The iPhone 8 is one of the most gorgeous smartphones ever created. And absolutely no one is planning to buy it.
Cult of Mac polled our readers after yesterday’s keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater to gauge interest in iPhone X and its two ugly step-siblings. Over 5,400 potential iPhone buyers responded and it looks like the iPhone X is going to be a mega-hit while iPhone 8 sales may suffer.
Here are the results:
People interested in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus only accounted for 14% of responses. Meanwhile, 57% of Apple fans say they plan to wait for the iPhone X.
Which new iPhone do you plan to buy?
— Cult of Mac (@cultofmac) September 12, 2017
Of course, our audience is a bit skewed toward the more hardcore Apple fans that want the latest and greatest, so iPhone 8 sales will probably do better than this poll suggest. It’s still a worrying sign for Apple though. The company needs strong iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales to boost revenues next quarter.
It’s not hard to see why people are lusting after the iPhone X more than any of the other devices. Although the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have most of the iPhone X’s features, the form factor of the premium iPhone is a huge draw. It’s OLED display with super-high contrast is another big plus. And the ability to shoot Portrait Mode selfies and send animojis are certain to be popular with a younger audience.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus hit stores on September 22. Customers hoping to get the iPhone X will have to wait until November 3. That might just cause a few impatient fans to just settle on one of the slightly less futuristic models.