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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Where's this 'big leap'?

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    So $999 roughly comes to £750 at the current exchange rates but we are having to pay more to get it over here, why is it that a lot of companies think they can just get away with swapping out the currency symbol and rip us off.

    The iPhone 8 is $699 which is around £550 which would work out about the same contract price as an upgrade when mine is due next year, again though they will most likely just swap the currency symbol out with it.
    But (as I posted earlier) you have to add 20% VAT to the UK price, so that makes the UK equivalent £900 - so not far off the £999 retail price.
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Where's this 'big leap'?
    In the mind of the PR person who wrote the marketing hype.

    (Although he/she must have got something right as we are all talking about it )
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    I quite like it. More that quite, to be honest. But I can't justify it, my £200 phone will do for a little while longer. I'm not the target audience however.

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    That A11 chip looks crazy impressive, 30% more GPU power than the A10 chip at half the power, I know its had a die shrink but still.
    Amazes me every year now much more they can get perf wise from the chips.

    Apple designed GPU as well, wasnt expecting that so quick, Imagination techs lawyers are probably at the ready.
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Much ado about nothing!

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    So they still think they can charge at $1=£1.

    Remember, they put up their prices when the £ was below $1.20, it's now $1.32.


    Rip-off.
    No, remember the US price listed is ex tax due to different states having different tax levels, and the UK price is listed with VAT.
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    "The biggest leap forward since the original iPhone"

    The iPhone was hardly a leap forward when it first appeared.

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    The best thing is the addition of wireless charging, which if you've used it (I had it on my Nexus 5) is a frustrating thing to have to come away from (though USB-C somewhat mitigated it).

    Hopefully this will pull some other manufacturers away from the trend of aluminium-backed phones and wireless charging can become more popular again.

    The screen - meh, others have done it better and for a damn sight less (though I prefer this to the Galaxy S8's/Note 8's Edge).
    This.

    I absolutely love wireless charging and have pads dotted all over my house & office. Now apple are finally getting onboard hopefully we'll see more of an up take.

    I'll still be getting an LG V30 though, no iPhone shall pass my palms.

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    The iPhone was hardly a leap forward when it first appeared.
    Wat? It changed the industry, we went from flip / feature phones to full screen smart phones overnight.
    Sure there were smart phones out before that from the likes of Sony-Ericson but they were nothing on the iPhone.

    Gone were the Nokias of old and in were the iPhones / Android devices we love now.
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Wat? It changed the industry, we went from flip / feature phones to full screen smart phones overnight.
    Sure there were smart phones out before that from the likes of Sony-Ericson but they were nothing on the iPhone.

    Gone were the Nokias of old and in were the iPhones / Android devices we love now.
    This. I'm not an Apple fan but the first iPhone was revolutionary.

    If you don't believe me go onto YouTube and watch Steve Jobs presenting it for the first time. 90% of the features he talks about are now present in every single smart phone.

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    The sad thing is, millions will buy an iPhone X simply because they just have to be seen to have the latest and greatest smart phone. As long as people keep buying ridiculously expensive devices, manufacturers will keep churning them out and making fat profits from impressionable and gullible fashion victims.

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Them losing $6b, that is nothing compared to what they actually have money wise. Apple have a genius PR team, this phone will be sold out worldwide on release day.

    Chinese market will be replicating that phone soon enough.

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by Friesiansam View Post
    The sad thing is, millions will buy an iPhone X simply because they just have to be seen to have the latest and greatest smart phone. As long as people keep buying ridiculously expensive devices, manufacturers will keep churning them out and making fat profits from impressionable and gullible fashion victims.
    Whats sad about people spending there hard earned on a product they like?
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Whats sad about people spending there hard earned on a product they like?
    Nothing wrong with it.

    But lets be honest, it's fine paying for something with your hard earned cash. But let's be honest here, it's only worth £1,000 because it's an Apple product.

    If that was a Nokia, they'd only be commiting suicide in the smartphone market.

    Apple branding a toaster... it's more than likely it would be the most expensive toaster in the world and a first to have a finance plan.

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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Wat? It changed the industry, we went from flip / feature phones to full screen smart phones overnight. ...
    I had a full screen smartphone in April 2006; the iPhone didn't launch until June 2007. I bought an HTC Magic in mid 2009, and full-screen Smartphones were still a tiny minority of sales. Practically everyone asked me if my Magic was an iPhone when they saw it - there just weren't any other well-known smartphones. It wasn't long after I bought that Magic that Android smartphones got cheap enough to become mainstream, and that's when the industry really switched over.

    So the iPhone was neither the first of its type, nor an overnight industry changer. I don't doubt that it influenced the development of smartphones over those first few years, but its impact is definitely overstated...

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