Apple unveils iPhone X, its most expensive smartphone ever

By Shawn Knight ยท 45 replies
Sep 12, 2017
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  1. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,493   +1,784

    I was going to post something to attract a lot of likes here, but then realized it would take huge amounts of loathing, sarcasm and defecation, and as it turns out - I'm fresh out. Bad timing, Apple!
     
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  2. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,193   +682

    I just saw it and out of all bezeless phones this one takes the crown as the ugliest. Also you have 10 different swipes because no home button and that thing covering your screen is an abomination. They had to move clock to the left side. I am trying to be unbiased here, lol.
     
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,330   +264

    Software button ;)
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,708   +371

    Save evolutionary/revolutionary improvement as per usual then? :)
    And wireless charging... not like its something I've had for the past 6+ years. But then again, if people keep buying it, why would you do anything different?
     
  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,193   +682

    True. The fact that people will buy literally anything is absolutely amazing to me. It's like there is something in our brains that these companies know about and know how to exploit, you know like those ads on porn sites. :)
     
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  6. geogan

    geogan TS Member

    "Bionic processor"? FFS... wasn't the 6 million dollar man also powered by the same thing?
     
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  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,280   +3,065

    Nothing is absolutely foolproof and everything can be hacked but that statement was pretty counter intuitive. Anyway, (almost) anybody who deliberately swipes your device isn't in the least bit interested in your data, they just want it to try make a fast buck and offload it as quickly as they can.
     
  8. geogan

    geogan TS Member

    I think FaceID is a stupid idea for anyone who actually uses these phones/ipads on public transport

    When I am on the bus into work everyday... and try to log into my iPad Air...
    I have to type my 4 digit code in and everyone beside and behind me to see the code go in...

    whereas my iPhone 5S I just put my finger on and it unlocks... much more secure for public transport

    But with FaceID, I (and everyone behind me) don't want to have to look at my stupid face on a huge iPad screen every time I want to unlock the iPad/iPhone on the bus!!!
     
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  9. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,200   +575

    LOL, and they'll call it the iPhone X"e"
     
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    I am still waiting on transparent technology. Still nothing release on that we get the same old look again an again.. My ZTE ZMAX Pro looks like this iPhone X. 8-core max XSD is 256GB
     
  11. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Addict Posts: 185   +87

    Apple somehow has the crazy ability to get users to buy products at any price. Apple fans will fork over whatever it takes so Apple has no reason to keep prices down. That's why it's stupid expensive. It's not better, just more expensive. Darwinism if you ask me. I'll stick to Android.
     
  12. GreenNova343

    GreenNova343 TS Addict Posts: 149   +77

    I can't tell if you're joking, sarcastic, or just that uninformed.
    -- Edsel Bryant Ford (born 1893), was the son of Henry & Clara Ford (his grandson, Edsel Bryan Ford II, is currently on Ford Motor Company's board of directors), named after a friend of his father's...& was the namesake for the Edsel automobile.
    -- Edsel Ford (born 1928), was an unrelated poet born in Arkansas & named after the doctor who delivered him. Can't say I've ever heard of him before, though.
     
  13. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Evangelist Posts: 396   +184

    1 in a million chance with 7.5 billion people on the planet. so 7.5% chance someone could unlock your phone if I did my math correctly.
     
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  14. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow TS Enthusiast Posts: 41   +17

    I could care less about any face scanning features intruding in the privacy of others.
     
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,541   +818

    Well, here's the family tree, and yes the "The Edsel's most memorable design feature was its trademark "horsecollar" or "toilet seat" grille, which was quite distinct from other cars of the period. According to a popular joke at the time, the Edsel "resembled an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon","
     
  16. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,541   +818

    It's called deductive reasoning, a consequence of the forgoing statement.
    E=MC^2 derives an energy number, E/C^2 derives a Mass number.
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,335   +375

    Not that it matters &/or not that I care, but didn't apple copy MS in that they both skipped 9?
    No W9 & no iphone9. I even googled it
     
  18. namesrejected

    namesrejected TS Maniac Posts: 342   +245

    This example is fine and dandy, your stretching it a bit with Moore's Law. Energy and Mass are related, Moore's Law, and economics aren't.

    However, this is not an important argument. May we just agree to disagree? ;)

    PS: my whole problem with the entire thing is that in your original post you used the word " states ". Had you of said " you can derive from Moore's Law " or something of that nature I would have been fine. I would have asked " How?" and would have accepted your explanation, but Moore's Law does not "state" what you said it does.
     
  19. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,280   +3,065

    A gold star for you and you go straight to the top of the class. As for me... I was trying to hire a super computer to solve the same arithmetical problem, I get to sit in the corner wear the dunce cap. :D
     
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  20. Anton Skryaga

    Anton Skryaga TS Rookie

    Ouch.. When planet will carry 100B people that chance will rise to 100%!! :)
     
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  21. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,280   +3,065

    If the population ever rises to 100 B, I want off. No way could the earth support and provide for that many people. :eek:
     

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