iPhone 8 H8

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  1. _Refurbished_, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017

    _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Seems to be a lot of hate around the iPhone 8 (I’m a poet and I didn’t know it!). Lots of people say it’s the same phone as the iPhone 7.

    Let’s go through the “upgrades”, shall we?

    - A11 (best chip in a smartphone)
    - new camera (highest rated camera on a smartphone)
    - 64gb base model (albeit the $50 price increase, shame on you Apple!)
    - wireless charging
    - True Tone display
    - HDR 10 / Dolby Vision
    - Portrait Lighting
    - the most durable glass ever on a smartphone (shatter resistance)
    - Bluetooth 5.0
    - louder speakers (skip to 2:30)

    (Over the X)
    - a home button
    - a display with four corners

    I’d say that’s a pretty decent upgrade.

    Yes it’s an old design.
    Yes they should have updated it.

    However, to say this is “the same phone as the 7” is asinine. There are some great upgrades to be had with the 8 outside of its tired design. I’d argue this is a bigger upgrade over the 7, than the 7 was to the 6s.
  2. drzen macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2017
    The camera improvement is a pretty big deal IMO.
  3. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    People just want to validate their purchases. If you're sticking with your still awesome iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 you want to validate that. If you're getting the iPhone X you want to validate that by boasting about its superiority.

    Not saying everyone does that, but these people that say the iPhone 8 is a failure are. Yes, it's a stopgap, but a very good phone. It's not meant to entice iPhone 7 users. It's made to target the iPhone 6 and earlier (and some 6S).

    The iPhone X is the luxury model. Some are just not sold on the idea yet.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2017 ---
    No it's not really. It's completely new materials and design for this general shape. Was the iPhone 5 a new design from the iPhone 4S? Yes, it was considered new. The same is true for the iPhone 8.

    Just as the iPhone 5 reused the rectangular box, the 6 reuses the curved slate.
  4. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    You are overstating the new features.

    Wireless charging was the only 'new' feature. The rest were essentially upgrades/enhancements to what was there in some form already.

    Yes, the CPU and camera improvements were very nice bumps. But I disagree with you and Apple that the phone deserved the ip8/+ designation.

    IpX deserved it. The standard models did not.
  5. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    This thing would have been delivering around Xmas a few hours into pre-orders if the X wasn't available. Last years updates were smaller than this years from 7--->8 and that thing was hard to get ahold of for months.
  6. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    I'm going from the 6s Plus to the 8 Plus.

    It's a bigger upgrade for me.
  7. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    Add HDR / True Tone to that list. Those are added, not upgrades.

    You could say OLED is an “upgrade”, and you’d be right. Upgrades are a good thing :).
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2017 ---
    No one knows the amount of stock Apple had available for the 7, it’s a completely blind assumption you’re making.
  8. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Did the iPhone 7 deserve it last year? That may have been a smaller update than this one.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2017 ---
    Remember too that last year, every carrier was offering a free iPhone 7 with bill credits. I have 4 people in my family alone with the phone being paid off by AT&T, 3 of them would not have upgraded elsewhere.
  9. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    I have to disagree. The 5 and the 4 shares similar design characteristics, but were different designs.

    The 6,7,8 all have the same design, just with different materials.

    While I like the all glass finish, I don’t consider it a new design, but rather a refinement of the design.
  10. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    But isn't that also the iPhone X? They have a larger screen, but it's still the curved slate design.
  11. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    You could say that all smartphones have the same design, if that’s the separation you’re giving it.

    I think a curved slate design is a pretty broad definition of design.
  12. _Refurbished_ thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
  13. puma1552 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2008
    I like my 8. I like my SE. I liked my 6, and the phones before it. I upgraded when I wanted to, and have never cared what others think or needed to put down the purchases of others to justify my own. Each phone is better than the last.

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