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Ordered the Xs Max for my BIL. $1540.43 with tax. Yikes.
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256 Xs max for me, 64 Xs max for the wife.
She’s upgrading from a 6S and me from a 7+

Ours will be here Friday
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Ordered the Xs Max for my BIL. $1540.43 with tax. Yikes.
Oh dear god. You must really like your BIL. Mine is kind of a yutz.

Anyway, I have a Samsung S8+ which still works alright. Not seeing lots of reason to upgrade -right now- (until the new Pixel comes out, then maybe)
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Gone are the times of 'free phone with 2 year contract'. *Sigh
I'm glad they're gone. Back in the dark times, if the cost-to-provider for a plan (including profit) was $30/month, they'd charge you $35/month for the privilege of locking you into a 2-year commitment and give you a $100 phone for your trouble. If two years went by and you didn't ask for another $100 phone, you'd continue to pay the extra $5 a month.

Now it's all out in the open. Your plan is $50/mo, but if you want to upgrade to this new phone, you can buy it for $1000 or your can get it free today but now your plan is $92.50/mo for 24 months, after which it drops back down to $50.
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Their used to be a subsidy. Now there is none. Phones are getting more expensive. Phone plans haven't really gotten better in the past five years. I think it is ridiculous that you have to pay 20-40 a month on a buying a phone, a lot for data (or unlimited), then you have to pay an additional sum for the privilege of connecting your phone to their service.
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For anyone on the fence about upgrading, try iOS 12 first. This thing is snappy.
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Oh dear god. You must really like your BIL. Mine is kind of a yutz.

Anyway, I have a Samsung S8+ which still works alright. Not seeing lots of reason to upgrade -right now- (until the new Pixel comes out, then maybe)
I bought it because he is traveling out of the country, but I'm not paying for it.
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As a camera nerd who has been investing heavily in Sony's newest mirrorless system, I still find what Apple is doing with iPhone camera tech amazing. This article digs into some of the nerdery if you're interested in what they've done with the sensor, etc.:

https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/the_iphones_xs

The neural engine thing is probably the key new tech to keep an eye on, though. What they're now able to do on-device (not in the cloud!) with image processing is truly mind blowing.
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I'd love to upgrade my iphone 6S but I just cant get around the lack of a headphone jack. Quirky I know. Hate the dongle solution (double dongle for charging and headphone).
My car is almost 10 years old and I need the jack for the aux cable.

I would consider switching to android but my internationally scattered family all uses facetime.
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I'd love to upgrade my iphone 6S but I just cant get around the lack of a headphone jack. Quirky I know. Hate the dongle solution (double dongle for charging and headphone).
My car is almost 10 years old and I need the jack for the aux cable.

I would consider switching to android but my internationally scattered family all uses facetime.
My car is 15-16 years old and my wife's is 13-14 years old, I just bought a new head unit for our car stereos off Amazon for about $80 that has bluetooth, aux, USB, CD, and SD capabilities. I was pretty happy about that and honestly I only missed not having a 3.5mm jack on my moto z force for a little bit, but I haven't thought about it in over a year. I guess I don't connect directly to my phone as much as I thought I did.
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