Not sure if there is a thread out there on this already, but I wonder if anyone out there agrees with me or if I am totally crazy.... I pre-ordered my 256gb iPhone 8 this morning (unnecessarily at 3 AM EST). I currently have a 128gb 6s on the IUP, which I unfortunately had to purchase a month before the iPhone 7 launched, so I still had another year worth of payments left. To me, an upgrade is worthwhile for much better internals, wireless charging, fast charging capability, and increased storage for the same monthly payment. I really like the design of the X (minus the notch) and I wrestled with the decision for a couple of days whether to go with the 8 or wait of the X, and ultimately this is what I came up with: 1) Price - While it does look sharp, I cannot justify the additional $200 dollars for a phone that is essentially the same internally. Yes the screen and camera are upgrades, but I am perfectly fine with LCD and single lens. 2) Face ID - I really can't buy into this. Maybe I am crazy, but the ability to unlock the phone as your picking it up is more convenient than having to hold it up and then swipe. Also, with this being a new technology for Apple, there are bound to be some bumps in the road that need to be corrected over several software updates. 3) Timing - The pre-order window is already delayed for more than a month, with severe supply constraints forecasted. I am going to guess, if you order the phone >2 minutes after pre-orders open, you will not see that phone until early December at the earliest. While the waiting isn't a problem, the timing leads me to my next point. 4) 2018 Update - Next September they will probably be releasing an updated version of the X, hopefully with touch ID built into the screen (as was originally intended), improved face ID, and maybe even a lower price tag (okay, that last one is a bit crazy). Considering the delayed release this year, that would require IUP participants to buy out the remaining 2-3 months worth of payments to be eligible to upgrade. 5) Reliability - While the design is now a bit stale with same form factor for 4 years, the 8 is perfected with very little uncertainty and touch ID is a reliable and proven authentication technology. Aesthetically, the glass back is a nice touch. IMO, the roll-out of the X feels a bit rushed and has the potential for some quality issues. I know this is essentially my justification for holding onto an 8 for a year until a better X comes out next year, but I am curious to hear others thoughts.