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    iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    Apple raked in $111.4 billion in revenue this quarter, up 21 per cent from a year ago.
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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    Guilty as charged for contributing to these numbers - I love my iPhone 12 Pro, sorry, but its a great product and does everything I need it to really really well.

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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    The LIDAR feature looks cool. Can you use it to digitally recreate objects/surroundings, or is it only to assist the camera with depth of field?

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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    I was tempted, but there isn't any point getting a 5G phone in the UK with no 5G anywhere close to where I live or travel. So didn't bother.

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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    I picked up the iPhone 12 mini, I absolutely love it! The size, weight, features, 5G, the whole lot, it's fantastic.
    I've done speedtests on Vodafone's 5G network in Glasgow and got some fantastic figures. The best so far is 750Mbps down, 85Mbps up and 22ms ping.

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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    The LIDAR feature looks cool. Can you use it to digitally recreate objects/surroundings, or is it only to assist the camera with depth of field?
    I believe you can - app support will get better there is not much out there but I've seen demos of apps that use it as a 3D scanner for objects and rooms.

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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I picked up the iPhone 12 mini, I absolutely love it! The size, weight, features, 5G, the whole lot, it's fantastic.
    I've done speedtests on Vodafone's 5G network in Glasgow and got some fantastic figures. The best so far is 750Mbps down, 85Mbps up and 22ms ping.
    Yeah it looks really good - everyone else seems to be abandoning sensible sized phones so I'm even considering switching to the Apple ecosystem. As ever, the pain of switching is the worry.

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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I picked up the iPhone 12 mini, I absolutely love it! The size, weight, features, 5G, the whole lot, it's fantastic.
    I've done speedtests on Vodafone's 5G network in Glasgow and got some fantastic figures. The best so far is 750Mbps down, 85Mbps up and 22ms ping.
    Curious to know what people actually need those numbers for on a phone? I have 10% those speeds for home broadband split between 2 of us home working, streaming, downloading and gaming and more and it's more than enough so how does a phone for 1 person that can only do essentially 1 or 2 of those things at a time require such speeds?

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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Yeah it looks really good - everyone else seems to be abandoning sensible sized phones so I'm even considering switching to the Apple ecosystem. As ever, the pain of switching is the worry.
    You need to look on GSMArena a bit more. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is only a cm longer,and weights 15g more,and also has expandable storage. The Pixel 4A is around the same size too. So is the Pixel 5. The original Nokia 8 is similar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    I was tempted, but there isn't any point getting a 5G phone in the UK with no 5G anywhere close to where I live or travel. So didn't bother.
    Everyone I know hasn't bothered with changing their phone last year,as with the lockdowns,travel restrictions,etc they see no need to get one.

    Also here I am with a £100 stopgap Redmi Note(I was waiting for 5G),which has had excellent battery life,has excellent build quality(dropped it a few times and not a scratch) and has lasted me nearly 2 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilh View Post
    Curious to know what people actually need those numbers for on a phone? I have 10% those speeds for home broadband split between 2 of us home working, streaming, downloading and gaming and more and it's more than enough so how does a phone for 1 person that can only do essentially 1 or 2 of those things at a time require such speeds?
    10% of those speeds - WHAT LUXURY!

    I can't even get that on my landline if I wanted to!
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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Everyone I know hasn't bothered with changing their phone last year,as with the lockdowns,travel restrictions,etc they see no need to get one.

    Also here I am with a £100 stopgap Redmi Note(I was waiting for 5G),which has had excellent battery life,has excellent build quality(dropped it a few times and not a scratch) and has lasted me nearly 2 years.
    I still do a lot of travelling, work related (no option to work from home). Still using my iPhone X that's two years old and is in mint condition aside from the battery which now has 88% maximum capacity (still lasts me all day without charging, even if streaming music while driving and making calls etc)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    10% of those speeds - WHAT LUXURY!

    I can't even get that on my landline if I wanted to!
    I'm in the same boat, however, with two TVs that stream, plus iPads in use, plus a Ring doorbell and downloads / updates on the desktops my lowly 35mbps I get seems to cope very well with all of those. Choice of router seems to be the key, as the last one kept falling over as it couldn't cope with managing. Ubiquiti for the save.

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    Re: iPhone 12 popularity precipitates record quarterly revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by ilh View Post
    Curious to know what people actually need those numbers for on a phone? I have 10% those speeds for home broadband split between 2 of us home working, streaming, downloading and gaming and more and it's more than enough so how does a phone for 1 person that can only do essentially 1 or 2 of those things at a time require such speeds?
    For a single device, the speeds aren't necessary, but having the speed at the tower to share between many users is where things get interesting, and I want to be able to use that.

    For example, have you ever been at a concert (remember them?) and been completely unable to use any kind of mobile data or even make a phone call? That's because 4G is currently limited to around 4000-5000 users per square kilometre. 5G completely changes the game in that regard, being able to support around 1,000,000 in the same area. There's also many many other bonuses on top of that, in terms of security, latency, an MIMO which focusses signals towards users if/when required.

    There's also the ability to have many many smaller 5G "masts" in the same area, creating a mesh network, where older signal technologies would get confused. This allows mobile phone providers the ability to start installing masts onto lamp posts and other "towers" that are already there, with very little noticeable differences in terms of appearance, rather than needing the huge towers you see dotted around.

    I guess what I'm saying is, the speeds are bloody awesome, but the technology behind the speeds is far more exciting.

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