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Agree 1000%The X offers nothing new - same apps. Same iOS.
It’s like saying you need a new computer every time Microsoft updates windows.
I love my 6. It’s been so reliable that I’m baffled I don’t need a new phone yet like millions of other doofuses.
Unfortunately smart phones have become somewhat of a status symbol to some folks not unlike expensive sneakers to some people.
My upgrade rule is simple... Whatever the new device costs, it has to pay for itself within a year or less with returns on added productivity or cost avoidance.
A simple example - The kids got phones once the added benefit of real time communications resulted in cost savings. Living in a rural community with both parents working, we can avoid 50 miles or more driving and a couple of hours of wasted time per week with crisp communications.
These days even simple, $200 phones are fast enough and good enough for things that really matter. The really high end end phones have good cameras but they're really tinker toys compared to a proper digital camera.... The iPhone X may be more convenient for snapshots but it doesn't come close to my ~4 year old Olympus Stylus 1.
I'm not knocking the people who buy an iPhone X, Pixel 2, Note 8... I'm not a judge of how much value these devices to bring to those people. If they want one just for the sake of enjoying it, fine. I do raise my eyebrows at folks who have them that I can assume the $$$ are better spent elsewhere.