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Damn those new iphones are fugly.

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These faster and faster chips mean little for user experience ... I think we at a point where the performance of most high end smart phones is adequate.

What we do need is better battery life (they say 5 hours more on this 11 pro max) ... Better phone durability (screens scratches breaks etc). I know there is a secondary market for accessories that would potentially be hurt if a phone makers decided to do a sapphire crystal display

But the innovation strategy for most cell phone makers is to give us better cameras and turn us all into movie producers. I am quite content with my phone's current photography abilities and was content with the phone before it and the phone before that tbh. If I really was into photography I would have had some serious photography gear already (especially at the iPhone price point)

People have become too fixated on benchmarks and epeen rivarily. Those benchmarks mean nothing in day to day use. Two things apple should have done:

1 drop the price on the phone to be inline with the note 10 plus spec for spec

2 64gb minimum. The least they could have done was double it

Arrogance for any company no matter your size is a dangerous thing. Apple should consider they in a market with a few good alternatives consumers now have ... My opinion is sales will be the worst apple have seen in years on a new iPhone release (I could be very wrong but just on looks alone this thing is ugly) ... There just doesn't seem anything much "new" for me. From the end I'll be using the phone it will look exactly the same ... The UI will be exactly the same. The experience at which I do stuff will be exactly the same. I am going back to android (note 10 plus). Bought the leather cover for it already


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another mention in terms of the alternatives to the Oneplus 7 and 7 pro has to be the Xiaomi Mi 9T pro or even the Mi 9 - they are fairly cheaper than the One plus 7 pro and just about match anything that the Oneplus does - besides the Mi 9T pro has absolutely no notch and is basically only missing the wireless charging capability which is something that isnt too hectic for me since the puck has the wire anyway so who are they fooling by calling it wireless charging
 

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These faster and faster chips mean little for user experience ... I think we at a point where the performance of most high end smart phones is adequate.

What we do need is better battery life (they say 5 hours more on this 11 pro max) ... Better phone durability (screens scratches breaks etc). I know there is a secondary market for accessories that would potentially be hurt if a phone makers decided to do a sapphire crystal display

But the innovation strategy for most cell phone makers is to give us better cameras and turn us all into movie producers. I am quite content with my phone's current photography abilities and was content with the phone before it and the phone before that tbh. If I really was into photography I would have had some serious photography gear already (especially at the iPhone price point)

People have become too fixated on benchmarks and epeen rivarily. Those benchmarks mean nothing in day to day use. Two things apple should have done:

1 drop the price on the phone to be inline with the note 10 plus spec for spec

2 64gb minimum. The least they could have done was double it

Arrogance for any company no matter your size is a dangerous thing. Apple should consider they in a market with a few good alternatives consumers now have ... My opinion is sales will be the worst apple have seen in years on a new iPhone release (I could be very wrong but just on looks alone this thing is ugly) ... There just doesn't seem anything much "new" for me. From the end I'll be using the phone it will look exactly the same ... The UI will be exactly the same. The experience at which I do stuff will be exactly the same. I am going back to android (note 10 plus). Bought the leather cover for it already


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You going back to Android after getting me to move to IOS


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You going back to Android after getting me to move to IOS


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I might regret that move ... Will come back to this thread after getting the note and be like ... All hail apple . But that note is just so pretty ...


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You going back to Android after getting me to move to IOS


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Honestly? Both have their pros.

iOS is better built from the ground up and doesn’t have the shitty skins that Samsung or other manufacturers have but it does lack certain ‘nice to have’ features.

I will get the new iPhone in the Uk but I do think the Samsung S9 was an amazing phone and their new ones are also great.
 

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the one thing though - after looking through google images i tend to agree with the people who say that the iphone 11 is as fugly as hell - it really really is terribly ugly and i think that they are going in the totally direction re looks
 

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Heh? They look 99% the same other than the cameras.

Regardless everyone should be buying an iPhone 11 and ignoring the Pro stuff as it doesn't really offer any great value.
 

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I still have a 6s plus, put it next to the X and the X feels stupid without the home button and fingerprint id.
So for all these generations Iphone for me although getting ever so slightly better than the 6s plus never once did I think hey I need to go spend R30,000 on the new iphone. I wouldn't mind one, but they can keep it at that price.

Same thing happening with note 9 to note 10. Really not much there that is so much better than the previous device.
And the glass everywhere sucks, this metal body 6s plus has stood the test of time and looks like new (and it has fallen more than I care to remember).

I sold my broken note 8 after the 2nd screen repair, as it just shatters when you look at it funny.

So for guys on contract this might be a decent enough upgrade, I hate contracts and bought all my phones cash. So even if I could pay R30k for a smartphone, it really doesnt seem very enticing this year.

And the stove on the 11 pro max is fugly to say the least. I keep hoping it would grow on me, but nope.
 

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I still have a 6s plus, put it next to the X and the X feels stupid without the home button and fingerprint id.
So for all these generations Iphone for me although getting ever so slightly better than the 6s plus never once did I think hey I need to go spend R30,000 on the new iphone. I wouldn't mind one, but they can keep it at that price.

Same thing happening with note 9 to note 10. Really not much there that is so much better than the previous device.
And the glass everywhere sucks, this metal body 6s plus has stood the test of time and looks like new (and it has fallen more than I care to remember).

I sold my broken note 8 after the 2nd screen repair, as it just shatters when you look at it funny.

So for guys on contract this might be a decent enough upgrade, I hate contracts and bought all my phones cash. So even if I could pay R30k for a smartphone, it really doesnt seem very enticing this year.

And the stove on the 11 pro max is fugly to say the least. I keep hoping it would grow on me, but nope.
I will never buy a R30k phone ever - not when there's phones under R10k that do everything which the more expensive phone does (sometimes more quickly and efficiently) but more importantly that suits my purposes as well as the more expensive item would

The Chinese android phones are amazing for the amounts you spend versus what they are capable of doing in comparison to the really expensive American stuff - so yep IMHO I would rather cheap it out
 

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Notice how they hardly showed the front during launch ? Thick bezels ugly bezels, bar at the top ... so bad ... so so bad ... power sharing ? Sounds familiar ... wireless charging ... sounds familiar ... more than 1 camera ... sounds familiar.

No innovation from apple in the past 10 years

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