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    Much ado about nothing? - iPhone X

    As somebody who uses the Apple eco-system, felt a little underwhelmed by the much heralded launch of the 10th anniversary phone. Pay more get less? Functionally and ergonomically the X model almost seems a step backwards in terms of user ergonomics with no space to hold the phone due to the almost all-screen display which doesn't even go to the edges of the body anyway, and the loss of the tactile feel of the home button, not to mention the less secure facial recognition replacing the finger print. When will designers learn that touch screen alone eliminating all tactile controls doesn't necessarily make a device easier to control. iPhone 8 being waterproof seems a better incremental upgrade despite the continuing lack of 3.5mm jack socket. Ah well time will tell. I suspect had Jobs still been around we'd have been looking at something different yesterday.

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    You are paying for the badge, and to be part of the 'club'. Certainly not for the best tech currently available! Also, it is a disgusting amount of money for a phone

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0...phonex_iphone/

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0...s_your_future/

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    The $999 pricetag is before State and federal tax's are added!

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    You'd want DCC sound for that outlay.

    End of the day it's just a phone. Never get the excitement round this stuff tbh. Only 1% are ever going push its functionality. Most just want a phone, decent storage, a good camera and a way to browse the internet.
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    Apple have fallen by the wayside in recent years. The screen in the new 8 and X are made by Samsung! Apple have been building a new factory for making AMOLED screens but are way behind.
    Samsung are way ahead.
    I used to be Apple fan but can't justify high prices for tech that can't compete.

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    Oooh - so the new Apple X can be unlocked by facial recognition ey? So can my Russian designed Yotaphone2, which came out in 2014

    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-...ts-iphone-demo

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinner75 View Post
    Oooh - so the new Apple X can be unlocked by facial recognition ey? So can my Russian designed Yotaphone2, which came out in 2014

    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-...ts-iphone-demo
    Samsung also had this and went away from it as it was not secure enough.

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    Overpriced & overhyped junk - 'Emperor's New Clothes' comes to mind.

    Steve Jobs wasn't exactly a nice person either apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinner75 View Post
    You are paying for the badge, and to be part of the 'club'.
    I don't do badges nor brand labels, use various kit purely based on function/quality/value.

    Quote Originally Posted by skinner75 View Post
    Certainly not for the best tech currently available! Also, it is a disgusting amount of money for a phone.
    Agree the price is daft. The "best tech" is not necessarily the most reliable nor easy to use! Function over specs every time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Samsung also had this and went away from it as it was not secure enough.
    My thoughts too. Not secure enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warbonnet View Post
    You'd want DCC sound for that outlay.

    End of the day it's just a phone. Never get the excitement round this stuff tbh. Only 1% are ever going push its functionality. Most just want a phone, decent storage, a good camera and a way to browse the internet.
    Agree 100%

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