iPhone X After 2+ years, I finally understand the X. It is a haughty device that panders to decadence

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kepler20b, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. kepler20b macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2014
    the x is camped in opulence, grace, and grandeur. A device of the future it is said.
    But the reality is that it a haughty irreverent piece of hardware that panders to the Most basic human emotions that Apple now says they are fighting. Device-attention addiction.

    Smartphones were first marketed as a handheld computer with the internet two taps away. Today that seems like an afterthought with the onslaught of features that no one really needs or used. Instead, these features are tearing apart the social fabric of society. Apple knows this. What exactly is the purpose of a screen time report?

    Everyday there is a new story of someone accidentally dying over a selfie. Or parents struggling over how to control iPad iPhone device addiction.

    The futureness of the iPhone as it is marketed is the sign we’ve reached peak iPhone. And peak mental and bodily sickness. For instance, futureness Of faceid as some 1000x order of magnitude technological leap in security that is necessary is simply an insulting user experience for 99.9% of people. It’s not faster. It’s not easier to use.

    Maybe to go back to the future we’ve got to go back into the past.

    Downgrade your device and perhaps you will unburden yourself from the technological sickness that enamates from the iPhone X, xs, and whatever 2019 notched phone they’ll sell.

    The x was a great experience because it pushes the user to justify sometime that’s completely unnecessary and toxic.

    I’m going back to the 4.7” phones and won’t part take in further poisoning my life and mind. Instead of living my life through the constructs of the device I will live outside it.

    For the sake of your brain, I hope you do too.
  2. Joe h macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2017
    I don't mind stealin' bread from the mouths of decadence
    But I can't feed on the powerless when my cup's already overfilled, yeah
    But it's on the table, the fire's cookin'
    And they're farmin' babies, while the slaves are all workin'
    Blood is on the table and the mouths are all chokin'
    But I'm goin' hungry, yeah
  3. martyjmclean macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  4. ray6712 macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2012
    Huh the difference between the X and the 4.7” IPhone is purely esthetic, the have primarily the same features and thus both are equally addicting!

    Using one or the other makes no difference!!
  5. mjschabow macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2013
    So you would then call the iPhone X the “iPhone Ex” because it’s no longer your phone?
  6. AppleHaterLover, Apr 22, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019

    AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    I'd give you 10 likes if I could.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 22, 2019 ---
    Dear OP,

    The issues you're bringing here ("selfie obsession", "addiction") etc. are things that have been going on at least since first iPhone with a selfie camera launched in 2010.

    The content you'll consume and the things you'll do on your 4.7 device are the same things you'd do on an iPhone X. You're just sad you have the same phone as everyone else and this is robbing you of your individuality. So you want to be a rebel, to not conform to the norm, to not allow yourself to be part of the "masses". That's OK, but that's more of a you problem than an iPhone issue. In 2007 you'd be an emo, in 2011 you'd be a hipster, and in 2019 you're an iPhone X naysayer on MacRumors which TBH is just sad.

    Which means you're wrong.

    Here's a list of beautiful words to keep up with the theme:

  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    An iPhone cannot be haughty and irreverent. Your OP reads like you were trying to write a perfume ad.

    All you had to say was, you want to return to using a smaller sized phone.
  8. NoBoMac, Apr 22, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019

    NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014

    That said, can get on the thought train.

    For me, the X family does not bring anything *I* really care about. Sure, FaceID is, to me, step above TouchID (eg. Try to unlock an iDevice with wet fingers, cooking, etc), but OLED is unimportant for me (not a gamer, nor videos on phone [and even then, liked LCD colors better than OLED demos at Apple store]).

    Camera: unimportant as I shoot DSLR, phone for spur of the moment.

    Add in that I'm an every 3yr replacer, not getting wound around the axle to have latest greatest.

    To be fair, there is always a phone that all the cool kids need to have (see: the candy bar phones Paris Hilton etal had back in the day [big screen! slider keyboard!; or Blackberries: I'm somebody, I need to check email every minute!).
  9. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    OP just took a page from Jony Ive's book of adjectives for a phone.

    "Courageous". "Unapologetic". "Inevitable". "Horological". "Aluminium".
  10. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Crying LOL!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
  11. Ralfi macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2016
    Wowee! :eek:

    What will the mods do with this one?...:confused:...Perhaps pass it onto the medical industry, informing them that 4.7” smartphones are the cure to everything.
  12. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
  13. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    Objects cannot be haughty…

    …but people certainly can be!
  14. NJHitmen macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2010
    Entertaining post and subsequent comments. I have no idea what kind of response OP was expecting, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't Temple of the Dog.
  15. smirking macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I'm amused by this twist on the technology is robbing us of our humanity warning. It's so specific in its prescribed harbinger of doom. It's not malice, greed, technology, or smartphones. It's the iPhone X.

    Anyway, I think he's trying to say that the iPhone X is the anti-christ. I guess that's why Verizon was selling them so cheap on Black Friday. I should have known the small print to the offer that they'll pay off half of the iPhone for me was inscribed with "the end is nigh if you accept this offer."
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I don’t think the OP transcended their thoughts very well, if you simply don’t like a phone for what has to offer or its size, then return it.
  17. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    iOS is the same on either form-factor so what burdens are you freeing yourself from? I guess you enjoy clumsy TouchID. That's ok. Me? I prefer modern tech. Roll on September so I can pre-order the next latest & greatest.
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I wouldn’t say touch ID is ‘clumsy’ at all. I think it works really well and refined maturely all the way up to the iPhone 8. I can understand those who really do appreciate touch ID versus Face ID, because they are drastically different, where I would say face ID has more disadvantages than touch ID, but Face ID is more secure. It just really is a matter of preference of what somebody chooses to use.
  19. decafjava macrumors 68030


    Feb 7, 2011
    Took the words, if not the bread*, right out of my mouth. Honestly I can spend too much time on my 2 year old 7 plus. fortunately I am only wasting time (actually working from home today) on my iMac.

    *I actually was eating an apple earlier...
  20. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    It really isn't about preference as all premium iPhone's come with FaceID. If you insist on using old tech, you have to buy an old device.

    TouchID was hopeless if you were in the gym for example. Moisture rendered the sensor useless. FaceID works anywhere & in any situation.
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I’m in the gym five days a week and touch ID rarely, if ever fails on me (I have the 8 Plus & Max), I get what you’re indicating with the damp fingers. But let’s be real, Face ID does _not_ work in any situation, even when you’re laying down, Face ID has trouble recognizing the user, because the facial muscles are relaxed, thus it won’t unlock. That’s been an example that’s been used many times others have struggled with Face ID on these forums.
  22. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    LOL, while you're at it, make sure to throw out your TV and your microwave and park your horse in the barn
  23. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Some people struggle with FaceID because they are not using it properly. They usually do something daft like having their eyes closed or hold it at an angle that will never ever work. That's not a tech issue, it's user error.
  24. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It seems to me, you want to ignore what others have struggled with Face ID, when it’s not perfect. When laying down, face ID does not always lock successfully, that’s been a known issue for quite some time. It’s not ‘user error’, that’s known as a ‘potential drawback’ to this new technology. Can I make the same insinuation if somebody has damp fingers and they use touch ID, and their phone won’t unlock, is that ‘User error?’ No. That would just be known as a drawback to that specific technology.

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