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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Now Available for Pre-Order

Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through its online storefront and the Apple Store app.

Pre-orders are available in all first wave launch countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.


All of the major U.S. carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, are accepting pre-orders for the new devices. Major online retailers including Best Buy and Target are also accepting pre-orders starting today.

It's not clear if supplies of the two new devices will be constrained, so it's best to place orders as early as possible for launch day delivery. There were some rumors suggesting there could be supply issues, and those issues almost always impact Plus models.

Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature the same general design as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but use a True Tone display and new glass bodies to enable a Qi-compatible inductive wireless charging feature. Inside, there are upgraded internals with a new A11 Bionic chip, and improved rear cameras with a new Portrait Lighting feature in the 8 Plus.

Pricing on the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus begins at $699 and $799, respectively. Pricing for iPhone Upgrade Program customers starts at $34.50 for iPhone 8 and $39.50, and Apple today began offering pre-approvals for iPhone Upgrade Program users who want a streamlined ordering experience.

Apple is only offering the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in 64 and 256GB with three colors available: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

The earliest pre-orders will be delivered to customers starting on September 22, the official launch date of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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8 months ago
Feels weird that an iPhone preorder is going on and I'm not buying anything lol
Rating: 19 Votes
8 months ago
Waiting for the iPhone X. Good luck to those ordering the iPhone 8.
Rating: 8 Votes
8 months ago
Well that was remarkably painless.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 months ago
So much easier than last year...
Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago

Feels weird that an iPhone preorder is going on and I'm not buying anything lol


Ha, same. Just here for the festivities.

(Glares at iP7+)
Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago

To those getting 8 Plus over X, could you help a brother out on your thoughts to skip the X? It would really help me with my decision!
Also congrats on your purchase!
Cheers!


iPhone 8 Plus vs the X:

Identical CPU
Identical GPU
Identical RAM (3GB)
Nearly identical camera
Superior battery in the 8 Plus

Sure, I'd love to get it all in a smaller package, but it's not worth an extra $300 to me. Maybe if they'd thrown in AirPods I'd go for it...

Basically, the 8 Plus is the apex, the pinnacle of what an iPhone with a Home Button will ever be. Refined, tested and true. The X is a prototype, a cool trick that points in the direction Apple is moving, but will take a couple more models to get *just* right.

The base model 8 Plus is still $1200 after tax. For a phone I'll keep 2-3 years. If I spend $1500 on the X, I'll feel like I need to go the full 3 years before upgrading to get my money's worth. I'm trying to remind myself that this won't be the last iPhone I own, just my 4th iPhone, with many more to come. I'll have Face ID 2 years from now when it's been perfected.

Prices in Canadian dollars.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago

To those getting 8 Plus over X, could you help a brother out on your thoughts to skip the X? It would really help me with my decision!
Also congrats on your purchase!
Cheers!

The X is cool looking, but the features aren't going to change my world. I'm more than happy to touch a button to unlock the phone. I don't need the super high res retina display. And the $300 extra price tag wasn't worth it to me. The X just isn't that exciting to me.
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago

To those getting 8 Plus over X, could you help a brother out on your thoughts to skip the X? It would really help me with my decision!
Also congrats on your purchase!
Cheers!


X is more narrow screen, if you are used to the plus screen it's going to feel cropped, and cramped. With the 8+ you get the same exact phone with a different screen on front, and you lose the home button, which is going to be a pain in the ass until they release Face ID 2.0 which will probably be much quicker. The only advantage you get from the X is OIS on the telephoto lens, which no one really uses anyway, and then OLED screen. Tbh though the screen on the iPhone 7, 8, 8+ look phenomenal already. iPhone X doesn't even have a brighter screen than the 7, 8, or 8+. $300 is definitely not worth it.

If you don't care about the money, you should at least wait for next year's X, where they will actually be updating the camera (16 mp), adding pro motion, and maybe even putting a home button under the screen, or potentially least fixing the notch.

^ I'm not saying it's an unbiased opinion :D
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago

Exactly.

It's unfortunate that the iPhone 8 is flopping because it means that everyone is holding out for the iPhone X. October 27 is going to be a massacre as millions of people scramble to grab the small number of phones produced.

How is it 'flopping'? I don't think the MacRumors poll is scientific exactly. I for one am not interested in paying a lot more for animated poop and a cutout screen. iPhone 8+ is a great upgrade from my iPhone 6+
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago
8 Plus
Space Gray
256 GB
AppleCare+

Due to be delivered on Sep 22.

I'll let others be guinea pigs with the iPhone X. I'm upgrading from a 6 Plus and it's plenty of a jump for me.
Rating: 4 Votes

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