Would you be mad if iPhone8 came with AirPods (and you already owned them)

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4489004/Apple-bundle-free-AirPods-iPhone-8.html

    http://hothardware.com/news/apple-iphone-8-sales-bolstered-oled-display-free-airpods

    That's a rumor stirring, is that that (in addition to OLED) will help 'bolster' iPhone8 sales that could have a price tag of $1,000+

    I'd be a little ticked (understatement, but not overly ticked), but I'd probably just sell the included ones or give them to someone in my family that wants wireless headphones

    I'd just prefer a cheaper iPhone 8 without it included,
    especially for as hard as the ball continues to be dropped for 6 week out shipping times STILL

    I can't imagine being someone buying AirPods, just 2 months or something before iphone8 wait 6 weeks for it to arrive and be SOL, only to learn they're included and get FOMO for the newest model. Or to not, and wait, thinking they will and then not and wasted all that time for nothing. That's rumors for you, but sucks to be an apple consumer sometimes!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't care if they included them with the next iPhone.
    But I really don't think that's going to happen.
     
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  4. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

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    I only buy phones with headphone jacks so it wouldn't matter to me.
     
  5. chilman macrumors regular

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    I don't have the airpods yet, I think it's wonderful if it came with the iphone but, that will not happen. How much more money can apple earn with $159 each? And it may cost more in other countries.
     
  6. bufffilm, May 10, 2017
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    Don't care either way...I would use the dongle or get a BT earphone with longer battery life.

    The EarPods are unattractive (and I think the fit is so-so at best) and I don't know why people are clamoring for them.

    It would be funny if Apple does include them with the new phones. All the early folk would be angry as heck.

    Let them!
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    It won't happen.
    But this is an interesting hypothetical question. I don't see how anyone could be happy if they shelled out the price of Air Pods and then bought a phone less than a year later that came packaged with them. Always nice to have an extra pair, I guess.
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    would be happy actually.

    love my air pods but hey whats another pair? can use some at home and leave another pair in my gym bag
    --- Post Merged, May 10, 2017 ---
    you don't plan on buying another iPhone ever again then?
     
  9. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502

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    im not thats for sure, after what ive experienced with my iphone 6 and ios10, no thanks.
     
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Not going to happen. The AirPods are still 6 weeks out in shipping and by the time Apple does that to the next iPhone, it would be more harder to find the next iPhone in stock. I don't see this happening.
     
  11. bufffilm, May 10, 2017
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    Or get a 6s/+ and stash it for a rainy day.

    If the 6s goes away this September, the only iphone with the jack will be the SE.
     
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  13. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    Don't care - depending upon price. I'd put them in a drawer or sell them.
     
  14. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

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    Nah I know lots of people who would like them.
     
  15. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Nope, because I don't plan on getting an iPhone 8 :).
     
  16. Gav.Winters macrumors member

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    Maybe they'll update them. iPhone 8 Edition now shipping with AirPods 2.
     
  17. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    IF the iPhone 8 included AirPods, then Apple would bake them into the phone price somehow. So, no, I would not be mad.
     
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  20. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't care one way or the other, if I get another pair of them, I'll give them to my sister, she's been looking for new wireless earbuds anyways.
     
  21. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    I'd be mad if they rose the price of iPhone just to include AirPods.
    I don't think they'll include AirPods for free, so either the price will be higher or they'll continue to include the lighting version of EarPods
     
  22. BigDO macrumors 6502

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    I think airpods bundled with the "premium" phone would be a classis Tim Kook move to justify the ridiculously price.
     
  23. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    There's always a way to view things negatively I suppose.

    But... every iPod I've ever purchased came with a set of earbuds.

    Every iPhone and iPod I've purchased came with another charging / syncing cable.

    Even though I already had these items and didn't need them, Apple included them anyway.

    I suppose I could be upset. But... consider that it's useful for those that don't already have these items. And for those who already do, they now have a reserve set as spares.

    Now... if we want to get upset about something, how about every iMac coming with another screen whether I need one or not, and also being unable to keep using said screen with any replacement computer I might purchase if said iMac dies. Now there's an example of waste and unnecessary expense being thrust onto users who need more than a wimpy mini or lack the funds for an overpriced Mac Pro.
     
  24. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't be mad. I'd probably just sell the AirPods I already own. No use in having two sets.
     

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