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  Reply # 1872241 25-Sep-2017 06:40
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Horseychick:

 

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.

 

 

I felt the same going 6S+ to 7. The home button does take a little bit to get used to, about 3 days for me. The camera and faster processor were what I upgraded for, and the sexy jet black, which I need to keep covered!!!

 

I am waiting for the X. As the 8 is so close to the 7 I wouldn't have upgraded.





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  Reply # 1872245 25-Sep-2017 07:12
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BlinkyBill:
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dafman:

 

 

 

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.

 

No

 

How many times are there issues? Not infrequent. Hardware, software, there are always issues of some sort. There are still recalls in place as well, camera issues is the last I recall. My 6+ is one, and the 5 I sold to a mate also had a recall to get a repair. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1872250 25-Sep-2017 08:00
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The iPhone 8 apparently has no problems with bending according to bending tests. It looks like it is sort of the perfected version  of the 3-4 years of the iPhone 6 form factor. The only negative in the actual form appears to be the sapphire glass over the camera, which is apparently is only about as durable as the gorilla glass on the front. So could potentially scratch in your pocket from dirt and grit.

 

 

Agree, and the X is a new form factor, version 1.0


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  Reply # 1872590 25-Sep-2017 16:46
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So I saw something really exciting today.

 

I saw someone with the iPhone X standing right in front of me, and boy, that thing is a stunner. I dont know who that person was, and before I could ask him about it, he had stowed it away in his pocket and I didnt want to seem stalker'ish checking out his phone. But meThinks it would have been an Apple employee (saw him standing in line at SFO).

 

The phone itself, I am sure it was an iPhone X, the screen was edge to edge and it had the nib at the top of the screen - and to be honest, the nib (or whatever you want to call it) wasnt as bad as others have been making it out to be. The device looked very sleek, and was very easy to handle (slightly larger than the 8). From the few seconds I saw him use it, the software seems to blend the screen controls quite well.

 

If I was in the market for a new phone, I would definitely consider the X (if I had an extra kidney - just have the one left after I bought the last iPhone). 

 

 


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  Reply # 1872592 25-Sep-2017 16:52
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So I saw something really exciting today.

 

I saw someone with the iPhone X standing right in front of me, and boy, that thing is a stunner. I dont know who that person was, and before I could ask him about it, he had stowed it away in his pocket and I didnt want to seem stalker'ish checking out his phone. But meThinks it would have been an Apple employee (saw him standing in line at SFO).

 

The phone itself, I am sure it was an iPhone X, the screen was edge to edge and it had the nib at the top of the screen - and to be honest, the nib (or whatever you want to call it) wasnt as bad as others have been making it out to be. The device looked very sleek, and was very easy to handle (slightly larger than the 8). From the few seconds I saw him use it, the software seems to blend the screen controls quite well.

 

If I was in the market for a new phone, I would definitely consider the X (if I had an extra kidney - just have the one left after I bought the last iPhone). 

 

 

 

 

Could always sell an arm or a leg. Assuming those are still attached following previous iphone purchases.


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  Reply # 1872667 25-Sep-2017 19:41
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Krishant007:

 

So I saw something really exciting today.

 

I saw someone with the iPhone X standing right in front of me, and boy, that thing is a stunner. I dont know who that person was, and before I could ask him about it, he had stowed it away in his pocket and I didnt want to seem stalker'ish checking out his phone. But meThinks it would have been an Apple employee (saw him standing in line at SFO).

 

The phone itself, I am sure it was an iPhone X, the screen was edge to edge and it had the nib at the top of the screen - and to be honest, the nib (or whatever you want to call it) wasnt as bad as others have been making it out to be. The device looked very sleek, and was very easy to handle (slightly larger than the 8). From the few seconds I saw him use it, the software seems to blend the screen controls quite well.

 

If I was in the market for a new phone, I would definitely consider the X (if I had an extra kidney - just have the one left after I bought the last iPhone). 

 

 

 

 

Could have just been an S8 with someone using the app to make it look like an iPhone X...






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  Reply # 1872669 25-Sep-2017 19:44
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Krishant007:

 

So I saw something really exciting today.

 

I saw someone with the iPhone X standing right in front of me, and boy, that thing is a stunner. I dont know who that person was, and before I could ask him about it, he had stowed it away in his pocket and I didnt want to seem stalker'ish checking out his phone. But meThinks it would have been an Apple employee (saw him standing in line at SFO).

 

The phone itself, I am sure it was an iPhone X, the screen was edge to edge and it had the nib at the top of the screen - and to be honest, the nib (or whatever you want to call it) wasnt as bad as others have been making it out to be. The device looked very sleek, and was very easy to handle (slightly larger than the 8). From the few seconds I saw him use it, the software seems to blend the screen controls quite well.

 

If I was in the market for a new phone, I would definitely consider the X (if I had an extra kidney - just have the one left after I bought the last iPhone). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very possible you did. Although there are also quite a few new phones that have similar designs with no top bezel, and just a cut out for the camera, such as the essential phone https://www.essential.com/


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  Reply # 1872701 25-Sep-2017 20:45
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Could also be a review phone. Apple has been known to let them out in the wild after release.




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  Reply # 1872731 25-Sep-2017 21:36
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dickytim: Could also be a review phone. Apple has been known to let them out in the wild after release.

 

Possibly, but release is more than a month away...






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  Reply # 1872833 26-Sep-2017 07:15
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Brumfondl:

 

Krishant007:

 

So I saw something really exciting today.

 

I saw someone with the iPhone X standing right in front of me, and boy, that thing is a stunner. I dont know who that person was, and before I could ask him about it, he had stowed it away in his pocket and I didnt want to seem stalker'ish checking out his phone. But meThinks it would have been an Apple employee (saw him standing in line at SFO).

 

The phone itself, I am sure it was an iPhone X, the screen was edge to edge and it had the nib at the top of the screen - and to be honest, the nib (or whatever you want to call it) wasnt as bad as others have been making it out to be. The device looked very sleek, and was very easy to handle (slightly larger than the 8). From the few seconds I saw him use it, the software seems to blend the screen controls quite well.

 

If I was in the market for a new phone, I would definitely consider the X (if I had an extra kidney - just have the one left after I bought the last iPhone). 

 

 

 

 

Could have just been an S8 with someone using the app to make it look like an iPhone X...

 

 

Definitely not an S8. S8 is visually longer and not as wide as the iPhone X. And it was running iOS. The home bar at the bottom of the screen was very obvious. No curved screens.


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  Reply # 1872835 26-Sep-2017 07:19
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mattwnz:

 

Krishant007:

 

So I saw something really exciting today.

 

I saw someone with the iPhone X standing right in front of me, and boy, that thing is a stunner. I dont know who that person was, and before I could ask him about it, he had stowed it away in his pocket and I didnt want to seem stalker'ish checking out his phone. But meThinks it would have been an Apple employee (saw him standing in line at SFO).

 

The phone itself, I am sure it was an iPhone X, the screen was edge to edge and it had the nib at the top of the screen - and to be honest, the nib (or whatever you want to call it) wasnt as bad as others have been making it out to be. The device looked very sleek, and was very easy to handle (slightly larger than the 8). From the few seconds I saw him use it, the software seems to blend the screen controls quite well.

 

If I was in the market for a new phone, I would definitely consider the X (if I had an extra kidney - just have the one left after I bought the last iPhone). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very possible you did. Although there are also quite a few new phones that have similar designs with no top bezel, and just a cut out for the camera, such as the essential phone https://www.essential.com/

 

 

Also definitely not the essential phone. The essential phone's nib is a lot smaller (and its literally a widow's peak), this one had a larger nib. I have not physically seen an essential phone before, but unless they skinned android to look exactly like iOS 11 along with the notification panel redesigned to take up more space like the iPhone X, as well as all the controls including the Home bar at the bottom (you know, the one you swipe up from to get back to home), it was the iPhone X.

 

I dont think it was a review unit. I didnt recognise the person from any of the tech channels. He was an elder gentleman as well (probably in his 50s). Definitely was not Tim Cook though.lol


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  Reply # 1873162 26-Sep-2017 15:19
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I have a faint crackling sound in the earpiece when on phone calls with my new ip8 (Vodafone). It is quite faint and only occurs when on the line to someone (ie not while ringing), and maddeningly it’s not 100% reproduceable. Never had anything like that with my old ip6 (same sim).

I assume it’s either a cell/carrier issue or a hardware issue. Is anyone else having a similar problem?

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  Reply # 1873166 26-Sep-2017 15:24
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ashtonaut: I have a faint crackling sound in the earpiece when on phone calls with my new ip8 (Vodafone). It is quite faint and only occurs when on the line to someone (ie not while ringing), and maddeningly it’s not 100% reproduceable. Never had anything like that with my old ip6 (same sim).

I assume it’s either a cell/carrier issue or a hardware issue. Is anyone else having a similar problem?


You're not the only one.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/25/iphone-8-plus-owners-static-sound-calls/




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  Reply # 1873167 26-Sep-2017 15:27
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cracker gate?


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BTW anyone with a 7 that went to the 8?


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