Is anyone else having trouble deciding between the 8 and the x due to the lack of home button?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jacoblee23, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2011
    If the x had a home button it would be easy. Now, I am having trouble deciding which to get. Or I guess if the 8 plus has the better screen it would be easier as well. Decisions, decisions.
  2. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    No, I think I can do just fine without it if I get the X. In a way, I see this as Apple's "courage" moment once again.

    If they incorporated Touch ID, face Id risks becoming just another gimmick. I'm willing to give it a chance if that's all I get
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  4. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
  5. ronincse macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2013
    Only thing making it tough for me is waiting until the X's release day! Thinking I might have to time ordering an 8+ so its return policy covers the X coming out ;)
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Nah, no interest in home buttons, headphone jacks, lcd screens, bezels, floppy drives etc......
  7. Absrnd macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    I don't want to buy the X, but I really don't want a home button anymore :confused:
  8. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    My concern is about Face ID and off-angle unlocks.

    There are many situations where I'm in the car, in a meeting, or in bed where it may not be convenient to face the phone squarely.
  9. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    No trouble at all in making a choice.

    The 8 Plus will be here tomorrow. I've been using Plus phones for 3 years... I'm used to it. I like the Touch ID. I like the screen size.

    The X brings neither of those.

    The Plus shares the same processor as the X.

    Easy choice.
  10. pmau macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2010
    No Problem. I will wait for the X preorder. If it takes more than 2 weeks to ship, I will not buy at all.
    It's a scam anyways, OLED is available, there is nothing special to produce the X.
    Apple just wants the higher margin of the 8, so they make it difficult.

    I'm still owning a 6, if Apple does not deliver at - what Apple claims is the high-end - I don't need to buy at all.
  11. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    This ^

    Maybe next year I will get the XI/Xs/X2 or whatever it's called if they completely go that design.
  12. SvenLorenz1975 macrumors newbie


    Sep 13, 2015
    Same here. Biggest (usable) iPhone screen of all iPhones, Touch ID, Home Button - very easy choice.
  13. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
    I dont like x becuase of faceid, screen notch, amoled display with burn in and color shifting in angle.
  14. rafark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2017
    I didn't like the idea of not having the home button, but the reality is, we've been using it for a decade. I'm all in to try something new. I'll be getting the x.
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    I didn't like the idea of not having the home button, but the reality is, we've been using it for a decade. I'm all in to try something new. I'll be getting the x.
  15. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    What matters is not what the home button does, but what it was designed to do. If there is an another way to do it that makes room for more screen, then there is nothing to be missed.
  16. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    Gotta love how Apple fixes things that aren't broken.

    Sorry... but that "The 1 in 50,000 chance you have of getting your iPhone opened by a random fingerprint is now 1 in 1 million with Face ID" Apple kool-aid spewed during the keynote made no difference to me.

    My 8 Plus with Touch ID will be here tomorrow.
  17. pmau macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2010
    Touch ID can be used in the car to unlock the phone without even looking.
    It is fast and reliable for me.
    It requires an intentional activity, instead of just accidentally looking at your phone.
  18. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    Just me, but no TouchID, obstructed view, equals waiting to see what next year brings. Sadly that makes the longest time not upgrading my iPhone which I did every year like clockwork until the 7.

    I never minded the bezels, in fact I felt the home button and bezels were almost iconic for Apple. Bezels could have shrunk, that would have been cool, but trying edge to edge appears to be just trying to copy others instead of continuing to focus on user interface and usability.

    The bottom of screen on the X is actually harder to reach for me, especially the left corner. Smaller bezels would have been the best move to me, I wish the would have shrunk the bezels on the 8 plus for more dramatic redesigned.

    When you see an iPhone, it’s unmistakably Apple, looking at my iPad Pro now the bezels and home button are really part of the design, and you know what, I like it.
  19. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    You don’t do change well I take it. What do you think phones will be in ten years? They will all have full screen displays. Buttons are on the way out.
    The only iconic thing Apple needs is the Apple logo on the back of the phone. Do you really need a big button and large bezels to remind you it’s Apple? Or are you saying you want other people to see you’re using an Apple phone without flipping over your phone? If that’s the case then I think you have to reavallute more things in your life.
    It’s a device used to improve your life. Not flaunt
    I’m happy apple is going full screen as I see all manufactures do that fast as that is your content. You don’t need show off you have an Apple phone.

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