iPhone X $1000 for the iPhone X turned out to be a heck of a deal.

Phone Junky

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Last year when the X came out all you heard was how expensive it was and how it would be 'cheaper next year'. Well, here we are next year and the XS is the same price as the X was. The upgrades aren't that earth shattering to want the new model. So hindsight being 20/20, the X is the best money I've ever spent on an iPhone since I will get at least 2 years use out of it.
 
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Last year when the X came out all you heard was how expensive it was and how it would be 'cheaper next year'. Well, here we are next year and the XS is the same price as the X was. The upgrades aren't that earth shattering to want the new model. So hindsight being 20/20, the X is the best money I've ever spent on an iPhone since I will get at least 2 years use out of it.
Considering that we had to sell a kidney and our firstborn last year for the X, I expect to use my X for at least 3 years.
 

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Last year when the X came out all you heard was how expensive it was and how it would be 'cheaper next year'. Well, here we are next year and the XS is the same price as the X was. The upgrades aren't that earth shattering to want the new model. So hindsight being 20/20, the X is the best money I've ever spent on an iPhone since I will get at least 2 years use out of it.
I would argue the 8+ was the better buy. Get a top of the line phone with wireless charging, fastest processor, dual cameras for $800. Next year, you can upgrade to a similar sized phone with FaceID and improved specs for $1100. Or keep your 8+.
 

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Considering that we had to sell a kidney and our firstborn last year for the X, I expect to use my X for at least 3 years.
That's part of my point. You still have to sell a kidney and your firstborn and more this year for the new phones that aren't that much different than last years model. I'm glad they aren't that much different so I'll happily use the X for 2 years. If, by some chance, Apple comes out with some awesomely different new phone next year, I'll at least have 2 years use from my X whereas the XS owners will be wanting to upgrade after only getting one year out of their phones.
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If you like to repeatedly get bent over a barrel and take the big one from Apple then yes it's a heck of a deal...
Using the phone for multiple years does not constitute 'repeatedly' getting bent.
 

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Last year when the X came out all you heard was how expensive it was and how it would be 'cheaper next year'. Well, here we are next year and the XS is the same price as the X was. The upgrades aren't that earth shattering to want the new model. So hindsight being 20/20, the X is the best money I've ever spent on an iPhone since I will get at least 2 years use out of it.
Yea, it was such a heck of a deal that Apple dropped it !

What a deal !!/s
 
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Yea, it was such a heck of a deal that Apple dropped it !

What a deal !!/s
Let's think about it a minute. Do they really need the old X in the lineup?

They have the 7 as the entry level option, 8 and XR for midrange, and Xs for high end.

I see no reason to have continued to offer the X.
 

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If, by some chance, Apple comes out with some awesomely different new phone next year, I'll at least have 2 years use from my X whereas the XS owners will be wanting to upgrade after only getting one year out of their phones.
This has always been the debate about upgrading on the “new release” cycle vs. the “S” cycle. The new releases are the latest and greatest but might have the same bugs any first generation tech might have. The “S” cycle has been refined, slightly improved, but is year-old tech. There’s no reason someone with an XS can’t hold onto it for 2+ years. And nowadays I think upgrading even after 2 years is too soon based on how slowly tech advances compared to a few years ago, but that’s just me.
 

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Let's think about it a minute. Do they really need the old X in the lineup?

They have the 7 as the entry level option, 8 and XR for midrange, and Xs for high end.

I see no reason to have continued to offer the X.
Yeah lets..

Could've continued the 8/8+ as the entry level, X as the next level up ( discounted, not discontinued ) etc etc..

When a company completely eradicates a *new* design from it's line up within 1 year of launch, it's telling!
 

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Yeah lets..

Could've continued the 8/8+ as the entry level, X as the next level up ( discounted, not discontinued ) etc etc..

When a company completely eradicates a *new* design from it's line up within 1 year of launch, it's telling!
The iPhone 8 is only a year old. At most Apple would only have discounted it $100 like they do. And it still would have been expensive.

Even the SE, when released, had tech that was a year and a half old, as an entry model.

The 7 makes more sense to offer as a cheaper, entry level model.
 

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Yeah lets..

Could've continued the 8/8+ as the entry level, X as the next level up ( discounted, not discontinued ) etc etc..

When a company completely eradicates a *new* design from it's line up within 1 year of launch, it's telling!
All it's 'telling' is that if they kept the X and discounted the price, it would eat into sales of the new, and not so much different, XS.
 

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I would argue the 8+ was the better buy. Get a top of the line phone with wireless charging, fastest processor, dual cameras for $800. Next year, you can upgrade to a similar sized phone with FaceID and improved specs for $1100. Or keep your 8+.
I have the 8 plus and am very satisfied with the performance, but got myself a x max anyway. Let’s see how that second gen Face ID works out.
 

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All it's 'telling' is that if they kept the X and discounted the price, it would eat into sales of the new, and not so much different, XS.

What is more “telling” is that you don’t realize if Apple had discounted the X by $100 as they usually do, it would still be $899...more expensive than the XR with newer technologies and still costing more than what average consumers would consider paying.
 

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This thread pretends the XR doesn't exist.

And that A12, 4GB RAM, IP68, 1/2.5" sensor, etc. are worthless.

Carry on.
 
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This thread pretends the XR doesn't exist.

Carry on.
What I just realized is that with Apple’s offerings this year, consumers can still get a top notch phone with TouchID if it’s a requirement, yet also allowing those ready to move onto FaceID to have a cost effective model.

I’m beginning to think Apple is smarter than all of us put together. :apple:
 

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To be honest I think buying an X or 8 this year is the real good deal considering how indifferent they are spec wise. Paying a grand for a mobile phone is never a good deal in my eyes and seeing the price drops on last year’s models now I think this year is the time to pick up a really good smartphone.
 
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