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I can't imagine that I'm the only one who still uses an older iPhone. I had the original, then the 3GS, 4, and 5. Now I'm using a 6. It is working fine running iOS 12 although I did have it replaced recently for $29 due to bulging battery. Ever since the subsidies ended I have not upgraded my phone.
The phones do last a long time in my experience. My last phone, the 5 is still working fine as well, which I handed down to my housekeeper. I don't know but perhaps the 4 I gave to my gardener might be working as well. The 3GS met its fate in the washing machine. Would still turn on but didn't work. My original iPhone I sold after two years when I upgraded.
At a certain point everyone on the planet who can afford an iPhone will have one and then the only market space will be upgrades or Android switchers. Going forward I can see that it might be a challenge for Apple to continue to exceed their record sales, which is probably one reason they decided to end the unit sales reports.
~$1000 Laptops are commonly used by professionals which can completely do all their job computer tasks.
StrangeDays said:emoeller said:What a mess! Why would Apple default to the lossy .jpg format, which slightly degrades the image each time it is saved, when .png would be a better option? Why isn’t this switch in formats better documented in the menu options?
RSGinSF said:A nightmare is waking up to your house on fire. A nightmare is having a crazy person point a gun at you. A nightmare is a nuclear bomb detonating in the middle of your city. It is NOT having a little bit of trouble buying a computer cable. C'mon, guys/gals.
Let's all pile on and make fun of the poor guy that lost his data. What an idiot.
I my case I have at least five back ups of everything I do for my client.
Local internal HD at my office
Two external HDs that belong to my client which we exchange refreshed every month, one at their office and one at my home.
Time Machine back up at my office
Another external drive I take with me when I travel and my MBP also has, not all, but a lot of files backed up as well.
Finally a huge cloud storage account which the client has access to.
Two copies are absolutely up to the minute, that would be my internal HD and Time Machine while the cloud storage is updated everyday. I haven't lost anything in 25 years of service to my client. A few times I've had to go to the back ups when I accidentally deleted something. Years ago I used a home grown network file server and made CDs for back up, but with all the redundant storage possibilities available today there is simply no excuse not to do it, especially if you are creating files professionally.