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Apr 12, 2001

It's officially iPhone launch day, and MacRumors videographer Matt stopped by the Palo Alto Apple Store this morning to pick up some new products to test out. After running into Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams, who were also hanging around the store, Matt walked away with a Space Gray iPhone 8 and a Gold iPhone 8 Plus.

Matt went hands-on with both products to give MacRumors readers still on the fence about purchasing a chance to see them up close.

Apple's Gold iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are using a new shade of the color that's almost a meld of last year's Gold and Rose Gold shades. It's a rosier color with more red in it than past iPhone models, and it looks great paired with the glass body. The Space Gray is a darker shade that's almost similar to the Matte Black of the iPhone 7, and it too looks great with that shiny glass finish.

Because of the glass body, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are heavier than past iPhones, but at the same time, easier to hold, both due to small thickness increases and the grip of the glass itself.

With the new speaker enhancements, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are loud, and the True Tone display looks different, but it's not a major change over previous-generation devices.

Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available for purchase starting today online and in Apple retail stores around the world. The iPhone 8 starts at $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799.

Article Link: Hands-On With Apple's New iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus


macrumors 68000
Apr 27, 2010
Provo, UT
Goddamn the X is going to be impossible to find.

No one I know preordered the 8.

I have one friend who ordered an 8 plus and no one else I know is ordering the X. I also think it’s going to be hard to find, but I also think that demand is down this year. It’s being hidden by the fact that the X is not out. I could totally be wrong, but that’s how it feels talking with people around me that usually buy Apple stuff.

I’m buying the X and one for my wife and I don’t expect to get them for a long time, but more because of manufacturing issues than demand.
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macrumors 68000
Jun 19, 2010
Lost my phone last week. Needed a new phone badly. Ordered an 8 Plus out of desperation and absolutely love it.

It’s sad to say, but I’ll probably get the X as well. I’ll sell this one and make most of my money back anyway.
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macrumors 65816
Sep 1, 2017
Lost my phone last week. Needed a new phone badly. Ordered an 8 Plus out of desperation and absolutely love it.

It’s sad to say, but I’ll probably get the X as well. I’ll sell this one and make most of my money back anyway.

I'm very similar to you. I've currently have no phone and I'm waiting for the x, if it's sold out I'll buy an eight plus until the x becomes available.
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macrumors 601
Jul 11, 2008
Is it louder than the 7s. Also I don’t see big hype with this or the 8. Most people I know don’t buy phones as quick due to non subsidizing after the 6s.


macrumors 68030
Apr 7, 2009
Columbus, OH
I recently watched the conference thinking can they possibly be rehashing the IPhone 6 again and possibly getting excited about this old naff design at all? I was just waiting for the IPhone X.

The 8 is a total waste of space and shouldn’t even exist.

So that even more people are waiting months on end for a new phone? You realize that the limited number of X's that will be there for release is because of Apple suppliers' yield rates right, and not because Apple opted to release the 8/8+?


Jan 18, 2005
Hmm! I’m likely to get an 8 and soon. I was going to wait, but seeing people moaning about Tim Cook and (at least claiming) they won’t buy another Apple product has inspired me into buying action! Was looking to get an 8 Plus early next year so I don’t lose anything getting it sooner. The X just looks a little primordial. The directions right but I can’t stand the notch. That Notch is a blight. I’m sure it’s good and all that but it’s not for me, yet.

Now... to jump and get a new iMac too or wait.


macrumors 68020
Mar 23, 2007
Demand will be down this year for both devices. So many people bought 7’s with all of the free deals last year. Lots and lots of people will not be upgrading this year and for good reason.
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