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  #2315022 11-Sep-2019 14:14
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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!





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  #2315030 11-Sep-2019 14:17
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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.





 
 
 
 


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  #2315043 11-Sep-2019 14:31
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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.


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  #2315046 11-Sep-2019 14:36
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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)

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  #2315047 11-Sep-2019 14:37
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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)


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  #2315079 11-Sep-2019 15:17
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I thing I have grabbed is the new wallpaper though goes well with my phone and case I have on it. 

 

 





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  #2315114 11-Sep-2019 16:03
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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.


 
 
 
 


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  #2315125 11-Sep-2019 16:12
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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.


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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. 


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  #2315170 11-Sep-2019 17:50
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@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$$

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  #2315182 11-Sep-2019 18:11
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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

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  #2315183 11-Sep-2019 18:13
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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.


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  #2315185 11-Sep-2019 18:20
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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.


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  #2315218 11-Sep-2019 19:38
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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 😂

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  #2315276 11-Sep-2019 22:07
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Shoot 4K video and play it back on your 720p screen. Cool.

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