1. Darth-Vader's Avatar
    I see the X in the wild fairly regularly, I know its a pricey phone, but it seems many people want it. I know my daughter has been bugging me to buy one for her, but there's no way I'm spending that kind of money for a teenager
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    05-04-2018 11:46 AM
  2. AmberDuffy's Avatar
    The article is interesting ... Considering that I do not like the iPhone X, I will not worry much, and won`t speak in his defense. In my opinion, according to his presentation in the autumn, it was clear that the model was a failure. Plus, it did not call all the usual excitement, except at the beginning. Many believe that the 7th or 8th iPhone is the best value=money. Anyway, soon we will find out whether it is true or not.
    05-22-2018 03:05 AM
  3. mogelijk's Avatar
    The article is interesting ... Considering that I do not like the iPhone X, I will not worry much, and won`t speak in his defense.
    I'm curious why you don't like the iPhone X?

    In my opinion, according to his presentation in the autumn, it was clear that the model was a failure.
    What presentation? When it was announced last September?

    Plus, it did not call all the usual excitement, except at the beginning. Many believe that the 7th or 8th iPhone is the best value=money. Anyway, soon we will find out whether it is true or not.
    I'll agree that many thought the iPhone X was too expensive. I also suspect that is one reason why the iPhone X will be "discontinued" when the new iPhone's are announced in September. Currently, it appears that Apple is attempting to make the iPhone X replacements less expensive, including buying the OLED displays from LG rather than Samsung.

    As for finding out "whether it is true," again, I'm not sure what you are referring to. If you mean if the iPhone X is discontinued, then it likely is but rumors point to it being replaced by a similar phone, with the similar features, just at a lower price. Then it is also rumored there will be a Plus sized version, and a version that is inbetween the X and X Plus but even less expensive, with things like an LCD screen instead of OLED.

    If you are talking about gestures and FaceID, then everything points to them remaining. The rumored new phones are still missing the home button and have the notch; and I've not seen any rumors of an update to the 8 or 8 Plus. I think it is also telling that Android P has moved to gestures.
    05-22-2018 06:28 PM
  4. AmberDuffy's Avatar
    I'm curious why you don't like the iPhone X?
    I see your point, but I just don`t like it and that`s all. I like my iPhone 7 and for me it`s perfect) This is the matter of taste, I guess.
    05-23-2018 03:46 AM
  5. PrincessB's Avatar
    I wouldn’t be surprised is it was cancelled but not due to sales but rather because it’s a special edition, since it is the ten year anniversary phone.
    06-04-2018 04:57 AM
  6. Closingracer's Avatar
    It won’t be canceled. No company would put this much R&D to just cancel it. The X-2 will just be like any other upgrade. Just like how we went from an iPhone 7 to an 8 and so forth
    06-06-2018 09:27 PM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It won’t be canceled. No company would put this much R&D to just cancel it. The X-2 will just be like any other upgrade. Just like how we went from an iPhone 7 to an 8 and so forth
    I think the whole argument here is that Apple has always kept predecessor models around (you can still buy an iPhone 6s and 7 even though iPhone 8 is out, for example) but this is possibly not going to happen with whatever replaces iPhone X. People of course misconstrue this information to mean iPhone X is doomed and so Apple is killing it. Clearly that’s not the case. As you said, they’ll just replace with with a newer version.
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    06-07-2018 08:03 PM
  8. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I think the whole argument here is that Apple has always kept predecessor models around (you can still buy an iPhone 6s and 7 even though iPhone 8 is out, for example) but this is possibly not going to happen with whatever replaces iPhone X. People of course misconstrue this information to mean iPhone X is doomed and so Apple is killing it. Clearly that’s not the case. As you said, they’ll just replace with with a newer version.
    Not always - the iPhone 5 was cancelled immediately when the 5S was launched, probably because the 5 lacked proper 4G support.
    06-08-2018 09:24 AM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Not always - the iPhone 5 was cancelled immediately when the 5S was launched, probably because the 5 lacked proper 4G support.
    Thank you for fact checking me. The point of my post remains the same.
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    06-08-2018 09:27 AM
  10. mogelijk's Avatar
    I think the whole argument here is that Apple has always kept predecessor models around (you can still buy an iPhone 6s and 7 even though iPhone 8 is out, for example) but this is possibly not going to happen with whatever replaces iPhone X. People of course misconstrue this information to mean iPhone X is doomed and so Apple is killing it. Clearly that’s not the case. As you said, they’ll just replace with with a newer version.
    It is true that Apple typically kept the previous years flagship and sold it at a lower price. As pointed out, the iPhone 5 was one example where Apple didn't -- and instead offered a different "low cost" option rather than continuing to sell the older phone (the 5c).

    My impression is that the X replacement is going to be priced somewhat lower than the X; my guess is $100 less, or so. The rumors, at least that I've seen, seem to imply that the X Plus (the new larger OLED iPhone) will be roughly the price of the current X, that the X replacement will be $100 or so cheaper. Because of this, it doesn't make sense for Apple to continue to sell the X -- since the old phones are typically only $100 off, meaning the X and the new iPhone would sell for essentially the same price. Instead, they'll have an LCD version of the X that will become the new "budget" phone.

    We know one of the ways the new iPhone will be less expensive is that they'll have LG panels instead of Samsung panels. I also wonder if they won't have an aluminum body, rather than the Stainless Steel of the X. And the Face ID technology should now be cheaper, now that it is a year old, than it was for the X.

    My issue with these iPhone X being "cancelled" or "killed" stories is that they largely came out in February and early March, along with the articles about how disappointing iPhone X sales had been. The clear implication that these "experts" seemed to be painting is that Apple was going to kill the iPhone X because it had been such a disappointment; again with the implication that it would be replaced by a new design, likely bringing back a fingerprint reader and home button, not to mention the notch (though they never explicitly stated these things, but again, they were implying the iPhone X was a failure).

    Of course, since February we've seen a number of new phones announced with notches (including rumors of Google's own Pixel 3) and we're seeing Android P will include gestures without having/needing a physical home button (and most Android phones, while they still have a fingerprint sensor, aren't using that as their home button).

    To me, the idea that Apple is cancelling the iPhone X is debunked. Yes, it will be replaced as, from what I can tell, economically it won't be practical for Apple to offer it at a lower price than its replacement. Instead, they're keeping the features of the X (even the controversial ones), and offering a direct replacement that appears to look the same (or extremely similar), along with a larger version and a "cheap" version that uses an LCD display.
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    06-08-2018 04:20 PM
  11. Closingracer's Avatar
    Not always - the iPhone 5 was cancelled immediately when the 5S was launched, probably because the 5 lacked proper 4G support.
    The 5 wasn’t “canceled” just rebranded as a 5C with the same internals with 4G support. The 5s kept on the external.
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    06-08-2018 06:10 PM
  12. Closingracer's Avatar
    It is true that Apple typically kept the previous years flagship and sold it at a lower price. As pointed out, the iPhone 5 was one example where Apple didn't -- and instead offered a different "low cost" option rather than continuing to sell the older phone (the 5c).

    My impression is that the X replacement is going to be priced somewhat lower than the X; my guess is $100 less, or so. The rumors, at least that I've seen, seem to imply that the X Plus (the new larger OLED iPhone) will be roughly the price of the current X, that the X replacement will be $100 or so cheaper. Because of this, it doesn't make sense for Apple to continue to sell the X -- since the old phones are typically only $100 off, meaning the X and the new iPhone would sell for essentially the same price. Instead, they'll have an LCD version of the X that will become the new "budget" phone.

    We know one of the ways the new iPhone will be less expensive is that they'll have LG panels instead of Samsung panels. I also wonder if they won't have an aluminum body, rather than the Stainless Steel of the X. And the Face ID technology should now be cheaper, now that it is a year old, than it was for the X.

    My issue with these iPhone X being "cancelled" or "killed" stories is that they largely came out in February and early March, along with the articles about how disappointing iPhone X sales had been. The clear implication that these "experts" seemed to be painting is that Apple was going to kill the iPhone X because it had been such a disappointment; again with the implication that it would be replaced by a new design, likely bringing back a fingerprint reader and home button, not to mention the notch (though they never explicitly stated these things, but again, they were implying the iPhone X was a failure).

    Of course, since February we've seen a number of new phones announced with notches (including rumors of Google's own Pixel 3) and we're seeing Android P will include gestures without having/needing a physical home button (and most Android phones, while they still have a fingerprint sensor, aren't using that as their home button).

    To me, the idea that Apple is cancelling the iPhone X is debunked. Yes, it will be replaced as, from what I can tell, economically it won't be practical for Apple to offer it at a lower price than its replacement. Instead, they're keeping the features of the X (even the controversial ones), and offering a direct replacement that appears to look the same (or extremely similar), along with a larger version and a "cheap" version that uses an LCD display.
    They can easily just sell the X $200 off and have the 8 $200 off as well. Plenty of possibilities but the X isn’t being “canceled”
    06-08-2018 06:12 PM
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