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Old 10-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #2976
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Took a look at my co-workers week-old iPhone and it's already all scratched up along the edges and on the back. Sucks.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:48 AM   #2977
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Some people are savage animals when it comes to keeping things nice. My wife's black 5 looks perfect still. Her coworker keeps her phone the same purse pocket as her keys and wonders why it looks like hell.

I'm meeting up with a guy to sell my wife's old 4, 16GB for $250.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #2978
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Makes me kind of glad I bought the white one, that and I put it in a case as soon as I got it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #2979
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Things like this should be user opt-in, not automatically opt-in. I'm guessing we will never see it this way due to lobbyist.

I agree that it should be an opt in, or at least more transparent. Apple did release a document on how to opt out, and it's a bit easier than what is described in the article. You just have to visit this link - http://oo.apple.com/.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:50 AM   #2980
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My black one has a little blemishes here and there on the back. Frankly, as long as the glass on the front is pristine, it's all I care about.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:53 AM   #2981
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Some people are savage animals when it comes to keeping things nice. My wife's black 5 looks perfect still. Her coworker keeps her phone the same purse pocket as her keys and wonders why it looks like hell.

I'm meeting up with a guy to sell my wife's old 4, 16GB for $250.
Really? After almost 20 whole days of ownership, it still looks perfect? Impressive.

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:54 AM   #2982
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Some people are savage animals when it comes to keeping things nice. My wife's black 5 looks perfect still. Her coworker keeps her phone the same purse pocket as her keys and wonders why it looks like hell.

I'm meeting up with a guy to sell my wife's old 4, 16GB for $250.

yeap. I have a black 5 and I have no case and it still looks super nice. No scuffs, discolorations or nicks. Believe me, if it started to deteriorate just from sitting by itself in my pocket, I would be really upset.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #2983
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Without knowing anything else about your problem, it sounds like you have a wild process (on an iphone?! unpossible!!) It can happen. Unfortunately Google bought Sparrow, so I wouldn't expect an update any time soon and probably not too much feedback from devs, either.

Do you find your phone is running hot at all during the day? Do you have any connectivity issues? Did you migrate from a previous phone's backup?
did a little research.. Sadly, Sparrow's last update was at the end of August and nothing since for an iphone5/iOS6 update... I've since deleted Sparrow and went back to the gmail app. Battery life has somewhat returned back to normal.

Phone didn't run hot but wifi and sometimes cell data signal would drop off and become inconsistent even with 2+ bars of LTE. (Verizon). This is my first iphone. Coming from a droid bionic.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #2984
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Mine has a couple nicks and the slightly cracked back glass already. I have no idea how. I've been super careful and it's kind of annoying. I'm going to have to get a case or a Nokia 920. The case I want isn't out yet (Magpul) and I haven't found any desirable alternatives.

The only thing I can think of is that maybe I scratched it plugging in headphones, but that seems unlikely. I don't think my phone has touched anything harder than aluminum other than headphones (what's the plug made out of?) and the charger.

Speaking of the 920, has there been an official release date yet? I may have to get a temporary phone if it's not in my 30 day window. Provided I can even get this thing exchanged. Maybe warranty or AppleCare, then return the replacement.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #2985
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Mine has a couple nicks and the slightly cracked back glass already. I have no idea how. I've been super careful and it's kind of annoying. I'm going to have to get a case or a Nokia 920. The case I want isn't out yet (Magpul) and I haven't found any desirable alternatives.

The only thing I can think of is that maybe I scratched it plugging in headphones, but that seems unlikely. I don't think my phone has touched anything harder than aluminum other than headphones (what's the plug made out of?) and the charger.

Speaking of the 920, has there been an official release date yet? I may have to get a temporary phone if it's not in my 30 day window. Provided I can even get this thing exchanged. Maybe warranty or AppleCare, then return the replacement.
last i heard was end of November.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:09 PM   #2986
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Well crap. I'm mildly regretting selling my 4 now. $250 an hour after listing it on CL was too tempting to pass up.

I guess I'm stuck with this thing. At least the resale is usually insanely good if I desperately want out.

Edit: I REALLY like the phone, just a bit worried about longevity which is one of the reasons I bought it in the first place. If it lasts 2 years, even if its ugly, I'd be totally happy.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:22 PM   #2987
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Straight out of the box? Yes it's a big deal.

Weeks/months of use? No.
Normally I would agree. But from the photo's, these don't look like normal scratches. But more like chips or flakes which I don't think should be happening weeks/months into use.

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Things like this should be user opt-in, not automatically opt-in. I'm guessing we will never see it this way due to lobbyist.
Yep, and the opt out should not be placed in General -> About, or at least, ALSO placed in the Privacy tab where it belongs. But really, they should've made it a setup option on first use/registration. And that goes for all companies (not just Apple).

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Makes me kind of glad I bought the white one, that and I put it in a case as soon as I got it.
Put me in the camp where I think a product should stand up on it's own; a case is good and all but if it's really necessary, then the product should come with a case.

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I agree that it should be an opt in, or at least more transparent. Apple did release a document on how to opt out, and it's a bit easier than what is described in the article. You just have to visit this link - http://oo.apple.com/.
Ummm yeah, I don't think that's easier and really upfront at all. Don't want to sound like I'm ranting specifically on Apple here, as this really pertains to any company that provides ad-tracking functionality. Make it a setup question and/or an opt in setting; that is, the user has to turn ad-tracking ON, instead of having to turn it off.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:30 PM   #2988
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Speaking of the 920, has there been an official release date yet? I may have to get a temporary phone if it's not in my 30 day window. Provided I can even get this thing exchanged. Maybe warranty or AppleCare, then return the replacement.
I'm pretty certain early November (rumoured pre-order on Oct 21st or 23rd?). The entire Win 8 release is happening late Oct, and Win 8 phone looks to be part of it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:57 PM   #2989
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Ummm yeah, I don't think that's easier and really upfront at all. Don't want to sound like I'm ranting specifically on Apple here, as this really pertains to any company that provides ad-tracking functionality. Make it a setup question and/or an opt in setting; that is, the user has to turn ad-tracking ON, instead of having to turn it off.
Not easier? You click on a link from your phone and it's done.








I have looked up a few stories about the black flaking.



This is not happening to me even slightly, but I will certainly be interested in whether or not Apple provides a solution.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:01 PM   #2990
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Not easier? You click on a link from your phone and it's done.








I have looked up a few stories about the black flaking.



This is not happening to me even slightly, but I will certainly be interested in whether or not Apple provides a solution.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #2991
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Not easier? You click on a link from your phone and it's done.








I have looked up a few stories about the black flaking.



This is not happening to me even slightly, but I will certainly be interested in whether or not Apple provides a solution.
yeah, that'll happen on black anodizing, or pretty much any coating. its not the anodizing per say, but the hard edge there. film build on those types of features is minimal at best. a radiused edge would make that go away.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #2992
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Question about ordering a Verizon iPhone for my wife, as an upgrade:

If we go through the Apple website, it tells her she must select a new data plan (we know we'll lose our old unlimited plan, nothing to do about it ), but doesn't offer us the choice of any of the "Share Anything" plans. It only offers traditional "700 minutes" + a la carte data + a la carte txt messaging plans.

What's the deal with this? I thought the whole point was that VZW was switching ppl into their share everything plan, but it doesn't even appear to be an option when you order an iPhone from Apple.

Is going directly through Verizon the only way to get the new sharing plan?
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #2993
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Question about ordering a Verizon iPhone for my wife, as an upgrade:

If we go through the Apple website, it tells her she must select a new data plan (we know we'll lose our old unlimited plan, nothing to do about it ), but doesn't offer us the choice of any of the "Share Anything" plans. It only offers traditional "700 minutes" + a la carte data + a la carte txt messaging plans.

What's the deal with this? I thought the whole point was that VZW was switching ppl into their share everything plan, but it doesn't even appear to be an option when you order an iPhone from Apple.

Is going directly through Verizon the only way to get the new sharing plan?
Yeah, I believe you have to go through Verizon.

If you have another line other than your wife's that has an upgrade eligibility, she can keep her unlimited data through a small loophole. It's how I retained my unlimited
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:48 PM   #2994
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Not easier? You click on a link from your phone and it's done.
Ummm, and how do you get that link? With that support link? *facepalm* The point is, customers should not have to ****ing google through support for something like this. Make it up front and reap the good karma.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:55 PM   #2995
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I have looked up a few stories about the black flaking.

This is not happening to me even slightly, but I will certainly be interested in whether or not Apple provides a solution.
No black flaking for me either. But my phone goes in my front pocket by itself (no keys etc) and I haven't dropped it yet (knock on wood).
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #2996
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Regarding Apple ripping off the Swiss transit clock design:

http://www.cultofmac.com/195653/appl...-clock-design/

Apple is now paying licensing to use the clock.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:58 PM   #2997
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18 days after the release of the 5, it is beating the GS3 in web usage.

http://insights.chitika.com/2012/iph...y-s-iii-study/
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:06 PM   #2998
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18 days after the release of the 5, it is beating the GS3 in web usage.

http://insights.chitika.com/2012/iph...y-s-iii-study/
not that it matters but i would like to know how they get this information. like one of the comments in the article asked, does it include all browsers? what about phones with different ROM's?
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #2999
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18 days after the release of the 5, it is beating the GS3 in web usage.

http://insights.chitika.com/2012/iph...y-s-iii-study/
That's probably the most worthless statistic I've ever seen.
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18 days after the release of the 5, it is beating the GS3 in web usage.

http://insights.chitika.com/2012/iph...y-s-iii-study/
I would like to see how much of that traffic is to maps.google.com.
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