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  Reply # 2090756 14-Sep-2018 16:29
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Geektastic:

 

My wife has a 7+ and could find no compelling reason to upgrade. She nearly choked on her dinner when I told her how much the most expensive one is...!

 

 

 

TL:DR - can anyone tell me if the dual sim will be supported by NZ carriers and if so, will that lead to more dual sim models coming in from other makers...

 

 

A quick look at the twitter comments from the 3 main telcos, all saying no but not ruling it out in the future.


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  Reply # 2090791 14-Sep-2018 16:38
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$2400 is ridiculous for a phone. I think they have priced the XS max out of the market.

 

 

 

 

It doesn't really make sense that it is priced so high, considering how much it can't do. If it could be plugged into a monitor, and used as a computer like some android phones can be, . But iOS is very limiting. I guess if they move away from the lightning connector, then that could be a possibility in the future


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  Reply # 2090806 14-Sep-2018 17:06
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I'm so conflicted. On the one hand, my iPhone 6s Plus is still working fine (although the battery doesn't last very long) but then you got that outrageous pricing of the new models.

 

I CAN afford it. I just don't know if I can justify it. To think that pricing will continue to increase makes me hesitant on what my next phone will be. I love having the latest tech but for $2000+ ...




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  Reply # 2090807 14-Sep-2018 17:09
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The pricing/buying portion of the Apple website is now “down” in advance of preorders coming online at 7.01pm this evening...

Anyone placing an order tonight?

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  Reply # 2090810 14-Sep-2018 17:16
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I'm planning on preordering tonight. I just don't see any news from the telcos.






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  Reply # 2090811 14-Sep-2018 17:21
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WolfChop:

I'm so conflicted. On the one hand, my iPhone 6s Plus is still working fine (although the battery doesn't last very long) but then you got that outrageous pricing of the new models.


I CAN afford it. I just don't know if I can justify it. To think that pricing will continue to increase makes me hesitant on what my next phone will be. I love having the latest tech but for $2000+ ...



The reduced price battery replacement program runs until December so you can still get yours replaced for $59. My screen has a hairline crack, which summarily requires that the screen be replaced in order to also replace the battery. Due in partvto a previous discussion I’d had with Apple around the crack on my screen being deemed a manufacturing defect, successfully argued this point with Apple over the phone and got a “one-time exception” applied which got me both battery and screen replaced it no charge.

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  Reply # 2090813 14-Sep-2018 17:22
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WolfChop:

I'm so conflicted. On the one hand, my iPhone 6s Plus is still working fine (although the battery doesn't last very long) but then you got that outrageous pricing of the new models.


I CAN afford it. I just don't know if I can justify it. To think that pricing will continue to increase makes me hesitant on what my next phone will be. I love having the latest tech but for $2000+ ...



I got a new battery in my iphone6 for $59, hoping to get another 4 years out of it.
It’s running real good now.
You can buy a nice computer for what they want for phones now, and even the iPad Pro is cheaper.

I’ll look at options when phone dies next, I’ll consider android, or buying older model iPhone to what either is current. I hope the notch is gone then, cause when I see videos playing in Landscape mode, all I can see is the notch blocking some of the picture. The galaxy nine doesn’t have a notch.

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  Reply # 2090830 14-Sep-2018 17:54
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I've got an iPhone X now (64gig), keen to go to a bigger screen but I'm trying to see what other innovation there is to help me justify an upgrade. The Keynote seemed to concentrate on a better Camera and CPU, that was about it.

 

Apple of course did their best to sell it, but watch some of the reviews on Youtube and there really isn't a lot to it.


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  Reply # 2090838 14-Sep-2018 18:08
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I'm looking to buy an iPhone XS while I'm out of country (Canada), as it works out much cheaper.

 

The only issue is, I see the Canada model lacks LTE band 28 which appears to be in use by Spark and Vodafone. Is this a major issue?


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  Reply # 2090849 14-Sep-2018 18:48
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xxrlle:

 

I'm looking to buy an iPhone XS while I'm out of country (Canada), as it works out much cheaper.

 

The only issue is, I see the Canada model lacks LTE band 28 which appears to be in use by Spark and Vodafone. Is this a major issue?

 

 

2degrees use Band 28 also. The phone would work on 3G ok in NZ but you will find 4G coverage more limited to metro areas.

 

If you have a look at https://gis.geek.nz it will have a map of all NZ towers and you can see which frequencies are used at each site to give you an idea.


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  Reply # 2090854 14-Sep-2018 19:04
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ordered, took 2mins iPhone XS Max 512GB.





Balm its gone!


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  Reply # 2090857 14-Sep-2018 19:08
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Still can't get through on the apple website on any of chrome, safari or firefox. "We'll be right back"


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  Reply # 2090859 14-Sep-2018 19:09
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xxrlle:

 

Still can't get through on the apple website on any of chrome, safari or firefox. "We'll be right back"

 

 

 

 

Same here. On my computer and my phone.


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  Reply # 2090860 14-Sep-2018 19:09
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xxrlle:

 

Still can't get through on the apple website on any of chrome, safari or firefox. "We'll be right back"

 

 

 

 

what about app.





Balm its gone!


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  Reply # 2090862 14-Sep-2018 19:14
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Managed to get my XS Max order in but the 2degrees online store wouldn't let me update my delivery address to my work address (when I tried, it said "Something's not working as it should", so I just went ahead with the existing home address).

 

@2degreesCare , will I be able to update the delivery address before next Friday?


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