Those Not Getting An X - Why?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by neteng101, Nov 2, 2017.

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If you don't plan on getting the X, what's your primary reservation?

  1. FaceID

    22 vote(s)
    5.5%
  2. Notch

    37 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. Price

    86 vote(s)
    21.6%
  4. Other - please explain

    61 vote(s)
    15.3%
  5. None - I am getting the X (this is for you others that just feel the need to vote!)

    138 vote(s)
    34.7%
  6. Waiting for next year's X Plus

    54 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    I have a 7. The Plus never has been nor will be the phone for me - too big. I would like the extra screen real estate of the X.

    The one reason I'm waiting and will pass this cycle is FaceID. I felt burned with TouchID 2 came out in the 6S and I had my 6. That was the single biggest reason I upgraded to the 7 from the 6, just could not bear to live with 1st gen TouchID tech anymore.

    I realize this might mean waiting beyond next year's refresh even. The 2 other big factors I've heard often spoken by those not upgrading are the notch and price. Just wondering where everyone stood, who's not upgrading.
     
  2. pl1984 Suspended

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    I voted other as I am taking a wait and see position. The iPhone X will need to offer something very compelling in order for me to replace my GS 7 Edge. Not because I'm an Android fan but rather my GS 7 Edge does all I need from a smart phone which is why I don't own a GS 8.
     
  3. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

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    Not that big of a change at all. I’m sticking with my ip7plus 256gb
     
  4. DCIFRTHS macrumors 6502a

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    I voted Face ID, but it's also the notch and the price, but take those away, and I still wouldn't buy it because I don't like first gen Apple products. They are test beds for new technology, and I hate/can't afford to be a beta tester. I don't have the patience for that anymore. I don't even pre-order new versions of current models - for example the "S" versions of phones. I wait until all the manufacturing issues, and teething issues have been resolved before I purchase. I can wait a few extra months to get a new phone.

    If I had the disposable income to buy new phones at will, it would be a different story. An exception to this would be the iPhone X. There's only one thing that I desire on this phone - the display. Honestly, I would probably wait until the reports of burn in, or lack thereof, started to roll in...
     
  5. linkgx1 macrumors 68000

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    I chose the iPhone 8 Plus instead. The notch and 1st iteration of Face ID did it for me. Honestly, I hate getting burned with 1st gen Apple devices. They almost always have some major compromise that is fixed in the S/2nd version.

    The X is just unproven to me. The barrier to entry is very high for what benefit? It still runs iOS.
     
  6. pl1984 Suspended

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    What is it about the display that would have you buy the iPhone X?
     
  7. barkomatic macrumors 601

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    I didn't vote because I have one on the way, but I may *return* it depending upon how I feel about the notch. There are some things you just need to see in person and for me the iPhone X is one of them.
     
  8. dannyTO macrumors regular

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    7 Plus still runs perfectly for me, and I can't see myself dishing out $1700+ CAD
     
  9. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

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    Too expensive, lacking a bottom bezel and being able to track our faces now are not improvement features.

    Same chip + Camera as the 8+. Shame shame.
     
  10. blcfla macrumors regular

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    How about all of the above? I'm just waiting and seeing how it plays out til next year when everything gets fine tuned. Got a good deal on an 8+ that didn't end up costing much out of pocket so was a good upgrade for me from the regular 7.
     
  11. DCIFRTHS macrumors 6502a

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    I should have put that in my post. I like OLED displays. I'm not sure how it will look on Apple's implementation of it, but it seems promising.
    As another poster mentioned, I am am not a fan of BIG phones, so I wold have to see how the phone felt in my hand too.
     
  12. jmarttu24 macrumors member

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    Simply put, it's an over priced phone. Other phones offer the same thing, minus face id, that are cheaper. The only thing apple has is the IOS. I will stick with my 6. It does basically everything, that is useful to me, that the new phone does. I personally hope this new phone tanks and it's a wake up call to apple
     
  13. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL I love that the poll is getting trolled by people buying the X. It's the #1 response by a factor of 5!
     
  14. neteng101 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've always been a "S" version buyer except for the original 2G and the 6. It was the 6 that made me regret getting out of the S cycle... not a bad phone but it felt a bit obsolete after just a year. The 4S is probably one of my favorites even but its battery life was pretty dismal and if it wasn't for that, I would have even skipped the 5S. 5/5S 4-inch screen was just too tall and narrow for my liking, it didn't really add much just made for a taller display compared to the 3.5-inch.

    Only reason I did the 6 was the screen, and that's the main temptation with the X.
     
  15. trifid macrumors 68000

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    Not getting one mainly due to size. I'm waiting for iPhone SE X.
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G4

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    My 128GB iPhone 7 still runs like a charm and does everything I need it to and more. I really have absolutely zero reason to spend more money on a new device.

    I wouldn’t even have bought the 7 except it only cost me $100 with a trade in promotion from Verizon.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Not getting the X due to smaller keyboard. Not willing to give up my 8+ keyboard for what the X offers.
     
  18. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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  19. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    I'd say the main reason was price, I saved EUR 250 buying 8+.
    The second is the display, I prefer the aspect ratio of 8+ with a wider screen. I think they'll make a plus version of X in the future, hopefully below $1000 and that's when I'll get my new phone
     
  20. LunarFalcon macrumors regular

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    My 7 is still practically brand new, and I find the X to be entirely too expensive for what it offers.
     
  21. arkitect macrumors 603

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    I am sitting this out as I want to see how 1st Generation Face ID works out.

    Not saying it is going to fail — not at all — I will jump aboard as soon as it is a proven stable technology.

    Hopefully next year!
     
  22. BenTrovato macrumors 68030

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    Apple can’t even nail an iOS release, let alone a phone with so much new tech. It’ll still be decent but not interested in paying that much to live through the bumps and bruises.
     
  23. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

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  24. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    I have one coming, we'll see how I feel about using it after going from a + model to the X... If I don't like it, I'm selling it.
     
  25. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    Main reason being the price. Second reason being a reluctance to switch from touchid to faceid without hearing some real life user feedback on how well it compares.
     

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