It’s iPhone 8 launch day, so where are all the lines?

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  • Andrew Holt

    At my local mall, there were more people in line at the KFC than there were at the Apple Store.

    • Dimitri

      This is true. I saw a long lineup at the food court at the Eatons Center then the Apple store.

    • southerndinner

      Better value at KFC.

    • Andrew Holt

      $5 Big box meal…definitely.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      The Big Crunch is a delicious sandwich, I’d camp out for one.

    • Dimitri

      Use the coupon! 2 for $12.99 with fries and 2 drinks! Cheaper too! lol

    • FTR_Part_deux

      JBC 4 lyfe! lol. Can’t get enuf of that and add a frosty…

    • ChrisPollard77

      The $5 Giant JBC deal is da bomb … in the states anyway. Did Canadian stores get that one?

    • Andrew Holt

      Good luck getting this crowd ^^^^^^^^^ onto the fitness applewatch bandwagon. lol

  • Dimitri

    Its because its the same as the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus. Only difference is Glass back / Wireless charging and BT 5.0. Nothing really. Same thing over and over. Remember People will start moving on with other devices / Ship to home options instead for phones. Lining up is getting a bit old now for a phone.

    Most likely everyone wants the iPhone X but i do not even see much buzz about that one too.

    • Andrew Holt

      more than likely because of the price. I’ll bet that over 90% of iPhone X’s will be sold by the carriers on subsidized plans. Not going to be many outright purchases on that one.

    • Dimitri

      Rogers posted the pricing for the 256 GB for $799 on a Premium+ Plan. Spoke to a manager and if you have their older plan its $999 on a 2yr term.

      Goodluck to the ones that want to pay that upfront to get it. Its getting ridiculous with the pricing on the phones.

    • Andrew Holt

      It’s a sad fact that smartphones purchased with contracts today are more expensive than smartphones cost outright just a mere 6-7 years ago. I’m seriously debating on going to a simple flip phone when my current smartphone dies on me. I carry around my surface pro for times I need to use internet and wifi is available almost anywhere.

    • Dimitri

      Agreed. We all thought paying $50-$250 was alot back then but look at the pricing now. Outrages. Even when u do the trade in discount or sell your phone privately you still need to pay out of ur pocket.

      I normally have my Alienware laptop and my Ipad Air 2 Cellular with me and i use those more then my phone to be honest. So i may do the same.

    • mola2alex

      Our but last year’s model or miss range. Mid range phones are pretty much just as good

    • Abel

      Apple only came out with wireless charging now? Wow!

      My Nokia Lumia 920 had wireless charging ~5 years ago!

      So much for Apple being an innovator!

    • John Lofwire

      Well the camera seen a BIG improvement.
      I dont like apple much ( as my comment proven in the past )

      But they made a BIG jump on the camera.

  • Jon Duke

    “During the interview with BuzzFeed, Ahrendts explains that one of the reasons why we might be noticing shorter lines during the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus’s launch has to do with the work that the Cupertino giant has done in building up the retail backend on its website and Apple Store iOS app. In fact, those Apple customers who make a purchase through the iOS app have it a little easier — all they really need to to complete their purchase is their fingerprint and Touch ID. ”

    What a pile of… Even negatives need to be turned into positives when it comes to Apple. The reason why there’s no lines is because it’s a dumb move to release a redesigned phone alongside phones that are EXACTLY the same as the previous year. Of course people will wait and get the X.

    • Andrew Holt

      even the X isn’t really all that much different than other flagships. Very similar to the Essential phone. Personally I prefer the look of the iPhone 8 to the X. That screen/speaker notch doesn’t look right.

    • Dimitri

      Do remember there is not much talk about the X either. Many forums are not even getting much buzz about it. Times have passed. It seems the pricing of the X may turn many off. Apple made the mistake releasing all 3 in the same year let alone a month apart.

      $800 on a 2yr term for the 256GB Premium+ plan with Rogers. Thats about $902 with taxes upfront in store for it. Then $999 for the 256GB on the older plans ( ones that are not Premium + as per the managers and their only page.)

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      They’ve already started leaking the X shortage stories…so my guess is that they tighten supply into the release to ensure there are some fireworks, flipping and general hoopla.

      Demand across the 8 and X will aggregate to similar demand from prior years.

    • gremlin0007

      Ahh the good old “empty club with a big line-up outside” trick

  • southerndinner

    Been doing phone launches for the last five years and this is the slowest launch day I’ve ever seen between Samsung and Apple launches. It was twice as busy during the Note 8 launch last week.

    My regional manager is freaking out about sales numbers this quarter because iPhone 8 demand is ridiculously low and we haven’t even had that many people asking about iPhone X.

    A bunch of competitors in the mall sent people home early too…

    • Andrew Holt

      Tell your regional manager that this is the new norm and people have realized that the prices of these things have gotten to the point where people are happier with their current phones and will skip upgrading on a yearly basis to a cycle of maybe upgrading every 2-3 years now instead.

    • southerndinner

      That’s an interesting take, but the Note 8 sales were much higher than Note 7 despite being more expensive. I suppose we’ll see going forward.

    • Andrew Holt

      that would make sense since the die hard Note users have all had to wait a minimum of 2 years now to get the new phone. Note 9 sales will more than likely be low, with a gain again coming to the Note 10.

    • John Lofwire

      Most client are buying 1 years old devices now.
      They are MUCH cheaper and almost as good.

  • Get Help ????️ ????

    It’s because no one wants the fourth generation of the same old iSht. And the price of the x with the added beauty of the UniBrow will make that one not so popular as well.

    • Sanjay Kumar

      I remember when first iPhone was launched, it was madness. Nowadays, there is no need to stand outside an Apple store to have iPhone, you can buy them online. This are lifeless, motiveless consumers who ends up outside the store for few days to have a phone.

    • Get Help ????️ ????

      Demand is just down. Apple introduced a better phone at the same time as these so the numbers are down. I’m not sure that the gamble will pay off with that beautiful UniBrow staring people in the face and the price.

  • Do Do

    Like I keep telling you guys, they’re all running out of ideas, including Apple. Without some new battery breakthrough the new features will be minimal unless you don’t mind your phone lasting an hour.

    Soon the only thing they’ll be able to offer you is tiny meaningless updated phones that will only offer you new non-removable batteries, meaning another disposable phone.

    • mola2alex

      Pixel 2

  • Andrew Holt

    672 gmail messages waiting in the photo?? Somebody sure is popular.

  • mola2alex

    It’s probably because a new iPhone didn’t launch today

  • Most people have woken up to Android Smartphones on Nougat or higher, they want better battery life, nothing much changed since iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 is right around the corner.

  • Anonymous Agent

    Yep like I’ve previously stated in other post. People don’t line up anymore for iphone junk anymore. People have woken up and realized Iphones arent worth it anymore and realize androids are the only manufacture that are innovating.

  • birdman_36

    Fourth generation of the same design. It’s getting boring.

  • Fshumayrqan

    So does samsung!!!what is the changes? Samsung is junk. 6gb ram reality only 2 are workings, coming from note 5

    • Hunter Miller

      What does Samsung have to do with this article?

    • Dimitri

      This article is about the line ups about the iPhone and the line ups. Troll somewhere else.

    • John Lofwire

      Go troll somewhere else apple lover..