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  Reply # 2079516 27-Aug-2018 08:24
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My feelings heavily replicate the OP

 

4, 4S, 5, 5S, 6+. Every year was the mandatory upgrade. If I didn't give my 6+ to my daughter, I would still have it. But I like the X. Smaller, no bezels, same screen size, no home button. Ill just keep it a good while I'd say. I dont upgrade my car every year to get that extra bit of chrome on the new model.... Same with phones now

 

Edit: In fact I only update the OS on it and the iPad Air 1 and iPad Pro 12.9 whenever I get round to it, no rush


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  Reply # 2079656 27-Aug-2018 12:29
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I feel it is similar to Desktop PC's and Laptops, phones seemed to have reached their apex of maturity for the technology available and unless there is a major breakthrough which seems unlikely I feel we are going to see tweaks and gimmicks to try and sell. The Notch for example is something personally I feel was a waste of time innovation to find a solution for a non problem. 

 

I hope that instead of trying to find that killer new must have the OEMS concentrate on refining what we have now in terms of build quality, materials, sustainability and recycling. This may mean that they will need to review their sales forcasts as I feel demand for upgrades etc will fall off of the next few years in the same way we saw the decline in desktop device sales.

 

 





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  Reply # 2080351 28-Aug-2018 16:51
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Much like OP, I have had 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6S, 7+ and currently on X.

 

Also have had iPad 1,2,mini, mini 2 and currently on 9.7 Pro along with a 7 year old iMac.

 

I actually have zero desire to upgrade any of the current devices as they are all so functional.

 

Unlike the old ones, the bumps in tech don;t make them any more appealing, as they do what I need them to and then some.

 

The only thing I am likely to replace any time soon is the ageing iMac, and that'll likely be to the new (rumoured) mini and a large screen, so we can set up the office/rumpus with a decent screen for watching movies and use it as a secomd lounge (which we do now, but 21.5" is a bit small).

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2082779 2-Sep-2018 15:07
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I know that image stabilisation & excellent slow motion videos are important to families, and for kids doing back flips into pools and the like, but for stills a phone like an Iphone 5s compares pretty well even in 2018.  In fact if most of your photos are going onto facebook and instagram a flagship phone is not a necessity at all. Some water proofing might be valuable though.

 

https://www.phonearena.com/phones/camera

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2082791 2-Sep-2018 15:50
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amiga500:

 

I know that image stabilisation & excellent slow motion videos are important to families, and for kids doing back flips into pools and the like...

 

Image stabilisation will not help with freezing motion. It is only useful for handheld shots of still subjects with a moderately slow shutter speed, or possibly a macro or telephoto shot. I can't see many iPhone users finding themselves in that situation very often. 


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  Reply # 2082888 2-Sep-2018 20:32
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alasta:

 

amiga500:

 

I know that image stabilisation & excellent slow motion videos are important to families, and for kids doing back flips into pools and the like...

 

Image stabilisation will not help with freezing motion. It is only useful for handheld shots of still subjects with a moderately slow shutter speed, or possibly a macro or telephoto shot. I can't see many iPhone users finding themselves in that situation very often. 

 

 

Yes, I was thinking of two things but rolling them into the same sentence. My bad!


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  Reply # 2082901 2-Sep-2018 21:19
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OP listed many reasons why he moved from 6 to X. Only the last was for the new phone features. Do you think that the other factors will not repeat in the future - the older devices that were passed on to family members may need replacement for a variety of reasons. What phone will you select then? Surely not last year's model? I would imagine that a significant number of people upgrade regularly as they are on the "bandwagon", and many upgrade for other reasons (passing phones to others, replacing damaged devices, etc.)

 

If one had to provide or replace a family members phone, and you find that the best way is to upgrade yours to the latest model and pass on your older device, are you on the bandwagon or not?

 

 




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  Reply # 2082912 2-Sep-2018 21:51
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Fair observation. To be fair, I was more referring to getting off the bandwagon for this cycle. In my case, I pretty much won't be doing any upgrades largely/solely influenced by a desire to give a relatively new hand-me-down device to a family member until my mum's 6S is officially no longer supported. My current gen Ipad pro will become a hand-me-down to mum because I'd like her to move on from the god-awful Ipad 3 which she still occasionally uses when managing her small business. She'll then send the Ipad Air 2 there and use the Pro as her home device.

 

 

 

 


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