Official Apple Thread - 2018

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  1. LeafsNation75

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    They should all take a page from OnePlus book. That's one company who got pricing right. The rest (Samsung , Apple , Google etc) need to back off a bit with rasing prices on their new models every year.

    Yes OnePlus has increased it's price a bit but it's still pretty decent compared to the rest for the phone you get. You basically get top specs for almost mid range price.
     
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    Love to see a comparison of $200 - $400 speakers in terms of performance. The voice nonsense does nothing for me, have no interest in this speaker.
     
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    This is the one I have my eye on. Reviews say it sounds great, and I love the looks of it. The midcentury modern design is a good fit for the decor of my house.

    The Three | Klipsch Stream Bookshelf Stereo | Klipsch

    Here’s a few others I’ve been looking at:

    https://www.bose.com/en_us/products...le.html#v=soundtouch_30_ii_pkg_st_30_ii_black

    PLAY:5 — Biggest and Boldest Home Speaker | Sonos

    Woburn Multi-Room

    I think the HomePod is targeted at people in the market for these types of speakers. The fact that you can get a Google mini or an Echo Dot for $50 is irrelevant.
     
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    The Klipsch is a thing of beauty.

    The homepod looks like a more refined version of the Sony LF-S50G.
     
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    Not sure which color I want in the HomePod.. leaning towards the Space Gray.
     
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    I don't get why you would risk going through all that just to make the back of your phone look like a X when it's not. It seems crazy to me.
     
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    My 6 came to an end yesterday after butterfingers over here dropped it during a conference call. I decided to go all the way and I got the X. While it's ridiculously expensive, it truly is an amazing phone.
     
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    Agreed... the X has been so impressive I'm whatever on the price... price is unfortunately never got to be on the consumers side IMO.
     
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    It's funny, after all the talk of Apple always copying Samsung and Android, there are now reports that Google's next phones will have the notch and Samsung will incorporate animojis.
     
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    All companies take ideas from each other. I hardly think animoji's and a notch in a "bezel-less screen" is something to get riled up about.
     
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    Oh, I don't think anyone's "riled up". I just think it's funny and hypocritical to say that all Apple does now is copy them when I see these reports popping up. And yes, I do agree that they copy each other.
     
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    huh. I personally hope Samsung stays away from the notch. Animojis are ok I guess, don't know if I would use them much, Gifs are way to much fun.
     
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    Exactly my view as well. Nothing to brag about to anyone, but it does everything it can do, so incredibly well. Would I recommend it? Only if you have the extra cash.

    I didn’t get the extra AppleCare on it, but I am using a bigger, bulkier case than I did on the 6 Plus, just for peace of mind.
     
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    So... if what I'm reading about HomePod is correct --

    I would NOT be able to stream Sirius XM NHL Radio through the HomePod?

    If true, thats a major bummer and would really make me think twice about the purchase.
     
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    Shouldn't you be able to do that via AirPlay???
     
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    Right now I’m confused — lol because I’ve heard the only music streaming you can do is Apple Music. Which I have but I listen to Sirius XM 90% of the time.
     

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