'iPhone 8' Could Reportedly Be Called 'iPhone Edition,' Ship Well After 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions

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  1. Naraxus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2016
    Just keep on destroying those myths of being an elitist company Apple....
  2. astrocramp macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2011
    --- Post Merged, Mar 7, 2017 ---
    Counterpoint: Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition
  3. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    It had better come in gold like the original Apple Watch Edition or it's a no buy for me.

  4. DUIduckSAUCE Suspended


    Sep 12, 2016
    I think they want to be known as elitist.
  5. joshuaadunn Suspended


    Oct 9, 2016
    LOL will they also charge more for special edition dumb
    LOL since when is a 4 year old Mac Pro without a decent monitor and quality router option an elitist way of doing things. They are lost. 100% focus on this. None on that. "Should we update the computers Tim? Next year. We need to test these new iPhone colors. That's more important right now".
  6. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2010
  7. Mr. Dee, Mar 7, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017

    Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    This is what I posted in a thread earlier:

    The iPhone 8 is going to come in 3 models:
    - curved glass front and back with a steel frame
    - Ceramic white back, with a curved glass front
    - Improved jet black finish, with a curved glass front
    - 4 GBs of RAM
    - A11x Fusion Processor
    - 128 to 256 GBs of storage
    - All will cost $1,000

    iPhone 7s
    - Similar chassis to the iPhone 7
    - Primary colors: Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold
    - 2 to 3 GBs of RAM
    - A11 Fusion Processor
    - Max storage 32 to 256 GBs
    - 650 to 950

  8. joshuaadunn Suspended


    Oct 9, 2016
    So will the battery die at 56%?
  9. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    We really should not over think this though. 2016 was 10 years since the MacBook Pro, although significantly thinner, its not that different from the 2012 introduction of the Retina MacBook Pro. This would suggest the iPhone will follow a similar pattern. The last significant update was the 2014 iPhone 6. If this is something to go by, the iPhone 7s and 8 will probably look just like their previous revisions, probably using newer materials and finish just to give it that feel of difference.

    The iPhone Jet Black and Black themselves do look slightly different from the 6s. So, I assume, this years update will be subtle but noticeable.
  10. cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    No OLED means no interest this year no matter what you call it Apple.
  11. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    I think the term you are looking for here is "aspirational". Apple products have never been cheap, and not everyone will be able to afford them (as evidenced by their comparatively low market share).

    Yet there is no shortage of people willing to pay for Apple products, because there are some things the rest of the competition just can't offer.

    People have known this since day one, so I don't see why people are suddenly acting all shocked and raising a stink over it.
  12. epicrayban macrumors 604


    Nov 7, 2014
    No doubt this iPhone Edition will be glorious and sell like hot cakes, but I think it's unfortunate for the customer that this is how Apple means to catch up to the competition -- a third, even higher and more expensive tier iPhone. This is how we're going to "celebrate" the tenth anniversary iPhone, by further fragmenting features between the models.
  13. joshuaadunn Suspended


    Oct 9, 2016
    The problem with your theory is the frequency of design refreshes on one line to the other. The iPhone has had a major redesign at least every other year before the iPhone 6-7. Whereas the Macbook Pro has more or less stayed the same for 10 years like you mentioned. Though I agree with you in that the phone will merge closer to the cycles had by the mac.
  14. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    "Edition" makes me nervous... The Edition watch was a bit of an over reach.
  15. DUIduckSAUCE Suspended


    Sep 12, 2016
    Oh hell no
  16. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    I guess this is a way to "phase in" OLED, and that's fine by me. Prices of OLED phones will go down eventually.
  17. iZac macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2003
    Oh look, Apple found a way to wring out another level of profits and 'exclusivity' from their phone models. We should have seen this coming with the iPad Pro.

    ...Perhaps I'll wait until the tech trickles down from the 'Edition' to the next iPhone SE.

  18. Christian 5G, Mar 7, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017

    Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

    Christian 5G

    Jun 16, 2010
    Orange County, CA
    Not surprised. Im sure they will make a premium model now as it was shown already with apple watch or the MacBook pro the touch bar and non touch bar.

    I predict that it'll be an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus and + their exclusive one something like "iPhone Edition"(agree with rumors) - and definitely looking at $1500+ price range.

    To me personally, it will be disappointing, they'll be differentiating and people will be going crazy with who has a better one.

    Just a prediction.
  19. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    iPhone 8, I am ok with that.
    iPhone X, I understand, I would think that's pretty cool.
    iPhone Edition, bit long, cool .. new names. Yeah I am down for it.

    Either way, I am fine.
  20. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Please, make this more confusing.
  21. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    You mean like this beauty for $430?

  22. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Edition? Really. I am not a fan of that name.
  23. iZac, Mar 7, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017

    iZac macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2003
    I think Apple wants to still show that they're on a forefront of tech, but are not willing to make the price competitive. Similar to this, the iPad Pro should never have been more expensive or unneccessarily split from the regular iPad line just because after 4 years it got better screen tech and a keyboard port.

    They'll call it maturing the product line (hey, we have Macbooks and Macbook Pros and we sell a fraction of those compared to our iOS lines!)

    However, it's becoming increasinly obvious that it's just greed when they introduce a more expensive model that arbitrarily supresses the advancement of the normal priced version, simply making it a poorer value option.
  24. supertomtom, Mar 7, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017

    supertomtom macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I hope it's not actually called that... I'd much rather something like iPhone XE...so the line up would look something like:

    iPhone SE
    iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    iPhone 7s / 7s Plus
    iPhone XE
  25. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    Wait, have you not heard about all the patents for touch ID in the display, oled displays, wireless charging.... none of these would be possible with the current design.
    I can bet almost everything will be different with this new iPhone.
    The next major iPhone WILL be a major redesign. That's for certain.

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