Are you done with Apple?

BlueGreen1

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I am, after this keynote I am officially DONE, first it was the Mac Book Pro, I wanted the no touch bar version but found out it was a little less powerful than i wanted it to be and the TouchBar was better but more expensive so I dump the whole thing and got something else. I was hoping for a Iphone 7s Plus (8) and could not believe the prices, I don't do contracts or do that rent a phone for a year program crap. Iphones don't last long due to updates or use. Its not worth it any more, I will no longer purchase Apple products and move on without them, people who want to and have the money then its fine, but for me I can't justify the price. It's a phone not a kidney
 

eyoungren

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I'm done with new iPhones is all. Reasons for why can be found in many of my posts here so I won't risk being pummeled or moderated by mentioning those reasons again.

But I'm still going to use my PowerPC Macs, my iPhone 4s, my iPhone 5, my iPad Air 2 and for the time being my 6s+.

Upgrading to a different phone in the new year though.
 

TheIgster

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Didn't even really start with Apple. I was excited to see what they would bring out with all the rumours about the X version and was thinking about switching from Android, but after seeing the X, well, I don't think I'll be starting with Apple. Too bad. I was looking for a change for fun, but that X just doesn't do it for me. I can't see me getting an 8 and I certainly don't want to get a 7 now considering it is now 2 versions behind.

I'm going to hang out here and see what reviews look like for the 8 and X and see what people have to say about them on the forum when they get them in their hands, but think I'm sticking with my S7 Edge for now.
 

Starfyre

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Maybe I am just blind, but thinking about it now... $300 for a near iPhone 8 form factor with all the plus features plus better screen actually doesn't sound like a bad idea.

It's either X or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with Infinity Edge.
 
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AppleZombie

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I think phones in general have reached their peak. Think about it, other than price and outer design, what could Apple have really done to make this new 8 or X better than the 7?

I've tried to go Android but there is just too much going on in that OS. I will just get a 7+ 128 gb and forget about phones until the updates kill it.
 

timeconsumer

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I am, after this keynote I am officially DONE, first it was the Mac Book Pro, I wanted the no touch bar version but found out it was a little less powerful than i wanted it to be and the TouchBar was better but more expensive so I dump the whole thing and got something else. I was hoping for a Iphone 7s Plus (8) and could not believe the prices, I don't do contracts or do that rent a phone for a year program crap. Iphones don't last long due to updates or use. Its not worth it any more, I will no longer purchase Apple products and move on without them, people who want to and have the money then its fine, but for me I can't justify the price. It's a phone not a kidney
Everybody uses their phones differently and has different expectations of what a phone should or shouldn't do. Your perception of the new iPhones is that the value isn't worth it, that is fine. I'm slowly moving in this direction, but iOS is still the best mobile OS in my opinion. When Apple announces a new iOS release, all iPhones (that are supported) get the update on Day 1. The only real alternative is Android and those updates can take so long that in order to get the new OS sometimes it's faster to buy a new phone from the same manufacturer. If this is something you value, then iOS is going to be the best option. But for the most part, I agree with you that phone prices aren't worth it any more and with that being said, I will probably be "downgrading" from a 7 to an 6s/SE because I want to stay with Apple because of iOS.
 

AppleZombie

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Maybe I am just blind, but thinking about it now... $300 for a near iPhone 8 form factor with all the plus features plus better screen actually doesn't sound like a bad idea.

It's either X or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with Infinity Edge.
Except FACE ID.
 

BlueGreen1

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Everybody uses their phones differently and has different expectations of what a phone should or shouldn't do. Your perception of the new iPhones is that the value isn't worth it, that is fine. I'm slowly moving in this direction, but iOS is still the best mobile OS in my opinion. When Apple announces a new iOS release, all iPhones (that are supported) get the update on Day 1. The only real alternative is Android and those updates can take so long that in order to get the new OS sometimes it's faster to buy a new phone from the same manufacturer. If this is something you value, then iOS is going to be the best option. But for the most part, I agree with you that phone prices aren't worth it any more and with that being said, I will probably be "downgrading" from a 7 to an 6s/SE because I want to stay with Apple because of iOS.

Your right, I'm getting a 128gb se but that would be all and NOTHING ELSE.
 
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deannnnn

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I am, after this keynote I am officially DONE, first it was the Mac Book Pro, I wanted the no touch bar version but found out it was a little less powerful than i wanted it to be and the TouchBar was better but more expensive so I dump the whole thing and got something else. I was hoping for a Iphone 7s Plus (8) and could not believe the prices, I don't do contracts or do that rent a phone for a year program crap. Iphones don't last long due to updates or use. Its not worth it any more, I will no longer purchase Apple products and move on without them, people who want to and have the money then its fine, but for me I can't justify the price. It's a phone not a kidney
If you do the "rent a phone for a year program crap" then you're paying half the price, assuming you upgrade every year. Not sure how that's a bad thing if you're going to upgrade your phone every year anyway. The iPhone X essentially costs $500 through this program.
 

kazmac

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Nope. Not at all. I learned my lesson the hard way, trying the competition. As long as Apple makes phones and computers I can use, I'm hanging around.

I am not upgrading since Apple got a huge chunk of change from me this Spring and Summer.

If I still had my 6s, I may have considered a X for the smaller size, screen and battery life, but no.
 

Zackmd1

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After the keynote I can safely say that I am done with iPhone (not apple in general but the iPhone for sure). $50 price increase on iPhone 8 for what? Wireless charging that $300 phones include? Glass and aluminum body that $200 phones include? Same basic design since 2014 with little to no UI improvements in IOS....

iPhone X had potential but the poor Face ID implementation (really, a flood light for it to work in low light? Don't ever use that crap in a movie theater unless it is IR based which they are not clear about) and overall lack of touch ID is a no go not to mention the price.

The real telling thing for me was that quote they used to conclude the keynote. They truly believe they are ahead of the market with iPhone X when in reality, most of the iPhone X features have existed for some time on other flagship phones... And that $999 price tag... Android is on par with IOS unlike previous releases and there are phones on par or even slightly better in my opinion for hundreds less the the iPhone X. They are also more available then the X.

So in the end I do think Apple has lost its ability to make the iPhone a complelling product and are only surviving because of their loyal fan base now.
 
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UKapple

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Was really wanting to come back to the iPhone this year after quite I few years of android (currently have a S8+) but after the keynote I feel completely underwhelmed. That notch at the top of the display that cuts out full pictures and that camera bump that just sticks out is pure ugly...they done it for me. Finally that price tag is totally absurd...until people start voting with their feet and money....expect more of this from Apple.
 

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Didn't even really start with Apple. I was excited to see what they would bring out with all the rumours about the X version and was thinking about switching from Android, but after seeing the X, well, I don't think I'll be starting with Apple. Too bad. I was looking for a change for fun, but that X just doesn't do it for me. I can't see me getting an 8 and I certainly don't want to get a 7 now considering it is now 2 versions behind.

I'm going to hang out here and see what reviews look like for the 8 and X and see what people have to say about them on the forum when they get them in their hands, but think I'm sticking with my S7 Edge for now.
Are you at all jazzed about the Google Pixel 2 XL? I'm hoping it's design is similar to that of the V30. Now THAT'd be a phone I'd put my money towards.

Of course, unless Google follows Apple and charges $999. :D
 

Barnfather

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I'm not done with Apple. I love my current kit - I just wanted a compelling reason to upgrade my phone or watch (didn't get one). I have an older iMac which I use all the time and just realised that the new iPhone X is broadly the same price as a brand new iMac....that puts things into context I think
 

Septembersrain

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I'm done with iPhones until Apple and Qualcomm make up. The Intel modem in my 7 Plus has caused me nothing but grief. I'm not going to spend all this money up front to get the Qualcomm version just because I'm on T-Mobile.

I started with Android. So going back won't be that bad for me.
 

parseckadet

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iPhone X had potential but the poor Face ID implementation (really, a flood light for it to work in low light? Don't ever use that crap in a movie theater) and overall lack of touch ID is a no go not to mention the price.
How can you possibly know Face ID is a poor implementation? Nobody has used it yet. And the flood light thing was just for illustration. It all uses infrared light. He said it's all invisible to you.
 
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TheIgster

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Are you at all jazzed about the Google Pixel 2 XL? I'm hoping it's design is similar to that of the V30. Now THAT'd be a phone I'd put my money towards.

Of course, unless Google follows Apple and charges $999. :D
I'm not sure where to go when my contract is up with my S7 Edge. Like I said, I really wanted to try iOS and was looking for something different. I had the 6P and as much as I like Android, I really find raw Android to be boring. Although they are including a theme engine with Android Oreo so who knows, maybe it will be better. I'm one of the ones that likes TouchWiz on Samsung phones. It's a great experience as of the 7 series and on and is much faster and looks great.

Really torn now after seeing the X, as I will NOT buy a phone with that notch on top. EVER.

Edit: I am considering the Huawei Mate 10 Pro with their Kirin 970 chip that is supposed to outperform this just announced new Apple chip. It looks like an awesome phone. Oh...and no notch :)
 
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uwdude

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I agree, there is really nothing here that the s8 doesn't have for 749, so the 250 extra is pure apple tax. This whole thing is like Apple saying "ok we will give you what is in the Samsung, but our profit margins have to be higher at 30% so you're going to have to pay a lot more."
 

caligurl

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If you do the "rent a phone for a year program crap" then you're paying half the price, assuming you upgrade every year. Not sure how that's a bad thing if you're going to upgrade your phone every year anyway. The iPhone X essentially costs $500 through this program.
Except this year you are paying more than 1/2 the phone you currently have before they are even available to order.
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I agree, there is really nothing here that the s8 doesn't have for 749, so the 250 extra is pure apple tax. This whole thing is like Apple saying "ok we will give you what is in the Samsung, but our profit margins have to be higher at 30% so you're going to have to pay a lot more."
I've spent more than $250 on apps. I like the convenience of all my devices (imac, ipad, appletv and iphone) working together.) for me and my family, switching to another eco system would be very expensive!
 

uwdude

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Except this year you are paying more than 1/2 the phone you currently have before they are even available to order.
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I've spent more than $250 on apps. I like the convenience of all my devices (imac, ipad, appletv and iphone) working together.) for me and my family, switching to another eco system would be very expensive!
I understand what you are saying, although my iTunes music library can be had on my android phone, and I'm currently using my android phone to control my apple tv with a free app, even wakes up the Apple TV and television just like the real remote. There is life outside the Apple bubble now, it's not like it used to be.