Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
1174 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2315022 11-Sep-2019 14:14
Send private message quote this post

Was starting to get a little FOMO, but after the reveal I am still very content with my decision to go Samsung S10+

 

Will see what happens next year I guess!





.

13221 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2315030 11-Sep-2019 14:17
Send private message quote this post

My wife is looking to replace her 7+ soon but I'm still not sure what to suggest to her.

She'll never countenance the almost $3k price for the high spec ones so probably an XR for her.





 
 
 
 


15112 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2315043 11-Sep-2019 14:31
Send private message quote this post

Surprised they kept the XR, as normally they remove the previous model if they are very similar and might cannibalise  sales of new models. eg the apple watch series 4 vs series 5, and The XS model, vs the 11 Pro models, the previous gen models have been removed. I can see a lot of people just buying the XR, eve though it does lack some of the new camera features which look impressive, and there is also likely a years less ios support..They seem to have dropped the prices in the US of the 11 a bit more than in NZ. Guess we are paying more due to the NZ dollar which continues to weaken. 2020 is really the big year for the iphone.


2564 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2315046 11-Sep-2019 14:36
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I see this like the ipad3Retina launch... stopgap method to get the annual fanboi money with not much difference on last years offering.

Time for me to upgrade my 7+ but only for an XS from last year (at half the price of last year’s release)

4034 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2315047 11-Sep-2019 14:37
Send private message quote this post

mattwnz:

 

Guess we are paying more due to the NZ dollar which continues to weaken.

 

 

NZ's pricing is pretty heavily tied to the OZ price, + about 10% ( ~5% currency difference, + 5% GST difference)




1437 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2315079 11-Sep-2019 15:17
Send private message quote this post

I thing I have grabbed is the new wallpaper though goes well with my phone and case I have on it. 

 

 





Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man


15112 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2315114 11-Sep-2019 16:03
Send private message quote this post

PhantomNVD: I see this like the ipad3Retina launch... stopgap method to get the annual fanboi money with not much difference on last years offering.

Time for me to upgrade my 7+ but only for an XS from last year (at half the price of last year’s release)

 

 

 

Where can you get it for half price? The XS is a nice phone, and is why I suspect they no longer sell it new as it competes too strongly with the 11 pro.


 
 
 
 


Webhead
2271 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2315125 11-Sep-2019 16:12
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

gehenna:

 

@riggleby yeah the only refresh i skipped was the 8, I jumped from a 7+ to X to XS Max.  

 

 

Then you didn't skip a year. The 8 and the X was released the same year.





194 posts

Master Geek


  # 2315131 11-Sep-2019 16:21
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I think we've definitely reached the "a phone's a phone" stage.

 

Who cares anymore?

 

A crusty old iPhone 7 or one of a myriad of $400 Android phones is probably good enough for most people.

 

The sales slide will no doubt continue until there's a fresh design with 5G when they'll get a bump.

 

And then they'll be in the do-do again when everyone keeps that whizzy 5G iPhone for 4 years. 


2564 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2315170 11-Sep-2019 17:50
Send private message quote this post

@evilengineer I think you’re right, like PC’s and even tablets to an extent... newer isn’t needed every year and Apple’s 5 year free OS upgrade might actually be biting them in the a$$

866 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2315182 11-Sep-2019 18:11
Send private message quote this post

I’ve been on a 2 yearly upgrade cycle (4, 5, 6, 7+, X) so “due” for an upgrade but the X goes alright still, battery is wearing but I’m in the office 5 days a week with a wireless charger so top up the battery when needed. Might look into a battery replacement if it gets super bad.

Same with the watch, got a series 4 in America last year, so have the ecg and also traded my series 3 in so cost wise it worked out well. Only feature I can see is the always on screen which would be nice but not worth dropping ~$800 for.

Looking forward to iOS 13 and iPadOS releasing

34 posts

Geek


  # 2315183 11-Sep-2019 18:13
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Kopkiwi:

 

That near $3k price is absolutely friggen disgusting. 

 

 

What's worse is that they know that. Hence, the marketing is now:

 

  • Get it on a monthly plan, i.e. only $x per month over 36 months
  • Trade-in your current phone (not in NZ, but overseas)
  • "But the re-sale value is so good though"

It doesn't at all justify the ludicrous pricing. You could buy an older car for the prices that they are charging.


15112 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2315185 11-Sep-2019 18:20
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

The iphone 5s in the USA I understand was priced from $650 US at launch. While the new iphone 11 starts at $699, and it has far more tech in it, and they did drop the price.  Also when taking into account inflation, and that the iphone 5s was also quite far behind the competition in terms of features, screen size etc I don't think the iphone 11 is too badly pricied. The problem is the weak NZ dollar, but that is NZs problem. The thign is that apple have now gone to this pro model system, which is what they have done with ipads, so if you want the cutting edge of what they offer, then you do pay more for that. Whereas previously the main model had a lot of that tech in it. But the iphone 11 is still good, just the screen isn't the best it could be. Still probably the best LCD screen you can find on a phone though. But IMO the pro should have had 120Hz sceren, wireless inphone charging for airpods, and perhaps pencil support. But supect some of that will be next year.

 

I have  never purchased a brand new latest model iphone, I always buy an older model , as I couldn't justify spending that amount on something with a small display,. I would only do this with ipads, because IMO they offer far better value for me.


2564 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2315218 11-Sep-2019 19:38
Send private message quote this post

mattwnz:

PhantomNVD: I see this like the ipad3Retina launch... stopgap method to get the annual fanboi money with not much difference on last years offering.

Time for me to upgrade my 7+ but only for an XS from last year (at half the price of last year’s release)


 


Where can you get it for half price? The XS is a nice phone, and is why I suspect they no longer sell it new as it competes too strongly with the 11 pro.



Historically I have upgraded in the two weeks after the newest phones drop for roughly half of the original retail prices, as their are usually a mass flood of the last year model at this time, and some people try to use the low start price method to attract buyers. I just autobid on 5-20 phones at the price I want to pay and always end up winning at least one by the time the flood slows. I even managed once to sell my iPhone 4 for $40 more than the 5S I’d just bought for its replacement 😂

2847 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2315276 11-Sep-2019 22:07
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Shoot 4K video and play it back on your 720p screen. Cool.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52


Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55


Bitcoin.com announces partnership with smartphone manufacturer HTC
Posted 16-Sep-2019 21:30


Finalists Announced for Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 16-Sep-2019 19:37


OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:42


New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:24


Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:46


Te ao Maori Minecraft world set to inspire Kiwi students
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:43


Research reveals The Power of Games in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:40


Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:38


Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted 10-Sep-2019 10:25


Huawei nova 5T to be available 20th September
Posted 5-Sep-2019 11:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.