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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Have a look at the comparisons here Bob:
    https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

    As for pricing, all I can say is just absurd!! Crazy absurd!!! Especially the Canadian pricing!!





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    Thanks Patrick. It looks like my iPhone 8+ will be the last phone I use.
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    So, is the XR bigger, than the XS, just cheaper components?
    There are quite a few differences. The XR body is aluminum whereas the other two are stainless steel, LCD display compared to OLED, less built in memory, and some others. Take a look at the link Patrick included.

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    As for pricing, all I can say is just absurd!! Crazy absurd!!! Especially the Canadian pricing!!
    Don't feel slighted Patrick. The UK and European prices are also inflated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Have a look at the comparisons here Bob:
    https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/

    As for pricing, all I can say is just absurd!! Crazy absurd!!! Especially the Canadian pricing!!





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    Unfortunately with most people just renting their phones these days instead of buying them outright the extra monthly cost probably won't be enough for most people to put off upgrading so Apple won't see enough of a slowdown in sales to feel they need to drop their prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    LOL, only our rich compadre from Louisiana can afford those prices. Of course he might have to sell his hat collection first!
    ROTFL. Clearly you have some other compadre from Louisiana in mind.

    Given that the hat collection has not arrived to be sold off, perhaps you could loan me some of that Texas oil money. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    There are quite a few differences. The XR body is aluminum whereas the other two are stainless steel, LCD display compared to OLED, less built in memory, and some others. Take a look at the link Patrick included.
    When you say memory, you mean???? Storage or RAM?

    Yeah, I looked at his link.
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    When you say memory, you mean???? Storage or RAM?
    Memory = Ram. The XL entry model will have a capacity of 64 GB. My 7+ has a 128 GB capacity, however, I'm only using around 20 GB. For me, the entry model XL would be okay as far as storage space is concerned.

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    For me, the entry model XL would be okay as far as storage space is concerned.

    I'd probably drown with that much considering my old iPad 2 which I don't use too much only has 16GB I believe, and it sill has lots of room available.

    But I doubt that I'll ever need or use an iPhone.




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    On my iPad one and iPad air I only have 16GB storage and often run out. On a phone for basic stuff it would be different but so many today use their phones like iPads so the more storage the better.

    The only reason I opted for the 16GB option with the Air was limited $$$ available at the time.
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    On my iPad one and iPad air I only have 16GB storage and often run out.

    Just like my 16GB iPad 2 and one of the reasons I jailbroke it so I could use a "cleanup" app to remove all surplus localization languages and some other surplus stuff that saved several GB's of space. Yes, that was with iOS 7.x. Haven't bothered lately as I use it so little and have space available.


    EDIT:
    Of course now, there are several other tricks you can try to increase your iOS storage space, like this if it still works:
    IPHONE STORAGE SPACE CAN BE DRAMATICALLY INCREASED BY TRYING TO RENT AN ITUNES FILM
    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-a6963856.html










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    I originally thought so, but after looking around the market there's not that much difference when you look at *current* flagships. And don't mistake, the XR might not be the flagship of flagships, but it is going to be one of the best phones in the world.

    Compared to other phones, LG has a phone that was almost identical in shape and function to the X that is $750 right now (G7 ThinQ). The Galaxy S9 is about $700, and that's after it just dropped by $150 since the Apple announcements. While on paper it's one of the best deals out there, if you've ever used Samsung you know their 'add on' UI is laggy and their phones typically full of bloatware.

    And, you'll never get updates for it 3 or 4 years from now like you do with iPhones. How many people you know still using a Galaxy S6? Those are iPhone 6S era Samsungs, they are worthless garbage now while the iPhone 6S is still used by many and still has significant resale value. Those Samsungs are on Android 7, if their carrier was good enough to roll it out in the summer of 2017. Google is about to roll out Android 9. My 6S is on 11.4.1 and will get 12 when it rolls out, assuming I don't upgrade.

    Then you have the ecosystem you're buying into. Apple sells hardware, Google sells its customers data. Apple protects your privacy and security, Google sells it.

    i.e. https://www.fastcompany.com/90236195...is-now-privacy

    "Apple is now also enforcing its strict privacy protection policies on third-party developers. The company recently forced Facebook to remove its Onavo Protect VPN app from the App Store because Facebook was using it to create a log of every website an Onavo user went to (the app is still available for Android devices). "

    The updates, security, privacy, long term value, fastest SoC on the planet, huge supporting market, these things go beyond just a spec sheet and have pretty much removed any question in my mind as to their value.

    For me, my only question is, iPhone 7+, 8+, or Xr?
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    For me, my only question is, iPhone 7+, 8+, or Xr?
    Oh, my friend, c'mon. No comparison. XR, it's got to be?

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    EDIT: The XR doesn't support 3D Touch; but then again, how many really used it and how many will miss it?

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    How many people you know still using a Galaxy S6? Those are iPhone 6S era Samsungs, they are worthless garbage now while the iPhone 6S is still used by many and still has significant resale value.

    Interesting point, and supported here where only five countries are shown using the Galaxy S6 in their country lists, yet the iPhone 6S is listed in almost every country and near the top with very few exceptions.
    https://deviceatlas.com/blog/most-popular-smartphones

    I also read the other day that the iPhone 6S was close to still being one of the most popular cellphones in North America and often in # 1 or #2 position.

    I guess my wife fits right in with here's she's happy with, and yes it was purchased used with a factory installed new battery.




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    Oh, my friend, c'mon. No comparison. XR, it's got to be?
    Have to agree Ian, love those new colors and the lower price. The only thing I'm not so keen on is the larger size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Interesting point, and supported here where only five countries are shown using the Galaxy S6 in their country lists, yet the iPhone 6S is listed in almost every country and near the top with very few exceptions.
    https://deviceatlas.com/blog/most-popular-smartphones

    I also read the other day that the iPhone 6S was close to still being one of the most popular cellphones in North America and often in # 1 or #2 position.

    I guess my wife fits right in with here's she's happy with, and yes it was purchased used with a factory installed new battery.




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    Fascinating list. Pretty effectively proves that people keep their iPhones, not so much their Android phones. I don't think I stuck with any Android more than a year at a time, at which point something always seemed to go wrong. The 6S' we have are still good phones in terms of usage, but the batteries are getting flaky below 20% and mine has screen burn in where the Apple logo pops up. Must've done that during an OS upgrade. The wife really wants a bigger phone, and I'm traveling so much I'd like a bigger screen to watch movies and such on.

    Anyway, we just got back from the Apple store and have two brand new iPhone 8+ 64GB models. I have to give up my aux jack, but I'm keeping my home button for now.
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