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Apple Event - October 13th 2020

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,537 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    murpho999 wrote: »
    People are also not talking about the headphones either. So basically €60 of equipment gone out of the box but the phone prices have increased.
    Also true. I still use wired headphones sometimes as my AirPods can't keep up with the amount of calls I do. My ones are on their last legs and it irks me that I won't get a new set if I upgrade.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,536 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Dades wrote: »
    Also true. I still use wired headphones sometimes as my AirPods can't keep up with the amount of calls I do. My ones are on their last legs and it irks me that I won't get a new set if I upgrade.

    Hah same, I use EarPods for work because AirPods die quickly on calls, actually really good in terms of mic quality.

    Interestingly, there are some markets where Apple needs to include earphones due to local laws (eg France).


  • Registered Users Posts: 758 ✭✭✭ Somedaythefire


    I get a grand total of €0 for my X for trade in cause I cracked the back glass. Whoops.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,349 ✭✭✭ DubDJ


    I get a grand total of €0 for my X for trade in cause I cracked the back glass. Whoops.

    CeX are offering between €300-€400 for the base model iPhone X which isn't bad. I doubt a cracked back would be covered but you never know. I'd imagine those prices could change in the meantime though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 758 ✭✭✭ Somedaythefire


    DubDJ wrote: »
    CeX are offering between €300-€400 for the base model iPhone X which isn't bad. I doubt a cracked back would be covered but you never know. I'd imagine those prices could change in the meantime though.
    Yeah, I would just assume they'll see the back and not bother. I won't get much either way, the battery is shot on it too and it tells me I need to service it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,671 ✭✭✭✭ tajd


    My 6s plus is still worth €150 cash nice!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,391 ✭✭✭ pad199207


    €860 for a 256GB iPhone 11 is not bad!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,671 ✭✭✭✭ tajd


    pad199207 wrote: »
    €860 for a 256GB iPhone 11 is not bad!

    How much is a pro max 11


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,536 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Okay slightly mad now.

    The MagSafe charger (€45) does not come with a USB-C brick. Add on €25 for that.

    That’s pure greed.


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    Mr.S wrote: »
    Okay slightly mad now.

    The MagSafe charger (€45) does not come with a USB-C brick. Add on €25 for that.

    That’s pure greed.

    But environment!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,279 ✭✭✭ McFly85


    Yeah, I would just assume they'll see the back and not bother. I won't get much either way, the battery is shot on it too and it tells me I need to service it.

    They won’t take any iPhone if the battery health is below 90%, so I’m considering just trading it in with Apple.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,349 ✭✭✭ DubDJ


    McFly85 wrote: »
    They won’t take any iPhone if the battery health is below 90%, so I’m considering just trading it in with Apple.

    Didn't know that, mine was on 87 last time I checked. Not bad for a 3 year old iPhone X.

    One big of info I read on Twitter, seems like the Pro models will have 6GB of RAM where the standard will come with just 4GB. Might be something that could change your decision.

    I never bothered with RAM before, but probably for the first time since I've had an iPhone I've noticed sluggish performance when it comes to things like multitasking. Or if I open Amazon with music playing or close the Amazon app the music pauses for half a second each time. I can only imagine it's RAM related. I've reinstalled the OS and same issue.

    I think the fact Apple have started to really increase the RAM in the last few iPhones means apps can take advantage of more of it and older models on limited RAM have started to feel the pinch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,803 ✭✭✭✭ peteeeed


    McFly85 wrote: »
    They won’t take any iPhone if the battery health is below 90%, so I’m considering just trading it in with Apple.

    mine is 90 :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,279 ✭✭✭ McFly85


    peteeeed wrote: »
    mine is 90 :)

    Mine is 89 :rolleyes:

    Decided on the Pro anyways, gonna trade the gfs old 7 with it and try and sell the X.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,595 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    Mr.S wrote: »
    Okay slightly mad now.

    The MagSafe charger (€45) does not come with a USB-C brick. Add on €25 for that.

    That’s pure greed.

    Just don't buy this stuff off Apple.

    Loads and loads of power brick options outdoor that are better.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,536 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    murpho999 wrote: »
    Just don't buy this stuff off Apple.

    Loads and loads of power brick options outdoor that are better.

    That's not the point though? It's a decent bit of tech, but fairly crazy they don't include a USB-C brick with their wireless charger. Especially after more people will be looking to buy chargers now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,349 ✭✭✭ DubDJ


    Maybe if they done a charging bundle of the MagSafe cable and usb-c plug for €49 and dropped the price of the iPhones by €49 then people wouldn’t be so annoyed with it.

    If people needed the charger, they have the option. Otherwise it’s no big deal if you have a few lying around the house.

    I personally picked up an 18w USB-C PD power adapter on Amazon for £10 so I’m ok for the plug. I am considering switching out my wireless charger for the MagSafe. The 15W vs 7.5W I currently have is one factor, but also just because Magnets :p


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,512 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    Don't think this was mentioned but Apple quietly released new Beats X wireless earphones, now re-branded as Beats Flex. Only 50 euro, which is quite a price drop!

    https://www.apple.com/ie/shop/product/MYMC2ZM/A/beats-flex-all-day-wireless-earphones-beats-black

    A very good alternative to AirPods. I love my Beats X.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,400 ✭✭✭✭ Creamy Goodness


    Don't think this was mentioned but Apple quietly released new Beats X wireless earphones, now re-branded as Beats Flex. Only 50 euro, which is quite a price drop!

    https://www.apple.com/ie/shop/product/MYMC2ZM/A/beats-flex-all-day-wireless-earphones-beats-black

    A very good alternative to AirPods. I love my Beats X.

    That's a very good price for a set of W1 chip enabled earphones for taking away the pain of bluetooth pairing! perfect for exercise.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Erica Unimportant Manure


    Maybe a slightly silly question but is the magnet on the phone going to end up meaning it has coins etc sticking to it which could get annoying.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 ✭✭✭ mirrorwall14


    Don't think this was mentioned but Apple quietly released new Beats X wireless earphones, now re-branded as Beats Flex. Only 50 euro, which is quite a price drop!

    https://www.apple.com/ie/shop/product/MYMC2ZM/A/beats-flex-all-day-wireless-earphones-beats-black

    A very good alternative to AirPods. I love my Beats X.

    I’m teaching from home with MacBook Pro and iPad/Apple Pencil. Basically connect MacBook to meet for visuals then share screen from the iPad and draw all over it for maths. Sound quality isn’t great though. Would it be worth trying these?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,671 ✭✭✭✭ tajd


    Which is faster for charging MagSafe charging or using a usb c to lighting cable with fast charging plug?

    If plug and cable is near can someone recommend something on Amazon UK?

    I haven’t a clue about usb c plug to lightening and the actual wire but I need the wire to be 2m.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,400 ✭✭✭✭ Creamy Goodness


    tajd wrote: »
    Which is faster for charging MagSafe charging or using a usb c to lighting cable with fast charging plug?

    If plug and cable is near can someone recommend something on Amazon UK?

    I haven’t a clue about usb c plug to lightening and the actual wire but I need the wire to be 2m.

    USB-C can charge at 20w.
    Magsafe can charge at 15w.
    Standard Qi charging is 7.5w


    Search for Anker chargers and cables on amazon, they're the best of the rest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,349 ✭✭✭ DubDJ


    Exactly as stated above. I change my iPhone wirelessly 99% of the time so I picked up an 18W USB-C PD power adapter on Amazon UK for £10. That alongside the 15W MagSafe charger Apple just announced means you'll get the full charge.

    For wired charging, you'll need something 20W or above which supports USB-C PD. You could also pick up an 18W charger and get the very slightly slower charging speed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,595 ✭✭✭✭ murpho999


    There's a great Anker charger to get that does fast charging. Anker make great products.

    Anker Quick Charger


  • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ Deadwards.com


    Don't think this was mentioned but Apple quietly released new Beats X wireless earphones, now re-branded as Beats Flex. Only 50 euro, which is quite a price drop!

    https://www.apple.com/ie/shop/product/MYMC2ZM/A/beats-flex-all-day-wireless-earphones-beats-black

    A very good alternative to AirPods. I love my Beats X.

    With the Apple W1 chip does that mean the earphones can swap between Mac and iPhone without having to manually remove from one device every time? I think the Airpods Pro do that with the latest update but if these do also its a great price.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,993 ✭✭✭✭ adox


    Guys is ordering as a student if you technically may not be one ok? No effect on warranty etc?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,764 ✭✭✭ FourFourRED


    adox wrote: »
    Guys is ordering as a student if you technically may not be one ok? No effect on warranty etc?

    Doesn’t affect the warranty. Perfectly okay to do it.

    You are a student of life :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,993 ✭✭✭✭ adox


    FourFourFM wrote: »
    Doesn’t affect the warranty. Perfectly okay to do it.

    You are a student of life :)

    Cheers.

    Put the order through for the iPad Air after I typed it!

    October 23rd estimated delivery.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,338 ✭✭✭ Doodah7


    With sterling so weak, might be better to order off Apple UK and deliver to Parcel Motel. New iPad Air is €667 or £579 which is €637.


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