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I just read the Apple page on Iphones that were released. It turns out they released 3 phones in three weeks. I was confused on this point as I don't follow this product line much at all. I apologize for asking questions about these things. I did read that Apple asked it suppliers to reduce the parts supply chain to slow production by 40%. Sales have stalled on this close release of slightly changed product line. The prices to me are, slightly ludicrous for incremental improvements.

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Right. So what is your question then?
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

I asked about IPhone 8, thinking Iphone X was the current release. I am not sure where it landed in the forums. The release dates on Iphones is currently three weeks apart, back to the seeds of IPhone confusion. 
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

So there's the main iphones, the 8 and 8+. There are a few differences suc as size, ram, screen resolution, battery. The X is a special one created for the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. It's like a premium iPhone. They just chose to stagger release dates I suppose.
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

I spend far too much money on phones, far too often, lol.
Even I balked at the Canadian price tag attached to the iPhone X.
Other than the facial scanning that i'm sure is still flakey, it's a samsung S8 running iOS.

I picked up an 8 Plus instead. My first iPhone since the iPhone 6 came out. No regrets, i'm loving it. The portrait mode on the camera(s) is insane!

I'm sending my HTC U11 back for a refund, lol.
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

They're trying to get enough iPhone Xs manufactured in time. Even with the 3 extra weeks, there will be shortages due to high demand (even for this price) and supply problems (such as new form factor, OLED screen, which Samsung is supplying).

If you don't have a 6, 6s, or 7, the iPhone 8 is a good choice. I call it the 6SSS cause the design hasn't changed much from the 6. I have a 6S and find no reason to get the 8.
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

My wife went from the 6s to the 8. The camera upgrade alone was worth it.
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

Depends on what you consider worth it for the cost. The 6S continues to run well on iOS 11 and is still a fine phone. I remain skeptical on how much demand there will be for a 1500 dollar phone but it's possible that even that isn't too much for people for a phone just yet.
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

Yea. Apple is pushing it with the pricing on the X. Even with subsidized pricing will be high. It may or may not burn them. We’ll have to wait and see.
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

Just looked at IPhone 8. All glass, I'll pass, it would be as pain in the @$$. Lol.
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Goran wrote:

Right. So what is your question then?

Just looked at IPhone 8. All glass,


Yes, a tradeoff to allow wireless charging.
iPhone X is really expensive, I was considering whether or not to buy it.
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Anderson007 wrote:

iPhone X is really expensive, I was considering whether or not to buy it.

Koodo will have the iPhone X on varying tab amounts so that will cheapen the load up front at least. In the end though, if you can't afford the phone don't get it.
It all comes down to personal preference really.
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Anderson007 wrote:

iPhone X is really expensive, I was considering whether or not to buy it.

It’s up to your needs and budget. The iPhone 8 Plus is 80% as good and cheaper. I spend far too much on phones, and I passed on the X. It’s not worth the money to me. It has nothing that Samsung hasn’t had for years, and the Note 8 is cheaper.

I got an iPhone 8 Plus after years of being on android, and I have no regrets. Also, if Steve was still alive, someone’s head would roll for designing a phone with such a hideous cutout in the top of the display.....
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Anderson007 wrote:

iPhone X is really expensive, I was considering whether or not to buy it.

Looked at Samsung Note 8 at Costco in Red Deer, AB. It is cheaper and Costco throws in a kicker. It's still incredibly decadent for my choice.
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Anderson007 wrote:

iPhone X is really expensive, I was considering whether or not to buy it.

I have given up on bleeding edge phones for now, remember today's bleeding edge is tomorrow s, discounted has been. Einstein claimed all time is relative, and this certainly applies to cellphones. LG g6 very cheap today and it was a flagship only months ago. I do like v30 today...lol. It's amazing how cellphones are sold on their cameras and not as a communication device. I am just starting to study 5G networks, which would make today's flagships dinosaurs compared to what's coming. I suggest reading about these before throwing down your cash on 4G phones.

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