1. kingweb's Avatar
    Wow, even the presenters seemed liked they were faking their excitement this time.
    The usual and predicable:
    1. Better CPU "The most advanced apple has ever built" - As if anyone expected them to come out with a weaker less advanced CPU.

    2. Gorgeous, stunning, amazing, beautiful, breathtaking, and bunch of other highly overused adjectives.

    3. Better camera - of course.

    Waterproof. Finally!
    Dual SIM - Which only China gets the good version. eSIM?! Really?! I like the ability to swap my SIM card to a different phone whenever I want. Now, I will have to call my carrier and have them do it? Why do only the Chinese models get a true DUAL SIM?!

    That's all folks!

    Ohh yeah, I think this was the first time, they didn't show all the pricing. They only showed the starting at price. Might have something to do with the XS 512GB model being $1449 + TAX!!!! WTF?! The 256GB at $1249 + Tax. They were too embarrassed to show it with an audience that might have booed them.

    Common Apple, I have been a loyal iPhone user for years, and I get the new model every year. But it is almost like you are begging people to buy a Samsung or other Galaxy phone.
    Even a lousy fast charger you couldn't give us?

    Stop obsessing over teeny bopper features like animojis and how about some real new cool technology.
    09-12-2018 03:04 PM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Wow, even the presenters seemed liked they were faking their excitement this time.
    The usual and predicable:
    1. Better CPU "The most advanced apple has ever built" - As if anyone expected them to come out with a weaker less advanced CPU.

    2. Gorgeous, stunning, amazing, beautiful, breathtaking, and bunch of other highly overused adjectives.

    3. Better camera - of course.

    Waterproof. Finally!
    Dual SIM - Which only China gets the good version. eSIM?! Really?! I like the ability to swap my SIM card to a different phone whenever I want. Now, I will have to call my carrier and have them do it? Why do only the Chinese models get a true DUAL SIM?!

    That's all folks!

    Ohh yeah, I think this was the first time, they didn't show all the pricing. They only showed the starting at price. Might have something to do with the XS 512GB model being $1449 + TAX!!!! WTF?! The 256GB at $1249 + Tax. They were too embarrassed to show it with an audience that might have booed them.

    Common Apple, I have been a loyal iPhone user for years, and I get the new model every year. But it is almost like you are begging people to buy a Samsung or other Galaxy phone.
    Even a lousy fast charger you couldn't give us?

    Stop obsessing over teeny bopper features like animojis and how about some real new cool technology.
    So don’t buy it.
    09-12-2018 03:06 PM
  3. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I agree, this was as exciting as watching paint dry. A new collection of iPhones with specs that will appeal mostly to gamers, a new watch, but tablet users can go suck an egg, gotcha, Apple, and thanks for nothing.

    Im kinda screwed because if I buy an iPad, I’m pretty sure that Apple will release a new iPad in 3 months. But I can’t wait 3 months because my existing iPad is basically an online book and not much else.
    Im looking at Android tablets and the offerings are frankly depressing.

    So again, I’m stuck doing everything on my phone except for reading.

    I’m so sick of this marketing crap.
    09-12-2018 03:24 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    With all the rumors flowing before the event it made it seem underwhelming but come on the line up is pretty powerful for an S cycle
    ladyc0524, ksassy and Annie_8plus like this.
    09-12-2018 03:45 PM
  5. xtremeled's Avatar
    For once I want to see Apple focus on productivity and business. So tired of the focus being geared towards the teeny bopper crowd. If this is gonna be the focus, have the event live after school so the target audience can at least watch it.
    09-12-2018 04:14 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    For once I want to see Apple focus on productivity and business.
    That god damn day will never come. You people need to move on already.
    Last edited by BreakingKayfabe; 09-15-2018 at 11:18 AM.
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    09-12-2018 04:24 PM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    That **** day will never come. You people need to move on already.
    Agreed.

    It’s an old battlecry that ran another company into the ground.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-12-2018 at 05:39 PM.
    09-12-2018 04:27 PM
  8. xtremeled's Avatar
    That **** day will never come. You people need to move on already.
    I appreciate you letting me use your corn flakes for a toilet this morning!
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-12-2018 at 05:39 PM.
    09-12-2018 05:19 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I appreciate you letting me use your corn flakes for a toilet this morning!
    Okay, I chuckled.
    09-12-2018 05:24 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Wow, even the presenters seemed liked they were faking their excitement this time.
    The usual and predicable:
    1. Better CPU "The most advanced apple has ever built" - As if anyone expected them to come out with a weaker less advanced CPU.

    2. Gorgeous, stunning, amazing, beautiful, breathtaking, and bunch of other highly overused adjectives.

    3. Better camera - of course.

    Waterproof. Finally!
    Dual SIM - Which only China gets the good version. eSIM?! Really?! I like the ability to swap my SIM card to a different phone whenever I want. Now, I will have to call my carrier and have them do it? Why do only the Chinese models get a true DUAL SIM?!

    That's all folks!

    Ohh yeah, I think this was the first time, they didn't show all the pricing. They only showed the starting at price. Might have something to do with the XS 512GB model being $1449 + TAX!!!! WTF?! The 256GB at $1249 + Tax. They were too embarrassed to show it with an audience that might have booed them.

    Common Apple, I have been a loyal iPhone user for years, and I get the new model every year. But it is almost like you are begging people to buy a Samsung or other Galaxy phone.
    Even a lousy fast charger you couldn't give us?

    Stop obsessing over teeny bopper features like animojis and how about some real new cool technology.
    I didn’t watch the keynote because I was at work, however, based on the iPhone models presented in addition to all of the leaks ahead of their introduction, I’m somewhat in agreement with you. I mean, how can we get excited about an introductory presentation when we already know everything about the products being presented?
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-14-2018 at 10:33 PM.
    09-12-2018 06:23 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    More of the same, just higher priced.
    I think this is where we currently are in the smartphone market. No big innovations, just incremental increases in power........and price. The market is flat.
    Until something revolutionary comes around, I will just purchased used, less expensive devices (SE, 7, etc) waiting for more exciting times.
    tr1ad and Not Quite Right like this.
    09-12-2018 06:45 PM
  12. anon(6014961)'s Avatar
    I definitely will not be buying an iPhone XS or XS Max this year. I felt that the announcement was just a clone of last years iPhone X announcement and there really is not enough differences to warrant an “upgrade”, if you could even call it that.

    Who’s upgrading and why?
    09-12-2018 07:34 PM
  13. sircraig2000's Avatar
    I agree. No compelling reason to get the XS if you already have a X.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    09-12-2018 07:42 PM
  14. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    I’m really happy to see that my 1yo X doesn’t now feel really inferior next to this years latest release. I, for 1, really enjoyed this years unveiling
    ladyc0524 and nikkisharif like this.
    09-12-2018 07:48 PM
  15. bigjoe7757's Avatar
    I am ok with Apple’s release, I understand that Apple put out the best iPhones it could this year and that doesn’t always mean major upgrade or new features. I am though blown away by the crazy price increases and the fact that few people are talking about it.
    09-12-2018 08:36 PM
  16. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I definitely will not be buying an iPhone XS or XS Max this year. I felt that the announcement was just a clone of last years iPhone X announcement and there really is not enough differences to warrant an “upgrade”, if you could even call it that.

    Who’s upgrading and why?
    Me.

    Been wanting the 512GB for a long time.
    MasterDarque likes this.
    09-12-2018 08:46 PM
  17. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    With all the rumors flowing before the event it made it seem underwhelming but come on the line up is pretty powerful for an S cycle
    Agree 100% And I think the Series 4 Apple Watch looks great!
    kataran and Speedygi like this.
    09-12-2018 08:54 PM
  18. ksassy's Avatar
    My friend who's a diehard Apple fan for the first time she didn't host her annual Apple event watch party due to fact that with all the rumors and leaks she felt there really wasn't anything major to celebrate. I have to agree with her it was meh which was what we were already expecting. The most exciting product for me was the Apple Watch Series 4 other then that give me the highlights in a video that's under 10 minutes.
    09-12-2018 11:36 PM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I don’t know if I’d be friends with a person who hosts Apple event watch parties. That’s just me though...
    09-13-2018 12:18 AM
  20. anon(6014961)'s Avatar
    Me.

    Been wanting the 512GB for a long time.
    You’re going to spend another 1000 on a new phone just for 512GB storage? Crazy!
    09-13-2018 06:03 AM
  21. qbnkelt's Avatar
    You’re going to spend another 1000 on a new phone just for 512GB storage? Crazy!
    Well, I like to carry my media on my device. I always run out of room so there’s always something I have to delete to put something else in.
    I was gong to buy an iPad just to be able to do that, my media and books. That would have meant I would have had to carry two devices, my phone and my iPad.

    So what you see as crazy I see as something that’s convenient that I’ve been wanting for a very long time.
    09-13-2018 06:07 AM
  22. anon(6014961)'s Avatar
    Well, I like to carry my media on my device. I always run out of room so there’s always something I have to delete to put something else in.
    I was gong to buy an iPad just to be able to do that, my media and books. That would have meant I would have had to carry two devices, my phone and my iPad.

    So what you see as crazy I see as something that’s convenient that I’ve been wanting for a very long time.
    512GB flash drives are around 50£/$. Save yourself some money.
    xtremeled likes this.
    09-13-2018 06:10 AM
  23. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Im looking at Android tablets and the offerings are frankly depressing.
    I will readily admit, Android tablets are quite horrid. If you aren't looking at a Samsung or Pixel, your options, while numerous, are a joke. Taking the two I suggested....the Pixel is expensive, and Samsung software support for tablets is spotty.
    09-13-2018 09:15 AM
  24. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    something revolutionary comes around
    Going back over the past few years, the couple things I saw that in my opinion were truly revolutionary were the ZTE Axon M, and Project Ara (now defunct). The ZTE has a foldable display, and Project Ara was a modular phone, meaning individual components could be replaced easily, like the display, CPU, battery, etc.

    The downside to both of these was they added bulk and thickness, something the consumer doesn't want.

    Sadly, I think you are right in the idea that it's going to be a long time before we see a large leap in regard to innovation. In the interim, we are only going to see one thing go up; price. Power doesn't even seem to be going up at the same rate as price does.
    09-13-2018 09:20 AM
  25. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I’m waiting for the teleportation feature. I’m getting that one on day one.
    Evilguppy, kataran and TgeekB like this.
    09-13-2018 09:23 AM
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