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    Here's the other point of view regarding the +$1000 price tag of the new iPhone X. It's really more for the aspirational person/luxury market folks. Folks who like to drive expensive cars...wear expensive $10,000 watches...wear the latest fashions...etc.

    The iPhone X may not be targeted at mainstream users. Basically it's a luxury product. Similar to the $8000-$10,000 first generation iWatch's that were made with 18k gold.

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    As far as I'm aware, only the US Apple reburbished store has them.
    Unfortunately for some Canadians that's the case, and heck, they don't even provide a listing or accress at their site:
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    Here's the other point of view regarding the +$1000 price tag of the new iPhone X.
    I was surprised when I was looking around yesterday that there isn't much difference in price between the latest cellphone releases between Samsung and Apple.

    As for absurd cellphone size, (and just add that to their price), I was amazed when looking at the recent hurricane and flood photos and videos as to just how many users were walking around or trying to do something ONE HANDED!! Their one hand was wasted holding onto their cellphone!! Gheese. How stupid. and what a waste of one's hand.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I was surprised when I was looking around yesterday that there isn't much difference in price between the latest cellphone releases between Samsung and Apple.
    I think both are experimenting with higher prices. Basically just how much will mainstream users pay for a smart phone.

    Like you said about folks in the hurricane area's...users are pretty darn attached to their smartphones. "Should I check Facebook or eat??" Lol

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    As I got Face ID on a new Iphone X works like a some kind of a 3d scanner. I've found that this guys from one of 3d scanners manufacturer offer that they can make an app for as they say "iPhone 3d scanner". Is it about Face ID, and how is it like? For me it's not comfortable to scan with a frontal camera.....

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    Basically just how much will mainstream users pay for a smart phone
    I was quite shocked the other day when reading that many users in China are hesitant to get one of the new iPhones, and especially for the reason — the price is close to or over what the average worker in China earns for an annual wage!!!

    And yet, their pride can make them go out and purchase one. Amazing and almost sickening to me.

    Odd, my old hand-me-down Samsung cell flip-phone works just fine for my few cell calls I make and my old used iPhone 2 works for any other navigation or other stuff I may need in the car. And, I've still got some pension money left to put on the table if needed. And pride as punch when doing so!!!




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    There is a massive market for high-end, high-cost phones. The pricing structure Apple is using will not impact their sales volume at all, but certainly will increase their profits and they know it. US, China, or any other market have more than enough consumers that won't blink at the price. And for those that do balk at price, there will be plenty that put it them on credit.

    Apples only concern needs to be the perceived and real value of the product they sell. If the masses like and want it, they will buy it. Me, I want a new iPhone badly, have the funds, but won't buy it due to poor styling choices made by Apple - specifically that nasty notch.

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    due to poor styling choices made by Apple - specifically that nasty notch.

    That "notch" really is surprising and maybe Jony Ives and his boys were more tied up with things at the new Apple Park to not have done something else and better???




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    Well I have decided since my current 7+ has AppleCare + until September of 2018 I have no plans to replace it. I was not impressed with the iPhone X. All that glass means I no long would have a place to grip at the bottom which I like. The price is impressive though - too impressive for me. I also do not see that big of an improvement in the 8 or 8+ to justify upgrading. The new processor sounds sweet but not for the price.

    Now the apple watch with cellular.... that I like. Ordered an Aluminum Space Gray with a loop band and cellular.

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    Now the apple watch with cellular.... that I like. Ordered an Aluminum Space Gray with a loop band and cellular.
    Actually, this is the first Apple Watch that I'm impressed with. I'm not sure how much T-Mobile will charge for a data plan as the wife and I are on the new T-Mobile "over 55" plan which gives unlimited everything for $60.00 month including taxes. If they would be willing to allow me to share data between the watch and iPhones, I would be more inclined to buy an Apple watch.

    I kind of like the new health monitoring gadgets that the watch provides - like heart and pulse rate. Good for lazy exercisers like me. LOL.

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    Well, maybe not.... I just read that the new Apple Watch with cellular has terrible battery life. Someone mentioned that it only gets one hour on battery when using cellular. Doesn't sound reasonable but who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Well, maybe not.... I just read that the new Apple Watch with cellular has terrible battery life. Someone mentioned that it only gets one hour on battery when using cellular. Doesn't sound reasonable but who knows?
    Where did you read that? From what I read it looks like it will get the same battery life as my Series 2 which is about two full days.

    I am not really concerned as long as it gets at least 18 hours with moderate use. I charge all my devices every night. I also do not plan to make calls on it as I don't like the "feel" of it. I always thought D. Tracy looked dumb. I also don't like the fact anyone can hear both sides of a conversation. I don't use the speaker phone feature on my iPhone much either.

    I just want the ability to not worry about where is my phone when I am working in different areas at work. We use the text feature to communicate and when I get too far away from my phone, I don't get the messages. Also I like to walk for exercise with my friend and like the feeling of being able to call for help if needed. We have had a couple of interesting run ins with not so interesting people..... The 911 feature does me no good if I am too far away from the phone which for now I carry it in my pocket.

    I read an article that said that Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T are going to charge $10/month and Sprint is $15/mo with a $5 per month deduction if auto bill pay is set up. I just wish my carrier - Sprint - offered a senior discount. I will be asking them about it. I have 3GB of data on my plan that I share with my husband. We never get close to using it. With wifi in my truck, at home and at work, I am usually in a wifi available area so I just don't use much.

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