today embargo reviews iPhone 8 (Plus) lifted?

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  1. Geert76 macrumors 68000

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    can we expect the embargo being lifted later today? Or would that be tomorrow?
     
  2. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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    I think it's lifted already seen some reviews already up on youtube.
     
  3. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ah okay, thanks! :) gonna try to hunt them on the interwebs ;)
     
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    9to5mac and the verge definitely review them ;)
     
  5. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    wow, The Verge is not really positive (not surprised maybe with the iPhone X in the far far far future ahead of us :p )
     
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    I agree though the design compared to other flagships is very dated despite the new internals.
     
  7. super chimp macrumors 6502a

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    They seem incapable of looking beyond the design.
     
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    That's because is not Lauren Goode who review it!!
     
  10. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    so I am late at the party....damn, happens me all the time ;)
     
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    Let's be honest, the 8/8+ are pretty weak upgrades from the 7/7+. They have: wireless charging, a faster chip....and, well, that's about it. There are a few other minor tweaks and improvements, but overall, that's basically it. It'll be a good upgrade for 6 and 6S owners, but otherwise, it's pretty unremarkable. It also is notably heavier due to the change to glass....the 8+ is a HEAVY phone. It's heavier than the Note 8, despite being slightly smaller and thinner.
     
  12. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    you mentioned its a weak upgrade from the 7. You know that are a ''few'' people upgrading their 5S/6/6S to the 8 (Plus), right? ;)
     
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    Yeah, I was updating my post as you replied. But still, considering the improvements everyone made in the industry from last year to this year, the still premium priced 8 and 8+ stand out for not being a very minor upgrade. I know they didn't want to steal the X's thunder, but IMO, they should have just gone straight to the X (at $100-$150 cheaper price point) and not done the 8 at all....let the 7 fill that upper midrange gap for the next year. I think they're quite overpriced in comparison to the competition right now.
     
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    I wouldnt even say full reviews are out yet. Some camera reviews and most others are just unboxing the new gold 8 and 8 Plus and telling us specs we already know.
     
  16. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :p

    yeah, fool me! haha I know I was late to the party ;)
     
  17. super chimp macrumors 6502a

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    I can understand the logic of not updating from the 7, but coming from the 6S+ for myself it will seem more of an upgrade.
     
  18. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    For years, It was the day before a release that they lifted the review embargo but that changed 3-4 years ago. You're not crazy, it's a relatively new thing.
     

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