1. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    I thought this was interesting. I think it might be because a record number of people bought the iPhone 7 and it is still too new for them so they will stick with those. But if you have an older device the 8 will sell. But who knows. Thoughts?

    U.S. buyers favor iPhone 7 over 8: research | Article [AMP] | Reuters
    10-16-2017 11:49 AM
  2. darius_robin's Avatar
    Mostly because many people are holding out for the X.
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    10-16-2017 01:20 PM
  3. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Mostly because many people are holding out for the X.
    Yup that's a big one too!
    10-16-2017 01:21 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Some are saving money getting the 7, rather than the 8. The new features on the 8 just aren't important enough to them.
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    10-16-2017 01:31 PM
  5. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Some are saving money getting the 7, rather than the 8. The new features on the 8 just aren't important enough to them.
    Exactly! That's a good point. I just read something like that in Appygeek about 15 minutes ago LOL
    10-16-2017 01:38 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The one thing I completely disagree with is the mention of the iPhone 8 not being promoted. Heck, I can’t watch TV and not see an iPhone 8 commercial....
    10-16-2017 01:53 PM
  7. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    The one thing I completely disagree with is the mention of the iPhone 8 not being promoted. Heck, I can’t watch TV and not see an iPhone 8 commercial....
    Yep, I saw two iPhone 8 commercials yesterday.
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    10-16-2017 02:00 PM
  8. darius_robin's Avatar
    The one thing I completely disagree with is the mention of the iPhone 8 not being promoted. Heck, I can’t watch TV and not see an iPhone 8 commercial....
    In India, the only commercial that pops up is this, but a lot:
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    10-16-2017 08:55 PM
  9. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    In India, the only commercial that pops up is this, but a lot:
    Yeah I think that's like the one I saw here in Canada.
    10-16-2017 10:55 PM
  10. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Not sure I believe this story...

    Uh oh: It looks like the iPhone X's sky-high price is actually scaring away Apple fans
    http://a.mynews.ly/!MD.HCLL_
    10-17-2017 01:28 AM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    Not sure I believe this story...

    Uh oh: It looks like the iPhone X's sky-high price is actually scaring away Apple fans
    http://a.mynews.ly/!MD.HCLL_
    If it means I get one on launch day, I’m fine. The other thing is with the possibly limited quantities available, people might be trying other phones, waiting a bit, or skipping it altogether until the next revision.
    10-17-2017 06:59 AM
  12. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    If it means I get one on launch day, I’m fine. The other thing is with the possibly limited quantities available, people might be trying other phones, waiting a bit, or skipping it altogether until the next revision.
    This.
    10-19-2017 02:29 AM
  13. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    I guess the quantities are going to be more limited than they thought with the X.
    10-19-2017 11:56 AM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    I guess the quantities are going to be more limited than they thought with the X.
    Key word is "guess", we don't really know just yet. We'll find out Friday!
    10-22-2017 01:25 PM
  15. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Key word is "guess", we don't really know just yet. We'll find out Friday!
    I think this was the article I read about the production "strain" for the iPhone 10, but who knows, in the end we have to wait and see yup. I read elsewhere Apple has between 2-3 million available, so that might not be enough.

    Apple visiting Foxconn as iPhone X production strains
    http://a.mynews.ly/!MD.HEwFd
    10-22-2017 02:04 PM
  16. dcunited08's Avatar
    Apple really didn't help themselves by raising the price. If the X is constrained I don't think that will really help the 8.
    10-22-2017 11:15 PM
  17. robertk328's Avatar
    Apple really didn't help themselves by raising the price. If the X is constrained I don't think that will really help the 8.
    They didn't raise the price, it's the same as it was at the announcement, at least according to the Apple website.
    10-23-2017 05:59 AM
  18. dcunited08's Avatar
    They didn't raise the price, it's the same as it was at the announcement, at least according to the Apple website.
    The 8 is $50 more and the 8+ is $20 more than 7/7+ at launch. It is a pretty bold move top raise the price of their devices when they will no longer be the flagship. It makes the 7/7+ $150 cheaper and looks like a real bargain. Maybe that was the goal.
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    10-23-2017 06:44 AM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    The 8 is $50 more and the 8+ is $20 more than 7/7+ at launch. It is a pretty bold move top raise the price of their devices when they will no longer be the flagship. It makes the 7/7+ $150 cheaper and looks like a real bargain. Maybe that was the goal.
    Oh I was thinking you were talking about the X.
    10-23-2017 07:05 AM
  20. scruffypig's Avatar
    The 8 is $50 more and the 8+ is $20 more than 7/7+ at launch. It is a pretty bold move top raise the price of their devices when they will no longer be the flagship. It makes the 7/7+ $150 cheaper and looks like a real bargain. Maybe that was the goal.
    The 256 GB iPhone 7 was $849.00 when it came out. The 256 GB iPhone 8 is $849.00. The iPhone 7 32GB was $649.00 when it came out. There is no 32 GB iPhone 8. The 64GB iPhone 8 is 699.00. I am not understanding.
    10-23-2017 09:24 AM
  21. dcunited08's Avatar
    The 256 GB iPhone 7 was $849.00 when it came out. The 256 GB iPhone 8 is $849.00. The iPhone 7 32GB was $649.00 when it came out. There is no 32 GB iPhone 8. The 64GB iPhone 8 is 699.00. I am not understanding.
    Base model prices, storage size is irrelevant when looking at the starting price. iPhone 7 starting at $549, 8 starting at $699 and X starting at $999. The price framing puts the 8 in the middle which is often not the place to be.

    I think every year we have one group of people who buy the flagship as soon as they can get it and a group who will update every few years to the last year's model as soon as the price drops. The second group is upgrading to the 7 but the first group can't because the flagship isn't out yet. I wonder how many of these people are upgrading from the super cycle of the 6/6+ and how many are coming off the 5/5S (or earlier). If the 6/6+ users are locking in 2 years with the 7/7+, that really hurts Apple's chances of raising their ASP.
    10-23-2017 10:33 AM
  22. Quis89's Avatar
    I guess I personally don't understand why we are concerned with sales from the worlds most profitable company year over year. Even if sales are lower this year, it isn't indicative of anything other than a wireless market that is maturing and thus the need for yearly upgrades is diminishing. I also think the conversation about lower iPhone 8 sales is pointless considering the iPhone X hasn't even released yet. So comparisons of the 7 to the 8 in terms of sales, in my opinion, is a ridiculous and irrelevant discussion. Compare iPhone sales in total year over year. Compare 2016 sales of all iPhone models combined to 2017 sales of all iPhone sales combined if it's really important to you. I didn't buy the iPhone 8 because the X is around the corner. Had the X not have been an option, I'd have probably upgraded to the 8. I imagine I'm not alone in that. A lot of people are waiting.
    robertk328 likes this.
    10-23-2017 10:54 AM
  23. aximtreo's Avatar
    The 256 GB iPhone 7 was $849.00 when it came out. The 256 GB iPhone 8 is $849.00. The iPhone 7 32GB was $649.00 when it came out. There is no 32 GB iPhone 8. The 64GB iPhone 8 is 699.00. I am not understanding.
    Apple has stopped selling the 7+ 256 from an article I saw on Yahoo this morning. That makes the upper end 8+ mor palatable it seems.
    RaybanRJ likes this.
    10-23-2017 11:08 AM
  24. RaybanRJ's Avatar
    Apple has stopped selling the 7+ 256 from an article I saw on Yahoo this morning. That makes the upper end 8+ mor palatable it seems.
    The article I read on this said Apple probably did it out of desperation because they need to move the 8's.
    10-23-2017 01:29 PM
  25. dcunited08's Avatar
    The article I read on this said Apple probably did it out of desperation because they need to move the 8's.
    Apple does this every year to simplify their lineup. It happened with the 6S when the 7 came out. I wouldn't point to this as a symptom of having issues with selling the 8.
    10-23-2017 03:08 PM
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