Anyone else think the iPhone 8 is going to be a disappointment?

How likely do you think the iPhone 8 will be a disappointment?


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iBrooker

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Getting this feeling and just can't shift it.

Seems like Apple just hasn't been impressing me recently (e.g., with the latest MBPs).

Feels like Apple just holds on to cutting-edge tech so they can sell incremental updates.

Feels like Apple is just interested in making - as much - money as possible above all else.

Anyway, what do YOU think? Please vote in the poll!
 
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nfl46

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It won't be a disappointment if you don't buy too much into the hype. For people always looking at the leaks and overanalyzing them, they are going to be the most disappointed. At the end of the day, it's just a smartphone - they ultimately all do the same thing, just in a different package.
 

iBrooker

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I'm not buying into any 'hype'.

It's the tenth anniversary of the iPhone - I expect them (with all their billions in the bank - enough for some insane research and development) to release an innovative product, not an incremental update with a few updated bits here and there (that other products have had a while).

Something new - something exciting - something that pushes the bar.
 

nfl46

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I'm not buying into any 'hype'.

It's the tenth anniversary of the iPhone - I expect them (with all their billions in the bank - enough for some insane research and development) to release an innovative product, not an incremental update with a few updated bits here and there (that other products have had a while).

Something new - something exciting - something that pushes the bar.
You should know better. This is Apple. They're always late to the game. If you want innovative, that's what Samsung is for. They're more willing to take risks. Apple typically plays it safe. Tim cares too much about the $. Hell, they would still be selling 16GB if they weren't getting pressured into bigger sizes.
 

flyinmac

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I think the iPhone 8 will be the phone to buy if you are getting a new phone anyway.

But, I don't expect it to be anything that compels me to upgrade from my iPhone 5.

iOS is iOS. That's the problem. If you have a phone running iOS already, then you can already do pretty much everything that a new iPhone can do.

For me, the only thing I'm lacking the ability to do, are things I would never do if I could do them.

So, to get users like me, who are content with their current iPhone to upgrade, Apple has to do something that makes me want it or need it.

Everything they've done since the iPhone 5 has been uninspiring too me. I don't like the new thin fragile designs. I don't have any use for ApplePay. I don't care for watches that monitor my body (I'm able to tell what I need to know without an electronic device). They haven't found that feature yet that makes me desire a new phone.

Probably the only feature in the current rumor mill for eventual inclusion that interests me, is wireless charging and full wireless syncing / updating (as in exactly the same as using a cable) and backup through iTunes on my computer. And by that, I mean that actually reliably works every single time. As functional as a data cable.

Or, even just getting rid of the delicate lightning cable and replacing it with something durable. I'm tired of buying new cables all the time. I've never had any other cables jackets wear out so easily.
 

iBrooker

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You should know better. This is Apple. They're always late to the game. If you want innovative, that's what Samsung is for. They're more willing to take risks. Apple typically plays it safe. Tim cares too much about the $. Hell, they would still be selling 16GB if they weren't getting pressured into bigger sizes.

I don't think it's about being safe tbh - it's about keeping tech back and until it's the most profitable - and to support their incremental updates.

I think the iPhone 8 will be the phone to buy if you are getting a new phone anyway.

But, I don't expect it to be anything that compels me to upgrade from my iPhone 5.

iOS is iOS. That's the problem. If you have a phone running iOS already, then you can already do pretty much everything that a new iPhone can do.

For me, the only thing I'm lacking the ability to do, are things I would never do if I could do them.

So, to get users like me, who are content with their current iPhone to upgrade, Apple has to do something that makes me want it or need it.

Everything they've done since the iPhone 5 has been uninspiring too me. I don't like the new thin fragile designs. I don't have any use for ApplePay. I don't care for watches that monitor my body (I'm able to tell what I need to know without an electronic device). They haven't found that feature yet that makes me desire a new phone.

Probably the only feature in the current rumor mill for eventual inclusion that interests me, is wireless charging and full wireless syncing / updating (as in exactly the same as using a cable) and backup through iTunes on my computer. And by that, I mean that actually reliably works every single time. As functional as a data cable.

Or, even just getting rid of the delicate lightning cable and replacing it with something durable. I'm tired of buying new cables all the time. I've never had any other cables jackets wear out so easily.

Some great points there!

One thing you have probably noticed though, is that your iPhone probably gets slower and slower every time you update the OS. I suspect this is a trick they use to get people to update their phones...
 

bufffilm

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I will just say only this: if the FPS is on the back of the phone, that is a major fail.

But too early to tell if it will be a disappointment. C'mon already...let's not be crazy.
 

Aditya_S

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It will depend on who sees it. The average consumer will most likely be very impressed cause most Apple users rarely look up rumors and don't know much about other phones. However, people that pay attention to the rumors will probably be unimpressed or underwhelmed because we know how phones like the Galaxy S8 have better bezeless OLED screens and better cameras. And we also know all the rumors about the iPhone 8 so if they either don't happen or something like the back fingerprint sensor is true, we will be disappointed.
 
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flyinmac

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I don't think it's about being safe tbh - it's about keeping tech back and until it's the most profitable - and to support their incremental updates.



Some great points there!

One thing you have probably noticed though, is that your iPhone probably gets slower and slower every time you update the OS. I suspect this is a trick they use to get people to update their phones...

Actually, I have had this phone since iOS 6.x and have updated it through most revisions up to its current 10.3.1. And I personally haven't suffered any decreased performance.

And battery life is still great. New battery installed last year due to swelling.

But I tend to be up 24 hours to 36 hours straight at a time. And I only charge my phone when I sleep. And it's never dead. So I'm pleased.

The lowest it's gotten has been 40%.

I use it all day long for internet, email, texting, phone calls, etc. and waste a lot of time with it too. Lol.

It's a pretty solid phone.
 

blackberrycubed

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Actually, I have had this phone since iOS 6.x and have updated it through most revisions up to its current 10.3.1. And I personally haven't suffered any decreased performance.

And battery life is still great. New battery installed last year due to swelling.

But I tend to be up 24 hours to 36 hours straight at a time. And I only charge my phone when I sleep. And it's never dead. So I'm pleased.

The lowest it's gotten has been 40%.

I use it all day long for internet, email, texting, phone calls, etc. and waste a lot of time with it too. Lol.

It's a pretty solid phone.
you are up 24 to 36 hours ??? are you a cyborg ????
 

Gathomblipoob

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I look forward to Apple stock dropping precipitously due to forum-watching iPhone nerds' disappointment. :D
 

Relentless Power

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It will depend on who sees it. The average consumer will most likely be very impressed cause most Apple users rarely look up rumors and don't know much about other phones. However, people that pay attention to the rumors will probably be unimpressed or underwhelmed because we know how phones like the Galaxy S8 have better bezeless OLED screens and better cameras. And we also know all the rumors about the iPhone 8 so if they either don't happen or something like the back fingerprint sensor is true, we will be disappointed.

I would agree with you to an extent. I think it all depends on how one views the iPhone. The user sets the expectation of what they want from the iPhone. Some, like myself, want a complete redesign. Others are content with more incremental features and are not as invested in the design/features of the iPhone as others are. The way I see it, There is no side to how someone views the iPhone and everyone will desire different wants from the iPhone.
 

Txguy82

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The 8 model with the vertical dual camera is one ugly design!! They can not be serious with that damn camera hump!

I'll be trying out the One+ 5 coming up and dumping the iPhone. Might regret it but Apple has nothing exciting going on.
 
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MrX8503

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I don't think it'll be a disappointment.

You know, it's funny how people think it's only innovation if it's got some radical new design/feature.

The reason why the iPhone sells so well and continues to do so is because it's the best well rounded phone. People want reliable, fast, long lasting phones.

When you buy a phone based on a spec sheet, the honeymoon phase will be over real fast.

There's more to a phone than a spec sheet just as there's more to a girl than a pretty face.
 

LaloG

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I can see the iPhone 8 when I look down at my iPhone 7 plus. I just pretend the finger print sensor is gone :)
Revolutionary!
 

maxjohnson2

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I don't think it's going to be disappointing. Just that I won't buy it due to the price and the iPhone 7 is still very powerful device for now. I don't care for under screen Touch ID when the haptic one on the 7 is very fast. Big screen isn't a priority right now, generally if I want a big screen device I get an Android phone. If they have a slim bezel SE then I will consider.
 
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Relentless Power

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I don't think it's going to be disappointing. If they have a slim bezel SE then I will consider.

I owned the iPhone SE previously, and if they can offer the SE2 with more of an edge to edge display, slightly slimmed out, that would be a huge offering. I strongly think the iPhone SE will return in 2018 and there is still a strong demographic for this iPhone size. Here is a link to the article with the recent rumors indicated with the iPhone SE 2 and alleged leaked photo's.

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/10/iphone-se-iphone-7s-ion-x-glass-rumor/amp/
 
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