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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snarlz, Sep 22, 2017.
Obviously best is yet to come, but today just hasn’t felt like a new iPhone release day.
That's because a new iPhone wasn't released today...
I went to Apple Store and was underwhelmed. Granted I own a 7+ so the phone doesn't offer much of an upgrade. Even the rep I talked to wasn't trying to BS me upsell me like they do when they unveil them.
I think the X will sell out on release but not necessarily mean it's a success. The limited quantity will be a factor. Apple really needed to skip the 8 and made the X and Xplus.
For those with a 7, I’d agree, not much to see here. Although I wouldn’t call it a bad release, much less the “worst”. But me coming from a 6s it is a huge upgrade. I also wasn’t sure about going with the plus, but I’m glad I did. I guess I should have gotten a plus back when I got the 6s, as I really like it.
I walked by my local AT&T store about 5 pm tonight and there were literally 2 customers in the whole store. Pretty much a non-event product launch. No real reason to upgrade if you have a 7 or 7+ and some are itching for the X.
The dichotomy of viewpoints of the new phones brings to the surface the different extremes that the forum often exhibits on a daily basis. The release days of the iPhone seem to magnify the emotional chasm (at least for me as an observer). The following song by Billy Joel reminds me of this aspect of human nature.
There was never a reason to line up or rush to get the phone. Prenty of supply for preorders. I preordered and arrived home to a new phone. Hands on response for the phones is good.
I see nothing anywhere but non-hype about the release of this phone and how there’s soooo much stock, yet here I am...still waiting on my preorder.
By noon on Sept. 22, phone vendors in Hong Kong were offering to buy iPhone 8 and 8 Plus from scalpers for less than retail price.
First time in history.
eventually they are going to have to lower prices to make sales or come up with some breakthrough technology that people "must" have
remember when desktops cost thousands, HDTV's were many thousands, etc
If and when they bring to market a true holographic device, where it renders antiquated the entire concept of a physical object with a glass screen that you hold.
If the X didn’t exist, people would’ve been lining up to get the 8. I got it, it’s fsster, better camera, better display, better speakers. It is like a 7S but so what’s, the 7 was like a 6SS ya know?
I honestly fast forward the keynote and skipped on the iphone segment. Majority of the phone news was released by leaks like every prelaunch.
Without the X, customers still wouldn't line up for the 8.
There are four generations of the 5.5" form factor available on the market. Apple still sells the 6S Plus and 7 Plus.
The iPhone 8 is churn rather than innovation.
Did you happen to get a new phone today? If not, perhaps that's why it doesn't feel like a new iPhone release day for you...
yea it is strange that they didn't call it that
Then it really would have been ignored. Calling the it the 8 will make it seem like more of an upgrade to many.
I have been wondering since release if this form factor design was Steve Jobs last design and that’s why they have kept it this long. That could be why the X was announced as the NEXT revolution as it may be the first post Jobs device.
I also wonder if this launch is a result of carrier subsidies going away. $399 was a lot easier to line up for than $1000. The monthly rate is easy to market that “low monthly cost”, but a thousand is a thousand no matter how you lay it out, and the result is shrinking the audience that could afford it.
Why did you feel the need to share this baseless opinion.
It's purely a marketing move. Apple is somewhat desperate for sales. The fact they still sell 6s new (and refurbished) is evidence. They even continue to sell a new "special edition" 6 in Europe and Asia.
Good point. Marketing
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Same reason you had to share your opinion that his opinion is baseless. Everyone has one.
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Wrong. The camera fro
because it's related to the post and guess what, it's a forum. People express their opinions all the time. You don't like it, skip it
If sales of the ip8/+ are tepid, perhaps Apple will try harder in 2018.
I know if they don't release OLED for the smaller 4.7" phone next year, I'll sit the year out just like I'm doing right now with this one.
When I said I may keep my 6s for 5 years or more, I wasn't kidding. It's still on iOS 9 so it's not slowing down.
The ball is in Apple's court. And I am a man of my word.
I upgraded from a 6 to an 8 and its night/day for me. This phone is outstanding.
For those of us who dont upgrade every year its a new phone.
Walked past the Apple Store today and there was a line outside with 15-20 people. I’m sure it’s a major success, and I’m sure the X will be a major success as well.