1. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am just curious as to why some want the 8+ versus the X. I have no preference to either, personally, I am just more-so curious as to why others aren't going to the X.
    09-13-2017 10:49 AM
  2. w00cash1020's Avatar
    1. Price
    2. Availability
    3. I want touchID
    4. New tech usually is buggy ar start
    09-13-2017 11:28 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    1. Price
    2. Availability
    3. I want touchID
    4. New tech usually is buggy ar start
    Good answer.

    Personally the price doesn't bother me for the X so long as I feel it's a better device than the 8 Plus (which I do). But if it takes longer to get and/or can't be gotten that's a problem. TouchID I'm a fan of that going away, at least from the front of the device. I would have been ok with keeping it, either as an under the display FPS or putting it on the back of the device. I'm not entirely sold on Face whatever, but I am curious about it.
    09-13-2017 11:42 AM
  4. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    1. Price
    2. Availability
    3. I want touchID
    4. New tech usually is buggy ar start
    THIS!!!!
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-13-2017 11:47 AM
  5. MizWylie's Avatar
    I have instant gratification issues. I passed up G6, S8, Moto Z2, Note 8. My time of passing up is over!

    Also, I think the 8 Plus is going to look stunning with all that glass. Makes me reminisce about my super naked 4 and 4S....With Touch ID!
    duke1231, cwbcpa, RobertP1 and 2 others like this.
    09-13-2017 11:48 AM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    In Canada with Apple care over 2000. any more questions ?
    Aztek13, jayzero76 and RobertP1 like this.
    09-13-2017 11:59 AM
  7. fridayxiii's Avatar
    I didn't get to watch the event live, but I caught up on the details from various websites. I just wasn't blow away by the X. I'm sure it'll be a great device, but I just didn't see enough to justify the added cost over an 8+. As much as I'd like the 10th anniversary iPhone, I think the 8+ will be enough for me, and really nice upgrade over my 6+
    MrMike6by9 likes this.
    09-13-2017 12:23 PM
  8. paulove's Avatar
    For me it's mostly availability and a little bit the high price. I will be going over to a contract where I can get a new phone every year and send the old back. And after reading that the X is a test run for next year's iPhone I will be getting 8 Plus now.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    09-13-2017 12:31 PM
  9. nite732's Avatar
    I decided on the 8 plus for now. Still like my home button for apple pay. It's quicker than my apple watch which i could use instead of the face id or passcode on the X. I just like the button for apple pay and I like the finger print over face id.
    Jude526 likes this.
    09-13-2017 01:14 PM
  10. ksassy's Avatar
    The X didn't wow me and I'd like for Apple to perfect a gesture based phone a little more since I have prior experience using that type of phone so the 8 Plus appeals more to me since I already have a 7 Plus.
    09-13-2017 01:14 PM
  11. duke1231's Avatar
    AT&T does the Next program and I LOVE it! Getting a new phone every year is awesome. I'm more willing to try and Android phone
    09-13-2017 01:33 PM
  12. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    I’m getting the Note 8 since I got a good deal on it by being a Note 7 owner. If I find that I miss iOS too much and want to come back, I’ll sell the Note and get an 8 plus. No interest in the X, but very excited to try the Note 8.
    09-13-2017 01:55 PM
  13. toneofark's Avatar
    I want the 8 Plus because:

    1. I don't want to wait until November to get the X.
    2. I don't have to buy new cases, I can keep using the ones I already have.
    3. I still like Touch ID, but I also want wireless charging and the updated A11 chip.
    4. I'm hoping for a bigger variant next year. (X / X Plus?)

    (p.s. I'm a former Note 7 user who looked at the Note 8 and decided I'm not going back. I'm quite invested in the ecosystem now.)
    ivanwi11iams, Jude526 and iamdld like this.
    09-13-2017 03:38 PM
  14. Retinella's Avatar
    If I were to get a new iPhone this year, it'd be the 8 Plus just because it almost has the same features as the X, but it costs like $300 less. I don't see any point in paying more for Animojis or for a device without a fingerprint sensor.
    RobertP1 and toneofark like this.
    09-13-2017 04:41 PM
  15. Craig's Avatar
    If I were to get a new iPhone this year, it'd be the 8 Plus just because it almost has the same features as the X, but it costs like $300 less. I don't see any point in paying more for Animojis or for a device without a fingerprint sensor.
    The camera's are better on the X front and stabilized (both) on back, and I like the fact it's a bit taller w/o being as big as the 8+. Also longer battery life, and you can still charge it the old way, you don't have to use a wireless charging pad.
    09-13-2017 05:35 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    If I were to get a new iPhone this year, it'd be the 8 Plus just because it almost has the same features as the X, but it costs like $300 less. I don't see any point in paying more for Animojis or for a device without a fingerprint sensor.
    $300? Try $200. 799 to 999.
    09-13-2017 05:39 PM
  17. dpscott's Avatar
    I would love the X but I’ll be getting two devices for me and my wife so can’t afford it.

    We will be joining the iPhone upgrade program ready for next year
    09-13-2017 05:47 PM
  18. Retinella's Avatar
    $300? Try $200. 799 to 999.
    Still a lot of money.
    ladyc0524, RobertP1 and libra89 like this.
    09-13-2017 06:28 PM
  19. Retinella's Avatar
    The camera's are better on the X front and stabilized (both) on back, and I like the fact it's a bit taller w/o being as big as the 8+. Also longer battery life, and you can still charge it the old way, you don't have to use a wireless charging pad.
    And?
    09-13-2017 06:30 PM
  20. Craig's Avatar
    And?
    He said it's the same features.. AND... they're not.. similar, but not the same.
    robertk328 likes this.
    09-13-2017 06:40 PM
  21. Matty's Avatar
    I am just curious as to why some want the 8+ versus the X. I have no preference to either, personally, I am just more-so curious as to why others aren't going to the X.
    For a lot of people Price is always a deciding factor in the device you end up getting. So that would be the number 1 reason on my list. The second thing for me would be the TouchID. i really love the convince of being able to just place my finger on a button and my phone unlocks. It can even be done while its being taken out my pocket. So i kind wish the iPhone X had one on the back. So thats why i would go for the iPhone 8 Plus, but then again, if i was given the iPhone X. I would definitely love using it and try to ignore the missing TouchID.
    ivanwi11iams likes this.
    09-13-2017 07:04 PM
  22. Garz's Avatar
    Still a lot of money.
    It is to some. To me it’s no biggie. And I’m having buy two.
    09-13-2017 07:53 PM
  23. Craig's Avatar
    I am just curious as to why some want the 8+ versus the X. I have no preference to either, personally, I am just more-so curious as to why others aren't going to the X.
    8+ = Bigger, harder to hold as a daily phone. It's just too big for me to use as a daily driver. Feels like an iPad Mini in my hands. Also hard to carry with me, I use a Velcro pouch, and that would be huge for the 8+.

    X = about the right form factor, get a bit more screen than the 7 / 8 standard. Better cameras than the 8+ (better front, lower light back and dual stabilized), etc. Plus we're not sure yet, the X may be coming with an extra GB of RAM.

    It's really a toss up, many fear the new "face to open" tech.. and the missing home button. I don't blame them. Plus the price difference, even for Apple Care it's much more. It's in the cheap used car market price.
    09-14-2017 02:20 AM
  24. dov1978's Avatar
    Reachability is gone on the iPhone X while they've moved Control Centre etc to the upper corners of the even bigger screen. It's a usability nightmare and definitely a two handed phone now.
    libra89 likes this.
    09-14-2017 06:17 AM
  25. neurodave's Avatar
    I love the smaller form factor of the X, and the OLED looks amazing. But for the additional premium, and lacking Touch ID (still not convinced with fID) I'll go 8 Plus tonight and let the X go through the rounds the first few months. I'll hop on one in Jan/Feb if reviews clear it.
    eLIZabeth001 and jennfree like this.
    09-14-2017 07:18 AM
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