iPhone XS Max iPhone 8 lame last year, XS this year?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by antisomnic, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. antisomnic macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2012
    So last year I got the 8 Plus because I was skeptical about the X. Around release time this forum was full of posts about the X. I made a post or two about my 8 Plus and they got no replies. Now during the time when everyone should be excited about the XS/XS Max all I see are posts about the XR. My question is did I back the wrong pony both years?
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    You know that the Xs/Max was released over a month ago right? The Xr was released last week of course you are going to see more threads about the Xr.
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    If you are happy with your current phone, that is all that matters. You don't need approval from others...or do you?
  4. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    I mean is there really a wrong pony? I think it boils down to if you are happy with your choice. I too purchased the 8+ because I was not ready to give up Touch ID and actually the screen was smaller on the X. But then I did the Xs Max not once, but twice, ended up returning and went for the Xr. Best decision I made for myself... saved me some money and I am happy with the Xr. All these phone are great, it all boils down to some of them having more features and costing more.
  5. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    There's lots of members here who've returned they're X/XS phones for the 8+.
  6. Ceviche Lover macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2012
    Hilarious the kinds of threads people make here. 'Did I back the wrong pony?' Buy what you want man.
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Dude, last week I put 50 bucks on a horse called Glue Factory and lost every penny. That’s backing the wrong pony.

    Buying a phone you still like and use is fine. You shouldn’t regret your purchase if it works for you. Don’t worry about other people’s approval.
  8. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    iPhone 8 Plus was a letdown from the start at $799. For $200 less than iPhone X, who would choose the 8? Even the most hopeful analysts didn't like the iPhone 8.

    In contrast, the iPhone XR at $749 gives consumers 80% the experience of Xs Max at 70% of the cost.
  9. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    It also makes the upgrade path less of a financial blow if you prioritize battery camera Face ID improvement and screen size over dual cam / OLED
  10. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    No iPhone has ever been able to walk. They’re all lame.
  11. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Who would choose the 8? Apparently a ton of people quarter after quarter:




  12. puma1552 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2008
    i chose the 8, and it wasnt even a plus.
  13. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Tim Cook has said in conference calls, quarter after quarter, iPhone X is their most popular model.

    So why do your links suggest otherwise? If you look carefully at your articles, they all reference U.S. sales data. In the U.S., carriers offered BOGO deals with iPhone 8 as early as September 2017.

    From a global sales perspective, where consumers in China for example, pay in full for non-contract devices, the iPhone X wins by far.

    --- Post Merged, Oct 29, 2018 ---
    iPhone 8 sold for $699. That's a $300 (40%) difference compared to iPhone X. But only $200 separated iPhone 8 Plus from the X. Consumers chose the X over the 8 Plus on a 2 to 1 basis.
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    When you factor in the cost of smart phone today, $200 is a large savings, especially considering the iPhone 8 was much cheaper on a monthly payment versus the X at the time. For the record, I see way more iPhone 8 then I do X’s in public.

    This is not a practical reply. I think it’s quite obvious the average consumer who doesn’t even frequent a tech site, let alone pay attention to analysts couldn’t care less what they have to say. The consumer cares about what their finances says and what they can afford. Those are two things that are mutually exclusive.
  15. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    The articles I quoted stated that the 8 and 8 Plus combined outsold the iPhone X not only in the US, but globally as well. The numbers you shared support that. 20.8m units compared to 16m units. It was that way each quarter. I think the fact that consumers chose the new refresh model to a Plus model with the 4th straight identical design by only a 2-1 basis when the price difference was $200 is pretty telling. So all I’m pointing out is that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were anything but a letdown.

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