The latest news is that Apple has intentionally restricted the performance of its iPhone with software ‘upgrades’ and tried to hide this fact from customers.
This is not the first time Apple has been accused of deliberately throttling the performance of older phones, of course. But the good news is that the special edition iPhone I produced a few years ago is immune to most of the problems, even though it now needs updating. Please note … the personal assistant Siri doesn’t make an appearance on this model.
MY ORIGINAL PHONE PRODUCED FOR METAL DETECTORISTS
Please contact me if you have suggestions for improvement. Apps from top left. PHOTOS is one application that I will definitely keep. A couple of taps and the picture of your latest star found will wind its way to Facebook or your picture folder. So easy!
The STATER LOCATOR was innovative for its time, and remains so today. Simply click the App then scan the field with the phone: i.e. wave it in front of your face. Effective at up to 100m. You may be wondering how all this works, and the answer lies in the soil, but is my secret. All kinds of gold will be located, not just Celtic staters. The results are safe and efficient with a 99% accuracy. I don’t wish major manufactures to steal my idea, but soils are quickly and efficiently sampled. Using this App and getting a negative result means that you can move on to more productive pastures.
Do we need CLOCK THIS ONE? Knowing the time is always useful, especially if you’ve arranged to meet your detecting partner in an hour. Also comes with an alarm to remind you that the chuck wagon curry is about to be served,.
GET YOU HOME will supply a road map enabling you to get you to the site … and directions for returning home. Goodbye Tom … Tom.
The CRAP FIELD App was never very useful, developed problems and was unreliable. In fact it was a pale imitation of the Stater Locater. Definitely one for chop, but what do we replace it with?
Once you safely stashed away your find and covered the hole, don’t forget to take a GPS reading with FIND SPOT. You may need the information later!
I based my original design on the iPhone 4s and you will notice that the screen shown left was able to show far more applications than the 12 shown in my example above. The explanation is simple. In a survey of detectorist wants and needs it became clear that they preferred fewer applications and ones that they really needed.
It also transpired that older detectorists also welcomed larger buttons because it was easier to cope when stabbing them with gnarled and arthritic digits.
Surprisingly, this was also the preference of younger swingers who preferred not to take off their gloves when using the iPhone.