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by Rubix » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 am

Well £1000 im not paying that for a phone. Iphone 8 same price for the 64gb version as the 7s 128gb. But what annoys me is the £1-$1 prices!

Anyone going to America?

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by Moggy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:04 am

Rubix wrote:Anyone going to America?


I heard that Fanboy is going soon and is happy to pick up anything you want.

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by Mafro » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:15 am

Rubix wrote:Well £1000 im not paying that for a phone. Iphone 8 same price for the 64gb version as the 7s 128gb. But what annoys me is the £1-$1 prices!

Anyone going to America?

Didn't even notice that. Sneaky gits.

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by KK » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:16 am

If you think the UK pricing is unfair, it's even worse in Europe.

In comparison the PS4 Pro Destiny bundle I recently bought was priced to the $ in terms of exchange rate (not factoring in tax).

But it's hard to complain when 11% of the marketplace are happy to buy it, which is clearly enough for Apple. Though saying that they are probably going to slip into 3rd place soon.

When you think you could buy a PS4 Pro, an Xbox One X, a Nintendo Switch and a cheap laptop for the same price as the top end iPhone...it's surely madness.

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by False » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:53 am

Having used the current phone for a long time Ive grown attached to the speed of the fingerprint sensor. How does this new one cope unlocking when Im driving or walking or running, though?

Still, Im on a refresh deal anyway so we'll see what the price comes out at.

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by KK » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:09 am

Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:Having used the current phone for a long time Ive grown attached to the speed of the fingerprint sensor. How does this new one cope unlocking when Im driving or walking or running, though?

Techradar's initial impressions on that:

Techradar wrote:The demo we were shown was a little worrying, though. In the demo on stage the first phone failed, and when it was shown to us the person linked to the phone kept having to to turn the display off and on again to activate the system.

When held at the right distance, it worked well and quickly, but we saw plenty of missed unlocks in our time with the phone. Apparently it'll learn your face as time goes on, but this is something we really need to test out to make sure it's easy to get into your phone.

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/iphone ... ent=340445

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by False » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:10 am

Bodes well!

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by thumbgoals » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:26 am

Think this could pan out exactly like the Touch ID. The first generation of it on my 5s was flakey as hell, only worked about 70% of the time and was slow as hell. I turned it off eventually. When I got the 6 with the second generation Touch ID chip the difference was night and day. It was pretty obvious that Apple should have held fire until it was up to the standard they nailed in the 2nd generation. Early adopters eh, mugs game really.

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by Errkal » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:28 am

Face unlocking has been around for ages and it has always been utter gooseberry fool.

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by GrinWithoutaKat » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:37 am

I'm still using an iphone 5. Every year since 2014 I've been eager to upgrade, but they never seemed to be a significant leap forward. This is definitely a leap forward, but it just doesn't seem worth the price. The screen is great, but they made such a big fuss over face ID over of the fingerprint scanner, and it just seems like a different way of doing the same thing the old phones do. I don't know if I'd go for an 8 either as I tend to keep my phones for quite a while, and think a year from now, everything is going to be bezel-free and it's going to look pretty dated. Definitely going to keep an eye on the impressions over the next month before deciding.

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by thumbgoals » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:41 am

I think these revisions will appeal to 5 and 6 owners but 6s and 7 owners will hold fire. I've always upgraded as close to day one as possible but nothing here appeals to me. I was expecting far more from the anniversary edition. I don't know what in all honesty but it just seemed a damp squib...most of the presentation seemed to be pimping those damned animated emojis. I'll keep my 7 for another year.

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by KK » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:42 am

I'm positive they'll converge the 2 when they figure out how to include the finger print scanner in the screen, either physically or via software. They obviously don't fancy puting it on the side or back of the device. Or maybe this is a gradual way to placate law enforcement.

They could hardly stand up there though and say 'we've scrapped the finger print scanner because we can't do it'

Buried away in the specs is also the fact the wireless charging only works on 1 format (there are 2, of which Samsung supports both), though I'm guessing most shops and spaces would adopt both formats.

Does this wireless charging work with a case though?

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by Skippy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:04 am

KK wrote:Does this wireless charging work with a case though?


Depends on the case I imagine but mine does

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by Mafro » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:42 am

KK wrote:I'm positive they'll converge the 2 when they figure out how to include the finger print scanner in the screen, either physically or via software. They obviously don't fancy puting it on the side or back of the device. Or maybe this is a gradual way to placate law enforcement.

They could hardly stand up there though and say 'we've scrapped the finger print scanner because we can't do it'

Buried away in the specs is also the fact the wireless charging only works on 1 format (there are 2, of which Samsung supports both), though I'm guessing most shops and spaces would adopt both formats.

Does this wireless charging work with a case though?

There were rumours for months that they were trying to put the scanner under the screen using acoustics rather than an optical scanner so it would work anywhere on the screen without a dedicated home button but they couldn’t manage it properly for whatever reason. Hope they get it sorted for the next revision because the complete lack of Touch ID would put me off the X if I was considering one.

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by bear » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:52 am




It is being glossed over a bitlot but thats unarguably a good thing.

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by Wedgie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:46 am

£1k for a strawberry floating phone.

I'm sorry, I'm out.

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by AndyXL » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:09 pm

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!

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by Tomous » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:34 pm

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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.

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by Wedgie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:11 pm

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.

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by Moggy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:25 pm

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.

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