Apple co-founder Wozniak will not buy the iPhone X on launch day

Apple co-founder Wozniak will not buy the iPhone X on launch day
We've seen Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak with other phones besides the iPhone, and the straight shooting tech icon has often been brutally honest even if it meant saying something unkind about the company he helped create. While the Woz is known for hanging out in an Apple Store whenever a new iPhone model launches, yesterday he said that he plans on sitting out the launch of the Apple iPhone X on November 3rd.

Wozniak said that he is happy with his Apple iPhone 8. And while that might sound like a complement to the new model, the 67-year old added that as far as he is concerned, the iPhone 8 is the same as the iPhone 7 which is the same as the iPhone 6. He notes that the iPhone X will be the first iPhone model that he didn't upgrade to.


Wozniak, who has often discussed owning more than one phone at a time, says that he is unconvinced that the Face ID facial recognition system will work as well as Apple expects it to. The tenth anniversary model features a large 5.8-inch screen, and while that is larger than the display employed on the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X will be a smaller phone. That is because of the edge-to-edge screen, which, it should be noted, is the first OLED panel to be used on an iPhone. It also includes the TrueDepth Camera, responsible for the capabilities of Face ID. The iPhone X packs a larger battery than the cells found inside its siblings.

Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X begin this coming Friday at 3am EDT. The 64GB model is priced at $999 while the 256GB version will cost $1,149. The phone will be available in Silver or Space Gray.


source: CNBC

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29 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Not buying an iPhone X for the following reasons 1. Notch is stupid. No way around it 2. No headphone jack 3. Overpriced For those who can't live without a headphone jack, enjoy stock OS, and need a big battery, the choice of smartphones is getting very slim. The only phones on my radar are S8+, Note 8, and Mate 10 (non-pro obviously). Hoping in 2018, manufacturers get serious. Very disappointed in the current state of smartphones. May end up keeping my Pixel XL for a long, long time. Anybody else feel the same way? I know I can't be alone.

3. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

I hear you loud and clear, and I fully agree. I'm still holding onto my 6S plus because phones these days suck. Removing the headphone jack was such a greedy move. I was looking forward to the LG V30, but the screen apparently sucks. I'd move to Samsung S8+ and Note 8 too, but in my experience owning a S7E, it was a tad too stuttery for my tastes. Don't worry bro, we will see better phones in 2018 with headphone jacks......**keeping fingers crossed**

4. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

S7E was a completely different story. NO SD821 phone ran smooth on android. I heard some credible rumors that Google had to change a lot of code around to make it run fine on the OG pixel(XL). I had(still have) a Oneplus 3, and while it did run a bit better than the S7 and edge, it's still not a very smooth phone to use. It just lacks somewhere. Note 8 on the other hand is a very smooth phone as far as I've heard. It's probably still not as smooth as the pixel 2, but I guess it's good enough.

6. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

While it's only running an SD820, I have to say that Android ran and still runs smoothly on all the iterations of Android that I have received on my Motorola Moto Z Force. The 821 isn't that different from the 820.

7. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Can you do a test: go to developer options, enable profile rendering as bars and just go back, do some stuff(skip through the menus, open apps, scroll in chrome) It actually shows how many frames your phone is skipping. Any bar which crosses the green line is a skipped frame. You'll be surprised by how many frames it skips, and you don't notice it. I notice those skips, and it's terrible.

24. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Don't go by what you hear. Buy the whole. You have 14 days to try it out. Don't like, just return for a full refund. Because hearsay is always BS. Because with the Sammy haters will say one thing, the lovers will say another. I have a Note 8. I rather not even talk about my experience, other than its been prefect so far. How a device performs daily is gonna vary too much, based on what has been installed and how the phone is being used on the daily. I'm not a gamer. I mostly web surf, email, listening to music and I draw a lot. I get 2 work days with moderate-to-heavy usage. standby time is awesome compared to other Note's I've had.

27. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I think you replied to the wrong comment mate. Or you probably didn't read it properly. Cheers :).

13. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The S7 Edge blew. I am so glad it's behind me now. The Note 7 before it was so smooth and fluid, and I'm happy to report the Note 8 is, also. I bought a ZTE Axon 7 initially when the Note 7 was recalled, and it was a much better phone than the S7 Edge, but ultimately it had some annoying issues on Verizon because they drug their feet on officially supporting it. The latest Nougat firmware fixed those issues, and my son is now using it. The Note 8 is fast, fluid and the battery life is great.

20. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

For a fluid experience get the Pixel 2 XL and you'll be good for the next 2 years

12. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Note 8 is fantastic. Fluid, smooth and unreal battery. But they need to address that stupid FPS positioning. It's just awful. They also need to FINALLY incorporate front facing stereo speakers (and a top rate DAC). The bottom firing mono speaker just isn't cutting it. It's tinny and not loud enough unless you bounce the sound toward you with a hand.

22. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I made the stupid decision of going with the S7 edge after the Note 7 recall, figured it was the closest I could get with Note 5 being sold out during the time. After a few days I regretted it. Accidentally broke it, filed an insurance claim, they didn't have my color (went with the limited Blue Coral S7e) so they offered an S8 as a replacement. I was very pleased. Finally got my Note 8 after 3 weeks of a Back order from Samsung and so happy with it. As your the FPS, I didn't mind it so much on the S8 or my friends S8+, but with the Dual Camera, they pushed it even further away making it a little burdensome but I'll adapt in time. Here's to hoping the Note 9 is everything Samsung wanted in the Note 8

25. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

That is what happens to sound when you waterproof the enclosure. Its still louder than most phones with a single speaker. Why not use the headphones? They are premium compared to what other OEM's are offering on the box. I don't use mine, but because out of habit I never use inbox headphones, because I have so many wireless ones.

2. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Free?

5. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

The Manufacturers are starting to take choice away from the consumers which isn't supposed to be so, but because of brand loyalists, we complain of no headphone jack but still buy these phones. The market is changing, its now Supply and Demand

8. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Probably gets them for free

10. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

People complaining about the headphone jack need to get over and or just move to Samsung and then start complain about how sh*tty Samsung phones are! (That is until they copy Apple and remove the headphone jack too, given time they might even copy the ugly notch from the iPhone X). Since owning and iPhone 7 Plus I invested in some wireless headphones and was amazed by the convenience they offer, battery life has never been an issue (I thought it would be) and the quality hasn't suffered at all. The only complaint I have is the volume seems to be capped when going wireless due to battery life constraints, however this is only a small annoyance and one that doesn't bother me anymore. All my wired headphone have are still in use on my laptop and computer.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Removing the jack was stupid, and people moving to Samsung phones aren't complaining about them. Why would they, they're the best rated phones on the planet. And, you should join the rest of us in 2017, where Apple does most of the copying.

16. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Again, it wasn't stupid (when you're finished with your tantrum you'll realised that). Samsung? Rated the best?? What planet are you living on? There are plenty of people who complain about how slow and laggy Samsung phones are, having to reset/restore it every few months just to keep it up and running. iPhone don't require that kind of maintenance, they just work! Apple have "copied" (such a childish term) a few features from Samsung but without Apples innovation with the original iPhone Samsung wouldn't have a leg to stand on. Samsung may add features to phones first but they are half-baked and just don't seem to work. Majority of the time Apple waits until these features are ready for prime time and are of actual use (With the exception of Apple Maps) (BTW, I honestly don't have anything against Samsung but its just soo much fun to annoy people on here)

18. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

What are the half baked features Samsung introduced to their phones? Most people complaining about Samsung phones are trolls, they don't own one or planned on getting one. They simply say it because TouchWiz was associated with laggynes Moreso, all phone lags and slows down. iPhone lags and slows down too, especially when it's updated and we know they are often updated. So don't use iPhone as creme de la creme to talk about smoothness of phones. My s6 edge still runs fine though have some few hiccups here and there once in a while but it's not a big deal and I bought it almost immediately it launched. I have never factory resetted it even when i updated it to Marshmallow or Nougat.

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Have you noticed how slow and laggy the iPhone 8 can be at times? Or how slow older iPhones have gotten with iOS11? Every phone lags and stutters at times, even Apple's A11 doesn't seem to make a damn bit of difference in that department. In all fairness Samsung has come a long way, probably done more to advance smartphone technology than any other company out there. It leads, it takes chances sometimes and has on occasion been made to suffer for it (Note 7). Lag and stutter have become less and less of an issue since the Galaxy S4. You also seem to forget that the original iPhone was developed with Samsung's aid, because Apple lacked the expertise. So don't go bashing Samsung, for without them the iPhone might never have been.

26. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Hey look, an obvious Samsung hater...must be MXY.

28. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

WRONG! https://www.theverge.com/2012/7/31/3209204/samsung-angers-judge-by-sending-media-rejected-evidence-in-apple-trial At this link, Judge Koh refused to allow this evidence in court. Now to be fair, the law requires that any evidence to be brought to court, must be made available during discovery. However, there are motions that do allow for late evidence to be admitted, as long as the other side if given fair chance to review evidence. Judge Koh purposely denied 10 motions ot have this evidence entered, because ot blows Apple case and prove as a MATTER OF FACT, theat the iPhone concept was not an original idea and Apple should have lost the case. Now, the graphic in the article, Samsung chose to take it to the media and let the world know hwo the US Court was being biased in Appel favor in not allowing Samsung to have a fair trail. The graphic is very detailed and dshows several smartphont prototypes Samsung was working on. Now because Samsung and Apple are close partners, it is obvious one can know what the other could be working on and stela each others ideas. But Appel rushed to be first because Samsung, LG and Sony all had working prototypes of full screen devices and Appel knew this was the logical next step and wanted to be first. You can choose to accept or ignore the facts, but it won't change them. Samsung helped Apple with the original iPhone design. This is a matter of fact and that info was made available in the jury trial. When Judge Koh asked who aythorize this leakage to the media, I would have told the Judge, I don't know and I don't care who leked it and I have zero plans to ever find out. Judge Koh was a Samsung hatign Apple shill. That si why the Supreme Court sided with Samsung because she was biased and wrongly instructed the Jury on purpose to increase Apple chance of winning. This evidence alone blew the doors of the lawsuit.

11. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Regardless of all the stuff about the notch and the price there's one simple reason I won't buy it - too big. My old iPhone 6 was the limit of what I was comfortable with one-handed and the iPhone X is bigger (as well as having pull-down menu's) so I think Apple have missed a trick with it. Could have made it smaller than the 8 with a bigger screen - win/win, but they didn't... I'd like to think a revamped SE would be more like the X but we know it won't be, it'll be a spec bump at best if they do it. Many I know would happily pay $1000 for a flagship style SE.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I mean, the X is BARELY larger, not enough to really notice.

17. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

But it's still larger in every dimension than the already large 6/7/8, not everyone wants to have to use two hands or shuffle, there are phablets for that. I've loved going back to the SE and when I pick up the wife's 7 it feels awkward and too big, I've got pretty big hands too. In my office there are 6 people with iPhones and only one has a 7, the rest have stuck to 4S/5/SE purely based on size - there's nothing coming out that's a suitable replacement.

29. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Curious as to why phones need to be used with one hand? Tablets aren't used with one hand and neither are computers in general. Also technically any phone can be used with one hand, but even tiny phones sometimes require the use of 2 hands. Like typing can be done with one finger, but its twice as fast with 2.

30. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Just because that's how many people prefer it, pick it out of pocket, use it one-handed while carrying something, eating something etc. Also fitting comfortably in said pocket. I type with my thumb on a phone, not my fingers because then I may as well be using a tablet led down or a real keyboard. The fasion for huge phones is most likely because manufacturers insist on only putting flagship features on their larger models. I only know a couple of people with "phablet" sized phones, most prefer a decent smaller option. But I'm 40, it's probably different with the kids...

21. CEDEOTB

Posts: 391; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

He's not buying it because he's salty towards the company.

23. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Well that's the nail in the coffin. If the Co-Found of Apple isn't gonna upgrade to the iPhone X, and has been openly critical of Apple since the iPhone 5C, and if that isn't a wakeup call for the Appel fanboys, then even a stick of dynamite exploding in their heads won't wake them up either. I'm actually surprised he bought the iPhone 8. if you have an iPhone 7, then the 8 is not even a worthy upgrade. If you have a 6, I would rather buy the 7 and get the reduced price, because the iPhone 8 isn't offering anything and its price went up. Apple is losing its Mojo

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