Would you rather Apple delay the iPhone 8 or launch it with select features disabled at first?[Poll]

Would you rather Apple delay the iPhone 8 or launch it with select features disabled at first?

  • Delay the iPhone 8, release when fully ready no matter the wait

    Votes: 42 64.6%
  • Delay the iPhone 8, release when fully ready as long as it's less than 4 weeks

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Release the iPhone 8 normally and add features as they are ready

    Votes: 22 33.8%

  • Total voters
    65

NovemberWhiskey

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May 18, 2009
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If you are talking about hardware features like putting TouchID under the glass on the front, inductive charging capabilities (hardware), etc -->delay release until all is ready.

If you mean software updates or accessories (inductive charging puck, etc.), then I don't mind waiting.
 

Givmeabrek

macrumors 68040
Apr 20, 2009
3,378
1,046
NY
Software updates will be released as they are ready as usual. The hardware will be set and never delayed. Any hardware updates will be put into the next model. Happens every year. :)
 

s15119

macrumors 68000
Nov 20, 2010
1,847
1,622
What features are you talking about? With so little info this poll is kind of meaningless.
 

NovemberWhiskey

macrumors 68040
May 18, 2009
3,012
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Software updates will be released as they are ready as usual. The hardware will be set and never delayed. Any hardware updates will be put into the next model. Happens every year. :)
IIRC, the OLED panel was actually supposed to be introduced on the current 7 Plus model, but due to not being able to source a supplier in time, we got the 6 S S Plus model.

That's the huge issue currently: people are concerned that features that were planned (Touch ID under the glass) will not make it due to bugs/tech constraints, and will be put off to the next model.
 

Freakonomics101

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Nov 6, 2014
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IIRC, the OLED panel was actually supposed to be introduced on the current 7 Plus model, but due to not being able to source a supplier in time, we got the 6 S S Plus model.
That’s what disappointments me about the 7+. Was hoping for the OLED to cut down on the bezel sizes. The ONLY reason why I have the 7+ is because of the battery life and camera. Battery life is the only reason why I originally started with the 6+. I don’t have the biggest hands so I struggle with using my phone with one hand.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
30,329
30,569
Highly unlikely There would be a delay with with the new iPhone itself, aside from possible add on features. If anything at all, it will be all about the element of surprise with touch ID and the home button. But anything delayed there after, likely will be due to wireless charging accessories or some other feature we are not aware of yet.

But if there was a caveat, perhaps both models are announced on Keynote day, followed by the "7s" launching first and the OLED iPhone launching at a later date and time.
 
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Reno Raines

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Jul 19, 2015
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I would think if they released the iPhone 8 with the features disabled that make it a premium phone then it would be bad economic sense for Apple. The iPhone 8 is expected to cost more than previous iPhones at launch so why not wait till it is completely ready for public consumption? Better to do it right then rush it out based on their own arbitrary timeline.
 

JPack

macrumors 601
Mar 27, 2017
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Apple should launch the device on time. The features in development can be released incrementally.

A "big bang" release, even delayed, means a greater likelihood of hardware and software bugs. With Apple's secretive development environment, there is simply no way to catch the hardware and software bugs until the device is in the hands of consumers.

It's unfortunate, but the first several million iPhone X users will be beta testers. The sooner that phase is complete, the sooner Apple can send that feedback to their hardware team for immediate fixes or for the 2018 iPhone.
 

pandi.ruvina

macrumors regular
Mar 17, 2017
148
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I don't care what they do.

If the physical design of the device does not change it won't matter to me what Apple does.
You mean that if physical design will not be different, than you are not going to own anymore Apple products? As far as I remember, I read a comment of yours in another thread, that if this time Apple doesn't change physical design, this would mean the starting to an end for Apple?!
 

kevink2

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Nov 2, 2008
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Since I bought the 7+, I don't want to spend the money just a year later, even if it makes me envious. Next year's model will have additional improvements, at least internally, and maybe I can then pass on my 7+.

To help me wait another year, when I bought the SE as a replacement for my sister rather than wait until fall and give her my 7+, and upgrade to the new model for myself. MUCH cheaper.
 

eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
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You mean that if physical design will not be different, than you are not going to own anymore Apple products? As far as I remember, I read a comment of yours in another thread, that if this time Apple doesn't change physical design, this would mean the starting to an end for Apple?!
Yes, that is exactly what I mean.

We're up for new phones in early 2018. It will have been 2.5 years with the 6s and 6s+. I don't wish to do another 2 to 3.5 years on another iPhone that looks exactly the same (with fugly camera bump) as the current 6s+ I own.

I like the Huawei P10+ so that may be where we end up.

Which doesn't mean I won't stil use all my current Apple devices though. My 6s+ will probably go to my son.
 

pandi.ruvina

macrumors regular
Mar 17, 2017
148
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Yes, that is exactly what I mean.

We're up for new phones in early 2018. It will have been 2.5 years with the 6s and 6s+. I don't wish to do another 2 to 3.5 years on another iPhone that looks exactly the same (with fugly camera bump) as the current 6s+ I own.

I like the Huawei P10+ so that may be where we end up.

Which doesn't mean I won't stil use all my current Apple devices though. My 6s+ will probably go to my son.
Well, in that case probably a Huawei like yours would really solve the situation, but I really think that Apple doesn't have anymore imagination/design, call it whatever you want! I personally thinking on Huawei P10 or P10+, saw a good review on YouTube, Mr Mobile (Michael Fischer), which by the way is extremely good on reviews and I really like it, so in Europe where I live, if no "extreme" changes are presented this fall, I probably would say farewell to Apple!

P.S : how is the battery on P10+, cause my main interest is on that, would love the same battery performance on SE, applied to Huawei!
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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Well, in that case probably a Huawei like yours would really solve the situation, but I really think that Apple doesn't have anymore imagination/design, call it whatever you want! I personally thinking on Huawei P10 or P10+, saw a good review on YouTube, Mr Mobile (Michael Fischer), which by the way is extremely good on reviews and I really like it, so in Europe where I live, if no "extreme" changes are presented this fall, I probably would say farewell to Apple!

P.S : how is the battery on P10+, cause my main interest is on that, would love the same battery performance on SE, applied to Huawei!
It looks like a nice phone, but I cannot tell you anything about the battery as I don't own one.

I also haven't looked at it in depth yet as what Apple does in regards to the new iPhone will determine which way I go.

That said, I have no binding loyalty to Apple. I use the products of theirs I like and that's it. I'm not bound to their ecosystem and neither are the other users in my house. The only service I use is iMessage and that's easily replaceable with SMS.

Facetime is nice every once in a while but I usually just call my wife if I need to talk to her.

My newest Mac is a 2006 MBP which is limited to Snow Leopard only so no iPhone I own can sync to it, except maybe my 4s and 5 which I don't sync anyway.

So, again, really not bound to Apple.
 
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