iPhone 7 selling faster than iPhone 8

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  1. Cryates macrumors 68020


    Nov 19, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    It’s just priced to good to not buy over the 8.
  2. kevjen888 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    I’m using a newly bought 7 Plus now, also briefly owned an 8 Plus for couple weeks before returning it. They’re 99.99999% identical for casual users non-photography experts like myself. I also prefer the lighter weight of the 7 Plus and the 128GB storage sweet-spot.
  3. Treyhunna macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2017
    cuz its just a 7 w/ wireless charging w/ no 128gb tier
  4. bambooshots macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2013
    In full disclosure, after the keynote I was going to pick up an iPhone 7. But then discovered they had dropped 256GB models and made those exclusive to the 8/X.

    I want to upgrade to 256GB.
  5. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    iPhone prices
    First year - $700-$1000+
    Second year - $400-500+
    Third year - $200-$300+

    Androids drop even faster since their starting point and manufacturing cost wasn't as high either. Neither are their profit margins.

    People are getting smarter with money. There is nothing wrong with waiting 1-2 years for a price drop. I did it with my PlayStations and slimmer models tended to be better in the long run once the initial bugs got ironed out.

    Planned obsolescence is evil. Most people would be fine from a 2013-2014 flagship doing simple tasks. Smartphone craze can finally be over. The incremental upgrades isn't worth tossing another $700+ for them. Phone features has plateau'd.

    The iPhone 7 is selling better for a few reasons -

    Price and discounted promos
    iP8 is a 7 with glass back/wireless charging
    Anticipation for the X

    7 might be the last series to offer aluminum back which I prefer. While 8 might be the last to offer Touch ID. Too bad the iPhone 7 has the highest SAR for an iPhone while 7 Plus has the 2nd highest.

    Samsung wins with some of the lowest SAR. May not mean much now but wait when you start developing tumors in 20 years from all that radiation. Started using my unlocked G5 (RS988) because its SAR is lower by over half than my SE.
  6. Arcontia macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2017
    Well, this isn't surprising really. The 7 had more compelling new features compared to the 8 which is basically a clone with a few brushed up internals and a glass back.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That's how I view it. Someone who upgrades to the iPhone 8 would really appreciate its features and capabilities under the iPhone 7 model. But for those who own the iPhone 7, I would say it's an upgrade if you really like wireless charging, AR capabilities and camera upgrades.
  8. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    Michael Fisher is correct that the iPhone 8 is the forgotten iPhone thanks to the anticipation for the X and discounted prices of the 7. The iPhone 8 might be the most underappreciated iPhone ever.

    Same SoC as X
    8 Plus has same amount of RAM as the X.
    8 Plus essentially has same rear camera as X.
    8 Plus is $200 cheaper than X.
    Wireless and fast charging the 7 lacks.
    Might be last to offer Touch ID.
    No hassle at getting it right now.
    A 4, 6, and 7 design remixed.
    Arguably better looking than the 6, 7, and X.
    Some do prefer glass over metal since it isn't as slippery and if metal scratches, it will show a different color underneath. Matte black iPhone 7 owners beware.

    Forgotten, underrated, underappreciated, and least hyped iPhone ever. Sorry, 5c.

    Why is there no iPhone 9? Because 7-8-9. iPhone 8 is like the Jan Brady between 7 & X (Marcia). The quiet one like Larry Fine and George Harrison of the group.
  9. mackinmike macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2012
    People are voting with their wallets. Why pay extra for small upgrades when they can do 99% tasks with an older phone.
  10. iSayBoourns Suspended


    Sep 15, 2017
    The 8/8+ is definitely one of the more underrated phones of 2017. Because it’s getting/going to be overshadowed by the 10.
  11. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    I believe the article used as the source here only accounts for sales at carrier stores and excludes sales directly from Apple. If that is true then I would have to assume the sales are higher. I believe that is in the article on 9to5 Mac.
  12. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Unless the sales numbers come from Apple I would doubt the conclusion that is drawn.
  13. Bethanie21 macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2015
    Bristol, U.K.
    Really? Seriously though, really? More? It was a rubbish upgrade over the 6S.
  14. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Not really surprising. It's essentially the same phone without wireless charging for a better price. Plus, matte black is the best color they have made in my opinion.
  15. jjamesv macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2007
    I had the 8+ for 10 or 12 days and finally returned it for a 7. I just couldn't justify spending almost as much as I would on an X when I could (and did) get a new 7 (£500) on eBay for just about half the price of a new 8 (£849).
  16. Radon87000, Oct 17, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017

    Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    You can easily do wireless charging on an iPhone 7 through a case. True Tone display and Camera seem to be the only improvements and for many that isn't worth the extra cost. 6s to 7 was a bigger upgrade than 7 to 8 and that's saying something. Also I don't think either of the iPhone 8 colour options look as good as Jet Black iphone 7.
  17. antisomnic macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2012
    Okay, so I'd like your guys opinions. I had the S7 Edge and I traded it in for the iPhone 8 Plus purely because I wanted to get back into the Apple Ecosystem (having a macbook pro, apple tv, ipad). Was it a waste of money to get the 8 instead of the 7?
  18. Droidbricker Suspended


    Sep 13, 2016
    I think this is hilarious and well deserved. F-them for making their customers choose a 4 year old design or a notch that covers up part of the screen. I hope the X suffers the same fate but unfortunately some Apple customers will buy anything.
  19. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    I have an 8. Love the wireless charging. Didn't get a 7 because the 8 will probably make it through a couple of more ios updates after the 7. In the long run it makes more sense, no more upgrade for another 5 years where the 7 will need to be upgraded in about 2-3 years.

    Anyone who thinks Apple cares whether the 8 isn't selling is fooling themselves, 7 or 8 it's money in their pockets.
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Man, TV's had the same overall external design for years and years. They must be just horrible.
  21. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2014
    Except not at all. Bezel's have been reduced significantly as well as heft and width in the back.

    Also your snarky comment doesn't cover the fact that every single Android phone managed to completely change their design in the past few years but Apple hasn't.
  22. Billburns macrumors 6502


    Mar 27, 2017
    Considering they’re basically the same phone, do you blame them?

    Hell I traded in my 6S last year for the 7 and regretted it. Minus my phone finally being black, it was th same exact crap

    I shck at taking pictures and without apps my girlfriends picture quality on her 6S destroys my 7... idk how either
  23. bufffilm, Oct 17, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017

    bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Well, as long as TouchID is supported...the ip8 (and any subsequent models that have it) will have their place.

    My next phone WILL have OLED. That I'm sure about.

    But as I've said before...keeping my 6s for 5+ years isn't a hardship for me. Only thing I have to concern myself with is the battery. ;)

    And my sister luvs her 6s...uses the headset constantly.
  24. Droidbricker Suspended


    Sep 13, 2016
    Newer TV’s are expensive. Sorry you haven’t been able to upgrade, vibes bro.

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