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iphone 12 does not run on an adapter!
It runs on liberal's tears. there is a little funnel, you pour the tears in, and it runs all week long
 

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Man, you can really tell whose last experience with an Apple was when William Tell shot one off his kid's head.

Wired earphones?--not in many many years.
Wireless earphones from the lightning port?---not in many years.

No big deal if they don't come with chargers or headphones. Hardly anyone uses them anyhow.

Apple sucks?--I don't know about their laptops, but their mobile devices just plain work. That and the company pretends to protect your data.
Android is the best?---maybe if you have ADD, ADHD, Autism, AssBurgers, an adderall prescription, and are a meth addict.

I do windows laptops, Apple phones/tablets, and I just picked up a Google Fi android thing for a home phone.

I'm not waiting on a 12. I have an 11, so I'll likely wait on a 13. I like the number 13 better anyways. I am wating on the new Ipad Air to come out this month so I can trade my Ipad Pro in for it. You'll probably see me at the Apple store in Manchester as soon as they get a shipment in.
 
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I'm slowly becoming a convert. I love my macbook air, even though the thing (just googled it) was built mid 2013, it still works awesome, boots in 10s seconds, etc. I even spilled water on it a few years ago, had it die, forgot about it for a year, tried charging it when I was cleaning out some old boxes, and it's worked fine since then. I've had two windows based computers in that same timeframe that were crap. Every Dell the .gov has issued me has stickered at the same price as an Apple product and has been total utter garbage. While I'm sure that can be blamed on government OS requirements, that doesn't justify ALL of them having batteries that shit themselves on brand new $1500+ computers within a year or so of being built.

I finally got an iphone when the ultimatum became "buy an iphone so you can take good baby pictures, or we spend the same money on a baby photography session." I have to admit, the camera is amazing and the phone just works.

Overpriced junk phones. Android rules! #changemymind
Overpriced, yes. But apple doesn't f*** around with data privacy, so there's that.
 

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The last iPhone I bought didn’t have A headphone jack. No problem! For a couple of bucks I bought a lightning to phone jack on amazon. Works great.

I have since bought Bluetooth earphones and always had Bose noise cancelling headphones. Both of them connect to my kindle, iPad, and iPhone. It’s funny to be on a plane andbe notified that they have all connected.

as for not coming with a wall wart. I have dozens around the house from all of the devices that did ship with them. I never use them. I have much better multi-outlet ones that will supply from 2 to 5 devices

I also carry a battery of two. I have ones that will power my devices from 2 or 3 hours to many more.
 

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This meme popped up

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  • Apple's iPhone 12 may not come with a power adapter or wired headphones, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
  • Apple may omit these accessories to keep the cost of the iPhone 12, expected to be its first 5G-enabled smartphone, around the same price as the iPhone 11 lineup.
  • Kuo predicts Apple may not include the power adapter, but did not say whether a Lightning cable would still be included.
  • Kuo is known for his generally accurate predictions about future Apple products.

Those planning to buy Apple's iPhone 12 when it's expected to launch in the fall may find that the box is missing two familiar accessories: a power adapter and Apple's wired headphones.

That's according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who wrote in a new research note that the power adapter and EarPods headphones may not come included with Apple's next iPhone. Kuo's research was reported by Apple blogs 9to5Mac, MacRumors, and Apple Insider on Sunday.

Apple is reportedly nixing these accessories to keep the cost of its next flagship iPhone around the same price as that of the iPhone 11 lineup. The iPhone 12 is expected to be Apple's first smartphone to come with 5G support, and Kuo predicts that slimming down the packaging by omitting the power adapter and headphones could help offset some of additional costs resulting from the addition of 5G.

The move could also make the iPhone's packaging more eco-friendly, particularly as sustainability has become a bigger factor in the way the company designs and ships its products.


Apple will reportedly release a new 20W charger that will be sold separately as an optional accessory, Kuo says. That charger would be larger than the 5W and 18W power adapters currently sold with Apple's iPhones.

The reports do not mention whether Kuo expects the Lightning cable to be included.

Apple did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

It's not the first time reports have suggested that Apple's next iPhone won't come with wired headphones in the box. Kuo made a similar prediction back in May, but that report didn't make any mention of Apple eliminating the power adapter too.


If Apple does decide not to include a power adapter or wired headphones with the iPhone 12, it'll likely cause some controversy. Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 was met with pushback, as some tech journalists initially criticized the choice at the time.

There's an argument to be made for why Apple shouldn't include a power adapter and wired headphones with the next iPhone. Longtime iPhone users likely have several pairs of EarPods and iPhone charging bricks sitting in a drawer at home, so it makes sense that Apple wouldn't want to drive up the overall price of the new iPhone by including accessories that many people may already own.

But doing so would also likely further fuel criticism that Apple is nickle-and-diming customers for accessories. A Reddit thread from 2018, for example, was loaded with customer complaints about Apple's power cables and storage options.

Apple is also reportedly planning to kill the charging port entirely by developing a completely wireless iPhone that may launch in 2021, Kuo reported in a previous note from December. Slimming down the iPhone's packaging by excluding accessories that rely on the Lightning port may be an early step in that direction.


Kuo is known for his generally accurate Apple product predictions. For example, in early 2020 he correctly reported that Apple would debut a new iPad Pro this year with a 3D sensor for augmented reality. He was incorrect, however, in saying that the new iPad Pro would come with a triple camera. Apple's latest Pro tablet has two cameras and a Lidar sensor for more precisely tracking a user's surroundings for use in AR apps.

The analyst also correctly said that Apple would release a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with Apple's new keyboard in the first half of this year.

Other than 5G connectivity, Apple's iPhone 12 is expected to come with a new design that resembles the iPad Pro's aesthetic, a Lidar sensor like the one found on the iPad Pro, and a new, smaller size option.
MikeyP:

Can you make this thread inclusive of all iPhone 12 discussion? Rename the thread a bit.

This might as well become the iPhone 12 thread before somebody creates one, next week.
 

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Oh is today the day???

I need to find out if I can get a 6th phone on my AT&T contract. I can't recall if 5 or 6 phones are the limit. Because my son is finally old enough to actually NEED the phone.
 

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It may be time to upgrade.

I've used just about every mobile phone OS there is and a lot of different manufacturers over the years.

I loved to root/jailbreak phones and load custom ROMs. Those days are over. All I care about now is battery life, camera and basic apps.

Lately, apple has had the best mix for me. My last Galaxy would run hot and drain the battery. Yes, I removed much of the pre-loaded bloatware, but it still didn't help.

I tried to like the Pixel, on paper it was perfect... same with the Sony's, but in actual use, they didn't cut it.

For my typical use, the iPhone has the best battery life. My wife is a big Samsung fan and her use gets almost 2 days from her old Galaxy Note 8.

Use whatever works best for you.
 

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I was at the gym last year and I put their earbuds in and got on the treadmill. The right earpiece kept falling out of my ear, so finally I pulled them out and ripped them apart in some sort of mini tantrum and threw them away. I felt redeemed after that.
 

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I was at the gym last year and I put their earbuds in and got on the treadmill. The right earpiece kept falling out of my ear, so finally I pulled them out and ripped them apart in some sort of mini tantrum and threw them away. I felt redeemed after that.
They come in different sizes to they will fit you, now.



I think the 12 mini is too small.

I might want the 12.

You can lease for 1/2 price and get a new phone next year. Add another $4 per month and your are covered against theft and loss.

Who even needs a case for that price!

I still want a Lifeproof case, though.

My first phone in 5 years!!!
 

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Sounds like the "Pro" is really all in the camera. The chip, screen, face ID, etc all seem to be the same tech across the board. Which is nice. The lower end phones don't skimp on quality. The mini has the same new ceramic glass voodoo screen that the most expensive does.

Frankly, the 12 mini sounds like a nice package. I like the fact that they added a magnet to the back. I wonder if it is strong enough to hold to a car mount. I also wonder if my aging eyes will go bonkers trying to read the screen. The original iPhone and even my old 5 were both smaller and I had no issues with them. I don't game, so it's really just text. Guess I can always boost the text size a little and scroll more. (^_^)

That whole "Apple is green" BS was just a means to justify removing the ear buds and charging block from the box. What a hoax they pulled.
 

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They come in different sizes to they will fit you, now.



I think the 12 mini is too small.

I might want the 12.

You can lease for 1/2 price and get a new phone next year. Add another $4 per month and your are covered against theft and loss.

Who even needs a case for that price!

I still want a Lifeproof case, though.

My first phone in 5 years!!!
I just bought the 8 not too long ago. I pay cash at the Apple store so I don’t get screwed by the carrier. I don’t want a contract so I can leave if need be. I also use Bose products. I just happened to use the Apple buds because my daughter commandeered the Bose buds.
 

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I have an iphone 11 pro/max and I just went out and bought a wireless charging pad. I like it enough that I bought a few more and I just pop the phone on the charging pad. I have noticed that they take longer to charge but they do work. Just this week I ordered the new McLaren/Klipsch wireless earbuds. Who needs the new iphone. My iphone 11 has all kinds of cool features that I have never used and probably would never use.
 

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Sadly I’m interested in the 12 Pro. Hate being in the upgrade treadmill.

I use my iPhone way more than a computer or even my iPad.

and having to work on a company computer with a VPN that hates anything weapon related. So my phone is my second web device.
 

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I have an iphone 11 pro/max and I just went out and bought a wireless charging pad. I like it enough that I bought a few more and I just pop the phone on the charging pad. I have noticed that they take longer to charge but they do work. Just this week I ordered the new McLaren/Klipsch wireless earbuds. Who needs the new iphone. My iphone 11 has all kinds of cool features that I have never used and probably would never use.
Same here, I feel the same way with the 8. It should last for years.
 
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