Concerned about iPhone X's future proofness

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sound214, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Sound214 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011
    Seeing that the internals (CPU and RAM) of iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is the same, I'm concerned that iPhone X's screen and resolution will make iPhone X obsolete before iPhone 8 Plus. This is currently the case with iPhone 6 Plus, were iPhone 5s (and perhaps even iPhone 5?) and iPhone 6 is running speedier than my iPhone 6 Plus.

    The iPhone 6 Plus is perhaps the iPad 3 of iPhones, and I'm a little concerned the iPhone X will be too. Are my fears fair?
  2. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    No, I wouldn't worry at all. These phones are more than powerful enough for 2-3 iOS updates down the line. I am no expert, but the Plus side models are also downscaled, which I imagine use more resources. The X runs at a native resolution, which should task less resources over time.
  3. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
  4. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009

    Don't worry about an unreleased product and how it will or will not be future proof. Future proofing is a myth anyways, buy a product that fits your needs.
  6. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    It's important to remember that the X is v1.0 of a new generation of iPhone. It will look dated in a few years once they've refined the hardware, made it slimmer etc etc. However, it will be more than adequate for the next 2-3 years worth of usage.
  7. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    That’s crazy talk-the iPhone X might not be exactly what we were looking for, but it’ll be supported for a long, long time.

    That being said, if you’ve got a phone now that is still adequate, the smart bet would be to wait until the revision to the X next year.
  8. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2013
    The X definitely doesnt sound like a longevity model, much like my 6+. Guess what they were both 1st gen designs.

    Always wait for the second.

    However my first gen ipad pro 12.9 is a longevity model, so who knows.
  9. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    It depends on how the X handles that resolution. If it scales down from a higher resolution like the Plus models do, then maybe. That’s what made the 6 Plus obsolete so quickly. But think about it this way: the A8 was barely an upgrade over the A7. The A11 has some solid improvements over the A10, which was already a great chip to begin with.

    I do get your concerns and I would wait for reviews just to be sure, but I doubt Apple would make the same mistake again.
  10. Harthag macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    It depends on whether the 2019 "X" or whatever it'll be called supports Touch ID. If so, the X will plummet in value fast. Even more so if they adjust things to eliminate the notch. Touch ID + no notch, I would say will render the X obsolete...
  11. iEnvy macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    Given how software optimization has been the last couple years, how the processors have surpassed Android, and how well the 6S is doing on iOS 10. I don't think you should be fearful. Just enjoy the phone. Resale values hold on Apple products regardless.
  12. Faelan macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2014
    If we are to believe the leaked benchmarks of the iPhone 8, then the X is going to be screaming fast. I believe it has 3 gigs of RAM as well, like the 7+ and 8+. That should be quite okay for a while, assuming Apple keeps iOS bloat within reasonable limits. My biggest concern would be face ID. First gen touch ID didn't always work right and could be slow at time. Latest gen touch ID is amazing in comparison.
  13. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    I’d worry more about the LTE modem not being futureproof at all...

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