LarryJoe33

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I mean this as a compliment to Apple on their design and implementation of Face ID and removing the home button. Not to mention the beautiful screen and extra real estate.

Part of the fun of getting a newly designed device is having new toys to play with and features. I love the X and I feel like I have had it for a year already. By that I mean, it was a seamless transition from the very old and tired form factor/design.
 

maka344

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Yep. I’m getting there. iOS is iOS. I’m missing the Note 8 that I returned a few weeks ago.

I love the design of the X.
 

kawa636r

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I mean this as a compliment to Apple on their design and implementation of Face ID and removing the home button. Not to mention the beautiful screen and extra real estate.

Part of the fun of getting a newly designed device is having new toys to play with and features. I love the X and I feel like I have had it for a year already. By that I mean, it was a seamless transition from the very old and tired form factor/design.

8+
bigger display with real colours
a lot better battery
a lot better keyboard
full status bar
better gestures (i actually loose 3x time to close apps on x)
better price
speed (for some reason 8+ on 11.2 seemed a lot faster than this x)
no mitch and vídeo shown with the right ratio
 

Hankster

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There will always be people who complain regardless of what changes. Always. However, people adapt and learn. It took me about two days before I was able to use the X without thinking about the new gestures. The only one that sometimes I get caught doing is swiping up to turn on the flash light or the adjust the brightness.
 

LarryJoe33

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This isn’t something new. Every iPhone is like that lol.
Actually every Apple product, iOS, MacOS is like that. They still continue to blow away the competition mainly due to the fact that you turn it on and just know what to do.

The iPhone X is without a doubt a game changer, again. Makes touch ID seem like the mechanical wheel of the first iPod.
 

D.T.

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8+
bigger display with real colours
a lot better battery
a lot better keyboard
full status bar
better gestures (i actually loose 3x time to close apps on x)
better price
speed (for some reason 8+ on 11.2 seemed a lot faster than this x)
no mitch and vídeo shown with the right ratio

While there are some differences in the devices, potentially leading to different effective [personal] Use Cases - that might even be interesting to discuss with someone with a bit of technical acumen - you have to bring a reasonable assessment to the table. "a lot", is nothing, bigger = 1.2% difference (that's the actual math ...), then it just trails off into incoherent nonsense.

Let me ask you this: I obviously have the wherewithal to purchase an 8+, I have 25+ years of industry experience, if matters were so obvious, why would I choose the X over the 8+? Let me answer that for you: your subjective evaluation doesn't match *my* subjective assessment. Please stop cross posting your 8+ obsession into every thread about the iPhone X.
 

Sumter

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I agree - seamless transition from my 7 plus. I feel like I had this phone for a while even though it’s been a week only. The gestures feel natural to me, the screen is great, the only complaint I have is that most apps (especially games) haven’t updated to support the X resolution yet but that will come with time. Overall fantastic phone and I love its design. Definitely a keeper.
 

LarryJoe33

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8+
bigger display with real colours
a lot better battery
a lot better keyboard
full status bar
better gestures (i actually loose 3x time to close apps on x)
better price
speed (for some reason 8+ on 11.2 seemed a lot faster than this x)
no mitch and vídeo shown with the right ratio
The 8/8+ is good too. I'm not going to debate you, but most of your pros are subjective. I can tell you this, the battery is the best battery I have ever had in an iPhone. My 7 would't last 7 hours. I charge this every other day.
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While there are some differences in the devices, potentially leading to different effective [personal] Use Cases - that might even be interesting to discuss with someone with a bit of technical acumen - you have to bring a reasonable assessment to the table. "a lot", is nothing, bigger = 1.2% difference (that's the actual math ...), then it just trails off into incoherent nonsense.

Let me ask you this: I obviously have the wherewithal to purchase an 8+, I have 25+ years of industry experience, if matters were so obvious, why would I choose the X over the 8+? Let me answer that for you: your subjective evaluation doesn't match *my* subjective assessment. Please stop cross posting your 8+ obsession into every thread about the iPhone X.
Well said, I cross posted similar, but I would have left it alone if I knew he was a troll.
 

Ralfi

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Boring = seemless.

Got it.:D
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Let be real iOS is very boring.......and the homescreen looks like it came from 2007
They don't need to change that.

Android have had the same look for a few years now....it's a signature of each systems UI.
 
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Apple_Robert

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Let be real iOS is very boring.......and the homescreen looks like it came from 2007
So what. I care about how well it works and how well it integrates with my other devices.

I don't buy devices to show off to other people.

The constant focus on supposed boring looking OS is the user's problem, not Apple's.

It isn't Apple job to keep you constantly entertained.
 
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D.T.

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So what. I care about how well it works and how well it integrates with my other devices.

I don't buy devices to show off to other people.

The constant focus on supposed boring looking OS is the user's problem, not Apple's.

It isn't Apple job to keep you constantly entertained.

Yeah, for me, the "home screen" = an application launcher. I don't need anything else, my Macs have big open desktop areas with a Dock of icons on a horizontal grid at the bottom, my Window machine has a big open desktop with a menu of *squares* icons to launch apps. I don't spend significant cycles knocking around in the app launching space, I find the app I want (sometimes via a search), launch it, and +THEN+ I engage in the applications specific user experience. It's consistent across devices and effective.
 

lordofthereef

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Idk how intuitive i would call it. I knew most of the gestures because i have watched many videos and read multiple articles about them. My mom couldn’t figure out how to unlock the phone. When she was in an app she couldn’t figure out how to get out of it.

Granted the learning curve is low. Especially if you’re used to iPhone. But I guess I consider an intuitive design one where there really isn’t much learning necessary. It’s intuitive because you pick the thing up and automatically know how to use it.

Dragging down for them too right of the screen also seems like a missed opportunity. There’s even an article about this. Why in earth they didn’t employ 3D Touch to achieve the same gesture is beyond me.
 

rulymammoth

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Idk how intuitive i would call it. I knew most of the gestures because i have watched many videos and read multiple articles about them. My mom couldn’t figure out how to unlock the phone. When she was in an app she couldn’t figure out how to get out of it.

Granted the learning curve is low. Especially if you’re used to iPhone. But I guess I consider an intuitive design one where there really isn’t much learning necessary. It’s intuitive because you pick the thing up and automatically know how to use it.

Dragging down for them too right of the screen also seems like a missed opportunity. There’s even an article about this. Why in earth they didn’t employ 3D Touch to achieve the same gesture is beyond me.

Agreed. They need a tool or some sort of an app to teach gestures.
 

balaplus

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Part of the fun of getting a newly designed device is having new toys to play with and features. I love the X and I feel like I have had it for a year already.
I agree with you there.
If John Ivy wants the hardware to disappear in the background as the software experience takes over, and the software remains the same (!), then it does get a bit boring :)
Price to pay for reliability and usability I guess!
 
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ET iPhone Home

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I mean this as a compliment to Apple on their design and implementation of Face ID and removing the home button. Not to mention the beautiful screen and extra real estate.

Part of the fun of getting a newly designed device is having new toys to play with and features. I love the X and I feel like I have had it for a year already. By that I mean, it was a seamless transition from the very old and tired form factor/design.
Are you getting any headaches or eye strains from X use?
 

Relentless Power

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There will always be people who complain regardless of what changes. Always. However, people adapt and learn. It took me about two days before I was able to use the X without thinking about the new gestures. The only one that sometimes I get caught doing is swiping up to turn on the flash light or the adjust the brightness.

Your post is very logical and reasonable. The iPhone X is a completely different experience from the other iPhones with gesture controls, Face ID and overall navigating. But as you said, adaption and learning Will require some time with the iPhone X experience. But if somebody can appreciate the new form factor with the iPhone X, everything else will naturally fall in to place, assuming they adjust.

But in my opinion, for the majority who are staying with the iPhone 8, are comfortable with touch ID and the overall form factor, coupled with what they were used to based on the previous iPhone 6/6S/7 models.
 

The Game 161

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8+
bigger display with real colours
a lot better battery
a lot better keyboard
full status bar
better gestures (i actually loose 3x time to close apps on x)
better price
speed (for some reason 8+ on 11.2 seemed a lot faster than this x)
no mitch and vídeo shown with the right ratio
Too bad it looks like every iPhone the past 3 years
 
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