iPhone X Iphone X starting $899 at Apple Store...

rockitdog

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I'm on the fence about the Xs. I happened to be at the Apple store yesterday and noticed the X is now starting at $899... tempting. My question is the Xs $100 better than the X? Tough one...
 

tt061282

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I'm on the fence about the Xs. I happened to be at the Apple store yesterday and noticed the X is now starting at $899... tempting. My question is the Xs $100 better than the X? Tough one...
That’s a decent deal. Whew I’d have to think on that one.
 

AppleRobert

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I thought they were discontinued at Apple and you could not get it any longer. I guess at Best Buy and carriers but if Apple continues to sell it then it cannibalizes XS.
 

rockitdog

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yeah they savings wasn't much when i told my wife so we opted for the Xs for her. $799 would have been a lot more enticing.
Apple only ever discounts the previous years model $100.
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I thought they were discontinued at Apple and you could not get it any longer. I guess at Best Buy and carriers but if Apple continues to sell it then it cannibalizes XS.
You cannot buy it online but they still have stock in stores. Best Buy still has the X for $999+
 

Shadowbech

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I thought they were discontinued at Apple and you could not get it any longer. I guess at Best Buy and carriers but if Apple continues to sell it then it cannibalizes XS.
Well technically it's discontinued on Apple.com. However, Apple store can still sell them if they have in stock (no new stocks will be delivered) at a discounted price. I was at the apple store yesterday and saw someone walk out with one.
 

cwanja

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You’d get so much more for the extra $100 through. Tough call...
"So much more" - are you really though? I mean, the benchmarks on the Xs (if real) are really not that big of an update. And actually perform worse in some situations - if they are real. The camera has some nice upgrades, but nothing catastrophic. If I was not handing off my X to a relative, I would have skipped the Xs update.
 
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AppleRobert

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Hhmm, well i’d like a black one. I already have the X in a different color. I rather get another then buy the XS for the higher price. ‍♂
 

penajmz

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"So much more" - are you really though? I mean, the benchmarks on the Xs (if real) are really not that big of an update. And actually perform worse in some situations - if they are real. The camera has some nice upgrades, but nothing catastrophic. If I was not handing off my X to a relative, I would have skipped the Xs update.
Yeah you get a lot more.

(Stolen from another post. Credit: @macduke)

  • A12 bionic - 15% faster, uses half the power
  • 30 minute longer battery life
  • GPU 50% faster (better for gaming)
  • 9X faster neural engine (faster AI and processing for certain apps)
  • Faster Face ID unlock (using new neural engine)
  • 4GB RAM (not confirmed for XS yet, but Geekbench for XS Max shows it)
  • 60% greater dynamic range in display (for colors in photos, Phil said, not luminance? brightness still the same)
  • 120Hz touch sensitive layer (not 120Hz refresh rate like Pro Motion, just more reactive to touch)
  • More durable front and rear glass
  • Wider stereo speaker field separation (more realistic stereo sound playback)
  • Larger camera sensor with deeper pixel wells (produces better photos with less noise and more accurate color)
  • Neural engine coupled to ISP (produces better photos using smart HDR)
  • 2X faster camera sensor (helps with smart HDR sequential exposure captures)
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30fps (helps with shadows/highlights in video)
  • Stereo sound recording for video (more realistic sound)
  • 60fps 1080p on front camera (was 30fps before from what I can tell)
  • More sophisticated bokeh background blur effect (not specified what this means, maybe more accurate on fine edges using new neural engine?)
  • Depth control for bokeh (allows you to change background blur effect after the photo was taken to vary the appearance of depth of field/aperture)
  • Improved flash (mentioned during keynote, not specified?)
  • Higher level water and dust resistance rating of IP68 (2M for 30min)
  • Faster wireless charging (listed on site, difference not specified)
  • Gigabit class LTE 4x4 MIMO
  • Dual sim (one physical, one e-sim)
  • WiFi has 2x2 MIMO (previous model only showed MIMO, not 2x2, not sure if this is upgrade?)
  • Supports band 71 LTE (building penetrating, longer range, used extensively by T-Mobile)

In my opinion, definitely worth $100 more.
 

x-evil-x

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Yeah you get a lot more.

(Stolen from another post)

  • A12 bionic - 15% faster, uses half the power
  • 30 minute longer battery life
  • GPU 50% faster (better for gaming)
  • 9X faster neural engine (faster AI and processing for certain apps)
  • Faster Face ID unlock (using new neural engine)
  • 4GB RAM (not confirmed for XS yet, but Geekbench for XS Max shows it)
  • 60% greater dynamic range in display (for colors in photos, Phil said, not luminance? brightness still the same)
  • 120Hz touch sensitive layer (not 120Hz refresh rate like Pro Motion, just more reactive to touch)
  • More durable front and rear glass
  • Wider stereo speaker field separation (more realistic stereo sound playback)
  • Larger camera sensor with deeper pixel wells (produces better photos with less noise and more accurate color)
  • Neural engine coupled to ISP (produces better photos using smart HDR)
  • 2X faster camera sensor (helps with smart HDR sequential exposure captures)
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30fps (helps with shadows/highlights in video)
  • Stereo sound recording for video (more realistic sound)
  • 60fps 1080p on front camera (was 30fps before from what I can tell)
  • More sophisticated bokeh background blur effect (not specified what this means, maybe more accurate on fine edges using new neural engine?)
  • Depth control for bokeh (allows you to change background blur effect after the photo was taken to vary the appearance of depth of field/aperture)
  • Improved flash (mentioned during keynote, not specified?)
  • Higher level water and dust resistance rating of IP68 (2M for 30min)
  • Faster wireless charging (listed on site, difference not specified)
  • Gigabit class LTE 4x4 MIMO
  • Dual sim (one physical, one e-sim)
  • WiFi has 2x2 MIMO (previous model only showed MIMO, not 2x2, not sure if this is upgrade?)
  • Supports band 71 LTE (building penetrating, longer range, used extensively by T-Mobile)

In my opinion, definitely worth $100 more.
hes talking about real benchmarks. not what apple is telling us. doesnt look like 30% bump right now according to benchmarks. barely any at all
 

AppleRobert

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Yeah you get a lot more.

(Stolen from another post)

  • A12 bionic - 15% faster, uses half the power
  • 30 minute longer battery life
  • GPU 50% faster (better for gaming)
  • 9X faster neural engine (faster AI and processing for certain apps)
  • Faster Face ID unlock (using new neural engine)
  • 4GB RAM (not confirmed for XS yet, but Geekbench for XS Max shows it)
  • 60% greater dynamic range in display (for colors in photos, Phil said, not luminance? brightness still the same)
  • 120Hz touch sensitive layer (not 120Hz refresh rate like Pro Motion, just more reactive to touch)
  • More durable front and rear glass
  • Wider stereo speaker field separation (more realistic stereo sound playback)
  • Larger camera sensor with deeper pixel wells (produces better photos with less noise and more accurate color)
  • Neural engine coupled to ISP (produces better photos using smart HDR)
  • 2X faster camera sensor (helps with smart HDR sequential exposure captures)
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30fps (helps with shadows/highlights in video)
  • Stereo sound recording for video (more realistic sound)
  • 60fps 1080p on front camera (was 30fps before from what I can tell)
  • More sophisticated bokeh background blur effect (not specified what this means, maybe more accurate on fine edges using new neural engine?)
  • Depth control for bokeh (allows you to change background blur effect after the photo was taken to vary the appearance of depth of field/aperture)
  • Improved flash (mentioned during keynote, not specified?)
  • Higher level water and dust resistance rating of IP68 (2M for 30min)
  • Faster wireless charging (listed on site, difference not specified)
  • Gigabit class LTE 4x4 MIMO
  • Dual sim (one physical, one e-sim)
  • WiFi has 2x2 MIMO (previous model only showed MIMO, not 2x2, not sure if this is upgrade?)
  • Supports band 71 LTE (building penetrating, longer range, used extensively by T-Mobile)

In my opinion, definitely worth $100 more.
Wow, very helpful. Thanks for posting it here, I did not see that elsewhere.
 
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IowaLynn

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Sometimes they move older model inventory to refurbished section, brand new units at reduced price.
 

lparsons21

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Just noticed that Verizon is doing a new line of service deal on the X. Pay $168(?) upfront, add a line of service and they will pay the $168 back over 24 months. Or at least that's the way I read it.
 
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