1. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    And you still bought one.



    Still, you bought it.




    Yet you still bought it.



    But it does... and you bought it.



    Yes, the person D is talking about does seem elitist. You would have to be an elitist to spend that much and then afterwards complain about the cost. Or it could be they just bought it for status, or to just complain. Oh wait....
    I purchased one? I wasn't aware. Thanks for pointing that out. You left out the part that I could afford to purchase one.

    BTW, I can purchase one and still complain about the stupid high price.
    08-06-2018 08:45 PM
  2. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I purchased one? I wasn't aware.

    "The photos on my iPhone X look only "meh" when compared to the photos to my Pixel 2 XL".


    You didn't say that in another thread?
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    08-06-2018 08:52 PM
  3. Quis89's Avatar
    "The photos on my iPhone X look only "meh" when compared to the photos to my Pixel 2 XL".


    You didn't say that in another thread?
    I think the sarcasm his post was soaked in went over your head lol.
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    08-06-2018 08:59 PM
  4. Cladster's Avatar
    The price was too damn high. I could afford a 256GB iPhone X, but I still feel stupid paying so much for it. The total cost of the device, after AppleCare+, was almost $1,500. No phone should ever cost that much.
    That would be near $2130AUD here. Do i think its worth it? Probably not and i probably wont spend near those dollars again not on a X design anyway.
    Especially when except for the better camera you can do everything you can do on a IP8/8plus for way less than half. Especially pairing with a iPad and iMac.

    In the last 6 months i have bought 3 x 8 series phones for family all around 3 weeks old as new for:

    8 plus 256gb=$800
    8 256GB=$600
    8 64GB with AC+=$750 (currently using)
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    08-06-2018 09:07 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Can't comment about the electric bill, but anyone who spends $1,000+ on a cell phone better speak up when it falls short of expectations otherwise the company continues to pump out absolute junk.
    People not buying speaks a heck of a lot louder than people complaining.
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    08-06-2018 10:11 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    TBH (for me) $700-800 phones are overpriced. Do I still buy them? *looks at my Pixel 2 XL 128 GB* yep .. Because I can't get a top tier without it. These companies aren't dumb lol. Sure they may be overpriced when you break it down but that is where it comes down to you as a person -- is it worth for you?

    Some people pay insane for their cars with modifications and such... Something I would never do. I got my truck, added rails, and got the dealer to pay for a Rhino Liner. Other then that I am good. No jacking it up, going nuts, and all that. Do some people do it? Well .. of course.

    I have a friend with a Note 4. Been replacing batteries and carrying on with his cracked screen. Still runs so he refuses to upgrade. Good for him -- for me? Hell no. No way I could do that lol.
    08-07-2018 01:35 AM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    TBH (for me) $700-800 phones are overpriced. Do I still buy them?
    I agree....and no I'm not looking at rumored Pixel 3 specs (realizes store tab is up and quickly kills it)...lol

    To a degree one can argue that when you pay for a flagship device, you are also (generally) getting software support behind it. This argument would be a lot different if someone bought a flagship phone, and 6 months in the OEM made a statement that they wouldn't update it anymore. I would be six degrees of livid if that happened to me.
    08-07-2018 09:55 AM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    The savvy shopper knows he/she can easily get on an interest free payment plan with their carrier OR directly with Apple. (Samsung and other Android based brands have similar programs) IF you want a flagship from a top brand it's going to cost in the 800-1200 range now. IF you can't manage that even with payments then there are plenty of other more affordable options out there.
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    08-07-2018 11:12 AM
  9. Vega007's Avatar
    People love to complain, we are living in the age of complaining and protesting. Too much coddling going on and people have to be stroked and cuddled if they feel hurt. Sad part is, they will find people to cuddle them even when they are the ones making the idiotic decisions. I believe in hard truth, it's the only way to grow as a person. If you can not afford it, don't buy it. If you buy it and can't afford it, that is on you and no one else. The day Apple forces you to buy their products is when I will say I was wrong. Of course, that would also be the day I would be forced to take up arms lol.
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    08-07-2018 12:09 PM
  10. nikkisharif's Avatar
    People are crazy🤣
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    08-07-2018 07:16 PM
  11. B_Ross's Avatar
    entitlement seems to be a big issue with human behavior, I see it all over. Why not just not buy the iphone x. Not like life will be much different without it, at least for me, I'm ok with holding older models of just about everything for a few years, freedom is more important.
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    08-07-2018 08:49 PM
  12. scruffypig's Avatar
    The point is this: Why did the person hold on to a device that allegedly didn’t meet his or her expectations from day one? In truth, was the person unhappy with the device or simply ticked off at him or herself for getting it knowing it would put a strain on his or her finances? In either case, why didn’t the person return the device within the return period? I think the person was basically ticked off at him or herself for spending that much money for it. In addition, he or she truly like the iPhone X, but just feel that it’s not worth the money paid for it. What say you?
    Some people love misery and then have nothing better to do but spread it around. We can only change ourself. We can’t really help others unless they want to e helped.
    08-09-2018 10:17 PM
  13. Al Paca's Avatar
    The point is this: Why did the person hold on to a device that allegedly didn’t meet his or her expectations from day one? In truth, was the person unhappy with the device or simply ticked off at him or herself for getting it knowing it would put a strain on his or her finances? In either case, why didn’t the person return the device within the return period? I think the person was basically ticked off at him or herself for spending that much money for it. In addition, he or she truly like the iPhone X, but just feel that it’s not worth the money paid for it. What say you?
    Sounds like OCPD...Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder which is different than OCD.

    In this instance the buyer has a compulsion to buy and an equal compulsion to insert themselves into situations where they draw attention to the behavior and oneself.

    The obsession makes the purchase necessary, the return impossible, and all requires the attention of others. It’s more common than people think. In this case it’s illustrated in their iPhone issues, but I bet if you know them well there are other examples.
    08-12-2018 11:33 PM
  14. Raptor007's Avatar
    While I bought my X in full and I do like the technology involved in Apple's products it still doesn't excuse the price point. The days of flip phones that were not OS driven is long gone. Now its two camps, iOS or Android, and frankly I am not jazzed about the Pixel line but I do like what Android has offered. iOS just happens to what my family uses and for me it works. That still doesn't mean i find the every increasing price point acceptable and this year will likely be the first time I get my iPhone and actually keep it a few years. The upgrade benefits year over year are not as relevant as they were in the past. Triple lens next year, not a big deal. Not having 5G for 2-3 years, that could be a big deal, but given 5G is not fully rolled out its not critical, but if you plan to buy a phone as some do and actually use it for 3-5 years as some actually do then your upgrade cycle sucks as you will not benefit for a long time.

    Every company has the right to set their prices and the consumer has the right to not buy it, but Apple pays their workers crap and allows their vendors to pay them crap at their plants. So regardless of the cost of living in China vs the US Apple can and should do more given the global dependence.

    Plus if they get hit with tariffs we are going to pay even more.
    08-26-2018 05:00 PM
  15. kcox52692's Avatar
    We're talking Apple here, Apple usually doesn't put our junk. All major high end companies like Apple or Samsung...etc.... will have glitches from time to time. Samsung had a major one with the Note 7 but they rebounded quite well.

    Don't buy a flagship phone when it comes out, let the manufacturer work the bugs out. Else don't complain.
    09-01-2018 05:59 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    We're talking Apple here, Apple usually doesn't put our junk. All major high end companies like Apple or Samsung...etc.... will have glitches from time to time. Samsung had a major one with the Note 7 but they rebounded quite well.

    Don't buy a flagship phone when it comes out, let the manufacturer work the bugs out. Else don't complain.
    Aren't the bugs typically associated with the software and not necessarily the hardware?
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    09-01-2018 08:33 AM
  17. kcox52692's Avatar
    Usually, but not always. I'm writing this on a Samsung Galaxy S8. One major flaw is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. Otherwise it's a great phone.
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    09-01-2018 01:39 PM
  18. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Overpriced? Yes. Do I need it? Yes. Once I’ve determined that, I just dive in and enjoy the darn thing. Life’s too short to waste my time on “dilemmas” lol.
    09-01-2018 06:36 PM
  19. Premium1's Avatar
    Entitlement, that is what is wrong with people these days.
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    09-01-2018 06:50 PM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    Every company has the right to set their prices and the consumer has the right to not buy it, but Apple pays their workers crap and allows their vendors to pay them crap at their plants.
    Since when does Apple Pay their workers "crap"?

    How does Apple manage to select vendors that pay their workers less than all of the other phone manufacturers who use the same vendors pay?
    09-02-2018 07:27 AM
  21. Raptor007's Avatar
    You are aware of Apple's Supply chain issues, and horribly low wages in China and elsewhere. Apple enjoys far larger profits on their phones and yet does little to improve the working conditions or pay at the plants that make their devices. Its not like an brand A device is in the same plant as an Apple device, they are different plants owned by the same company, Foxconn for example.
    09-02-2018 10:20 AM
  22. doogald's Avatar
    You are aware of Apple's Supply chain issues, and horribly low wages in China and elsewhere. Apple enjoys far larger profits on their phones and yet does little to improve the working conditions or pay at the plants that make their devices. Its not like an brand A device is in the same plant as an Apple device, they are different plants owned by the same company, Foxconn for example.
    Doesn’t Samsung, LG, Huawei, Motorola, use similar vendors who pay their workers the same wages? How would buying from a company other than Apple change any of this? Do you have actual facts that show that vendors who build other brand phones are paid better?
    09-02-2018 03:06 PM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    A good deal of people, especially Americans, seem to think that the things we are allowed to do in the U.S. are the same everywhere. That is not the case. It is amazing to hear people say that this or that company isn’t doing enough to improve the conditions of the people who are being paid to make their products without even knowing the conditions that existed before the company arrived. $3 an hour in one country could be the same as $30 an hour in the U.S. There is poor and then there is American poor. Believe me, they are NOT the same.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-02-2018 at 04:30 PM.
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    09-02-2018 04:11 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    A good deal of people, especially Americans, seem to think that the things we are allowed to do in the U.S. is the same everywhere. That is not the case. It is amazing to me say that this or that company isn’t doing enough to improve the conditions of the people who are being paid to make their products without even knowing the conditions that existed before the company arrived. $3 an hour in one country could be the same as $30 an hour in the U.S. There is poor and then there is American poor. Believe me, they are NOT the same.
    A very complex issue to fully understand without, as you said, a full understanding of what life is like in other countries.
    What would these people be doing if Apple and other such companies weren’t there? Would their life be better? Worse? I would hope conditions are decent no matter what countries workers are in. As far as wages you are right. Making a few dollars an hour might be great in one country and mean poverty in another. I know one thing, I feel very blessed.
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    09-02-2018 04:21 PM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    I think the X is an amazing phone but I personally couldn't justify the price since it was a first gen new model so I got a 7+ 8 months before its announcement. I will be buying the newer iPhone X model in Feb for my HW upgrade, when I do I wont come here and constantly complain. Some people are just rarely satisfied, its a common scenario with new entitled techies. Some cant appreciate always having the best new product, myself I don't usually get the newest thing and find much more appreciation for things compared to other peers and friends I work with who indulge on everything. I cant wait to get my new iPhone next year.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-03-2018 10:56 AM
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