1. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I have a 6 that was just declared dead and I’m looking around. I originally wanted an 8 but now for a bit more some folks are selling their X. I heard about an antenna issue with some of the newer phones and am worried about going for an X.
    05-21-2019 08:57 PM
  2. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I have an 8 Plus and am biased... not that there's nothing wrong with the X either. One thing to consider is that the 8 Plus still has touch ID, while the X uses Face ID. They are both very good phones. In regards to your comment about antenna issues, I'm not aware of those type of issues with either the 8 Plus or the X. I'm still using the 8 Plus and love it. And I know that many are still using the X and are happy.

    If I were in the market to buy a new phone, I would seriously look at the Xs Max or the XR.
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    05-22-2019 08:01 AM
  3. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    Oh yes! Face ID! I forgot bc I got sticker shock and I wouldn’t even consider the X when it was released! They do have the Memoji but I need to resist spending twice as much for that feature. 🤦🏽*♀️ I’m totally going used. I think like with cars I won’t buy another new phone! I better look back at the 8 +.
    05-22-2019 08:44 AM
  4. wilber1's Avatar
    I have an 8 Plus and am biased... not that there's nothing wrong with the X either. One thing to consider is that the 8 Plus still has touch ID, while the X uses Face ID. They are both very good phones. In regards to your comment about antenna issues, I'm not aware of those type of issues with either the 8 Plus or the X. I'm still using the 8 Plus and love it. And I know that many are still using the X and are happy.

    If I were in the market to buy a new phone, I would seriously look at the Xs Max or the XR.
    I am also pleased with my 8 Plus, my son has a XR and I helped him set it up , Very,Very Nice device .
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    05-22-2019 05:16 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have a 6 that was just declared dead and I’m looking around. I originally wanted an 8 but now for a bit more some folks are selling their X. I heard about an antenna issue with some of the newer phones and am worried about going for an X.
    I purchased both an iPhone 8 and an iPhone X when they were released. I did not, however, get an iPhone 8 Plus because I had already used every plus sized iPhone before it and decided it was time for me to go smaller. I’m glad I did.

    I said on numerous occasions that I was content with my iPhone 8, but I was curious about the iPhone X. Well, the iPhone 8 became my backup device. FaceID works flawlessly for me and the size of the iPhone X is great. If you prefer the larger size and TouchID then go with the iPhone 8 Plus, but if you prefer the FaceID, a medium sized device and bezel-less display then go with the iPhone X. Either will be fine, in my opinion.
    05-22-2019 06:02 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    As for the Antenna issue it’s not present on the X
    05-22-2019 06:23 PM
  7. imwjl's Avatar
    We have hundreds of employees so by the numbers I've seen and see all the Apple phones have been good for quite a while.

    -Many really value the all-screen of an X, XS or XR.
    -Many really value the battery life of the large phones.
    -It seems like anyone going from a 6 to 7+ or newer notices the battery life and camera improvements.
    -Some who've gone from X to XS or Max feel facial recognition is much better while others debate that. It seems better to me.
    -Some of my users really appreciate the latest phones having that "Gigabit LTE" in addition to latest cameras.

    I can't help you with what form factor but advise one of two choices where you get the latest (neither of those) or a bargain.

    Good luck.
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    05-23-2019 06:45 AM
  8. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I purchased both an iPhone 8 and an iPhone X when they were released. I did not, however, get an iPhone 8 Plus because I had already used every plus sized iPhone before it and decided it was time for me to go smaller. I’m glad I did.

    I said on numerous occasions that I was content with my iPhone 8, but I was curious about the iPhone X. Well, the iPhone 8 became my backup device. FaceID works flawlessly for me and the size of the iPhone X is great. If you prefer the larger size and TouchID then go with the iPhone 8 Plus, but if you prefer the FaceID, a medium sized device and bezel-less display then go with the iPhone X. Either will be fine, in my opinion.
    So the X is the smaller one? I had sticker shock so I couldn’t hear the presentation after the price. I was thinking of trying a plus but some the X are being sold for about as much as an 8 + so it’s almost a no brainer to get a newer phone.
    05-23-2019 06:57 AM
  9. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I am also pleased with my 8 Plus, my son has a XR and I helped him set it up , Very,Very Nice device .
    I’m getting confused by the X line. Is the XR the last released?
    05-23-2019 06:58 AM
  10. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    We have hundreds of employees so by the numbers I've seen and see all the Apple phones have been good for quite a while.

    -Many really value the all-screen of an X, XS or XR.
    -Many really value the battery life of the large phones.
    -It seems like anyone going from a 6 to 7+ or newer notices the battery life and camera improvements.
    -Some who've gone from X to XS or Max feel facial recognition is much better while others debate that. It seems better to me.
    -Some of my users really appreciate the latest phones having that "Gigabit LTE" in addition to latest cameras.

    I can't help you with what form factor but advise one of two choices where you get the latest (neither of those) or a bargain.

    Good luck.
    Is the XS supposed to be the plus version or the larger version of the X line? I’m a bit confused on those models.
    05-23-2019 07:00 AM
  11. imwjl's Avatar
    Is the XS supposed to be the plus version or the larger version of the X line? I’m a bit confused on those models.
    I suggest visiting the Apple site (or a store). XS is the current flagship line and Max is the large version. Unlike 7 or 8 family they have same cameras. XR is a very nice way to get the all screen type and large battery advantage but it is a single camera phone. For some the two cameras is very important and not so much for others.

    I don't know who or what declared your 6 dead but that could be another reason for an Apple Store visit. They take the old phones in any condition and give credible advice.
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    05-23-2019 07:31 AM
  12. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I heard about an antenna issue with some of the newer phones and am worried about going for an X.
    Where did you "hear" this? I'm sure if, IF there were an "issue" then the news would be plastered all over the interwebs.

    At any rate, I'm still rocking the 7+. If the camera on the new phones later this year are as good as I'm reading, then I may upgrade........and I really don't care WHAT the camera hump looks like.
    05-23-2019 07:34 AM
  13. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Is the XS supposed to be the plus version or the larger version of the X line? I’m a bit confused on those models.
    The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X were released by Apple in the Fall of 2017. The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR were released a year later in the Fall of 2018.
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    05-23-2019 09:23 AM
  14. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X were released by Apple in the Fall of 2017. The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR were released a year later in the Fall of 2018.
    Right! Because I wanted the X until I heard the price! So is the X one of the larger phones? I was thinking of going with a plus. I decided against it originally and went with a 6 but Ive been considering going bigger.
    05-23-2019 01:50 PM
  15. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    Where did you "hear" this? I'm sure if, IF there were an "issue" then the news would be plastered all over the interwebs.

    At any rate, I'm still rocking the 7+. If the camera on the new phones later this year are as good as I'm reading, then I may upgrade........and I really don't care WHAT the camera hump looks like.
    Verizon! Take it or leave it 🤷🏽*♀️ but you’ve been good!
    05-23-2019 01:51 PM
  16. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I suggest visiting the Apple site (or a store). XS is the current flagship line and Max is the large version. Unlike 7 or 8 family they have same cameras. XR is a very nice way to get the all screen type and large battery advantage but it is a single camera phone. For some the two cameras is very important and not so much for others.

    I don't know who or what declared your 6 dead but that could be another reason for an Apple Store visit. They take the old phones in any condition and give credible advice.
    I was there and they declared it dead. I didn’t look at any phones because I headed downstairs to VZW to see what my options are and that is insurance replacement with another 6 for $200 which makes no sense at this point. After sticker shock with the X I stopped paying attention so I’m a bit unsure on what’s what. I was considering an 8+ but looking at the used market I might just get an X but I wasn’t sure if that was a larger screen or was that the XS.
    05-23-2019 01:55 PM
  17. parker5011's Avatar
    I was there and they declared it dead. I didn’t look at any phones because I headed downstairs to VZW to see what my options are and that is insurance replacement with another 6 for $200 which makes no sense at this point. After sticker shock with the X I stopped paying attention so I’m a bit unsure on what’s what. I was considering an 8+ but looking at the used market I might just get an X but I wasn’t sure if that was a larger screen or was that the XS.
    There are websites like swappa.com that’ll be good places to look at used phones but also  sells refurbished ones. Check there too:

    https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/iphone#mn_p
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    05-23-2019 02:04 PM
  18. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    There are websites like swappa.com that’ll be good places to look at used phones but also  sells refurbished ones. Check there too:

    https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/iphone#mn_p
    I hadn’t heard of that one! I’ve been checking Marketplace and hubs is on Craig’s List.
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    05-23-2019 02:19 PM
  19. wilber1's Avatar
    I’m getting confused by the X line. Is the XR the last released?
    The XR was the last one released (0ct.2018) and has a 6.1 inch LCD display and is slightly cheaper to purchase than the other X's .
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    05-23-2019 02:40 PM
  20. parker5011's Avatar
    I hadn’t heard of that one! I’ve been checking Marketplace and hubs is on Craig’s List.
    Swappa makes sure the phone has a clean esn and isn’t locked or on an account with outstanding balance.

    you will pay more at apple but it comes with a year warranty and is straight from the source so no worries. You pay more for peace of mind.
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    05-23-2019 03:02 PM
  21. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    traight from the source so no worries. You pay more for peace of mind.

    I’ve always bought from the carrier except a 6 from a older member of my church for my teen and it was like new. You have a point.
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    05-23-2019 03:08 PM
  22. parker5011's Avatar
    I’ve always bought from the carrier except a 6 from a older member of my church for my teen and it was like new. You have a point.
    Me too. I bought my wife an 8plus from a church member who was gonna turn the phone in. They only wanted $149 for it.

    If I’m buying and can’t find someone I know selling I go with swappa or 
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    05-23-2019 04:25 PM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Right! Because I wanted the X until I heard the price! So is the X one of the larger phones? I was thinking of going with a plus. I decided against it originally and went with a 6 but Ive been considering going bigger.
    The iPhone X, in regard to its size, is between the iPhone 6, 6S, 7, 7S and 8 and their Plus counterparts. It’s big but not too big, in my opinion.
    05-23-2019 06:17 PM
  24. AustinIllini's Avatar
    The iPhone X, in regard to its size, is between the iPhone 6, 6S, 7, 7S and 8 and their Plus counterparts. It’s big but not too big, in my opinion.
    Yup. It's almost better not to think of the X as a bigger phone that the 6, 7, etch and instead think of it as a similar size phone which simply uses more of the available space on the front for a screen
    05-23-2019 09:23 PM
  25. imwjl's Avatar
    Verizon! Take it or leave it *♀️ but you’ve been good!
    Did you get an official memo from Verizon or get hearsay from a retail employee? There's a difference. We have enterprise accounts with two carriers including Verizon. We have reps who visit us to insure their networks and devices are working well enough. I can't recall any bulletin or warning for recent phones except for stuff fixed in software updates.

    We have a delivery business and managers traveling all with 7, 8, X, XS and XR phones. Some of our phones have been on both carrier networks. All that stands out is Verizon's network is superior.

    All the phones currently sold are good. I think it goes this way. I'm a power user, news junkie, and a photographer so I value in the flagship model phones. One of our executives only does phone calls, a little bit of text messaging, and on occasion checks email. He forgets to charge his phone. He just got satisfaction with a new 7 Plus after dropping his 6 in a toilet. Both are fine decisions.

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    05-24-2019 06:57 AM
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