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Old 7th December 2017, 03:17 PM   #12991
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I recently upgraded my ipad 3 from 6.0 ios to the latest and I didn't notice any detrimental battery life reduction. Then again the battery is huge in these things but its still the original battery so its doing pretty good considering. (I bought it in 2012)

And yes I was disappointed that I wasn't getting 4G: iPad (3rd generation) - Wikipedia

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Criticism followed the news that in markets outside the US, the tablet cannot communicate with LTE due to its use of 700 MHz and 700/2,100 MHz frequencies, respectively, versus 800 MHz, 1.8 GHz and 2.6 GHz used elsewhere.[77][78] Soon after the launch, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took Apple to court for breaking four provisions of Australian consumer law. They alleged that Apple's promotion of the tablet in Australia as the 'iPad Wi-Fi + 4G' misled customers, as the name indicates that it would work on Australia's then-current 4G network.[79][80] Apple responded to this by offering a full refund to all customers in Australia who purchased the Wi-Fi + Cellular model (when it was previously named "Wi-Fi + 4G") of the iPad.[10]
I think the poster is just experiencing battery life degradation, after 1 year the battery in any phone will start to reduce in capacity.

I'm not standing up for apple here, I think they make hideous cheap nasty products which are crippled just to be nasty and cheap. No microsd slot? COME ON! I also think its ridiculously stupid to have to load up itunes just to transfer a pdf.

For the DRM and disappearing features in their software I think Apple is a cancer and plague on the earth and must be wiped out and I'm a fan of Louis Rossman on Youtube so I also know that their hardware is rubbish too.

I own an android phone and when the ipad 3 finally becomes useless I'll replace that with an android tablet too.

But even then I still think the poster is experiencing lithium ion battery ageing and considering its an apple product without a user replaceable battery you are out of luck!
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Old 7th December 2017, 03:27 PM   #12992
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I have not one but two blackberry playbooks. Perfect squeeze-a-likes for the kitchen and bedroom. Has a charging stand which means they can just sit there. I need something that will run GMPC at some time, but that can wait.
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Old 7th December 2017, 03:40 PM   #12993
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FWIW, I have heard the entire Danley line more than once, and the SH50 alone in a separate demo. Don Keele had his CBTat the same demo. I think the SH50 would make a killer Hi-Fi speaker, in a large room. I was trying to get a home demo at one point, to compare them to my Altec A5 system, but it didn't happen.

The Altec A5 with its large multicell horn and short horn loaded 15" woofer does not suffer the problems that Vacuphile claims for most horn systems. Perhaps the similar size and shape of the 2 horn mouths helps.
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Old 7th December 2017, 03:45 PM   #12994
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For the DRM and disappearing features in their software I think Apple is a cancer and plague on the earth and must be wiped out and I'm a fan of Louis Rossman on Youtube so I also know that their hardware is rubbish too.
The DRM on itunes is only there because the record companies insisted on it. Without it there would be no itunes.

No idea about disappearing software features since the Apple software I use is 12 years old. Hardware wise I've been bought a Mac G3 in '95 which was stolen in 2006 at which point my insurance replaced it with a Mac mini tower (intel) and I've been using that ever since. Between them in daily usage one hard drive failed.
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Old 7th December 2017, 04:30 PM   #12995
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FWIW, I have heard the entire Danley line more than once, and the SH50 alone in a separate demo. Don Keele had his CBTat the same demo. I think the SH50 would make a killer Hi-Fi speaker, in a large room. I was trying to get a home demo at one point, to compare them to my Altec A5 system, but it didn't happen.

The Altec A5 with its large multicell horn and short horn loaded 15" woofer does not suffer the problems that Vacuphile claims for most horn systems. Perhaps the similar size and shape of the 2 horn mouths helps.
Altec made some brilliant speakers. The A5 crosses over pretty low, so that helps a lot.
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Old 7th December 2017, 08:58 PM   #12996
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This is scarily like useful discussion! I must admit looking at some of the synergy designs I wonder where for domestic use the point of diminishing returns comes. Bill probably knows this better than most having done 2 and 3 way synergy-likes.
I may be finding that point of diminishing returns in a few months. Decided I'm gonna make some 50" x 30" synergy (Unity, really) horns, not because I have room for them (I don't) but just because I want to build them. Size limited by what can go through the door to the basement. So far, the largest one I've done does sound a bit better than the smaller ones. But it also looks a lot nicer, and I'm sure that affects how it sounds!

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...However, they are not horns in the true sense of the word; directivity and impedance transformation end much higher than the lowest frequencies the beast produces. But saying so is semantic and pedantic.
Don't most bass horns operate below their lowest directivity and transformation limits? And directivity becomes kind of meaninless in a room when you get down to where the wavelengths more than the dimensions of the room.
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Old 7th December 2017, 09:07 PM   #12997
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Of course I never notice what an iPhone does.
Lucky guy, I noticed it empty my wallet
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Old 9th December 2017, 11:22 PM   #12998
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Lucky guy, I noticed it empty my wallet
Yes, but have you tried putting your device under a cardboard pyramid?
It'll take a *ahem*, Quantum Leap in performance
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Old 9th December 2017, 11:28 PM   #12999
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Pyramid Power, whee!

Back in the '70s I had a buddy who built a big one out of PVC pipe, right smack in the middle of the living room of his "Party Central" rental house. I remember some of the female visitors were intrigued, sitting cross-legged on the floor beneath it. Good times... Even Edgar Winter was singing about "Pyramid secrets that we're just now learnin'..."

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