changed my mind: won't be buying an X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by niji, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. niji, Sep 18, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017

    niji Contributor


    Feb 9, 2003
    i have a 6s now.
    have been looking forward to buying the iPhone X.
    according to the videos, it really looks like X has such a great fit/finish. i love the white/silver.
    its almost like its a german designed device.
    but today i changed my mind. i will wait another year.

    its not the notch actually (though i do hate it).
    it started when i was thinking about cabling actually.
    still having a MacBook Air, and, my entire cabling still therefore being USB-A based.
    i began looking at buying a Lightning-USB-C along with the 29W adapter for fast charging.
    but that doesn't make any sense of course, since i frequently charge my phone directly from the USB port of my MacBook Air (USB-A) port.
    since I'm always traveling i wanted to have 1 adapter that can fast charge my mac and my phone.
    i will purchase the MacBook after it updates next time.
    maybe by that time apple next year will include an adapter in that is USB-C type.

    my change of mind started with cabling but quickly again focused on the notch...

    and then the tradeoffs with the X when in landscape mode for viewing.
    then theres the "bar" at the base to go to the home screen. not very elegant for it to be present so much of the time.
    then i saw chris pirillo's video about the X. i think he is right in all the correct ways.

    my head again looks again at that stainless steel banded white/silver machine and can't wait to hold in my hand once it gets into the apple stores.
    but for now, i have decided to just keep my 6s another year.
    1 year to think about if the 2018 model will be called iPhone 9 or X.1 or whatever.
    and if the next version of X is still having apple embrace the notch.
    or is the next gen going to be able to have Touch ID underneath the screen? or will Face ID have caused the iOS Ui to be much more significantly developed than it is now?

    the thing is, i was also going to buy an X for my wife as well. she has a 5s now and really needs an update to her phone.
    but we bought an iPhone 8 for her tonight (pre-ordered). with an A11 chip that is as fast as the X benchmarks.

    the 8 is looking more and more like the winner.

    just 1 person's story.
  2. TravisPNW, Sep 18, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017

    TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    Welcome to the club.

    I'm going from the 6s Plus to the 8 Plus. A lot of the perma turds Chris pointed out in the video are exactly why I went with the 8 Plus. Don't care about Face ID. I prefer the Plus screen with Touch ID.
  3. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    Thank you. Better for people who know they want one to get a first crack at the iPhone X than the returns piling up for people who are unsure of themselves.
  4. ctbaz macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2014
    The way the decided to use the so called extra space on the X is why I am going with the 8 plus. Hopefully they get that resolved next year.
  5. iScone macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Good for you. The 8 is an amazing phone and it's important you get what feels right for you.

    I'll personally be getting an X because very little of what you said concerns me at all.
  6. wba1990 macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2015
    Birmingham, England
    I've also gone from 6s to an 8 Plus after being certain I would get the X

    Few different reasons (Notch, possible shipping delays, time having the phone before the next one out)

    Has anyone got a link to the video mentioned above please? Be interested to watch it
  7. ctbaz macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2014

  8. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Seems like your conscience is telling you what's right and what's wrong. I don't hate or love x. It's mutual thing. But what's important is that you are being a rational buyer for your case. X is great for some and x is bad for some. There is no right or wrong but to know that you have to be a rational about what you buy. Is it need? What is the value to you? Etc..
  9. mwhals macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2012
  10. niji thread starter Contributor


    Feb 9, 2003
    that it is. and thats great actually.
  11. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Certainly reasonable for anyone to not like the device. From everything I have seen, I love it though. I will enjoy it for now until the next revision comes out.
  12. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    You've clearly thought through what you need. I am not familiar with what you deal with regarding the cabling situation but you're not the first person to comment on it so apparently Apple's made a bit of a mess of things in this regard. You definitely have some sound reasoning going on and expressed yourself in a very respectable manner in my opinion.

    The only input I would give as someone going through a similar evaluation of my options is that I would not necessarily base any buying decisions on Chris Pirillo's rants at this point. He doesn't actually have the device yet, so as heartfelt as his perceptions may be, they are subject to change once he actually has practical experience with an iPhone X.

    For counterpoint, if we are going to consider Internet rants based on perceptions from the Keynote and eclectic sources, we may as well listen to this dedicated Apple fan, who also makes sense, but also does not have an actual X in hand either.

    Another You Tube reviewer, SuperSaf, has done both a pro X video and con X video. I'll post the links in a few minutes after I watch the pro one. He did a very good and rational video against the X.

    But again, he has not used it yet.
  13. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I couldn't be more excited for gesture based UI. It seems so much more natural to me to be able to swipe up to go home similar to how I swipe from the left to go back, etc. I think this could be my favorite iPhone ever because of the changes that many seem to hate.
  14. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    And you may change it again. Stay tuned;)
  15. KhunJay macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2013
    I ruled out the X simply because I never buy the first iteration of anything in tech….
    Im sure it has the potential to be great from the get go but the 8 will do me fine…
    X will be even better in years to come….no rush.
  16. FoxD macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2010
    It really should have Touch ID too. I feel the iPhone X is kind of like a public beta test....I too love the chrome and silver design so will be getting it but already feel it could be better based on what's missing. Excited to have a new form factor after owning the 6, 6 Plus, and 7 Plus.
  17. GrumpyMom, Sep 18, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017

    GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    SuperSaf TV's video against the iPhone X

    --- Post Merged, Sep 18, 2017 ---
    His video for buying it:

    Edit to add I just got finished watching all of his video on reasons to buy the iPhone X and a lot of them apply to the iPhone 8/8 Plus as well, so if you go that route, it looks like a good option, too.

    What I like about Saf is that he's had a lot of hands on experience with a wide variety of Apple and Android phones. He has developed a very competent methodology for comparing competing flagships. He addresses points of interest that most other reviewers fail to cover, like the audio recording quality on videos. When I put on headphones and listen to his reviews I can discover exactly how far short Apple has thus far fallen against the competition in terms of sound quality for video recording. He is very thorough and even though he's funny, he maintains an aura of dignity and integrity. But again...he does not yet have the device!

    There's very little that's truly solid on which to base a final purchase decision at the present time.
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I think that would partially defeat the purpose if the iPhone X had Face ID and touch ID. If Apple did that, then this wouldn't highlight a standalone feature like Face ID to be the primary. That's what Apple wants and that's what they're telling is the future. So I don't believe they both could coexist in the same iPhone.
  19. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    Which is why I'm going from the 6s Plus to the 8 Plus.

    I like the Plus screen
    I like Touch ID

    Perma turds like the notch could have been done a lot better. I don't care about Face ID.

    I don't buy the 1st gen either... which is why my first apple watch is on its way to me right now... the Series 3. Someone else can beta test the X and I'll check back in a year or two.
  20. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    For OP: Your reasons are sound and logical, well thought out, however you are still going to get the X.
  21. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    The 6s seems like the first phone that still feels modern quick in day to day tasks. I think my approach going forward will be to buy models that are a year or two old if Apple keeps that available. One can buy them for next to nothing on term pricing at the right time of year.
  22. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I enjoyed my fair share of laughs at the expense of the notch on the now missing Notch Art thread. The Notch is a polarizing and funky feature of the iPhone X.

    But I really wish Chris Pirillo had not coined the term Permaturd to describe it. We have this enormously juvenile, deprecating nickname for something that may end up being a non-issue or of consequence to only a few. This stupid turd of a term is going to linger on forum discussions permanently...see what I did there? o_O
  23. freepomme Suspended

    Oct 30, 2015
    Boston, MA
    I have the iPhone 6s. The only reason I'm getting an iPhone 8 is because I have scratches on my iPhone 6s that's the only reason.

    If my 6s had no cosmetic blemishes, I would stay with it.
  24. PBz macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2005
    PVB, Florida
    Been waiting years for the 10th Anniversary iPhone. I knew I would buy it no matter what Apple charged for it.

    Saw the mockup MKBHD had with the Unibrow and even commented that whoever gave him that mockup was playing a bad joke on him. Looks like the joke was on me.

    Do I love the idea of total screen to edge? Yup. Am I going to buy the X with the Unibrow? Nope. Add to the fact there are also concerns about what panel is being used and brightness and that is just icing on the No cake for me.

    FWIW, my wife is stoked and can’t wait to get it.I told her to make sure she she’s the big dent on the left in images and movies..she doesn’t care.. it’s to the edge she says. Each their own.

    I am still in shock Apple released that mockup.
  25. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    I pre-ordered my 8 Plus at 4am on launch day... my decision was made shortly after watching the keynote. Chris's and the other Youtube videos didn't play a part in my decision at all. I didn't watch any of these videos until yesterday.

    I did agree with a lot of the points he brought up though... and got some laughs out of his videos as well. One in particular... the swimming pool reference.

    You love to swim and the iPhone X is a beautiful swimming pool... but there's a turd floating in it.

    Would you jump in?

    I wouldn't... and didn't. :)

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