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  # 1867156 16-Sep-2017 00:09
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alasta:

 

I wasn't able to order at 7pm as I was busy, so I've just ordered mine now and still got a delivery date of 22 September. It looks like they must have a reasonable amount of inventory.

 

 

 

 

Probably more early adopters are holding out for the X.


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  # 1867245 16-Sep-2017 11:57
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dafman:

 

I suspect there will be more than a few disappointed iPhone users. Particularly those who have been purposely holding off upgrading while patiently waiting for something new with the 10-year anniversary model - only to see the 'X' priced too high for them, with the next tier down iPhone 8s still priced well over $1,000

 

 

You nailed it. I'm definitely one of those disappointed users.

 

I'm still running a 6 though which is getting a bit sluggish on the iOS11 GM, so I'm thinking I'll upgrade to the 8+ (need to test our game on the big screen) which means I get access to the super fast chips sooner than waiting for the X, and should be able to use it with plenty of speed and responsiveness for 2-3 years before upgrading again. Speed and snappiness is most important for me in my work.

 

Anyway, I wanted to crowd source some knowledge: I worked out if I order the unlocked phone from the USA and send it through YouShop - even after shipping and GST I still save more than $160. Anyone have any thoughts around this? I guess I lose warranty... but I don't know if that's worth $160 alone.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1867254 16-Sep-2017 12:20
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dafman:


I suspect there will be more than a few disappointed iPhone users. Particularly those who have been purposely holding off upgrading while patiently waiting for something new with the 10-year anniversary model - only to see the 'X' priced too high for them, with the next tier down iPhone 8s still priced well over $1,000



You nailed it. I'm definitely one of those disappointed users.


I'm still running a 6 though which is getting a bit sluggish on the iOS11 GM, so I'm thinking I'll upgrade to the 8+ (need to test our game on the big screen) which means I get access to the super fast chips sooner than waiting for the X, and should be able to use it with plenty of speed and responsiveness for 2-3 years before upgrading again. Speed and snappiness is most important for me in my work.


Anyway, I wanted to crowd source some knowledge: I worked out if I order the unlocked phone from the USA and send it through YouShop - even after shipping and GST I still save more than $160. Anyone have any thoughts around this? I guess I lose warranty... but I don't know if that's worth $160 alone.


I suspect Apple will cancel the order. That's what happened to many of us when we tried to order apple Watch before it was available here.
The order appeared to go through initially, then was cancelled with the explanation that they will not ship to forwarding services.




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  # 1867259 16-Sep-2017 12:28
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Rats. Ok, thanks for your help.


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  # 1867281 16-Sep-2017 13:32
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So, just as an explanation for some people who wonder why we upgrade, I ordered an 8+ last night.  I resigned my 2 year contract (after checking deals & plans with other providers) and got $600 off the phone making it $849.  I've also just sold my 2 year old 6S+ to a friend for $500 meaning the new phone cost me $349.  And yep I factored in the 2 year contract etc. etc. but I would have been paying for that anyway as it gives me everything I want.

 

I could have waited for the X, but I'm not convinced that this isn't going to have some problems in the first 6-12 months so I'd rather wait until the XI or XS or X+ comes out.  In the past I've always bought the S model so that bugs had generally been ironed out.

 

I'd been seriously toying with the new Samsung as it looks great and I liked a few of the features, but it would have been just one more thing to have to learn and adjust to so I couldn't be bothered.

 

Looking forward to next Friday when I get the new 8+ cool


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  # 1867284 16-Sep-2017 13:44
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Yep, that's something a lot of people forget about Apple products. Resale value.

 

Earlier this year I upgraded from a 2013 Macbook Pro 15-inch Retina with 16GB ram which remained lighting fast no matter what I threw at it (which as a full-stack game developer, is a lot). I had purchased it for $3k soon after it came out (granted the NZ currency was doing much better back then), and I sold it for $1800 on TradeMe when I upgraded this year. So effectively it cost me $1200 to own a top-of-the line retina MPB for 3+ years.

 

The ratios might not come out as well with the new iPhones, but it's still a significant factor.


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  # 1867297 16-Sep-2017 14:20
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Delivery still 22nd for 256gb 8+ black.

Either supply is really good this year or demand is lower with a lot waiting for the X

 
 
 
 


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  # 1867349 16-Sep-2017 15:33
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dickytim: Delivery still 22nd for 256gb 8+ black.

Either supply is really good this year or demand is lower with a lot waiting for the X

 

I will say its the people waiting for the X.  I expect a flood of iphone next month as people drive to get money towards the X, if you get 1000 for your iphone 7+ then the x is only another 1k

 

 


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  # 1867365 16-Sep-2017 17:34
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tripp:

dickytim: Delivery still 22nd for 256gb 8+ black.

Either supply is really good this year or demand is lower with a lot waiting for the X


I will say its the people waiting for the X.  I expect a flood of iphone next month as people drive to get money towards the X, if you get 1000 for your iphone 7+ then the x is only another 1k


 



There could be a bit of a glut of these older generation looking phones as the iPhone x makes them look old. Eg big forehead and chin and not OLED. Even someone buying an iPhone 8 isn't get the latest Apple technology as the iPhone 8 doesn't seem much of an upgrade on the iPhone 7 and the form factor is about 3 years old. It is really just the iPhone 7s. Will be interesting how sales pan out. Imo they really needed to make the iPhone 8 more modern looking although the round button on touch Id restricts how small they can make the chin of the phone. I wonder if we will see Apple discounting this time around. Looks like they have discounted the SE down to under 600 which isn't bad.

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  # 1867366 16-Sep-2017 17:35
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The price for 7+ 128gb seems to be closer to $8-900

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  # 1867376 16-Sep-2017 18:29
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Serious question - For those who are upgrading from the 7/7plus to the 8/8plus, what's your reason for it? What does the 8 do that your 7 doesn't?

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  # 1867377 16-Sep-2017 18:29
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dickytim: The price for 7+ 128gb seems to be closer to $8-900


Warehouse stationary have it on their website for 1277 new at http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/product/W2271663.html. So I would be surprised if someone could get even 900 after a year of use. But I guess some people will pay over the top for second hand Apple stuff.

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  # 1867469 17-Sep-2017 10:24
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@Horseychick

 

 

Did you have to pay an early resign fee to start the 24 months again?

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  # 1867485 17-Sep-2017 11:43
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Torque: @Horseychick

Did you have to pay an early resign fee to start the 24 months again?


She upgraded a 6S so a 2 year old phone.

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  # 1867510 17-Sep-2017 13:56
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So disappointed in the iphone 8. Galaxy S8 is a much better phone in most ways. 


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