1. Beantool's Avatar
    I have the 64GB 8 Plus and especially after iOS 12 there is literally nothing wrong with the phone. I can’t imagine any of the phones released this year are THAT MUCH better than this phone. In benchmark scores it STILL blows any 2018 Android phone out of the water.

    I am on the AT&T Next program and can feasibly get any phone I want in January but I’m not sure I even want to. There’s a part of me that just wants to wait and see what is brought to the table next year. Plus I don’t know that I’m ready to give up Touch ID yet. But then there’s the part of me that always needs the latest and greatest.

    So my question is...is anyone else holding on to their 8 Plus this year and are COMPLETELY happy with that decision? And what led you to that decision?
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    12-02-2018 10:50 PM
  2. calebt's Avatar
    I've 6 lines on my AT&T family plan 3 iPhone 8's one 8plus one 7 and my X. The 8 plus was my phone which I would still be using if my son didn't break his iPhone 6, I took advantage of a BOGO to get the X and a free 8 for my son.
    If I didn't have the X I most likely would of went from the 8plus to the XS or and XR which I really like the size of the XR. Will be looking at the XR's next release.

    With that said everyone in family is happy and not asking for upgrades this year.
    12-03-2018 04:47 AM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    My wife and oldest daughter will be using the 8 Plus for at least another year. They love it and after trying my X and then my Max, have little interest in making a change. I don’t blame them. I love the Max, but the 8 Plus is a great phone and I miss Touch ID myself at times.
    12-03-2018 06:25 AM
  4. imwjl's Avatar
    Most of my users keeping an 8 Plus or 7 Plus seem to be doing it as a spending measure. I noticed things changed fast for some after they had hands on with the XR and Max.

    I happen to think all the models are great products but I get why some really want the all screen models or to always go for the best camera and video performance available.

    On keep or buy new, I was surprised to see two work associates move to a Pixel.
    12-03-2018 06:47 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I'll be holding onto the 7+ a while longer. :-)
    12-03-2018 07:47 AM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    My GF has the project Red 8 plus with 256 storage I bought it for her as a future proof device. Hoping to get four more good years before it starts to show its age.
    12-03-2018 10:15 AM
  7. Beantool's Avatar
    I think a nice benchmark to go by when upgrading any iPhone is to wait until max battery capacity hits about 80%. If waiting is your thing, that is.
    cedcodgy82 likes this.
    12-03-2018 10:50 AM
  8. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Yes absolutely! I am still thrilled with this phone, so I have no intention of giving it up soon. I just got back from an awesome cruise, and the photos I took with my 8 Plus are fabulous!
    12-03-2018 11:07 AM
  9. Nelimungous's Avatar
    I am keeping my 8 plus as long as possible. No interest in a X. This device does everything I need and more. I see many friends swiping their butts off trying to get used to the X. I see their frustration.
    Beantool likes this.
    12-03-2018 12:23 PM
  10. joemd60's Avatar
    Me, I just got it in September!
    12-03-2018 06:03 PM
  11. iwicked's Avatar
    I’m holding on to my 8plus. There’s nothing wrong with it and it’s still blazing fast. I’m super happy with the camera quality, especially for photography. Sometimes I just wish it wasn’t so heavy
    12-04-2018 05:34 AM
  12. wilber1's Avatar
    I’m holding on to my 8plus. There’s nothing wrong with it and it’s still blazing fast. I’m super happy with the camera quality, especially for photography. Sometimes I just wish it wasn’t so heavy
    Exactly! My feelings on my 8 Plus .
    12-04-2018 06:51 AM
  13. Jude526's Avatar
    Not upgrading. Love my 8+. Works just fine. Not ready to give up Touch ID. I also want a lower bill. Not higher. Apple is great with updates which impressed me. I find no issues like I had with Samsung. I do miss a few things Android offers but those are minor. A phone running well is important to me.
    12-04-2018 10:03 AM
  14. w00cash1020's Avatar
    Oh I am sticking to mine. The new ones are way too overpriced and really dont give anything worth the money and the R is just like my 8 plus minus 3D touch and plus the bigger screen .
    12-06-2018 02:35 AM
  15. ksassy's Avatar
    I'll be holding onto the 7+ a while longer. :-)
    Same here! I just got a new $29 battery so I'm calling it a day for now.
    12-11-2018 08:06 PM
  16. ab06deg1's Avatar
    New battery for my 8 plus. That’s how much I like this phone and I upgraded even just for a different color along time
    12-14-2018 12:52 PM
  17. The-Real-Deal82's Avatar
    I’ve only just bought an 8+ and preferred it over this years phones. I’ll happily be using it until 2020 when I next upgrade.
    12-15-2018 12:31 PM
  18. RobertP1's Avatar
    I have the 64GB 8 Plus and especially after iOS 12 there is literally nothing wrong with the phone. I can’t imagine any of the phones released this year are THAT MUCH better than this phone. In benchmark scores it STILL blows any 2018 Android phone out of the water.

    I am on the AT&T Next program and can feasibly get any phone I want in January but I’m not sure I even want to. There’s a part of me that just wants to wait and see what is brought to the table next year. Plus I don’t know that I’m ready to give up Touch ID yet. But then there’s the part of me that always needs the latest and greatest.

    So my question is...is anyone else holding on to their 8 Plus this year and are COMPLETELY happy with that decision? And what led you to that decision?
    12-15-2018 08:41 PM
  19. RobertP1's Avatar
    I bought the Max and the XR and I find myself missing my 8+. I literally had no complaints about it and just got caught up in the hype of the new phones. The new phones are great, but I was so happy with my 8+, I’m thinking about going back!
    Beantool, libra89 and Spectrumite like this.
    12-15-2018 08:44 PM
  20. Beantool's Avatar
    I bought the Max and the XR and I find myself missing my 8+. I literally had no complaints about it and just got caught up in the hype of the new phones. The new phones are great, but I was so happy with my 8+, I’m thinking about going back!
    Generally speaking though how do you feel about the XR because I’ve been thinking that if I did upgrade it would probably be to that.
    12-16-2018 11:14 PM
  21. Jude526's Avatar
    Staying with my 8+. I had upgraded my rose good to the product red. Not switching. Works great.
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    12-17-2018 08:19 AM
  22. Spectrumite's Avatar
    I have the 64GB 8 Plus and especially after iOS 12 there is literally nothing wrong with the phone. I can’t imagine any of the phones released this year are THAT MUCH better than this phone. In benchmark scores it STILL blows any 2018 Android phone out of the water.

    I am on the AT&T Next program and can feasibly get any phone I want in January but I’m not sure I even want to. There’s a part of me that just wants to wait and see what is brought to the table next year. Plus I don’t know that I’m ready to give up Touch ID yet. But then there’s the part of me that always needs the latest and greatest.

    So my question is...is anyone else holding on to their 8 Plus this year and are COMPLETELY happy with that decision? And what led you to that decision?
    I've had my 8 Plus for 5 months now. It is so fast and trouble-free, I don't see trading up for at least another couple of years, and I'm seriously considering making it a 5-year investment. My daughter and son-in-law have the XS Max and, although a definite step up, I agree with you that it's not enough of a step to justify a thousand dollar+ price tag.
    12-18-2018 10:30 PM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    I am pleased with my 8+. It’s a great phone. No need to upgrade.
    12-29-2018 09:47 PM
  24. ngc's Avatar
    I'm holding off, I prefer to update my Apple Watch Series 2 for a Series 4 and my 2016 iPad Pro 12.9 for the new iPad Pro 11", my wife on the other hand, still has en iPhone 6 (which she still loves) but I think I'm going to get her the Xs this month.
    01-02-2019 01:24 PM
  25. anon(10004440)'s Avatar
    I’m debating whether to keep my 7+ or not and go to a 8+. The 7+ is fine for me and just put a new battery in it. Would like the TruTone screen of the 8+ though like my 10.5 Pro has. Haven’t decided if it is worth the change or not yet. Found a good deal on a used 8+ but the old “I know what I have versus don’t know what the other one has been through” has me hesitant.
    01-06-2019 10:32 AM
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