Wozniak won't buy the iPhone X on Day 1

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From an article on CNBC (should probably be on the MacRumors front page as a fun article)...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he's not in a hurry to buy the next iPhone — even though he usually rushes out to upgrade on opening day.

"I'd rather wait and watch that one. I'm happy with my iPhone 8 — which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me," Wozniak said, speaking from the sidelines of the Money 20/20 conference. "For some reason, the iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone I didn't — on day one — upgrade to. But my wife will, so I'll be close enough to see it."

Wozniak — who is known to carry several new phones at once — made the remarks just ahead of preorder sales, which open on Oct. 27.

For more than a year before it was released, the iPhone X was hailed as a revolutionary new form factor that could spark a "super cycle" of sales. The phone, unveiled in September, features an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch bright, sharp display, with a smaller chassis than the iPhone 8 Plus. It also has facial recognition.

But Wozniak also said he was skeptical that the Face ID feature would work the way it is supposed to.

Wozniak isn't the only onlooker who's uncertain about the new handset. Because the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X were not released at the same time this year, some analysts have struggled to get a handle on how well the phones will sell.

Surveys show that a high percentage of consumers plan to purchase a new iPhone in the next three months but that the iPhone 8 series is accounting for a smaller share of sales than the new iPhones this time last year, according to UBS analyst Steven Milunovich.

"This softness could be good or bad depending on whether users are waiting on the iPhone X," Milunovich wrote in a Monday note.

Venture capitalist Gene Munster noted that Google searches for "iPhone" seem to have declined 10 percent year over year. But Munster said his firm's surveys show "positive data points for Apple."

"The release of the iPhone 8 was underwhelming compared to past iPhone launches, but this is not bad news for Apple. This year's iPhone cycle will have its units and revenues split between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X," Munster wrote. "Historically about half of the iPhones purchased in a given year are the most recently released model. This bodes well for iPhone revenue growth."

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/23/apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-not-upgrading-to-iphone-x-right-away.html

The reasoning Wozniak is saying makes it seem like he likes things that "look consistently similar", and is not one to want to try something really new...
 
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I’d be shocked if it was more than a phone call away the man co founded the company
I seem to recall that on a couple of the phones, Woz was asked if he was going to get one, where he then said he already has it.

So, yeah, he pretty much can jump to the head of the line anytime.
 
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Wozniak could have a X already if he wanted.

He enjoys experiencing the new products and launches in the same manner a typical fan would.

(i mean, that's what he's stated in the past at least.. pretty sure he's even done an all-nighter in an Apple Store iPhone line.)
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"But my wife will, so I'll be close enough to see it."
guarantee Woz will be trying animojis within ten minutes of seeing his wife's X

:-D
 
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Woz is pretty much saying the X is a waste of time and waiting to see next years release instead.
Like many people.

either that, or..

"I'd rather wait and watch that one. I'm happy with my iPhone 8 — which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me [...] For some reason, the iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone I didn't — on day one — upgrade to."
..maybe upgrading to an iPhone X from an iPhone 8 is.. just a little bit odd, all things considered.. maybe that's the "for some reason"?
;)
 

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Apple never give free iphone to no body
even when jobs alive he still take out his pocket to grab one

that a policy
fwiw..
s.Jobs did send an original iPhone to Woz..

Wozniak didn't ask for it.. Jobs just gifted him one.. same thing with a few other products though now, i think they (Apple) get it.. Wozniak wants to buy the product himself if he wants to own it.. and he owns a lot of Apple products ;)
 
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Exactly. He's the co-founder who hasn't been relevant in any way since 1980 or so. Wozniak didn't even have anything to do with the Lisa, much less the Mac, iPod, or iPhone. He's not remotely a tech visionary. I guess people pay occasional attention to him out of nostalgia, like Seema Mody today on CNBC. Such a waste of time.
 

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Exactly. He's the co-founder who hasn't been relevant in any way since 1980 or so. Wozniak didn't even have anything to do with the Lisa, much less the Mac, iPod, or iPhone. He's not remotely a tech visionary. I guess people pay occasional attention to him out of nostalgia, like Seema Mody today on CNBC. Such a waste of time.
He was relevant when it counted. That’s more than sufficient.
 

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The article also states that he purchased the iPhone 8 and is completely content with that. It Also states that he was skeptical about Face ID. Perhaps he just want to wait and see how the iPhone X is recepted.
 
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