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From what i've read, signal drops a lot when you hold it a certain way but yeah the way it shows the bars is seriously flawed, plus it seems to hold a weak signal much better. We actually compared them in the office here (i have a 3gs, a mate has a 4) and his seemed to get a better signal whatever we did with it.

So it's probably something like "yeah, it'll lose signal and drop calls, but it'll still be better than the old one".
added on the 2010-07-02 16:25:52 by psonice psonice
What i mean there is if you have a 4, you might have a situation where you hold it a certain way and your signal drops and you get disconnected. Sounds bad, but the guy standing next to you with a 3gs would have no signal at all, however he's holding it..

So yeah, actually changing the code so it shows less bars would kind of fix it, you expect to get cut off if you have 1 bar.

And btw, using any kind of case 'fixes' this issue too.
added on the 2010-07-02 16:29:56 by psonice psonice
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added on the 2010-07-04 03:16:57 by tFt tFt
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added on the 2010-07-04 10:17:25 by neoneye neoneye
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Apple Commands.
People Obey.

Truth disclosed !
added on the 2010-07-04 10:56:37 by willbe willbe
Apple says you're a poopyhead, OBEY!
added on the 2010-07-04 11:01:25 by farfar farfar
Steve Blowjobs' minions have solved the antenna problems:

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added on the 2010-07-05 09:49:46 by px px
that is the thinnest iphone yet!
added on the 2010-07-05 10:34:12 by farfar farfar
Fanbois love sex toys: Official

LoveHoney deployed Google Analytics to demonstrate that "iPad users have the highest average spend on sex toys, closely followed by iPhone users, then Mac users".
added on the 2010-07-07 16:32:54 by px px
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added on the 2010-07-07 22:31:53 by xernobyl xernobyl
added on the 2010-07-07 23:31:21 by abductee abductee
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added on the 2010-07-07 23:31:41 by abductee abductee
Hahaha, sperg much? :D
added on the 2010-07-08 10:04:58 by okkie okkie
could it be realtime seam carving?
i guess the tech they use to convert 2d films to 3d could be used for stuff like that. It's likely they made a 4:3 version of the film, wonder if that's part of the conversion process or some nifty photoshop work at apple's marketing department?
added on the 2010-07-08 10:44:22 by psonice psonice

could it be realtime seam carving?

I'm very doubtful about that.
Seam-carving in video may seem real-time but it involves quite a lot of precomputed seams in the original papers.
Also, there is no way it would make things overlap, it's mostly removal and doubling.

(My own implementation without precomputation is far from real-time: 1, 2 and 3 </shameless_promotion>)
added on the 2010-07-08 11:27:09 by ponce ponce
Doing it realtime with a mobile phone CPU (especially without killing battery life) is extremely unlikely too. It's either a 4:3 version of the film, or it's a photoshopped still.
added on the 2010-07-08 11:36:49 by psonice psonice
Marketing photos are being manipulated! News at 11!
added on the 2010-07-08 11:57:08 by okkie okkie
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added on the 2010-07-14 01:00:04 by wrthlss wrthlss
I'm in the market for a laptop, is there anything else than a Macbook Pro (base model) with similar specs/performance/price/form factor(15inch, <1inch thin) that has >7hours of battery life under real usage? (wi-fi on, backlight around 50%, browsing the web)

I'm not pro-Apple and I sure can't find any :(
added on the 2010-07-16 07:21:59 by olivil olivil
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added on the 2010-07-16 08:36:00 by doomdoom doomdoom
those are netbooks imho... the best notebooks real size with a very long battery life as well as switchable graphics hardware (intel/nvidia) are the ASUS UL series... tested two of them myself (both 13'' displays) and was surprised at how well they performed.
you can spend a whole workday without hooking it up to a power source and those ultra low voltage processors can handle all everyday tasks (coding, office, presentation, video).
not a demo-machine though, but was able to play PES6 and World of Goo, so enough for the casual puzzle/sports gamer.
added on the 2010-07-16 09:13:24 by hcdlt hcdlt
The UL processors are pretty slow compared to a macbook pro though. Definitely a step up from the netbooks doom listed but still far from comparable hardware. They'd be more like a macbook air.
added on the 2010-07-16 10:14:47 by psonice psonice


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