iPhone 8

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  1. Deafjeff

    Deafjeff Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I'm hoping to order iPhone 8 on the launch day. I'm likely to be at Mexico. Is it possible to order using Apple U.K. Website while in Mexico?


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    Yeah www.apple.com/uk I'm not looking forward to it at all but then I have awful luck I'm usually refreshing pages madly whilst other people have ordered theirs. Last phone took me 30 mins to finally get in and order


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    Need to work out the logic of time different. Will not be bringing my lap top so I have my iPad, my phone and hopefully can borrow Stephen phone too!

    How much you think it will be?


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    I reckon they'll want to keep "ONE" under £1k so I think something like 64GB-£999 256GB-£1149 512GB-1299

    but a lot of people are suggesting 64-£1099 256-£1249 512-1499

    Soooo we'll see :/

    Need to remember that the 7s/7s+ need to be in there and be cheaper and a 7+ 256GB at the moment is £919.... so if the 8 is going to be more expensive :/ I guess we can hope that they knock the 7s down a bit in price and so the 8 isnt as expensive as we fear :/
     
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    Ouch which you getting? I prefer 256


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    They always make it awkward by not having the one I REALLY need. I dont store videos/songs, I stream them all... I do store photos to some extent. REALLY the 64 is a tad too small, the 256 a bit big, I'd really prefer a 128 but it looks like yeah, 256 would be best.

    I strongly suspect that most people will go for 256 Black (because of the top bit blending in better). That makes me TEMPTED to go 512 in case there's a smaller queue but I dont know
     
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    I'm the same.... how long they usually dispatch if you managed to order it first?


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    Well, if the announcement is 12 september, then the USUAL "first day of availability" would be fri 22 sept. So, if you're the very first person and they have stock, you'd expect it to arrive on that friday.

    Of course, like me :(, you may keep getting "store is down" and by the time you get on your slot maybe weeks later (it normally goes something like,,, first day slot, week later slot, 2 weeks later slot then theres a gap, 4weeks later etc) with some of the really hot items, there is very little stock and very high demand and so if you didnt place the order in the first 2 minutes, your slot was already a month out.

    The rumours are that iphone 8 has had a late production start and thus the availability day may be later than usual anyway and even then very small quantities till year end so who knows?
     
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    Agh ok I'm in Mexico (if all goes well as there's an issue with our booking grrr) need to think who else can take the parcel of I'm lucky enough. Maybe my parents.... MUM AND DAD EERRRMMMM


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    i'm in the market for a new iPhone, i can't really imagine what more i could possibly need in a phone (currently have a 6 plus) - i'm excited though to see what the new ones can do but may actually if they're really really expensive go for a 7

    i've actually sent off for an envelope with a reasonable price to send off my phone- hopefully the price will be honoured
     
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    I'm torn if I want Iphone 8 or X whatever they going to call it if it just oled and nice camera. Nor sure if I can justify having £1000 phone... I'll guess I'll know tomorrow night.


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    yeah its going to be tough because the X is likely to be a very different phone to use! no home button, swipe gestures to do most things instead of the button etc.... it's going to be very hard to see which you'd prefer until you can actually try them

    I'm going for the X but then I'm a bit mad :p
     
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    :) also may be out at the same time as iPhone 8 also would be interesting to see how many of the features will be shared with the next phone.


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    yeah I mean I think we can say iphone 8 normal size, 8+ 5.5 as usual, they'll both get the faster cpu, more memory on the plus... we RECKON wireless charging, vertical cameras

    then the X will have bezelless OLED screen top to bottom with small cutout at top. Wireless charging, 3GB memory, A11 cpu, better camera with 3d modelling etc, no home button, different user interface with swipe up from bottom and some kind of enhanced face scan tech to take over from touch id (which I think will be back in next years models).

    I fancy something new so the X will be better for me. sister likes the way it works now, so she'll be after an 8
     
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    We are having launch party tomorrow night with papa John pizza and few drinks to make the costs less painful (!)


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    LOL LOL yeah thats a good way to do it
     
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    so if i like the way things are now get an 8? why not get a presumably cheaper 7?
     
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    Well that will depend on if you want the latest features in the 8 or not? ;-) if you look at them and think pah whatever, then yeah get the 7, it'll be a bargain from next week onwards! if you like the features in the 8 then that's that.

    I'm kinda looking forward to wireless charging. It's not a huge deal but it's just nice and been a long time coming
     
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    that sounds good... i think my decision will be based on price!
     
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    Logically, intellectually, it's not the right time to buy the X. There'll be a premium and the tech may not be fully worked out... for example I think this year no finger print unlock/pay but I'm sure NEXT year that'll be added back in.

    I wont be able to resist it, but if you're more sensible ;-) then yeah, the 8 will be the better deal
     

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