If you want "perfect" iPhone X, wait until next year

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

  1. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    Apple is strictly releasing a prototype consumer product this year and will naturally "perfect" the design next year by re-releasing the iPhone X with touchID embedded into the screen and the notch completely removed for a uniform screen.
  2. LiemTa macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    Or, I can buy iPhone X this year, sell it, and buy next year’s iPhone as well. No need to wait. There is no prize for sufffering.
  3. oplix thread starter Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    Sure. There is no reason to argue defensively. You can do what you want with your money.
  4. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    You don't know Apple do you? Every iPhone is "perfect" the year it is released. There will perpetually be a better phone.
  5. oplix thread starter Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    No, I actually know Apple all too well. That's why I'm just saying it the way it is. If you don't like the notch, wait 1 year.
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    And in two years it will be even better.
  7. oplix thread starter Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    No the point is if you don't like the notch. Has nothing to do with incremental upgrades.
  8. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Can you imagine what they could do with the notch though? The hardware, selfie camera, projector, etc. has to go somewhere... unless your thinking they do an inverse notch where it would stick up above the flat edge of the phone XD
  9. iScone macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Every year a bunch of people are unhappy. That's been the way it is since the orignal iPhone. There will never be consensus on a "perfect" phone.

    The X has probably been in planning and testing more than any other iPhone made since the original. If any year is safe to upgrade to a fresh iteration, it's this one.
  10. LiemTa macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    That notch isn’t going anywhere for another 3-6 years while they figure out how to make a REAL edge to edge display without the cheating notch.
  11. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    When is the last time apple changed designs in one year?
  12. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    I don't see technology advancing so quickly that it can happen next year already. That's at least a few years out. Don't underestimate the amount of sensors hidden in that notch...
  13. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    I’ve said this before, but I think it sums up my feelings well:

    I view the iPhone X as the iOS counterpart of the 12" MacBook.

    The MacBook was super expensive for what it was, but was the new kid on the block that brought all kinds of innovations (new keyboard, ultra thin design, Force Touch) that were eventually brought to the remaining line.

    The iPhone X is the new cutting edge product that is substantially more expensive just for the sake of being new. In time it will be refined and it's innovations will flow to the rest of the line. I couldn't justify spending the money not the first generation MacBook and I can't on this first generation product either.

    The X will get minor refinements next year and the successor to the iPhone 8 will get more significant changes.
  14. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    No such thing as a perfect phone. I mean if you want a perfected iPhone, get the 8. It’s been the same design for 4 years I’m sure it’s the final form of that evolution.

    If you want something new and exciting the X is the only option unless you want to switch to Android.
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    In theory, couldn't the notch be removed any time with a software update to simply allow the option to permanently blacken the corners? In any case, it doesn't really bother me. There's always something coming next year, and not to sound grim or anything, but none of us is guaranteed another year or even another day on this Earth. This year's X looks to be a pretty substantial upgrade over what I have. If I had a 7 or maybe even a 6s I would hold off another year, but if you spend too long waiting for perfection you never enjoy anything along the way.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 18, 2017 ---
    That's true. When you think about it, the 8 and 8 Plus are the "safest" most tried and true iPhones ever.
  16. titrau macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2017
    Next yrs is same as 2017
    just another upgrade with Blush Gold

    If you want better smart phone and diff design just foward to
    samsung or lg

    if your lif with apple then live with 8/X :rolleyes:
  17. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    Go home; you're drunk.
  18. magbarn macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    I don't like either, but Keep dreaming if you think faceid and the notch going away anytime soon. Touchid is now an endangered species in iPhones.

    Also. The X(s) is just going to have a faster Faceid with the usual CPU and gpu upgrades. Craigs demo of faceid has it about the same speed as first gen touchid.
  19. Peanut207 macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2010
    Thanks for that insightful inside info. I will own both.
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    When a new device is released, the first year of that new device is kind of a starting point where it improves from that point forward. So naturally, the next revision we see next year will be a more refined of version of what we see for the next iPhone X now.
  21. bounce08 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Apple are going to look really stupid if they re-introduce Touch ID to the next gen iPhone X, after boasting about how much of an improvement Face ID is re security. I can hear Phil Schiller's voice already... "We call it, Touch ID 2, and you're gonna love it".

    Actually, they'd probably call it something else to make it sound like they hadn't just re-introduced Touch ID. Perhaps they'll call it "Print ID" or something.
  22. Deeds500 macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2014
    Touch screen ID and it will blow on Face ID.
  23. Damon2 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2016
    Then you can wait until the year after for the truly perfect iPhone X...:rolleyes:

    TouchID's gone it isn't coming back from the sounds of it, from Gruber talking with his sources who said Apple decided FaceID was the way to go last year and ditched their attempts at TouchID in the display ages ago - despite false rumours claiming they were rushing to do it all Summer.

    And Carls techcrunch interview.
  24. acorntoy macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2010


    The 4 has cellular problems (4S fixed)
    The 5's paint job was extremely fragile to the point of hilarity (fixed with "space gray" in 5s)
    The 6 had touchgate (6S fixed)

    Typically Apple doesn't hit it out of the park with their first phones after a major design change, it takes them a while to perfect it. My 7+ is the most solid iPhone I've ever had and I believe that to be because it's the third year it's had the relatively same design, and the process is extremely mature. Hope adding glass to the 8+ doesn't affect it too much.
  25. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Don't forget Apple beefing up the 6S so it was less prone to bending like the 6.

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