I'm done with iOS.

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alphacat
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I'm done. My love affair with iOS is officially over.

Got an iPhone 7 and attempted to restore the full backup from previous device (6): it kept telling me my password was incorrect, but... I know my password. I've only ever had 2 passwords for all iThings. Same attempt using 2 different PC's and a Mac: fail.

I even reset the password (twice), uninstalled/reinstalled iTunes (per Apple advice) - no dice. All of my NanoStudio project files - basically gone unless I want to export every single one individually.

The last bit of advice they came back with?

"Buy a new computer... " except that I still lose my full backup.

So yeah. It's been OK while it lasted, but now I supremely regret spending a single fucking cent on this company. My old Apple-hate has resumed with a vengeance. Not like Android is a viable option... just want something that really just works.

Because Apple is officially no longer the "it just works" company.

tom_tm
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Sounds like you just need to flog the phone, and use the cash for a nice holiday instead. ;-)

shimmy
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I feel your pain about iOS. I sold my iPhone and iPad. Moved to android and used the Caustic app. It's fun. But, I miss using Nanostudio.
Once Nanostudio 2 comes out, I'll probably buy an iPad only to run Nanostudio 2 and nothing else.

Maybe Matt is working on manufacturing an EDEN HARDWARE SYNTH !!!!! I would pay $1000 or whatever for one !!!!

Stiksi
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Eden hardware synth… I could get behind this! 2 osc wavetable synth plus sampling capability in the same package with a complete patchbay and a waveshaper / bitcrush and chorus / flanger / delay (and maybe a plate reverb). If it could be done at around 500 €, it would be pretty tempting.

Does one of you oscillatorheads know if one exists already?

shimmy
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Don't forget about the wood side panels :-)

Blip Interactive
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I'd love to make a hardware synth at some point, but it'd be a one-off hobby project.

I'd probably go for a microcontroller driven hardware interface (eg. Arduino or something with a bit more grunt and IO like the Teensy Pro) which sends control events to a custom version of the app. The app could run on an old iPad mounted just behind the front panel, which would also form the touch display part of the interface. I'd have to work out how to get the app to boot automatically - could probably do that with a Jailbroken device. Communication with the microcontroller could be handled by making it emulate a generic USB MIDI interface which it uses to pass custom messages via sysex.

... and returning to the original gripe, this would probably a be lot easier on an Android tablet since it supports USB OTG for direct communication with custom USB devices (such as the Teesy Pro), and you can configure apps to autoboot as soon as their recognised USB device is plugged in!

Of course most of the work would go into choosing the correct vintage veneer for the obligatory wooden end cheeks. Although Bakelite would probably be more hipster given the time it's going to be before I ever get round to such a project.

syrupcore
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Joined: 09/26/2010

Veneer. Pfft.

Stiksi
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Joined: 11/21/2010

If you go bakelite, you need to go all the way, not just endcheeks! Also, we need a rotating dial from an old phone to select presets, so we can dial in presets, har.

And you'd have to have a jailbroken iPad or it would be so full of Apple nagware you'd never get anything done. Seriously, that update nag is making me switch to Android.

Sooo, late 2018 then? (focus on this, we can wait a little longer for NS2)

gr1m
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Joined: 09/21/2010

"Seriously, that update nag is making me switch to Android."

amen.

Blip Interactive
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It is a joke.

After a week of tapping 'no' to 'are you sure?' followed by 'really no' to 'are you really sure?' I inevitably tapped yes by mistake. Immediately the phone shuts down and starts updating. When it comes back up, I need to restore it. To do that, I need to update iTunes. When I think I'm back up and running, I find out that XCode no longer works with this version. After a multi-gig download, lengthy installation, full rebuild, fixing issues and half my afternoon gone I'm back up and running.

The obvious approach would be:

- Ask to update
- If no, do nothing
- If yes, warn that it will take out half your afternoon and ask if you're really sure

.. but it's not like that, by careful design.

gr1m
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Joined: 09/21/2010

IOS is getting worse year by year. If I wasn't knee deep in music apps I'd contemplate a change.
Seriously, can anybody navigate an email thread in the IOS mail app without a single curse word?

Sorry for moving the cross hairs here.

/rant

Slam-Cut
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Joined: 09/07/2011

People are still using the iOS Mail App?
The GMail app works sweet.
...if you want to stop the headaches.

gr1m
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Joined: 09/21/2010

Appreciate it Slam-Cut. But I keep using the Mail App because one word....Courage.

Blip Interactive
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It takes courage to be courageous.

Slam-Cut
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Joined: 09/07/2011

What Blip said.

Stiksi
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Joined: 11/21/2010

@ Slam-Cut: I tried to use the Gmail app, but it doesn't work well with other apps, for example, I can't open shopping lists my wife sends me. There were also a few other gripes that meant I had to open the mail app regularly, which inevitably lead to just getting rid of the Gmail app because two apps for email is just annoying. It's pretty good, but doesn't work for me.

On the other hand, Mail app regularly refuses to send mail, which is nice.

Slam-Cut
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Hmm. If using Gmail App prevented my wife's shopping lists, I'd consider that a feature.
Gmail updates regularly. May be worth checking to see what the compatability issue was. My wife sends lists as texts. I know that is so 2012, but we aren't hip to the newest automatically synced cross-platform Lists apps, so we struggle almost like the Quakers do. I just wish she'd keep all the produce together in one section of the list. :o/

Stiksi
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Hah, I know how annoying it is to have to go back to the produce section, and it's always such a labyrinth. Oh well, 1st world problems, I guess…

Now I remember the other problem I had. There was too much swiping, it's not good on an SE, too easy to make mistakes. And kept missing important mails because the notifications didn't work right, and I hated the colour scheme. Which you can't change.

Seems I can manufacture problems on demand, now who doesn't like that in a man?

Slam-Cut
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Joined: 09/07/2011

Every company needs a Senior Executive Problem Manufacturer, so you might be in a good position for a promotion within your company.
It is somehow a bit humorous to know that men in California and Finland share the same first-world shopping problems. It's a wonder that we can manage to feed ourselves with these sorts of challenges.

Stiksi
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Joined: 11/21/2010

Haha, I already hold that position. Unfortunately, I also have the position of Senior Executive Problem Solver, would be cool to outsource that. I have more positions than the Kama Sutra.

Slam-Cut
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"I have more positions than the Kama Sutra."

Sounds like a fun job.

Stiksi
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Joined: 11/21/2010

Technically self-employment is not even a job, but I can't deny it's fun most of the time.

Slam-Cut
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Self-employed Kama Sutra Specialist? Wow. So much more fun than a corporate position.

Stiksi
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Joined: 11/21/2010

"Self-employed Kama Sutra Specialist" Ok, now that sounds like a euphemism for a wanker.

Slam-Cut
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HA HA!! Now that's funny!