Anyone holding out on 7 to buy iphone 8?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by resting, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. resting macrumors member

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    Heard that 7 is a experiential version of 8, and that 8 will be a great over haul?
    And are they going to release 8 this year?
    My 5s is acting up, but I don't want to upgrade now.
     
  2. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    I still have a 6 plus that works fine most of the time but it's certainly showing it's age. My wife has a 6 that's starting to act up but we're both holding out for the next release. Fun fact I use my wife's old 5s to tether because it's jailbroken on 8.4 and it runs better most of the time than my 6 plus on 10.1.1.
     
  3. slingshott macrumors member

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    I'm not sure about that rumor but I do know that there is nothing in the 7 that wants me want to rush out and buy it. My dilemma was that after having the 6 for two years I didn't want to wait until September for the 8 only to realise they're releasing a 7S. If you're happy, wait.
     
  4. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    No iPhone 8 till September 2018. This is a "S" year:mad: which means same overall design with some internal upgrades and fancy new colors :D
     
  5. Turnpike macrumors 6502

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    Every version is a trial run for new features in the next version.... there is always going to be a finite number of new features and new technology available for each new release, and even if there WOULD be a surge in new technology, it would still be a standard business strategy to space them out somewhat evenly over the releases. Looking for a "huge overhaul" is only useful for websites looking to write articles that get clicks. Not going to happen, no matter (almost) what is discovered.
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    No one really knows for sure. There was no major redesign for the 7, which means that they have been using the same form for 3 years already. Will they go for 4 even though people are already complaining that the design is dated and the 2016 iPhones are nearly indistinguishable from the 2014 ones, and sales are starting to slide? We'll only know for sure in September.
     
  7. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    To me it doesn't feel dated i love this design and can live with it until September 2018,I hope they go with this same design this September
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Fair enough, but I wonder how many people feel that way. Most of the millions of people buying iPhones, or any smartphone for that matter, aren't obsessed with specs and benchmarks, they want something that looks new and exciting. The "s" models typically have more significant internal upgrades, but it's still the redesigned models that get the most buzz. From a marketing and sales perspective, I think it would be a mistake for Apple to use 2014's iPhone 6 design for the 4th year in a row when people are already starting to criticize them for lack of innovation and boring products.
     
  9. its Dale macrumors 6502

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    If I had the 6S i would have waited, but I had a 16GB 6. I needed something better. If I could do it over, i would have bought a used 6S instead
     
  10. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    With all the leasing plans, and jump plans available these days from Apple and the carriers, there's really no need to hold out on a release. You can easily get the 7 and then a year later trade in for the 8 or if you are savvy enough even sell the phone, pay off the lease and make some money on the deal.
     
  11. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm holding out until this years release. Normally I upgrade every other year but last year the 7 wasn't enough to make me jump, the removal of the 3.5 jack didn't help either.

    Will wait out to see what this year brings, but my 6+ is definitely showing it's age lately with every new iOS update.
     
  12. bufffilm, Jan 25, 2017
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    There are always holdouts hoping the next version is THE one (in this case, that the ip8 is the one to get), but that's really a fool's errand.

    Why?...because Apple incrementally updates the phone each year. The days of widespread improvements from one year to next is over.

    Look at the current rumors...likely only one phone (either the 5.5 or a rumored 5.8) will have redesign and oled. The standard 4.7 and 5.5 will continue with LCD.

    Buy based on what Apple releases this year, not what you hope to have next year.
     
  13. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    From what I read, I seen where there most likely going to release a 7s and 7s plus and and iphone x. The x will basically be the 8. I think they said it will be 5.8 inch display all glass. But it will be out September of 2017.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I could not wait and got the 7+ and will buy the 8 this fall:)
     
  15. Medusa3 macrumors member

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    Normally, I would agree with you. However, we're in year 3 of the design and 2017 is the iPhone's 10th anniversary. I think we'll see something showy, maybe a little gimmicky but still Apple to the core. (Pardon the pun)
     
  16. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    My 6s Plus is still happy to use in iOS 10. It is still a bit early to say it is showing age, although I must say iOS 10.2.1 sucks Ng device quite a bit, especially battery life.

    I will keep a close eye on iPhone 8 and see if I want to buy it, and sacrifice built in headphone jack.
     
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty much the same. When I got my 6 a couple of years ago I assumed that I would upgrade to the 7. But when the 7 came, it just didn't feel like it offered enough, and I'm still not thrilled about losing one of the most used features on my phone, the headphone jack. Also, as far as I can tell my 6 is performing just as well as the day I first opened it. Even the battery life is still quite satisfactory. I just couldn't justify an "upgrade" to a 7 when pretty much the only improvement it offers that strongly appeal to me are a better camera and nicer colours.
     
  18. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 6s. More than happy with that. I'm holding out for a new 4" handset and am hoping they release it with the 8 so all size options are covered.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    You can hope all you want. But reality is the iPhone is due for a physical change outwardly. The current design is fatigued and in need of a refreshed hardware design. If you keep your sights set on the current design, I think your going to find out 2017 is the year for a big change.
     
  20. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    If I had a 6S I would definitely have waited for the 7s or 8. But Im a recent convert from Android to iPhone 7 so it doesn't really bother me.
     
  21. Armen macrumors 604

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    I bought the 7 and am holding out for the 8S, which would be the more polished version of the 8.
     
  22. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    You better take care of your iPhone 7 until September 2019.it's a long way to go
     
  23. eyedoc2020 macrumors regular

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    Add me to the list of one's holding put. I have the 6s plus and it is working fine. The cost of phones these days does not justify upgrading every year at this point for me. I prefer to keep money in my pocket and not full Apple's to much.
     
  24. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    The "S" cycle was broken in 2016 when Apple did not change hardware. That broke the entire cycle up.

    So no one knows what 2017 brings.
     
  25. sarahgad macrumors member

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    Heard there would be no Iphone 8 well in sequence it would be but naming it Iphon X as it is gonna be Iphone's 10th Anniversary.
     

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