Will you buy an expensive iPhone 8?

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

  • Yes

    Votes: 57 38.8%
  • No

    Votes: 49 33.3%
  • Maybe

    Votes: 41 27.9%

  • Total voters
    147

Galacticos

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 5, 2016
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I'm a maybe. I have a 7, and the increase will need to be justified
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
33,401
34,465
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.
 

QzzB

macrumors regular
Mar 7, 2015
128
55
London
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.
 

swingandamiss

macrumors member
Nov 22, 2016
31
14
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.
 

sgchick

macrumors member
Jan 7, 2017
41
39
Probably will... But I have a 6s and it should be a huge upgrade for me!
 

KieranDotW

macrumors 6502a
Apr 12, 2012
623
68
Canada
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
 
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Apple 26.2

macrumors 6502a
Jan 1, 2011
955
173
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!).
 
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Phil A.

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Staff member
Apr 2, 2006
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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
 

AustinIllini

macrumors demi-goddess
Oct 20, 2011
12,001
9,110
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.
 

bufffilm

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May 3, 2011
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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.
 

The Game 161

macrumors Core
Dec 15, 2010
22,037
11,590
UK
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
 

eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
22,218
14,939
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
I'm a maybe. I have a 7, and the increase will need to be justified
Maybe.

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!
 

geoff5093

macrumors 68020
Sep 16, 2014
2,221
2,539
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.
 

martint235

macrumors 6502
Apr 13, 2016
272
654
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
 

nburwell

macrumors 601
May 6, 2008
4,829
1,754
DE
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.
 

The-Real-Deal82

macrumors G3
Jan 17, 2013
8,924
14,443
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.
 
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X-Caliber

macrumors newbie
Apr 25, 2013
12
2
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.
 

DBZmusicboy01

macrumors 6502a
Sep 30, 2011
946
415
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.
 

Knowlege Bomb

macrumors 604
Feb 14, 2008
6,806
2,731
Madison, WI
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.
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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