1. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Ok, for speculation or for personal reasons, do you think Apple will ditch the home button completely next year? Do you want them to? I personally hope they do, I would also like to see improved gestures and more of them.
    TripleOne likes this.
    12-08-2017 08:53 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If the iPhone X is the future of iPhone as stated by Apple then I suspect there will not be a home button on the next years iPhone models....Of course, I don’t have any proof to back my opinion.
    12-08-2017 09:01 PM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    I hope they do.
    I see gestures to be the future of navigation in next-gen smartphones.
    12-09-2017 12:23 AM
  4. calebt's Avatar
    .
    Saw this over at MacRumors
    12-09-2017 08:18 AM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    They will keep the old faithful design I believe because they could have ditched the i8 and i8 plus for multiple size Xes this year but they didn’t

    Many diehard uses will not go for the homeless X
    12-09-2017 09:39 PM
  6. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Personally, I hope they keep it. But then I can also see the merits of moving forward and learning new technology. Maybe Apple has started a new trend and will be developing devices with different capabilities such as home button‘s versus gestures, etc.
    12-09-2017 11:12 PM
  7. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    I read they are coming out with a mid level metal backed iPhone next year but I can’t recall if it will keep the home button or not. I believe the other couple of new models next year will be facial recognition and I prefer the home button. I hate navigating with gestures.
    12-09-2017 11:15 PM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    It would seem they have FaceiD worked out, production up to snuff and can get the yield they need to roll this out to all devices. As with all technology costs to produce drop over time so by next years phone they will likely able to put it in all models and offer an LCD iPhone for the lower end offering.

    If the rumors of display size are true and people can get a 6.1" with LCD they may opt for that over the 5.8 OLED.
    01-05-2018 08:48 PM
  9. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    It would seem they have FaceiD worked out, production up to snuff and can get the yield they need to roll this out to all devices. As with all technology costs to produce drop over time so by next years phone they will likely able to put it in all models and offer an LCD iPhone for the lower end offering.

    If the rumors of display size are true and people can get a 6.1" with LCD they may opt for that over the 5.8 OLED.
    Fair enough but there is actual code for a 6.5” OLED.
    01-05-2018 10:07 PM
  10. tadpoles's Avatar
    Fair enough but there is actual code for a 6.5” OLED.
    ??
    01-06-2018 12:56 AM
  11. TripleOne's Avatar
    ??
    There are rumors of a 6.5” OLED X Plus.
    01-06-2018 01:17 AM
  12. tadpoles's Avatar
    There are rumors of a 6.5” OLED X Plus.
    The ‘actual code’ part got me. ‘Actual code’? ...from where??
    01-06-2018 01:19 AM
  13. tadpoles's Avatar
    The ‘actual code’ part got me. ‘Actual code’? ...from where??
    Also, while OLED can be nice the Apple OLEDs don’t seem to have that magical ‘pop’ that the Samsung phones have. In fact they don’t look all that better than Apple’s other LCDs, outside of deeper blacks. Of course, I can understand why Sammy would want their best displays to go in their own handsets.

    Perhaps I’m mistaken, perhaps my tg screen protectors are robbing the display of some of their vibrancy.
    01-06-2018 01:28 AM
  14. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    There are rumors of a 6.5” OLED X Plus.
    The ‘actual code’ part got me. ‘Actual code’? ...from where??
    Yes, actual code. From the leaked HomePod firmware in late summer. That same code showed us exactly what the X was going to be. There is code and device sprites for a 6.5” version in the HomePod firmware as well.
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    01-06-2018 03:34 PM
  15. tadpoles's Avatar
    Okeydoke. However, while the idea of an X-style 6.5”-displayed phone sounds fantastic the idea of an even more expensive iPhone sounds disgusting.
    01-06-2018 05:13 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes, actual code. From the leaked HomePod firmware in late summer. That same code showed us exactly what the X was going to be. There is code and device sprites for a 6.5” version in the HomePod firmware as well.
    That's what I might want, except I'm probably not willing to dish out $1,199 or so for a 64 gb model. We'll see. I may just get a reduced price 8 Plus.
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    01-06-2018 05:19 PM
  17. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    That's what I might want, except I'm probably not willing to dish out $1,199 or so for a 64 gb model. We'll see. I may just get a reduced price 8 Plus.
    Yeah I’m not looking forward to the cost either.
    01-06-2018 05:28 PM
  18. tadpoles's Avatar
    As much as I like iMessage, the Note 8 is an incredible phone. The only things I don't care for on it is it's lack of iMessage and it's curved screen that makes getting good screen protectors challenging.

    Should Apple's 256GB flagship cost more than $1,200 next year I'll have to abstain. I don't love iMessage quite that much.

    Actually, come to think of it. I'd rather have a cheaper 6.1" X-styled LCD than a more expensive 6.5" OLED any day. I like LCDs just fine and the X's OLED doesn't seem as good as Samsung phone's OLEDs. The way Samsung's phones screens 'pop' with vibrancy is kinda amazing.
    01-06-2018 05:46 PM
  19. TripleOne's Avatar
    As much as I like iMessage, the Note 8 is an incredible phone. The only things I don't care for on it is it's lack of iMessage and it's curved screen that makes getting good screen protectors challenging.

    Should Apple's 256GB flagship cost more than $1,200 next year I'll have to abstain. I don't love iMessage quite that much.

    Actually, come to think of it. I'd rather have a cheaper 6.1" X-styled LCD than a more expensive 6.5" OLED any day. I like LCDs just fine and the X's OLED doesn't seem as good as Samsung phone's OLEDs. The way Samsung's phones screens 'pop' with vibrancy is kinda amazing.
    The LCDs on the latest iPhones are pretty good IMO, and yes, the OLED on the X isn’t as saturated as Samsung’s phones.

    You’ll appreciate the OLED when looking at pictures or editing videos, the OLED on Samsung makes some skin tones a bit more tan than they are.
    01-06-2018 06:30 PM
  20. tadpoles's Avatar
    The LCDs on the latest iPhones are pretty good IMO, and yes, the OLED on the X isn’t as saturated as Samsung’s phones.

    You’ll appreciate the OLED when looking at pictures or editing videos, the OLED on Samsung makes some skin tones a bit more tan than they are.
    I’m not knocking my iPhone X’s...just trying to keep it all in perspective
    01-06-2018 08:11 PM
  21. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Okeydoke. However, while the idea of an X-style 6.5”-displayed phone sounds fantastic the idea of an even more expensive iPhone sounds disgusting.
    You have two Xs don’t you? Didn’t think a more expensive model would phase you.
    01-07-2018 08:43 AM
  22. tadpoles's Avatar
    You have two Xs don’t you? Didn’t think a more expensive model would phase you.
    Ha. $1200 is as high as I'm willing to go.
    01-07-2018 09:20 AM
  23. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Ha. $1200 is as high as I'm willing to go.
    I completely agree. Apple would have to give me way more than a screen size bump to get me to spend more than I did on my iPhone X.
    01-07-2018 09:26 AM

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