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When will you replace your iPhone X?

  • 2018

    Votes: 5 16.1%
  • 2019

    Votes: 14 45.2%
  • 2020 onwards...

    Votes: 12 38.7%

  • Total voters
    31

Ralfi

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Not that it was poor on IOS11 (I bought it late - only 6 months ago, so Apps & IOS were optimised by then), but since it was injected with IOS12, it's gone to another level.

It wouldn't surprise me if the XS sells the least of the 2018 iPhones as the 2017 equivalent is running like it was just released. Although, factoring those users on older phones looking to upgrade, it's hard to gauge which of the 2018 iPhones will be the least/most successful seller.

But the X is absolutely blitzing everything thrown at it now, whether it be for work or play.

How long do you intend to hold onto this stunning device? I was initially thinking I'd replace it with next years model, but that'd mean I held onto my 3GS & 5 for longer (3 years), & for a device as slick & refined as the X, I feel I'd be doing it a disservice.

Guess it all depends on how drastic a leap Apple make with their 2019 iPhones...
 

StaceyMJ86

macrumors 68000
Sep 22, 2015
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Washington, DC
I decided to hold onto my iPhone X for another year and upgraded my Series 2 Apple Watch to the Series 4. My phone is still fast and reliable as the day I took it out of the box. For the first time I don’t regret not upgrading my phone (I upgrade every year). Next year I will definitely be upgrading my iPhone to the 2019 version.
 

rugmankc

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Sep 24, 2014
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My X was fast when I bought it last November. Still is. Don't notice any real world difference----

But, I don't analyze my phones anymore--just use them----
 
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1050792

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Oct 2, 2016
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The X is fast but the XS... is just another level. Since iPhone 6 I can honestly say I haven't had a single hiccup or sluggishness with the XS and it opens Apps instantly, it's insane the smoothness this thing carries. iOS 12 is going on a good direction and I hope Apple won't break it.
 

Nbd1790

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Jan 2, 2017
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I normally upgrade my phone every year with the JUMP program. This is actually the first year I wasn't tempted to do so (currently using an iPhone X that I've had since launch month) Installed iOS12 and I have to say it runs exactly the same, if not better, than 11. First time that a new iOS came out and didn't slow the phone down in normal every day tasks.
 

jona2125

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Jul 12, 2010
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While I got an XS and XS Max, I will be keeping my X's for at least the next couple years, it was a much needed (minus the notch) change to the brand and I will capitalize on keeping it around as a heritage device.
 

Ralfi

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Dec 22, 2016
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Credit to those voting 2020 Onwards - nice restraint there. :D

But, I don't analyze my phones anymore--just use them----
Installed iOS12 and I have to say it runs exactly the same, if not better, than 11
What may have made IOS12 appear snappier for me is the fact I recently changed an old film screen protector to my first glass type, which is much much smoother - the interface between finger & screen has become much more responsive as a result, so I may be thinking IOS12 is much more slick compared to IOS11 than it actually is?
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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Credit to those voting 2020 Onwards - nice restraint there. :D
Meh, it's such a hassle on the intermediate releases. They are generally boring, or worse, they regresss with antenna issues or lack of headphone jack, or something else.

My last cycle was 3 years with the 6 to the X. Was quite significant upgrade, Every aspect felt worth the cost and hassle of going through the backup, recovery etc cycle.

From 6 onward, lots of rumors about getting rid of the overly large chin and forehead. Embedded touchID behind screen, etc. Then Apple surprised us with FaceID... but I got no clue what to look forward to next... I can't imagine what multiple set of features they'd add to get me to pony up $$ and invest time in swapping devices.
 
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