iPhone 7 Bluetooth Audio Stutter Problem

iPhone 7 Bluetooth Audio Stutter Problem

In September 2016, I purchased and iPhone 7 plus. Originally, I had purchased an iPhone 7 as the iPhone 7 plus was out of stock. I have iPhone 7 launch story, one that taught me that I would not waste any more time pre ordering an iPhone. That, however, is not the reason I write this today. My reasons for writing today are related to the Bluetooth “audio stutter” issue I have experienced since day one of ownership. The Problem I own a 2012 Ford Fusion that is equipped with a basic Sync system. All my prior iPhones have connected and played audio via Bluetooth since owning the car. The only problem I have experienced previously was sometimes the Ford Sync refuse to pair to the phone via Bluetooth. The fix required turning off Bluetooth on the iPhone and turning … Read more

I Wanted an iPhone 5, but I’m Not Getting One

I Wanted an iPhone 5, but I’m Not Getting One

I have been excited about the upcoming release of the next version of Apple’s iPhone. September 12 came and passed. The new iPhone 5 sports a new larger screen, its lighter,  a new A6 processor, LTE built in, dual band wireless radio, longer battery life, and new 19-pin connector. By all accounts it is a major step up from the iPhone 4S I purchased last year, which happens to be the reason I am not getting the iPhone 5 at this time. For years AT&T, my service provider, had offered early upgrade discounts on the latest iPhone release. As I was not an early adopter of the iPhone I never actually was able to take advantage of this, but after purchasing the iPhone 4S on cycle I was convinced that a year later I could buy the new iPhone at … Read more

My iPhone 4S Purchase and AT&T Activation Lesson

My iPhone 4S Purchase and AT&T Activation Lesson

I wanted to be the first on the block to own an iPhone 4S. I waited 9 hours and 47 minutes the week prior to pre-order the latest and greatest iPhone. It wasn’t until the morning of October 12th that it shipped from China.  I tracked it landing in Alaska that very same day (actually gaining 7 hours). By Thursday it had landed in Louisville, Kentucky. By the time I had gone to bet Thursday night, it had traveled to Salt Lake City, UT. I went to bed feeling knowing that it would arrive in the Boise Metro Area during the early morning hours and put on a UPS truck for delivery. The iPhone arrived sometime after 10AM Friday October 14th. I had read on Twitter that AT&T was having issues activating the newly arriving iPhones. This did not detour … Read more

My 9 Hour 47 Minute iPhone 4S Pre-order Experience

My 9 Hour 47 Minute iPhone 4S Pre-order Experience

I stayed up to early morning hours of Friday October 7th to order an iPhone 4S. I had already decided on a White one with 32GB of storage. As a current iPhone 3GS owner I had been eligible to upgrade since the early part of September. At 1:01 AM I promptly refreshed the Apple Online Store homepage to be greeted with the standard “We’ll be back soon” message. While I waited I headed over to twitter to see if any other followers were running into the same thing. Forward to 1:32 AM and the store is still not up. I respond back to Chris Breen about his complaint about the store being down “@BodyofBreen imagine how east cost people feel. #iPhone4S #applestoredown”. No reply back, but he was on Pacific Time and far better off than the rest of us. … Read more

Possible “No New iPhone in June or July” Rumor Correlation

Possible “No New iPhone in June or July” Rumor Correlation

According to MacRumors an AT&T customer called regarding his iPhone upgrade date being changed. (The) customer noticed his eligibility date for a subsidized upgrade had been pushed back by over five months. The AT&T representative proceeded to explain that Apple had informed AT&T that there would be no new hardware for June or July. I was of course skeptical of this particular story as it was an AT&T rep as the source. Considering the number of times a Verizon representative told me the iPhone was coming to Verizon Wireless you can understand why. I decided to look up my account eligibility upgrade via AT&T and something did change. Though my date of upgrade has always been 9-30-11, a new presentation of when I was eligible for upgrade was given. Note that I was given the AT&T upgrade information as well … Read more