Other [iPhone X/XS/XR] What's stopping you from getting one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by serialiphoneuser, Sep 15, 2018.


What's stopping you from getting the iPhone-X Series of phones (X/XR/XS)?

  1. Face ID / No Touch-ID

    11 vote(s)
  2. Price

    19 vote(s)
  3. Removal of home button

    8 vote(s)
  4. Dislike gesture-based navigation

    3 vote(s)
  5. Waiting for the 120HZ ProMotion display

    4 vote(s)
  6. Don't like Swipe up to unlock

    0 vote(s)
  7. Other

    6 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. serialiphoneuser macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2016
    If you're happy with iPhone X/XR/XS -- that's good!

    But for those that aren't ready to make the jump yet, what's stopping you from getting one? On a scale of 1 to 10, what detracts you the most?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I would say for the majority is the *price*. And that you’re finding an older iPhone models are completing all the tasks that most need them to on a daily basis, where they don’t necessarily want to upgrade for something that works perfectly fine.

    Touch ID would probably be a second consideration for those who are not sure about Face ID, but over time, Face ID will become more accepted, because it will be the only transition for Apple moving forward in the future biometric security.
  3. canuckRus macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2014
    Nailed it!
  4. Vagueinterest macrumors newbie


    Feb 20, 2017
    Somewhere within 10,800 Nautical Miles
    Agree completely. Price is my primary concern. It’s still just a mobile device and technology that will be obsolete in a couple of years. Anyone with a 6s onwards, who will not pay the premium, is left with the Xr as an option. Good though it maybe, the screen/device is just too big for many and the cost benefit not there. Also, the draw to the latest and greatest device is not there either - it’s the second tier model.

    Like happened to mobile phones in the early 2000s, Smart phones are becoming less desirable tech and more everyday tool. The glamour and luxury is fading away and anything practical, that will get the job done to a good enough standard, is acceptable.

    If in response, the new business model is lower volume of sales with greater margins then well done Apple, they have the measure of consumer trends. If that’s not the plan, then they have misjudged the market.
  5. vagos macrumors member


    Oct 19, 2014
    I’m tempted to get an XR but the problem is that I can’t justify giving up my SE.

    Over the past year I have gotten used to the small screen. I love the comfort of having to manage a small 4” screen and like that it’s very light too. Since iOS 12 everything is super fast and the phone feels brand new. The camera is quite sufficient for my occasional shooting.

    I manage my business with it and never have been let down. Never had an app or OS crash and I have the feeling that after various android devices I have finally found a reliable and comfortable tool I can rely on.

    So in the end, although the XR will obviously be a better experience, why give up something that works so well?
  6. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    What would stop me is if I cannot get the true dual SIM version.
    I was excited with the rumors that Apple implementing dual SIM on these new iPhones, but was extremely disappointed that Apple did it via eSIM on ALL markets except China/Hong Kong, which is ultra ridiculous as MOST carriers around the world don't support eSIM, making the dual SIM claim to be false as it just won't be usable to most people.

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