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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 12th Sep 17, 9:00 PM
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    MSE News: Apple launches iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X
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    • 12th Sep 17, 9:00 PM
    MSE News: Apple launches iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X 12th Sep 17 at 9:00 PM
    Tech giant Apple has unveiled its new flagship smartphone the iPhone X, alongside two new lower-end models, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The price of its existing models has also been cut - here's the key info...
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    'Apple launches iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X'

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    Last edited by MSE Luke; 15-09-2017 at 12:48 PM.
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    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 12th Sep 17, 9:33 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 9:33 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 9:33 PM
    I pass lol
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 12th Sep 17, 10:24 PM
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    • #3
    • 12th Sep 17, 10:24 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:24 PM
    What fool drops a grand on a phone????
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 12th Sep 17, 10:40 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:40 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:40 PM
    Passing too. I'd prefer one of the older models but I don't think I can justify that much on a 2 year old phone (don't want one without a headphone jack.)
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    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 12th Sep 17, 11:15 PM
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    I luv cats
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    • 12th Sep 17, 11:15 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 11:15 PM
    Scary that one might have a butter fingers moment

    or

    Some street Urchin takes a shine to it and soon relieves you of your new phone
    • bestyman
    • By bestyman 13th Sep 17, 12:13 AM
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    • #6
    • 13th Sep 17, 12:13 AM
    Buy in Hong Kong?
    • #6
    • 13th Sep 17, 12:13 AM
    We go on holiday to HK in November.
    iPhone X is £830 there.
    Any advice on VAT, warranty etc please?
    On the internet you can be anything you want.It`s strange so many people choose to be rude and stupid.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 13th Sep 17, 8:05 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:05 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:05 AM
    Wow. WHAT a saving....! You'll be able to afford the large customs bill too.
    • lee111s
    • By lee111s 13th Sep 17, 8:20 AM
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    • #8
    • 13th Sep 17, 8:20 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:20 AM
    What fool drops a grand on a phone????
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    Hola
    • boatman
    • By boatman 13th Sep 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:00 AM
    I'm sure there will be someone who says its down to personal choice if you buy a phone for £1000+, its not for us to judge, its not for us to question them, its down to circumstance etc etc.

    Sorry but if you are spending £1000+ on a phone, you need your head examining!!!
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 13th Sep 17, 10:26 AM
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    And another free advertisement from MSE directed at the fruit company sheep!
    £900 for the logo and £100 for a mobile phone.
    Did you hear about the politician who had a backside transplant? It rejected him.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 13th Sep 17, 10:36 AM
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    We go on holiday to HK in November.
    iPhone X is £830 there.
    Any advice on VAT, warranty etc please?
    Originally posted by bestyman
    Add on VAT

    Warranty you would need to check with Apple but possible return to HK .
    Certainly no UK consumer laws apply .
    Beware fakes as well .
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 13th Sep 17, 12:11 PM
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    No need for a warranty; it'll look good.
    • southantrim3
    • By southantrim3 13th Sep 17, 7:29 PM
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    Absolutely not a chance - I'm gonna stick with my iPhone SE, its a better size and it has a headphone jack .
    Actually, I might upgrade it from the 64Gb to the 128Gb version.
    Steve Jobs would have been very unimpressed with last night I feel - I watched the original iphone launch by Steve Jobs on youtube a few nights ago and it was a way superior performance, no where near as scripted and he had a passion for what he was doing. Plus he was actually unveiling a way new type of product so unlike the ones yesterday!

    Rant over .
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    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 13th Sep 17, 11:58 PM
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    For £1000, I would expect airplane mode to wisk my away to the Maldives!!
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 14th Sep 17, 8:16 AM
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    Great news! I'm planning on returning to Apple after a year away with an Android device (horrible) and shall buy a 6 second hand. They are currently £200 so should come down in price as the market is flooded as the early adopters (you know who you are) queue up to replace. Cheers guys!
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • tonycottee
    • By tonycottee 14th Sep 17, 10:47 AM
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    I get fed up with the fact that every year you get the same old comments from people that love to use the word "sheeple", thinking they are clever and witty, and people asking "who would spend that much on a phone?"
    Why would anyone spend more than £2k on a car? Why does anybody spend more than 90p on a bottle of ketchup. It gets said every year and it never adds anything new.

    With all that said, I won't be upgrading. I buy a new Apple phone every 2 years and this will be the first time ever I won't be. As people have said, there is nothing particularly innovative. When I watched the live stream, nothing stood out. I would pay £1k for a phone if I felt it was worth it, but I don't think the x is anywhere near that.
    • boatman
    • By boatman 14th Sep 17, 11:02 AM
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    £1049 for a talking tur d emoji, sums it up really.
    Last edited by boatman; 14-09-2017 at 12:02 PM. Reason: ll
    • tonycottee
    • By tonycottee 14th Sep 17, 12:54 PM
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    I'm sure there will be someone who says its down to personal choice if you buy a phone for £1000+, its not for us to judge, its not for us to question them, its down to circumstance etc etc.

    Sorry but if you are spending £1000+ on a phone, you need your head examining!!!
    Originally posted by boatman
    The smaller iPhone X is £999. So that gets your seal of approval then?
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 14th Sep 17, 6:26 PM
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    The X should be the price of the 8 then it would sell like hot cakes.
    To me Samsung S8 is as good as the iPhone X but more reasonable priced.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 14th Sep 17, 6:53 PM
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    I bet the phone doesnt cost more than £200-£300 to make in total, thats why its such a monumental waste of money.
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
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