iPhone X How many years do you predict iPhone X to remain fast and snappy?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    From what I can tell, iOS 12 feels snappier and faster than iOS 11 on iPhone X.

    How iOS updates do you think it’ll last?
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    You have created several threads about this topic before. The answers remain the same regardless of you having the iPhone X.
  3. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    It probably has 4 more years of support and 3-4 more years where it can be used without feeling too sluggish.
  4. Banglazed macrumors demi-god


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    The same amount of time the SE remains snappy and fast.
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Well I think things have changed now.

    For example, my iPhone 6S feels fast.

    Very, very useable.

    I feel like apple is in a new direction now, maybe like the MacBook Pro or something where you can use an iPhone for 5 years maybe.

    My guess is the iPhone X will feel fast for many years to come but it’s as good as anyone else’s.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 9, 2018 ---
    Is the SE still snappy and fast?
    --- Post Merged, Oct 9, 2018 ---
    I feel like the iPhone is more a long term thing now.

    Like you pay a really high price, but can use it for awhile.

    Hopefully lol
  6. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    Considering you’re comparing a phone that is 3 years newer with a much more powerful cpu/gpu and an additional 1gb of ram I’d say the X will be around at least 3 years longer than the 6s is supported..
  7. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    OLED screens don't last very long (compared to LCD). My iPhone 4S screen looks pretty crappy now and so does my iPhone 5. They're both LCD. The OLED screens will fare worse.
    Planned obsolescence.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    You’re Suggesting Apple invested into OLED panels due to ‘Planned obsolescence’ because they have a shorter lifespan than LCD panels? Logical fallacy.
  9. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    But, wait!!! Aren't you the guy who is so concerned about image and impressing others? Why are you still using last year's iPhone X when all the Kool Kids are now using the iPhone XS/XS Max???

    Oh, to answer the question, right now my iPhone X and my iPhone XS both feel very snappy with iOS 12, but, yep, the iPhone XS feels a bit snappier and faster..... :)
  10. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    These days having the latest iPhone just means you can get approved for a $1000 loan. Doesn't even mean you have money for lunch...
  11. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    BS. You probably replaced your phones' screens with some 3rd party TN panels. I have the iPhone 5, the screen is still as good as it was when I bought it.

    If there was an actual degradation of the LCD, we would've seen reports of it by now. Also consider LCD technology have been used for decades in laptops and TVs, and those are used for a lot longer than phones, yet we don't hear about LCDs becoming "crappy" looking.
  12. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    My iPhone X screen was looking bad with scratches and smudges.

    Went in for a repair for something else they ended up giving me a “new” white box iPhone X

    Slapped on a glass screen protector right away.
  13. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Both my screens look crappier than when they were new. Uneven lighting. The OLED screens on the X series are like mini iMacs on steroids. Planned obsolescence:

  14. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I forgot about that. I was actually very happy with my 6S. But then I felt peer pressure to get the latest and greatest so I bought the 8 bc I loved the smaller form factor compared to the X.

    Then as I made more friends who were even more popular & flashy, I felt like I needed to upgrade to the X.

    I also wanted the best selfie camera but later found out the 8 and X have the same selfie camera I think.

    I love my X but if there are noticeable design changes I’ll probably feel peer pressure to upgrade
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I’ve heard of performance slowing down or batteries degrading, but I’ve never heard of an iPhone’s display deteriorating over time. Not unless the user damaged them.
  16. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    Sounds very petty and materialistic.. Are you in high school? You might want to get some new friends that are more grounded
  17. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Considering the 5s is still snappy on iOS 12, and the gap is performance between the A7 and A11, I anticipate the iPhone X to last a very, very long time and be fast for many years.

    Seriously, the A11 is an exceptional chip.
  18. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Probably when the next graphical redesign happens that bloats iOS with new resource draining eye candy effects just like how iOS 7’s blur shader effect made everything but the latest devices run like ****, I’m picturing lots of shaders (for example shaders on icons that react when you tilt device) and particle effects (do anything major and particle effects fly just like in many F2P games when you open a loot box or level up). I’d say performance has been a bigger focus on recent iOS updates but I wouldn’t be surprised if that gets thrown out the window if they decide the public must have a new coat of paint.
  19. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    App bloat and RAM are what I believe impacts iPhone performance the most. The iPhone 7 and 8 both have 2 GB of ram and the 7 Plus, 8 Plus and X (And son Xr) all have 3 GB of ram. Apple and most App developers will be targeting 2 GB of ram for the fordable future. The X and Xr with their 3 GB of RAM should be able to hang on for at least one or two generations more than their 2GB cousins. The XS / XS Plus with their 4 GB of RAM feel the must future proof and I don't see Apple bumping the RAM spec in the 2019 models or even the 2020 lineup.

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