Other iPhone X now or wait?

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  1. denisbarbov macrumors member

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    I have a 6S Plus that’s still working, even if it’s slowed down quite a lot. I’m quite irritated by how long it takes to open the camera and other apps sometimes. Next week, I’ll have the option to pick up an iPhone X but I’m wondering if I should wait for the new iPhone in September, or just get the X now.
     
  2. Isamilis macrumors 6502a

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    I tested iPhone X camera and honestly it's hardly to look the difference with my 6s. While it might be different and subjective, my 6s is still snappy as like it was new (I stayed at 10.3.3 instead of upgrading to 11.x).
     
  3. denisbarbov thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, I updated to iOS 11 and I’m not too impressed. My 10.5 iPad Pro is great, but my phone...
     
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  5. FoxD macrumors 6502a

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    Wait. I’m actually sick of the small narrow size of it and want a Plus size again bad. Buying X Plus for sure. About ready to use my old 7 Plus again honestly.

    Face ID used to be great but is now missing me a lot, not sure why.
     
  6. sunapple macrumors 68000

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    The X is too expensive right now in my opinion. It could be the case that the second generation with two screen sizes, along with the new LCD option has better pricing. The X might see a big drop in value after that launch.

    These are just things I’m concerned with when deciding to buy a new phone.
     
  7. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    If you can get your hands on a good price, I would get it. Full price, eh, maybe.
     
  8. denisbarbov thread starter macrumors member

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    That’s the thing, it’s at a really good price.

    Still have a few days to decide.
     
  9. jeyf macrumors 6502a

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    what ever cell phone you buy have a plan when when the new 5G comes out in your area.
    no matter how nice any of these cell phone camera's are none of them have a lens.
     
  10. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    Depending on price, you can get a good chunk back if you resell it this fall when the x plus comes out. That is assuming you like the phone and don't mind the price.

    You have 6 months to wait. If you sell your 6s plus now, that will take a chunk out of the X. Sell the X to pay for a good chunk of the X Plus. If it were August I'd say wait, but the x plus hasn't even been announced yet.
     
  11. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    I thought I needed bigger phone. 6S Plus though got heavy after hours of use. Also have hand injury(s) that make it worse.

    I tried Huawei Mate 9, too wide to hold. Not a light phone but similar to 6S+.
    Note 8, great phone, not too wide, tall. Also an S8+ which was almost perfect size and weight. Weight ~ to the X. BlackBerry DTEK60 5.5” AMOLD was nice but eh.

    I wanted iOS iPhone again after two years.

    I ordered two - 8 Plus and X. Used both for a week, and I was more impressed with X than expected. Face ID keeps getting better way more convenient.

    iOS 11 is finally ready with 11.3 and X - who knows do they refresh parts?
    Wait then you probably need to deal with iOS 12-itis. Nov or Dec.

    AT&T will let me trade up in a year. Good enough for me.
     
  12. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    i am personally waiting for the X Plus cuz the current one is too small for me. I also hope that the next one may start at 128 GB ... for those prices it certainly should.
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Several of these conversations going on already:
     
  14. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Apple will charge you full price even today, even though they will only let you run the X at full speed for a few months before iOS 12 and its shenanigans hit the iPhone X. So, unless you get the phone at a significant discount, don't pay full price for a phone that you can only enjoy at full speed for a few more months.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    This question comes up all the time if somebody should wait or buy now. If you want the iPhone X, take advantage of it. The new 2018 iPhone X isn’t going to be drastically different in terms of hardware and it’s likely software improvements. Unless you’re interested in the 6.5 iPhone X that is rumored.
     
  16. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    This is fear mongering at its best. If you're so terrified of iOS 12 but love the performance of ios 11, then don't update?
     
  17. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Apologists aside. That would be a perfectly reasonable expectation if Apple was mature enough to handle a no. Every time the user says no and deletes the upload, Apple auto-downloads the file and nags the user to update.
     
  18. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    Isn't ios 12 going to focus on stability? I'm not expecting it to "break" older iPhones when it comes out.
     
  19. Relentless Power, Mar 24, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Which Still requires you to confirm the update before it downloads. The Update might nag you, but it still requires you to accept the update, not forcefully.
     
  20. Mr. Heckles macrumors 6502

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    I would only get it at this point if there was a good deal, or you really needed new phone.
     
  21. borntrouble macrumors 6502

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    Don't cave - wait.
     
  22. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you want / need a new phone, get one. No sense in waiting just to wait for what may or may not happen. The iPhone X is an excellent phone. I have two of them. My previous phone was an iPhone 7 Plus. Well worth the upgrade (for me).

    You can't keep up with the electronic Jones' so don't even try.
     
  23. denisbarbov thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up getting it. 256 GB Space Grey.
     
  24. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

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    Curious to see if the X Plus will make it to market. Guess this may be the last year for 8/8 plus and Touch ID?

    Apple does need to start at 128gb. Or have one 256gb model. 64gb just isn't enough. 256 is usually way too much that 128 is the sweet spot.
     
  25. m0sher macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on the X :D , let us know what you think after some usage.
     

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