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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by Venom » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:06 pm

You can tell the audience is waiting for news of the iPhone X as am I. But the big change will come in 2021 when the iPhone 10 is released!

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by AndyXL » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm

Venom wrote:You can tell the audience is waiting for news of the iPhone X as am I. But the big change will come in 2021 when the iPhone 10 is released!


I am perfectly happy with my iPhone 5S, which is still going strong. There is really nothing else I want from a phone, except for it to be much smaller.

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by Finish.Last » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:08 pm

Huh. Pretty disappointing so far, in my opinion. Looks like the X is going to be the interesting option.... but at what price? Over a thousand and I think I will likely pass.

Probably.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by Johnny Ryall » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:09 pm

They should bring back the 3.5mm port

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by Finish.Last » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 pm

Or is that screen on the 8 going to suddenly stretch to remove the bezel at top and bottom?

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by KK » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:14 pm

Finally on the wireless charging bandwagon.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by Finish.Last » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:15 pm

Oh yeah, forgot about wireless charging! Need this then, if only so I can finally use the charging pad in my car!

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by Ad7 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:18 pm

KK wrote:Finally on the wireless charging bandwagon.


Ah Apple finally invented it

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by Finish.Last » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:23 pm

Hmmm....

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by KK » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:29 pm

The police and security services will like Face ID; they'll now be able to unlock it just by holding it to your face.

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by KK » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:36 pm

Face ID failed the first time so he's done it three more times to gloss right over that snafu...

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by Venom » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 pm

Pronouncing iPhone X as iPhone ten doesn't make sense because it immediately makes the iPhone 8 sound inferior. It also means the phone after the iPhone 9 can't be called the ten!

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by KK » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:59 pm

Bloomin' expensive at $999 for the 64GB X, but I guess we always knew it would be. They didn't even mention the price of the top end one.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by thumbgoals » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:01 pm

Found that iPhone X segment a tad strange. All very nice but it seemed to be basically pimping it's USP as animated emoji. Really not sure about the strip at the top of the screen either...looks like a cheapo screen protector.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by Moggy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:02 pm

KK wrote:The police and security services will like Face ID; they'll now be able to unlock it just by holding it to your face.


That's a very shrewd thought. It'll stop the FBI and other law enforcement demanding Apple give them a backdoor. Unless the person is dead and doesn't have a face left of course. ;)

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by AndyXL » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:04 pm

What on earth is the point of announcing iPhone 8, say it's the best thing ever, and then 15 minutes later announce iPhone 10, which is even better....

What a horrendous presentation. Apple is not a humanitarian company out to save the world, it's an aggressive company out to make its shareholders richer.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by thumbgoals » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:04 pm

Bit confused by the watch as well. I have a series 2 which I love but I can't see the benefits of the non cellular series 3 over the current 2. The fact that they are discontinuing the series 2 and keeping the series 1 sort of confirms this. Looks like the cellular version is only available to EE in the U.K originally as well.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by thumbgoals » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:09 pm

Moggy wrote:
KK wrote:The police and security services will like Face ID; they'll now be able to unlock it just by holding it to your face.


That's a very shrewd thought. It'll stop the FBI and other law enforcement demanding Apple give them a backdoor. Unless the person is dead and doesn't have a face left of course. ;)


Surely it's no different to the current fingerprint unlocking. It's an optional thing purely for expediency and ease of use. If you want to you just just have it set to lift to wake and then the numerical code input.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by PES Fan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:29 pm

KK wrote:Bloomin' expensive at $999 for the 64GB X, but I guess we always knew it would be. They didn't even mention the price of the top end one.


It's £999 for 64gb and £1149 for 256gb.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone
by thumbgoals » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 pm

Looks as if the 8 and more surprisingly the £1k X don't even give you a charging mat for your wireless charging handset...looks like it's just the bog standard cable and power block. I'm sort of surprised but then I'm not.


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