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Old Apr 27th 2017, 12:05 pm
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A few months I decided to ditch my phone contract. So I bought an iPhone outright. I also have a relatively new Macbook Pro.

Can I use these in the States?
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Old Apr 27th 2017, 12:09 pm
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The phone will work on the main networks with a new SIM card. Most US networks now use LTE (upgrade from GSM) technology like the UK does.

Does the MacBook have a phone service connection too (I don't know anything about MacBooks, and have never owned any iGadget)? .... It will work anyway, but you'll need a new power/charger cord with a US plug on the end. It will work on 120v or 240v without any sort of transformer.

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Old Apr 27th 2017, 12:29 pm
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Ooooh Goody, that's good news.

Apple has it wrapped up. My phone and computer work together seemlessly. I can accept phonecalls on my Mac even when I don't have my phone at hand. Photos, iTunes, iCloud just seem to sync without effort. I'm not techie so I don't know how. Photos I take on my phone just arrive on my computer, I love it. I'd be stuck without them now.
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Yes, they are international - I took my UK iphone and macbook to the US and returned with a US iPad and iMac. I travel a bit for business so got myself a Mac travel kit as the prong part of the power bricks are interchangeable, I got it over 7 years ago and am still using it. I just got a new kettle lead for the iMac on my return and it's fine.

If you're not going to travel much, just get a new power adapters when you get there. All the power units in are suitable for 110 - 220v, so using your UK ones + travel adapter to plug in to the US sockets will work fine.
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Originally Posted by RollingStones View Post
Apple has it wrapped up
Said no one ever in the last 24 months. Apple's cloud efforts (handoff) are embarrassing.
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Originally Posted by hungryhorace View Post
Said no one ever in the last 24 months. Apple's cloud efforts (handoff) are embarrassing.
To whom?

Explain please. This makes no sense on its own!
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To whom?

Explain please. This makes no sense on its own!
What was referred to is Handoff, which is based in Apple's (mediocre) Cloud. Apple has never been able to do anything remotely decent with Cloud, so I find it a little inaccurate for the OP to state that Apple has it 'wrapped up', especially where Cloud is relevant.
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What was referred to is Handoff, which is based in Apple's (mediocre) Cloud. Apple has never been able to do anything remotely decent with Cloud, so I find it a little inaccurate for the OP to state that Apple has it 'wrapped up', especially where Cloud is relevant.
As far as I can tell the OP just meant that she is going to bring her iGadgets with her and carry on using them, not any technical meaning of "wrapped up" that you are inferring.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
As far as I can tell the OP just meant that she is going to bring her iGadgets with her and carry on using them, not any technical meaning of "wrapped up" that you are inferring.
They meant that the way MacOS and iPhone works means they have it 'wrapped up' is how I interpreted it.
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So Horace, you're making sweeping damning statements about something of which you don't even know the proper name! Based on experience or something you read on the internet?
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So Horace, you're making sweeping damning statements about something of which you don't even know the proper name! Based on experience or something you read on the internet?
As it happens, I am fully aware of the correct name. It is you who thinks that 'Continuity' is the name applied to the specific service offered to which the OP was referring (Handoff).

To even attempt to dispute that Apple is lacklustre in Cloud demonstrates a woeful lack of awareness to this market.
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Originally Posted by hungryhorace View Post
Said no one ever in the last 24 months. Apple's cloud efforts (handoff) are embarrassing.
Told you - I'm really not techie
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Told you - I'm really not techie
Well I'm with you. My iPhone and Mac work just fine for me and in the same way you describe. And no probs using them over here.
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Told you - I'm really not techie
LOL, don't worry, you have to pick your side with this lot when it comes to the important matters in life like Apple v Windows and Top Loaders v Front Loaders.

I am an Apple FanGirl - I don't need to know 'how' my tech works just that it does. We are a 2 macbook, 4 ipad, 3 iphone, 2 apple tv family. I'm usually one generation behind everyone as I get The Dudes hand me downs when he upgrades but I just bought myself an iphone 7plus in Rose Gold and I'm as happy as a pig in the proverbial
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Originally Posted by hungryhorace View Post
As it happens, I am fully aware of the correct name. It is you who thinks that 'Continuity' is the name applied to the specific service offered to which the OP was referring (Handoff).

To even attempt to dispute that Apple is lacklustre in Cloud demonstrates a woeful lack of awareness to this market.
Cab you show me where I said that? It looks like pure fiction to me!


...and yes, as an Apple Advisor, I have a complete lack of awareness!
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