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On Apple’s iPad 5, iPhone 5S, and Plastic iPhone

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TBO, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    My iPad II still runs wickit-good. I can't see replacing it in the next year or possibly 3, depending on IOS updates I "need."

    At some point, a super-duper resolution screen just doesn't do it. So it's going to be processor speed that'll stop me from not upgrading. I can't justify spending $600 on an upgrade for a slightly smaller device. I've fiddled with a Mini and IT IS COOL, but not another $600 cool for a iPad5 on teh same scale but a bigger screen.

    But good for Apple - there ARE people that haven't upgraded yet, or who NEED the next-latest thing. My iPad is the most used device I own, outside of work. And I think as I get used to it in the next year or so, it will become THE most used device - as I use it to take notes and display stuff for clients on the fly. (Those things ARE possible now, I just find it all clunky. I'd redesign the home-bar-thingy but I also use it for personal use. So taking Safari and Email and such off of the bar to get my business apps isn't appealing yet.)
     

  2. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    My original ipad runs awful. So bad, that I retired it and it's sitting in a drawer somewhere in my house.

    It seems that the older hardware can't run the newer software efficiently anymore.
     
  3. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Did it work well until OS upgrades?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Copatalk 2
     
  4. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Yes, the last update was what killed it.
     
  5. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I don't own one, any way to revert to the previous OS version?

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  6. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Not that I know of, but I don't even care anymore. I'll stick with my Nexus 7.
     
  7. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    If you change your mind there are some members here who are pretty good and willing to help with tech issues.

    Indy gave me some well appreciated help with a dual boot Linux/XP install on a Netbook (sadly now dead).

    Maybe you can look at flashing/ROM installs on your ipad? If you're not using it no worry about breaking it ;) .

    Something to think about anyway.

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  8. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    Harlanm may be able to Jailbreak and downgrade, but i am not sure. We have an iPad2 that still screams along so no need to upgrade here either.
     
  9. michael_b

    michael_b BRC #1492

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    Interested in selling it?

    There are ways to downgrade but you have to find a copy of the OS to install.
     
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  10. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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  11. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

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    Nothing exciting from what information is given. It's a little thinner and smaller. Nothing to see here.
     
  12. ryanm

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    Yes, I had to do it to an iPod touch to get it to talk to my car stereo again a while ago.
    IF you can find a download of the OS, you can do it with iTunes.
     
  13. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    Wow, I just got an iPhone 5 last week and they're coming out with a 5s?? Always one step behind.
     
  14. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Just the nature of tech. Enjoy your new device and don't worry about what might be, or is next.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Copatalk 2
     
  15. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Apple always does that releases a new model then six months later comes the "S" model.

    "S" stands for SUCKER!!!!

    :rofl::rofl:
     
  16. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    Okay...that was funny:supergrin:
     
  17. michael_b

    michael_b BRC #1492

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    They update most of their products once a year - check this buyers guide -

    Macrumors Buyers Guide
     
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  18. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    I'm the opposite. My ipad2 was relegated to in flight movies only. I jumped at the mini. It is small and light enough to hold in one hand comfortably as a reader, fits in my pocket often and is unnoticeable in my bag. The form factor was right.

    However I still use it relatively little but more than before. What do you use it for all day that you can't use your phone for?
     
  19. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Possibly. What are you offering?