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  Reply # 1871550 23-Sep-2017 14:33
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Several tech commentators have suggested that users hold off pre-ordering the X on the basis that it is an untested first gen model with significant new tech and, at the moment, no real-world user experiences. They are not suggesting don't buy, just hold off for a bit to see how it performs after release - if all good, then jump in. Of course, the downside to this approach is that you don't get the phone on day one.

 

A recent example is the newly released Essential Phone. On paper, this is an outstanding piece of kit, yet following release the software has shown to be buggy, camera performance poor and the titanium case not as super-tough as promoted. Of course, a major difference is that Apple have significant experience in the mobile market, but do you see any risk in buying an untested newly developed X? Or are you not worried?

 

 

Good points. The day one theme is a bit silly although Ive been guilty in the past. At these prices, let someone else beta test. If NZ is weeks after the US thats a help

 

 

Apparently there were only small queues outside apple stores in Oz, unlike previous years. I feel a bit sad about that, but I guess it is because the 8 is so similar to the 7, and the main phone this year is the X, so most people seem to be holding out for that. But looks like that is going to have quite limited supply initially. I suspect some people waiting for the X may not get it initially and may end up getting the 8. If I was spending that sort of money I would buy the X, because it is an OLED screen and looks better using newer technologies, and doesn't look like an iPhone 6. They could have had the 8 more appealing IMO if they had modernised it a bit and increased the screen ratio. But I would wait until the next gen of the X that fixes any problems with the new form factor. I just wonder if they will continue with the old iPhone form factor on next years models. I am guessing next years iPhone X will be called the X2.


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  Reply # 1871594 23-Sep-2017 16:18
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Several tech commentators have suggested that users hold off pre-ordering the X on the basis that it is an untested first gen model with significant new tech and, at the moment, no real-world user experiences. They are not suggesting don't buy, just hold off for a bit to see how it performs after release - if all good, then jump in. Of course, the downside to this approach is that you don't get the phone on day one.


A recent example is the newly released Essential Phone. On paper, this is an outstanding piece of kit, yet following release the software has shown to be buggy, camera performance poor and the titanium case not as super-tough as promoted. Of course, a major difference is that Apple have significant experience in the mobile market, but do you see any risk in buying an untested newly developed X? Or are you not worried?



Good points. The day one theme is a bit silly although Ive been guilty in the past. At these prices, let someone else beta test. If NZ is weeks after the US thats a help


Those are not good points, the phone has been thoroughly beta-tested. The phone is available for pre-order on the same date globally.




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  Reply # 1871600 23-Sep-2017 16:32
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Hmm. I received a voicemail yesterday (didn't check until today) from "+0000" claiming to be Apple and asking me to call an 0800 number that's not listed on https://www.apple.com/nz/contact/ if I didn't receive the phone. Did anyone else get one of these? Seems a bit dodgy... but I'm not sure how a scammer would know that I'd bought one.


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  Reply # 1871813 24-Sep-2017 08:45
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Ok, so now people have them in hand, what are your thoughts (owners)? Are you happy? Impressed? Disgruntled? Blasé?

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  Reply # 1871859 24-Sep-2017 10:18
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I don't have one, but I can't understand why the ipads and the macbooks all have headphone jacks ... 


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  Reply # 1871882 24-Sep-2017 10:56
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I don't have one, but I can't understand why the ipads and the macbooks all have headphone jacks ... 

 

 

So you can plug headphones into them


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  Reply # 1871884 24-Sep-2017 11:04
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I don't have one, but I can't understand why the ipads and the macbooks all have headphone jacks ... 

 

 

So you can plug headphones into them

 

 

But that's so backwards eew


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  Reply # 1871886 24-Sep-2017 11:07
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Batman: But that's so backwards eew

 

 

In that case, do you prefer to plug the computer into the headphones?


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  Reply # 1871916 24-Sep-2017 12:19
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I don't have one, but I can't understand why the ipads and the macbooks all have headphone jacks ... 


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  Reply # 1871937 24-Sep-2017 12:44
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Hmm. I received a voicemail yesterday (didn't check until today) from "+0000" claiming to be Apple and asking me to call an 0800 number that's not listed on https://www.apple.com/nz/contact/ if I didn't receive the phone. Did anyone else get one of these? Seems a bit dodgy... but I'm not sure how a scammer would know that I'd bought one.

 

 

Yes, a few hours after I took delivery on Friday I received a voicemail from a DHL rep asking me to call back to confirm that I had received it. Unfortunately I never got back to them as I was too busy, but it sounded legit.


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  Reply # 1871939 24-Sep-2017 12:46
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Hmm, I wonder whether I misheard my voicemail; the person had a heavy accent and I thought they said they were from Apple, not DHL. I also thought it said to call if I hadn't received it. I deleted the message so it's a mystery now!


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  Reply # 1871958 24-Sep-2017 12:55
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48 hours with new phone:

 

  • I like the haptic home button, but it too a little bit to get used to it (upgraded from 6S+)
  • It was easy to set up and didn't take long, but I've lost some ringtones and had to log back into a few apps
  • I like the feel of the new phone and love the rose gold glass back as it looks classy
  • Still working through some set up things which is normal when you switch phones

 

 

Overall not much difference, but it feels familiar, is easy to change to and I'm happy.  Lost the desire to get the iPhone X until I see exactly how it pans out when used.  There's quite a lot to be said for not having to get used to many new things all at once.


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  Reply # 1872035 24-Sep-2017 13:51
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Picked up the 8 for my wife yesterday, in black.  She did want the gold but once she saw it in person it nearly made her throw up, the back is basically beige.  The shop guy said someone described it as "4am foundation" which is so true.

 

She's gone from a 6s to the 8 and loves it.  Bit slippery though given the glass back.  Same as when we had a 4s, hard to keep on the arm of the couch without sliding off! 


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  Reply # 1872039 24-Sep-2017 13:59
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 What's 4am foundation?


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 What's 4am foundation?

 

 

what make up looks like after a big night out....


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