1. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Just curious, but why the disdain towards faceid and not having a home button? I’ll admit I was really skeptical about it at first but after picking up the X I find it to be much faster and more reliable than using the fingerprint scanner. The home button removal was actually done quite well also I’ve had zero complaints about the gesture integration since day one it feels very natural.
    I don't really have a "disdain" for FaceID. I'm just comfortable with the Home button and Fingerprint ID and am not ready to lose those features.
    05-12-2018 09:02 PM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    I don't really have a "disdain" for FaceID. I'm just comfortable with the Home button and Fingerprint ID and am not ready to lose those features.
    Everybody was comfortable with home button and Touch ID until the X came out.
    05-13-2018 07:40 AM
  3. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Everybody was comfortable with home button and Touch ID until the X came out.
    I've played with the X at the Apple store. Did not like it, at all. Nice screen and felt good in my hands, but absolutely did not like the missing Home button.

    /hugs her 8 Plus
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    05-13-2018 09:43 AM
  4. li2327's Avatar
    I think the only thing I miss with moving to the X is the larger screen size. Other than that I'm good. The new screen resolution is amazing.
    05-13-2018 09:50 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    I've played with the X at the Apple store. Did not like it, at all. Nice screen and felt good in my hands, but absolutely did not like the missing Home button.

    /hugs her 8 Plus
    My dad got the X last week and so far I’m impressed with it. I didn’t miss the home button even once.
    This year I’m gonna get the best iPhone they’ll present at the keynote.
    05-13-2018 09:51 AM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    I've played with the X at the Apple store. Did not like it, at all. Nice screen and felt good in my hands, but absolutely did not like the missing Home button.

    /hugs her 8 Plus
    Something tells me your mind was made up when you went in.
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    05-13-2018 10:58 AM
  7. mogelijk's Avatar
    I've played with the X at the Apple store. Did not like it, at all. Nice screen and felt good in my hands, but absolutely did not like the missing Home button.

    /hugs her 8 Plus
    If you had the phone, after a week you'd likely not want to go back to a home button.
    05-13-2018 05:16 PM
  8. judgetom's Avatar
    These numbers do not lie and speak for themselves:

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    05-14-2018 04:07 PM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    These numbers do not lie and speak for themselves:
    What they don't say, however, is whether Apple expected higher sales than they got.
    05-14-2018 07:12 PM
  10. PrincessB's Avatar
    I knew it wasn’t a flop! People are just Apple haters lol
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    05-14-2018 09:18 PM
  11. Cladster's Avatar
    This is why I will more than likely hold on to my 8 Plus until it no longer works any more. I will never go for this Face ID thing without a Home button. Thankfully iPhones have a tendency to last quite a few years before its hardware is not able to keep up with the OS.. At that point I'll have to look at other options, because I will not be buying a Face ID product.
    Don't blame you i have had it off for unlock for ages, painful. If the plus wasn't so big and 8 too small i would sell it today.
    05-14-2018 10:24 PM
  12. anony_mouse's Avatar
    They slightly beat their own expectations when it comes to guidance, so I think that means something. I know it's not broken down my model for guidance, but if we know they sold at least what they thought they would in total, and that the X sold more than any specific model seems like they met expectations. At least to me.
    According to basic logic your reasoning doesn't work. I can't speak for you, obviously.
    06-08-2018 09:29 AM
  13. Quis89's Avatar
    Just curious, but why the disdain towards faceid and not having a home button? I’ll admit I was really skeptical about it at first but after picking up the X I find it to be much faster and more reliable than using the fingerprint scanner. The home button removal was actually done quite well also I’ve had zero complaints about the gesture integration since day one it feels very natural.
    Definitely not consistently faster or more reliable in my experience. And I really wish the preview feature (where notifications display after looking at the X) worked more reliably as well.
    06-08-2018 09:35 AM
  14. Quis89's Avatar
    If you had the phone, after a week you'd likely not want to go back to a home button.
    I agree with this but not because Face ID is so great, fast and reliable. I agree with this because I enjoy the screen and the size of the screen on the X. I wouldn't want to give that up in favor of a home button. But Face ID, in my experience, can really be improved.
    06-08-2018 09:37 AM
  15. mogelijk's Avatar
    I agree with this but not because Face ID is so great, fast and reliable. I agree with this because I enjoy the screen and the size of the screen on the X. I wouldn't want to give that up in favor of a home button. But Face ID, in my experience, can really be improved.
    I'm not talking about FaceID, as much as about gestures. It seems like a lot of people have an issue with the gestures for the first day or two, missing the home button, but after a week have adapted to the point that they try to use gestures on their iPad, or an older Apple phone, and get frustrated when they have to use the home button. I also think it is very telling that a major part of Android P is adding gestures.
    06-08-2018 03:58 PM
  16. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Some like gestures and some don't. I personally am not one of these folks that would learn the gestures and then suddenly like them. I like my Home button. I wouldn't even mind if the physical button was gone as long as there was some type of imitated button use under the glass.

    The only gesture I use is when someone cuts us off in traffic. Otherwise I can do without them.
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    06-11-2018 07:27 AM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    Some like gestures and some don't. I personally am not one of these folks that would learn the gestures and then suddenly like them. I like my Home button. I wouldn't even mind if the physical button was gone as long as there was some type of imitated button use under the glass.

    The only gesture I use is when someone cuts us off in traffic. Otherwise I can do without them.
    Considering the iPhone 8 is likely the last iPhone with Touch ID, what are you going to do about future phones then?
    06-11-2018 09:03 AM
  18. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Considering the iPhone 8 is likely the last iPhone with Touch ID, what are you going to do about future phones then?
    I figure my 8 Plus will last me at the very least 5 to 6 more years. I'll worry about it when that time comes. I won't be going back to Android, ever. I'd rather just go without a phone at all.
    06-11-2018 09:14 AM
  19. Garz's Avatar
    I figure my 8 Plus will last me at the very least 5 to 6 more years. I'll worry about it when that time comes. I won't be going back to Android, ever. I'd rather just go without a phone at all.
    That's a long time to expect out of a phone
    06-11-2018 09:37 AM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    That's a long time to expect out of a phone
    Sure, but it looks like anybody who bought an iPhone 5s in 2013 could still have a viable phone in 2019 with iOS 12, so it's surely possible.
    06-11-2018 10:24 AM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    Sure, but it looks like anybody who bought an iPhone 5s in 2013 could still have a viable phone in 2019 with iOS 12, so it's surely possible.
    Yeah it’s possible. As long as you don’t mind getting a new battery every couple of years.
    06-11-2018 12:25 PM
  22. Sherry_B's Avatar
    That's a long time to expect out of a phone
    If it were any other brand I would agree. Apple builds solid phones that last and I take care of my things. Apple still supports the 5s after 5 years so I'm not worried. Getting a new battery when needed is not a problem. That comes with owning a phone.
    06-11-2018 04:47 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    I got used to the gestures and loved them. It was a learning curve but I could definitely fly around the phone once I had it down.
    06-12-2018 12:43 PM
  24. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I won't be going back to Android, ever. I'd rather just go without a phone at all.
    Yeah I think you don't really mean that.
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    06-22-2018 02:47 PM
  25. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Yeah I think you don't really mean that.
    And you are most certainly free to think that. Even if you are wrong.
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    06-22-2018 05:42 PM
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