Selling a MBP to get an iPhone X

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  1. spesifikbrush, Sep 19, 2017
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    I know, it sounds crazy. I’m going to do it because, I have an iPad Pro 10.5 that I carry everywhere with me. My MBP sits at home, staring at me from the desk. I don’t even use my desk anymore! (I know I should, cuz I started getting backaches )

    I believe that it’ll be a great experience ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

    Last Update

    I gave my MBP away to my father. I don’t need a new phone right now. I bought an ASK to my iPad Pro, so far I’m really enjoying it. I will be saving money to get an iPhone Plus model next year (Probably 7 Plus, if lucky, 8 Plus).

    I discovered that what I was doing, and wanted to do is an act of a person who is always not satisfied with what he/she has. I didn’t talk about my history of buying/selling devices, I’ve done it a lot to a point that I started losing significant amounts of money. From now on, I will try to stay away from this act.

    Thanks for the people that really wanted to help with their comments. I appreciate your time and effort. That is all for now.
     
  2. Rayban macrumors 6502

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    Ok very good. I'm also selling off a few things sitting around collecting dust.
     
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    I'm not selling anything for a phone.

    Every device I own has a specific purpose and selling a computer for a device to do the job that computer is perfectly suited for is not going to happen in my case.
     
  5. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing I plan on selling is my 6s Plus. This is my typical upgrade M.O. whenever I upgrade.
     
  6. daffie macrumors 6502

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    Ha! Did this myself a year ago...sold my MBP and have been using iphone 7 plus exclusively since then. Perfect solution for my needs.
     
  7. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm studying Software Engineering currently, my only concern is that. I'm in the school dormitory though, the computer labs are available most of the time. I'm not really keen on becoming a Software Engineer anyways, I just wanna design and draw games. I can already do it on the iPad Pro. I hope the X will be the perfect companion to that.
     
  8. DNichter macrumors G3

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    iPhone and iPad only is the way to go. I hope to go iPhone only one day.
     
  9. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like your rationalizing a decision, that isn't the smartest decision, so you can afford a high priced luxury.

    You should keep you MBP, if your in school for software engineering. Computer lab may be your solution, but it's an inconvienet one (IMO).

    In my experience, it usually is not worth it.
     
  10. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are right, I AM rationalizing the decision. I still want to do it though. I also have a three years old ASUS laptop that was decent, only the screen is not working. I can pay to repair it, then use it for school.

    I just thought that having a high-end laptop is not that needed, if I'm not using it everyday.
     
  11. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    I don't blame you or fault you for the rationization. I have done the same in the past.

    But getting rid of that product, such as a laptop (or iPad in my case), resulted in me eventually buying a replacement for said product. You don't feel like you need it, until you get get rid of it...and it ends up being more expensive to re-purchase.

    I have a custom built PC (my second wife, I love her), a high end xps 15 9560 laptop (love it, sold MBPtb for it), a note 8, and a iPad pro 12.9 2nd gen.

    I am a molecular biologist, about to graduate with my PhD.

    I almost sold my laptop recently, because the desktop at home and iPad pro at work felt like enough. I would of been a mistake, looking back now. The ipad pro is too limited, and I would have had to go get another laptop. My laptop has been on a marathon use lately.

    I have done the same (twice) with my ipad. I always end up buying another one, because it's invaluable for certain task. So I learned from that.

    Do what you think is best, I am just sharing my experience. Once you get rid of the laptop, such as life goes, you are going to need it.

    You are a software engineer....my buddies that do the same are married to their laptops. You can't take s computer lab home, and the further you get into you education/career, the more you will need it.

    My wife works Finance, so she doesn't need a laptop, as others on this form may not, depending on their occupation. One day, when I graduate, if I work for a pharmaceutical company I likely won't need a full-time laptop, because I will be on company devices. I'll always have my PC at home, and smartphone, etc. But until that day is here, I'll keep all these devices that I occasionally use.

    I know this post is long winded, and I know the appeal of the "new thing". The top iPhone/note/pixel does this to me each year. I used to end up switching phones 2 or 3 times a year. Just realize that the iPhone X in all its beauty, will not add anything of drastic use to your life. It will seem really cool for a month, you will be here cool crowd, but a month the next big phone will be announced in the iPhone we'll go back to just being another iPhone....doing everything your old iPhone did; while scanning your face and looking pretty.

    Hope this helps. If you get the X, I'll look for your review.
     
  12. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Crazy talk, but good luck.
    I hate iOS and the IPP with a passion, its just too frustrating.
     
  13. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    This is exactly why Apple is worth $750 billion dollars. They are able to get people who virtually have no net worth to sell off items in order to purchase a $1150 smart phone. It's incredible.
     
  14. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    You have great points. And you get me: The urge is so strong ;-;

    I also consider getting an old MBP that is modified later with an SSD, alongside an iPhone 8. The new Gold color is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. But then, it's the same old iOS experience. When I graduate after 2 years, I'll be able to buy a new laptop anyways.

    I'll probably end up not doing it anyways. My third thought is getting a second-hand iPhone SE with an AW. I have a topic about it as well. I'll buy them with the money I already have, so I don't have to sell anything. I didn't own an AW before, but I always wanted to have one.

    So yeah. Apple sure knows how to touch people's weak points, especially if you're a tech savvy person like me. It's really funny. Like 7-8 years ago, I used to drool over the old white plastic MacBook's, see them in my dreams etc. Now I have a MBP with the most recent chasis (13" 2016 w/out TB), I want to sell it to get the "latest and greatest shiny thing". The greed doesn't end.

    Thanks for taking your time to write this comment.
     
  15. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    It really is.
     
  16. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went and bought a Smart Keyboard for my iPad Pro. So far, I’m liking it. I know it doesn’t seem releveant, but it kinda is. I’m thinking to give my MBP to my dad, cuz if I have it, I feel like I’m gonna sell it. I can always get it back from him, if I need a computer very badly. Also, a fun fact, iPhone X will not come here like until December. I’ll have this “want” to buy it for that much time. I’m also in love with the ASK, but I can’t buy a X without refunding it. I’m still on the middle ground, undecided.

    Sorry for this untidy message. Just wanted to update this topic.
     
  17. bufffilm Suspended

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    I do too many things on my laptop that are just either impossible to do (or very hard to do) on my phone or my tablets.
     
  18. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    Last Update

    I gave my MBP away to my father. I don’t need a new phone right now. I bought an ASK to my iPad Pro, so far I’m really enjoying it. I will be saving money to get an iPhone Plus model next year (Probably 7 Plus, if lucky, 8 Plus).

    I discovered that what I was doing, and wanted to do is an act of a person who is always not satisfied with what he/she has. I didn’t talk about my history of buying/selling devices, I’ve done it a lot to a point that I started losing significant amounts of money. From now on, I will try to stay away from this act.

    Thanks for the people that really wanted to help with their comments. I appreciate your time and effort. That is all for now.
     
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  20. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    So you will never need iTunes again.
     
  21. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    I’d like to hear how you came to a conclusion like this. Learn to empathize, please.
     
  22. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816

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    I'd stick with only iOS devices if you could do a full device backup to iCloud. That's the deal breaker for me.
     
  23. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry I also don't get it. A software engineer trying to developer games on an iPad. Good luck with that.

    For some it's more important to concentrate more our studies than on bling bling phones
     
  24. spesifikbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    See BlueGoldAce's long post please. The temptation to buy the new thing. I meant that. Also, I consider myself a quite productive person. I do like programming, but I like drawing and writing stories more. The reason why I am in a school for Software Engineering is complicated.

    Also, I already told my final decision. It's rude of you to come here and troll around. I don't say that you don't have points, your attitude was rude, at first.
     
  25. Fuyuanhuihaoxiao Suspended

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    It depends what job you got!
    Like me, if I don’t have my computer or laptop, I might end up offering lap dance
     

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