iPhone X Wait another year?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Luigi_S, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Luigi_S macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2017
    Hi everyone,
    My old iPhone 6 is on its last legs now, so I’m in need of a new phone... I’ve got a bonus from work so going to buy outright. I want an iphone X!

    My question is after all this Apple throttling saga is it worth waiting to see what happens? Will they offer some sort of discount? Do you think the 2018 handset will be extra special after what has happened? I just don’t want to jump the gun and regret it :(
  2. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    Buy the X. No need to wait and see. It's a fantastic phone and you've suffered in your 6 long enough.

    I was in the same spot a few weeks ago, couldn't be happier.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Right now Apple is offering new batteries for $29.

    A new battery removes the throttling so your old iPhone would probably recover.

    If you want to save yourself the cost of a new X.
  4. Relentless Power, Dec 31, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I would not be concerned with The throttling with the iPhone X. I would purchase iPhone X enjoy and it for what it is, it's a great iPhone. And whatever Apple has in store for 2018, is well underway and I don't think this would have any impact on what they do in terms of the iPhone X in 2018.

    Apples future goals with the throttling/battery life is to be more transparent and how it operates for the user to understand entirely, which is something I think that they will do for the future in iOS.
  5. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    I second this. Save your money for 2018 version which perfects the current X or if you like to get the plus X version, which in the planning.
  6. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2012
    I'm waiting. I am hoping Apple will release an iPhone X-like device with one of their sweet LCD displays instead of the OLED display. I have no use for OLED.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Wise advice right there;)
  9. Luigi_S thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2017
    Thanks for all your replies. I appreciate all your opinions. I know I should wait for version 2 of the X but I can’t help but want the shiny new iPhone now. Even though all I read are bad reviews :rolleyes:
    Just reading actual real world opinions are helpful though :oops:
  10. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Get the battery replaced for the 6, and see how the saga plays out in the next month .

    I returned my x , my limited edition red 7 is a great phone.

    My recommendation , the s version of the phone fixes a lot of issues . Rev A Apple products.....always a risk )
  11. KrisLord macrumors 65816

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    The X is brilliant. Buy it.

    Get the battery replaced on your 6 and then sell it, put it towards an Apple Watch ;)
  12. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    I wouldn't worry about the reviews. Most of them are written to garner page views and to enflame readers. If there are specific things brought up in the reviews that are important to you, then by all means, reconsider the purchase. However, you're coming from an iPhone6, so your perspective will be much different than someone coming from a 6S or 7, let alone a tech reviewer that probably uses the latest and greatest all the time.

    I know two people at work that have the iPhoneX and both came from the iPhone6. They love it. Could it be that they're forcing themselves to love it because they just spent $1200 on them? Sure. But it's also likely that they truly do love the X.

    Personally, I'm waiting for the X Series2. Not because there's anything wrong with the X for me. I'm just cheap and want to squeeze one more year out of my iPhone6. Besides, if I buy one for me, then I'd have to buy one for my wife. Becomes a $2000+ purchase at that point.
  13. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2017
    I went from a 6S to an X and couldn’t be happier. Reviews are just opinions and everyone has a different experience.. If you’re dead set on a new phone, I’d take the advice given above. Replace the battery in the 6 and either keep it as a backup, gift it to a relative or sell it.
  14. Luigi_S thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2017
    I’ve just booked my genie bar appointment- so hopefully they will agree to replace my battery... I’m in the U.K. but I can’t find any info on if Apple have started the reduced price battery replacements here or not :rolleyes:
    I’m then going to give it a couple of months to see what happens-
    Do you think it will blow over or do you think Apple will feel they have some real making up to do and offer something
  15. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    Don't listen to the "put it off" crowd.

    And whoa? Bad reviews? That's nonsense. What you're reading are bad social media people on Instagram and YouTube who get paid by-the-click and nothing gets the clicks like a good anti-Apple article or video. Ignore those. It's spam just like junk mail and robocalls.

    Without question, the iPhone X is the best iPhone ever made and I've owned them all. Go buy your shiny new iPhone tonight. No need to wait or worry. Apple has a 14 day return period, if you get it home and don't like it, just bring it back no questions asked.
  16. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2004
    I recently upgraded from a 6. My perspective is if you do not have a 6S or any of the + size phones, the X is a huge upgrade.

    Coming from a 6, you get:
    a bigger screen, bigger battery, better camera, 3D Touch, Live Photo’s, OLED, and the A11 chip w/ 3 gigs of ram. FaceID is also much better than touchID on the 6.

    That’s a lot to get in a single upgrade. The phone is stable, lots of the issues are blown out of proportion. I love it and would not / could not go back to the 6 now. Sell it and upgrade.
  17. Makayla macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2016
    I would definitely wait another year but not because I think there will be any offerings but because there will be 3 versions of iPhone X's to choose from instead of one.

    I came from a 5s (the last iphone not systematically affected by throttling) and the only reason I upgraded to an 8 plus this year was because I wanted to stay away from the X and there likely won't be a 9 plus next year. Lol

    The X won't be going anywhere.
  18. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Until September 2018. Where the next phone will be the best. And so on.

    It changes every year. The latest is always the best around here until it gets tossed aside for the next new model.

    So I don't regard this as a ringing endorsement of the X.

    It's your opinion and you are entitled to it. I have my own about the X. But that aside, will your opinion change at all next year when the next new iPhone launches? How good will the X be then?
  19. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2014
    Then why not wait for the 2019 iPhone which will perfects the 2018 iPhone ? Get the point ?
  20. rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    There is always a small percentage of vocal, negative reviewers. And there will always be something new the next year. I, my son and daughter-in-law have an X and are very happy with them. I honestly believe this is the best smartphone I have owned. Face ID and Gestures are fantastic and work great for me. Form factor is perfect and I don't miss the screen real estate of my previous 6s Plus.
  21. niji macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    hi. your question is a great one. being asked by a lot of people.

    for me, i have decided to wait. i have a 6s.
    i will do a super upgrade when i do upgrade:
    buying the 2018 model of the X, and as well, hopefully an upgraded MacBook as well, to replace my adequate workhorse MacBook Air.
    by October-November 2018 the cabling situation may have been straightened out, next generation of wireless charging available, and USB-C Thunderbolt 3 in the MacBook.

    I do not think the 2018 version of X will be substantially different other than the bugs more worked out.
    if you want to really hedge your bet, buy an 8 or even a 7 now and you could wait even 2 more years.
    also, by June 2018 we will begin to see apples strategy in how they are going change iOS for iPhone more and more to fit the X rather than older models.
  22. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    I don't worry about any of this. When my current iPhone is more than 2 years old I get the best version of the new iPhone available. This year, it's the X.

    So if the OP's cycle puts him at the 2+ year mark and he needs a new iPhone, get the best one that's out there now. That's the play. These devices are too important to our everyday lives to mess around with an old one entering Year 3 when there's a great new device out there right now.

    I'm as critical as it gets. The X is a terrific device, no bugs to work out, no issues whatsoever. I should know. I own 4 of them.
  23. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Personally, after a big design change, I like to get the second gen. That gives them time to work out the kinks.

    For instance, the iPad 2 was awesome because the worked out the flaws/deficiencies of the original iPad.

    AppleWatch S2 improved the shortcomings of the S0.

    The iPhone4 was a major redesign. The 4S fixed it.

    The iPhone6 was a major redesign and the 6S corrected the flaws of the 6 (too bad I got the 6).

    I'm waiting for the X S2.
  24. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    The OP is fortunate in that he is in the non-S cycle.

    Meaning every two years he can get the newest phone and not the following years boring iteration.

    My wife and I were in that situation and my two kids who are on the S cycle were always unhappy they had to wait a year to get the features we already enjoyed, they found that all they did was lag behind everyone else needlessly.

    I can also tell you as someone who has been on the non-S cycle since the iPhone 3GS a decade ago that there are no kinks to be worked out. Apple has world-class engineers and they certainly know what they’re doing.
  25. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    If you get the iPhone X, do the iPhone Upgrade Program. I would wait but then again if your iPhone 6 is being all slow and freezing, definitely get the X. Its a really nice phone but next year will definitely have improvements since the X is a brand new design and screen for the iPhone.

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