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IPhone X: 5 Reasons Why I’m Not Upgrading

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🤔 Wondering if it’s worth upgrading to the IPhone X?

📵 I’ve upgraded my IPhone every other year for the past 8 years and I’m breaking that tradition this year!

👇 In this article, you’ll find 5 reasons why not to upgrade to the Iphone X.

(If you missed the recent apple launch, watch the round up video below)

 

REASON #1 The new features aren’t great

If I’m going to fork out £1,000 for the IPhone X (or equivalent in a monthly contract), I want to be excited by the new features. I’m not.

When I upgraded to the IPhone 7+ from the IPhone 6, I was buzzing about the huge HD screen and upgraded dual 10x zoom reverse cameras. This time around, the Iphone X’s features aren’t that exciting…

Iphone X Feature 1: Edge to edge display

My girlfriend’s got this on her Samsung and it seems pretty pointless. It’s also double as expensive to repair the screen if you break it (which you will).

Iphone X Feature 2: No home button

From a design perspective, this seems more clean. However, it’s not that exciting.

Iphone X Feature 3: Face ID (unlock your phone with facial recognition)

Ok, this is probably the coolest sounding feature, but I can see there being a lot of problems with it (e.g. when you try and unlock your phone in the rain).

Iphone X Feature 4: Portrait Lighting Feature (enhanced light effects on selfies)

This is good, but we probably won’t notice the changes with the human eye.

Iphone X Feature 5: iOS 11

You will be able to get this on your old IPhone.

Iphone X Feature 6: Wireless Charging

Cool, but Apple could easily make a less-expensive, more durable charging solution.

Iphone X Feature 7: 5.8” Super Retina Display

I’m really happy with the display of my IPhone 7+. Will we really notice the difference?

IPhone X Feature 8: Animoji’s (emoji’s which move based on your own facial movements)

I mean, these do look fun! However…Snapchat and Facebook’s free lenses do the same thing.

 

REASON #2 I still love the IPhone 7+

The Iphone 7+ is still such a good phone and you can pick a good condition, second hand one up from £450. You can get a brand new one from £690 (check PriceRunner).

Most features are the same or very similar to the IPhone X. It’s a no brainer!

 

REASON #3 The price tag

Normally, when paying for an IPhone over a 2 year contract, it doesn’t seem like a huge expense.

However…

If the IPhone X costs a minimum of £1,000, then just to pay off the handset on a contract you’re talking £41.66 per month. Then you need to add on fees from the network provider.

Surely contracts will start from £60+ per month (for a tiny amount of minutes and data)??

As I‘m writing this, on Moneysupermarket you can get an IPhone 7+, no upfront cost, unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 12GB data for £30 per month! Half the price!!

 

REASON #4 The Face ID feature probably won’t work

Awkward…

Apple’s Face ID feature didn’t work first time in their live launch event. Can you see there being problems with this in the future? I can…

iPhone X FaceID FAIL in the demo

 

REASON #5 I’m twice as likely to crack the glass

You go to grab your IPhone out of your pocket.

You think you’ve got a good grip.

You pull the phone.

You don’t have a good grip.

It slips out of your hand.

In slow motion it falls as you fumble to catch it.

The screen smashes.

We’ve all been there. Well guest what!? Now the Iphone X has a glass back, making it twice as likely to smash when you drop it and twice as much to repair. Yipee!

 

CONCLUSION

You have 2 choices;

1. Upgrade to the IPhone 7+.

2. Stick with your Iphone 7+.

What do you think of the new Iphone X? Will you get it? Let me know in the comments below.

Daniel Knowlton
Daniel Knowlton
Dan is the award winning Co-founder of KPS Digital Marketing who was named #12 Most Influential Digital Marketer on Twitter in the world in 2016 by Onalytica. Dan is a contributor for a variety of key marketing publications including Social Media Examiner, Content Marketing Institute and Jeff Bullas’ Blog. He is also a keen speaker and has spoken at events internationally for a variety of organisations including NatWest and The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. Dan has a passion for helping others learn how to get to grips with Digital Marketing and is obsessed with providing value for his community.
  • JAB Marketing

    Nice roundup! I’ve been debating this with myself…decided that if I’m going to spend the money I’m opting for an iPad pro instead. 😉

    • Thanks! Awesome idea, my friend has one and they’re really cool, the stylus pen thingy makes it easy to write notes/ draw on etc. 🙂