Will you buy an expensive iPhone 8?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Galacticos, Feb 19, 2017.


If the iPhone 8 is over USD$1000 will you upgrade/but it?

  1. Yes

    57 vote(s)
  2. No

    49 vote(s)
  3. Maybe

    41 vote(s)
  1. Galacticos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2016
    I'm a maybe. I have a 7, and the increase will need to be justified
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    If the iPhone 8 is valued over $1000, it will likely be the rumored 5.8 inch OLED model. I upgrade annually, so I'll have to see what Apple offers. Either way, if they make the appropriate changes and if it's enticing enough, I would upgrade.

    I Think most don't necessarily spend $1000 on one transaction. Usually most consumers take a advantage of the Apple upgrade program or carrier upgrade program with trade-in incentives, which could reduce the overall cost.

    My prediction: Apple releases a 4.7 & 5.5 LED model. The 5.8 model will be OLED and more expensive with exclusive features.
  3. QzzB macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2015
    Depends on features. Using a 6s at the moment and phone is still fine. Don't feel I need the latest and greatest, bit tend to upgrade based on features and when mine starts to slow down.

    Think 90% of people buy under a contract so to some degree cost doesn't matter. Apple upgrade has only been out since iPhone 7 in the UK, but one of our operators, O2, basically does the same, giving you a airtime plan and a phone plan rather than the older combined plan, so when the phone is paid off, bill automatically gets cheaper, also can pay off anyone to get out of contract - which is how I usually buy my phone.
  4. swingandamiss macrumors member


    Nov 22, 2016
    I say maybe but I really mean yes. I'll be so excited when Tim reveals them I doubt I'll be able to resist. It has to be significantly different from the 7 though, a 7S called iPhone 8 won't cut it this time around.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If it is as nice as the rumors say it is, YES!
  6. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    I'm on the iPhone upgrade programme, so most likely- yes.
  7. sgchick macrumors member


    Jan 7, 2017
    Probably will... But I have a 6s and it should be a huge upgrade for me!
  8. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    I'm on a 6+ right now and I'm honestly not terribly excited about upgrading. Especially not for over $1000 (easily $1300-$1500 in Canada). That's over twice what I paid for my 6+. Nothing about the 6S and 7 has me too excited other than the incremental camera upgrades, so unless the 7S/8 is a real game changer, I might keep my 6+ even longer
  9. Apple 26.2, Feb 20, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2017

    Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    I voted maybe and it's a matter of size (size matters!)... if it's a phablet, I won't be getting it (and I'll be sad because I really want the premium phone!).
  10. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Depends on the physical size - I had a 6S+ but got really fed up of it's sheer physical size and moved to an SE rather than any of the 7 series.
    I love the size of the SE but would be willing to go to the physical size of the 7 for the features rumoured in the 8. There's no way I'd go back to the size of the 7+ (or even bigger!) though
  11. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I am seriously considering not buying it. I'm getting a little tired of Apple charging excessive markup. The MBP is too expensive and now a really expensive iPhone? Not something we should reward in a market where technology is getting cheaper.
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, if I like it then I will get it.
    If its not that exciting with marginal improvements I'll just wait another year with my current 7 plus.
  13. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Size of the phone is the biggest factor for me.

    If it's a larger screen, even with reduced bezels, it might be too big for easy one-handed use. Sweet spot would be a 4.7" screen with reduced bezels i.e. a smaller phone.

    Price is of secondary importance. I'm eligible for a new phone in Oct, but I could continue to happily use my 6s if the new iPhone doesn't sway me.

    I do want OLED...so if the 4.7" doesn't get it, I'll wait.
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Yes been waiting years for oled iPhone..don't like the thought of a 5.1 usable display but I think the other features will be worth it
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I'd have to justify it by saying "this model is better for my job because [ ____ ].

    Right now I have no clue how to end that sentence. Maybe Apple does.
  16. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two

    I have a 6s+ and it's fugly. If Apple does not change the design of the phone this year then the answer will be no.

    If they do change the design AND this above $1000 price is for the HIGHEST capacity model they sell then yes. If Apple is STARTING the low capacity models at $1000 and charging more for each capacity tier then NO!
  17. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    Depends on the storage and what other features it offers. If it's 128GB or more, it would be much easier for me to consider it compared to if it started at 32GB.
  18. martint235 macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2016
    I've just got a 7 so it depends on the size of the technological leap. It will have to be substantial to get me to upgrade before my contract is up early next year though. And early next year there will hopefully be competition from the new Galaxy Note 8
  19. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    If the new features are substantive (in my eyes) over the 7+ I purchased last December, I will probably upgrade.
  20. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Most likely no for me. As much as I love the iPhone, there is no way I'd shell out that much money for it.

    I'm crossing my fingers that the SE gets updated.
  21. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    I will likely buy it when it's a year old as I'm done with paying £1000+ for a phone. It'll be significantly cheaper by then.

    Then again if the only phones offered are massive, i'll possibly skip it altogether.
  22. scrumpyjack macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2016
    I'll buy another phone this year but I'm not sure what yet. My blind allegiance to Apple is long gone so if the S8 is better I'll buy that.
  23. X-Caliber macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2013
    My wife probably will but after my experience with the iPhone 7 Plus and their customer service, I will never own another iPhone. It is a shame because they make good devices. Luckily I found another device.
  24. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    The iPhone 7 costs $650

    It makes no sense for Apple to release the standard iPhone 8 for $1000
    It won't even have touch ID or the headphone jack.

    It makes no sense when iPhone 4 that came out back in 2010 was a masterpiece and it didn't even hit $700 for the HIGHEST storage option.
  25. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    First of all, you're basing all of your points on rumors and speculation.

    There's no proof there will be an iPhone 8 this fall. There's no proof it will cost $1000 for the base model. Why would there not be a 7s/7s+? What if the base storage available was raised to 128GB? Seems justifiable to charge 1k for that, if you ask me.

    The pointy I'm making us there's to much uncertainty to get in this much of a tizzy this early.

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