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legsdiamond
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"oktechies: y'all copping the $1,000 iphone X or nah? "


          

http://bgr.com/2017/09/11/iphone-x-leak-vs-iphone-8-release-date-ios-11-gm/

shut up already, damn

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Nah
Sep 12th 2017
1
yep
Sep 12th 2017
2
I'm glad I don't care about
Sep 12th 2017
3
same
Sep 12th 2017
15
I'm always a generation or 3 behind on phones
Sep 12th 2017
18
      only reason I have these S7's
Sep 12th 2017
36
iPhones aren't a 'techie' thing. They are pretty dumbed-down
Sep 12th 2017
4
https://media.giphy.com/media/7pxbjzBpxzchq/giphy.gif
Sep 12th 2017
8
lol, That is true. I'm a techie by trade, so...
Sep 12th 2017
9
      oh, its obvious. I'm just fucking with you
Sep 12th 2017
10
Compared to what?
Sep 12th 2017
11
A computer that one can actually code on, like a desk/lap top
Sep 12th 2017
12
      Are people still using their phone
Sep 12th 2017
13
           what else would we use?
Sep 12th 2017
14
                Stream it
Sep 12th 2017
16
                     unless you have unlimited data that's a terrible idea
Sep 12th 2017
20
                     I stream all the time on Sprint's unlimited data
Sep 12th 2017
22
                          if I had unlimited data I would stream more often
Sep 12th 2017
28
                     what I need space for?
Sep 12th 2017
41
                          photos and music
Sep 13th 2017
48
I'm a car enthusiast and I own a Camry and a CRV
Sep 12th 2017
17
SN...where did you get your hands on those old rides?
Sep 12th 2017
26
      A combination of eBay, Craigslist, and auto auctions.
Sep 12th 2017
27
           thx
Sep 12th 2017
31
100% disagree.
Sep 12th 2017
19
using iOS is more like driving a car w/all the nannies
Sep 12th 2017
21
The comparison to consumer cars is apt. Apple sells a lot of phones
Sep 12th 2017
23
smh
Sep 12th 2017
32
RE: iPhones aren't a 'techie' thing. They are pretty dumbed-down
Sep 12th 2017
37
most folks don't really buy them for techie stuff.
Sep 12th 2017
38
Depends
Sep 12th 2017
5
^^^^^
Sep 12th 2017
7
      Covered on the plan!
Sep 13th 2017
56
It's like asking Lauryn Hill if she's going to the Lauryn Hill show
Sep 12th 2017
6
i keep sayin niggas is finna get robbed nobody believe me tho
Sep 12th 2017
24
eh. for the first few months like every new iphone release.
Sep 12th 2017
25
Niggas about to give away their whole life savings to Apple.
Sep 12th 2017
29
*checks stock portfolio*
Sep 12th 2017
33
iPhone X should've been iPhone 8.
Sep 12th 2017
30
Because 7 ate 9.
Sep 12th 2017
35
      lulz
Sep 14th 2017
61
      haha, perfect.
Sep 18th 2017
76
pitiful responses. High-Tech would've done better
Sep 12th 2017
34
$1000 for a phone makes no sense to me
Sep 12th 2017
39
I ain't getting the X because I don't trust it to recognize nigga faces.
Sep 12th 2017
40
lol....we all look alike to Siri.
Sep 12th 2017
44
Nah
Sep 12th 2017
42
I sawed an Android phone do dat 28 years ago
Sep 13th 2017
46
not even if it was XXX and provided happy endings.
Sep 12th 2017
43
I see no point in plunking down a rack.....
Sep 12th 2017
45
If stores offer up free shit like last year I may consider. I can just ...
Sep 13th 2017
47
where the hell is Kira?
Sep 13th 2017
49
Nah!
Sep 13th 2017
50
I know someone who always cries broke but always got the latest phone
Sep 13th 2017
51
You can be broke but still rent a phone monthly.
Sep 13th 2017
52
NOPE, for now, for a few reasons
Sep 13th 2017
53
i'm gonna scoop an SE after Xmas.
Sep 13th 2017
54
If you need it get it then but if you wait...
Sep 13th 2017
55
*i'm* in no hurry but
Sep 13th 2017
57
      Downgrade to iOS 9
Sep 13th 2017
58
           I'll b fine.
Sep 13th 2017
59
SE = top 3, possible GOAT Apple product
Sep 15th 2017
62
      I have one with the 6s guts. Felt small at fordt
Sep 15th 2017
64
I agree with everything you said there except...
Sep 13th 2017
60
no, I'm coppin that Note 8
Sep 15th 2017
63
phones too damn expensive, in general
Sep 15th 2017
65
I'm gonna have this SE forever b
Sep 15th 2017
66
Imagine if we had this kind of post about cars
Sep 15th 2017
67
folks do a lot of talking/research when it comes to cars
Sep 15th 2017
68
We old school where $800 is a lot of money
Sep 15th 2017
69
it's not the same thing...
Sep 15th 2017
70
      its not overpriced tho.
Sep 16th 2017
72
           Just because people buy them...
Sep 17th 2017
73
SMH, my 6s charger port is jacked up
Sep 15th 2017
71
I will probably get Google pixel XL 2
Sep 17th 2017
74
Same.
Sep 18th 2017
75
me too probably, theyve ruined me with the finger print on the
Sep 18th 2017
78
Is it worth upgrading from a 7 to an 8?
Sep 18th 2017
77
IMO no. Unless you really want wireless charging.
Sep 18th 2017
79

Lurkmode
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1. "Nah"
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1000 nah

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2. "yep"
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3. "I'm glad I don't care about"
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having the latest and greatest phones. I'm android anyway, but still get older gen phones.

nah, you trippin

  

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15. "same"
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legsdiamond
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18. "I'm always a generation or 3 behind on phones"
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as long as it works I'm good

shut up already, damn

  

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36. "only reason I have these S7's "
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is my LG G4 died and my comp had the S7's basically on BOGO. I'll keep this phone until it dies.

nah, you trippin

  

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flipnile
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4. "iPhones aren't a 'techie' thing. They are pretty dumbed-down"
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Tue Sep-12-17 10:38 AM by flipnile

  

          

Folks that own iPhones don't give shit about technology. Go ahead and randomly ask someone with an iPhone what system they are running, what it's built on or even the specs of their device.

It's like calling someone with a stock Civic or Prius a "car enthusiast"

  

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legsdiamond
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8. "https://media.giphy.com/media/7pxbjzBpxzchq/giphy.gif"
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https://media.giphy.com/media/7pxbjzBpxzchq/giphy.gif

shut up already, damn

  

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flipnile
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9. "lol, That is true. I'm a techie by trade, so..."
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legsdiamond
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10. "oh, its obvious. I'm just fucking with you"
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shut up already, damn

  

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11. "Compared to what?"
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Please don't say Galaxy

  

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12. "A computer that one can actually code on, like a desk/lap top"
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Something like Raspberry Pi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/

But definitely not an expensive smartphone that doesn't even allow users to directly upload their own music.

The Android phones aren't 'techie' either. No smartphones are.

  

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13. "Are people still using their phone "
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to download music on?

Oh gosh

I'm old school, I still use my iPod video.

  

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legsdiamond
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14. "what else would we use? "
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shut up already, damn

  

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16. "Stream it"
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Loading music on your phone takes up so much space.

  

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legsdiamond
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20. "unless you have unlimited data that's a terrible idea"
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I use spotify premium..

I just download a few playlist for the road and stream over wifi

shut up already, damn

  

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22. "I stream all the time on Sprint's unlimited data"
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Only thing is the network is janky, so sometimes the stream doesn't load right or you get delays. But yeah, since I'm paying for unlimited I'm on YouTube all the time just to play music.

Second to YouTube, I dub vinyl to .wav files and load them onto an old android phone that has VLC on it.

  

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legsdiamond
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28. "if I had unlimited data I would stream more often"
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but still, I like the idea of not having to worry about connection speeds, etc when I go offline.

shut up already, damn

  

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41. "what I need space for? "
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apps?

more pr0n?

this shit fulla graffiti and pictures of my kids

gotta keep music and a good aux cord on deck, and some earbuds in case it's WEST COAST WEDNESDAY. fuck thaaaaaaat


but to each his own

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48. "photos and music"
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the fuck else you doing with all that space on a phone?

shut up already, damn

  

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17. "I'm a car enthusiast and I own a Camry and a CRV"
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But I also have
68 Camaro
72 Camaro
72 Corvette
82 Corvette

But you keep pretending that someone's daily driver is indicative of their hobbies or technical prowess.

PS: I also own and iPhone and am in charge of a pretty large state government IT infrastructure.

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26. "SN...where did you get your hands on those old rides?"
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I want to get into 'collecting' (read cop 1 for now lol) old muscle cars but i ain't tryin to break major bank

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27. "A combination of eBay, Craigslist, and auto auctions. "
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31. "thx"
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19. "100% disagree."
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>Folks that own iPhones don't give shit about technology. Go
>ahead and randomly ask someone with an iPhone what system they
>are running, what it's built on or even the specs of their
>device.
>


>It's like calling someone with a stock Civic or Prius a "car
>enthusiast"

A better car analogy would be Porsche PDK - its still fast, its still a sports car, you can still get that ass in hot water quick but the car will upshift and downshift quicker than you could even think of doing and it can be argued that automating this part of driving makes for a better experience. To that point think of all that technology and development that has gone into the PDK.

Non iphones are more akin to manual sports cars - everything mentioned above is true but you are instead in this case rowing your own gears. You have an added dimension of the driving experience to think about.

I work in tech. I've always tinkered and for me I give zero shits about the limitations of the iPhone. Is it better than everything else? No and not exactly, its just offering up a different user experience - its one where you want things to work with a minimal amount of additional input using a limited set of options. Further, most of the developers I have worked along side through the years use iPhones - I bring this up to counter your point that only non tech people use them.

Wanting a ton more customizable options on an iPhone is like complaining that you can't get the pancakes breakfast at the burger spot when you really wanted to go to the greek diner that has the pancake breakfast AND a burger special on the menu.


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21. "using iOS is more like driving a car w/all the nannies"
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i.e. traction control, stability control, etc

Some find those nannies intrusive and limiting while most don't mind because it makes the machine easier to use.

<-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><->
<-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><->

  

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23. "The comparison to consumer cars is apt. Apple sells a lot of phones"
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Over 41 million phones in Q3 of this year: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/01/apple-iphone-sales-q3-2017-41-million-iphones-sold.html


Just like Toyota and Honda sells copious amounts of Prius' and Civics.

I'm not saying Apple's hardware or software isn't solid, but it just doesn't appear to give much room to do anything outside of what's Apple-approved. Nothing even remotely interesting about the new features of the phone (unless you REALLY value keeping people from unlocking your phone): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/09/12/iphone-x-everything-know-apples-new-flagship-smartphone/

I'm a C/C++/C#/Python programmer that grew up during the era of building your own 386 computer and mail-order shareware, so admittedly the bar for "techie" is pretty high for me.

  

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32. "smh"
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37. "RE: iPhones aren't a 'techie' thing. They are pretty dumbed-down"
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As someone who often has to ask these questions, Android users can be just as OS stupid.

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38. "most folks don't really buy them for techie stuff."
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just like a lot of folks don't buy a benz for the performance. iphones are like other 'luxury' or high-end items. some folks feel special just from owning them. there's an exclusivity to iphones that android hasn't been able to match yet.

nah, you trippin

  

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5. "Depends "
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if it's included in my Apple upgrade plan. It's officially been a year so I can trade in my current phone now.

  

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7. "^^^^^"
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Navem nu, cuando sol
Tutu nu, vondo nos nu
Vita em, no continous non
Nos nu ekta nos sepe ta, amen

When the sun shades the ship
We sweat and life is not safe
To swim or to touch not
When we unite we hedge amen

  

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56. "Covered on the plan!"
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I'm getting it as soon as it's released

  

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6. "It's like asking Lauryn Hill if she's going to the Lauryn Hill show"
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Nah, you?

  

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24. "i keep sayin niggas is finna get robbed nobody believe me tho"
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like really walkin around wit $1000 phone
WITH your head down not payin attention
the streets finna be a mess

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25. "eh. for the first few months like every new iphone release. "
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and then before you know it the iphone will be like any ol' piece of tech - everywhere

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29. "Niggas about to give away their whole life savings to Apple."
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SMH.

All of that shit on the X seems extra.

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33. "*checks stock portfolio*"
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30. "iPhone X should've been iPhone 8."
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Tue Sep-12-17 02:21 PM by rorschach

  

          

8 is basically a lame duck smartphone because X is so far ahead of it and only a month off.

SN: Do tech companies have something against the number 9? I noticed Microsoft Windows skipped 9 too. What is that about?
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35. "Because 7 ate 9."
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61. "lulz"
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76. "haha, perfect."
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34. "pitiful responses. High-Tech would've done better"
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39. "$1000 for a phone makes no sense to me"
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that's nuts

  

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40. "I ain't getting the X because I don't trust it to recognize nigga faces."
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44. "lol....we all look alike to Siri."
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42. "Nah"
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Part of it is that I bought a 7+ outright when it came out less than a year ago. But also, I'm not really excited about it at all. And I'm a tech/gadget whore early adopter type. The iPhone X though, I've already seen all that. In Android phones. 4 years ago. It looks like a very nice phone, don't get me wrong. But I couldn't really care less about getting one right now. More excited about iOS updates. Will probably get the new Apple TV though.

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46. "I sawed an Android phone do dat 28 years ago"
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And the phone saw me and winked at me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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43. "not even if it was XXX and provided happy endings."
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45. "I see no point in plunking down a rack....."
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...for a phone that is updated with specs that Android based phones have been using for years now. Not impressed.



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47. "If stores offer up free shit like last year I may consider. I can just ..."
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Current phone for close to half anyway. I not even that impressed, Im gonna wait for a hands on.

I agree the price is ridiculous tho.

  

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49. "where the hell is Kira? "
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This is the one topic where dude sounds like he knows WTF he is talking about.

shut up already, damn

  

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50. "Nah!"
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I can take that G and buy stock in apple...
it looks like a glorified Samsung. I need to play with it.

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51. "I know someone who always cries broke but always got the latest phone"
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I bet she will have one.

shut up already, damn

  

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52. "You can be broke but still rent a phone monthly."
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53. "NOPE, for now, for a few reasons"
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The 5.8 inch increase means it's almost unwieldy in one hand and the notch does not blend in with the Apple's well known design aesthetic. Facial recognition doesn't give you the legal protection of a passcode meaning you'll be forced to unlock your phone if required by an authority.

It's a very bad value proposition for the average person as you pay for an advanced front facing camera with portrait lighting, HDR 10 content support, 1 million contrast ratio, neural engine, redesigned touch subsystem, and dramatically increased screen to body ratio. Around the 50 second mark you'll see mention of a redesigned touch subsystem that makes it more responsive to touch gestures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4wEI5zhHB0&feature=youtu.be

We're talking $1,149 off contract not counting tax. At that point you might as well buy a $329 iPad, get a Skype subscription, get a textplus subscription, and spend $495 a year for data on Straight Talk wireless. AppleCare+ is $200 for the iPhone X vs the standard $129. The actually cost of the 256 gb model counting Applecare is $1349 not counting tax. That's MacBook territory so let that sink in...

The iPhone 8 is worth it for anyone coming from an iPhone SE through the 6S. You get wireless charging, higher max brightness setting, a neural engine for AI, wide color gamut, wide color capture for photos and live photos, four LEDs with true tone flash for image capture, 4K video recording at 60 fps, 1080p video recording vs the 720p on both SE/6S, wireless charging, and fast charging.

I want the 8 personally but refuse to beta test an Apple device at launch. Wait until Christmas, New Year's day, or February to find quality deals for the all the devices. If sales are slow then you'll see incredible deals.

  

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54. "i'm gonna scoop an SE after Xmas."
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maybe a refurbished one at that.

the 8 is just too damn big. i need a phone that'll fit in my front pants pocket. i have a 5 now.

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55. "If you need it get it then but if you wait..."
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... Apple will upgrade the SE around March and by then Gen 2 iSE should see a $50 to $100 price drop. The Xperia XZ Compact is the android equivalent of the iPhone SE so look at that if you want an android device in the same size.

  

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57. "*i'm* in no hurry but "
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I expect since I'm not going to download the new iOS (bc it will kill this phone) I will have trouble using this thing in the coming months. That's been my experience in the past, at least.

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58. "Downgrade to iOS 9"
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>I expect since I'm not going to download the new iOS (bc it
>will kill this phone) I will have trouble using this thing in
>the coming months. That's been my experience in the past, at
>least.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-downgrade-to-ios-9/

If the phone starts getting unusable pick up a Moto E4 from Wal-Mart for $40 to get you through. The E4 is an entry level basic android smartphone without a compass, NFC, and the rest of the flagship features. It comes with Nougat and won't be updated to Oreo even though it went on sale this year.

Plenty of get you through until you have the bread for an iPhone options exist in Android world...

  

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59. "I'll b fine."
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I got it.

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62. "SE = top 3, possible GOAT Apple product"
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>the 8 is just too damn big. i need a phone that'll fit in my
>front pants pocket. i have a 5 now.

if you have a 5, and like it... you'll love the SE

  

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64. "I have one with the 6s guts. Felt small at fordt"
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But it's perfect.

shut up already, damn

  

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60. "I agree with everything you said there except..."
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the pondering about if sales will be slow. There is ABSOLUTELY no way sales will be slow. This is apple after all. They could dust off an old 3GS and put an X logo on it, and it'll sell.

The X will sell out for months on end (because they can only produce so many of them from what I read)--and therefore a lot of people will get the 8's--either because of X availability or the redic X pricing as you pointed out. Christmas will be the peak of the hysteria.

All that said, no way I'm copping that X unless a carrier runs a deal so good you couldn't turn it down--but to do that they'd be taking a big loss on the HW, 'cause you know Apple is going to charge them the same for it regardless.

  

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63. "no, I'm coppin that Note 8"
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because I had a Note 7, the S7 Edge I've been using since as the main was a placeholder, and Samsung is giving me over $400 to trade it in.

but as for the iPhone X... an Apple product taking this much risk is ONLY for the early adopters IMO

if I were a long term Apple user I'd cop either an SE, 6-7 (on resale) or a 8.

it's cool though.

  

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65. "phones too damn expensive, in general"
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I remember when all you had to do was be eligible for an upgrade, pay 199 or 299 for the device, and stay with your carrier for 2 more years.
now, all that paying full price shit is ridiculous. We were paying an extra 70/month for 2 iPhone 6's. I swore I wasn't buying another phone unless I HAD to. I've used my phone insurance to replace my phone twice, so I don't have insurance anymore. So, the only way I would get a new iPhone would be if something happened to my phone.

  

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66. "I'm gonna have this SE forever b"
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shut up already, damn

  

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67. "Imagine if we had this kind of post about cars"
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like trying to explain why a phone is the way it is

yeah part of it is marketing, but a lot goes into these things. I mean, Samsung somehow fit a Cintiq in your pocket for under $800 in 2012. Apple jams all this tech in here and then makes it easy on top of it, that's the crazy part.

i get it if you don't need what its offering, but idk what the hand wringing is about.

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68. "folks do a lot of talking/research when it comes to cars"
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shut up already, damn

  

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69. "We old school where $800 is a lot of money"
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>like trying to explain why a phone is the way it is
>
>yeah part of it is marketing, but a lot goes into these
>things. I mean, Samsung somehow fit a Cintiq in your pocket
>for under $800 in 2012. Apple jams all this tech in here and
>then makes it easy on top of it, that's the crazy part.
>
>i get it if you don't need what its offering, but idk what the
>hand wringing is about.

We're in a recession with a President and an administration that is pushing for austerity thus forcing our economy to tank while the rich benefit.

$800 is a lot of money when wal-mart has a smartphone for $40. $800 is rent in some places like expensive ass Seattle *gets mad thinking about this high ass rent*. $800 is car. $800 is car payment. $800 is enough money to build a desktop computer or buy a laptop. Technically it costs $975 with taxes for me so it's even worse. This ain't $20 we're talking about here...

Some of it are people that look at android and at the cheaper price. You can buy a used LG G6 and an Xperia X Compact for the price of an iPhone 8 256 Gb with taxes.

  

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70. "it's not the same thing..."
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because no car company has the profit margin of apple. Apple has 80% of the global smartphone profits, despite only having 15% of the market share. Think about that for a second. And they are DOWN...last year they made 92% of the profits with only 20% of the sales.

That's why all the hand wringing--it's not that apple makes a bad product or anything like that, it's that compared to the norm for the industry they are WAY overpriced. (you could argue, the industry norms are unrealistic, but that's a different conversation)

The closest car analogy would be if Tesla charged Bugatti prices for the model S.

  

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72. "its not overpriced tho."
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its market priced and people keep buying them. the market price hasn't gotten too high for apple to be concerned enough to lower the price. even with android phones selling way more devices, apple is still in great shape.

I really don't think apple wants everyone to buy their devices. if everyone has them, they're not exclusive anymore and lose the luxury aspect.

nah, you trippin

  

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73. "Just because people buy them..."
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Doesn't mean they aren't overpriced. It just means they know what the market will bear.

Whole Foods sells a lot of food, but it doesn't mean they aren't overpriced relative to other grocery stores.

  

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71. "SMH, my 6s charger port is jacked up"
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It's a 5 minute process to get the charger in just right so that it will charge, and getting worse by the day.

Shits basically becoming an old school landline phone/miniature desktop computer because I don't want to unplug it once I got it so it's actually charging.

I hate buying new phones, but it's time.

All this to say.....maybe. I'll look into the X, that's for sure. If I can get some kind of trade in that knocks a couple hundred off the 8 without them realizing the port is jacked(because, fuck Verizon), then that's probably what I'll go for. But the X is at least going to get a look.

  

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74. "I will probably get Google pixel XL 2"
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It will be announced on Oct 4th

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75. "Same."
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Copping that joint in the new year.

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78. "me too probably, theyve ruined me with the finger print on the "
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back

i dont think i can have a phone without that now lol

  

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77. "Is it worth upgrading from a 7 to an 8?"
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79. "IMO no. Unless you really want wireless charging."
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