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by thumbgoals » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:03 pm

Prices on these things are now ridiculous but I'm sure Apple must know what they are doing and what they can get away with. Thing is it's easy to say it's a grand for a phone but when you look at the processing power of these things now it's crazy. I think during that augmented reality game presentation the game designer said the game was running in native 4K HDR with a locked 60FPS. It only seems like a few years back I had a Sharp clamshell that was cutting edge because it had a 1MP camera and MP3 ringtones.

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by Mafro » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:04 pm

Didn't realise the X isn't out till November 3rd.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:18 pm

The Verge are historically one of Apple's biggest fans, amongst the big tech sites.

Today, we saw Apple evangelism on a grand scale. The company has always been defined in part by onanism and self-congratulation, but has managed a certain degree of self-awareness. This year, it jumped the shark


https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2 ... one8-event

Wuh-oh.

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by Floex » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:31 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:The Verge are historically one of Apple's biggest fans, amongst the big tech sites.

Today, we saw Apple evangelism on a grand scale. The company has always been defined in part by onanism and self-congratulation, but has managed a certain degree of self-awareness. This year, it jumped the shark


https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2 ... one8-event

Wuh-oh.


Yeah but then you get this

The thing that a lot of people want to talk about with the iPhone X is its $999 starting price, but when you have the phone in your hand, it feels... worth it.


https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/1629 ... o-hands-on

Urgh..

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by Johnny Ryall » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 pm

Historically iPhones always crush the competition in benchmarks (which is cool) but I can't get over that price. You could build a monster gaming pc with that dough.

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by Finish.Last » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 pm

Did they mention how Apple Pay will work without touch ID? Seems a bit awkward to have to point your face at the phone at the checkout?

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:45 pm

Finish.Last wrote:Did they mention how Apple Pay will work without touch ID? Seems a bit awkward to have to point your face at the phone at the checkout?


Got it in one. You have to look at your phone, then press it to the pay pad. Which is obviously much easier then using your thumb. Obviously.

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by Finish.Last » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:50 pm

Maybe it'll work fine in practice, but to my mind that will look like quite a strange action.

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by TigaSefi » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:51 pm

Haha! "Just let me look at my phone before I pay for that!" :lol:

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by bear » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:52 pm

Finish.Last wrote:Maybe it'll work fine in practice, but to my mind that will look like quite a strange action.

There's always the option of using your Apple watch...

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by Finish.Last » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:55 pm

True, but I imagine plenty of people don't wear their watch all the time - I just wear mine at work, for example.

Oh well, time will tell.

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by Mafro » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:59 pm

Why do the bezels on the X look so big? They look bigger than the ones on the 7.

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by thumbgoals » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:01 pm

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Finish.Last wrote:Maybe it'll work fine in practice, but to my mind that will look like quite a strange action.

There's always the option of using your Apple watch...


I used to love the James Bond feeling that using your Apple Watch for Apple Pay gives me but have recently found this somewhat dissipated by that weird pause moment you have to endure when the cashier realises you are paying by Apple Pay and then has to press another button to bring up the contactless pay screen. It's all rather awkward and destroys the mystique. :)

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by zXe » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:02 pm

Anyone have full specs of the iPhone x. Like cpu, ram, etc. Is this also 4K 60fps video?

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by Dual » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:04 pm

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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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by Mafro » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:07 pm


HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:50 pm

Don't get why its either 64GB or 256GB. The iPhone 8 seems like a nice upgrade though but at £799 for the plus...has this gone up? How much was the 6S plus?
Think i'll keep using my iPhone 6 for now though....£999 is just OTT even those the facial recognition technology is mighty impressive....the detail is amazing.

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by Grumpy David » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:18 pm

Do we know if it's Pentile or RGB subpixel layout in iPhone X?


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by KK » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:53 pm

The X feels very much like an early adopter product to me. What with Apple and Samsung unable to produce OLED screens in enough quantities, and not yet having figured out a way to implement the home and finger print scanner into the screen, this is a way to charge a huge amount for a device that's about 2-3 years early and not currently in a position to be built on a large enough scale to be sold as the mass market or main model. In other words they're still making money on something they otherwise would have had to hold back until 2018/19.

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by Mafro » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:32 am

What have they done to the lock screen music player in IOS 11?

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The large album artwork was so much better.

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