UK iPhone (2017) X(Ten)/8/8+ Pre-Orders and Dispatch Thread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jinjin, Sep 7, 2017.

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What model are you ordering?

  1. iPhone 8 64GB

    46 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. iPhone 8 256GB

    14 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. iPhone 8 Plus 64GB

    80 vote(s)
    11.7%
  4. iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB

    57 vote(s)
    8.4%
  5. iPhone X 64GB

    160 vote(s)
    23.5%
  6. iPhone X 256GB

    239 vote(s)
    35.1%
  7. None... I am sticking with my current phone

    85 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. The fudge macrumors member

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    They're keeping rather quiet about the X
     
  2. Jinjin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #1302
    14 days starting from when you get the item

    From Apple...

    You have the right to cancel your order, return a product or cancel a service contract for any reason. To return a product purchased from the Apple Store or cancel a service contract, please send your intent to return or cancel to us anytime prior to the date 14 days after the date you, or a person indicated by you, acquired physical possession of the product(s), or from the date of conclusion of the service contract.
     
  3. Rob_2811 macrumors 65816

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    If the supply constraints are anything like what has been suggested people will be looking at January or beyond before they actually get their hands on the X model.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 14, 2017 ---
    Should be similar (ish) to the Note 8
     
  4. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    #1304
    Might buy the 8 for 14 days...
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    It could be arranged ;).
     
  6. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    #1306
    ....I wonder if there will be crazy queues outside local Apple Stores, come tomorrow morning?

    I know London's Regent Street store will no doubt have ridiculous queues, but I'm wondering if it will be the same at local stores?! I remember queueing for the iPhone 4 at the Kingston store, back in the day - the queues there were ridiculous!!!

    ....and, if we pre-order tomorrow, why would we even have to queue seeing that our phone will be reserved til we go to collect?!

    Finally - anyone think that by pre-ordering tomorrow, will we actually have to collect on release day on the 22nd? i.e I'm pre-ordering tomorrow morning but given the chance that I don;t make it to Bromley on the Friday 22nd, will they hold my phone til the Saturday or Sunday?
     
  7. Sheza macrumors 65816

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    I think store queuing is dumb, especially with Angela's increased push to have launch products be online-only.

    That said, I will have to go in store to get my next iPhone... via iUP.
     
  8. Dino F, Sep 14, 2017
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    Dino F macrumors 68020

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    #1308
    ....its weird that the website does not have a 'Join' button like the Apple Store App has:

    upload_2017-9-14_9-8-47.png

    ...but I'm guessing that the 'Join the programme starting 15.09' message will probably change to a Join button, come tomorrow morning!
     
  9. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    #1309
    Does anyone think Argos or Curry’s will have the 8’s in on Friday? I have but now pay later schemes with these. But not sure if it will be only dedicated phone shops get them in.

    Does anyone have experiences with previous launches?
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    #1310
    It will probably appear as soon as pre-orders go live.
     
  11. Dino F, Sep 14, 2017
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    Dino F macrumors 68020

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    #1311

    I think I have made up my mind to go for the 8 Plus!

    The dual cameras on the back just look awesome, as does the phone itself. Additionally, as I have the 7, jumping from 7 to an 8 Plus will feel like a proper upgrade as opposed to jumping from a 7 to an 8 which look identical in the hand!
    --- Post Merged, Sep 14, 2017 ---
    ...who's Angela?!
    :D:D
     
  12. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    As the laughing emojis at the end of your post suggest, you do in fact know that she is Head of Retail at Apple.

    The very same person who says that they don't call them stores any more; they are "Town Squares". Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous!
     
  13. Dino F, Sep 14, 2017
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    Dino F macrumors 68020

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    ...actually - I did not know that!! I thought he mistyped the word 'Apple'!!!!
     
  14. Beasty34 macrumors member

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  15. dan-K macrumors regular

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    Really wish the carriers would announce their pricing for the new models. I need to decide if I should stay on the iUP, move to the iPhone Payments programme, or just go direct with carrier....
     
  16. OllyW Moderator

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    #1316
    I'm still not sure whether to get a 8 or a 8+ or to use iUP or the Payments programme. You don't get much time to make a considered decision.
     
  17. super chimp macrumors 6502a

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    From past experiences I don't believe the reality will match your assumption.
     
  18. Sheza macrumors 65816

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  19. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    #1319
    So I'm still going to and fro. I'm on a 7 plus and on the Apple Upgrade Program. I like the look of the X, but it's not that earth-shattering. I suspect the next version will be. I can afford the X, but can't really justify in my head £200 uplift (bit like I can't justify buying an S3 watch with LTE when I don't want it). I suspect next years OLED flagship will be better, and will probably come in a Plus size. So I'm now thinking of the 8 Plus. Get an upgrade with the new processor etc etc, let everyone beta-test the new X, and upgrade again next year to the more refined X variant.
     
  20. Benny_G macrumors member

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    I already had it booked off, but won't be ordering the X anyway lol
     
  21. Jinjin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are you really going to benefit that much from the 8+ coming from the 7+? The processor improvements aren’t really going to make any real difference day to day. It’s not like the 7 is slow and underperforming.

    I’m going from the 7+ to the X, if I wasn’t going to get the X, I’d skip the 8, same some cash and hang on for next year.

    /twopence
     
  22. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    #1322
    To be honest, probably not. BUT..... if I do nothing and keep my 7 plus, I'll be paying Apple £50. month for the next year anyway. Then I have a phone that's worth less to shift on in 12 months. If I do the upgrade to the 8 plus, I pay the same per month for a newer phone, which I can then upgrade via apple upgrade next year, or shift on for a decent price.
     
  23. Jinjin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Fair enough. If you’re in IUP then why not upgrade.

    I’ve not paid much attention to the IUP, are the monthly prices the same for the 7+ and 8+? Do you have to pay the £69 initial payment again?
     
  24. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    #1324
    The 7 Plus 256 was £49 down-payment and 20 payments of £49.45. I don't know what the down-payment for the 8 Plus would be, but the monthly payments for the 8 Plus 256 are £51.45. This also includes AC+
     
  25. Sheza macrumors 65816

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    My thoughts too - if not for the X, I certainly wouldn't be getting the 8 (though it is a very nice iPhone in its own right)
     

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