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Most iPhone owners intend to buy an iPhone 8, despite the high price

By midian182 ยท 64 replies
May 18, 2017
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  1. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Maniac Posts: 374   +177

    Finger print login is dead, use the iris scanner. Also going to Android from Apple is a friggen UPGRADE Bro.
    Apple is garbage.
     
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  2. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Maniac Posts: 374   +177

    It's up to men not to let their wives and gf's buy iPhones or overpriced Apple junk, there are many more options on the market that are just as stylish, more functional, and a lot cheaper.
     
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,128   +811

    Man your comment threw me back to the prehistoric times, also, the bold part is a lie, if you want flagship you will pay the premium one way or the other. If you want an average phone then sure, but between the S7 and the iPhone 7 there is not a huge price difference.

    Also, welcome to the 21st century.
    You are welcome to not like Apple (I know I don't) but that doesn't mean it's garbage (Not that I would prefer it either), it has a huge fan base because they make quality products after all.
    Written from my Galaxy S6 (Just to not be titled an iFan because I don't hate it).
    There is a simple procedure called switch the screen lol nah but it's cool, I'll probably get the S8 too when I get the chance to upgrade.
     
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  4. JudasSheep

    JudasSheep TS Booster Posts: 79   +54

    If it's their own money they can buy whatever the hell they want, but as a tech type and the one to more likely assist when there is a problem, I would recommend one to them. If it's a joint account in a marriage, then its a purchase discussion. If she gets to blow a grand on a phone, what can I go buy? Can we afford to make this purchase? If you want accessories I will let you spend up to $200 and then I will go buy myself a Titan XP. That seems a fair trade and is about as equal as it can be.

    It's not up to men to control what a woman does. Controlling anyone isn't right. If you didn't mean it that way, because I read into it as more like convince them not to buy instead of what you have. Sucks when we have to mince words because people get offended. I am not offended by what you said, but more tact be used, you follow?
     
  5. Bryan1223

    Bryan1223 TS Member Posts: 61   +10

    This is why they made the "Back to the Future" movies; to let people know the dangers and rules of time travel, one being never state/take any information and/or objects from the future to the past especially if it has to do with technology or else "it will create a time paradox, thus altering the fabric of time as we know it". This is only just one of countless rules and dangers of time travel.

    Please do not ask me of I am a time traveler or what type of technology has been invented in the future for I am not at liberty to answer to such questions
     
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  6. Rockstarrrr

    Rockstarrrr TS Booster Posts: 87   +64

    Haha, I got accused of sexism on tech site! Really? Here`s another one - I bet 90% of Techspot readers are men. Its not rocket science that men and women are into different things.
     
  7. Rockstarrrr

    Rockstarrrr TS Booster Posts: 87   +64

    Modern times.. I would NEVER judge another person based on brand preference and especially not negatively.

    Like I said, I would assume that iPhone users are more casual tech-oriented because its quite clear that Apple designed iOS to be used casually - thats a fact. Still remember my first iPod (the one with scroll-wheel), man, half the fun was just browsing through playlist with that thing! Yes, you couldnt customize equalizer but who cares?
     
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  8. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,537   +231

    Well if I was an iphone fan, what's an additional $150? I mean, if I wanted an iphone.... but I bought the S8+, No ragrets!
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,327   +788

    Remember, when someone pays for a survey (aka Apple), they almost always get the answer they are seeking (apriori justification).

    I've done too much statistics to swallow this one whole!! It's impossible to get a 95% confidence interval in a product with such a massive market acceptance.

    As noted above, the wife and I recently did some upgrades - - guess what to - - 5SE :) Good function at a reasonable price today.
     
  10. trparky

    trparky TS Booster Posts: 198   +82

    According to this web site a Galaxy S8 is $725 and the base model iPhone 7 Plus is $769. OK, the Samsung model may be a bit less in price but not by much. Most flagship devices are going to be in the $700 to $800 range, it doesn't matter who makes it.

    Yes, I own an iPhone 7 Plus and I encourage others to buy iPhones as well. Not because I'm some kind of iSheep but because I know that I will get proper software updates whereas with most Android devices the OEM doesn't give a rat's *** about you once you have handed over your money. They would much rather force you to buy a new device yearly. Silly user, new Android versions are for new devices only. Not only that but because I know damn well that if I have a problem I can walk into any Apple Store world wide and have a new working phone in less than an hour in my hands. I can't do that with any Android device. I like that peace of mind. Instant support.

    And before you call me some kind of iSheep, that's the only Apple product I own. They can keep their overpriced garbage computers along with that stupid trash can. My computer runs Windows and that will never change.
     
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  11. vhfan

    vhfan TS Member Posts: 29   +19

    A phone is a phone to me , no chance in hell I would spend anywhere close to that much on a phone lol.

    Could think of 10,000 better ways to spend that kind of $.
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,385   +2,242

    Well, the price of the phone isn't really a hardware issue. It's a sociological issue.

    Anyone rocking the current version, who thinks of them self as a "yuppie", would never casually admit to another person, that they couldn't afford it. They would be less inclined to admit they couldn't afford it to one of their "peers". (Yes boyz and gurls, yuppies run in packs). It's not a violent thing, like a street gang though. Their primary means of defense is being so snobby and off-putting, nobody else wants to get near them..

    A new phone will just mean they have to carpool with other proud new iPhone 8 owners in their inner circle for a few months. But really, that wouldn't be much of a hardship. You turn a Mercedes upside down, and they all look alike.
     
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  13. blackhawkdriver

    blackhawkdriver TS Rookie

    I have a 7 plus. Haven't even noticed a lack of headphone jack. Why does everyone make a big deal out of this? Wireless headphones are great! Just get some already...
     
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  14. Bryan1223

    Bryan1223 TS Member Posts: 61   +10

    In my opinion, I believe going from an iPhone to an Android/Google/Samsung phone is a downgrade. Not just cuz I love Apple products and Apple Inc. in general (and no that does not make me an iSheep) but because of how easy their products are to use straight out of the box. iOS is a closed-sourced software, meaning that it's extremely hard to get a virus &/or malware on it, sure you can't customize the layout of your device like you can on Android but is that really necessary? And what about Android's "App drawer"? You have to constantly scroll through hundreds of apps (yes I know this is an exaggeration but still) just to find one app you want to use, yes I'm aware you can search for the app u want to open but what's the point of that? And I know you can make app folders but most of the Android users I know have app folders but they only use the app drawer. Steve Jobs, God rest his soul, wanted technology to be as simple and easy to use as possible which he did when he made iOS. Android supported devices (this includes Samsung devices) run Android OS, of course, which is open-sourced software which creates vulnerabilities to viruses. Plus Androids animations for opening apps or opening anything really SUCKS! Now I will/have admit(ted) that the fact that the iPhone 7/7+ do not have headphone jacks is really stupid. I believe, ever since Apple lost Steve Jobs they've forgotten what he had envisioned technology to be. They've forgotten to "think different" in the way Steve did.
     
  15. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,008   +299

    Reminds me of that song "I'm in with the incrowd...I go where the incrowd goes"
     
  16. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,033   +787

    It sorta sounds like you haven't used a modern Android phone. I've been an Apple fan since the iPhone 3G. Had pretty much every other phone since (3GS, 4S, 5, 6 Plus) I own an iPad and Apple TV.

    I'm now in the process of getting rid of it all. I've used quite a few modern Android powered devices (Nvidia Shield, OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy S6, Nexus 6P etc...) and honestly, OnePlus 3 is astonishing for it's price. I personally thought it felt quicker than a 6s yet costs half as much. I don't like Samsung but I can appreciate how good their phones are as well.

    I also felt Android is able to do much more than iOS (Here's something simple Android does over iOS for example; Phone connected to a Bluetooth speaker. System sounds still go through to the speaker with iOS, Android has an option to stop System sounds from going over Bluetooth).

    It's personal preference obviously, Most women I know stick to Apple and iPhone devices simply because they're used to it and find them easy and fashionable. Most guys I know prefer Android due to all the extra stuff you can do with them.

    Calling Android devices a "downgrade" though is pure ignorance. You clearly haven't used Android in years. It's different, both platforms have their merits. Calling an iPhone an "upgrade" is giving Apple way to much credit.
     
  17. Bryan1223

    Bryan1223 TS Member Posts: 61   +10

    I think it's the financial thing, an iPhone 7/7+ costs $650 and up (depending on the model, where you buy it, and if you want the new Product (RED) which costs extra) and that's just for the phone itself. Then if you want extended warranty then that's even more money. And if u want to get (for example) the new Apple AirPods which do not come with the device and are sold separately for about $160 so yeah you're looking for over $800 even if you don't get the extended warranty. PLUS you gotta pay X number of dollars per month for your talk,text, and data (and if you have those unlimited that's about $60/month depending on your carrier and other factors). So you do the math and THEN say "just get some wireless earbuds/headphones"
     
  18. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 1,305   +523

    I love these threads.... give the anti-Apple people a place to spout nonsense... Call them "sheeple" all you want, there's a good reason Apple is far and away the wealthiest company on this planet: they make quality products that lots of people want.

    When it comes to things that actually matter - like performance and battery life for instance, iPhones just about always lead the pack. iOS performs far snappier than Android on ANY Android device - the cost of building an OS for multiple hardware configurations....

    I'm not arguing whether Android devices are better or worse than iPhones by the way - just anti-anti-Apple people :)

    Oh... as for the "no headphone jack" nonsense... get over it! You'll miss your 8-track player just as much in a few years...
     
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  19. Bryan1223

    Bryan1223 TS Member Posts: 61   +10

    Yeah I know, I know but I'm a huge Apple fan not an iSheep cuz that's not a thing and never will be. But despite my personal preference, I have stated that Samsung and Android (more so Samsung) is and has been improving themselves and the products they make. And another thing I've stated before, ever since Steve Jobs had died Apple has been struggling to make their products the way he wanted them to be.
     
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  20. Bryan1223

    Bryan1223 TS Member Posts: 61   +10

    I've been trying to say this to everyone on this site on just about every forum that either has to do with either an iDevice or Samsung/Android device that may remotely say one may be better than the other. It's really all about personal opinion. I never tried to convince an Android user to convert to using iOS. I simply state my opinions and a few facts a long the way as well as my own personal experiences with the 2 companies' products.
     
  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,033   +787

    No Doubt, they've had literally thousands of pounds of my money!
    See, this is where I can't help but disagree, I have an iPhone 6 Plus, I got on Launch Day, Had it ever since, My friend has a Samsung Galaxy S6 since launch Which I know was half a year later but still, it's quicker, battery lasts longer and has stood the test of time better. After using a OnePlus 3 for a week recently and a Nexus 6P for two weeks this year, I cannot understand this argument of iPhones being better for performance, If they are, I didn't notice it at all.
    Agreed, I think the whole thing was blown way out of proportion. I did expect all Android phones to follow suite and just go USB-Type C but it hasn't really happened and now they're using "has a Headphone Jack" as a selling point...
     
  22. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 1,305   +523

    Pretty much all of the sites I've seen online have stated that while the S6 has a physically bigger battery, the iPhone 6+'s lasts longer in the "real world". As well, pretty much all benchmarks using actual applications (not just synthetic benchmarks that judge CPU horsepower) favour the iPhones... the reasons for this are simply because Apple can optimise their software to their hardware far more efficiently as they only have a few different models to account for - whereas there are tons of different Android devices that all need to be accounted for...

    What most sites will also tell you, however, is that the difference is quite minuscule and most people won't notice much of a difference either way.

    What it comes down to is whether you prefer iOS or Android - neither is the "wrong" choice, despite what so-called "techies" on this site will argue....

    People argue that Apple's offerings are quite expensive... and they are right... but they aren't competing with EVERY Android device... Android phones sell from under $100 up to about $1000.... Apple only sells high-end hardware, and thus sit closer to that $1000 mark. But the latest Galaxy generally costs about the same, and while Apple devices hold their value (you can sell yours in a couple years, assuming you haven't dropped it too many times), the Galaxy's price will plummet a few months after release...

    Meaning: you can pick up an older Galaxy cheaply if you prefer Android - or you can afford to upgrade your iPhone more often if you prefer iOS... pick your poison :)
     
  23. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret TS Maniac Posts: 215   +183

    It's not that hard, about the same as with Android. The real issue is the lack of third party AV/anti-malware providers who make a living making sure to clean that virus/malware off your PC, tablet, phone, etc.,. Apple will sit on news of a hack/virus/malware issue as not to create bad press while they take their time to close the loop hole, fix, patch, etc., etc.,

    With open software you have several competitors working on the fix ASAP.
     
  24. actually I would say they are the wealthiest company on the planet because they overcharge on their products which they can get away with because they have succeeded into turning them into status symbols. With a status symbol function matters less than the shiny Apple logo on the device. I saw someone using an iPhone the other day. The case over it had a huge cutout on the back so it could be clearly seen she was using an iPhone.
    Then there is the matter of the roughly $250 billion Apple is keeping offshore and not paying tax on. Wish I could keep my income offshore and argue that 5% tax is fair.
     
  25. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret TS Maniac Posts: 215   +183

    Apple has the highest revenue for a tech company but several oil and gas companies have higher revenue. Walmart has double the revenue of Apple as the wealthiest company in the world. All in all Apple is like the 10th wealthiest company in the world.

    A good read on Apple's (and other large tech companies) tax practices
    http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2017/05/apple_a_case_study_in_why_a_ta.php
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
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