Wanting is often better than having

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

  1. orev, Nov 2, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017

    orev macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2015
    Enjoy the waiting period. By tomorrow night you'll realize you paid over $1000 just to check Facebook and Instagram exactly the same way you're doing today (myself included) ;).

    EDIT: This came off as unintentionally negative. My main point is to enjoy life and enjoy the whole experience we have been going through, from the rumors, the reveal, the pre-ordering, and now the waiting and anticipation. All of it is part of the "event". It's what makes Apple reveals special. If you just want to walk into a store and buy a phone with no fanfare, go get a Samsung...
  2. pl1984 Suspended

    Oct 31, 2017
    I'm not knocking early adopters but this is so true (and has been for most releases of smart phones).
  3. orev thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2015
    It's not about early adopters. The same applies when most people buy something new. You plan, research, place an order, then wait. That time is usually pretty enjoyable. Once you receive the item it usually doesn't bring with it the same level of enjoyment.
  4. onepoint macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2010
  5. DNichter, Nov 2, 2017
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    DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I spent $2 more a month than I do now for a phone that's exactly what I have been wanting Apple to make. New design, all screen, no huge chins, OLED, best camera, and wireless charging are all things I am looking forward to.
  6. pl1984 Suspended

    Oct 31, 2017
    I just don't find it exciting to buy a new phone which really offers nothing over my current phone. People will receive the iPhone X, unboxing it, play with it, and do exactly nothing that they haven't done with the phone it's replacing.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 2, 2017 ---
    This is a serious question. What about the new design, all screen, huge chins, and OLED will improve your phone using experience? As for the camera smart phone cameras have been very good for a number of years. My opinion is for the majority of buyers the improvements are too small to be much of a factor. Wireless charging is nice (I have it in my GS 7 Edge).
  7. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Fair enough. I have wanted a more modern design for some time now, I will appreciate it more. The no bezels and chins allow for a larger screen in a smaller size. I have found the Plus to be too big and I have wanted Plus features in a more compact package, the X hits on this. The all screen design, which includes the removal of the home button allows for a gesture based UI. This is something I have wanted since the Pre days and looks to be a really fun new way to interact with your phone. The higher resolution OLED is also a huge improvement. The screen is everything to a phone so it will make everything you do on your phone, better. Lastly the camera should be a nice upgrade and I take a lot of pictures. For me, it's not necessarily about feature a vs feature b or I can do this or that better. It's about the entire experience of using the phone. All of which will be improve by the things I have mentioned. And for $2 a month more, it's a no brainer.
  8. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    I only bought it to track it. I'll sell it when it comes and buy something else with that money.

    Living life one shipping notification at a time.
  9. barkomatic macrumors 601

    Aug 8, 2008
    You nailed it. Buying a new shiny thing is like a drug that wears off just after the return period ends.
  10. Harthag macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    I'll enjoy my phone displaying notifications simply by me looking at it while at my desk. I'll also enjoy the battery life that is awful on my 7. Those are 2 practical things off the top of my head that are improvements. And it's my hobby to 'upgrade' every year. I will thoroughly enjoy it.
  11. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I don't know, I still enjoy my 7 Plus. To this day actually and I got it at launch last year. Definitely happy with the upgrade and year of use from the 6s to the 7 Plus.
  12. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    I agree. The wait and anticipation is like a drug. This whole week I've been so psyched about Friday morning. I'm even planned out my make up and outfit to make my silver iphone x.

    But the iPhone x will probably die down after week. Then I'll start kicking myself for paying $1100 for a device.
  13. jayrflow macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2013
    I know I'm so excited to get my hands on this tomorrow but once Monday rolls around, everything will be back to status quo for me
  14. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    Spock: Stonn, she is yours. After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.
  15. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    This is so true!

    It's kind of sad that there is so much focus on something materialistic and insignificant. Functionality wise, there is no difference, you will get the same done on any iPhone or smart phone for that matter.

    This is coming from someone who ordered a silver and space grey cause I couldn't decide on color LMAO!
  16. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    You could say the same about buying a house, car, going on vacation, or practically anything in life. It's a depressing outlook in general in my opinion.
  17. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    I have over a thousand downloaded movies including all my all-time favorites and several of my favorite TV shows on a $80 2TB Seagate external hard drive thanks to Piratebay and YIFY movies. Selection on iTunes is too limited. That's thousands of dollars saved and I don't really need Netflix or cable.

    I also had a $30 Lumia 640 that was probably better than an iPhone 4s and 5 with its camera. I still have a $30 Moto E that made me alot of money doing Postmates back in Feb before switching to DoorDash. I saved so much from Black Friday, Amazon, and Best Buy weekly ads, I felt like I was robbing.

    I have saved tons. I got Dreamcast for $50 new back in Dec 2001. I got an LG G5 for only $120. I got a LG V20 for practically free thanks to the rebate card from the S7 edge which I pulled off using a $120 G5 as a trade-in. I got an iPhone SE for only $200 and it's even cheaper now at $150. Back in the day, I had emulators on my iPod touch and PSP.

    By Sat if I win a horse race by betting only $100 and make $500 profit, the iPhone X is 50% off. I'm good. I'm thinking of sipping on whine right now from all the sour grapes I see... ;)
  18. Jjayf macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2015
    I once hired a very high priced escort even though I already had a wife. She was tall and dark and sexy and all screen. I spent a lot of money to do things I could have done with the wife I have, but it was sooo much better. Worth every penny..
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    it's not about what you can check

    it's more about the features I have wanted for years. love OLED tech, wireless charging and a smaller body in a bigger screen.

    and a new design was needed
  20. patricem macrumors 6502


    Nov 18, 2005
    My 6s+ sucks since it fell off my bookcase 6 weeks ago. Half the time the buttons dont work, like trying to hang up a phone call, or enter Press 1 on the keyboard. (Just tried 3 times to get through to UPS), I have to turn off and on to get it to reset. Touch ID for me works maybe 1 of of 50 times. My phone was bought used. So I am very much looking forward to my new phone, that will actually work. Some people actually buy something they need, not just want.
  21. dontworry Suspended


    Mar 18, 2010
    I'm upset that I was asleep while my UPS plane was in the air. I woke up and it said it as already in Louisville, missed the whole thing.
  22. pika2000 macrumors 603

    Jun 22, 2007
    People buy this for status symbol. I mean what do you use a Rolex watch for? Functionality wise, it tells time, something that a $20 digital watch can do as well (or even better).
    The same reason people buy the latest Galaxy S/Note phones, running apps that a $100-$200 Android phone can as well.
  23. lordhamster macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2008
    This is SO true.

    In all honesty, my Pixel XL does more than I need.
    So did my 7Plus before that
    my Nexus 6P before that
    My 6SPlus before that

    The first step in recovery is admitting I have problem. :)
  24. Oridus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2012
    This is where blanket statements make me laugh.

    You’re wrong. Myself and many others included will not have spent $1000 to use FB or IG (or any other Social Media tool) the same way I’m doing.

    By the time I upgrade, which will be next year, I will have spent an estimated $606 (after tax). Yes that’s a decent chunk of change. However, my phone is my life line for my business and my personal organizer. My phone earns me far more money than I spend on it. By Saturday evening, I will most likely have used my phone to earn me at least $1,000. I will spend the $606 knowing I have a brand new product with a brand new warranty and a brand new battery to get through the day. I have a new product that will be a large screen but fit comfortably in my hand when I need to put together an email for a client. I have a new product that will provide me entertainment while traveling. I have a product that I will enjoy. The $606 I spend on this product will be no different than the $606 that someone spends on new rims for their car, or going out drinking throughout the month, or on their pet snake, or on their antique collection, or on cigarettes, or on a paint job for their kitchen, or on sports tickets or the latest designer purse.

    I will have spent $606 on something that not only is a daily tool to make sure I can schedule things for my family in an efficient manner, but quite frankly something that makes me happy in some way or another. It’s something I enjoy.

    Also, keep in mind, for a lot of people this will be a phone they hang on for two to four years.

    Why do we constantly have to make these threads knocking how people choose to spend their money? It’s their money, not yours. If you feel guilty about it, that’s on you.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 2, 2017 ---
    That’s the thing. You have no problem. You enjoy tech, you have money to spend on it. Make yourself happy. That’s all that matters.
  25. Lucifer666, Nov 2, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017

    Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    I don't care. So I pay $1000 for an hour rush. Then it's back to normal, and I'm out some money, but there's a phone I wanted (I think).

    I wanted a smaller phone, so I'm going to notice this constantly. Then again, ANY small, cheap, phone would have done it :D

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