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Old 06-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #286
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FaceTime still works only on apple devices. I don't see myself uninstalling Skype anytime soon.
Another marketing ploy to pull non-Apple customers into the ecosystem
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #287
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I must say I already prefer the existing FaceTime over Skype. It is more stable and quality is generally better too. But yes, downside is its apple-apple.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #288
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FaceTime still works only on apple devices. I don't see myself uninstalling Skype anytime soon.
Skype's SkypeOut functionality has a hidden benefit here - calls made to cellular and land lines are from Private Number Caller ID. Not an actual benefit but because local telcos dun support the particular ID used by SkypeOut. Good way to make a confidential call every now and then. And at $1/mth, its cheaper than telco's number blocking services

On an unrelated note, I don't really like the new slide to unlock on iOS 7. Its too sensitive and prone to accidental unlock. In fact my phone unlocked itself when it was in my pants pocket the other day.. the walking movement was sensitive enough to unlock it when a notification activated the screen
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:21 AM   #289
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Skype's SkypeOut functionality has a hidden benefit here - calls made to cellular and land lines are from Private Number Caller ID. Not an actual benefit but because local telcos dun support the particular ID used by SkypeOut. Good way to make a confidential call every now and then. And at $1/mth, its cheaper than telco's number blocking services

On an unrelated note, I don't really like the new slide to unlock on iOS 7. Its too sensitive and prone to accidental unlock. In fact my phone unlocked itself when it was in my pants pocket the other day.. the walking movement was sensitive enough to unlock it when a notification activated the screen
I find sensitivity okay (with b1 last time). But I hate the slide to unlock in the way that they didn't exactly tell you which direction to slide. At the bottom of the words show an arrow pointing upwards but that opens control centre. Confusing much.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #290
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OK so narrowed down the battery drain to Weather and Stocks ...

Disabled Location Services for weather and disabled Background Refresh for both and now battery on Beta 2 is phenomenal !!!!

(All the usage below is iTunes Radio streaming over LTE, little Safari, Whatsapp as usual , few iMessages and Calls, little FB)

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Old 07-07-2013, 10:49 AM   #291
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In b1 the 4S is quite sluggish and battery life is just absurd.

How is the situation like in b2?
I don't think it's cater for iPhone 4S. iOS7 works best on iPhone 5, A6 Chip.
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I don't think it's cater for iPhone 4S. iOS7 works best on iPhone 5, A6 Chip.
I hope that's not the case. Apple still has a lot of devices using the A5, including the still-new iPad mini and iPod Touch 5th Gen.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #293
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Well, the compatibilty list by Apple for iOS 7 is for the following devices :
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPad 2
- 3rd generation iPad with Retina
- 4th generation iPad with Retina
- iPad Mini
- 5th generation iPod touch

Of course, some features will only be available to the newer models.. Lagwise, I guess if Apple says it is compatible, it shouldn't be that bad ?
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:13 PM   #294
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Just hoping to hear when its official release. August?
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #295
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Just hoping to hear when its official release. August?
Most likely September. iOS 7 release will be quite close to iPhone next gen release.

Well, the compatibilty list by Apple for iOS 7 is for the following devices :
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPad 2
- 3rd generation iPad with Retina
- 4th generation iPad with Retina
- iPad Mini
- 5th generation iPod touch

Of course, some features will only be available to the newer models.. Lagwise, I guess if Apple says it is compatible, it shouldn't be that bad ?
Not exactly so. iPhone 3GS was a compatible device with iOS 6 and it lagged really bad. The first beta of iOS 7 on iPhone 4S lagged quite a bit too.

Generally, new iOS support will start to lose out after 2 generations in terms of features, smoothness etc.. However, the problem here is that many of Apple's devices (including some new ones) are STILL using the A5 variant chips with 512MB RAM, the same amounts found in iPhone 4S and iPad 2 (which are considered fairly aging devices, esp iPad 2).

My concern is that if iOS7 lags on a device like iPhone 4S, it will probably lag on some of Apple's new products with similar specs.

This is kinda off topic but, I have been paying attention to this new plasticky "budget" iPhone. To me, that product's main purpose (if it ever will exist) is to kill off the iPhone 4... Just like how the 16GB iPod touch 5th Gen killed the 4th Gen Touches.

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #296
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Beta 3 soon
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #297
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Most likely same release timing when the next generation of iPhone.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:49 AM   #298
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Beta 3 is rolling out in some countries...
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Beta 3 is rolling out in some countries...
still haven seen mine in my developer repository...
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:09 AM   #300
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Beta 3 is rolling out in some countries...
That's so fast! Beta 2 only seemed to roll out just recently.

Anyway, I hope the next gen iPhone can be bought with a non-data plan near launch. Wan to get it but my current data plan still not expired, only one non-data one which I don't intend to upgrade.
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