Worst release ever?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snarlz, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. snarlz macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Obviously best is yet to come, but today just hasn’t felt like a new iPhone release day.
  2. fsfty macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2014
    That's because a new iPhone wasn't released today...
  3. GetSwole37 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    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.
  4. Emathieu macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2011
    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.
  5. mdawid macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2011
    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.
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    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.

  7. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    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.
  8. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    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.
  9. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    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.
  10. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    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
  11. drzen macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2017
    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.
  12. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    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?
  13. Dopestar macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2012
    I honestly fast forward the keynote and skipped on the iphone segment. Majority of the phone news was released by leaks like every prelaunch.
  14. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    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.
  15. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    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...
  16. Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    yea it is strange that they didn't call it that
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Then it really would have been ignored. Calling the it the 8 will make it seem like more of an upgrade to many.
  18. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    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.
  19. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Why did you feel the need to share this baseless opinion.
  20. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    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.
  21. Act3, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017

    Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    Good point. Marketing
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2017 ---
    Same reason you had to share your opinion that his opinion is baseless. Everyone has one.
  22. GetSwole37 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    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
  23. bufffilm, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    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.
  24. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    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.
  25. boygiant macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2016
    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.

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