1. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I agree, dejanh. And for half that price, a person could get the Samsung Galaxy S8 which would basically have the same things as the iPhone X.
    09-12-2017 05:05 PM
  2. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    iPhone 7 plus 256GB last year was 1,050...So a $50 hike is no big deal
    09-12-2017 05:10 PM
  3. Craig's Avatar
    Tough stuff.. like I mentioned earlier $1400 (or more) after getting the case (Did I see it $99 now for the Apple Leather) and $TAX at 10%, plus we will still want to get a wireless charger later down the line. By the time we're done, it's a cheap used car.
    09-12-2017 05:11 PM
  4. Craig's Avatar
    iPhone 7 plus 256GB last year was 1,050...So a $50 hike is no big deal
    $100 hike and smaller than the 7+, but of course different features and more power.
    09-12-2017 05:11 PM
  5. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    $100 hike and smaller than the 7+, but of course different features and more power.
    Yup...I think it's priced right on point.

    The shell shocked people are the $650 min iPhone 7 buyers going "OMG! A $400 price hike!" But the premium buyers know it's right close to last year.
    09-12-2017 05:15 PM
  6. Craig's Avatar
    Yup...I think it's priced right on point.

    The shell shocked people are the $650 min iPhone 7 buyers going "OMG! A $400 price hike!" But the premium buyers know it's right close to last year.
    Depends how you use the phone and/or if you have that much disposable income. I really use my phone for business.. appointments, work related photography, occasional business texts, reminders, GPS, etc. I don't play games, I don't use it for music, I don't facetime, or snapchat. I doubt I would use the Animojis(SP) except to try them once, etc.. for me it's a luxury, the one nice thing I buy myself a year.

    Still, going from a 7 to a X after case / tax = about double the price.
    09-12-2017 05:17 PM
  7. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I looked at the X and didn't like that its smaller than my 7plus. The 8 plus looks good but it's practically the same as my 7 plus. Guess I'll just wait until next year. Besides I just bought the new 15" MacBook Pro not even a month and a half ago. With the case and the AppleCare I'm out about $3200. I can't, even with At&t Next, afford another iPhone at this time. Than again I'm still thinking about the 10.5" iPad Pro, on At&t Next, even though I sold my 12.9" 1st gen at the end of July.
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    09-12-2017 05:22 PM
  8. dejanh's Avatar
    $2K CAD after taxes, AppleCare+ (which you will need for this phone), and a simple case. That's freakishly expensive.
    09-12-2017 05:23 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’ve been at the point where cost isn’t a factor for anything I deem useful. How do y’all feel about the pricepoint?
    The iPhone x looked better on stage than in the leaked photos I’ve seen. Like you, I’ve always been a person who had no problems buying something I wanted. Would I like to have the iPhone X? Sure! I’ve stated in multiple threads that I flat out refuse to buy the new iPhone if the price went north of $999. Of course, the price starts at $999...(Laughing)....Will I get it? Not sure.

    I don’t like having to wait until the end of October just to “order it”. Heck, back orders could possibly have a January delivery date. That makes me want to lean toward the iPhone 8 instead, but we’ll see.
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    09-12-2017 05:24 PM
  10. shadowboxer8's Avatar
    Yea if I had the money to blow or was on a upgrade program I would go for the X. But I am just not the type of person or apple fan that HAS to get the newest iphone/ apple product EVERY YEAR. I am usually good with whatever iphone I have for at least two years (sometimes more). I am just not a fan of paying monthly fees for a phone and stuff and would rather just buy it outright and be done. But I admit the iphone X is impressive and I sorta envy those buying it, but then again I think about the money I saved that could be used for vacations or just to have in me saving account and I feel a bit better ha. Maybe it will be a bit cheaper next year (if they sell it) and I might make the upgrade.

    But I do think it's rue the some people feel the need to knock those that choose to spend the money on the iphone X like I seen on other internet forums. It just comes off as childish.
    09-12-2017 05:28 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    Price might be a technicality for you, and I, and some, but not for the majority of people. My point is how we as a society are getting conditioned. Most people live cheque to cheque, and they too will be buying the X, but they absolutely should not. They justify it by "it's just X more".
    Couldn't agree more.
    It's not about the few who can afford it, but those who cannot but feel they have to anyway. It's like gambling. Society is absolutely conditioned.
    I'm not saying anything against Apple. I love their products, but I will not pay these prices. Until others feel the same way they will keep going up in price.
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    09-12-2017 05:56 PM
  12. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    Price in UK for I phone x is quoted 999 GBP and 1149 GBP,
    09-12-2017 06:12 PM
  13. Matty's Avatar
    I’ve been at the point where cost isn’t a factor for anything I deem useful. How do y’all feel about the pricepoint?
    Apple always commands a high price for their products because they are extremely well built and if you look after them, they last a long time. They also get OS update support for MUCH longer than many competing android companies. I think $999 is a little high though for the average person who is just using the device for Facebook and texting. It does look gorgeous though, so its tough. I would have liked even $949.
    09-12-2017 08:14 PM
  14. Cladster's Avatar
    Would love one for $1000 heck would buy 10. Here a X256gb with AC plus, my UAG MB case and screen protector will set me back $2,200AUD, read it and weep
    09-12-2017 08:32 PM
  15. erwaso's Avatar
    Priced pretty high. I do like that versus my 7 plus it has
    A Bigger screen
    Improved camera
    Faster processor for gaming
    Longer lasting battery
    Double storage than my 32gb 7plus

    Might be worth it. Not sure.
    09-12-2017 08:43 PM
  16. TripleOne's Avatar
    It’s too expensive.
    The 256GB is around $1,800 AUD.
    09-13-2017 12:38 AM
  17. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    I'm getting it for the smaller form factor since my hands are tiny and I can't do 4.7" since it's too small and I strain seeing it. I plan on keeping this for 2-3 years.
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    09-13-2017 01:24 AM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    My thought is just take my money now.
    09-13-2017 01:32 AM
  19. TripleOne's Avatar
    I'm getting it for the smaller form factor since my hands are tiny and I can't do 4.7" since it's too small and I strain seeing it. I plan on keeping this for 2-3 years.
    The 5.8” in a form factor that is slightly larger than the iPhone 7/8 is exactly why I want the X.
    09-13-2017 02:02 AM
  20. Superjudge's Avatar
    To put it in perspective, the Galaxy Note 8 is $930 to start so $999 seems to be in that ballpark.
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    09-13-2017 07:31 AM
  21. Spencerdl's Avatar
    In my opinion the starting price of $999 is to high as with all Apple products. That doesn't mean I'm not getting the most expensive one though...LOL
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    09-13-2017 07:44 AM
  22. dejanh's Avatar
    To put it in perspective, the Galaxy Note 8 is $930 to start so $999 seems to be in that ballpark.
    In Canada the 64GB Note 8 is $1,299. With it you get a 128GB SD card and a wireless charger for free. This makes things equivalent to or better than the 256GB iPhone X, except the iPhone X of that capacity is $1,529 which is $230 more, before tax. After tax it is $257.60 more. So, you pay 20% more for less features. The Note 8 offers everything the iPhone X offers minus the portrait lighting gimmick and the ARKit stuff that most nobody will use for now anyway. The Note 8 also offers a better screen, 0.5” larger screen, a stylus (remember no Pencil compatibility with the iPhone), and 6GB of memory. Let’s also not forget to mention that the full 6.3” of Note 8 screen are usable, where as only about 5.3”-5.5” of the iPhone X screen is usable because of the sensor notch at the top.

    I don’t think it’s at all in the ballpark. Apple has priced the iPhone X out to lunch, exactly as expected. Even in the US you should compare the 256GB version to the Note 8, so the difference is more like $220 USD, which is 24% more.

    I have been buying iPhones and Apple products for a number of years and always felt that they were expensive but worth it. For the first time now I really feel like we’re being asked to pay an Apple tax, and for what?

    Let’s also be clear on one more thing. This is not an edge-to-edge display. With the sensor cutout at the top, the massive resulting software bezel, and the frame that is without screen all-around, this is not a bezel-less display. Everyone harped on Xiaomi when they put out the Mi Mix how they called the phone bezel-less yet it had a tiny bezel going around all edges of the screen still. Apple is nearly twice as thick and people are calling it bezel-less?! Please.
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    09-13-2017 08:51 AM
  23. Superjudge's Avatar
    In Canada the 64GB Note 8 is $1,299. With it you get a 128GB SD card and a wireless charger for free. This makes things equivalent to or better than the 256GB iPhone X, except the iPhone X of that capacity is $1,529 which is $230 more, before tax. After tax it is $257.60 more. So, you pay 20% more for less features. The Note 8 offers everything the iPhone X offers minus the portrait lighting gimmick and the ARKit stuff that most nobody will use for now anyway. The Note 8 also offers a better screen, 0.5” larger screen, a stylus (remember no Pencil compatibility with the iPhone), and 6GB of memory. Let’s also not forget to mention that the full 6.3” of Note 8 screen are usable, where as only about 5.3”-5.5” of the iPhone X screen is usable because of the sensor notch at the top.

    I don’t think it’s at all in the ballpark. Apple has priced the iPhone X out to lunch, exactly as expected. Even in the US you should compare the 256GB version to the Note 8, so the difference is more like $220 USD, which is 24% more.

    I have been buying iPhones and Apple products for a number of years and always felt that they were expensive but worth it. For the first time now I really feel like we’re being asked to pay an Apple tax, and for what?

    Let’s also be clear on one more thing. This is not an edge-to-edge display. With the sensor cutout at the top, the massive resulting software bezel, and the frame that is without screen all-around, this is not a bezel-less display. Everyone harped on Xiaomi when they put out the Mi Mix how they called the phone bezel-less yet it had a tiny bezel going around all edges of the screen still. Apple is nearly twice as thick and people are calling it bezel-less?! Please.
    I think doing a feature to feature comparison to justify price is worthless. Android is Android and iOS is iOS and your choice is about what ecosystem you prefer to be a part of. Yes it's a bigger screen and yes it has a stylus but then you can argue that someone is paying a lot of extra money just for some extra stylus functionality which seems like a silly argument to me. They are different phones with different capabilities and the value of those capabilities is up to the consumer.

    My point was that the retail cost of the Note received little to no blowback and it's just $70 less expensive than the iPhone X which to me puts it in the ballpark. Now Apple won't participate in the buy our phone and get this and that for free game but maybe carriers will. Those types of promotions are usually just a way to obscure the cost of the phone anyways. Since most people, at least in the US, are on plans where you pay a monthly fee to lease or buy the phone then this will amount to maybe $8-10 more per month which might make the sticker shock easier to manage. Yes it's expensive but flagship phones have been steadily climbing in price and Apple is just the first to release a phone with a starting cost of $1k but they won't be the last.
    09-13-2017 10:47 AM
  24. dejanh's Avatar
    I think doing a feature to feature comparison to justify price is worthless. Android is Android and iOS is iOS and your choice is about what ecosystem you prefer to be a part of. Yes it's a bigger screen and yes it has a stylus but then you can argue that someone is paying a lot of extra money just for some extra stylus functionality which seems like a silly argument to me. They are different phones with different capabilities and the value of those capabilities is up to the consumer.

    My point was that the retail cost of the Note received little to no blowback and it's just $70 less expensive than the iPhone X which to me puts it in the ballpark. Now Apple won't participate in the buy our phone and get this and that for free game but maybe carriers will. Those types of promotions are usually just a way to obscure the cost of the phone anyways. Since most people, at least in the US, are on plans where you pay a monthly fee to lease or buy the phone then this will amount to maybe $8-10 more per month which might make the sticker shock easier to manage. Yes it's expensive but flagship phones have been steadily climbing in price and Apple is just the first to release a phone with a starting cost of $1k but they won't be the last.
    They are not different phones with different capabilities. That's a lousy cop-out. You can't compare the processors, but everything else you can. Even functionally they are nearly identical, except for the stylus. Note 8 is just a more capable phone with a better design and a lower price point. Apple overpriced the iPhone X. There is no way to go around it, but you can try to justify it. I'm not saying it won't sell. I'm even thinking to get one myself, but it is not worth the money. Decision to purchase it is a purely subjective one because objectively it's just not where it needs to be relative to its cost.
    09-13-2017 11:06 AM
  25. Superjudge's Avatar
    They are not different phones with different capabilities. That's a lousy cop-out. You can't compare the processors, but everything else you can. Even functionally they are nearly identical, except for the stylus. Note 8 is just a more capable phone with a better design and a lower price point. Apple overpriced the iPhone X. There is no way to go around it, but you can try to justify it. I'm not saying it won't sell. I'm even thinking to get one myself, but it is not worth the money. Decision to purchase it is a purely subjective one because objectively it's just not where it needs to be relative to its cost.

    It's not a cop out when it's true. Whether the Note 8 is a more capable phone and a better design is purely subjective too. What's not subjective is the price points of each phone which is my one and only point. They are similar. I'm not saying they are justified or not justified. Just that for all the hoopla around the iPhone price, just a few weeks ago Samsung released their flagship phone for a similar cost. Nothing more, nothing less.
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    09-13-2017 11:27 AM
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