pt020, 26 Apr 2018Never paid more than $600 for a phone, it is ridiculous to pay so much money for something I r... more$600 every year ?? wow
~~ i spend $700 phone and already 3 years and still using it ... and people call me rich guy because im using iphone
Launching two flagship devices simultaneously, with the "better" being vapourware for months, was always going to be a failure. I still don't get why Apple decided to launch the iPhone 8, and with a couple of months delivery head start. Greed, thinking that all iPhone buyers will keep buying all new models, finally got the better of Apple.
AnonD-1825, 25 Apr 2018Sametime elsewhere
"China's Smartphone Market Shrank 8% in Q1 2018 While Apple's iPhone Sal... moreWell if you want to quote from that article maybe you should mention that everyone showed growth, non of them less than 13% or maybe that Xiaomi had 51% growth.
End of the day it's all irrelevant as these are shipped numbers not sold devices, 99% of them could be rotting in some back alley wharehouse.
of course, because the X has a ridiculous price tag, and alot of people prefer less fragile more practical phones like the 8 and below
PeterThePanda, 26 Apr 2018Source: Patentlyapple.com, an obviously Apple biased website, while their quoted data also sho... morePerhaps you should read the article again. The source is not Patentlyapple.com, they only report about it. The source is Counterpoint Research.
Never paid more than $600 for a phone, it is ridiculous to pay so much money for something I replace every year.
I have the 8 since launch day, over 7 months ago. I have never been happier with a phone. If the 8 Plus or X were the same price as the 8, I would still go for the 8. Love the compact size, incredible speed, stable performance, finger print scanner and white bezels and thankfully NO notch. The X is simply not my kind of phone.
AnonD-1825, 25 Apr 2018Sametime elsewhere
"China's Smartphone Market Shrank 8% in Q1 2018 While Apple's iPhone Sal... moreSource: Patentlyapple.com, an obviously Apple biased website, while their quoted data also shows that Chinese brands also grew.
iPhones are perceived to be a status symbol. The design remained unchanged since the iPhone 6, and people had trouble telling whether you had the shiny new iPhone, or were rocking an old model. Out of nowhere came the most expensive iPhone ever with a design that could be recognized from afar, and people lined up for it. But, soon the market was flooded with lookalikes and people could no longer be sure about you being the proud owner of an iPhone, let alone the most expensive iPhone ever. Turned out the humble iPhone 8 duo with home button were more iconic after all.
True, I think they should have done something similar to what Samsung did with the home button (made it virtual and pressure sensitive). Apple already has the hardware for it, pressure sensing there and they can also keep selected pixels on for the button area.
Nechan, 26 Apr 20181K$ was cheap for iphone X. In my country Samsung S9+ cost nearly 1K$, and iPhone X cost 1,5K$... moreIn my country, the iX 256GB came for $2250 equivalent.
Right now it must be a bit over $1900
that is because the pricing of the iphone x is insane, if the price of the ipx is the price of the iphone 8, it would have sold like hotcakes, they would have a bigger profit because of volume of units sold not because of bigger profit margins and smaller volume of units sold
paco2x, 25 Apr 2018I don't think the classic iPhone will go away so easily, lots of people still don't like the g... moreYup, I personally think older iPhones' design are better than iPhone X. It just still screams "iPhone" instead of iPhone X's design. The home button is still remarkable.
john, 25 Apr 2018am pretty sure samsung is already putting it into consideration unfortunately..It's a good idea . Bezels are useless space.
You fix it by a notch and virtual bezels (black background on the notification center).
I haven't hear one bad opinion on the notch that ia based on facts.
People hate just to hate. A bit of how they hated apple's non comploance with flash player and by now they are happy that it never happened...
AnonD-90109, 25 Apr 2018It's not the notch, it's the $1K plus price tag, anyone who spends $1K on a smartphone needs t... more1K$ was cheap for iphone X. In my country Samsung S9+ cost nearly 1K$, and iPhone X cost 1,5K$ for 256gb. People still buying it though, and my country was third world country.
chester, 25 Apr 2018Notch is now embraced by Android OEMs except Samsung HTC, Sony, Motorola and hopefully Pixel too will be 'notchless'
Not really surprising, since the X is more expensive than the 8 plus and also far less practical for daily use. Apple have lost their touch for a long time now to be honest. In my opinion, the last great phones they released were the iphone 5 and 5s.
AnonD-1825, 25 Apr 2018Sametime elsewhere "China's Smartphone Market Shrank 8% in Q1 2018 While Apple's iPhone Sal... moreThey want looks differently, up price to $2000, will raise the demand in China