iPhone X is only for the Rich. (TRIGGER WARNING)

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  1. Tired_Of_The_9-5 macrumors member

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    This iPhone X Review claims that the IPhone X is only for the Rich, or Apple Loyalist that want to splurge.

    First of all, how is a $1000 phone meant for the rich?....

    Secondly, this “luxury phone” is not the only option available to people. If $1000 is out of your budget, you have many options available to you.

    Finally, why is it Apple’s problem that you can’t afford this phone?
    “My job doesn’t pay me enough to buy this completely Unnecessary phone”
    Well, that’s not Apple’s problem, that’s your problem.

    If I go on Twitter, all I see are lazy individuals complaining about products they can’t afford.....yet their timeline gushes over every episode of Stranger Things.
    Get off your lazy a** and do something.

    You want to buy an iPhone X?
    Earn it, or have better money management.
    The phone isn’t a Necessity. It’s not food or water.

    The comment section is more pathetic than video itself.
    When did we become a nation that celebrates laziness and poor financial magament?
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that extra $130 or so I had to spend over what I paid last year really put it into exclusive territory!
     
  3. danniexi macrumors 6502

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    i think the point of the whole price situation is that there are a lot of other options that are as great as the iPhone X at a lower price point, thats all. it all comes down to what people want or expect from a phone. There is a ton of competition with flagships smartphones and all of them are worthy options to the iPhone.

    the biggest thing people seem to forget is value retention/depreciation. every year (combined with the occasional carrier deals), I have spent more or less around $200 per phone just because the iPhone keeps its value so well and I am able to sell it at a much higher price than the comparable handset from other manufacturers. Sure, the initial entry price is very high, but having the benefit of selling later on makes it a good buy when you later want to upgrade.
     
  4. Bane-Thunder macrumors 6502

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    Many of us just upgraded with our carriers.... I upgraded with only a £99 upfront handset cost to my current contract. With EE in the UK.
     
  5. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    Well, in Canada even 8s start at $929/$1059. You are looking at $1269 for 8+ 256gb. So these arguments make little sense to me. A couple hundred more hardly separates the rich when you get into those brackets. Any of those phones will be out of price range for many. Good news...there are lots of other options, both with Apple or Android. An X is not a necessity. Just like a Rolex is not a necessity for someone who wants or needs a watch. But hey, down with Rolex for not allowing everyone to afford their watches!

    Also, plenty of people get discounts or financing on contract, or are part of other upgrade programs that spread pricing out.
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    “Rich” is relative. Do you know how much of the global population lives on a dollar a day or less?
    If you have an electronic device and access to the internet in order to read this post, there are a few billion people who consider you rich. If you can buy an iPhone X without incurring massive debt you are indeed richer than the vast majority of the human race.
     
  7. KingslayerG5 Suspended

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    "And stay mobile, my friends." - Michael Fisher

    "Stay honest, my friend." - Me

    Michael Fisher is part of the Android world. He has stated many times before he doesn't like the preschool, boring, static rows of icons, iOS layout. It's going to need a change up in two years (iOS13).

    iOS 1-6
    iOS 7-12

    He never said the iPhone X was awful. He said it's the best iPhone ever made. The only question he cared to answer was is it worth a grand? And it isn't to him. Wasn't trying to sugarcoat it. And he goes through a ton of devices every year and uses Final Cut Pro on his MacBook Pro Retina (2015) to edit his videos.

    Michael Fisher's 2017 daily drivers


    Here is one from Cult of Mac. I like how Ste Smith shoots his videos too.
     
  8. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's for the "Rich". Everyone keeps brushing off that the Note 8 is only $40 cheaper. Apple makes cheaper phones for those who have budget constraints or don't feel the phone is worth it. Plus if you get it on a carrier paying over 2 years it's not really expensive, pretty much a $1k loan with no interest.
     
  9. LarrySmith macrumors regular

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    Why do some keep acting like the 7 and 8 are cheap?
     
  10. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    Well there’s your problem right there - you’re looking at the cesspool of negativity known as... the internet.
     
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Perspective for the win. Well said, sir.
     
  12. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    Funny how nobody ever mentioned how expensive the Galaxy Note 8 is (similar price point, but less support), especially when a less expensive phone like a OnePlus 5 beats the Note 8 (running same apps).
    Youtuber, clicks, ads, money.
     
  13. TiggrToo macrumors 6502a

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    Oddly 'poor' people are just as likely to splurge out on a $2000 Smart TV, or other such consumer goods.

    I myself am considering a X (after 1 year on my Apple Pay plan which gives me the choice to 'sell' my 7+ back for exactly 50% of the original price), meanwhile I watch TV on my circa 1997 27" CRT TV.

    I do so wish people would stop making blanket assumptions of peoples wealth, simply based on what consumer good they wish to treat themselves to.
     
  14. rolandfalcioni macrumors newbie

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    If you join the Apple Exchange whenever er a new phone comes out, the monthly payments are no more then if you buy the iPhone 8 or so.........and every years you get a new phone.
     
  15. Faelan macrumors regular

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    I’m going to flip it around and say that the iPhone X is not for the poor.

    Being able to spend $1000 on a smartphone doesn’t make you rich by any means. Especially not since most people can pay it off over 1-3 years through some program/plan. Not in western society and most (all?) of Europe at least.

    But...

    There are plenty of people just barely scraping by where spending $1000 on a smartphone is just not very... smart, no pun intended. Having a roof over your head, a warm bed, electricity and water, food on the table and being able to afford a reasonable level of health care beats having a $1000 smartphone any day of the week. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives and some of them are surprisingly good at a fraction of the price.
     
  16. DNichter macrumors G3

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    The price has been a non issue for me. I am paying $2 more a month for my X than I was for my 7 Plus. For all the advantages the X brings me, I would pay more.
     
  17. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    While I agree $1000 for a phone is a bit crazy (I have a X), I don't agree that it suddenly makes them a item only for "rich" people. That is subjective. Also, why are people forgetting that the Note 8 and Pixel 2 XL are right up there with the iPhone X in terms of price? A $50-100 difference in price doesn't really make that big of difference when you are talking about a $1000 purchase. In my opinion, any phone over $650 is "expensive". It is what it is though and a $1000 purchase shouldn't break the bank for most people with a decent job and knows how to save money and live within their means. If it does then accept that fact and don't buy it. There are many great cheaper options out there.
    I think the bigger problem is people living outside their means and spending money on many other things they can't afford, and then wondering why they have no money. People are driving around brand new cars with $400+ a month car payments (or worse, leasing a vehicle) and living in homes that are way too much for what they need and are paying insane mortgages every month. Again, a $1000 phone is a large purchase and is quite expensive but let's not put it in the same category as a $400K home or a $40k car.
     
  18. KGB7 Suspended

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    Why do you even care about one persons opinion who is clearly making videos for profit??
     
  19. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    And what is it that Apple needs to do? Home screen widgets are really overrated, they look cool for the first day or two and then seem useless. If he is such a prophet, what should Apple do? Apple is set to become the first trillion dollar company, so their "boring OS" is working out ok.
     
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  21. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    If you own any iPhone you’re rich in relation to how the majority of the planet lives.
     
  22. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    Wait a Second while I agree to a point the IPhone X is a social filter but so is Apples Entire Product Line
    We have the iPad and now the iPad Pro
    We have the Mac and the Mac Pro
    We have Apple TV and Apple TV 4K
    And we have IPhone and IPhone X or as they should have called it IPhone Pro

    The entire product line is designed to separate the Haves and Have Nots. Offering a affordable product and a higher end Premium Product. Steve Jobs copied This after the Auto Industry Toyota and Lexus for example
    Many high end Lexus cars share Toyota parts and vice versa.
     
  23. PrettyWings macrumors regular

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    I don’t get people acting like this is a particularly “rich” phone when other Apple Phones are nearly as expensive.
     
  24. Tired_Of_The_9-5 thread starter macrumors member

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    My point exactly.
    You have options....complaining that Apple made an expensive phone is useless, and dumb
     
  25. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Stupid to suggest it’s for the rich. Everybody’s who have a job can afford one. It’s no different than having a few nights out a month spending it on booze
     

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