My d ad has the X. He doesn't like it. He says the new swipes and stuff are too 
complicated, and he misses the home button.
I've played with his iPhone X. I  am not impressed. When I buy my phone, I'm 
getting the 8 Plus.

Sarai D Bucciarelli www.linkedin.com/in/SaraiDBucciarelli 

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Subject: Re: iPhone X a disappointment? Here's what real people think, CNET

I took another look at the X and I am still not raving mad over it
like I have to have it. I really wanted that apple watch though.

On 2/11/18, M. Taylor <mk...@ucla.edu> wrote:
> iPhone X a disappointment? Here's what real people think
> Commentary: Some experts believe iPhone hasn't captured people's
> imagination. So I went to the Gulf Coast of Florida to find out.
> By Chris Matyszczyk, February 11, 2018 1:00 PM PST
>
> Not the smartphone of everyone's future?
> What are people supposed to think?
> On Apple's recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook reported slightly reduced
> iPhone sales numbers, but he insisted the iPhone X was outselling all other
> iPhones.
> He omitted, though, to offer any actual number for X sales. Some experts
> fear the phone simply doesn't inspire.
>
> I thought it wise, then, to go and talk to real people.
> When the iPhone X was first announced, I wandered through Northern and
> Southern California and pestered restaurant servers, bartenders, store
> clerks, well, anyone in retail who was prepared to make eye contact. I
> asked
> what they thought of the upcoming smartphone of the future.
>
> They seemed a touch underwhelmed at the time.
> This time, I went to the Gulf Coast of Florida, around Fort Myers, and
> spent
> three days performing the very same acts of pestering the very same sorts
> of
> people.
> Now that the iPhone X is a living, breathing animal in the community, do
> people covet it? Is there something stopping them from buying it?
>
> It's a nice phone -- just that -- a nice phone
> My first illumination came from a server in a really quite fancy
> restaurant.
> He had a first generation Pixel and adored it with a passion that appeared
> almost unnatural.
>
> Soon, though, I understood why.
>
> "I build my own computers," he said. "I've done it since I was a kid. My
> latest is water-cooled."
> Ah, cool. So what about iPhone X?
> "I had the first iPhone, but then I went Android," he said.
> "Why would you do that?"
> "Because it syncs with Windows."
> I'm not sure I've ever heard any human being utter those words. It made me
> instinctively reach for my very pleasant Lebanese red wine and take an
> unseemly gulp.
> "Yes, but what about iPhone X?" I asked
> "Don't get me wrong, it's a nice-looking phone. But there's nothing amazing
> about it. Most of my friends have iPhones. They're for simple people."
>
> At another restaurant, an 18-year-old bartender told me she had an iPhone
> 7.
> "Would you want an X?"
> "My stepsister has one," she said.
> "Your stepsister? How old's she?"
> "Thirteen."
> "A thirteen-year-old has an iPhone X?"
> "Yeah, her mom bought it."
> "And is it great?"
> "It's OK. I think Androids are better, but I'm sucked into my Apple laptop
> and my iTunes and everything works together."
> "But would you buy an iPhone X?" I persisted.
> "I'm not spending $1,000 on a phone," she said.
> It could be, indeed, that the price really does have a psychological effect
> on people. I asked her how much she'd paid for her iPhone 7.
> "800 bucks."
> iPhone X? It's no big deal
>
> I inveigle more people in the bar to reveal their phone religions. (I do it
> gently, I promise.)
> It was evenly split between iPhone and Android. But not one person said the
> words that I'd imagine Apple would most like to hear: "The X is a dream
> phone. I wish I could have one."
>
> The more people I talked to, the more I realized that, regardless of which
> phone they had, they liked it. Really liked it.
>
> A woman sat down next to me and furiously swiped and prodded her Galaxy S7.
> "I'm a juggler," she explained.
> "Oh, that must be an amusing job."
> "No, I juggle between Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat."
> She turned out to be a bartender at a local strip club -- "a nice one" --
> and explained that she constantly communicates with friends on several
> social platforms. Her S7, she said, was perfect for that.
> And iPhone X?
> "I've never had an iPhone. I love my Samsung. My boss has an iPhone X. He
> stares into it all day, but it's not something I'd ever want. It's no big
> deal."
>
> But what about those in the know?
> Next, I went to a Target bigger than Louisiana.
> I wanted to ask a professional whether I was getting a skewed view of the
> locals.
> "We get a very small percentage of people here who ask for the X. I've got
> 20 in my case and I haven't sold one for 10 days," a salesman told me.
> Was it the $1,000 or was it, as I was finding, that people really did like
> the phones they had?
> "I hardly ever get people in here who want a new phone. I have to really
> work to get them to buy something new," he said.
> But what about the X? Is it really the smartphone of the future? "A lot of
> them come back here with bugs. Anyway, I've heard it's going to be
> discontinued," he said.
> Ah, he reads the tech press, then.
> This salesman had an iPhone 7 Plus that he loved and kept in a case that
> was
> thicker than a safe door.
> The X's in the store were bolted down at all four corners. People try to
> steal them, he told me.
> The Target salesman did admire the phone's design, a design that was
> entirely nullified by his case.
> He also admitted that his next phone would be an X, solely for that
> aesthetic reasons. That wasn't going to happen soon, however.
> "I don't have that kind of money. If I had to choose between the Galaxy S8
> at 800 bucks and the X at $1,000, I'd probably go with the S8," he said.
>
> I didn't give up -- I wanted to find someone who loves, loves this phone
> And then I went to the home of the world-famous (allegedly) Pizookie
> dessert. (Don't ask.)
> The server had an Apple watch. She used it, she said, to talk to her mom
> while at work and to count calories. Which was surely useful, as your
> average Pizookie came in at around 1,400 calories.
> She was completely in love with her iPhone. At last.
>
> But wait, hers was the iPhone 8, not the X. It was right sort of pink
> color,
> she explained.
> Now, why wouldn't she buy an X?
> "It's too fancy and, don't hate me, but I'd really miss the home button,"
> she said.
>
> A couple of her friends had an X, but, if she had infinite supplies of
> cash,
> she'd pick the 8 Plus.
>
> The people's verdict
> Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. However, my
> conclusion from these conversations -- and many more on this trip -- is
> that
> real people know a lot more about phones than they used to.
>
> As they've been given more choices, they've become far more attuned to the
> relative value and attributes of each phone.
> It's hard for many to consider X as some sort of Bentleyesque gold
> standard.
> Many told me they were happy to take whatever phone was offered by their
> carrier as an upgrade.
> No one called the X a bad phone. No one offered qualms about Face ID. After
> all, if they didn't have an X themselves, everyone knew someone who did.
>
> Apple has, in its turn, has given its customers -- the ones it very much
> wants to keep within its ecosystem -- more choices.
> There's now everything from the SE to the X. (And, no, I'm not going to be
> the first to make an SE-X joke.)
>
> Cupertino knows that there are people who'll trade up to the top and are
> prepared to pay more.
> It could be, though, that everyone else -- those very happy with the 7, 7
> Plus, 8 and 8 Plus -- just don't see what all the fuss is about.
>
> Original Article at:
> https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-x-a-disappointment-heres-what-real-people-t
> hink/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b
>
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