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Re: Apple repair woes - USB port $740
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2019, 09:57:21 pm »
You shouldn’t need it on the SSDs on APFS because they issue a TRIM command which removes the allocation tables. The actual flash contents are encrypted by a device specific key anyway on the SSD controller.
 
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Re: Apple repair woes - USB port $740
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2019, 10:05:10 pm »
The trick with iOS is to use GoodReader for files and VLC for video. I don't transcode the videos off it. Just archive them as they are. No idea what format.

So how does this get the native h.265 files off the phone so you can use them in a video editor on a PC?

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I had a smaller 6s. No problems with that.

Yeah, the touch IC problem was a 6 problem in particular the 6 Plus, not the 6s. I believe it was because of flex on the phone together with lack of underfill on one of the BGAs, so the balls gradually fractured, and it got worse over time. The 6s phones had a redesign including the underfill.

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Currently using an XR. Face ID works all the time for me, sunglasses on or off. The only problem with Apple Pay is that I've had problems with TFL entry gates on tube stations sometimes resulting in incomplete journeys. Works everywhere else including busses fine. Everything else works perfectly. Camera on it is a big step up from the 6s - works very well in low light.

I'm old school, I find an auto top up Oyster works faster on the TFL machines, and you know how every millisecond counts on a London commute ;-) I also tend to avoid being behind someone using a phone to touch in because of that.

Regarding low light, that is one of my key use cases for stills. Do you use a third party app or other settings? I have a Huawei 20 X which has some very clever software processing on its camera for low light, by stacking, and I find it significantly better than the iPhone in low light. Still neither are anywhere near as good as a decent point and shoot with a 1" sensor and large aperture lens: I'd love to see some of this software processing coming to proper cameras.

One annoyance of IOS is the default live photo option that seems to keep turning itself on, unnecessarily chewing up more iCloud space than necessary, what a scam that is, I wonder how many users have been upsold iCloud capacity because of this largely useless feature?

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Lack of 3.5mm jack turned out not to be a problem as the thing lasts forever on battery. I can get 2-3 days out of it (!)

I've finally largely migrated to Bluetooth but it's far from a perfect solution. It's another end user technology that needs unnecessary nursing and effort to make work. The phone might work for a while, but inconspicuous Bluetooth headsets, not so much.
 

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Re: Apple repair woes - USB port $740
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2019, 10:14:39 pm »
You shouldn’t need it on the SSDs on APFS because they issue a TRIM command which removes the allocation tables. The actual flash contents are encrypted by a device specific key anyway on the SSD controller.

I run Bootcamp extensively, I hardly ever go in OS X. Thus, all my OneDrive and OneNote stuff is, well, there, and you can imagine there's plenty of stuff I don't want all and sundry to have access to.

There's not really anything on the OS X partition that I'm particularly bothered about as I only use it for occasional IOS and OSX development.

I read that it is possible to run Bitlocker on a Bootcamp partition, but it's not something I've tried (or risked). It sounds like it needs some quality time invested at the outset.
 

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Re: Apple repair woes - USB port $740
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2019, 10:35:46 pm »
So how does this get the native h.265 files off the phone so you can use them in a video editor on a PC?

It doesn't. I may have the wrong end of the stick there.

I'm old school, I find an auto top up Oyster works faster on the TFL machines, and you know how every millisecond counts on a London commute ;-) I also tend to avoid being behind someone using a phone to touch in because of that.

Yes I got a face full of shit when the XR decided not to touch in at Gunnersbury! Debit cards now. Easy enough and fast enough.

Regarding low light, that is one of my key use cases for stills. Do you use a third party app or other settings? I have a Huawei 20 X which has some very clever software processing on its camera for low light, by stacking, and I find it significantly better than the iPhone in low light. Still neither are anywhere near as good as a decent point and shoot with a 1" sensor and large aperture lens: I'd love to see some of this software processing coming to proper cameras.

No separate app. The default one is fine. It's "good enough" which is the main thing - a good compromise between too large (DSLR).

I've got a Nikon D3500 as well but I haven't touched that for a while. It might go on ebay.


One annoyance of IOS is the default live photo option that seems to keep turning itself on, unnecessarily chewing up more iCloud space than necessary, what a scam that is, I wonder how many users have been upsold iCloud capacity because of this largely useless feature?

I don't think this has happened to mine. I've not got it turned on (or much of iCloud TBH - everything valuable is in fastmail)

I've finally largely migrated to Bluetooth but it's far from a perfect solution. It's another end user technology that needs unnecessary nursing and effort to make work. The phone might work for a while, but inconspicuous Bluetooth headsets, not so much.

There's always earpods (I don't and wont own them). They're pretty reliable apparently if you don't lose one.



You shouldn’t need it on the SSDs on APFS because they issue a TRIM command which removes the allocation tables. The actual flash contents are encrypted by a device specific key anyway on the SSD controller.

I run Bootcamp extensively, I hardly ever go in OS X. Thus, all my OneDrive and OneNote stuff is, well, there, and you can imagine there's plenty of stuff I don't want all and sundry to have access to.

There's not really anything on the OS X partition that I'm particularly bothered about as I only use it for occasional IOS and OSX development.

I read that it is possible to run Bitlocker on a Bootcamp partition, but it's not something I've tried (or risked). It sounds like it needs some quality time invested at the outset.

Sounds like you need a thinkpad :)

I hardly touch anything Apple-specific.
 


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