iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Pre-Orders to Begin at 12:01 a.m. PT on September 15

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  1. speedbumpnv macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    We can make this argument about almost any year over year upgrade. But what about those upgrading from two or three years back? Not everyone on the planet if on the same generation cycle. There will always be 10's of millions of people looking to upgrade from phones two years old or greater.

    Also, I think its a bit short sighted to say the hardware is unchanged. This isn't the first year a single lens camera on the non-plus model either. There are plenty of upgrades from the 7 to 8 that people coming from older models would like.
  2. rafark macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2017
    Wanna see who's the first brave one to get an 8 instead of the brand new X.
  3. pat500000 macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    Let the first wave test the problems for other people.
  4. Dissident111 Suspended


    Mar 10, 2016
    iPhone 8 = boring. Should make it for $400. No incentive to upgrade even from a 6s.
  5. Razeus macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    Too bad we still have large bezels. Stick with my 6S Plus.
  6. brownpaw macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Only incentive here (7 Plus) is if Verizon runs another trade-in deal like last year, which gave something like $650 trade-in value, but applied monthly against device payments. Can't beat that to stay current.
  7. tayalva macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2015
    has anyone actually realized that the iPhone X is more expensive than both the iPad Pro and a MacBook air. i'm not saying people won't still buy it, but wtf?
  8. Dissident111 Suspended


    Mar 10, 2016
    iPhone X = junk!
  9. tayalva macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2015
    also, what's the big deal about wireless charging? I honestly don't get it. As it is today, it only charges if it's sitting on the charging pad. That's seems more inconvenient then plugging it in! At least when I plug it in i can still hold it up and use it. Now if there was a larger distance like 10 feet, then we'd be talking
  10. macguru212 macrumors regular


    Apr 17, 2009
    I need to replace my aging 5S, but don't want the iPhone X (I don't like the screen with that notch on top + and don't feel like taking a risk on new tech of Face scanning), so here I come iPhone 8!
  11. pat500000 macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    They been having problems with inventories lately, haven't they?
  12. bchreng macrumors 6502a


    Jul 26, 2005
    Fingers crossed AT&T has that promo again this year
  13. pat500000 macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    Honestly, by looking at IPX and ip8 or plus, it does makes it ip8 and plus version outdate, doesn't it? With those exclusive features...
  14. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    A human baby, maybe.
  15. pat500000 macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    The question is: why do you care about the "haters?" They're just sharing their opinion/rant. It's a forum.
  16. AE14 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2013
    Philly Burbs
    going from my MB 7+ to a 256 SG 8+....3:01am I will be up and purchasing
  17. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    The air is an old outdated piece of garbage. Apple sells it simply as a cheap option for those who want an apple logo on their laptop.
  18. farewelwilliams macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2014
    $1000 is 42% more than $700.

    no doubt i'm getting the iphone x, but there people out there that can afford an iphone 8 but not an iphone x
  19. jonnysods macrumors 601


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    They don't hit your credit card unless it ships, so I don't think it will affect their revenue figures.

    They can tout their 'we sold 10 million in one weekend' thing that they do on Mondays.
  20. Relentless Power macrumors G5

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    And There are those who can't afford an iPhone 8 either, but some still find a way to upgrade. It's just a matter of how badly somebody wants something. Even if it's $1000 iPhone X, someone will manage to find a way to purchase it. But some don't consider (Or care) debt to income ratio.
  21. adamjackson macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    That's the price of miniaturization.

    Yeah. I keep reading "It's only $300 more" LOL. Apply that logic to anything else.
  22. Black Magic macrumors 68000

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Honestly, while I am considering buying the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, the thought of just hanging on to my 6S Plus is starting to take root. I just feel like Apple is trying to fleece us for even more money. I can already imagine the Qi Pad being about $199.
  23. LinusR macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2011
    Just for interest: Why?
  24. thisisnotmyname macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    You can do either. I like to pick mine up at Apple Store just to see the excited people but if you choose to have it shipped it will arrive the same day (22nd).
  25. L-Viz macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2017
    I had big expectations for a decent small phone. Now I'll hang on to my iPhone 6

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