I’m already bored with the iPhone 8 Plus and wish I’d waited for Apple’s iPhone X

“I was perfectly happy when I bought Apple’s new iPhone 8 Plus,” Todd Haselton writes for CNBC. “I still think it’s the best iPhone you can buy right now. But I can’t stop thinking about the iPhone X.”

“I regret buying the iPhone 8 Plus because it feels almost exactly the same as the iPhone 7 Plus in day-to-day usage, especially for the things I use my phone most for, like sending emails, browsing Twitter and sending text messages,” Haselton writes. “Unless I return my 8 Plus soon, I won’t have the new iPhone X to show off to my friends and family. As the tech guy, I kind of want those bragging rights. And I’ll be awfully jealous of my friends who have the iPhone X if they get it before me.”

“I praised the iPhone 8 Plus in my review and I still think it’s the best iPhone for most people who don’t care about having the best iPhone out there,” Haselton writes. “I’m torn, but because of who I am, I probably should have waited for the X. Maybe I’ll try pre-ordering it later this month and, if shipment times aren’t too long, I’ll make the switch.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: So predictable, even we could do it:

This is pretty much the universal reaction to what would have been the world’s best smartphone had the iPhone X not existed. Again, Apple may have a problem on their hands if they’ve made too many iPhone 8/Plus units and are not prepared to market and promo them like crazy. Since the U.S. carriers are already offering iPhone 8/Plus promotions, Apple seems to have planned for the expected reaction to iPhone 8/Plus with iPhone X looming over them.MacDailyNews, September 19, 2017

Poor iPhone 8 Plus. You’ll be the best smartphone on the planet for all of 42 days.MacDailyNews, September 19, 2017

You know, we’re not convinced that Apple will be overrun with iPhone 8/Plus preorders. Yes, use the App Store app [to preorder], in case, but it might be an easier night than you think. In fact, Apple just might have a problem on their hands, judging by the early results of our online poll. It’s early, but we expect Apple to market the living you-know-what out of the iPhone 8/Plus because, next to the iPhone X, it’s looking like a tough sell.MacDailyNews, September 14, 2017

Ars Technica reviews Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Great phones, but who are they for? – September 28, 2017
Positive reviews for Apple’s iPhone 8/Plus and iOS 11 bode well for the iPhone X – September 19, 2017
Wired reviews Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Virtually perfect phones – and yet already obsolete – September 19, 2017
Associated Press reviews iPhone 8/Plus: Like flying in coach versus first class iPhone X – September 19, 2017
USA Today’s Baig reviews iPhone 8/Plus: Excellent iPhones overshadowed by iPhone X – September 19, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip is by far the highest-performing system on the market; totally destroys Android phones – September 19, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X leaves Android phones choking in the dust – September 18, 2017
The inside story of Apple’s amazing A11 Bionic chip – September 18, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung and Huawei – September 18, 2017
Apple accelerates mobile processor dominance with A11 Bionic; benchmarks faster than 13-inch MacBook Pro – September 15, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus on par with 2017 MacBook Pro – September 14, 2017


  1. If you’re getting “bored” with a smart phone perhaps you need to reexamine your life and hopefully get one. Too many are looking to new gimmicky technology to assuage their humdrum lives. This same kind of personality will even get “bored” with an iPhone X in due order.

    1. Some “tech guy”…not!

      “…especially for the things I use my phone most for, like sending emails, browsing Twitter and sending text messages,” Hazleton writes.

      Anyone who used their phones primarily for email, texting, and Twitter is not a “tech” person. Furthermore, I have an iPhone 5S that works just fine for all of those tasks and more.

      Even a Ferrari can get boring if you just commute back and forth to work.

    2. I know the type. Bitches, whines incessantly, greatest pleasure is derived from this and switching from phone to phone, devices, platforms, brands, etc. to satisfy fix. Some of these people get paid just to write about all that… Or pretend to.

  2. Yeah, and if you get the X, you will be bored with the X’s lame gimmicks and want the iPhone 11.

    You will play with the animated emojis with your friends for an hour, and afterwards, never use it again. It’s just flash with no substance.

  3. Apple will keep selling shed loads of iPhone 8 units even after the release of iPhone X, not everyone is in the $1000 market for a smartphone. There will be plenty of customers who can stretch to $699 though. The 8 will be fine. I’m liking Apple’s strategy they have iPhone in so many price points now from $349 for the SE, there’s an iPhone to fit everyone’s budget. The only thing Android had going for it was cheaper price, not any more. IPhone market share is about to go through the roof.

    1. Lol someone just gave me a 1star for that comment, must be a very envious Apple hating Android fanatic. It’s desperate times for the Android community, boo hoo, dry your eyes mate 🙂

    2. Apple may sell a lot of iPhones but iPhone market share percentage will never go up significantly. Android market share percentage will never fall because of the way Android devices are priced. Most consumers of the world are paying half of what any iPhone cost for their Android smartphones. As an Apple investor, I’ve accepted the iPhone’s limits of market share percentage. Android devices will always dominate and there’s nothing Apple can reasonably do about it.

      1. Well you may need to review your thinking. Apple has always had a large market share of smartphones in the $500-$1000 bracket. That is about to change, with the iPhone SE now priced at $349 Apple will now extend its market share for items priced between $349-$1000. Remember the iPhone SE with it’s A9 chip already outperforms the Galaxy S8 in the majority of everyday tasks including memory management. Any Android phone priced under $349 is basically being used just as a phone for texting and making calls, not a smartphone, so yes it’s Android but really it’s Android lite, and those cheap throwaway devices are pretty meaningless in terms of market share. Apple as you well know being that you’re an Apple investor yourself is not interested in the budget customer.

  4. Bragging rights? Plenty of real tragedy in this world and we get to read about this whiner’s suffering. He’s able to afford a perfectly decent Apple flagship smartphone and now he’s unsatisfied with his ‘predicament’. It’s not as though he can’t sell his iPhone 8 Plus and purchase an iPhone X when it’s released. That’s the problem with instant gratification. It’s never enough for some people. Unless his older iPhone stopped working he should have easily been able to wait a couple of months for iPhone X. He really doesn’t need an iPhone X. He’s just a show-off.

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