8/8+ Owners What Happens Next Year?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cashmonee, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Cashmonee macrumors 65816

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    There’s been a lot of negativity surrounding the X, and it got me curious. All of you that prefer the 6/7/8 and the plus versions, what will you do next year (or the year after if it takes that long) when Apple moves on? I suspect the 8/8+ are the last flagship level phone that has bezels, home button, and TouchID.

    I don’t mean to incite anything. I am honestly curious. I suspect most are expecting a X Plus, which I am too, and would go that route.
     
  2. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure they'll be at least one more LCD version of the iPhone to go along with the OLED versions. Maybe they'll save the 9 designation for next years replacement for the 8 series.
     
  3. Ironman1964 macrumors regular

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    I will be getting whatever the flagship phone is. If the X had come out when the 8+ had I would have gotten the X. For me I just didn’t want to get out of sync with the September upgrade cycle on my at&t next plan. Probably sounds dumb to some, but I just didn’t want to be almost 2 months behind if apple gets back to September release next year.
     
  4. Cashmonee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would be very surprised if they made a 5th version of the same design with flagship specs. I could see a low cost version hanging on. I also doubt they would do a redesign of a TouchID, LCD phone.
     
  5. Another Day macrumors regular

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    8/8+ are not flagship devices, just sayin.
     
  6. Cashmonee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That’s harsh and inaccurate. The 8/8+ share almost all of their insides with the X.

    On a side note, as I said, I’m not interested in inciting anything here. Just curious.
     
  7. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    The 8 is sorta the lone wolf

    Since 8+ and X both feature 3gb and dual cameras

    I would argue the flagship is 8+ and X depending on preferences and budget
     
  8. fartnugget213 macrumors member

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    I'm gonna use my 7+ until it breaks.

    I can't imagine a scenario where they just 'move on' and leave behind users of all price tiers.

    If they happen to do so and only offer phones over the $1,000 mark, so be it. I'll buy one when my 7+ no longer works but for now I am really happy with it!
     
  9. Cashmonee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I agree with you. I guess I am making the assumption that next years X will go down in price and the X Plus will slide in to the current X price slot. Total speculation.
     
  10. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    That would be something

    And an 899 price?

    That would drawn in such a crowd!

    $100 can make a world of difference
     
  11. SnyG macrumors regular

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    I really hope so because I’ll probably be all over an X Plus, but I imagine Apple will keep the new X the same price and make the Plus even more expensive. Because, y’know, it’s Apple.
     
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    :mad:
     
  13. Sean76 macrumors 6502a

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    I think Apple will release a few brand new phones next year...

    I think a some what redesigned version of the 8ish style phone will see some light, maybe with or without a number attached to it?

    Either way the X is really the 10, so they may just roll back to Xs and Xs Plus as they’ve done in the past.

    I think 2018 is a big year for Apple as they will look to really solidify Face ID, by then it will be perfected. The Bigger X version will probably be the ultimate flagship with some serious camera features and pretty much all that small tablet goodiness packed into a frame smaller than the current plus phone with a bigger screen and no bezels. The Xs will become 2nd in line as far as flagship phones go and have some upgraded spec bumps. And most likely a new gold style variant of the phone will be released for those Xs and Xs Plus models as well if history serves any purpose.

    Pure speculation, but I could definitely see some sort of direction like this.
     
  14. pojo1806 macrumors 68020

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    X2 £699
    X2 Plus £799

    Only this will make me upgrade next year.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I agree that there will be at least one more LCD model next year. I don't think the iPhone will only be offered in OLED models next year. I do think that the 4.7 LCD model will not be updated and it will be one size offered in an LCD iPhone. But I think the OLED iPhone Will have a 5.8 and 6.4 variant. But the naming scheme for this next LCD iPhone is questionable.
     
  16. Revels macrumors member

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    You won't be upgrading then.
     
  17. pojo1806 macrumors 68020

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    Then I will be keeping my 8 Plus or buying something different.
     
  18. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    9/9+ is an option ;)
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I don't know that will Apple use the iPhone 9 Moniker or not if they offer another LCD model. Its possible, but they have proven otherwise in the past how they do things.
     
  20. ABC5S Suspended

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    My final judgment will be what Apple brings out next year. I will look at the pixel 3 when it comes out next year and the Samsung galaxy S9 as well.
     
  21. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    Or even 8s /8+s - we all know Apple like milking that good old cash cow to its max so we could see a few more years of the “legacy” design while they improve on the X lineup. We could also see them add a sub-line using a previous design like they did with the SE or C.
     

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