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New IPhone 8 anyone?

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by Happytalk73, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm just curious as to who'll be itching at the bit to get themselves latest iPhone.

    I'm still using my trusty iPhone 4 and it's does everything I want/need from a phone. (Phone/text/email/internet)

    I'm sure they'll be those that can't wait and those that don't care. I'm the latter.
     
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    Nope.... I was but my Huawei Honor Mate note 8 for a quarter of the price does me well.... Granted the cameras not as good but I'm not stuck under Apple control. I'm staying Chinese for now.... At that price I can change phone every 3 months!

    Sent from my EDI-AL10 using Tapatalk
     
  3. m2287

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    Im tempted, haven't upgraded since my iPhone 6!
     
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    Happytalk73

    Happytalk73 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Wow! Why would you want to do that? Are you a plasterer???:D
     
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    Me neither..my 4 year old HTC M8 does just fine.
     
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    Nope, still more than happy with my iPhone 6.
     
  7. bob6600

    bob6600 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    What about the iphone X @£999 or £1149 and face recognition that failed at the demo at first attempt :)
     
  8. Darrell

    Darrell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm due an upgrade in November and will probably go for an IPhone X.
     
  9. AMGeed

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    Anyone who buys that overpriced and overrated brand needs a talking to. A little like their Macbooks that may be excellent but stupid prices.
    £1149 is a crazy price for a phone but they'll be fanboys camped on Apple doorsteps desperate to own one:fail:

    Upgrades are a different matter but I fancy there wilkl be a big price to pay even with an upgrade or you are tied to a massively expensive contract for years.
     
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    For the first time since i had a contract phone , over 25 years , i will shortly be going for a <£10 pm sim only deal as my Galaxy 6 Edge is a fantastic piece of kit so i will just be keeping it. The front camera is outstanding as is the speed of the Android operating system so another £40+ monthly contract for the latest "gadgets" would be wasted on me.

    Kenny
     
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    Well, my (top of the range then) MacBook Pro 17" was less than Dell (forgot the model) it replaced in 2010. It is still excellent (albeit I upgraded capacity and did away with DVD), works perfectly and looks amazing, and the quality of engineering is astounding even today, unlike the piece of cr@p Dell probably scrapped, when I returned it back then. And yes, it was $4,000 and worth every penny of it.

    It really is quite boring to read these anti-Apple ... stuff.
     
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    ^ Unbelievable isn't it:doh:
     
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    Stupidity I would say

    I remember a similar incident a few years ago when someone waited, got their new phone and unboxed it outside of the store (whilst being filmed) and as he opened the box, he dropped the phone on the floor!

     
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    ^^Wrong video but can't edit thread?
    Here is it

     
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    That's me Kenny. Had a £9.95 Sim only deal for as long as I remember. Wife and daughter have the same. Under £30 pm for three phone contracts suits us fine. Can't imagine upgrading to £30-40-50 X 3
     
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    No chance I shall stick with my 32gb iPhone 5 which Druk gave me...:thumb:
     
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    Except it didn't fail at all.

    Have a closer look, it's all in the details.

    The screen says "your passcode is required to enable Face ID",

    Just like all iPhones do with Touch ID when they're first started up.

    The error was human. Someone was supposed to type the passcode in initially on boot up to enable the Face ID feature, but that wouldn't have looked so cool in the demo so he just picked up the backup.

    [​IMG]

    Oh and wow! That much for a phone! It's the flagship handset. The range starts with the SE, which still has specs rivalling and beating those of similarly priced competitors.

    I spend several hours a day on my phone, yet I was happy to pay nearly 2 grand for my laptop that I don't even use everyday. And yes it was worth every single penny.

    Is 10k rediculous for a watch, given a 5 quid quartz will tell the time too?
     
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    AMGeed, who do you think you are? I need a talking to do I? Talk to me then, I'm genuinely curious what you have to say.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but my bank account contains my money, not yours.

    If you're happy with cheap tat and have no appreciation of quality, attention to detail or refinement, then GOOD NEWS!!! there are many phones for you to choose from and I won't try to talk you out of it.

    For the rest of us, there's the iPhone.
     

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