Anyone upgrading from 7/7+ to 8/8+?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ApplePersonFreak, Sep 20, 2017.

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Are you upgrading to the 8 from the 7?

  1. Yes, of course!

    66.2%
  2. No way, not worth it!

    33.8%
  1. ApplePersonFreak macrumors 6502a

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    I’m on the fence about it and I currently have the 7. All glass and wireless charging is appealing to me, however is the cost justifiable?
     
  2. Cobold macrumors regular

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    Yes, upgrading from regular 7 to 8 Plus.
    And yes, for me the cost is justifiable but that's just my personal opinion ;)
     
  3. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    If my iPhone 8 Plus gets here on Friday, I will ;)
     
  4. gSOLO macrumors member

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    I'm part of the iPhone Upgrade Program, and the price to go from 7+ to 8+ @256 is the same. No reason not to upgrade, since I'm not interested in the first iteration of the X.
     
  5. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Ditto
     
  6. ApplePersonFreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see almost everyone here is getting the 8+ though.. I’m thinking that’s the better jump from the regular 7 vs 7 to 8? I’ve wanted to make the plunge to the Plus series but me being a female, the 4.7” is perfect for me.
     
  7. gSOLO macrumors member

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    For what it's worth (not much I don't think), I'm a female.
     
  8. ApplePersonFreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you like the Plus models? Is it too big and cumbersome at times?
     
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  10. gSOLO macrumors member

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    With Reachability, it's not hard to get to everything on the phone. The phone sticks out of my jeans pocket a little bit, but otherwise the size is fine.
     
  11. Mr. Y macrumors regular

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    I'm torn. On the one hand I am approaching 12 mos. on AT&T Next and am eligible to turn in my 7+ in exchange for the 8+. On the other hand, I'm going to pay slightly more per month and for what--wireless charging (requiring me to buy a new charging pad) a glass back and some increase in speed/performance? If I don't upgrade, I save all that money (though not a lot) and by the end of 24 mos. I have a "backup" phone that I own.
     
  12. geemiller05 macrumors 6502

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    The 8+ is every bit an upgrade to the 7+ as the 7+ was to the 6s+. Improved screen. Improved camera/features. Wireless charging. Fast charging. Glass back (easier to hold). A11 chip. However, these features don’t negate the efficiency and usability of the 7+. In order to justify an 8 you have to want one or more of the features mentioned above. For me, I’m going from 7+ to 8+ because I handed my phone to a family member. Incentive to get one, but I also am pretty excited about fast/wireless charging. Also I can’t stand the notch or the kidney price of the X. So I’m further future-proofed in case I’m equally unimpressed by the X design over the next several years. (XL/X+ Would change my mind if it comes and is better priced)
     
  13. ABC5S Suspended

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    What can I do on the iPhone 8 that I cannot do on my iPhone 7 that truly matters ?

    1. Wireless charging
    2. Faster GPU/CPU
    3. True Tone (not too important)


    Phone calls- Same
    Texting Same
    Music Same
    Camera About the Same
    GPS Same
    YouTube Same
    E-Mail Same
    Internet Same
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    glass back and it seems easier to hold and from the sounds camera is better.
     
  15. triangletechie macrumors regular

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    I believe the speakers are also supposed to be 25% louder vs the 7 series.

    I may get a silver 8+. I normally get a phone with black front, but may change it up this time. I don't anticipate finding an X for several months so I'd be fine with the 8+.

    Could this also be the last iphone with a white front?
     
  16. High Desert macrumors regular

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    On the fence here, too. Currently have the 7 with 128 gb of storage. I am on the upgrade plan with Verizon and am eligible for same. I cannot see the point of the X phone for several reasons: 1) overpriced for entry level 64 gb phone and $1149 for 256 gb is too much I think. 2) Don't really care for notch factor and how landscape mode works using Safari - seems like a lot of wasted screen, 3) don't care for face id as only way to unlock phone and 4) I never buy the first release of a new concept but wait for at least one cycle for improvements to take place or problems to be fixed. If I was to make the upgrade, I'd probably do the 8+, for the HD and better camera setup. I am satisfied with what I have now, so really, am just sitting here watching reviews and trying to decide if I should go ahead and upgrade or, like some others, wait the cycle and end up with a paid off phone and see what the next generation brings. Could also be the deciding factor of if I stay with iPhone or move back to Android.
     
  17. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I did. 7 Plus to 8 Plus. I upgrade every year.
     
  18. jamezr macrumors G5

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    Get a new iPhone every year...going from 7+ to 8+ and might get the iPhone X too...not sure yet.
     
  19. allthingsapple! macrumors regular

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    I actually made the decision to go from a 7 plus to an 8. My hands are so little so the plus is not comfortable to hold however I might get the plus because I'll miss my camera features. But as of right now it's the 8 for me.
     
  20. ApplePersonFreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I have small hands as well too so I’ve always gotten the 4.7” screen versions. They work well for me. I think I’ll probably still get the 8, although the camera features on the 8+ are pretty fascinating.
     
  21. Yogosans14 macrumors regular

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    Aluminum back of the 7 is more durable and premium than glass..
     
  22. ApplePersonFreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not necessarily... also, how else can you do wireless charging?
     
  23. pat500000 Suspended

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    Only you and your conscience can answer that.
     
  24. ApplePersonFreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha. My heart is saying “go ahead, do it, you do it every year and even upgraded from the 6 to 6S, why not now?” But my brain is saying don’t!
     
  25. pat500000 Suspended

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    LOL. be rational and buy what you need/what you value it and buy what you could afford.
     

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