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  • Apple explains Apple Card application process, offers suggestions for those who were decli...

    Other than 3% back on Apple purchases, what’s so special about this card? I’m not buying that it’s anything special. 
    baconstangchemengin1razorpitzroger73
  • There is a new 'leak' listing 'iPhone 11' features, but be wary

    I for one have anticipated the removal of 3D Touch and the addition of a 3900mah battery plus the 3 camera sensors since 2019 started. Too much smoke not to be true, this is typical every year. Although, occasionally the recurrent rumors are off base. 
    watto_cobra
  • Analysts predict Apple Pencil support in 2019 iPhone - again

    Talk about a useless feature. Gonna take notes on your iPhone eh?

    i guess it would be good for that game where you draw with your friends. But I suck at that anyway. 
    watto_cobra
  • Sales of iPhones down year-on-year despite popularity of iPhone XR in US

    schlack said:
    As an Apple investor and ecosystem user who has historically upgraded my phone every 1-2 years, I'm frustratingly not expecting to upgrade my 3 year old iPhone 7 this year because the current and anticipated line up of phones don't provide enough value. Give me a smaller phone (anything sized between a SE and iPhone 7) with current generation design and internals and at least 128GB storage for $750 or less and I'll upgrade today.


    schlack said:
    As an Apple investor and ecosystem user who has historically upgraded my phone every 1-2 years, I'm frustratingly not expecting to upgrade my 3 year old iPhone 7 this year because the current and anticipated line up of phones don't provide enough value. Give me a smaller phone (anything sized between a SE and iPhone 7) with current generation design and internals and at least 128GB storage for $750 or less and I'll upgrade today.
    I 'upgraded' my iPhone 7 to an iPhone 8 and traded in the 7. That brought the price down to the sort of area that you mentioned.

    That doesn’t bring the price down, typical salesmen trick. You still paid the value of your iPhone 7 + cash out of pocket. rogifan_new said:
    auxio said:

    With the X I think Apple was testing how much of a price increase the market would bear (and the higher ASP would allow them to show revenue growth even when sales were flat to down). I think they got their answer. I’d be surprised if there are any price cuts this year and I’ll bet the XS gets removed from the lineup. But I don’t think we’ll see any price increases or storage configurations that push up the price. And I’ll bet we see Apple aggressively pushing trade-ins again.
    People only look at the cost of materials and don't really see the cost of engineering (software, hardware, and manufacturing) which goes into complete redesigns like the X.  So it's not just "seeing how much of a price increase the market will bear", it's recouping the huge investment made in designing a brand new phone.  All of the people who whine about lack of brand new phone designs need to understand that new designs cost money.  Over time (up front investments are recouped, manufacturing processes are scaled and optimized), those brand new designs make their way down into the cheaper models and that's where the price cuts come.  We're already seeing that with the XR.
    I’m just talking about the price to end consumer. I think the market is telling us people don’t want to spend $1000 on a phone. Or even $800. Hence the longer upgrade cycles. 
    I used to upgrade my wife and I’s every 2 years like clock work. That stopped last year. Our iPhone 7 pluses were 880, which wasn’t cheap but I could deal with it based on the value. Now with the XS Max costing 1250 for something north of 64GB, that’s ridiculous. We are waiting at least until the 2020 iPhone to purchase again. Hopefully by then the XS Max will be 128GB for 1100 or less. Might even wait for deals to come along in 2021. Just not worth the prices anymore. 
    applesnorangesAI_liasseanjelijahg
  • Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

    techno said:
    Am I the only person that does not give a f#@k about emojis?
    Not at all. 

    Apple will get on stage and call it innovation too. 
    bigtds