Podcast Episode 12 – Lifeproof iPhone 4/4S case – YouTube removal from iOS
I’m Bily Foster and I’m that iPad guy
Called that because I’ve almost always got iPad with me, and in some cases two!
This week it’s ‘Waterproof’
This weekend I was invited to ‘Wet and Wild’ by some friends I made on Facebook And I’m sure as you can tell from the name water is involved. It’s an Aquatic park just north of here. Normally it would be a perfect time to take my GoPro camera however it’s currently down and out for the count prepping to in for repair. What’s a guy to do?
Well my point and shoot camera is getting old, but I’m not really ready to replace it JUST yet. And I don’t want to invest in a housing for it and be concerned that the next camera I get wont fit or limit my options.
So what’s the next best camera that I have available? My iPhone. More specifically my iPhone 4 that I used before the 4s I have now. But how do I waterproof it? I’ve seen waterproofing procedures, but with nothing spectacular results. And then I remember hearing about a case call life proof. So I did a little googling, a little research, watching a few YouTube videos and I decided to go ahead and give it a shot.
I have to say it works spectacularly well! I am very pleased at the results from both the videos and the photos I was able to take in the water. Including a few videos of going down the water slides which you can find on my YouTube channel if you want to see more. But here is a sample.
The case creates a vacuum seal to prevent water from getting to your phone. It to build to military grade standards so the case is very tough, Yet it doesn’t add a lot of bulk or weight to the phone amazingly. However for me on a daily basis it’s not a case that I would want to use. I am not rough on my devices, I baby them, however I’m not in any rough environments, If I were constantly out in the field, and I mean a real field, then I could see having a case like this on a regular basis day and day out. And those other kinds of people that would really appreciate this type of case.
When the case is on the touch works, however it’s not as sensitive I’ll say. In order for the fieldwork of course a little air gets captured in there so you have a bubble type of back and you have to press the cover down to the actual screen so sometimes you get a stinking type bubble leave feel. But again it works and for the situation that I had it worked perfect for what I wanted to accomplish. And since I’m going to be using this on my older iPhone instead of my daily iPhone this works great for me.
The headphone port is still accessible through a screw in cap, however your best bet is to use the adapter that comes with to hook up to external audio. And it also comes with a nifty spare cap attached to the cable.
The 30 pin dock connector is accessible through a flip out port cover into with his own sealing gasket to make sure that water doesn’t get into that precious iPhone.
This is the Lifeproof iPhone case, it’s $80 So a little on the high side. But if you need this kind of protection it’s way cheaper than replacing your phone. They do not have an iPad case, yet. However I see that one is coming soon and I’m interested in getting my hot little hands on one or two.
Okay quick note, In case you haven’t heard the latest build of iOS 6 Beta YouTube has been removed. Now before you go screaming bloody murder after the heads of Apple you need to understand a little context. The YouTube app currently supplied on your phone is built, designed and maintained by Apple, in a five-year agreement that they had signed with YouTube. The time is come for that agreement to end and for both companies to go in there very merry little way. And this is actually a good thing.
Now you to have control of it’s own app inputting the features that they want, including ties to Google plus, the Google play video store, and monetization. None of which Apple would have taken the time to do with the way it stands. I do think it’s crappy that Apple’s answer to the people questioning them was you can access YouTube via Safari. The reality is both companies knew this was coming we are just now learning about it. I assume, hope, that Google will be ready and by the time iOS 6 launches they will have a YouTube app in the app store for you to go get. The absolute worst case would be you would have access via Safari if Google didn’t put the YouTube app out because they want you to come to the android But that really doesn’t make any sense either, there are plenty of other applications you can use to actually browse YouTube as well.
There’s no need to get any of your tech panties in a wad this is going to be good in the long run. They’re just maybe a period of adjustment.
So that Wraps up another this episode of that iPad thanks for watching! Oh, and before we go a note about last weeks episode. It may seem to little different, a.k.a. no iPad? different opening. But that’s because I actually used my iPad to record and edit the episode entirely on the iPad. I’ll been trying more of these experimental episodes as we progress so don’t let me just trying some new things out. Also a quick shout out to Jeff and the guys for the invite and a great fun filled, water soaked day. Again thanks for watching and be sure to like me on Facebook, follow me on twitter, or Circle me on Google Plus and visit “That iPad Guy . Com ” to subscribe!
See ya next time!