Apparently a $1000 iPhone was announced today

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  1. Amaris

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    Indeed, they will. Others seem to be willing to fellate it in the process.
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    Nothing, IMHO.

    It does have a far better camera (12MP compared to 5MP and it apparently has a zoom capability that actually looks good, which would set it apart from any phone camera I've ever seen) but that's not enough to justify the price for me.

    I'll probably get a X when Apple introduces the XII and the price for an X falls into a more reasonable range. :diacanu:
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  3. steve2^4

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    It's shiny. It has a bionic chip.

    By being a closed platform (like their PCs) they control quality of software and hardware much more so it's less buggy. But you get this with iPhone 8 too.
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  5. Amaris

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    Exactly. There are a few nice little improvements, but there's just nothing justifying that massive leap in price other than greed. It concerns me because if they do get people to drop that kind of money for this, it will only encourage them to keep up that model for future releases.

    Indeed you do. I have an iPad Mini 4. It was given to me as a gift by some of my friends when my generic little tablet up and quit working. I love it. It's pretty, lightweight, and has a good looking display. I treasure it for many reasons, but I could never see myself buying one at its current price, because that's just an insane amount of money for a tablet. I'm an Apple fan (I'm also a Microsoft, Android, and Linux fan, FWIW). I consider their designs to be organic, the quality to be consistent, the OS to be a solid, stable system, but the pricing is just so exorbitant compared to what you get. The whole thing just feels like an unnecessary cash grab. Yeah, yeah, I know, Apple, but consumers should punish that level of greed, not give in wholeheartedly.
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    A truck with 500 of these new Iphones in them was hijacked in L.A. yesterday. Yeah, that was half a million worth of iphones there not counting what ever else was in the truck.
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    I personally have never and will never buy any Apple products.
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    Thanks for letting us know.
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    That's the thing I hate about smartphones is how fragile they are. Mine is wrapped up in an otter box that damn near triples the phone's thickness just so my old enemy gravity doesn't rob me of the cost of my phone.
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    Tiffany's will sell you a can for the same price as a new iPhone X.
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    Aren't reddit users generally better about specifics? It's pretty easy to check the temperature.
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    I have less than zero interest in the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 would fall under my normal upgrade pattern (3GS, 4S, 5S, 6S, etc.). However, my 6S works just fine and does everything I need and want it to do. I don't see how the 8 offers any upgrade in storage or functionality.

    Now, upgrading from the Apple Watch 1 to the Apple Watch 3 is another story.
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    And when your iPhone hits the year mark, Apple "helpfully" slows it down for you.
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    I don't think you're supposed to be able to replace the batteries.
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  23. Zombie

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    It was a dumb move to throttle the phones.
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    I'm honestly not surprised, though. Designed obsolescence is very much the model these days. Used to be you'd want to make a good product and just keep selling more and more of it based on that, and continually expending your market. But more recently, "sustainability" is the big buzzword, and now you want to design things to fail in a predicable fashion so your existing market will have to continually buy replacements. I'm honestly more surprised they're offering replacement batteries given how they've been about anyone taking their iPhones apart, and they actually are right about the batteries slowly degrading over time.
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    Mere mortals like us, no, but Apple will happily charge you to have one of their techs replace the battery for you. It has always been this way.
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  26. steve2^4

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    Batteries + Bulbs changed my wife's 5s battery for $69 yesterday. It's still slow. Yes, the performance degradation only applies to 6 and up, but I was hoping apple affected hers too. Still, it wouldn't go for more than a few hours before unexpectedly shutting down on the old battery. Yes I tried to sell her on a shiny new android.

    Told her she should bag the fugly otter-box, then it would be like having a new phone. Why people buy a shiny phone because it's shiny and then box it up like an GI cellphone is a mystery to me.
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    The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 looks like a screaming bargain at $549. Sadly, they have no direct sales outside of Asia so it would only be gray market in the US. The specs are top line flagship specs but for half the price. The design is even clean and pleasing.

    The ceramic back plate with metal edges improves both look and functionality.
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  29. Aurora

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    Xiaomi cleans the floor with Apple at the moment. Unfortunately they just don't get how to properly expand outside of China. I have a Redmi Note 4 - it's incredible. Build quality is iPhone-like, performance is very good*, the screen is more than OK. Only obvious corner they cut was the camera which sucks when it's not broad daylight. But then I don't really care about the camera.

    It was all of EUR 180.- new. Put a proper aftermarket ROM on it and boom. Un-fucking-believable. My next one will be a Mi Mix; whatever number is the newest by then.



    * I don't play games on a smartphone so I cannot comment on performance there.
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    https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-g-plus-gen-5-special-edition/ecomm

    I am seeing Motorola selling Moto G5S Plus models with the 32gb storage option for $249.99 unlocked. It is $299.99 for the 64gb version and two colors are offered on each. The reviews call it the best mid priced smartphone on the market with some pretty impressive specs (not top of the line but very good especially for the price point) an all metal body, duel main cameras with a single front facing camera set up, and very good, large, 1080p screen even if it is LED and not OLED like the flagships.

    I have seriously thinking about getting one as the LG I bought a few montgs back has a cracked screen and that is after I replaced the first one for having a cracked screen. The LG has a thin plastic body which flexes and cracks the screen even just sitting in your pocket so the Moto's all metal body construction sounds like the way to go.

    I am pretty much done buying flagship phones as you pay through the nose and get stuck on two year contracts so from no on it is unlocked or bust for me.