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  Reply # 1878595 6-Oct-2017 18:10
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I'm still on the fence but leaning to the 8+. Not sure I can be bothered with what is likely to a be a long wait for a very expensive phone. Might wait for the next version of the X once they have ironed out all the bugs and dropped the price a bit.

 

Or I may just do nothing and stick with my 7+





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  Reply # 1878621 6-Oct-2017 18:30
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geekiegeek:

 

I'm still on the fence but leaning to the 8+. Not sure I can be bothered with what is likely to a be a long wait for a very expensive phone. Might wait for the next version of the X once they have ironed out all the bugs and dropped the price a bit.

 

Or I may just do nothing and stick with my 7+

 

 

 

 

Isnt the X just a one off for the 10th anniversary?

 

Most of what is in X will be standard in iphone 9.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1878624 6-Oct-2017 18:35
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Pumpedd:

 

geekiegeek:

 

I'm still on the fence but leaning to the 8+. Not sure I can be bothered with what is likely to a be a long wait for a very expensive phone. Might wait for the next version of the X once they have ironed out all the bugs and dropped the price a bit.

 

Or I may just do nothing and stick with my 7+

 

 

 

 

Isnt the X just a one off for the 10th anniversary?

 

Most of what is in X will be standard in iphone 9.

 

 

 There was talk about that, but no I believe the X  is  the next gen iphone. Especially considering how dated the 8 formfactor is now, and the X is now on par with the smaller bezel flagship phones. 

 

I highly doubt there will be an iphone 9, as they have skipped to 10. Just like there wasn't a windows 9. The next iphones will likely be iphone X I or something involving the X, to show they are next gen models. I suspect they will keep the older iphone 6-8 form factor and call it something like SE . I also wouldn't be surprised if they put a headphone socket in that older form factor model, and say' We've brought back the headphone jack for this model'. They have done that sort of thing before, such with the nano where they removed video, but them brought video back for a newer model. They have also kept the 6s going this year, which is very unusual to have 3 generations going, which are all very similar phone. I think is mainly because of the headphone socket in the 6s that they have kept it going for another year.


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  Reply # 1878716 6-Oct-2017 22:11
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10 = X = 10 years of iphones...not meant to be part of the sequence. Apple will go bust if all future iphones are based around the X price point....its not sustainable financially speaking.

 

I agree the X is the next gen phone but I believe most of the features will be replicated in 12 months time into a cheaper phone to compete with Samsungs and Googles phones.


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  Reply # 1878736 7-Oct-2017 00:19
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10 = X = 10 years of iphones...not meant to be part of the sequence. Apple will go bust if all future iphones are based around the X price point....its not sustainable financially speaking.

 

I agree the X is the next gen phone but I believe most of the features will be replicated in 12 months time into a cheaper phone to compete with Samsungs and Googles phones.

 

 

 

 

I don't believe apple ever referred to it a 10 year anniversary phone. It is called the iphone 10, and apple uses X historically to draw a line under a new version, to represent a new starting point, as they did with OS X. They didn't call it the iphone 'ex', but 10, so I can't see them ever bringing out a phone called the iphone 9, as that is stepping backwards, and they will no doubt get ridiculed for going back a number. 

 

I don't think there is any doubt they will bring in cheaper versions of the iphone X next time to replace the iphone 8 models, perhaps without expensive technologies like the face ID tech, and perhaps just called 'iphone', but that won't be the version with the big forehead and chin, as that is an old form factor these days, and it looks dated. I can see them calling their top of the range one the 'Pro' or 'Edition' like they have with ipads and watches. We don't know what the actual costs are, but the iphone X may not be much more expensive to produce than the iphone 8 once they get into high mass production. OLED screens are now widely used and seem to be used on $100 phones these days. It is not as though they don't make good profits either. They may also have a phone that looks like the iphone 8 next year, but it will be likely called SE or classic, like they did with the 5S upgrade.

 

It will be interesting to see what does actually happen and come true. I did predict last year that this years iphone would be the iphone X, as that name just made sense.

 

 


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  Reply # 1878746 7-Oct-2017 04:50
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mattwnz: I did predict last year that this years iphone would be the iphone X, as that name just made sense.


I think we all had a good idea the naming scheme would involve an X or a 10 to symbolise the tenth anniversary for Apple and something that distinguishes it from the 8 (which was probably more of a surprise then the X tbh as they skipped the S)

It's no secret, this is a special edition phone to commemorate 10 years.

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  Reply # 1878748 7-Oct-2017 05:13
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10 = X = 10 years of iphones...not meant to be part of the sequence. Apple will go bust if all future iphones are based around the X price point....its not sustainable financially speaking.

 

I agree the X is the next gen phone but I believe most of the features will be replicated in 12 months time into a cheaper phone to compete with Samsungs and Googles phones.

 

 

This is what I'm thinking too.





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  Reply # 1878952 7-Oct-2017 13:00
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geekiegeek:

 

I'm still on the fence but leaning to the 8+. Not sure I can be bothered with what is likely to a be a long wait for a very expensive phone. Might wait for the next version of the X once they have ironed out all the bugs and dropped the price a bit.

 

Or I may just do nothing and stick with my 7+

 

 

I have upgraded from a 6S+ to an 8+ and the difference isn't really that significant so I would think it would be very hard to justify upgrading from a 7+.

 

I would suggesting sticking with what you've got and buy whatever replaces the X next year. 


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