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£$€1000 for a phone?!


Bwahahahahahaha.

Suckers!

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I haven't spent a dime [sic] on phones since one of my kids gave me her iPlop 3 when she upgraded to a 4 in 2010
We've been doing this ever since.

iPhones are really cheap and excellent value for the price (the price I paid, I mean - duh)!
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So Apple have just unveiled... the Samsung S8?



And for a £1000! There will be people outside Apple practically creaming themselves over this revolutionary phone.

... £1000!
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I bet we all see the Emperor in the nuddies too.
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It's only available in Beta release right now as, so far,
it thinks everyone looks like Fidel Castro smoking a stogie.
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But. It had an ugly bump on the back and cut out in the screen. The S8 doesn't have these revolutionary features.
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So I have a "bump" on my phone case because of the magnetic car mount I use.
It makes tapping on the phone annoying when it's resting on a table.

I added a couple of these to remove the wobble:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adhesive-An.../dp/B073SGWPZT


Maybe we could make a killing selling these at $£€10 a pair specifically for the iPhone X?


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I like Apple stuff because you don't have to admin it. Yes, there is the downside of the closed environment, but the upside it is that it just works. Contrast with fixing things on my kids Android phones, where stuff won't install, or doesn't work, or some cache blows up. My wife's experience with Android is pretty terrible - the phones are great, and they are cheaper, but they just don't last. Her recent one was an expensive Sony, which suddenly decided to become really picky about charging when it was about 16 months old. Sometimes you had to restart it, sometimes it just worked. I got bored of trying to fix it, and got her an Iphone 7.

In contrast, my phones seem to last a long time. I have a 6S at the moment, got it soon after it was released, so its coming up on 2 years now. No reason to change it, it still feels new, everything works. So I've skipped the 7, will skip the 8, will probably skip the 9, and will get a 10 - but that will be a 4 or 5 year life. £600 spread over 4 years? Fine. £1000 spread over 4 years? Also fine.

I'd agree that the people who buy a new one with every release probably need to have their mental health assessed, but when depreciated over its lifetime, its probably no more expensive than a sequence of 'droids.
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The X is the 10
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I'm an Apple bee-atch... more apples than an orchard... But I ain't rushing out for an X. I'll wait till tomorrow...
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I'm catching up, just upgraded to a 5 SE, which I believe was issued in March 2016, after the iPhone 6, so I'm quite up to date, for me anyway.

Can't see me updating at those prices anytime soon.

As RXE, I'm a fan of Apple, they work beautifully.

Mrs. V's (works) android phone and more recently here Windows phone, which I like, are sometimes a bloody nuisance.
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Oh dear. iPhone5 is being dropped. No more updates and newer 64bit apps will never work on them.
(And old 32bit apps will not work on the newer 'phones unless developers recompile them.)

Ah well.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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As RXE, I'm a fan of Apple, they work beautifully.
I've one thing to say about that - bloody iTunes.

I bought the wife a 5C a few years ago. It wasn't cheap. Recently it just delaminated - the internals started concertinaing out of the case. Perhaps it knew that Apple weren't going to be updating it any more after the autumn. I just bought her a referb 6S from eBay. It's a nice phone all right but I wouldn't pay that kind of money for myself.

I'm on my third Android phone and my second cheapo Moto G. Never had a hint of a problem with any of them.
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Oh dear. iPhone5 is being dropped. No more updates and newer 64bit apps will never work on them.
(And old 32bit apps will not work on the newer 'phones unless developers recompile them.)

Ah well.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I believe the 5S is 64-bit and will continue to get updates.
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To be honest I don't really pay that much attention when it comes to the Fruitarians.


My iPod Touch no longer lets you install anything. And iTunes will **** what's on there
if you don't watch it like a hawk.

Cost me a fortune that thing.
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I like Apple stuff because you don't have to admin it. Yes, there is the downside of the closed environment, but the upside it is that it just works. Contrast with fixing things on my kids Android phones, where stuff won't install, or doesn't work, or some cache blows up. My wife's experience with Android is pretty terrible - the phones are great, and they are cheaper, but they just don't last. Her recent one was an expensive Sony, which suddenly decided to become really picky about charging when it was about 16 months old. Sometimes you had to restart it, sometimes it just worked. I got bored of trying to fix it, and got her an Iphone 7.

In contrast, my phones seem to last a long time. I have a 6S at the moment, got it soon after it was released, so its coming up on 2 years now. No reason to change it, it still feels new, everything works. So I've skipped the 7, will skip the 8, will probably skip the 9, and will get a 10 - but that will be a 4 or 5 year life. £600 spread over 4 years? Fine. £1000 spread over 4 years? Also fine.

I'd agree that the people who buy a new one with every release probably need to have their mental health assessed, but when depreciated over its lifetime, its probably no more expensive than a sequence of 'droids.
Still on my 4 and half year old LG Android. Still does every thing a phone needs to do and more. Have to replace it soon 'cos the battery only lasts about 3 days now.
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To be honest I don't really pay that much attention when it comes to the Fruitarians.


My iPod Touch no longer lets you install anything. And iTunes will **** what's on there
if you don't watch it like a hawk.

Cost me a fortune that thing.
Well stop posting FAKE advice then.
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