iPhone 8 plus as a backup

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    1. Is anyone buying the iPhone 8/8 plus as a backup? Which means late iPhone X should mean longer shelf life of the 8 plus. Technically the 8 series is only intended for 6 weeks use, or until the X arrives lol. But the reason I bought the 8 plus is because I just want the S version of the 7 to add to my collection. But now that u think about it, it could be a backup phone just in case.

    2. Is anyone buying the X, resell it (make profit) and then wait for the secondary X shipment (second order would probably be weeks)? Also, do you guys think there will be a newer colorway to release mid cycle? A red/black X would be sick.? I'm assuming these would be more feasible if u have the 8 series to entertain you.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. freedomisle, Sep 21, 2017
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    I really can’t see any point in purchasing an iPhone 8 if you already own an iPhone that works fine on iOS11.
     
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    iPhones are expensive and I am not rich, I don't buy two iPhones and keep one as backup.
     
  5. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    When u buy one it's actually easy to just rotate it. Gone are the days that iPhone is for the rich.
     
  6. Ngamtns706 macrumors regular

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    You’re going to be able to make lots of money on the X if you get lucky enough and get your order submitted in about 30 seconds after store updates and you get a good shipping time.
     
  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I hope so man. My first good Apple flip was the Apple Watch stainless steel. I flipped that and made money lol. I'm hoping the demand is high on the X...... (we know)
     
  8. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    You have the money to buy two phones in the $1k ballpark and you’re still going to try to flip an X?

    I loathe flippers. They ruin it for those of us who simply like Apple products and want to get the new thing. I’m glad I’m skipping the X this year, I’m sure the limited availability will bring out the pond scum who make a cottage industry out of reselling.
     
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Still, not worth the trouble. My iPhone 6 has served me well for 3 years. I can manage to survive using it for 6 more weeks, or even a few months if it comes down to it. Whatever floats your boat, but that seems really unnecessary to me.
     
  10. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Well it's all about planning. I want the X but u can't deny the high demand for it. So for that I'm willing to do so. Even if I want the X so bad.
     
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    I can’t deny the demand, but I can certainly choose not to rip people off because of that demand. I know it’s a quick and relatively easy buck to flip a high demand item but it’s a really crappy thing to do.
     
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    My new 8+ might be temporary as I also plan on ordering the X.
     
  14. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    It's not ripping people off. If they're willing to pay then so be it. This is a free country I wasn't forcing them to spend money.
     
  15. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Not for me as I'll be using my iPhone 8 Plus and will not be getting the iPhone X.
     
  16. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Temporary due to the fact that the X is coming but if I flip the X the. I may latch in to it longer than expected. Lol
     
  17. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Seems like a waste of money.

    If you want the X get the X.

    I’d get an SE as a reserve phone. Would make more sense.
     
  18. ValhallaOutcast macrumors regular

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    my backup phone is the dying one I am replacing, if I was rich I would buy the 8 and X in all colours
     
  19. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    The iPhone was never intended for the rich... If you want both phones then get them, no one cares if you have an 8 as a backup to your X.
     
  20. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm simply stating the misconception that the iPhone is only for the rich people. I did not say that. And yes I'm getting the phones, both of them.
     
  21. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, making a free market profit to apply towards for future purchase is a BAD, EVIL thing to do.. Hope you are in a socialist country cause that's where you belong.
     
  22. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lmao bruh I laughed
     
  23. baldgye3000 macrumors member

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    Given how hard it's been to get a hold of AirPods this year, I'd be amazed you only had to wait a few weeks for your second X.

    I don't see them putting another colour way of the X into the market either, if the stories about the manufacturing problems are true they will simply just trying to meet demand and get enough into shops so that they can make as much money as possible, before the Xs(?) next year. Why would they add to the manufacturing schedule by adding more colourways?


    Though I'm not 100% sure what discussion your hoping to garner from other people reselling...
     
  24. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Didn't really see the thing for the AirPods I know that it was backordered and all but I'm not into it... yet. Lol
     
  25. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    And some people wonder why Apple probably wanted a staggered release all along. This. This is why.

    Apple could have a warehouse with 100 million iPhone Xs and they still would hold off launch until November for the people who won’t be able to resist buying a phone right now and then another one in 6 weeks.
     

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