Other Very weird iPhone year - take a look at the front page of the forum...

Adelphos33

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Almost every post involves somewhat swapping one phone for another, people trying to figure out which model to buy, etc. Usually, the forum is filled with posts about the latest model. Seems unsettled this year.
 

AppleWes

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It's rare for Apple to have so many different models available at same time and price points, so I assume that brings up a lot of questions.

...and some forum members can't accept the fact that it's ok for people to like different things (heated topics about OLED/LCD/size/etc...) :apple:
 
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Dru_555

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Almost every post involves somewhat swapping one phone for another, people trying to figure out which model to buy, etc. Usually, the forum is filled with posts about the latest model. Seems unsettled this year.
Apple has really changed over these past few years. It started with a few software changes and has become so much more now. The division between devices which are basically all just as crazily priced in comparison with their predecessors, but with each own having such relevant pros and cons to just about every potential user. I’ve never considered a budget iPhone, for example, because I use my iPhone for everything from work to school and all of my personal life in between, yet I was drawn in by the colour options and better battery of the XR, yet also allured by the higher performance and data speed of the XS Max. The watch is cellular and stands alone, but also doesn’t. The iPads are making significant yet insignificant changes with each new generation. MacBooks are still getting more desirable but in a world where laptops themselves are becoming less desirable. Wireless charging is so useful and novel still for so many people, yet fast charging is far more ideal AND inaccessible at the same time. An Apple TV costs way more than most of its competitors, but it’s also so much more than access to the same old streaming services. Things are really complicated now. There’s no obvious mainstream choice for anything anymore. So much has naturally improved with time but the rate and style of improvement has worsened in some ways. I can’t even claim all of this confidently because I’m sure my opinion is perfectly contrary to how just about half of Apple fans out there all feel.
 
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mritech

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It’s all people whining about the XS problems with the battery and antenna, or the XS Max is too big or the yellowish screens (I personally hate the True Tone and like the old lighting look we had for years) and then people complaining about the resolution on the XR which they may not if they didn’t read the specs about the dots per inch.

Then you have some of population that’s happy with it. Most praise seems to be going to the XR that’s the least complained phone of the 3.

Also there was another thread of some guy who returned 16 XS’s.

Plus a good 2/3 of the people who are happy won’t bother giving input it’s mostly the dissatisfied customers you hear from with reviews
 
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Relentless Power

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Almost every post involves somewhat swapping one phone for another, people trying to figure out which model to buy, etc. Usually, the forum is filled with posts about the latest model. Seems unsettled this year.
What about not even taking into account the majority who don’t frequent a tech forum at all, and the hundreds of thousands of people that purchase iPhones that are completely content with the model they purchased. My point is, you will have those more specific on a tech forum that are _very_particular, or are looking for hardware problems, or are not sure what they want to purchase, versus the average consumer that will likely just keep their device as it is.
 
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C DM

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Almost every post involves somewhat swapping one phone for another, people trying to figure out which model to buy, etc. Usually, the forum is filled with posts about the latest model. Seems unsettled this year.
Seems like most of the discussions are still about the latest models, there are just a few different ones now.
 
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