The latest phones from Apple and Samsung show that these products are taking very different and diverging paths. Apple continues down some path that is striving for glitz and “a-ha / wow” technology; while Samsung seems to be putting more focus on phone practicality. Neither the ip8 nor the iPhone X has a single new practical feature to make my busy life easier. Meanwhile, customization on the Note apperars to be easy, and the pen is a great add for me (especially the side note feature). I will let you know how the transition goes... I still have an iPad and a MBP, so I will need to get them all to work together in some areas (to-do lists, etc.). Not worried about photos, since I have recently abaonded Photos and went to Google Photos, which is a great paltform. Won’t miss Siri, since that feature caused me more stress than it helped me. Might miss my Apple watch, but I've lived without one before and got along just fine. Plus, picked up an S3 from AT&T for $49 as part of a package. Might be good enough; I'll let you know how it compares to the Series 2.