Will you buy the IPhone 7S or IPhone 8?

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    If they release two models which one will you buy?

    I will go for the 6S as the iPhone 8 form factor would be larger than then 7 plus and the price would likely start at £800 or more making it the most expensive phone on the market

    Perhaps in 2018 apple would bring a 4.7" OLED iPhone out.

    I don't see the 8 performing too well due to the price.
     
  2. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    If the 7s is just an upgraded 7 for the usual £600 price and the OLED iphone (8?) is around £800 I'll be keeping my 7 another year until they do a decent upgraded phone with a new design for the normal price point of £600 (which is about as much as a top end phone should cost in my opinion).
    Cheers
     
  3. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There's rumours of an iPad Air 3 so perhaps apple have gave up on the low end of the market (iPad mini and SE) and see £600 as middle end market.
     
  4. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm my opinion £600/700 is the top end of the phone market if you look at most top end phones though. Middle market is £300/400 and low end of the market below £200 in the UK
     
  5. andreamaym macrumors member

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    I usually upgrade my phone every 3 years... so I likely won't be upgrading until the iPhone 8s or 9!
     
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    If they launch a bezel-less (or very nearly so) model, then I'll buy it. If they don't, then I'll keep my 7 for another boring, unexciting year. :p

    They obviously haven't announced any pricing for a phone they haven't even shown off yet (nor is finished development...)
     
  8. hinesmj macrumors regular

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    I'm on the AUP, so I'll be picking the new one up for sure.
     
  9. deany macrumors 68030

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    Agree if the iPhone 128GB 10th edition is a penny over £700 I doubt if I will upgrade.
     
  10. lclev macrumors regular

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    I am also on AUP but I will still wait and see. I can choose to keep my 7+ which I really like. The final specs on the 8 is not out. For me it will be an 8+ if I like what they offer.
     
  11. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    The 256GB iPhone 7+ costs £919 ($1134) so I dread to think what a new 'high end' variant will cost. It sounds like one for the US market only, and elites.
     
  12. xxray macrumors 6502

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    Probably not. Only reason I would is for the high end model with OLED screen, but when I just shelled out $850 for an iPhone 7 and case, I don't want to be spending over $1000. Plus, the high end model is probably going to be a large display, and I prefer the size of the 4.7 iPhone much more.
     
  13. bufffilm Suspended

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    I can't use a phone bigger than 4.7" so if the ip8 is only in the larger display, it's a no-buy for me.

    I'm eligible for a new phone next September and I'm getting one...to not buy a new phone is leaving money on the table (matter-of-speaking).

    But the thought of spending $750 for a 7s (w/the same old lcd screen and same design) doesn't enthuse me either.

    So, I will read the reviews on the S8 and wait for Sept Apple release and decide then. Chances are good that I might switch...amoled screen and other goodies that Apple won't include on the 7s is a pretty good reason to try something new.
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    There's a lot of snobbery involved with Apple products and I think rather a lot of people will be peeved unless they have the 'best' iPhone. Knowing there's a premium model kicking around will make the 7S feel like a 5C and who needs that grief? My 6S+ cost me £750 and yet my latest Sony XZ was £550...and it's a better phone in my opinion (partly due to the o/s). Now that I know I can get a premium experience for less than £600, why would I spend way more on an iPhone 8. Unless the i8 is a gorgeous slab that slays the competition in every single respect then I think I'm going to stay in the c£600 camp with Android flagships.
     
  15. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I'm in the same boat as an earlier poster. I only upgrade my phone once every 3 years or so, so I'm probably going to be hanging onto my SE for a good while :)
     
  16. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    My S7 Edge has OLED. My Note 7 had an even nicer OLED. They're pretty cool, but jeesh, not worth all the fuss and excitement being made over them. I use my HTC 10 with its LCD display far more often because it's more efficient. I'm more concerned about the overall phone. Is it reliable? Is the battery life sufficient for my needs? Is the call quality excellent? Does it work well with my truck and my Bluetooth accessories? Is the build quality excellent? The display that comes with the iPhone 7Plus is really very nice. It compares extremely well to the display on my S7 Edge. I just don't know if it would be good with VR, but that's a niche use still in its infancy anyway.

    I did not like nor have much luck with my iPhone 6Plus. My iPhone 6S Plus was a far better experience. I am therefore a bit reluctant to be a Guinea pig for Apple's first attempt at a radical new design. I will have to see what early adopters say before I commit to any final decision about a future purchase.
     
  17. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Indeed, AMOLED super-high res screens are nice and all....but just candy. A 1080p LCD display will use less battery, be less processor/GPU intensive and won't suffer 'burn in' - all of which are legitimate positives over a bonus 'candy' feature.
     
  18. bufffilm Suspended

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    Won't be any fear of amoled burn-in from me...I run on low-power mode exclusively.

    A 7s in 1080p Lcd screen would be a palatable upgrade (in lieu of amoled screen) if it comes to blows.

    Just not the same middlin' screen as now, Apple.
     
  19. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I've been on iOS since 2012 and iPhones have never given me cause for concern. I will definitely buy the next iPhone.
     
  20. jshtroutman macrumors regular

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    Nope.. Im hoping for a updated 4 inch designed phone for my next upgrade. I have the 7 now so I should be able to wait a few years for it.
     
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    If I'm honest I hope the 7s is the same size as the 7 but with a bigger screen .. edge to edge .. for the same price point as the 7. Then I'll upgrade, if not I'm happy with this iPhone 7 for a while.
     
  23. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Too early to say one way or another. If the new phone is a big improvement spec and feature wise over the iPhone 7+, I will consider upgrading, even though I just bought my phone.
     
  24. keatth macrumors 6502

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    What if the display is 5.5" but in the same body as the 7 with no bezels?
     
  25. bufffilm Suspended

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    Well, it would be even better to have a 4.7" shrunk down to no bezels, etc. final size about 4.4"?

    That would suit me even more.
     

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