Why I returned my iPhone 8

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  1. sbkevinmichael macrumors member

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    So as yall may have seen I posted pictures of my recently returned iPhone 8 Plus (64GB) and let me tell you why I returned it. It was a snappy phone with a great camera but coming from an iPhone 7 Plus 128GB, 64GB was just not going to cut it... I kept trying to tell myself oh i only use 30GB but that didn't change anything. The glass back was nice and all but when i put a case on i felt like why the hell did i just spend $799 on the same phone i already had? Wireless charging was cool and all but 3 hours to charge at 100% was just like WTF? Ill just plug it in and continue to use my phone, the only time i enjoyed wireless charging was when i was sleeping....
    The only real thing that i did enjoy was true tone! GOD I MISS THAT TRUE TONE.....(Cries internally)

    Honestly looks like ill be sticking with my iPhone 7 plus for 1 more year why apple decides to give their customers really want!

    EDGE TO EDGE DISPLAY
    TOUCH ID UNDER SCREEN



    by the way i dont know what the purpose of this post was but thanks for reading.

    anyone else thinking about returning their iphone 8 plus?

    btw ios 11 on iphone 7 plus feels sluggish but i have to have it for my AW3
     
  2. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    So why did you get the 64GB? Just get the 256GB and enjoy the TrueTone display, enjoy the significantly faster CPU/GPU, the better cameras, etc.

    Apple already does offer that larger storage, ya know.
     
  3. sbkevinmichael thread starter macrumors member

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    too high of a price tag tbh
     
  4. TravisPNW macrumors 6502

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    No plans to return my 8 Plus... it was a huge upgrade for me in hardware and battery life.

    I upgraded from the 6s Plus though... not the 7.

    The OP thinking the 8 isn't much of an upgrade is exactly why I kept the 6s Plus and passed on the 7 last year... and somehow I made it an entire year without being in possession of Apple's current flagship phone.
     
  5. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

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    I had same dilema coming from 7+ 128g. I bought 8+ 256. I can sell 7+ for at least $600. Then i like fast cpu, better camera with 4k 60fps, great stereo speaker, and more storage plus wireless charging. All these worth extra $400 for me. I dont like x with face id and oled display.
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    So you went back to using a wood stick.
     
  7. sbkevinmichael thread starter macrumors member

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    Honestly, i prefer a B.Ryan sherwood over my current cx setup
     
  8. DNichter macrumors 68040

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    I would do the same coming from a 7. There just isn't much reason to upgrade. I wouldn't hold your breath for Touch ID under the screen though as I doubt that will be happening. It's been replaced by Face ID moving forward.
     
  9. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Yeah- the 256GB 8 Plus is only $50 cheaper than the 64GB X. If you're going to drop that amount, might as well just splurge for the X.
     
  10. parajba macrumors 6502

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    OP, and you didn't know all that before purchasing it?!?
     
  11. Renegade72 Suspended

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    I just went from an iPhone 7 to an iPhone 8 Plus and I'm very happy about it (3 days).
     
  12. sbkevinmichael thread starter macrumors member

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    I did know but i thought id give it a shot anyway!
     
  13. spooky23 macrumors 6502

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  15. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Me I loved the sher-wood feather lite with the Coffee curve, left 5 lie
     
  16. Packers1958 macrumors 6502a

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    That's sad. The X with only 64 GB is $50 more than the 8 Plus that has 256 GB. Plus you get a smaller screen with that extra $50.
     
  17. sbkevinmichael thread starter macrumors member

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    you play roller or ice? I do both
     
  18. GAUG3 macrumors member

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    i went from the 6 to the 8. glad i did. also, glad to turn off true tone.
     
  19. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    isn't the 256 GB the same price as last year?
     
  20. Puddled macrumors 6502

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    Buying or justifying the latest phone for iterative upgrades is foolish. If yer phone is f*****d then get a new one and admire the iteritive changes. If you are buying a new phone because it's new and expect generation upgrades then you are that fool who's easily parted from his money.

    The question here isn't why you returned it, but why you bought it in the first place,?
     
  21. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    ice far more readily available. I have at least 12 sheets within a 10 mile radius
     
  22. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    It's always interesting to read people's opinions before jumping, but what I can't figure out is why, besides the SE, we're having a line-up of 6S, 7 and 8 in addition to the coming X. If the rationale was to have a lower-priced 4.7/5.5" tier available, why are they keeping the 7/7+ around. They are much closer in performance and price to the 8/8+ than they are to the 6S/6S+. Alternatively, by eliminating the 6S instead, and keeping the 7 in addition to the 8, wouldn't they somewhat cannibalize sales of the latter?

    Either way, three different 4.7/5.5" iPhone tiers seems like one too many to me, or am I missing something?
     
  23. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Same here. I went from a 7+ to the 8+ and I have no regrets. Faster CPU, better speaker clarity, better screen (True Tone is pretty nice), the feel of the glass back, wireless charging and better battery life make the $300ish net out of pocket worth it to me.

    Two weeks in and I haven’t even considered going back. But, I get that a lot of those things don’t matter to people, so I get what the OP is saying.
     
  24. IGotOne macrumors regular

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    Why I returned my iPhone 8:

    The return window was closing fast and I had to. How else would I get the phone I really wanted all along? The X!
     
  25. FunkyTang macrumors 6502

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    Just keep buying and returning the 8+ every 14 days until your X arrives.
     

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