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Poll: ***** The Official iPhone X(S/SMax/R) Thread *****

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Feek, 13 Sep 2018.

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Which 2018 iPhone are you getting?

  1. iPhone XS - 64Gb

    36 vote(s)
    7.6%
  2. iPhone XS - 256Gb

    42 vote(s)
    8.9%
  3. iPhone XS - 512Gb

    5 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. iPhone XS Max - 64Gb

    35 vote(s)
    7.4%
  5. iPhone XS Max - 256Gb

    54 vote(s)
    11.5%
  6. iPhone XS Max - 512Gb

    11 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. iPhone XR - 64Gb

    27 vote(s)
    5.7%
  8. iPhone XR - 128Gb

    32 vote(s)
    6.8%
  9. iPhone XR - 512Gb

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Too expensive,, I won't be getting one.

    107 vote(s)
    22.7%
  11. Not interested, I won't be getting one.

    122 vote(s)
    25.9%
  1. Mobius 1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,795

    Another reason why I’m totally apple now. I’ve not seen an ad inside an app since I switched from android to apple back when the SE was released. (I don’t play free games, so maybe that’s why :p )
     
  2. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

    Posts: 26,420

    I don't play games either. Just the usual social media, banking, whatsapp, web browsing etc.
     
  3. welshboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,348

    Location: North West

    Still in two minds to sell my x and go on the iup Xs. Got a reservation still in the bank.
     
  4. UberTiger

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2008

    Posts: 3,842

    Turns out the XR resolution is exactly the same as the iPhone 4! Released 8 years ago :eek:



    To be fair, it's probably still fine for a lot of people even at that size, still helps to put it in context though considering the high pricing. I'm still really surprised there's no SE form factor option.

    Upgraded to iOS12 yesterday and really liking it, they definitely solved a lot of the initial form factor software issues that I've been ranting about. Namely the do not disturb icon issue behind hidden because of the notch. There's now a big notification and the ability to easily turn it on temporarily based on time, location or event using force press.

    You can easily close apps with a single swipe up now without the lag or holding the screen for a long time, which is great.

    There's a ton of new stuff packed into it, really quite happy to keep on trucking with the X now, feels great (even if there are still a few UI issues to figure out)

    It seems like the watch might be the big sleeper hit this year, with a massive upgrade even on the series 3, let alone the 0,1,2 owners.
     
  5. Swampyseifer

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Jan 2008

    Posts: 489

    Location: UK

    So tomorrow’s the big day! I assume we’ll be getting dispatch notifications today ready for delivery tomorrow!

    Edit:
    Just been looking looking at my order and it still just stays ‘order received’. Also I never had any choice over delivery types when ordering and I’ve noticed that the default delivery type normally is 3-5 days. How annoying will that be
     
  6. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,429

    Location: No

    My order has said "preparing for dispatch" for the majority of the week, and today so far is no different. Hopefully that'll change soon...
     
  7. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 232,303

    Location: In the radio shack

    You'll be fine.
     
  8. Maxeh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 2,414

    Location: Belgium

    No pre-order for me but trying my luck walking into a few shops tomorrow :o
     
  9. Alpherah

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Jun 2008

    Posts: 8,279

    Finding a good deal on this is impossible - three offered me a worse deal then the one in the website as that’s a new customer deal only apparently ‍♂️
    Gonna end up IUP and sim only i suspect
     
  10. Shawreyboy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2009

    Posts: 1,422

    Location: Salisbury, Wilts

    Got my text notification to say mine will be delivered today between 1050 and 1150 :eek::eek:

    Shawrey
     
  11. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,201

    Look on sites like uswitch they will show you the good deals.

    Don’t click the link, fire up Quidco and get more money off.

    Uswitch had deals for the XS Max on EE for 2 years with 20gb data for between £1300-£14000. Way cheaper than buying a phone and sim only.
     
  12. dasyad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2008

    Posts: 1,865

    There’s other benefits to sim only though, flexibility being a key one IMO
     
  13. dasyad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2008

    Posts: 1,865

    It’s not the same resolution at all, it has a higher res than my 6S for example. However the PPI is the same :)
     
  14. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 22,455

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Now leaning towards getting the XS Max I reserved for 08:30 collection tomorrow.

    The main reason is because I love the Apple ecosystem, the experience, the UI/design and polish you get. The Pixel 2 is great, don't get me wrong, but something about it does't quite feel premium.

    Some other deciding factors:
    - The video footage recorded on the XS looks amazing.
    - The screen on the Pixel is shocking for video when it comes to shadows/black crush.
    - Built in ad-blocker for with Safari. I like Chrome, but on Android it's a pain to block ads.
    - I'll be going back to Mac for my main PC, so the integration is going to be lovely.
    - I'd like an Apple Watch at some point.
    - I prefer the Apple/iOS Aesthetics.
    - Bigger screen.
    - I really don't like the PlayStore.

    I'll still be keeping a foot in the door with Google Services. Calendar will remain, since my wife is Google and it's the easiest way to keep a workable shared calendar. I still need a Google account for YouTube as well. Photos I will move back to iCloud and Google Drive I may move into iCloud Drive.
     
    Last edited: 20 Sep 2018
  15. thewanted

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,338

    I'm starting to feel the same way about my Pixel 2 as @LiE, although I could never give up Google Drive. If I could play video files that aren't MP4 and MOV natively on iOS, it would make my decision a lot easier.
     
  16. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,429

    Location: No

    Unsure whether the wind is currently more predictable in terms of direction :p :D
     
  17. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 20,680

    Location: Oxfordshire

    We don’t want you any more. Pls go
     
  18. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 22,455

    Location: Milton Keynes

    You're just salty because the Pixel 2 has a better camera :p

    I predictable in so much that I flip flop between decisions regularly :p
     
  19. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 20,680

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Will admire my lower quality photos on my superior phone
     
  20. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,429

    Location: No

    Blimey. Did your order say "dispatched" prior to you receiving a text?