1. michial's Avatar
    I’m on Apple’s iphone upgrade program and can upgrade my 7 Plus. I’m not interested in the X. I m a weirdo who actually likes the current form factor with the home button and bezels. So I want to update to the 8 Plus. I have a matte black and thought the silver 8 plus looks nice for a change. There’s very little out of pocket, maybe tax on the unit is all on the upgrade program. I get one upgrade a year so it’s fun to try a new phone out every year.

    I’ve heard a lot of iphone tech people say don’t waste your time on the 8 or 8 plus if you have a 7. I disagree. It has a better camera, processor and for me a storage upgrade from 32 to 64 gb so it seems like a good deal at only $30 more at $799 vs the $769 iPhone 7 Plus. Maybe next year the X will entice me more.

    I’m also tempted instead to get a 128gb red 7 plus as my local store has them still. I love the looks of it but the 8 has the newer tech I’d love to try out.

    Are any of you planning on upgrading to the 8 or 8 plus?
    Jude526 and RobertP1 like this.
    09-14-2017 12:03 AM
  2. thedonp's Avatar
    I’m not. I personally think the 8/8 Plus isn’t much different from my 7 Plus.
    edswife1970 likes this.
    09-14-2017 12:05 AM
  3. Jude526's Avatar
    I am loving my 7+. If I were to upgrade I wouldn't mind the 8+ but I would get the 256 gig. I am almost tempted but I need to be smart right now. I need to start holiday shopping and looking at cars. I want the series 3 watch because I want it cellular. I need to sell my series 2 to help with it
    My 7+ is awesome and it's getting ios11. I also got a great deal on mine. I was given 529 trade in on my Samsung. My iPhone monthly pymt is very reasonable
    09-14-2017 12:11 AM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I will be upgrading to the X from my 7 Plus. I don’t think it’s useless, the new features on the 8 are nice. It’s worth it if you have the $$$.
    09-14-2017 12:34 AM
  5. Danny8200's Avatar
    I think I'll go for the 8 +. I can actually use the 256 GB storage.
    Jude526 likes this.
    09-14-2017 12:37 AM
  6. shutter's Avatar
    I will be getting up at 3am to pre-order the 8+ for my wife (I’m on the east coast, it’s still 12am Cupertino time, right?). She is usin a 6+. I have the 7+ and will be upgrading to the X, however If the X were not an option....I would be getting the 8+.
    09-14-2017 07:27 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    I will be getting up at 3am to pre-order the 8+ for my wife (I’m on the east coast, it’s still 12am Cupertino time, right?). She is usin a 6+. I have the 7+ and will be upgrading to the X, however If the X were not an option....I would be getting the 8+.
    That’s very nice of you to preorder for your wife.
    I wish you the best of luck!
    09-14-2017 07:57 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    No... I don't if that's what YOU want to do. I went from the 6 Plus to the 6s Plus to the 7 Plus and to be honest the upgrade was small and insignificant, but that's what I wanted to do. Now bring on the X
    taz323 likes this.
    09-14-2017 08:13 AM
  9. gordol's Avatar
    I’ve heard a lot of iphone tech people say don’t waste your time on the 8 or 8 plus if you have a 7. I disagree. It has a better camera, processor and for me a storage upgrade from 32 to 64 gb so it seems like a good deal at only $30 more at $799 vs the $769 iPhone 7 Plus. Maybe next year the X will entice me more.
    Go for it. It looks like there is enough of an upgrade difference to make it worthwhile to you, especially the storage capacity bump.
    09-14-2017 10:05 AM
  10. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    No... I don't if that's what YOU want to do. I went from the 6 Plus to the 6s Plus to the 7 Plus and to be honest the upgrade was small and insignificant, but that's what I wanted to do. Now bring on the X
    I went the same way on the Plus iPhones. Thinking about skipping this year. The X is not for me and I'm not really thinking about getting the 8 plus.
    09-14-2017 10:25 AM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I went the same way on the Plus iPhones. Thinking about skipping this year. The X is not for me and I'm not really thinking about getting the 8 plus.
    When the 6 Plus was released my first response was "why so much bezel" and year after year I watch Samsung decrease the bezels on their devices. Even though I got used to the very large bezels on the 6/6s/7 Pluses, I still had a yearning for a bezeless iPhone. Now that it has finally arrived, I'm not going to let it pass without getting one. Not downing the iPhone 8, it's a very nice iPhone (I have one almost like it...LOL), but it's time to come into the 21st Century in my honest opinion. The iPhone X 256gb in Space Gray Stainless Steel has my name written all over it.
    taz323 likes this.
    09-14-2017 10:37 AM
  12. rsgoldens's Avatar
    I think I'm going to go ahead and do it. I'm on the upgrade program but I think I'm going to buy out and sell my 7 pluses and make a few bucks. My main reason is that I am on 128GB and will get 256GB for about $2.50 per month. One of my phones only has 3GB free space.
    09-14-2017 02:26 PM
  13. bluej3's Avatar
    I’m on Apple’s iphone upgrade program and can upgrade my 7 Plus. I’m not interested in the X. I m a weirdo who actually likes the current form factor with the home button and bezels. So I want to update to the 8 Plus. I have a matte black and thought the silver 8 plus looks nice for a change. There’s very little out of pocket, maybe tax on the unit is all on the upgrade program. I get one upgrade a year so it’s fun to try a new phone out every year.

    I’ve heard a lot of iphone tech people say don’t waste your time on the 8 or 8 plus if you have a 7. I disagree. It has a better camera, processor and for me a storage upgrade from 32 to 64 gb so it seems like a good deal at only $30 more at $799 vs the $769 iPhone 7 Plus. Maybe next year the X will entice me more.

    I’m also tempted instead to get a 128gb red 7 plus as my local store has them still. I love the looks of it but the 8 has the newer tech I’d love to try out.

    Are any of you planning on upgrading to the 8 or 8 plus?
    I love the form factor with home button and bezels too. One of the reasons I adore the iphone is the home button. I will definitely vouch for iphone 8 + . It has the stunning glass back which IMO is superb.
    Tonystark22, Jude526 and michial like this.
    09-14-2017 09:04 PM
  14. michial's Avatar
    I used to have a 4 and a 4s but I can’t remember what the glass was like if it was more grippy and better with scratches than the aluminum. I hope it’s not as slick as the aluminum.
    09-14-2017 09:17 PM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I used to have a 4 and a 4s but I can’t remember what the glass was like if it was more grippy and better with scratches than the aluminum. I hope it’s not as slick as the aluminum.
    The glass is definitely grippier than the aluminum finish on more recent models.
    michial likes this.
    09-14-2017 10:06 PM
  16. michial's Avatar
    That’s kind of you to answer. Thanks!
    09-14-2017 10:07 PM
  17. chezm's Avatar
    I wouldn't call it a useless upgrade but the updates aren't enough for me to drop my 7+. I think only that can be answered by the phone user.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    09-14-2017 11:57 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    The glass is definitely grippier than the aluminum finish on more recent models.
    I am betting this is the case but I am curious to see its durability tested
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    09-14-2017 11:57 PM
  19. shutter's Avatar
    Just preordered the 8+ for my wife, easiest iPhone order I’ve ever made. That means when I order the iphone X for me it’s gonna be the cluster it always is.
    taz323, bluej3 and RobertP1 like this.
    09-15-2017 03:06 AM
  20. TripleOne's Avatar
    Just preordered the 8+ for my wife, easiest iPhone order I’ve ever made. That means when I order the iphone X for me it’s gonna be the cluster it always is.
    It’s too good to be true, let’s hope it won’t be that bad for the X.
    09-15-2017 03:45 AM
  21. Danny8200's Avatar
    Just placed a pre order. The storage capacity bump from 128 to 256 GB and wireless charging was enough reason for me.
    09-15-2017 05:54 AM
  22. Soreloser's Avatar
    While I might consider upgrading just for the better cpu and camera, I owe too much on my 7+ to do it. If you've got the money to spare...
    RobertP1 likes this.
    09-15-2017 06:38 AM
  23. TripleOne's Avatar
    While I might consider upgrading just for the better cpu and camera, I owe too much on my 7+ to do it. If you've got the money to spare...
    That’s my rule of thumb. If you have extra cash, go for it!
    muchospanish likes this.
    09-15-2017 06:39 AM
  24. bluej3's Avatar
    I used to have a 4 and a 4s but I can’t remember what the glass was like if it was more grippy and better with scratches than the aluminum. I hope it’s not as slick as the aluminum.
    The glass is definitely gonna be better in so many ways. Espl the 2017 glass versions are gonna be more durable than the previous ones.
    09-15-2017 08:03 AM
  25. erwaso's Avatar
    Just placed a pre order. The storage capacity bump from 128 to 256 GB and wireless charging was enough reason for me.
    As a previous wireless charging user, expect it to take a while to charge versus plugging in.
    michial and libra89 like this.
    09-15-2017 10:43 AM
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