Apple announces the iPhone X

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  • Andrew Holt

    $1500 with a 2 year contract and a minimum of a $200/month plan on Robellus???

    • SkAshe

      And you still have to pay $650 upfront for the phone!

    • tresfou

      Hmm $500 subsidy, so that’s likely $1000 (or more) plus HST. So $1100+HST is likely for the 256gb iphone x when going through a subsidy on a carrier.

  • FlamesFan89

    So they plan to set the technology path for a decade, but can’t design a phone that doesn’t have a brutal camera bump?

    • ChrisPollard77

      With all the “already done by Android” features here … guess we know who’s setting the path these days. And it ain’t Apple.

    • Goldfinch

      Well, iPhone zombies will argue that it is all Apple’s inventions no matter what one says.

    • Mr Dog

      They have to put the sensor somewhere….

    • FlamesFan89

      I’m currently using a Pixel XL, with an extremely well rated and reviewed camera, and it has no bump.

      hmmmmm…

    • Mr Dog

      Well they just to have a smaller device instead . Imagine people thinking differently.

    • FlamesFan89

      The difference in the thickness of the two phones is less than one millimeter. The quest for thinness, for what gain? The cons outweigh the pros.

  • Jon Duke

    Nice frame all around it and camera positionning.

  • Ricky Bobby

    That FaceID demo though

  • Dimitri

    Are we going to all ignore that he failed to unlock the iPhone X with FaceID on the first try? Is that how we are suppose to believe FaceID is good? Lol

    • Jon Duke

      He failed twice hahaha it was amazing.

    • John Lofwire

      More beta technology as usual…. remember map? or Siri? lol

    • PΞTΞЯ™

      yah it was awkward… I have a Surface Pro with “Windows Hello” and so it’s not always perfect but it’s a great feature to have. I think having to do facial recognition to do Apple Pay (including double tapping the side button ) isn’t the best implementation. I much prefer Android Pay’s method

    • gremlin0007

      If you look closely at the screen, it’s asking for a pin to ENABLE the Face ID. Kinda like on my S7 Edge asking me to unlock it after a reboot before I can use the fingerprint. It was a #fail but I don’t think it’s a Face ID issue.

    • Dimitri

      Oh i know that since my S8+ has this feature and since the Note 7 when they brought out the Iris scan but he should have known that instead of trying twice to do it. He works for Apple and he doesn’t know that it needs a pin once the device restarts?

      To me this is a huge fail for the selling point. He could have easily said ” in order to unlock the device after reboot or turn on, u need a Pin. After u can unlock it via FaceID without a pin.” if he would have said that, it would make sense but never did.

    • gremlin0007

      It’s their first phone with the Face unlock lol, give em a chance! It worked flawlessly on my Note 7, even in the dark. Can’t wait to get my Note 8.

    • Dimitri

      Lol my sister said that but no. They had their chance haha. If they fail at the announcement to announce that before they test it our, then why should I give them a break? Haha.

      Yeah i am awaiting for the Note 8. I’m sticking with my S8+ until next year.

    • gremlin0007

      Flexible phone is coming out next year haha good luck choosing!

  • Stephen_81

    The Gestures are very BlackBerry 10 like, which makes me want to make iPhone a primary phone again for a little while, If I could get a HUB like email experience on iOS I’d be ecstatic .

    • PΞTΞЯ™

      I was thinking Blackberry Gestures all the way too.

    • Justin

      Exactly the same thoughts. How “revolutionary” for Apple.

    • Goldfinch

      What do you mean, you tap on the screen to wake it up.

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      You mean webOS.

    • Goldfinch

      WebOS my friend.

    • Stephen_81

      WebOS did it first, but these look more BlackBerry 10 like, with the partial gestures. PlayBook was a ripoff of WebOS, BlackBerry 10 was an evolution. Apple is doing similar here evolving what WebOS/PlayBook/BlackBerry 10 did.

    • Sean-Paul

      I thought the same thing. And I loved BB10

  • Andrew Holt

    Starts at $1000 US for base model. I’m assuming after tax, and applecare, the 256GB version will be bordering on $2000 CDN. And if you really want that watch to go with it, you are going to be about $2500 CDN in the hole. Heck if I’m throwing money around like that for a cell phone, I might as well just splurge for my own private Boeing 777-200 as well.

  • PΞTΞЯ™

    $1319 for the 64GB model and $1529 for the 256 GB model… Jesus. Things are getting out of hand in the mobile device space.

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      You haven’t add the Robellus tax yet where most people will blindly sign the dotted line for because they can’t afford it in the first place. FWIW Note 8 is 1299 but the 3 decided to charge more at 1349.

    • John Lofwire

      Got to pay your unlock fee dude lol

    • gremlin0007

      This made no sense to me. Why won’t people who want to buy the note 8 outright not just buy straight from Samsung in this case?

    • John Lofwire

      Agreed its very overpriced just like note 8 is.

  • Man I was hoping they would introduce that iPhone Upgrade Program in Canada! (insert sad Animoji)

    • htc_fan89

      yeah wish they did

  • Andrew Holt

    Not coming out until November and given Apple’s track history, won’t be readily available/in stock to purchase for 3-4 months after that.

  • Andrew Holt

    When will apple switch to usb-c and forget this proprietary lightning garbage?

    • John Lofwire

      Never 😉

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      I wonder how many will insist on buying that AirPower charger when there are already bajillion other Qi chargers available elsewhere for years.

    • John Lofwire

      its as an apple logo on it so they will buy it.
      Even if its 5 time the price lol.

  • That camera notch is really ugly though. I preferred the concepts where it was blacked out

  • Riley Freeman

    is our dollar that bad to warrant a 1500 phone that shoots up to 1700 once you add tax? This is crazy

  • beefmoretti

    Revolutionary

    • Goldfinch

      Of course, you can use it with Freedom mobile.

  • Magic18

    Not impressed at all

  • ciderrules

    My credit card is already complaining at the thought of buying 4 of these.

    • Marcus Brown

      No your credit card is absolutely giddy that you are willing to pay 18.99%APR on top of the $5k you’ll spend on these.

    • ciderrules

      It’s a joke. I buy everything on my credit card and pay it off immediately. Get lots of reward points and zero interest.

    • Andrew Holt

      these reward points are the biggest scam going on in the payment industry. Nothing is free, and all those rewards are just included in the extra markup that retailers have to add to their products to pay the credit card processing fees. Many countries in the world charge 2-3% less for items if you don’t pay with credit cards. I would love to see Canada change the laws so that instead of merchants having to pay the credit card processing fees, it would be placed on the credit card user instead, and that way people who like to pay for things with cash don’t have to subsidize all those so-called “free rewards” for credit card users. Basically everything in stores is 2-3% higher than it should be thanks to factoring credit card fees. I do have credit cards btw, but only use them for hotels and rental cards etc, where you need to use a card.

    • ciderrules

      That’s a gross oversimplification. For starters, not all rewards systems are scams, though many are. Second, credit card companies expect a certain number of people to carry a balance, and the interest they make from this is part of what pays for those rewards. So by not carrying a balance when using your card you’re taking advantage of a system that’s designed to make money on people carrying a balance. Thirdly, not all purchases made at retailers are on credit so you can’t claim store prices are automatically 2-3% higher because of processing fees. You would have to know the ratio of cash & debit to credit purchases and what their rate was to calculate that. And assume that prices are automatically increased by the value of processing fees and not accounted for in another way.

      BTW, we also have stores in Canada that deduct 3% if you pay with cash or debit and at those stores I take the discount a use debit.

    • Andrew Holt

      no, not all purchases are made with credit cards, but a retailer just goes with the worst case senario in terms of profits for them, and charges the extra markup to everyone, regardless of payment type. If the processing fees were paid by the card user instead of the merchant, prices would be lower overall.

  • Felix

    I guess I’ll be the first to say it; I actually like it… I’m wanting to upgrade from my S7 Edge and was planning in going to the LG v30, but this has my eye. I’ll have to play around with an iPhone to see if I can enjoy IOS, but I’m not going to blindly hate it like so many other seem to do.

    • Joseph

      I like the looks it of it as well and if I hadn’t got a S8+ the iPhone X might of brought me back to iOS

  • Dimitri

    For anyone to be able to buy the 256GB you need $2,000 guaranteed. Why? Do the math. Add the price of the phone, AppleCare+, a case or two and now ad the taxes.

    If you can dish out $2,000 for a phone go for it but majority won’t.

  • Goldfinch

    Face unlock! no thanks.

    I kinda feel like everyone will call it iPhone (EX) and not 10.

    • gremlin0007

      Just like Marvel’s Weapon X

    • Christopher Robert

      can be fooled with a 2k display and a picture to unlock no problem

  • Me Ted

    The screen looks like the Essential Phone. Is that intentional?

  • gremlin0007

    In Apple’s defense, if you look closely at the screen while he was doing the Face ID Unlock, it’s asking for a pin to ENABLE the Face ID. Kinda like on my S7 Edge asking me to unlock it after a reboot before I can use the fingerprint. It was a #fail but I don’t think it’s a Face ID issue.

    • opi

      Yup I saw that too, can’t use touchid after and reboot with passcode

  • Andrew Holt

    I have a feeling this year will make the peak of smartphone pricing for a while. I can’t see that many people paying these prices for smartphones on a yearly basis. People are probably going to return to the days where they use their phone for 2-3 years, and it ultimately will result in lower sales by volume for the phone makers, and in turn will get them to reduce the prices in an attempt to get people to upgrade more often. Cat and mouse sort of game is going on here.

  • Sean-Paul

    Jesus….1300+… We’ll have fun with that Apple fans

    • Sanjay Kumar

      apple consumers are more on contract base phone purchasers.
      even note 8 is 1300 for Canadian market.

  • Omar

    Introducing, the Apple iPhone Android. It’s like a Frankenstein of Android phones powered by iOS, with some BBOS gestures thrown in for good measure, and Microsoft naming scheme to wrap it all up (skipping 9).

    I will say though, the way they handled the top of the screen/body looks a lot nicer than the Essential Phone. Especially with an OLED display.

  • kenvin100

    And alas, by next year the cycle of smartphones begin again. I wish these phones had more than 1-2 year life cycle.

    • BG

      That’s the nature of technology. It moves forward. There will always be those that want the cutting edge stuff and those that are happy to keep their phones for 3+ years. It’s good for the choice to be there.

      Car manufacturers release updated models yearly but I keep my car for 8-10 years. And yet I generally upgrade my phone yearly. With these prices though, I might move to a 2 year cycle.

    • kenvin100

      Indeed. I think marketing has a huge role into smartphones vs vehicles. Though it’s true there are new cars every year I find the hype just isn’t there compared to the smartphone market. Maybe I’m a little biased. I also feel that the basic idea of the car remains the same. It can still be repaired and used for years. Same for TV’s, computers, etc. Just isn’t like that with the phones especially when developers decide to drop support making them unusable without jail breaking, rooting etc. If people can afford these phones, good for them. This isn’t a jab by any means-but this ain’t right lol.

    • BG

      Well I know in my case, a car is more utilitarian than a phone. A phone is something I use constantly and just get more pleasure from upgraded features. Marketing is always there but it’s up to us as consumers to decide if we want (and usually it’s a want not a need) to upgrade.

  • Nick

    Im just happy that Apple has retained the older phones and slashed prices on them. Now non iPhone users can get the iPhone SE for $469, the 6s for $599 and the 7 for $739. Its hard to find a good 4K smartphone less than $500 bucks with good customer support and software support.

    As for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. maybe next year. but these cheaper ones I’m upgrading my family to these cheaper iPhones as I think they are a bargain considering that Apple usually provides the longest software support for any phones in the market, I still have my 5s and use it as a emergency back up phone and it still uses the latest iOS. great!

  • Marc Palumbo

    Ya this is a lot of money. In the end, it all comes down to how you want to buy phones. It’s not worth it for me to upgrade any phone even at the contract price. My last upgrade phone was the Note 5 at a year old (before the Note 7 release) and it was $150 CAD. The phone is still a flagship phone and I haven’t needed to upgrade my phone. The only noticeable difference is the display.

    You choose how to spend your money. I’ve just reached a point where there is no reason for me to have the absolute greatest phone and drop $500 for it on contract.