iPhone 8(+) Localytics: iPhone 8 activations up year-over-year

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Adelphos33, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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  2. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    I had one until the XR came out. It was a great phone. Fast and sturdy plus Touch ID.
     
  3. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    Well that is starting to show that people who want to upgrade are only willing to pay sub 600 dollar right? So those people will likely keep their phones another 3-4 yrs and upgrade to an Xs in 2022. Therefore the majority of people (who likely don’t visit forums) don’t care about hdr, oled, Face ID. I think they just want a good phone that serves their needs. The 8 is good enough.
     
  4. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    I bought a 8 plus 2 weeks ago.
    Touch ID is so quick, screen has no notch and looks great, and the taptic feedback home button works flawlessly.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It’s really simple, look where Apples marketing is right now, it’s all about the XR, and the iPhone 8 is _not_ what Apple wants others to upgrade to, they want their latest iPhones with the XR/XS to be the top sellers . It’s been said many times, long-term, the XR will do very well, because it’s way more affordable than the XS.
     
  6. PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

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    I also have a feeling that a lot of people are no longer rushing to buy an iPhone on launch day. If you plan to keep your phone for longer it really doesn’t matter if you wait a few months in order to make a decision. The added time also allows people to hunt around for a good deal.

    For example, here in the UK Black Friday has only been a thing for the last few years. My wife waited until Black Friday and got a really good deal. Much better than the price I paid by rushing to buy on the day the phone was released. Although the demand for her deal was so great she had to wait almost 2 weeks before her phone was delivered.
     
  7. gary77 macrumors member

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    I got my iPhone 8 during the Black Friday event i waited on purpose so save more. I had no interest in going for an X/XR/XS since the 8 largely offers the same features (wireless charging/fast charging) if i want those down the line. No regrets buying the phone.
     

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