What would be your main reasons not to buy the iPhone 8?

For all the talk of "soft" iPhone 8 and 8 Plus demand in anticipation of the iPhone X later in the season, their sales seem to be pretty substantial, according to what's probably the most reputed Apple analyst out there, KGI Securities's Ming-Chi Kuo. The all-important carrier sales in particular have been pretty "stable," he calls them, and opening weekend shipments were 50% of last year's volume, which apparently is in line with most analysts' expectation, given that there is a third major iPhone on the horizon.

Folks are surprisingly flocking more to the Plus version, however, compared to last year, and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales have been almost equal, judging from carrier and other sales channel probes. Needless to say, the iPhone 8 Plus is currently the only one you can use the much-touted Portrait Lighting tricks on, at least until the iPhone X comes around, so there might be something to that end. 

That is why we wanted to ask you what would be your main reasons for abstaining from buying the new iPhone 8? Take your pick in the poll below, and sound off in the comments if there is anything else that makes you skip it this season.

What would be your main reasons not to buy the iPhone 8?

Waiting on the iPhone X
No need to upgrade from my current iPhone
Legacy 'surfboard' design
More fragile glass rear
Fast charging comes at extra cost
No dual camera for optical zoom and portrait modes
Other (sound off in comments)

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iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh(14h talk time)



1. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

I'm not fan of IOS option ?

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I assume the poll could ask "if you were to get an iPhone (for free, perhaps?) why wouldn't you get the iPhone 8...It's a pretty straightforward poll.

27. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Why the hell would someone decline such an offer?

38. cmdacos

Posts: 4389; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I'd feel bad selling it to someone

48. jmonteiro829

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Not me..... there's a sucker born every minute!

76. MasterAlchemist

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 14, 2017

An "I'm a retarded SheepDroid" option would have saved the vast majority of idiotic comments like this.

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You vote other and say what you just said without the question mark duh!

16. bucknassty

Posts: 1397; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

The 8 plus and X are worth much more... 8 is just not justified

18. jellmoo

Posts: 2678; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

But they also cost more (quite a bit more in the case of the X).

31. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

None of them are worth what they cost.

61. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

That is subjective and dependent on what ppl think is worth their money and how much. The same could be said of other flagships as well, especially ones in the 900-1000 dollar range. Thats getting ridiculous for a phone, regardless of OEM or features. I don't feel they are worth that much, but again others might and apparently do. And there is enough ppl that are willing to spend that much that the OEMS won't bring the prices down, like they would if ppl boycotted and they had extremely low sales.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Why? Because if I were to o get an iPhone, I'd rather get the iPhone X than the 8, as their price tags are close to each other, meanwhile their aesthetic and feature set are far apart from each other... Besides, the iPhone 8's camera loses to the iPhone 7... which is another reason to ditch the 8 for the X.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I meant to say the iPhone 8 Plus... damn. But as for the regular iPhone 8, nah... iPhone 7 is the better deal, along with the seemingly better camera.

49. mikehunta727 unregistered

You actually think the iPhone 7 camera is better than the 8? Lol.. There are very marked improvements in a lot of scenarios. See Michael Fisher, plenty other reviews from very reputable objective sources Scored higher too in DxOmark so really no way the iPhone 7 camera is better

4. haruken

Posts: 311; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Because it's an Apple product. Yikes.


Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Still requiring iTunes ? NO WAY !

33. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Yeah that is one thing I personally am so burned out with. Forcing me to use iTunes to get my music onto iOS devices is baloney. If Microsoft forced me to do anything remotely close, then they would be sued by everyone.

8. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Same design, no new features. Wireless charging is awesome but not enough reason to upgrade.

9. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Not buying into the Apple universe. And would you fix the title? Should be "choose" not "chose".

10. shnibz

Posts: 521; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Because iPhone

12. jojon

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

...that's "choose" not "chose"

13. S4NDY

Posts: 273; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

I want a better response to my money.

14. fyah_king unregistered

Same sh1t as the iphone 6 from 4 years ago.lol

15. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Just because I have better alternatives

17. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I just prefer Android and the Pixel 2...

63. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

I prefer Apple and the iPhone but I give you a thumbs up for your honest and straight forward answer. You didn't troll or post a stupid hate comment about the iPhone. Everyone has a preference and as long as the person is happy with that preference, then others shouldn't be so concerned about it and let ppl like what they want.

19. iczer

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Low resolution screen!!

20. jellmoo

Posts: 2678; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

One important reason: Size. I had an iPhone 7 for a few months, and one of the big issues I had was the size. Typing was difficult, content looked tiny, and productivity was made onerously difficult. Having something easily one handed and tiny in the pocket is great, but overall the device was just too difficult for me to use comfortably.


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Because I would never trade enslavement for simplicity of use.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Not just the same design as the iphone 7 and 6, but the same screen resolution as well. It was barely excusable in 2014, but now it's just absurd to have a ~720p screen in a premium device.

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