1. areyes163's Avatar
    Oh please no......don't make that hideous notch be the new normal.
    Oh it will be there for a while. Apple is a business. They won't make a complete redesign again for at least another year. Cost money to do that. They will rehash this X design for at least another year but most likely more.
    09-15-2017 11:22 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    Oh it will be there for a while. Apple is a business. They won't make a complete redesign again for at least another year. Cost money to do that. They will rehash this X design for at least another year but most likely more.
    At least 2-3 years.
    09-16-2017 12:20 AM
  3. mogelijk's Avatar
    I really don't know why the pricing had to increase. Likely it had to do with increase production costs and Apple insisting on maintaining their profit margin for each device they sell. In contrast, historically Samsung's devices were more expensive to produce; however, their profit margin was lower than Apple's...until now.
    Apparently the increase in price is due to Samsung increasing its OLED price.
    Umm... the 8 Plus uses LED, not OLED, so that wouldn't be the issue, unless their LED supplier has also increased prices.

    What I heard is that supply of memory chips being made is lower than demand, which is pushing memory prices up. That is also allegedly the reason (or part of) that there are only 2 memory options on the various iPhone models this year.
    09-16-2017 06:51 AM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    Umm... the 8 Plus uses LED, not OLED, so that wouldn't be the issue, unless their LED supplier has also increased prices.

    What I heard is that supply of memory chips being made is lower than demand, which is pushing memory prices up. That is also allegedly the reason (or part of) that there are only 2 memory options on the various iPhone models this year.
    You are right! I thought this was the thread for the X, my apologies
    09-16-2017 07:18 AM
  5. mogelijk's Avatar
    You are right! I thought this was the thread for the X, my apologies
    No problem, an easy mistake to make when you are roaming around the forum.
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    09-16-2017 07:47 AM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    No problem, an easy mistake to make when you are roaming around the forum.
    09-16-2017 07:48 AM
  7. ItnStln's Avatar
    $949 for the 256GB iPhone 8 Plus is so much better than $999 for the 64GB iPhone X model.
    Which is why I'm now debating on the 8 again.
    09-16-2017 12:47 PM
  8. ItnStln's Avatar
    Basically expected it. Didn't expect only two storage choices though. That blindsided me.
    No, the 2 storage choices was a huge surprise to me. However I'm sure it's because Samsung made 64gb standard in their latest devices.
    09-16-2017 12:49 PM
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