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Old 10-08-2017, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default iPad Mini won't show movies

Well this is weird. I've got one of the original iPad Mini tablets. Suddenly, as of a day or three ago, it won't show movies. Not from Netflix, not from Amazon Prime, not even from Google videos/YouTube.

There's been no iOS update ... they stopped updating this thing some time ago. It's still on 9 point something and tells me it's got nothin' if I ask it to check for updates.

It's certainly not the internet connection speed; SpeedTest gave me > 25mbps the other night when I checked it, and I was able to play movies over the same wifi connection on both the Mac Air and a recently updated iPhone 5.

Apple's shoving me toward a new iPad, is that the deal?

   
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:28 PM   #2
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steve: Apple's shoving me toward a new iPad, is that the deal?
Taking a page out of Microsoft's playbook...


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Old 10-09-2017, 03:18 PM   #3
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Don't Apple have on line / phone support?

   
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I think Apple charges for phone support. You can go to their web pages and ask questions in the support forums or go to a store and ask at the genius bar.

   
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:31 AM   #5
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I've called the store and they had no clue. Besides, this model's from 2012 or so. Googling's turned up nothing, even on the Apple sites. A real mystery. Or a real push to get Steve into the New iPad Store?

   
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:28 AM   #6
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Hm. I don't know that I'd say that. My old computers still work as well as they ever did. They may not be up to the demands of newer software, and I'll happy pin the pig tail on MS for its ever expanding demands for computer resources, but I don't see any evidence that MS is deliberately slowing them down when running the s'ware that's already on 'em.

If it gets to where my iPhone stops being usable due to a case of The Slows, I'll be looking at non-Apple alternatives. Might have to keep the old iPhone around just to run a program called IMIWA, the best Japanese/English dictionary app I've ever run across.

In any case, movies started working again. Sorta. Now it will get partway through a film, then freeze the video and tell me that it'll resume when my connection improves. Ah. The connection that gives me 60mbps and up over wifi according to five or six speed test sites? THAT connection? Oh, Apple, you're such a kidder.

   
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Will you take advantage of Apple's $29-replace-the-battery deal on your iPhone?



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Old 01-04-2018, 10:19 AM   #8
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I've got a reminder to check into whether they have that offer for my iPhone 5. So far, all I've seen mentioned is the 6 and onward. If they offer it? In a heartbeat.

   
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I think you are right about it being for the 6 but...maybe you could talk them into it??



If they don't go for it, I've read that ifxit has a kit for $17-ish (don't know what they charge for shipping)...



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Interesting ...

Right now, I'm on to other distractions. @*#$^ing Win10 update has just made Windows decide that I don't have "permission" to open files on my network. If I had to rely on Win10 for my living, I'd be dead. Luckily, this is just a machine I keep around as a warning to myself.

   
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