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

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  1. Defender6502 macrumors newbie


    Oct 27, 2016
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    What's the usual time period Apple waits before it releases a non-carrier-specific, SIM-free, UNLOCKED version of a newly released iPhone?

    AND, does anyone expect Apple will NOT (eventually) offer SIM-free, UNLOCKED versions of the iPhone 8s and iPhone X ("ten")?
  2. tridley68 macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2014
    Thanks for the chuckle
  3. chatin macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2005
    8 was originally planned as 7s and X was 8. Who would have thunk Sammy wouldn't want to build the phone for Apple?
  4. jujufreeze macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2016
    Without the X guinea pigs we would all be lost. Thank you for your service. :)
  5. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    I think the 8 will sell decent enough, but likely much worse then the 7 when it was the flagship. The X is going to shave off a lot of customers at the higher end and the 7 will shave off customers at the lower end. The 8 sort of gets sandwiched in the middle and still looks like the cheaper 7.
  6. KB24Slam macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2015
    Orange County, CA
    Does anyone know if the Apple upgrade program will give any kind of priority when preordering the X?
  7. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    No need to get worked up over this. Whether you get the 8 or X. It is just a phone. After the newness wears off. Same ppl stressing over this phone, and when they will get it. Will be more worried about the next phone. In the grand scheme of things, it’s no big deal.
  8. KrispE00 macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2016
    I’m sure the original iPhone is the worst selling, just based on the popularity increase over the past 10 years.
  9. Evan_F macrumors member


    Oct 19, 2015
    Good Question...
  10. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    I prefer waffles my self.
  11. Black Magic, Sep 13, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017

    Black Magic macrumors 68000

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    The problem with Samsung is that while they can have the highest of resolutions, not many Apps are developed to take advantage of it. Apple devices on the other hand will be embraced and developed for.

    Samsung is not an innovator, they copy and they do it in every industry. The problem is they copy half ass and cut corners. Note 7 is one example. Look at the front load washers as another example. If they aren't exploding, they are using plastic hinges around the doors where as if you go look at LG, they use metal.

    Have you ever wondered why Samsung always has deals a month or so after release that involve buy 1 get 1 free? Because they can't sell at the scale of Apple so they are hoping folks will get hooked with freebies.

    Lastly, you are probably a paid astroturfer. Samsung has tons of bots that go site to site spewing the same old crap. Is the pay good? I should look at your post history to see if this is a trend.
  12. JungeQuex macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2014
    Seems like a waste of an upgrade based on impatience and generally being cheap, but hey, to each his own.
  13. drzen macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2017
    They also have a new sensor, and a new image processor as well as Apple's own new GPU. All adding up to significant improvements over the iPhone 7. I really don't understand what other kind of improvements people were expecting for the 8, which was expected to retain the existing form factor.
  14. LinusR macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2011
    Thanks! I was really just interested.
    Give Face ID some time, I assume, as with Touch ID, it will improve.
  15. himanshumodi macrumors regular


    May 18, 2012
    Where I am at, 8+ will retail at 1150 USD, but there are usual cash back offers from credit card companies to the tune of 160 USD. (all nos. inclusive of taxes). I would have loved 7+, but no cash-back offers there, and it will end up costing just 50 USD cheaper, with lesser storage.

    My ideal phone would be iphone 8 with dual cameras. But after having owned a 6 for a while now, I really envy the 7+ camera capabilities.

    On a separate note - Right now, iphone 8+ is near about the same price point as galaxy S8+. So I think iphone 8+ is priced well. I honestly don't get why x had to be priced so high. Just because of the display?
  16. iapplelove macrumors 68040


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I don't use credit cards.
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    Pstein15 macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2015
    Disappointing. We were always in the launch day 4 AM line. Not this time. We stood in line to be the first with the latest greatest. Anyone buying the IPhone 8 models, won't be getting the latest and greatest. We will be sanding pat with the 7.

    We have all Apple products, including my wife's super expensive Apple Hermes Watch. The $ 1499 one. At least that gives you something noticeably different. The X model doesn't give you enough to justify the price.

  18. laurieballard macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2016
    I have a 6S so will likely jump to the 8 for the extra performance and wireless charging.

    For me its about functionality, I couldn't care less about face unlock and animojis. I am 30 years old, I like new tech but the gimmicks wore off years ago.

    Its a shame the UK prices are the same as the US ones!
  19. vtaznboylei macrumors newbie


    Nov 8, 2013
    Burlington, VT
    does anyone remember how the stock level of + model phones have been on launch day in carriers for the past few years? debating whether to pre-order tonight or just wait til next friday to walk in local verizon. thoughts? thanks.
  20. recoil80 macrumors 68000

    Jul 16, 2014
    I love the bottom notch on your mockup, can we have another couple of those on the left and right side of the display?
  21. himanshumodi macrumors regular


    May 18, 2012
    I own a 6. Upgrading to 8+ for the exact same reasons. I REALLLLY prefer size of 8, but that camera on 8+ is rather good!
  22. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    I own a 7 and considering going to the X or 8+ for the camera mainly. Still unsure about the faceID, so may just go with the 8+.
  23. HarryWild macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2012
    Yes, the display is an OLED display and the cost to Apple is $125 per screen instead of $20 for the 8+ screen and $12 for the 8. All the screens are the same from 6 to 8.
  24. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Maybe one day I will change my mind. But I don’t want to be a beta tester when it comes to FaceID. I will wait till it’s fully tested.

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