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Old 09-14-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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My last 4 phones have been iPhone but after seeing the what the new IPhones have to offer, I will be making the switch to the Samsung Galaxy S8. It offers everything that the IPhone X offers (if not better) for $350 less. I ordered mine yesterday straight from verizon for $650 after a $100 off promo code.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: NYC
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FaceID will backfire on Apple. A criminal can simply swipe your phone and in 3 secs force you to face the camera and unlock the phone.

A criminal won't want one because the police can easily unlock your phone now just simply making you pose in front of the camera.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As a permanent member of the terminally clueless, what's so special about this phone?
They are finally doing things on the iPhone that have been available on Android for years.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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I was in the market for a new phone and was waiting for this release. To be honest, the X doesn't really wow me. All the features are what Samsung had years ago. Not really enough to justify the $1K price tag IMHO.




I went Iphone 3, to a 4S to a 6.....I think my next phone will be a Samsung.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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One of the iPhone X's most touted features was its facial recognition feature. Unfortunately, at the Apple unpacking event (among other demonstrations), they were unable to get it to work, even after several attempts:

Apple's new iPhone has face recognition fail - CNN Video
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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One of the iPhone X's most touted features was its facial recognition feature. Unfortunately, at the Apple unpacking event (among other demonstrations), they were unable to get it to work, even after several attempts:

Apple's new iPhone has face recognition fail - CNN Video
Face ID didn't fail. They didn't have it set up beforehand in the phone he was holding.

iPhone X Face ID did not fail to recognise Craig Federighi at Apple event - Business Insider
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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Have had my I phone 6 s and no issues at all.

Might get the X for the camera.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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It is t me. iPhones are notorious for failing at 1 year. The people at att and the phone repair place have told me several times and I have friends with the same issues.

I have never heard this from any iphone users I know or from people who sell them. Weird. The only issues I have ever seen with iphones are when people drop them and crack the screens (which I have never done with any phone I used).

My 3 year old iphone is in great working order and doesn't have one scratch on it. I must just take good care of my phones compared to some.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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never understood the attraction of taking 'selfies'.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:36 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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It is t me. iPhones are notorious for failing at 1 year. The people at att and the phone repair place have told me several times and I have friends with the same issues.
1 year really does seem to unusual. FWIW, I believe you, but I've met folks who easily get 2 years out of their iPhones, with some using them up to 6 years. TBF, after the 2 to 4 year mark, things get slower, it can't support the latest versions of iOS, the newest features pushed through software, or some apps require the newer versions of iOS.


I have an iPod Touch 5 that still works, but there have been some games that now require ios8+ (I'm still on ios7.0.4). It's 4 years old, so it's truly a matter of time before the battery can't hold a charge.




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The "selfie generation" is iGeneration (Z). Most are going to need rich parents if they want this phone.

I'm fine with my 7, but the talking poop emoji on the X so is tempting. No, I can't afford it.
I'm trying to think if I ever spent $1000 on electronics in my day.... SNES (Super Nintendo) $200, and IIRC, I eventually had 10 games, at $60 each. Adjusted for inflation.. sounds about even. But then again, there are data plans with these phones, them kids likely play freemium games.
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