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Re: iPhone X

Post by fastward » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:09 pm

ericf4 wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I've got five of us on the Apple Music family plan. Best $15 a month I spend.
That's what I pay on Spotify, is apple any better? Or they all kinda same?

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Similar, but the Apple family plan costs less and is better integrated into our two cars.


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Re: iPhone X

Post by ericf4 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:22 pm

Bummer that certain artists cannot be streamed as they won't allow it. Tool, Peter Gabriel and others.

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Re: iPhone X

Post by Seppia » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:02 pm

Mostly Tool

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Re: iPhone X

Post by bedlam » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:18 pm

Just read about this;
Apple confirms iPhone 8 crackling earpiece issue and says a fix is coming

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker ... fix-coming

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iPhone X

Post by Chocodove » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:23 am

Mine was delivered yesterday. It’s pretty neat and a drastic improvement over the 6 I’ve been using for the past 2+ years (obviously). Face ID really works and it’s a little unsettling at first. So far it’s only failed when I held the phone to close to my face when I woke up this morning. Supposedly it gets better as you use it an adjusts to your face. It’s ridiculously easy to set up.

Navigation takes a bit of getting used to since everything is based on swiping as opposed to the non-existent home button.

Animojis may be the stupidest thing ever but damn they are fun to play around with.



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Re: iPhone X

Post by tattoo chef » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:43 pm

I was by an Apple store today as went out of town (don’t have one near me), so I thought screw it, I’ll go in and take a look. I fell in love with it.
I ordered one when I got home.
I watch a lot of tech Youtube channels and to be honest I think most of them are way off or just biased.
The gestures to me were easy to use and I actually like the swipe feature as opposed to the home button. I messed around with it for only 2-3 minutes and had no issues. It’s also thicker than past iPhones, which makes it feel better in hand and I think the phone looks very premium, at least in person.
Won’t have it for a week or so, but I’ll update after I’ve had it for a few days.


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Re: iPhone X

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:49 pm

I think I’ll pass. A smaller battery than my 7+ together with a larger, more power hungry screen gives me pause.

I’m guessing there will be a X+ or XI next year, hopefully with larger battery.

I don’t understand why they don’t just make all of the phones a bit thicker and double the battery life.

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Post by apnk » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:54 pm

I checked out all the new phones yesterday (8, 8+, X) at Verizon. The X was cool for sure but I couldn’t justify the extra cash for it. It’s an iPhone like any other with different ways of doing the same things. That’s it imo. Maybe next year year. I ended up walking out with a 256gb 8+. BTW I recommend Magpul cases!

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Re: iPhone X

Post by apnk » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:55 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:49 pm
I think I’ll pass. A smaller battery than my 7+ together with a larger, more power hungry screen gives me pause.

I’m guessing there will be a X+ or XI next year, hopefully with larger battery.

I don’t understand why they don’t just make all of the phones a bit thicker and double the battery life.

According to Apple it suppose to last 2 hours longer than the 8+

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Re: iPhone X

Post by Chocodove » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:05 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:43 pm
I was by an Apple store today as went out of town (don’t have one near me), so I thought screw it, I’ll go in and take a look. I fell in love with it.
I ordered one when I got home.
I watch a lot of tech Youtube channels and to be honest I think most of them are way off or just biased.
The gestures to me were easy to use and I actually like the swipe feature as opposed to the home button. I messed around with it for only 2-3 minutes and had no issues. It’s also thicker than past iPhones, which makes it feel better in hand and I think the phone looks very premium, at least in person.
Won’t have it for a week or so, but I’ll update after I’ve had it for a few days.


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Three days in and I have pretty much forgotten the home button existed. It's super easy to zoom around between apps with the swiping. Everything just works, which isn't a surprise coming from Apple. Battery has been no issue whatsoever. I'm very happy with it.
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Post by nweash » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:55 pm

Had mine 3 days now.

Screen doesn’t get as bright as the 7+. Manages to have better anti reflection. So even in broad daylight I have great visibility. I hope that means it’s more energy efficient.


Ultra wide looks great on Netflix and I watched the Iowa Hawkeyes game on it. Battery data said for 22% of my battery I watched 54 minutes steaming on directv app.


If you came from a plus model you may feel like you downgraded at first . When typing the keyboard is slightly more narrow than a plus. For all the apps not optimized to the screen yet you really feel like it’s a tiny phone. Cropped at the top and bottom.

Gestures took less than a few hours to adjust too. Your instinct is to go to the Home bottom and press, but once you get there you just remember to flick up all in the same motion.


Face ID works well, but sometimes I’ll have the phone on the desk in front of me and want to unlock it, so it’s just the minor inconvenience of having to pick it up and face me.

Oh yeah and you can be a talking shithead. $1000 feature right there.
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Re: iPhone X

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:56 pm

apnk wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:49 pm
I think I’ll pass. A smaller battery than my 7+ together with a larger, more power hungry screen gives me pause.

I’m guessing there will be a X+ or XI next year, hopefully with larger battery.

I don’t understand why they don’t just make all of the phones a bit thicker and double the battery life.

According to Apple it suppose to last 2 hours longer than the 8+
What I’ve read suggests that isn’t the reality. If it is I’ll reconsider.

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Re: iPhone X

Post by Chocodove » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:49 pm

hoppyjr wrote:I think I’ll pass. A smaller battery than my 7+ together with a larger, more power hungry screen gives me pause.

I’m guessing there will be a X+ or XI next year, hopefully with larger battery.

I don’t understand why they don’t just make all of the phones a bit thicker and double the battery life.
OLED displays actually use less power than an LCD (as in the previous phones), so the battery size is likely a wash.

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Re: iPhone X

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:53 pm

Chocodove wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I think I’ll pass. A smaller battery than my 7+ together with a larger, more power hungry screen gives me pause.

I’m guessing there will be a X+ or XI next year, hopefully with larger battery.

I don’t understand why they don’t just make all of the phones a bit thicker and double the battery life.
OLED displays actually use less power than an LCD (as in the previous phones), so the battery size is likely a wash.
Interesting. I’ll still give it time to see the actual results.

I’m pretty darned happy with my 7+. It’s the first phone that I am content keeping longer than a year.

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Re: iPhone X

Post by Panerai7 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:57 pm

I don't like that OLED changes colors and hue when looking at an angle and can also suffer from a burn-in

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Re: iPhone X

Post by Chocodove » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:59 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I think I’ll pass. A smaller battery than my 7+ together with a larger, more power hungry screen gives me pause.

I’m guessing there will be a X+ or XI next year, hopefully with larger battery.

I don’t understand why they don’t just make all of the phones a bit thicker and double the battery life.
OLED displays actually use less power than an LCD (as in the previous phones), so the battery size is likely a wash.
Interesting. I’ll still give it time to see the actual results.

I’m pretty darned happy with my 7+. It’s the first phone that I am content keeping longer than a year.
If my 6 wasn’t dying I would have just waited as well, it served my purposes just fine. My home button stopped working and it wouldn’t hold a charge anywhere near as long as it used to, so I figured if I needed to upgrade I might as well get the latest.
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Re: iPhone X

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:09 pm

Chocodove wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I think I’ll pass. A smaller battery than my 7+ together with a larger, more power hungry screen gives me pause.

I’m guessing there will be a X+ or XI next year, hopefully with larger battery.

I don’t understand why they don’t just make all of the phones a bit thicker and double the battery life.
OLED displays actually use less power than an LCD (as in the previous phones), so the battery size is likely a wash.
Interesting. I’ll still give it time to see the actual results.

I’m pretty darned happy with my 7+. It’s the first phone that I am content keeping longer than a year.
If my 6 wasn’t dying I would have just waited as well, it served my purposes just fine. My home button stopped working and it wouldn’t hold a charge anywhere near as long as it used to, so I figured if I needed to upgrade I might as well get the latest.
I began having random freezes after a year, but the Apple store replaced my 7+ a couple weeks ago under AppleCare. If this one goes a year I’ll be ready to change.

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Re: iPhone X

Post by tattoo chef » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:12 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I think I’ll pass. A smaller battery than my 7+ together with a larger, more power hungry screen gives me pause.

I’m guessing there will be a X+ or XI next year, hopefully with larger battery.

I don’t understand why they don’t just make all of the phones a bit thicker and double the battery life.
OLED displays actually use less power than an LCD (as in the previous phones), so the battery size is likely a wash.
Interesting. I’ll still give it time to see the actual results.

I’m pretty darned happy with my 7+. It’s the first phone that I am content keeping longer than a year.
I’m a heavy user on the phone and I don’t keep my screen brightness very low either. Once I get the X I’ll use it for a week and post here with real world use of battery life. I am coming from a plus model as well.


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