iPhone 8 flopping already...

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  1. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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    Well it's 6:55 EST here and I can preorder an iPhone 8 plus, unlocked for delivery in a week or just over a week depending on color and capacity. That tells me everyone is going for the iPhone X in about a month.
     
  2. Nik macrumors 6502a

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    And they will be coming back once they realize the X is not usable with one hand. Reachability is gone and they moved the control center gesture to the very top. :rolleyes:
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I wouldn't say flopping but there's little differences between the 7 and couple that with the fact they're still selling the 7, its the perfect recipe for a lower rollout
     
  4. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502

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    Seems like it. Cause it only shows 1-2 weeks. And I was going to pre order but now I think I’ll just go in store and buy 8 plus. And then next month buy. iPhone X
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I will be glad to tell you that everyone is not buying X.
    The 8 and 8+ will end up outselling the X, easy.
     
  6. lotsalag macrumors member

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    Yes, it is a flop. There are plenty of people in denial in the comments on the thread in the main page, but the numbers don't lie.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Nope. It’s just the demographic of folks who post on here or who will get up in the middle of the night to order a phone is exactly the same demographic that only wants the latest/greatest.

    Save your hyperbole for the 24-news networks & stop to think before posting.
     
  8. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    Its not an upgrade for those on 6S Plus and definitely not an upgrade for those on the 7 Plus so obviously the response will be muted.

    I personally am waiting for the X.
     
  9. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    Thanks analyst OP. Since you easily could determine a flop after 4 hours of release.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Nope, not even that. 4 hrs of preordering. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    What numbers?

    Do you know the sales numbers or how much stock is available for launch?
     
  12. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Crazy backorders = Apple ****ed up supply or understocked intentionally for hype.

    Reasonable ship times = the phone is a flop.

    In situations like this, Apple literally can't win. No matter what happens people will interpret it as a failure.
     
  13. Newtons Apple, Sep 15, 2017
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  14. lotsalag macrumors member

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    No delays in shipping, no posting in iPhone order threads.

    It's the iPhone 5C all over again.
     
  15. HarryWild macrumors 65816

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    I buy in store after look at them in person - the 8!
     
  16. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    How does being back ordered 1-2 weeks mean something is a flop? Also I’ve nevet had an issue ordering the phone I want on pre-order day.
     
  17. Azzurro macrumors regular

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    To think that some of these preordered 8 will be returned in 14 days... smells like flop to me too.
     
  18. lotsalag macrumors member

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    Wrong. Apple iPhone 8 launched at 5pm in Australia. No slip in shipping times in Australia. It's a flop. Everyone's waiting for the X.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    I just looked and I was able to get a model on release day. its definitely not selling as fast as prior models.
     
  20. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    I'm hearing the sales are exceeding expectations. The fact there are already shipping delays for popular models of phones that are not the flagship model this year is amazing.

    I bet Tim Cook is thrilled with this launch.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    OR Apple had plenty of stock.
     
  22. veedubshafer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You have access to Apple's real-time sales figures? How?
     
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    What are the sales numbers?
     
  25. trifid macrumors 68000

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    I think Apple may have shoot themselves in the foot, there is no flagship iPhone anymore: the iPhone 7s (aka 8) isn't the latest and greatest, and iPhone X is a niche product due to the price, controversy and limited stock.
     

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