Chinese phone manufacturer, GooPhone, has launched GooPhone X - a true replica of iPhone X - as Apple announced the release date of its premium phone. The $700 iPhone 8 and $800 iPhone 8 Plus still have around 65 percent screen-to-body ratio. These features that Apple claims to be revolutionary have been available for years on Android.
With the release of the new iPhone 8, the Plus, and the X, the screens themselves have changed beyond their size. From the end user's perspective, if they can't afford an iPhone X, but the iPhone 8/8 Plus don't feel like significant enough upgrades to justify their cost, then they may choose to sit on the sidelines this upgrade cycle. Apple's plan to negate this effect with customers is to price it at $999, a $200 increase from the iPhone 8. I have no doubt Apple will do it better.More news: Fuel shortage prompts flight cancellations at Auckland Airport
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will begin delivering on September 22nd. Not only that, but there is reason to believe that this iPhone X isn't even worth the colossal price tag. The smartphone is priced at $100, as per GizChina, which translates to about Rs 6,500 - over 15 times cheaper than the original iPhone X in India. It can't be the wireless charging, as both of the iPhone 8s have it. The iPhone X, meanwhile, sells from $999 starting on November 3. There is no home button, and still, no headphone jack.
There is no question that it is a attractive screen, but it is not worth the price that Apple wants us to think it is.
Buying a smartphone can be daunting, particularly when there are so many new options on the market. Apple knows its fanbase.More news: Pirate Bay 'borrows' visitor CPUs to mine virtual coins
However, while the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have HD retina displays like previous iPhones, the iPhone X has Super Retina display with more pixels per inch. That is how consumers are in this technological generation. The good news is that most of the phones on the market have pretty good cameras, so it's hard to land with a bad option.
The closed-eyes defense was already known, as Apple execs had suggested as much during the iPhone X unveiling on Tuesday. For Apple fans, especially, this is a lustworthy objet d'art - albeit one that only the one-percent can comfortably afford.
While the most expensive phones tend to have the best battery life, it's not necessarily the case this year. All you have to do is stop buying into Apple for just a minute, and that truth becomes very clear.More news: What is Sunil Grover doing with Varun Dhawan? View pic
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