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The batttery in the XR is utterly ludicrous. I often go to bed with it still on 60-65%. I’m going out tonight with it still at 72%, and I’ve been up since 6am! The only time it’s been below 50% is when I’ve forgotten to charge it overnight. I managed to get two full days that time, going to bed on 6% the next day.

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I was toying with the idea of some kind of X, but decided to save the money. My 6s is booked in for a battery swap next week which will keep it going for another couple of years.


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I was toying with the idea of some kind of X, but decided to save the money. My 6s is booked in for a battery swap next week which will keep it going for another couple of years.

Honestly it’s the best phone I've ever had. Although the caveat is that I’ve not tried the XS or XS Max.

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I feel largely the same about my XR too - had it a couple of weeks and it's amazing. I thought I'd miss Touch ID but actually, Face ID is far more convenient.

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Lonewolves wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
I was toying with the idea of some kind of X, but decided to save the money. My 6s is booked in for a battery swap next week which will keep it going for another couple of years.

Honestly it’s the best phone I've ever had. Although the caveat is that I’ve not tried the XS or XS Max.


I think if they didn’t exist I’d probably have gone for the XR by now.
Unfortunately they do, and when I looked at the XS it was so much nicer that it made the XR feel like a poor relative but that one is more than I can justify.


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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
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I was toying with the idea of some kind of X, but decided to save the money. My 6s is booked in for a battery swap next week which will keep it going for another couple of years.

Honestly it’s the best phone I've ever had. Although the caveat is that I’ve not tried the XS or XS Max.


I think if they didn’t exist I’d probably have gone for the XR by now.
Unfortunately they do, and when I looked at the XS it was so much nicer that it made the XR feel like a poor relative but that one is more than I can justify.

Yep, I'm not spending over £1k on a phone. The XR is so much nicer than the 6/7/8 Plus though. It's the same size chassis but all screen. It's as much of a budget phone as Apple will do, but there's nothing budget about it, really. The camera isn't as nice as the XS obviously, but unless you have them side by side you won't know anyway.

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Most of the reviews I read said that the XR was basically the XS but with a few missing features - and crucially, none of the missing features were really anything that the vast majority of people would be bothered about.

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Of course the XR is by no means a budget model. It costs about the same as the 6/6s/7/7s Plus did at launch. It’s only “cheap” compared to the new, higher price points that started with the X.


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Of course the XR is by no means a budget model. It costs about the same as the 6/6s/7/7s Plus did at launch. It’s only “cheap” compared to the new, higher price points that started with the X.


Yep, it's their mainstream full price model that's anything but cheap.


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I bought one of them iPad Pro things for Mrs Hearthly with the proper Apple keyboard, those fuckers are expensive, aren't they? Not much change from £1000 for a fucking tablet and a keyboard.

She loves it to bits though and it's solved a definite deficiency with her iPad Air 2. I know you can get third party keyboards for the Air 2 but they're bound to not work properly sometimes or have issues with them, and be a faff with their batteries etc etc.

She's going to keep the Air 2 for normal iPad duties, and use the Pro as a sort of portable computer and for when she needs to type in the house but isn't at her PC.

She sent me a picture of it IN ACTION at a local coffee shop.

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They only did the US keyboard case when the first Pro came out so I got a UK Magic keyboard instead. Still going strong and is first party so no need to worry about compatibility.

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Having just had a look at that picture, and a closer look at the real thing, it is indeed a US keyboard layout.

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Having just had a look at that picture, and a closer look at the real thing, it is indeed a US keyboard layout.

That’s a bit shit that they haven’t actually brought out a UK version yet. It’s been three years!

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Hearthly wrote:
Having just had a look at that picture, and a closer look at the real thing, it is indeed a US keyboard layout.

It's not, it's a hybrid. It has the # sign over on the right, but it has a double height return key and £ on the 3 key.


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What kind of crazy ass shit is that then? Won't it just upset everybody?

In fairness it hasn't bothered Mrs Hearthly at all, she'd noticed a couple of things were in different places and just used the keys she needed in their different locations when required.

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Tbf all Macs have the “ and @ transposed.

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Well hopefully we'll leave the EU with No Deal, and then we can force Apple to make proper patriotic UK iPad Pro keyboards because we will hold all the cards. And they will be made in Britain too, by people who aren't a funny colour.

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Lonewolves wrote:
Tbf all Macs have the “ and @ transposed.

Oh hah! Yes, of course, I forgot.


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Hearthly wrote:
What kind of crazy ass shit is that then? Won't it just upset everybody?
The official UK Apple keyboard layout predates the ANSI standard PCs use. It’s not crazy ass shit, it’s just an older standard that Apple have kept consistent to.


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It's annoying when switching between MacOS and Windows, like I frequently do.

Especially when the old admin password had an @ in it.


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Oh and mac keyboards (at least the one I'm used to) don't have an easily accessible # symbol.

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/looks at new MacBook keyboard

DaFuq is "option"? I'm glad I don't use Twitter a lot.

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Oh and mac keyboards (at least the one I'm used to) don't have an easily accessible # symbol.

#annoying

It's alt-3.


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DaFuq is "option"?

Same thing as "alt".


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Oh and mac keyboards (at least the one I'm used to) don't have an easily accessible # symbol.

#annoying

It's alt-3.

I’m not pressing two buttons at once

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The Mac keyboard is irritating bullshit.

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We should bring back the early Unix keyboards that had Control, Super, Hyper, and Meta plus Shift, Top, and Front.


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
We should bring back the early Unix keyboards that had Control, Super, Hyper, and Meta plus Shift, Top, and Front.


It's even got a Like and a Dislike button, whoever designed that keyboard was clever. And also a time traveller.

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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DaFuq is "option"?

Same thing as "alt".

An alternate alt!

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Hearthly wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
We should bring back the early Unix keyboards that had Control, Super, Hyper, and Meta plus Shift, Top, and Front.


It's even got a Like and a Dislike button, whoever designed that keyboard was clever. And also a time traveller.

Yeah this things awesome, it's got not one but two Greek buttons.


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It's annoying when switching between MacOS and Windows, like I frequently do.

Especially when the old admin password had an @ in it.

Was it "@dm1n"?


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It's annoying when switching between MacOS and Windows, like I frequently do.

Especially when the old admin password had an @ in it.

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Hearthly wrote:
I bought one of them iPad Pro things for Mrs Hearthly with the proper Apple keyboard, those fuckers are expensive, aren't they? Not much change from £1000 for a fucking tablet and a keyboard.

She loves it to bits though and it's solved a definite deficiency with her iPad Air 2. I know you can get third party keyboards for the Air 2 but they're bound to not work properly sometimes or have issues with them, and be a faff with their batteries etc etc.

She's going to keep the Air 2 for normal iPad duties, and use the Pro as a sort of portable computer and for when she needs to type in the house but isn't at her PC.

She sent me a picture of it IN ACTION at a local coffee shop.


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In fairness I'm not really that obsessed with framerates these days and I've had the Focus ST for quite a long time now.

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In fairness I'm not really that obsessed with framerates these days and I've had the Focus ST for quite a long time now.


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How many years have you had the ST now, bud? :)

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So someone saw the apple event yesterday?

lots of service,lots of confusion (for me at least)
- why do we need another streaming service?
- appelarcade v google stadia? asychronous war....
- a bloody creditcard..
- a news service that is us-centric as usual..

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