1. Premium1's Avatar
    So hear me out before grabbing your pitchforks:

    With the rumors of the higher price and shortage of supply, what happens if the iPhone 8 flops?

    "Deutsche Bank analysts recently published a report saying that the iPhone 8 will have “disappointing” sales. That might not sound like a big deal, but it’s fighting words leveled against the world’s most valuable company, by a major analyst no less."

    Will apple be able to keep up with their crazy high sales figures? Will the rumored delays force people to other products? Or realize they don't really need to spend $1,000+ for a phone?
    07-17-2017 08:00 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In my opinion, the push for Apple to fail started accelerating when it was announced that it had a cash pile/reserve of around 178 billion dollars a few years back. I don’t have any proof or stats to back up that up. It’s merely my personal opinion. Anyway, if it does flop, it’ll be a turning point for them, for sure....
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 08-12-2017 at 03:36 PM.
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    07-17-2017 10:07 PM
  3. midnightdoom's Avatar
    I think too people like to pick on a OS.. Windows never really had a chance much.. People piled on BlackBerry and now they are next to done.. So next in line is apple since android has too many OEMs.

    I don't think it will be big deal, media will make it sound worse than it is, but really iPhone 8 will still sell more than most android phones with exception of samsung, maybe LG since they been doing well lately.

    My appeal to go back to iPhone from android is the fact that it just works. Android to me is too hit or miss with what phone you decide and they may or may not get updates, and apps may or may not work good depending how it was coded and prioritized for which phone.. I may skip iPhone 8 as I only had my BlackBerry Priv for 2 years by then. But maybe 8s I will get.
    08-10-2017 12:17 AM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    Oh well, it doesn't matter much.
    If it is a flop, so be it
    08-10-2017 12:29 AM
  5. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    doubt it will be. Especially given the fact that many people believe apple hasn't updated the iPhone in years given it's similar design from iPhone 6-7.

    "News" like this has been generated every year about apple, iPhone or something apple oriented failing.
    08-10-2017 02:58 AM
  6. camaroz1985's Avatar
    You can almost bet that it won't be a flop. Even if it doesn't do well by Apple's standards (or Apple critics' standards), they will still sell 10s of millions if not 100s of millions. Of course that is assuming they get the supply chain issues worked out, and again, I would be willing to bet that they will.
    08-10-2017 09:08 AM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    What’s considered disappointing? Projecting 90 million units in the first 30 days and only selling 89.9 million? If anything hampers sales it’s going to be supply constraints.

    Yet another “Apple is doomed” story.
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    08-10-2017 09:19 AM
  8. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    disappointing sales and flops are both terms that can be twisted to fit a story. If the iPhone 8 sells less than 10 million units it will be called a flop, regardless of whether that was to do with supply issues or people not buying due to price. Windows phone makers would have loved to have sold 10 million units.

    If there's supply issues that will get corrected over time and the world will keep spinning

    If the price proves too high then Apple will cut the price (they've done it before) which will create many headlines but will drive sales and the world will keep spinning

    And finally it may be that the price isn't as high as is being predicted or that supply isn't severely constrained (because these stories are rumours from people with motives) and these people will move on to the next made up drama without penalty for being off the mark because the internet is stupid
    08-12-2017 02:19 AM
  9. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    I will go on, adding to my own point above by saying it is worth remembering that all of the people who peddle rumours and try to buy sources within the supply chain are all parasites and yet somehow people hang on their every word and the stories about supply constraints and price have now become accepted "facts" by many people because enough web sites and publications have quoted them. You may think that calling them parasites is a bit strong but they do live off the work of others and they don't bring anything useful to the world; their reports and leaks are entirely self-serving. It could be that these stories this time are true but all of the above still holds true, they're still parasites and I wish we would all stop buying into them
    08-12-2017 02:30 AM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    Yup, Apple will be out of business by next Friday. It said so on the internetz. 🤣
    Spencerdl and Annie_8plus like this.
    08-12-2017 07:26 AM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Yup, Apple will be out of business by next Friday. It said so on the internetz.
    Yup, I read that as well....must be TRUE ...LOL
    08-12-2017 07:31 AM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    I don't take all that stuff too serious. It's all just someone's opinion, sometimes driven by personal feelings. The electronic version of fortune tellers. Entertaining but not much beyond that.
    08-12-2017 07:35 AM
  13. TripleOne's Avatar
    I don't take all that stuff too serious. It's all just someone's opinion, sometimes driven by personal feelings. The electronic version of fortune tellers. Entertaining but not much beyond that.
    Yep!
    Everyone has his or her own opinion.
    Just take things lightly
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    08-12-2017 08:38 AM
  14. Retinella's Avatar
    Lol. The iPhone 8 won't be a flop. Everyone will go out and buy it despite the rumored insanely large price tag.
    08-12-2017 12:29 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Lol. The iPhone 8 won't be a flop. Everyone will go out and buy it despite the rumored insanely large price tag.
    I wouldn’t go that far........I doubt “everyone” will go out and buy it.
    08-12-2017 03:38 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    I wouldn’t go that far........I doubt “everyone” will go out and buy it.
    I'm waiting for the SE2 myself.
    08-12-2017 04:09 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Lol. The iPhone 8 won't be a flop. Everyone will go out and buy it despite the rumored insanely large price tag.
    Not me. I'll keep my 6s Plus another year. Probably get the iPhone 8 Plus next year.
    08-12-2017 04:29 PM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    Not me. I'll keep my 6s Plus another year. Probably get the iPhone 8 Plus next year.
    If Apple doesn’t break sales records I will find you and go full Liam Neeson on you.
    08-12-2017 07:02 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If Apple doesn’t break sales records I will find you and go full Liam Neeson on you.
    LOL! I have many reasons to wait. I'm still trying to recover from upgrading the ladies phones (two) to the iPhone 7. Plus my son upgraded his {cough} Sammy {cough} to the S8+. My Verizon bill is like a mortgage payment. Also, if I upgrade now, I won't be able to next year. I expect the iPhone 8 Plus next year will be a larger version of this year's so called iPhone 8. Just a guess. I figure this year's iPhone 8 will replace the 4.7" next year.
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    08-13-2017 05:04 PM
  20. TripleOne's Avatar
    LOL! I have many reasons to wait. I'm still trying to recover from upgrading the ladies phones (two) to the iPhone 7. Plus my son upgraded his {cough} Sammy {cough} to the S8+. My Verizon bill is like a mortgage payment. Also, if I upgrade now, I won't be able to next year. I expect the iPhone 8 Plus next year will be a larger version of this year's so called iPhone 8. Just a guess. I figure this year's iPhone 8 will replace the 4.7" next year.
    That's very nice of you!
    I'm sure they appreciate you upgrading their phones
    08-13-2017 08:01 PM
  21. dcunited08's Avatar
    As long as the 7s isn't a flop, Apple will be fine. It will be interesting to see how large the premium phone market is. The few companies that have tried to reach it have offered Android devices with premium materials but a (from review stories) sub-par experience.
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    08-14-2017 09:18 AM
  22. TripleOne's Avatar
    As long as the 7s isn't a flop, Apple will be fine. It will be interesting to see how large the premium phone market is. The few companies that have tried to reach it have offered Android devices with premium materials but a (from review stories) sub-par experience.
    I can't imagine how much better or faster a phone can get... I mean the camera and the A10 is unbelievable on the 7 Plus, and this is coming from someone who used to use the 6s Plus.
    08-14-2017 10:06 AM
  23. Cladster's Avatar
    You will need to wait till September 2018 to find out, its the year of the 7S. Maybe a anniversary edition or pro or whatever but won't be a 8. Its all rumours, fake news and media beat up.
    08-16-2017 05:03 AM
  24. tcuprof's Avatar
    What’s considered disappointing? Projecting 90 million units in the first 30 days and only selling 89.9 million? If anything hampers sales it’s going to be supply constraints.

    Yet another “Apple is doomed” story.
    My thoughts exactly! Some analysts seem to forget that delayed sales are not the same thing as lost sales.
    08-16-2017 05:01 PM
  25. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I'm betting on the 7s selling the most, followed by the 8 and then the 7s Plus. I feel like the plus model will suffer as it's Apple's most expensive phone. For the rumoured extra bit, you might as well get the bezel less model.
    08-21-2017 08:36 PM
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