Apple vs OnePlus: which event would you have watched?

Apple vs OnePlus: which event would you have watched?
So, you may have noticed that there's a low-key drama happening in the smartphone world right now. Up-and-comer OnePlus had already set up an event where it would announce its latest smartphone — the OnePlus 6T — and that date was the 30th of October. Then, just 4 days ago, Apple came out with its own invitations for an October 30th event, effectively setting up to stomp all over OnePlus' news.

Mind you, we have no idea what Apple is about to unveil. An educated guess says we might see new iPads, rumors claim a new Apple Pencil is in the works, and a new MacBook has been about a lot lately. But nothing is confirmed or particularly hinted at by Apple itself.

So, in order to avoid this clash, OnePlus was forced to pull its event a day forward, which will probably cause some scheduling and logistics issues for those that have booked a trip to be at the presentation. But oh well.

Was OnePlus' move the right one to make? If both of these events were, indeed, happening at the same time, which one would you have tuned in to?

Which event would you have watched?

OnePlus!
65.05%
I was so torn! Thank God OnePlus switched dates!
7.06%
Apple!
27.89%

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43 Comments

1. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1471; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Why bother watching Apple events, its just more of the same.

5. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

What would be different on the 6t that not on any other android device....

25. Vokilam

Posts: 1368; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I kinda agree. I haven’t watched a full even in years. It’s buncha words filling in a few new ideas - the whole even for the past fire years could have been summarized to about 20 minutes. The way Tim announces things is gringy. I only watch things like “everything you need to know about Apple 2018 keynote in 15 minutes”. The rest is buncha jobbbarish. I’ve watched Samsung and other android keynotes and they’re literally trying to mimick apples keynote so much it’s disgusting. So, what I’m trying to say is, I don’t watch em. Buncha sales seminars is all they are. Jokes aren’t even funny either.

37. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

One plus changed there date cause knows that no one cares only few Android one plus fan.

2. blac.inc

Posts: 59; Member since: May 16, 2018

I prefer iOS, but I find their events rather boring.

43. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Whatcha talkin about? I find their events rather amusing, like when the face unlock failing when their top executive demoed it, among many others.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2274; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Look at all the resentment due to Apple's success...

8. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lol, exactly, everyone knows the apple event would be the most watched and #1 trending topic, it’s just delusional android trolls trying, it’s really sad

10. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Apple events aren't as interesting as they used to be. The One Plus event might not be trending up to your standard, but more of the same thing from Apple gets really old. Especially after 6 years.

17. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2274; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Well that is your opinion. Sales = interest(ed). Apple seems to have millions of viewers on announcement day + millions buyers on launch day. Your expectations on Apple's innovation is way too high. Apple releases a great product that works for millions of people.

12. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Phone Arena fix your site. The double posting has been happening for months now.

15. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Can you tell me what would make the OnePlus event more interesting than an iPad and macs event?

22. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Apple really isn't introducing anything groundbreaking.

26. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

New major redesign since last year, people have been waiting for this, first iPad with Face ID, A12X, maybe 6Gb ram (well that’s just me hoping that), new Apple Pencil, maybe the same dual camera that the iPhone’s, new MacBook; again, what could OnePlus offer that is more interesting than this?

35. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Like I said before, nothing groundbreaking. The iPad Pro unveiling is more interesting than this is.

38. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

And what one plus 6T intorudcing new?! Nothing since mate 20 Pro already announced with more features than one plus 6T and better Soc than one plus 6T nothing special.

24. Vokilam

Posts: 1368; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Does not happen when using safari on iOS. Explain that...

23. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1471; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I haven't watched an Apple event in 4 years now, because you know just about everything they will present 4 months are the previous model came out.

27. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Except this time we really haven’t seen anything about this iPad rather than just 3D renders, and we have seen it all about the OnePlus 6T

31. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1471; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

That's probably due to the fact that not much is changing about them, thinner bezels for the most part and updated internal components. Not much to tell.

32. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Isn’t that the same with the OnePlus? Or we are going to pretend they are reinventing smartphones industry next October 29th?

33. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1471; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

OnePlus is still the more interesting brand compared to Apple. Apple is just plain boring.

34. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

For you, there are millions of people who find Apple more interesting, I can’t find anything interesting on the OnePlus 6T, it’s just another iteration of the regular version with incremental upgrades, nothing to be hyped about

36. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

"Incremental upgrades" I'm honestly done with your bias. It's becoming too hilarious!

41. whatev

Posts: 2411; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Isn’t that what the OnePlus 6T is bringing or I’m missing something like some sort of alien technology to be unveiled that day? If you say apple event will be boring, then the OnePlus event will be just as boring

4. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

If you are a true fan of tech and not a sheep on either side of the fence, then watch both. Were they at the same times? If so, watch one then watch the replay of the other. If not, then there's no issue.

7. libra89

Posts: 2313; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah I would watch both. I like to know what's going on. I would have went for OnePlus considering that I'm less interested in computers and iPads.

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I am a fan of tech but I watch neither of them. I will read about it later on and not watch boring events that last too long and are filled with meaningless marketing jargon

20. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

True. I guess neither could have been an option as well.

6. Fred3

Posts: 582; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I have a feeling the IPhone event is going to be the exact same as the last IPhone event

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