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Apple Keynote. Have I missed something?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony Lockhart, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    Ignore that, wrong day!
  2. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    I think you are a day early Tony. Next big Apple announcement is tomorrow. You haven't ben fake newsed have you - like the White House earlier?
  3. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Indeed. iPhone event tomorrow.
  4. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    I've had a four day weekend, so at least I have an excuse :(
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Watching it now. Pretty boring really, iPhone 8 looks like an iPhone 7 but with more CPU/GPU power and a better camera, better screen res and colour etc. No big screen, it still has a home button and screen bezel. Wireless charging is the only big feature so far...
  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Ah, damnit, I fell for the "...one more thing..." thing, there is an iPhone 10 too, and this looks like the fancy high-end thing we were expecting. Full screen etc...
  7. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    The watch can now function without the phone. I think you still to own an iPhone. Might be more useful now.

    iPhone X facial recognition... ...can't just take a finger now, need the whole head.

    I'm only glancing at the Mac Rumours highlights.
  8. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    I wonder how they see their market split between 8 / 8+ and X? The two models kind of muddies the market for the iPhone users who must have the latest...they haven't mentioned the X price as yet though.
  9. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    iPhone X from $999.
  10. Pedro83

    Pedro83 pfm Member

    iPhone X (entry model I imagine) - $999 - as for the GBP, I dread to think.
  11. TPA

    TPA Trade: Tiger Paw

    But not available until November. I quite liked the new watch. I've not bothered with them before but being able to use it as a phone makes it completely viable now so I might be tempted.
  12. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    £999 I suppose.
  13. avole

    avole He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

    TPA, Ditto on the watch, looks almost like the real deal at last.
  14. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Might be around that - the UK price will include 20% VAT.
  15. avole

    avole He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

    1159 € for X. prices already on Apple websites. They're slick, Apple.

    Watch is 449€ for the lot - not bad, really.
  16. canonman

    canonman Mirror slapper

    Yep and the heart monitoring for arrhythmia would be worth every penny. A full year of angst, specialists, operations etc for Mrs C might have been prevented or at least picked up earlier..
  17. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    £1149 is a bloody stupid amount for a phone, but I have to admit I do want one! Thank you Tory Brexit for making it 20% or so more expensive than it should be...
  19. DuncanF

    DuncanF pfm Member

    Exactly. It's not as if Apple put their prices up regular as clockwork every time a new model comes out ...
  20. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    They actually don't, the iPhone 8 is pretty much the same as the 6S I bought a couple of years back IIRC. The difference here is $999 should be about 700-750 pre-Tory Brexit £, but the exchange rate is now so terrible due to the Brexit collapse of Sterling we get to pay about 20% more for imports. This isn't just Apple, have a look at what say Nagaoka cartridges cost and the iPhone X looks positively good value! This will only get worse as we spiral down the economic shitter, i.e. as soon as we lose EU trade area status Ortofon etc will rise to Nagaoka/Apple levels.

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