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

    Glass and surgical steel design based around a 5.8-inch OLED HDR screen costs from $999.
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    I can not wait!!! Apple take my $$ the BLACK X is calling my name.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FromUSA View Post
    I can not wait!!! Apple take my $$ the BLACK X is calling my name.
    I think I must be going deaf....


    Can't see any compelling reason to upgrade from my Iphone7 which still does all I need from a smartphone. I guess the additional processing power is required to do the facial recognition thing, and while the home button may have gone (which may or may not be an improvement, depending on your POV) it has gained an extra side button to activate Siri.
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    I'd like to say that surely this time it is at a price point that will make people stop, think, and then decide against it, but unfortunately I know that some people (particularly those who see it as a status symbol) will still be willing to pay it anyway despite how ridiculously high it is.

    Personally, I just can't fathom how anyone can justify to themselves that paying such an amount is worth it.

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

    A bit on the pricey side that X variant.. By the way the iPhone SE is £299 at Argos and Currys/PCWorld.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    I just can't fathom how anyone can justify to themselves that paying such an amount is worth it.
    Because most people can easily afford £55 per month as a status symbol, and Apple will happily finance you the product on a 24 month plan.

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

    I thought half of that price was quite a lot to pay for a phone, but I accepted it with the fact it is a mini computer and will last me two years. 1k? no thanks, just no.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Because most people can easily afford £55 per month as a status symbol, and Apple will happily finance you the product on a 24 month plan.
    There's usually an upfront cost of a few hundred in addition to that too though, which reinforces my lack of understanding.

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

    I am going to upgrade my 6s to the 8 I think.. 300 Squid for a better screen is just a no deal for me

    The X is just an 8 with a better screen when it comes right down to it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    There's usually an upfront cost of a few hundred in addition to that too though, which reinforces my lack of understanding.
    The prices include an interest charge, so they're making bank.

    Gotta give it to Apple, they've made an absolute fortune from nothing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    The prices include an interest charge, so they're making bank.

    Gotta give it to Apple, they've made an absolute fortune from nothing.
    Apple doesn't provide the credit - there are two credit plans available via Apple, one provided by PayPal, the other by Barclays.

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    If you buy in a UK Apple Store, it can be bought on 20 months interest free credit (as can the 8 and 7)
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    Re: Apple iPhone X 'the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

    does the faceID actually work though?
    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/12/watc...demo-fail.html

    guess not.


    I'm sure it was just a glitch to do with the stage lights or something. don't think it would affect them that much.
    https://twitter.com/ArdCB/status/907689641205051393

    hmm. $6billion wiped off stock value.

    that could have gone better..

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

    You really have to watch videos with a "dent" in them?

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

    Wow, I did not expect them to actually charge a grand for a phone. If it was a limited edition, maybe, just maybe, I could let them justify it but nope, it's ridiculous what companies are charging for phone prices now. I paid £600 for my Samsung S8+ and even then I feel that was overpriced - this is simply daylight robbery!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulti View Post
    Wow, I did not expect them to actually charge a grand for a phone. If it was a limited edition, maybe, just maybe, I could let them justify it but nope, it's ridiculous what companies are charging for phone prices now. I paid £600 for my Samsung S8+ and even then I feel that was overpriced - this is simply daylight robbery!
    Damn straight. It looks very good and the marketing will be second to none but my S8 is pretty damned good and was nowhere near a grand. It's a lot of money to ask and it will probably make a lot of people who would otherwise go straight for the iPhone consider those Android phones on the next shelf. There's too much decent competiton for them to price like this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Personally, I just can't fathom how anyone can justify to themselves that paying such an amount is worth it.
    Well, I'm on the 5S still, and slowly coming around to thinking about upgrading my phone to a newer model. I will only buy the handset, no contracts, so it doesn't really work out that expensive once you factor in I keep a phone for longer.

    With that said.... one grand for a phone? Not going to happen. I'll go back to Android.

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