Wow, $999 greenbacks for the new iPhone X.  Wonder what Apple's margin is on that phone?
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by:Tom Cieslik
For me it's not worth to pay even $800 for this phone.
I lot of problems, restriction and too close tired up to crappy software.
I clouds for backup, but what if you'll lose phone ? All backups gone since to get access to icloud you must put PIN sent directly to phone :) Smart.
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by:Kristin Mehiel
I agree, seems like a lot of money to pay for something that you could inadvertently drop in a porcelain bowl?
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by:Brian Matis
I agree, seems like a lot of money to pay for something that you could inadvertently drop in a porcelain bowl?
Eh... I've had iPhones for 10 years and never once broken one or dropped it into the toilet. And now, they're a lot more safeguarded against water damage anyway thanks to the waterproofing, so even less of a concern. Also: Applecare!

I'm pretty interested in the new one, but agree that the cost is starting to get a little more difficult to swallow. I've seen speculation that they're fairly supply-constrained on some of the components for the iPhone X and that the high price is part of the way to limit demand until that's resolved.

John Gruber of Daringfireball raised some good points earlier this year about the challenges Apple has to face thanks to needing to produce 1 million iPhones per day and how that is impacting their plans on the high-end.
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by:Nicholas
Or just get the Samsung for a lot less money for basically the same phone that has been out months

Quiet down now Apple fanbois
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by:Brian Matis
@Nicholas: I had a Samsung Galaxy (I think it was the 5?) for a few months at one point for work and really didn't care for it. The feel of the hardware just didn't work well for me. The back of the case had such a weird texture, almost kind of a slimy feel and the plastic flexed too much for my tastes. Plus, there were a lot of little things about the Android experience I wasn't a fan of—like how scrollable screens didn't have the nice "spring" animation when you got to the end of it like iOS has, making it hard to tell if you were really at the end or if the screen just didn't register the scroll action anymore—that just made it feel less polished.

I did like Android's better customization options for each screen of the app list and the use of rearrangeable widgets though!

Pretty sure if I was ever going to go with Android, I'd have to go with something like the Google Pixel, which from what I've read, sounds like it has the sort of build quality I care about.
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by:Nicholas
If you wanna pay hundreds of dollars more because the animations are springy or the tactile is better then go ahead (you could always buy a gel case for the back...)  But Samsung was just an example of what you can get for a lot less money and pretty much the same spec. There is a tell tale sign on android when swiping at the end - a kinda curved shadow
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by:Brian Matis
@Nicholas: Good to know about the curved shadow you mentioned! It's been several years since my Android use experience, so my views are definitely a bit outdated. Glad to hear about the improvements like that!

And yeah... I'm one of those kind of crazy, perfectionist types that's willing to spend more for certain highly polished experiences. Really happy that Google developed Android though, so that there's good competition and price ranges! Having only Apple would be pretty insufferable ;-)
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not much different to what we pay for a fully loaded iPhone 7, in the UK but in pounds! [off contract!]

after poor Experience with Droid, we are trying iPhones again.....

and we are 6 months into our evaluation, and they are working out better than expected!
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