[2017] Apple September Event

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  1. ElPigto

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    I seriously expected something a lot better for their anniversary. At this point there are just so many great phones out there, it's really hard to be impressed.
     
  2. davidio840

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    A grand! Lol jeebus... Did they release the iphone 8 price?
     
  3. BigM

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    The X looks very very nice. I'll try and get one for resale since their limiting production. No interest in replacing my iPhone 7 though the note 8 intrigues me. I like the idea of the stylus for certain things.
     
  4. knote32

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    I am rocking this IPhone 6 for like 5 more years. These prices are ridiculous for absurd features that I just don't care about.
     
  5. BiGGieStuFF

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    699 but you start off with 64gb storage.
     
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  6. el gnomo

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  7. Icehouse

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    Wow, I didn't realize AT&T ended the 2 year contract. I've had my phone for a while.

    So y'all have just been buying the phones outright? If you just buy it do they still charge you a monthly service fee for the phone?
     
  8. JayZ750

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    My 6s screens is cracked as all hell. Like seriously f'd up.
    I got one quote 6 months back for like $200-$250 to replace.
    So I said f that....
    But $800-$1,150 for a new one... f'ing crazy.

    Not sure what I'll do.

    Also my last phones were bought at discount on 2 year contracts.
    Plus I am still with AT&T because I have been for years because of being grandfathered.
    But now all the unlimited plans that are available are better than grandfathered. I switched to AT&Ts unlimited plan a couple months back, but I know its not the best.

    So now because of no contract discounts, I'll probably leave AT&T.
    And because the prices are so ridiculously high, I'll not upgrade phones as regularly.

    I don't understand how the business model change helps either party, but whatever.
     
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  9. Remix

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    I just replaced my iPhone screen that was pretty badly cracked everywhere for $130 plus tax at an apple store. $200-250 is way too much
     
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  10. JayZ750

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    Right... sounded too pricey to me... it was one of those mall kiosk things. I was taken a back.

    I'll see what the apple store charges and just get it fixed and wait a couple more years.

    I personally am not awed by wireless charging.
    I personally am not awed by slight better processing speeds and resolutions.
    I appreciate but am not personally awed by a 12 MP camera relative to a 10 MP camera, or a front facing 8 MP camera vs a 7 or 6 or whatever.

    What I'd like would be an EVEN bigger screen. The X screen size is disappointing.

    But even with that, $999 for a 64 GB version, with no expandable memory, is just cray cray.
     
  11. TheRealist137

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    Disappointed in the iPhone X. I feel comfortable sticking with my S7 Edge. Even though I prefer iOS for it's power and speed, $1,000 for iOS isn't worthwhile.
     
  12. JayZ750

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    I'm still wondering why they didn't do true infinity edge (i guess couldn't get the oled tech they wanted), and why they did the X in the smaller form factor.
    If they did the X in the larger PLUS size phone, you'd be talking about a 6.3 inch+ display.
    Which would then compare against the 5.5 inch PLUS size displays. I large and meaningful difference.
    Instead, because they wanted to go smaller form factor (probably because of cost, but they'll say that smaller form factor is just more "natural"), you have a somewhat meaningless 0.3 inch difference.

    I don't care if there's not a "bezel" on the top and bottom. I had no problem holding the phone in the first place... it didn't feel too large. It's not like I was walking around with an ipad mini in my pocket. It was still clearly "phone" size... and for that matter they just offered a new iphone 8 PLUS in the larger form factor still.

    disappointing.
     
  13. Sajan

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    DO NOT take your phone to a mall kiosk thing.

    https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/screen-damage

    I just replaced my 6 Plus screen for 150 with apple.
     
  14. tinman

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    HDR 4K videos are the real deal though.
     
  15. ghettocheeze

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    I think Apple has cannibalized it's product lineup with all these different models. You have the iPhone 8 and then the iPhone X -- which is referred to as "iPhone 10" in the introduction video on Apple's website.

    It doesn't take a genius to figure out the confusion this creates. Who wants to buy an 8 when there is already a 10 on the market?

    My personal rule of shopping is always to spend a little extra for the best possible product. If you are going to drop $700-800 on a new phone, then why skimp on another few hundred dollars to get the inferior version? But that's just me.

    However, there are a lot of people who will decide to just skip the iPhone 8 all together because the iPhone X is too expensive and their current iPhone 6 or 7 is good enough to get the job done.
     
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  16. Sajan

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    Why didn't they just call the 8...7S and 7S+?
    I am really confused at what they are going to do next year. Will it be 8S? What about X (10)?

    AT&T, Verizon will charge $10 per month for Apple Watch Series 3 cellular data plans
     
  17. ghettocheeze

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    Exactly my thoughts.

    The 8 is too gimped to be a new numbered version. Just call it 7S and 7S Plus. Name the X something like "Jobs Edition" for the 10th anniversary as a one-off. Next year when the cost of all that advanced technology drops, put it in an affordable package and then call it iPhone 8.
     
  18. Icehouse

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    I'm also with AT&T because of a grandfathered unlimited data plan. Only reason I'm staying.
     
  19. JayZ750

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    The grandfathered plan actually ended up being worse than the new unlimited plan they offered. I switched to their new unlimited plan and it's cheaper and I get tethering and some other stuff.

    But their unlimited plan isn't as good as many other carriers price wise.

    I'll probably switch soon

    The world is at least moving a little bit towards something simpler in that regard. Although not really because it seems not really unlimited at the same performance. Eventually you use too much they slow you down.
     
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  20. CCity Zero

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    Yeah, go to Apple store, super reasonable or buy a screen on Amazon for about $100 for a quality one, don't get ripped off, even w/ no tech experience Apple phones are the easiest to work on.

    Apple got smart and hurt the mall kiosks, they finally charge reasonable repair prices at Apple.
     
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