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Old 19-09-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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nobody should buy the iPhone X

here's a fun game. An iPhone X costs 1149$US (1159)

None of us want one. Nobody should.
Make a list of all the things you would buy with that money

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Old 19-09-2017, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

Almost as much as a Jomox Alpha Base or Analog Rytm MKII.

But I know I would end up wasting the money on cheap beer and cat furniture.

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Old 19-09-2017, 05:28 PM   #3
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

I would upgrade my PC or make a small trip somewhere.
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Old 19-09-2017, 05:55 PM   #4
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

My budget $99 phone kicks so much more ass than this. However, I'm sure anybody could hack me from across the world and I wouldn't even know about it.

Touche, Apple.

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Old 19-09-2017, 07:05 PM   #5
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

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Almost as much as a Jomox Alpha Base or Analog Rytm MKII.

But I know I would end up wasting the money on cheap beer and cat furniture.
Cats, Synths and Beer. What more does one need to live a charmed life? My answer? Nothing.

But yea. I kinda feel like anyone buying a phone that costs over a 1k is kind of a fool. I know iOS does all this wonderful cloud stuff that is great for business but it is at the point were status is outreaching the practical.

And yea, if I had an extra grand laying around I'd probably buy a RYTM as well. So yea...I'm just stealing Auto's answer!

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Old 19-09-2017, 07:51 PM   #6
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

If I added another 150 to that, I could grab me an Octatrack for 1,299, which would last longer and be infinitely more fun to use.

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Old 19-09-2017, 09:03 PM   #7
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

Still on an iphone 5c here. It works pretty well tbh. Fuck spending 1k on a phone.
Instead:

Snowboard bindings (last years on sale now) - $200
Nektar LX61+ (new midi keyboard) - $260
Um, gas for car? Credit card debt? - $800 or whatever the leftover is

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Old 19-09-2017, 11:11 PM   #8
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

This is one of those loaded questions - the answer is 'literally anything'. I could re-carpet my living room. Buy a decade worth of toilet paper. Buy a jet ski. Donate it to the Humane Society. I'm not being cute when I say I'd rather burn a grand in my yard than give it to Apple for that overpriced thing.

Honestly, I'd probably just buy a couple of nice watches and a new pair of glasses. Because that $1200 iPhone isn't a phone, it's a status symbol and accessory to be seen and adored, and I'd get more use out of the watch and glasses while still being showy with my cash.

At the risk of sounding old and crotchety, I just mostly need to make calls and send texts and sync my calendar alerts. I can do with with a fucking flip phone. If it can occasionally play some tunes in the car and look shit up on the internet, great, but it's not why I want a phone. There's nothing the iPhone X can do that impresses me or makes me think it's worth any more than a regular phone.

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Old 19-09-2017, 11:29 PM   #9
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

1080p home video projector - 699€
projection screen - 229€
food and drinks for 100€
= 1028€

home cinema night
and still have enough to eat a croissant every morning for at least a month

granted I would need another 500 to get a comfy couch

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Old 20-09-2017, 03:26 AM   #10
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Old 20-09-2017, 07:05 AM   #11
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

Next year's local Kart Championship costs 740 for 20 rounds, leaving a few quid for a couple of endurance races.
That or a trip somewhere. If I spent half on the ticket I could probably get out of Europe, leaving the other half for somewhere to stay.
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Old 20-09-2017, 07:22 AM   #12
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

I've never had to buy a handset but I'm always on contract.
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Old 20-09-2017, 07:28 AM   #13
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

Yeah but if you wanted to upgrade to a new Iphone you'd probably still have to fork over a big dollop of cash.

Looking at EE it's 99 for the handset and then 72 a month in a contract that probably lasts 24 months.
Who's paying 70 quid a month for their phone apart from business dudes and mentalists?
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Old 20-09-2017, 09:40 AM   #14
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Re: nobody should buy the iPhone X

Meh, whether I get iPhone or some other similarly specced phone it barely costs me more per month on my plan. So meh...

At the end of the day, they're better phones than the competition for those that use them. I like them because they're boring. They all work the same, upgrading is painless, seamless integration with all the other devices. Just the little things like adding wifi password to your phone connects your computer and your tablet... I'm sure there's an app for that... but that's kind of my point.

Love that "nobody" wants an iPhone but "everybody" wants to post about how they don't want an iPhone...
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Old 20-09-2017, 11:36 AM   #15
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My iPhone is my mobile music box, an instrument, a sampler, a personalized library, a television, a movie player, a camera, a video camera, a picture editing device, a repository for my notes, to do lists, a repository for scientific papers, a video game console, a dictionary, a language training device, a personal assistant, and navigation system. Oh yeah, you can also make calls and video calls.

A lot of what I do for work, for fun, while traveling, and so much more is made easier and more enjoyable using my iPhone. Hell yeah, I love my iPhone. And given the storage hunger of a modern digital life, I am glad I have 256 GB storage and in excess of 2 TB cloud storage.

Just upgraded to an 8+ and very pleased with it. Also opted for an annual upgrade plan, so chances are the X will be next.

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From the point of view of innovation and design - it's worth it, 100%!
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Old 20-09-2017, 05:42 PM   #17
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From the point of view of innovation and design - it's worth it, 100%!
Yea....so what is so innovative about the iPhoneX? Honestly, I have no idea. Maybe it is. But I doubt it.

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Old 20-09-2017, 06:36 PM   #18
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My iPhone is my mobile music box, an instrument, a sampler, a personalized library, a television, a movie player, a camera, a video camera, a picture editing device, a repository for my notes, to do lists, a repository for scientific papers, a video game console, a dictionary, a language training device, a personal assistant, and navigation system. Oh yeah, you can also make calls and video calls.

A lot of what I do for work, for fun, while traveling, and so much more is made easier and more enjoyable using my iPhone. Hell yeah, I love my iPhone. And given the storage hunger of a modern digital life, I am glad I have 256 GB storage and in excess of 2 TB cloud storage.

Just upgraded to an 8+ and very pleased with it. Also opted for an annual upgrade plan, so chances are the X will be next.
So what makes it $1000 better than an Iphone 5? Cause I can also do all those things. And not spend $$$$$.

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Yea....so what is so innovative about the iPhoneX? Honestly, I have no idea. Maybe it is. But I doubt it.
The big innovations are centered around iOS 11 - 'augmented reality' being the big one (serious air quotes on that) that's getting people's attention. Drag and drop between apps and various other UI/functionality improvements, like a redesigned control center. It had some issues during the demo, but nothing horrible. They'll likely sort it out in a month or so. iOS 11 isn't exclusive to the X, but it'll probably end up supporting more and better features due to the increased hardware.

As for the actual X, it's mostly about a bunch of screen sandwiched between two pieces of glass for a almost bezeless look. It's also got seriously high resolution and a lot of space - 5.8" (which honestly is way bigger than I want to carry, but big phones are a thing so whatever).

It's got a better processor, 3GB ram and either 64 or 256GB storage, does facial recognition (which again failed at the demo, sure it'll be fixed asap), and cordless/inductive charging.

In short, there's nothing truly game changing, but some decent quality of life features and innovations that people may really capitalize on down the road. On the hardware end, it's mostly just the incremental improvements you see in most lines.

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I've never had to buy a handset but I'm always on contract.
I have a theory Apple put out a new ever-more-expensive iPhone every two year so people will renew their 48-month contract with their providers.

I pay 2€ per month for my phone service here, and I bought myself a 200€ phone that I use to leech on the free wifi service everywhere. I can't phone when I'm out of the country, but I have one of those free messaging apps that do phone calls too.

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