mark, the problem with most smart phones is that they require much more power than can be reliably passed through a friction battery connection. The battery contacts are the weak link and get worked pretty hard, plus there are people that complain of how thick a phone has gotten, and the water resistance.

    I also use a booster pack on my iPhone. When I'm going to be away from mains or USB power for longer than 10 hours of so, I carry a Milwaukee Tools battery pack and the USB power adapter sold for the heated jackets. With that in place, I've got a 4 amp hour, 10 cell 18650 battery which to run and charge my phone from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNotAgain View Post
    Mark, the problem with most smart phones is that they require much more power than can be reliably passed through a friction battery connection. The battery contacts are the weak link and get worked pretty hard
    Never would have thought of that! I'm OK with the external packs, especially since they're so cheap now. Even the good brands. And only 4 extra ounces while backpacking doesn't hurt at all.
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    UPS delivered the IPhone 10 today and first impressions are very good. The screen is beautiful and the phone responds instantly. It will take a little time getting used to not having a home button but having the extra screen real estate is worth the learning curve. Probable the most striking aspect so far is when I hold the 6s next to the 10 the amount of additional screen space is amazing yet if you turn the phones around just looking at the backs the phones look so close in terms of overall size. The 10 is slightly wider which for me makes it easier to type. I am constantly hitting the wrong key when typing on the 6s. Face ID is pretty cool and there is no lag, it is almost instantaneous. So far I really like the 10 but I am just now starting to use it.

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    Nice, thanks for your review! I'll definitely be following along to see people's opinions as more people try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebkuecher View Post
    So far I really like the 10 but I am just now starting to use it.
    Send an animoji already..

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    Well this apparently already happened to someone who bought an Iphone X. Not sure if real or for internet fame, but still sucks:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/commen.../999_disaster/

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Send an animoji already..
    LOL not the reason I bought the 10 but they are a lot of fun to play with.

    BTW I didn't mention it earlier but the two speakers produce a excellent sound for a cell phone.

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    (iPhone X Plus 2018, 3D face map front + back 2019 )

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    Just heard on the news that the facial recognition software failed, by allowing a 10-year boy to access his Mom's phone.
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    Hmm... he must be a chip off the old block.

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    I'm gettin' an X!! Personally an apple aint my thing, but my company struck up a deal with them a few years ago and we all got 5s's. Nice phone, decent camera and good voice clarity. Good enough but...
    They updated something or other in their cyber system so I can no longer email photos with the 5s.

    As a consultant, sometimes the client wants a photo and they want it quick.... and the company bosses decided we need new phones because of it. Today I was asked "which one you want?", and to me for a work phone the smaller the better. And being the overall body is smaller than the 8 the boss said "ok" when I explained that.

    Cool. But heck, I'm still learning things the 5s can do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    They updated something or other in their cyber system so I can no longer email photos with the 5s.
    I am not aware of any issue with the 5s emailing photos via Apple OS, are you working with sensitive or classified material?

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    Good choice mr fixer, i am sure i will get an X when i decide to upgrade.........when is the question though! It will not be an 8 anyway as no point from a 7+, but with the X actually being a smaller phone than my 7+ yet larger screen(as all screen), it makes the choice easy for me personally(big screen=easier for my eyes to see)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebkuecher View Post
    I am not aware of any issue with the 5s emailing photos via Apple OS, are you working with sensitive or classified material?
    Apparently they are in the eyes of my companies cyber something or other. They used to send just fine through a personal address added to the phones, but that was nixed too. "Ah-ah-ah-no-no-no...violates security protocol"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebkuecher View Post
    I am not aware of any issue with the 5s emailing photos via Apple OS, are you working with sensitive or classified material?
    One of my friends works for a property management company. He also has issues with his iPhone 5s sending photo attachments that last month, they phased in the iPhone 7+.

    Attachments would fall into the outgoing box, requiring a second attempt to send.

    It's not a new problem as a lot of IT managers are dealing with the problem.
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