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TurtleWA
09-12-2017, 03:54 PM
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Utrommaniac
09-12-2017, 03:58 PM
Of course it's basically $1000...

TurtleWA
09-12-2017, 04:00 PM
Yeah a ton of money forsure!


Face ID :teek:

Shark_Blade
09-12-2017, 04:00 PM
Eh, not interested. It goes downhill after Steve Jobs died.

Andrew NDB
09-12-2017, 04:03 PM
Apple: overpriced, under-powered name brand yuppie garbage. Doesn't sound like this thing is breaking the mold.

snake
09-12-2017, 04:09 PM
Wow, it's the same exact thing we've seen before.

TurtleWA
09-12-2017, 04:21 PM
Just read the $999 price is for the 64GB version and the 256GB version is $1,149. Animated emojis that you control with your facial expressions just might be worth it. Said no one ever.

Shark_Blade
09-12-2017, 05:00 PM
Can't find the headphone jack in the iPhone X & iPhone 8. Both still the same useless crap like iPhone 7 then.

It's dumb because many stereo facilities still require the jack and I'm carrying my music in my 6S Plus phone. If I want wireless there's Bluetooth already. Taking away that feature is really stupid. Bye Apple. :trolleye:

ProactiveMan
09-12-2017, 06:55 PM
That's a lot of money. I wouldn't feel comfortable carrying it around in my pocket.

The Deadman
09-12-2017, 07:04 PM
Id buy the iPhone 8 if I hadnt finally upgraded to the 7...but there's no way in hell im paying almost 1200 bucks for a cell phone

IndigoErth
09-12-2017, 08:49 PM
Just read the $999 price is for the 64GB version and the 256GB version is $1,149.
Wtf. This disparity between prices and the average consumer level of "wealth" (or rather lack there of) is getting really old. Just imagine someday when many are $1500 and the phone plans have just continue to rise and gotten to a hundred or two a month, or more. :roll:

Sure, I guess they're meant for "rich" people... Sad however that half of them are famous enough they'd just get them for free to help promote it.

I still don't own a smartphone. Never been that impressed with them and the costs, of both the phones and plans, are the primary reason I continue to not give a crap. Had considered using my balance with Virgin Mobile to get one and then just wait a while to activate it, but the ones I was semi-interested in had too many reviews about overheating problems... Meh. Not tempting enough to let go of my old prepaid $20/per 3 months plan. (Switch to a plan that will cost me $90 minimum for those three months, all for a phone that will act up? Right. lol)

Sorry, but the next time I spend a $1000 or more on a piece of electronics it will be whatever desktop I replace my present oldie with. (And probably one of it's descendants, provided they still make 'em like they used to.)

TurtleWA
09-12-2017, 08:53 PM
At what point do we stop calling these devices phones? Can't some computer savvy people with as little as a gmail account make calls from a desktop computer? We don't call those things phones.

That's a lot of money. I wouldn't feel comfortable carrying it around in my pocket.

I am curious what kind of anti-theft steps are in place with these things? People could definitely become targets. As far as damage goes if Insurance is available that just makes it even more of a cost.

TurtleWA
09-12-2017, 09:05 PM
Wtf. This disparity between prices and the average consumer level of "wealth" (or rather lack there of) is getting really old. Just imagine someday when many are $1500 and the phone plans have just continue to rise and gotten to a hundred or two a month, or more. :roll:

Sure, I guess they're meant for "rich" people... Sad however that half of them are famous enough they'd just get them for free to help promote it.

I still don't own a smartphone. Never been that impressed with them and the costs, of both the phones and plans, are the primary reason I continue to not give a crap. Had considered using my balance with Virgin Mobile to get one and then just wait a while to activate it, but the ones I was semi-interested in had too many reviews about overheating problems... Meh. Not tempting enough to let go of my old prepaid $20/per 3 months plan. (Switch to a plan that will cost me $90 minimum for those three months, all for a phone that will act up? Right. lol)

Sorry, but the next time I spend a $1000 or more on a piece of electronics it will be whatever desktop I replace my present oldie with. (And probably one of it's descendants, provided they still make 'em like they used to.)

I'm often tempted to get a landline and do away with my cell phone. It's often like an anchor. "Oh can't leave the house until I find my phone. What if something happens? What if...?" Nothing ever happens. :lol:
I like it back in the day not needing a phone in the vehicle. I swear I'll do it one day. Landline only lifestyle is approaching. I just need a not broken laptop.

IndigoErth
09-12-2017, 09:44 PM
I admit the idea of leaving the house without my phone anymore is a little unnerving (to think we once always did that and it was fine!), but it's just a little flip phone I hardly use and is just there for 'just in case.'

Mostly it lives as a pocket watch at work and is a little tank that puts up with it well. Including the three times it's been recently dropped there. Even if I did upgrade and deactivated this one, I'd probably still use it for the time at work rather than risk damaging some fragile smartphone screen.

Wildcat
09-12-2017, 11:18 PM
Well regardless of this and the price, in general I've never liked the idea of a cell phone with a fully exposed screen. It just makes it vulnerable to everything. I also don't like that everything is done with touch controls.

I saw blackberry made a new phone with a physical keyboard. Razor made flip smartphone once didn't they? Some probably find it stupid but it's technically better imo even if they look odd.

Smartphones should really go back to having a pop or slide out keyboard/dial pad with some flip mechanism to cover the screen.

I miss when cell phones were small and cute. Like miniature laptops. They could go back to that and still have the same technology as now...which is really just full internet access.

I feel like we've kinda gone backwards with phones. It'd be awesome if folding screens were invented.

ProactiveMan
09-12-2017, 11:26 PM
I am curious what kind of anti-theft steps are in place with these things? People could definitely become targets. As far as damage goes if Insurance is available that just makes it even more of a cost.

Yeah, AppleCare+ is $300 in Australia, and there is a excess of $45 for a broken screen and over a hundred for "other hardware". So the 64GB iPhone X is $1579 AUD. That's almost $1900 with AppleCare+.

They make good phones, but they're too easy to break for something that expensive.

Shark_Blade
09-13-2017, 12:19 AM
Well regardless of this and the price, in general I've never liked the idea of a cell phone with a fully exposed screen. It just makes it vulnerable to everything. I also don't like that everything is done with touch controls.

I saw blackberry made a new phone with a physical keyboard. Razor made flip smartphone once didn't they? Some probably find it stupid but it's technically better imo even if they look odd.

Smartphones should really go back to having a pop or slide out keyboard/dial pad with some flip mechanism to cover the screen.

I miss when cell phones were small and cute. Like miniature laptops. They could go back to that and still have the same technology as now...which is really just full internet access.

I feel like we've kinda gone backwards with phones. It'd be awesome if folding screens were invented.
Folding screens and keyboards?? :o What year is it??

Ew no. Plus those keyboards made your fingers sore and are annoyingly noisy as heck. You can surestill get them today as ancient relic/novelty items tho.

Utrommaniac
09-13-2017, 12:23 AM
I think I have seen design concepts for folding tablets...which makes it possible to turn it phone-sized.

Suspending my belief about it for now.

Wildcat
09-13-2017, 01:03 AM
Ive seen folding concepts too. Samsung, I think, had a commercial awhile ago that started showing a bending smartphone and for a second I thought it was real...then it revealed the actual phone.

I guess the small physical keyboards could be uncomfortable but they don't have to be that small. Touch pads are pretty small too.

I think this is a much better design for a phone. Just make it a bit bigger and clean it up. I love that it's a basic phone on the outside and the "computer screen" is safely covered with a keyboard that opens for when you want to use the web.

https://s26.postimg.org/6qb3lp4zt/IMG_1040.jpg

Sumac
09-13-2017, 04:22 AM
Apple: overpriced, under-powered name brand yuppie garbage. Doesn't sound like this thing is breaking the mold.
Oh, yes, you so edgy, baby! :tlol:

Krutch
09-13-2017, 05:50 AM
I might pick it up, if only because my 5S is a joke at the moment. All the glass is cracked, I have about 8 big black blotches on the screen, it mutes/speaker/hangs up at random, and the bottom half of the touchpad only works about 70 percent of the time. And recently it's developed this VHS like fuzz over everything.

Might be time for an upgrade.

sdp
09-13-2017, 08:51 AM
Apple died with Steve Jobs and is now a fashion company. Jobs would've never let a bunch of the things that have come out out, this was a guy who would call designers at 2 am because a color was off on a logo as he was using it at night.

When was the last time iOS really did something new? it's been years, apple had also been playing catch up. I'm not saying Android is doing much better either or other companies like Samsung. Phones reached a maturity point where there is little useful innovation anymore and most do most of the things we all need very well, anything else is vanity.

Apple will continue to be successful but they're not innovative anymore.

Utrommaniac
09-13-2017, 09:21 AM
I might pick it up, if only because my 5S is a joke at the moment. All the glass is cracked, I have about 8 big black blotches on the screen, it mutes/speaker/hangs up at random, and the bottom half of the touchpad only works about 70 percent of the time. And recently it's developed this VHS like fuzz over everything.

Might be time for an upgrade.

Yeah...that should probably be the best course of action. But I wouldn't bother with this one, just go for what's decent at the moment and not overly extravagant like this thing.

It would probably be a good idea to have a phone that functions, especially with your career in television and potentially being on important phone calls.

Mayhem
09-14-2017, 04:00 AM
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DestronMirage22
09-14-2017, 08:31 AM
Over-expensive and unnecessary.
I mean seriously; $1000 for a phone??? :o
Waaaaay too much.

Shark_Blade
09-14-2017, 02:46 PM
"Apple's new $1,000 iPhone X is luxuriously out of touch"

http://time.com/4942111/apple-iphone-x-8-price-consumption/

TurtleWA
04-30-2018, 08:06 PM
I suppose it won’t be much of a surprise to some if this phone is considered a failure or has low sales.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/iphone-x-problem-apple-152106148.html

sdp
04-30-2018, 08:58 PM
I don't follow Apple stock so I have no idea how it's doing, I would think it's doing fine since I see a lot of people with them, but then again it might just be my bubble of contacts that I work with that have them.

I'm no fan of Apple and they haven't innovated in a long time but unlike most tech companies, it's difficult to know how they're doing since Apple is not in the tech business only, it's in the fashion business somewhat as well which is a market I don't follow so my guess is as good as anyone elses.

TurtleWA
04-30-2018, 11:05 PM
I don't follow Apple stock so I have no idea how it's doing, I would think it's doing fine since I see a lot of people with them, but then again it might just be my bubble of contacts that I work with that have them.

I'm no fan of Apple and they haven't innovated in a long time but unlike most tech companies, it's difficult to know how they're doing since Apple is not in the tech business only, it's in the fashion business somewhat as well which is a market I don't follow so my guess is as good as anyone elses.

The article mentioned that Apple stock has “taken a hit in recent weeks.” I thought your location was China. That market according to the article is not going to be much help in growing Apple’s sales. Interesting about the fashion component. I’ve never heard that until now.

Andrew NDB
05-01-2018, 02:07 PM
Apple garbage. Hot garbage.

DWC
05-01-2018, 06:52 PM
Not really a phone guy myself. Just have a very basic Samsung for calling, kik and whatsapp, and am hardly on them now anyway. I leave the house without my phone often.

TigerClaw
05-01-2018, 07:28 PM
I'm happy with my Samsung Galaxy S9. :)

Prowler
05-01-2018, 07:30 PM
I've never seen the appeal of Apple products. You're basically paying for overpriced products based on their design. I don't need to pay over 200 for a phone.

TigerClaw
05-01-2018, 07:52 PM
I've never seen the appeal of Apple products. You're basically paying for overpriced products based on their design. I don't need to pay over 200 for a phone.
Yeah, Apple has a closed system. at some point some of those phones will stop receiving updates. and then the new version of the apps will only run on the latest IOS.

sdp
05-01-2018, 09:29 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-01/apple-tops-sales-estimates-on-services-growth-iphone-stability

$61.1 billion in revenue
$100 billion share buyback
Services revenue up 31% year over year
Wearables up 50% year over year


Apple reports best march quarter ever and their shares go up so they're doing more than fine.

I've never seen the appeal of Apple products. You're basically paying for overpriced products based on their design. I don't need to pay over 200 for a phone.

Status.

Back in the day Apple was a tech company for nerds so they had expensive stuff but you usually had well made devices of amazing quality that the competition couldn't match as well as constantly innovating and easy to use. Nowadays the quality is not what it used to be even if it's still great, their devices are not cutting edge even if they do try to innovate, they lost something without Steve Jobs really. My last apple product was an iphone 5 which was likely the last iphone that Steve Jobs saw to fruition and I just wasn't interested in anything after that.

Apple transitioned to a fashion company which is more profitable and makes sense, people use their devices because they're easy and because of the cost, give you a status. I won't deny they have great products, they're just not appealing to me anymore as a tech geek since I can get similar or better stuff for the same price or cheaper.

Mayhem
05-02-2018, 02:15 AM
Yeah, Apple has a closed system. at some point some of those phones will stop receiving updates. and then the new version of the apps will only run on the latest IOS.
Same applies to Android, just maybe not quite as quickly app wise. Certainly Google phones are only designed to receive 2-3 years of OS updates.

Andrew NDB
05-02-2018, 10:06 AM
I've never seen the appeal of Apple products. You're basically paying for overpriced products based on their design. I don't need to pay over 200 for a phone.

It's the same as people slavishly buy $2000 purses, or whatever. It's for the name. Yuppies have convinced themselves that Apple is somehow upscale, even though it's not, and just about all of their products are overpriced, underpowered garbage that sell you into slavery in their various platforms (iTunes, etc.).

Prowler
05-02-2018, 11:03 AM
It's the same as people slavishly buy $2000 purses, or whatever. It's for the name. Yuppies have convinced themselves that Apple is somehow upscale, even though it's not, and just about all of their products are overpriced, underpowered garbage that sell you into slavery in their various platforms (iTunes, etc.).
Yeah. You know what's the irony in this? People buy overpriced stuff in order to show off their supposed social status... and make themselves go broke in the process :lol:

I remember when Apple was a hipster thing. Most people I see with apple products are upper-middle class young women.