iPhone XS Max What Are Your Expectations for a $1000+ phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nviz22, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. addey macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2016
    I'd expect it to cost $800 not $1000.
  2. niji Contributor


    Feb 9, 2003

    the phone you quoted fails most of the above:
    size, weight, camera bump, has a notch, etc etc etc.
  3. phoneme macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2015
    you should do your home work.
    size is almost identical
    The iPhone 6 Plus true height is about (158.1 mm) x (77.8 mm)
    Huawei Mate 20 + Mate 20 Pro specifications
    Dimensions 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3mm

    weight is almost identical can iphone 6
    iphone 6 weight 4.55 oz
    mate 20 pro 4.52 oz

    notch is user selectable so you can hide notch if you don't like the way looks.

    ok but you got me with camera hump. but the hump on the mate 20 pro is no were near as huge as the hiddious camera hump on the iphone.
  4. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    If I was going to buy another $1k phone:

    For it to work as advertised for at least 18 months: no bloat or hardware issues. And as few software bugs as possible.
  5. davedvdy macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2011
    A fast charger I believe should be included at the very minimum. I think all their phones at any price point going forward capable of it, should include that though.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I would gladly accept a fast charger in the box in place of the useless wired EarPods that they include, that most do not use, now that Bluetooth is widely available and more convenient.
  7. balaplus macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2017
    Did you mean in the US?
    Because it means 1,300 in most other places on earth !!
  8. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    The new iPhones are nice, sure. The problem is that the average iPhone customer with say an iPhone 7 will walk into the store, buy a $1,000 phone, transfer her data, and walk out with a phone that performs her tasks in exactly the same manner. So she eventually realizes she never needed to buy that $1,000 phone. Plus, she lost her home button she was used to.
  9. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2013
    Could be even worse w/ VAT, tariffs, and other fees. I think it's cheaper to buy an iPhone in the US than some parts of the world, which is beneficial for visiting tourists.
  10. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2018
    Just these days I drove my old car into the dealership and drove away in a new car (3x as expensive as my old one). Sure the new car is faster, has a turbo engine, CarPlay, better fit & finish all around and is better in every way, but I'm still using it to go to work, to the gym and to the mall. And I'm not getting there any faster, since the speed limits were too low even for my old car.

    Should I only get new stuff if my old stuff is literally falling apart?
  11. jeyf macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2009
    the market is saturated, everyone has a cell phone. Apple, a 40+ year old company, is obsolete.
  12. balaplus macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2017
    Come on mate... It's not that desperate yet!
  13. stafil macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2017
  14. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    Sep 24, 2007
    something better than a 5 watts charger.............
  15. xxray macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2013
    The iPhone XS Max but with a fast charger included in the box and a lighter weight (although I don’t want to sacrifice the luxurious build quality or long battery life so it’s pretty much impossible).
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    There really isn’t much Apple can do to reduce the weight if they continue with Stainless bands, an all glass design, including the wireless charging components internally, these phones aren’t really _that_ heavy, considering how thin they are, I think the weight is fairly manageable.
  17. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    - Fast charging out of the box
    - USB-C
    - A USB-C plus cable
    - Actually good speakers
    - 256GB base storage
    - Headphone jack
    - Notification LED
    - fully dust and waterproof
    - All day plus battery capability
    - No or very minimal notch
    - Face ID cameras/sensors either in minimal bezel or under display.
    - Under/in-display Fingerprint ID
    - 8GB or more RAM
    - Next gen Gorilla Glass
    - 24 month or greater default insurance/warranty
    - decent low light camera ability
  18. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I expect that we will continue to see them pushed out by the phone manufacturers... $1000 is the new $650.
  19. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    Would never pay $1000 for a phone.

    Now a hand held 64 bit computer, still camera, video camera, music player and storage device, video player, television receiver, radio, internet connection device, GPS mapping device, built in automobile interface, game console, police scanner, electronic book, multi function calculator, time piece, stop watch, alarm clock, translation device, barometer, severe weather warning device, events calendar, dictionary, thesaurus, that lasts all day on a charge and has phone and text apps built in........well that I would pay $1000 for.

    What’s sad is I have older versions of all these devices in my basement. For which I paid tens of thousands for. Good thing is I carry them all in my pocket now.
  20. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    There shouldn’t be display flickering on $1000+ devices.
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Aside from ‘tech members’ on sites like this, Do you think the average consumer actually even notices any type of ‘flickering’ on a $1000 device? I can’t say I have ever come across anyone outside of here that pointed that out.
  22. geta macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2010
    The Moon
    BJ and coffee in the morning... :D
    as well as real wireless charging without any pads, TouchID under the screen and edge to edge screen.
  23. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    I expect to opt for a cheaper alternative lol. Don’t really need a super expensive iPhone that does the same thing as a cheaper one. No expectations..
  24. nouveau_redneck macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2017
    Deep in the desert
    A full display without a bite taken out of it.
  25. King_SC macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    White colors to actually be white not beige or yellowish

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