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The Final Curtain of iPhone.

This is the epilogue of the first chapter of the iPhone as we know it this year.

Some were surprised as to why I wasn’t going to wait for the iPhone X.

It was essentially three reasons.

  1. I’ve never owned a ‘Plus’ model before, and I’ve slightly regretted not buying one last year when I started using the Portrait Mode for customers in the previous day job.
  2. Compared to the iPhone X; FaceID, slight improvements to the same camera as the 8 models and Animoji do not justify waiting and spending money on the model for me. I also imagine it won’t be easy to acquire one until January 2018 at the earliest.
  3. I use the iPhone almost all day, alongside it being connected to my Apple Watch, and now the AirPods, something which will have its own post soon. I needed a bigger battery without purchasing a battery case or having a socket nearby.

Since driving to Lincoln to collect it on Saturday, I’ve been using the iPhone 8 Plus around Manchester and to see how these first impressions would go.

Continue.

The Outpost Show 3: ‘You Had Me At Swipe’, With Greg Morris.

With every podcast dissecting last week’s Apple Event, you now get a break by listening to how Greg uses his iPad Pro, alongside being swayed to buy and download Tomb Raider II for it as well.

We go through the apps he uses, alongside how the Smart Keyboard is still underused, especially with games.

You can listen here, or subscribe through iTunes here.

Apps mentioned:

Games Done Quick is Live with Harvey Relief Done Quick.

I follow Games Done Quick every January and July with their ‘AGDQ’ & ‘SGDQ’ events since 2013. Due to the recent catastrophe in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, they have quickly set up a weekend stream to donate towards the residents who have been severely affected by it.

An amazing idea, and very impressive that it’s already raised over fifty thousand dollars since it was decided on Wednesday that the stream would occur.

You can watch and donate right here.

BYOD – An Octopus Hints at 8.

Last week I was asked to be the first guest on a podcast which has been picking up steam since its launch at the end of April.

It’s an hour and a half of talking about the new iPad, iOS 11, Siri, and the iPhone VIII.

It was a good time. The link to it is below, while you can search for it on Overcast and Apple Podcast apps.

Episode Link.

BYOD on Twitter and its hosts.

@BYODPodcast

Greg Morris
@GR36

Nathan (Nati) Shochat
@natisho