CNET do the normal work person care about the iPhone X?

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  1. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    Ha - I love this exchange! :D

     
  2. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    This right here is 90% of people, not the small minority of techies that care about rooting or default apps etc.
     
  3. titrau macrumors 65816

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    Dam .... apple need to make a perfect iphone next yrs 2018 if they dont want to be next NOKIA ....
     
  4. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    I don't understand your question. Did you intend to say "Does the normal work person care about the iPhone X?
    What was the purpose of starting your question with "CNET"? I really don't understand what you wanted to say.
     
  5. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65832

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    At the end of the day, the 10 will still sell like hotcakes and break yet another apple sales record
     
  6. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    The truth may hurt for some.

    But I'm gonna try to get my hands on one. Hope the iPhone X hype train doesn't run out of coal for me before preorders begin and release day.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Why would you even compare Apple to Nokia? Not even close to being relevant to each other. Not to mention, there's no such thing as a perfect iPhone and that's not what makes the iPhone experience better. It's creating the user experience within the operating platform, hardware is only superficial.
     
  8. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    Makes me feel a little more comfortable I might be able to get an X in 2017!

    On a serious note, smart phones have been 'good enough' for most users for some time now, and I think the high number of iPhone 6 users polled reflects this pretty well. Most people don't care to change their phone every year, even every two years isn't a priority it would appear.

    The iPad reached this point much more quickly than the iPhone has. It will be interesting to see how Apple adapts when their goose stops laying golden eggs with quite such frequency.
     
  9. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I think most normal people don't care about the iPhone X. It's too expensive and they don't care about oled panels or face ID. They want an iPhone but not the X.

    I have a colleague at work she told me she'd heard about the thousand pound iPhone and she didn't want it. She wasn't kean on facial recognition. I told her to get her iPhone 8 which will be a nice upgrade from her iPhone 6.
     
  10. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

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    yes doesn't surprise me at all. I'd argue that most people don't require a smart phone at all. A number of my work colleagues who have works phones don't care either, what ever they can get for free and as long as they don't have to pay for it...Fair enough, makes sense to me.

    I'm simply getting one as it helps with our hand-me-down plan to the children....Well that is my excuse, just getting one because I can.
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Well my mom is due an upgrade and wants an iphone as thats what she is used to. She just wants it for texts/calls/emails and taking photos like the average user so so won't get the x as it's too expensive.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    I sure, I share that sentiment, but Apple isn't going to get my money for the X. I cannot control how people's buying choices.

    Regardless of the sale, Apple will spin the sales positively anyways. I'm at a point where the more I hear about 1,000 phone the more I'm resistant to apple embracing the high end pricing structure.
     
  13. Synergie macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget the exclusive crowd... those who don't really need a new phone at all, don't really care about the screen or face ID but who spend their cash just to flash their purchase around and feel cool.
     
  14. titrau macrumors 65816

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    Remember nokia was king back in 2000
    and just 1 yrs somewhat their company down hill and disappear after all ...
     
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    We have reached time when upgrading phone every 1 or 2 or even 3 years no longer makes sense. Current smart phones are good enough. At work nobody really talks about phones, none of my coworkers even mentioned anything about X. My brother is teacher in high school and he says that only people that are exited about X are his students, mainly due to emoji. So for them it is more of emoji machine then anything else. People on this forum are different from rest of the populace. We are exited about new tech, rest of populace has more of meh approach.
     
  16. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Apple might as well close up shop. They're doomed.
     
  17. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Does the normal work person care about any phone?

    Another troll attempt by OP to justify his Note 8 I see. Bravo!
     
  18. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Anything to justify his buying decision. People seem to be very insecure when it comes to phones. No idea why.
     
  19. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    True!

    Indeed Apple seems to be heading in a similar direction: offering different phones/sizes/colors at different price points in order to appeal to a broader range of buyers, not only the techies looking for the newest flagship.

    The iPhone SE price was lowered to $349. The iPhone 6s is still available for $449 which is first for a large screen iPhone.

    Apple is also emphasizing camera and photography/video enhancing features, something that impacts the YouTube/Instagram/snapchat generation as well as parents/grandparents trying to capture family moments or travel mementos.

    Specs, performance, form/design are being relegated to tech forums not real world discussions.
     
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    The point of that survey was to ask people who live outside tech bubble. We on this forum do have different views and approach to tech. We are exited for new stuff. But for majority people it is not the case. I replace my phones every year as many people here. My coworkers don't do it. At work I see people that still use older iPhone, older Samsung phones or some other older android phones. They might replace them maybe when their payment plan with carrier is done. But based on what I see, they stick to their older phones since they still work and do what they want them to do.
     
  22. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65832

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    I'm still getting it. 256gb space Gray most likely
     
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    so moral of the story is the barista at your local starbucks doesn't know about the new iPhone. neither does her manager. i'll have the Grande iPhone X mocha please...thanks.
     

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