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Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:46 am
by Wedgie
£1k for a strawberry floating phone.

I'm sorry, I'm out.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:09 pm
by AndyXL
Wedgie wrote:£1k for a strawberry floating phone.

I'm sorry, I'm out.


I was out when the presenter started clucking and mooing on stage.

The whole presentation was highly embarrassing.

The reality is, there's only so much more a phone can do, and Apple is running out of ideas. I don't see what use facial recognition has.

I wil stick with my 5S for the next few years at least, or until Apple brick it with a software update!

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:34 pm
by Tomous
AndyXL wrote:
Wedgie wrote:£1k for a strawberry floating phone.

I'm sorry, I'm out.


I was out when the presenter started clucking and mooing on stage.

The whole presentation was highly embarrassing.

The reality is, there's only so much more a phone can do, and Apple is running out of ideas. I don't see what use facial recognition has.

I wil stick with my 5S for the next few years at least, or until Apple brick it with a software update!


Facial recognition is because they've removed the button and so can't use fingerprint access anymore I think. They might be dressing it up as amazing but it's a replacement which doesn't mean kits an improvement.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:11 pm
by Wedgie
Getting rid of Touch ID on the X is probably the worst idea ever.

I don't want to look at my phone like a rich tosspot while paying for 99p on milk.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event Tonight 6PM | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:25 pm
by Moggy
Wedgie wrote:£1k for a strawberry floating phone.

I'm sorry, I'm out.


On September 21, 1983, Motorola made history when the FCC approved the 8000X, the world's first commercial portable cell phone. It cost consumers a whopping $3,995 at the time


People in 1983 would have considered the iPhoneX a bargain.

;)

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:40 pm
by jiggles
They've been really misleading with their numbers for Face ID security.

They talk about the chances of a random person being able to unlock your phone going from 1 in 50,000 on Touch ID to 1 in 1,000,000 with Face ID, but the difference is that Touch ID is only subject to random attacks, while Face ID introduces the possibility of targeted attacks, because it's very easy to tell what you need to fool the phone.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:53 pm
by Finish.Last
Well, I just spotted the Galaxy S8 for just over £500 on Amazon so I've ordered one of those and I'll see how I get on with it. I'm pretty heavily tied into Apple though, what with Apple music, photo sharing and whatnot with the family.

Will see how it goes - and keep the iPhone 7 just in case!

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:12 pm
by Errkal
Finish.Last wrote:Well, I just spotted the Galaxy S8 for just over £500 on Amazon so I've ordered one of those and I'll see how I get on with it. I'm pretty heavily tied into Apple though, what with Apple music, photo sharing and whatnot with the family.

Will see how it goes - and keep the iPhone 7 just in case!


Photos is a bit difficult and the easiest option is to move really to Google Photos as it is cross platform, but Apple Music is available on Android so you are all good on that front.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:17 pm
by Floex

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:31 pm
by PES Fan
Floex wrote:


The American price doesn't include taxes, so I don't know why everyone keeps referring to that. Apple have also been doing this for years. They do not work by the exchange rate. Everything over here will be more expensive.

But at the end of the day all smart phones are getting expensive. S8 plus launched at £800 and now the price has dropped rapidly. The Note 8 is launching on Friday for £879. Pixel xl 128gb cost £819 which was the same price as the iPhone 7 plus 128gb.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:10 pm
by Finish.Last
Errkal wrote:
Finish.Last wrote:Well, I just spotted the Galaxy S8 for just over £500 on Amazon so I've ordered one of those and I'll see how I get on with it. I'm pretty heavily tied into Apple though, what with Apple music, photo sharing and whatnot with the family.

Will see how it goes - and keep the iPhone 7 just in case!


Photos is a bit difficult and the easiest option is to move really to Google Photos as it is cross platform, but Apple Music is available on Android so you are all good on that front.


Well I'll be damned! I never knew that about Apple music! That's awesome - you've just rid me of my initial buyers remorse! Ta!

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:11 pm
by Rubix
I'll look at the 8 but disappointed with the lack of 128gb version so may go for the 7

The iwatch 3 is appealing especially after the price fitbit announced for their ionic

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:21 pm
by Wedgie
That's another thing. Why get rid of 128gb?!

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:36 pm
by Return_of_the_STAR

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:30 am
by Mafro
Updated iTunes. The seem to have removed the iOS app store and have combined iTunes U into the Podcasts section. I'm guessing in High Sierra the iOS app store is getting combined with the Mac App store, which they should have done ages ago.

They really need to just kill iTunes on desktop and split it into separate apps like they've done on iOS.

Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:28 am
by addsy0
EE have just released their prices for the iPhone X. The cheapest monthly cost is £73 a month with £100 upfront and that gets you 15gb of data.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 am
by Moggy
addsy0 wrote:EE have just released their prices for the iPhone X. The cheapest monthly cost is £73 a month with £100 upfront and that gets you 15gb of data.


:shock:

I hope you at least get a handjob in exchange for that.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:17 am
by BOR
I'd like to get an iPhone X, but I am happy with my current iPhone 7 Plus and I will leave it until next year.

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:30 am
by massimo
addsy0 wrote:EE have just released their prices for the iPhone X. The cheapest monthly cost is £73 a month with £100 upfront and that gets you 15gb of data.


Couldn't find an answer, but do you know if these are 12/18/24 month contracts?

Re: Apple Thread II | Apple September Event | That be one Expensive Phone

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:37 am
by Moggy
massimo wrote:
addsy0 wrote:EE have just released their prices for the iPhone X. The cheapest monthly cost is £73 a month with £100 upfront and that gets you 15gb of data.


Couldn't find an answer, but do you know if these are 12/18/24 month contracts?


If it’s 12 months then it’s an absolute bargain. ;)