Curious if iPhone 8/8+ Shipping dates will slip

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  1. TechnicallyTee macrumors 68000

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    Going for the preorder as always and waking up at 3am Friday morning. I'm curious how long it will take for the iPhone 8 dates to slip back?
     
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    If it doesn't then it means most are just waiting for the iphone x
     
  4. TechnicallyTee thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's if they even slip. Should be a painless preorder then for me since I'm going for the 8+.
     
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    I think Apple wants the press from selling out of iPhones, so they will keep production low enough that it will slip relatively quickly. Unless they quickly come out with some very good sales numbers showing that they just manufactured a lot more than in previous years the shipping date not slipping will be seen as a failure.
     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Not taking any chances. I'll wake up 1:50 AM Central and prepare myself for 2:01 AM Central (12:01 AM PST, since I'm 2 hours ahead of them).
     
  7. TechnicallyTee thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I'm not taking any chances either. I'll do the classic wake up, order and go back to sleep.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think if someone plans to pre-order, and they do it relatively sooner than later, it shouldn't be an issue getting the model they want. I think the real demand will be with the iPhone X.
     
  9. NeshyD macrumors regular

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    As mentioned, the 8/8+ ship dates shouldn't be too bad unlike last year's 7+ (especially the Jet Black and Matte Black models). One thing I noticed is on the 15th you'll be able to pre-order a SIM Unlocked model. Correct me if I'm wrong, but last year I believe they staggered the carrier-free iPhone 7/7+'s a little bit after to meet the high demand.

    So maybe that's indication on how much stock they have available? Or even their expectations on demands for tomorrow's preorder.

    In any case, I too will be up and ready to preorder my iPhone 8+ at 12:01AM. Coming from a 6S+ here, so I'm pretty excited :D
     
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    This is the first time that Apple is releasing a sim-free model on launch. Previously would have been later.
     
  11. Ucastill macrumors newbie

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    think the iPhone X will ship sim free? As of right now it says it won’t but could it possibly be updated, say, the day before preorders begin?
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Yes Apple is known for deliberately keeping production low to piss off their customers. That is what keeps them from being successful!

    Poor Apple.
     
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    The marketing from selling out helps them to be successful, I don't know where you get that limiting production keeps them from being successful.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Maybe I got it from where you said: "so they will keep production low enough that it will slip relatively quickly"
     
  15. Nik macrumors 6502a

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    If they dont slip cuz of massive preorders then Apple will make them slip for marketing reasons.
     

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