1. RTakher209's Avatar
    As much as I want the bigger screen, the X will do just fine for another cycle. Besides the A12 and a bit longer battery life, there’s nothing new. Can’t spend another $1000 or more on the same phone!
    Just_Me_D and TripleOne like this.
    09-12-2018 06:57 PM
  2. anon(6014961)'s Avatar
    Exactly, it’s just the same phone! Hardly any difference whatsoever. Disappointing
    Paul Ellis1 and Quis89 like this.
    09-12-2018 07:35 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As much as I want the bigger screen, the X will do just fine for another cycle. Besides the A12 and a bit longer battery life, there’s nothing new. Can’t spend another $1000 or more on the same phone!
    Yep, I’m not tempted at all to get one of the iPhones introduced today. That’s a first for me in quite some time.
    09-12-2018 07:40 PM
  4. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    Exactly, it’s just the same phone! Hardly any difference whatsoever. Disappointing
    I see it quite the opposite to be fair. I was actually relieved to see how relevant my current X, which I really struggled to justify the cost of last year, still is. The fact the new ones aren’t all that much better makes it easier to go another year with my X which makes my original purchase much better value for money now. I’ll wait for next years which will likely be a bigger upgrade and hopefully have a much better FID and embedded TID in the screen
    H_D and BreakingKayfabe like this.
    09-12-2018 07:43 PM
  5. anon(6014961)'s Avatar
    I see it quite the opposite to be fair. I was actually relieved to see how relevant my current X, which I really struggled to justify the cost of last year, still is. The fact the new ones aren’t all that much better makes it easier to go another year with my X which makes my original purchase much better value for money now. I’ll wait for next years which will likely be a bigger upgrade and hopefully have a much better FID and embedded TID in the screen
    My thoughts exactly
    Paul Ellis1 likes this.
    09-12-2018 07:49 PM
  6. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    My thoughts exactly
    Dare I say it though, don’t wanna jinx it, but this may even be the first time I go 3 years with the same phone. I still got AC+ till next November, and with the promise of iOS 12 making older devices perform better, this could finally happen for me. I’ve always been quietly jealous of people who manage that
    09-12-2018 07:54 PM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    I agree about the minimal differences between the X and the new models. There’s something about that 6.5” that tempts me.
    09-12-2018 08:58 PM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    Bigger screen AND 512GB of storage are key for me, I feel this update will carry me until 5G is properly rolled out and apple supports it which could take 2-3 years. We all know they are trying to avoid the high patent royalty costs so expect the phones to get even pricier in the years to come.
    09-12-2018 09:23 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    Huge difference if your on T-Mobile since it supports band 71 and their Extended LTE network. It takes the network to another level. Trust me I know from the Samsung s9 plus that I had that supports that.
    Raptor007 likes this.
    09-12-2018 09:25 PM
  10. realtrevorryan's Avatar
    I agree about the minimal differences between the X and the new models. There’s something about that 6.5” that tempts me.
    True. Minimal difference however, the Max is tempting for battery life, but the footprint of the 8plus is what move me to the X.
    09-13-2018 08:20 PM
  11. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Differences aren’t as stark but I am still going to upgrade because I’m a geek .... or just stupid. But i’m kind of excited.
    09-14-2018 12:00 AM
  12. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    I decided last year if Apple made a plus sized X style phone I was upgrading, so I was happy with the announcement of the (ridiculously named) iPhone XS Max. My wife doesn’t care for the larger phones so she is keeping her iPhone X.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    09-14-2018 10:20 PM
  13. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Aside from the upgrades to the internal, I know many are upgrading for the bigger screen. I am also upgrading for the bigger screen.
    DarkKnight08 likes this.
    09-14-2018 10:53 PM
  14. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Same.
    What’s different?
    Gold colour, 512GB of storage and A12 Fusion.

    My Silver is fine (and in a case anyway), 64GB is plenty for me and A11 Fusion does its job perfectly and is already lightning fast.

    So, for the first time ever, I’ll pass on this one!
    09-14-2018 11:29 PM
  15. Quis89's Avatar
    I’m in agreement. I honestly didn’t even struggle with this decision. I have zero desire to upgrade from my X. The cost just doesn’t make sense for me. My X is awesome. I’m looking forward to next year. I imagine the next iPhone will truly feel like an upgrade at that point. This will be the first year I go without getting a new iPhone in a long time.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-15-2018 12:37 AM
  16. DarkKnight08's Avatar
    Just a question so i have a better perspective, are people who are concerned about the price buying the phones outright or in the iUP? I’m not suggesting that the phones aren’t expensive or trying to justify the price.

    I am upgrading my X to the Xs Max and the price difference in the iUP is $4/mo. I’m not arguing for or against the price issue, just wondering.
    zenjen likes this.
    09-15-2018 07:48 AM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Just a question so i have a better perspective, are people who are concerned about the price buying the phones outright or in the iUP? I’m not suggesting that the phones aren’t expensive or trying to justify the price.

    I am upgrading my X to the Xs Max and the price difference in the iUP is $4/mo. I’m not arguing for or against the price issue, just wondering.
    I *think* a good deal of people are taking advantage of the upgrade program. It’s arguably the smarter route if you’re not going to keep your device longer than a year without handing it down to a family member or something.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-16-2018 at 04:52 PM.
    The_Loot_Gamer likes this.
    09-15-2018 08:10 AM
  18. TripleOne's Avatar
    Just a question so i have a better perspective, are people who are concerned about the price buying the phones outright or in the iUP? I’m not suggesting that the phones aren’t expensive or trying to justify the price.

    I am upgrading my X to the Xs Max and the price difference in the iUP is $4/mo. I’m not arguing for or against the price issue, just wondering.
    They don’t offer iUP in my country. So I’ve always payed full price upfront.
    DarkKnight08 and BuckyBadg like this.
    09-15-2018 09:47 AM
  19. Raptor007's Avatar
    I was going to upgrade my wife's 6S Plus with an 8 Plus but decided to wait until the XS Max came out so she could decide if she wanted that instead. Of course that means all new cases for her and she really hates upgrading her Disney cases.
    09-15-2018 10:16 AM
  20. nyc_rock's Avatar
    for the first time in, well, ever, I’m planning on keeping a phone for 2 years. That’s how satisfied I am with the X.
    Sekelani Zwambila likes this.
    09-16-2018 08:43 AM
  21. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Differences aren’t as stark but I am still going to upgrade because I’m a geek .... or just stupid. But i’m kind of excited.
    This is the most “real” position I’ve read about upgrading from the X. All the people claiming they’re not upgrading because their X will be just fine for another year seem like they’re trying to rationalize a decision that’s not really based on what the rationalization is.
    firstborn80 and eyecrispy like this.
    09-16-2018 09:06 AM
  22. digitalbreak's Avatar
    This is the most “real” position I’ve read about upgrading from the X. All the people claiming they’re not upgrading because their X will be just fine for another year seem like they’re trying to rationalize a decision that’s not really based on what the rationalization is.
    There is a reason I signed up for Apple Upgrade Program when it was launched. So, yea, in this case it’s more about having to experience the latest Apple can offer than really looking into “it serves me well, why should I upgrade”.
    09-16-2018 01:32 PM
  23. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    There is a reason I signed up for Apple Upgrade Program when it was launched. So, yea, in this case it’s more about having to experience the latest Apple can offer than really looking into “it serves me well, why should I upgrade”.
    Anyone with “last years” model iPhone can justify not getting the new version. That has always been true. Even 5s to 6 which was the biggest jump forward until the X. If you’re deciding whether to upgrade based on if you “need” to or not you’re doing it wrong.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    09-16-2018 02:06 PM
  24. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    The iPhone Upgrade Program seems like a lease. I don't like the thought of just leasing something to give back to Apple after 12 months. That's why I don't use the iUP. I'd rather pay full retail price and be done with it. I can understand the iUP can be great for those who don't want to pay full price for something that expensive, especially if they're only going to keep it for 12 months.
    TgeekB and eyecrispy like this.
    09-16-2018 02:11 PM
  25. Craig's Avatar
    The iPhone Upgrade Program seems like a lease. I don't like the thought of just leasing something to give back to Apple after 12 months. That's why I don't use the iUP. I'd rather pay full retail price and be done with it. I can understand the iUP can be great for those who don't want to pay full price for something that expensive, especially if they're only going to keep it for 12 months.

    Ditto! Just buy the phone and it's done, paid off, sim free and I can sell it on Swappa if I want w/o issue, trade it in, use it for an upgrade, etc. I was on the AT&T Next for a while, and even though it's interest free, I would rather just buy the phone and be done with it. I don't have to check if 50% was paid off before I get an upgrade. I have an iPhone 8+ now, I could have gone another year, who knows. With the iPhone XsMax maybe I keep it a year, maybe two... at least I don't have to let a "program" decide.
    Mr Segundus likes this.
    09-16-2018 03:12 PM
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