Is the 8 worth the extra $50

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  1. christom1174 macrumors newbie

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    If you didn't own an iPhone and were deciding between the 7 and 8 which one would you buy ? is the 8 worth the extra 50 bucks ?
     
  2. Pelea macrumors 6502

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  3. christom1174 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what makes the 8 worth the extra 50 bucks
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Why is the iPhone 7 crappy? Seems to me that it's very similar to the iPhone 8 with a few exceptions, but overall most seem pleased with the 7.
     
  5. frscl macrumors newbie

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    Processor is a beast. It's the only reason to me.
     
  6. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    It's the phone that I've had the most issues with since 2010, terrible blurry camera (on both i7 I had) and it crashes a lot more often than any other iPhone I have
     
  7. edfoo macrumors 6502

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    Yes, finally the CPU is fast enough for all those Facebook and selfie photos :p
     
  8. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    Don't shortchange urself. 50 is not that much to pay to get the latest 8. Until the X comes out that is.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Why?

    What do you use a phone for that the A11 is needed. The A10 was touted as a beast last year, wasn't it?
     
  10. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    Yes the A10 was the beast last year and this year the new beast is the A11. Truth of the matter is that the processor gets better and better every year. We may not use the maximum power if it but it's still better to have the latest and greatest so it can withstand longer upgrade cycles.
     
  11. BrodieApple macrumors 6502

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    processor, camera, design w/ wireless charging, overall improved
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Given the power of the current ARM processors apple is churning out, you really think that an OS upgrade will be so bad on the 7 but not the 8?

    I'm not saying the 8 is not worth the cost, but I was asking the member why he thinks he needs that much processing power on a phone. I think people are coming at this sideways thinking they need the latest and greatest processors and its really more marketing and conditioning.

    Consider the iPad Pro, it uses the A10x (which I own), and its a beast, and to think that it will not run an OS upgrade that the iPhone 8 can, is ludicrous. The tablet is crazy fast.

    Finally consider this, the clear majority of people tend to upgrade every other year or every 3 years, and there's no way Apple will have an upgrade in the works that will run like a dog on the 7 but not the 8.

    That thinking of getting the fastest processors dates back when people were buying home computers and the leap of innovation between generations, of software were much larger and there was an expectation that people were holding onto their computers for > 3 years.
     
  13. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    The 7 is perfectly fine to receive numerous OS iteration. I guess what I'm trying to say is that when the time comes, the A10 processor will cease to get the OS update compatibility first and the A11 will outlast it.
     
  14. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    How do you figure it's only a $50 difference?

    I just checked, it's a $150 difference at the lowest storage tier, and a $200 difference at the highest storage tier.
     
  15. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    I understand that Apple wants to offer multiple price points, but their lineup is now cluttered which leads to confusion and dillemas such as this. I'm surprised they didn't eliminate the 7 or the 6s and drop the price of the 7.
     
  16. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    This is what I expected.

    7 at the new 6S price point, 8 a a price point between the current 7 and 8 and the X higher than the current 8 price but lower than it actually turned out.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Agreed, but those people contemplating the purchase of the iPhone 7 or 8, today will most likely not even own the phone when that day comes. They'll be on the iPhone XIII or V or whatever model is out when that day arrives.
     
  18. EugW macrumors 603

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    For $50 it’s a no brainer if the same storage. Get the higher end model. Unfortunately, the difference is way more than $50 for entry level because Apple spec’d different storage options.

    However, are you talking about the 7 128 GB ($649) top end model vs 8 entry level ($699)? If so, then that’s a harder question to answer. A lot of people might find 64 GB constraining while 128 GB provides more breathing room. 64 GB is totally fine for my wife though, esp. with the space savings from HEVC. You’ll have to decide how much space you need.
     
  19. christom1174 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I get the 7 I will get 128 because it doesn't have 64. If I get the 8 I would just get the 64. So the difference In Price is 50 bucks
     
  20. Zune55 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes worth $50 definitely, 7 is also very fast but get 8 instead.
     
  21. M5RahuL macrumors 68030

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    I’d recommend the 7. It’s not the $50, but the 7 gives you twice the storage. Also, by the time Apple EOLs the iPhone 7, you probably would’ve moved on to another device!

    Finally, I also believe the 7 will hold up better with the aluminum back vs the glass on the 8.
     
  22. Patrick P macrumors member

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    I think it is a bit a more than 50$ as the Apple price is higher than the street price for the the 7.
    But even for 50$ I don’t know what to choose.
    I had the 7 on launch day an hat problems with it as it was broken (1-2 hours battery, very hot). The most funny part was the not working Geniusbar diagnosis which showed the date was 1970. They told me I would heavy use the phone and I would start using it everyday from 4am in the morning - no exchange, I returned it.


    But is the camera and A11 outweighing the double storage and price from 7? I’m really looks forward to the first reviews on the 22.
     
  23. Thaddeuz, Sep 18, 2017
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    If you are going greedy on 50 bucks you shoudnt buy a iPhone at all.
     
  24. Geert76 macrumors 68000

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    it's something typical American, I guess.

    "bigger, faster is always better''
     
  25. Patrick P, Sep 18, 2017
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    The question he asked is:
    7 with 128gb vs 8 with 64gb
    And the 256gb ist nothing everyone can or wants afford.

    Very legit question in my eyes!
     

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