Foldable iPhone - Who Will Pay $600 More for This???

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    Well thats one way to charge for a meme, was it the iphone 6 that got all that press?

    I still prefer LG's, not that I have one or plan to get one. Still prefer just having my phone + 8.4" tablet for my uses.

    Really the only use I could think of for that in my own activities is having google maps up and a podcast playing for when I am on the road. Otherwise though (again for my uses) I dont have real practical justification for it over the above scenario I found myself doing...
     
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    I do have a use case scenario for a folding device. That being said, when folded, every one is so thick and wonky. I am in the same boat, I would rather a phone and tablet vs a foldable. (for now). If they make them that they are insanely thin for when they are being used folded. The other issue I have with them is the form factor when folded, they are too narrow compared to my current phone.
     
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    Seeing as how much I use my iPad on a daily basis I would buy one in a heart beat. I watch movies and tv shows on mine daily. Being able to have one less device to carry around would be great. ;)
     
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    my favorite foldable is the MS duo. nice and thin, form factor when closed is nice and not skinny like a snickers bar.
     
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    I think unnecessary gimmickry such as a folding phone takes away what is truly important - the ability replace one's own battery. It would be an interesting exercise to plot number of discharge cycles as a function of time. These devices are being touted as mobile gaming platforms where the user could be disconnected from an AC power source or DC battery for some time (e.g., playing on an airplane; all day air travel; etc). Mobile gaming will quickly consume discharge cycles, and before long you will end up with a device which can no longer hold a charge. Replacing batteries on such devices has become comparable to changing the thermal paste on inverted laptop motherboards.
     
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    Which is why I still have my LG v20, I guess its still the latest phone with that particular attribute though I dont check often since the v20 still satisfies my needs
     
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    If it wasn't for a couple of apps, I would still be using my lumias. I love the OS, and the consistency of Windows mobile.
     
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    I started in the windows phone/mobile in the days of windows phone 4 on an HTC 640 (blackberry'esque device) then on to a lumia 900 on windows 7. I then went to a samsung ativ s which I liked alot, but the camera SUCKED. We then got our 1020s. Those days were mobile phone nirvana. The best camera still to this day, the windows 10 mobile on it (beta), and just the overall device, was PERFECT. I hate my iphone, The lumia 1020 was the perfect phone.
     
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