1. Cladster's Avatar
    Sorry AUD. Paid $950 and Apple sell for $1569 here. Gumtree seller, if you have the cash on hand there is some bargains as some people not all just want a quick sale.

    Edit: Highway Robbery

    https://www.apple.com/au/shop/buy-ip...black#01,11,22
    04-23-2017 11:15 PM
  2. MizWylie's Avatar
    My $950 is about your $717. $1 AUD = US 0.75, plus we have the Australian Apple Tax
    Ooh! So my tired math was better than my more awake math later on! Yes!
    04-24-2017 07:38 AM
  3. Quis89's Avatar
    I have a 6s and really want the larger size of the 7 Plus. Am I crazy? Next phone is expected in September.

    I'd consider a 6s Plus but really want the depth effect as well, which it doesn't have.
    Not crazy at all. The 7 Plus is a great device. Honestly, I'm growing more and more skeptical on what Apple is going to do with the next round of devices to really surpass what they did with the 7 devices.
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    04-24-2017 10:53 AM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    Not crazy at all. The 7 Plus is a great device. Honestly, I'm growing more and more skeptical on what Apple is going to do with the next round of devices to really surpass what they did with the 7 devices.
    this is why i picked up the 7+ now so i could wait for next year when this new overhaul design is refined.
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    04-24-2017 10:57 AM
  5. areyes163's Avatar
    I ordered one just today. I'll have it soon. Like others said. There is always something new around the corner. Just get what you like.
    04-24-2017 11:06 AM
  6. Quis89's Avatar
    this is why i picked up the 7+ now so i could wait for next year when this new overhaul design is refined.
    Makes sense. I love my 7 Plus. So I wouldn't be upset if I were to wait another year for an upgrade if I'm not pleased with what I see this year.

    I toy with the idea of going Android for a bit but I'm too invested in the Apple ecosystem.
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    04-24-2017 11:44 AM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    Makes sense. I love my 7 Plus. So I wouldn't be upset if I were to wait another year for an upgrade if I'm not pleased with what I see this year.

    I toy with the idea of going Android for a bit but I'm too invested in the Apple ecosystem.
    If Android is something you're considering, just make sure you have enough time to thoroughly test and allow an option to stick with iPhone. My wife is completely engulfed in the Apple Ecosystem, if she wanted to use Android and drop her iPhone i'd be very hesitant to encourage her for the simple fact that iOS works for her (ecosystem and all). Android offers a lot that iOS doesnt (still settling in to this 7+) BUT for me, iOS was the right move as it worked better for what i need.

    So if you wanna try Android (if you've never used it before), try to find a cheaper model (Moto or One+) or make sure if you buy a high end that theres a return period available.
    04-24-2017 12:03 PM
  8. Quis89's Avatar
    If Android is something you're considering, just make sure you have enough time to thoroughly test and allow an option to stick with iPhone. My wife is completely engulfed in the Apple Ecosystem, if she wanted to use Android and drop her iPhone i'd be very hesitant to encourage her for the simple fact that iOS works for her (ecosystem and all). Android offers a lot that iOS doesnt (still settling in to this 7+) BUT for me, iOS was the right move as it worked better for what i need.

    So if you wanna try Android (if you've never used it before), try to find a cheaper model (Moto or One+) or make sure if you buy a high end that theres a return period available.
    Definitely. I'd be keeping my iPhone. And up until around 3 years ago I was an avid Android user. Haven't used it since the iPhone 6 released. I'm fairly familiar with it. But in these last three years I've purchased almost every product Apple offers lol. So the transition wouldn't be easy. I'm more than likely sticking with my iPhone. But I am planning on playing with the S8 this week at the Verizon store. We will see what happens from there.
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    04-24-2017 12:16 PM
  9. chezm's Avatar
    Definitely. I'd be keeping my iPhone. And up until around 3 years ago I was an avid Android user. Haven't used it since the iPhone 6 released. I'm fairly familiar with it. But in these last three years I've purchased almost every product Apple offers lol. So the transition wouldn't be easy. I'm more than likely sticking with my iPhone. But I am planning on playing with the S8 this week at the Verizon store. We will see what happens from there.
    Best of luck! Just keep in mind even the S7 of last year repeated the same behaviors as previous Sx devices where after a few months they would slow down (i had the S3 and S6). Sometimes cache clearing helps but eventually the device could get bogged down. Im not saying this will happen with the S8 but good to keep in the back of your mind. Android has come a very long way in the last 2 years, more refined solid experience overall. Keep us posted on your experience!
    04-24-2017 12:23 PM
  10. Quis89's Avatar
    Best of luck! Just keep in mind even the S7 of last year repeated the same behaviors as previous Sx devices where after a few months they would slow down (i had the S3 and S6). Sometimes cache clearing helps but eventually the device could get bogged down. Im not saying this will happen with the S8 but good to keep in the back of your mind. Android has come a very long way in the last 2 years, more refined solid experience overall. Keep us posted on your experience!
    I honestly never experienced those issues. I had all the S devices up until the S4. My brother who is on my Verizon account has the S7 Edge and has not mentioned anything about slowness or anything. I could be the exception but I experienced no more or less lag than I experience on my iPhone. The main thing that converted me was iMessage and at the time I had an iPad and so integrating those experiences was key.

    I'll definitely share my experience if I try it out.
    04-24-2017 01:58 PM
  11. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    If you can afford it, definitely get it! The 7 Plus is a huge improvement on the 6s.
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    04-24-2017 03:28 PM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    I honestly never experienced those issues. I had all the S devices up until the S4. My brother who is on my Verizon account has the S7 Edge and has not mentioned anything about slowness or anything. I could be the exception but I experienced no more or less lag than I experience on my iPhone. The main thing that converted me was iMessage and at the time I had an iPad and so integrating those experiences was key.

    I'll definitely share my experience if I try it out.
    Then you either got lucky or myself and many of my friends/work peers/family have had bad experiences. I am sure how the device is used, the apps, etc play part in the long haul experience. My S3 experienced many lag related problems, the S6 was much better but over time they did creep up and in the 14 months i had it factory reset 3 times. As far as the S7, i heard of it but much less than previous years so its very possible the potential culprits that existed for some in the past were squashed. Looking forward to your input!
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    04-24-2017 03:28 PM
  13. MizWylie's Avatar
    04-24-2017 04:48 PM
  14. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I caved today, OP! Really want the 7 Plus. Am I crazy?-file_000.jpeg
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    04-24-2017 06:58 PM
  15. areyes163's Avatar
    Nice congrats.
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    04-24-2017 07:11 PM
  16. reeneebob's Avatar
    Gawd I want that red.
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    04-24-2017 08:45 PM
  17. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Gawd I want that red.
    I'm not sure if you've ever seen it in person, but it's gorgeous. I love that it's a matte red and not a glossy red.

    I really hope the next iPhone comes in red as a day 1 purchase option.
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    04-24-2017 09:23 PM
  18. bmhillegass87's Avatar
    Not crazy! I think as phonesumers (yes I made that up) we have become accustomed to accepting our "device" as old/dated after a 6 month cycle. I would argue you could buy an iPhone 6 right now and use it as a daily driver without issue. Apple does an incredible job updating devices while still paying homage to the older phones in the product line. The A10 chip is still very future proof! And you'll be hard pressed to find anything the device can't run even for at least another year. I had been using the SE since launch and have had literally 0 trouble with the device. By our standards, that device is dated both design wise and internally, but the A9 has been rocking. Just got a 7 yesterday and feel I'm at the top of the technology heap (see single core geekbench scores Snapdragon 835 fans). I love the latest and greatest, but to say buying "last gens" iPhone is a mistake is rubbish. I still think it looks pretty good too .
    libra89 and chezm like this.
    04-25-2017 09:43 AM
  19. pkcable's Avatar
    Big is better! UNLESS you want small, then check out THIS.....

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    04-25-2017 09:50 AM
  20. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Not crazy. I say get the 7+ now and if you still want the 8 then wait a few weeks after launch.

    I had the 6S+ and wasn't looking to upgrade. My son had the 6 and it started having battery issues. So I upgraded to the 7+ and gave my son my old 6S+. My wife also has a 6S+ and I fully expect her to upgrade to the 8 when preorders start. I personally plan on holding on to my 7+ for a while.
    04-25-2017 10:27 AM
  21. ou2mame1's Avatar
    I don't think I'm even going to like the iPhone 8. From what I've seen I think if I get another iPhone it will be the 9. But I don't know. Android just has more customizing abilities. I'm on the fence. If Apple unlocks the potential of ios I will stay, but my next phone will probably not be an iPhone at all. And don't get me wrong I like my iPhone 7 plus, but I am always running into walls in ios.
    04-25-2017 10:56 AM
  22. chezm's Avatar
    I don't think I'm even going to like the iPhone 8. From what I've seen I think if I get another iPhone it will be the 9.
    This is the exact reason i got an iPhone 7+ now and will get the 8/S,9 (whatever it is) next year.
    04-25-2017 01:41 PM
  23. robertk328's Avatar
    Big is better! UNLESS you want small, then check out THIS.....

    I don't.
    04-25-2017 07:31 PM
  24. areyes163's Avatar
    This is the exact reason i got an iPhone 7+ now and will get the 8/S,9 (whatever it is) next year.
    I'm sure I'll get the 8 but I'll wait a little bit to see if any issues arise. There always seems to be some issue when a design change is made. I'll just upgrade to iOS 11 and that should tide me over for a bit.
    04-26-2017 07:59 AM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    I'm sure I'll get the 8 but I'll wait a little bit to see if any issues arise. There always seems to be some issue when a design change is made. I'll just upgrade to iOS 11 and that should tide me over for a bit.
    Thats exactly the case, especially with iPhone. The leak rumors already highlighted some concerns such as the device running hotter than the current iphones and the smaller form factor (screen size to bezel ratio) means shifting internals around to accommodate size. All speculation so far but based on what we sort of know seems to all make sense. With that said, this also ties likely into why Apple may delay the launch and we know Apple only releases quality products so the quality testing will be done well.
    04-26-2017 10:13 AM
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