Here is how Apple will sell the iPhone 8

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheRealAlex, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Most of us here are "in the bubble" we know what's coming next we speculate and plan ahead. The vast majority of consumers do not.

    We know that the iPhone 7 And 7 Plus look and act 98% just like the 6s and 6s Plus hence the lack of enthusiasm evident by the largest threads here in history "Are you gonna skip the iPhone 7 blah blah blah"

    So how does Apple over come the negativity pinned on the iPhone 7 this year ?

    Simple by changing the name iPhone 8 or iPhone Pro next year. How will it be justified Apple will simple say there are so man upgrades and enhancements that a name change was called for and that will be that.

    Didn't Samsung just skip from the Note 5 to Note 7 to much crital acclaim.

    I believe it is very likely that there will be very little reason for someone to switch from the iPhone 6 or 6s. Especially with the knowledge Apple will pull out all the stops for the 10 Anniversary next year. The hype will be off the charts which is why deliberately so Apple is slow rolling the 7 this year.
     
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  3. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Except now that the cycle will be three years (as rumored), the successor for 2018 would be the 8s and the 2019 one would be what, the iPhone 9? And then 10, 10s, 11? What a weird cycle.
     
  4. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    This year's iPhone is probably going to be booring iPhone ever in the history,hence they should name it iPhone 6SE and save the iPhone 7 name for next year's all new iPhone
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    If anything, wouldn't it make more sense to call this year's phone some variation of the iPhone 6, like 6 SE or something, since by all accounts it will be near identical to the 6 series, then differentiate next year's phone by calling it the 7?

    I don't necessarily think they will do that, but it follows the tradition that new designs get a new number.
     
  6. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Not sure what's your point, but I agree...
     
  7. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No because then they would fall behind Samsung in naming Note 7 vs iPhone 7 next year Note 8 vs iPhone 8 or iPhone Pro.

    What Apple needs to do is figure out a way to ditch the around giant home button it's killing them Bezel wise

    The Note 7 has no side bezels now and a thin square oval home button and the finger print censor works fine. Allowing it to be smaller and thinner than a 5.5" iPhone 6s Plus but having a Larger 5.7" display How ?

    Smaller bezels

    With the iPhone 8 my guess is Apple integrates with 3D Touch the home button into the display and starts using the 5.7" OLED displays they have contracted with Samsung to produce.
     
  8. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    We don't even know how they're going to sell the iPhone 7 TBH...
     
  9. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    No way, it will be called iPhone 6 SE something.the 2017 iPhone will get 7 name and stop comparing apple with Samsung they both are different platforms
     
  10. Loco Emperor macrumors regular

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    I personally prefer the bezels over the thinner ones tbh
     
  11. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    The mass will buy the iPhone 7. They don't know about MacRumors to know that the iPhone 8 is right around the corner. Nevertheless, the mass, may or may not care. Some will give/sell their iPhone 7 to a family member to acquire the iPhone 8. It's called CONSUMERISM. But the savvy like those at MacRumors will wait for the iPhone 8. I know I will.
     
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  13. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Apple does not have want to manufacture a generic looking phone like the note 7. They want a recognizable brand.
     
  14. bufffilm Suspended

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    What name the 2017 iPhone will be called is unimportant.

    I can't believe you create a thread about it.
     
  15. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I'm excited for the iphone 7, the 2% that is not knows, IMO, are the killer features. I plan on buying both this years and next years new models, so I won't miss out on anything.
     
  16. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't seen a compelling reason to upgrade from the iPhone 5, let alone the iPhone 6s.
     
  17. KiteboardFever macrumors newbie

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    doesn't this always happen and then people upgrade regardless of wether the phone has minor upgrades, there will always be disappointment year to year unless there is a total rebuild but people will still get the new phone even if it is only a slight change
     
  18. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    And i never said apple need to copy Samsung,they just need to come up with something fresh new and revolutionary,unlike they did with SE and upcoming iPhone 6SE (or whatever it will be named),Same two years old design with some minor changes
     
  19. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Apple doesn't modify their naming conventions around the competition. It's Samsung who named it the Note 7 due to the upcoming iPhone 7. You're getting confused on who's the company that closely monitors, follows, makes commercials about, and rearranges release dates and names for their devices based on the actions (and rumored actions) of the other.
     
  20. I7guy macrumors G5

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    IMO the 6s was more than some "minor differences".
     
  21. BigDO macrumors 6502

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    Just lol at Note 7 design being "generic". It widely acknowledged as being the best smartphone design at the moment, premium materials and all. If anything is generic it's the huge, unoptimized, bezel dominated iPhone 6(S) Plus - pretty much a study in how not to make a phablet.
     
  22. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Pretty much the most recognizable bread in the world belonging to the most valuable company. Just drop the note 7 and hello.
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    iPhone 7 is going to be a non-event. No matter how much excitement Apple tries to drum up, it will be more of the same. Apple's competitors have had a number of great features in their prior generation that is rumored to be on the drawing board for Apple's iPhone 8. To put it another way, we've seen Samsung introduce new features in 2015 that Apple may debut in 2017.

    I can't help but think, Apple playing it safe and trying to squeeze profits by just rehashing the same ol' same ol year over year has caught up to them.
     
  24. BigDO macrumors 6502

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    Sure, no argument there. Doesn't make the Note 7 generic, or less acclaimed in design stakes.
     
  25. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I am really surprised that you think Apple is jumping on the "squeeze the profits" bandwagon. Samsung always introduced new hardware first, hardware that I didn't find meaningful in my day to day life such as ir blaster. They have a history of introducing and retracting. apple seems to introduce new hardware later but it's well thought out. And it's not just phones that Samsung changes, the latest firmware update on my Samsung tv neutered a bunch of features. So it's a zero chance I will be buying any Samsung made product in the future.
     

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