iPhone 8 64GB Red $879 @ JB Hi-Fi

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$100 off iPhone 8 64GB, discount applies to red colour only. Appears to be plenty of stock available for click and collect.

Cue the comments section for;
- 64GB not enough
- Apple sucks
- Puny screen
- 2014 design
- Too expensive

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  • +13 votes
    • 64GB is plenty of space
    • Apple blows
    • Huge screen compared to my SE
    • Modern design
    • Price is ok

    😜

  • +7 votes

    Apple blows

    Might just get me over the line

  • +6 votes

    Red goes faster

  • +9 votes

    Cue the comments section for;
    - 64GB not enough
    - Apple sucks
    - Puny screen
    - 2014 design
    - Too expensive

    hate you… now what am i going to say? … stomps out the room

  • +3 votes

    iCloud. the end.

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    Reception wise it's the best iPhone of the latest, telstra blue tick. None of the X's are or the 8 plus.

  • +7 votes

    Upvoted just because of OP's description.
    Don'tcha just love apple haters?

  • +2 votes

    Great phone (I have one) but not $879 great.

  • +2 votes

    Does anyone know if this is the cheapest this item has been at? Also when does this offer price expire? Ta

    • +1 vote

      Seems to be about the cheapest. There's been higher % off RRP in the past but apple only recently cut the RRP by $100 so there's hasn't been much time for discounts off the new price. Better prices shouldn't be far away

      I was planning on replacing my 6S with an XR, until I actually had the XR in hand and realised how massive it is. 6S size is the sweet spot for me so will probably get an 8 once I see it for sub $800.

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        I'm the same as you. Realized how big the footprint is and changed my mind. Also realized how many gestures I'd have to get used to without a home button and the crappy face ID. Thanks for your reply. I'm going for this one..

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          I've got the XS Max, previously I just had the X. I prefer the size of the Max, even though it is a little more inconvenient pocket-size wise. Face ID is great, works flawlessly for me and I love the gestures, I find them very intuitive and easy to remember. I came from Samsungs though, so I never had the iPhone home button.

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          Bought Mrs Entropy an XS Max for her birthday, moving up from a 6plus. Littlest Miss Entropy got the old ph9ne. After six weeks Mrs Entropy struggles with having to use the old home button when she picks up her daughters’ phones. She is really into the gestures and screen size and would not go back. I must admit I don’t mind the gestures but overall I prefer the SE size for me.

      • +1 vote

        Just keep your 6S and get the $39 battery replacement.

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        FWIW, in case it’s an option: I just got a (pre-loved near-mint) X on eBay for about $100 cheaper than a similar capacity XR, a couple things become immediately obvious compared to my iPhone 6:

        • the screen is bigger
        • the phone is smaller
        • totally subjective: it feels great in the hand

        And important to me: I also get to keep the much higher-res screen and dual camera setup of the X/XS which the XR doesn’t have. XR pros: A12, bigger screen (but at lower res).

    • +1 vote

      I purchased gold one for $832.77 through Big W about a month ago when they had their 10% off everything when purchased with 5% off gift cards.

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    Modern design

    Looking for window to jump from 10th floor

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      More modern design than a 1980's brick phone

      • -1 vote

        most smart phones look the same …big glass screen … not like the good old days of slide away keyboards, flip phones ….

        not much design flexibility to add "wow factor" to style of smart phones …maybe mirror on back so women can do their make-up if battery is flat or they want to save battery, bottle opener slot ?

        • +2 votes

          most smart phones look the same …big glass screen … not like the good old days of slide away keyboards, flip phones ….

          I guess the modern phone is a great example of design convergence.

          Over time the most desirable features (both for consumers and producers) have led to the current form. Yes, there are a few mavericks (dedicated geeks?) who may desire Star Trek-like flip-out phones, and the clumsy fat-fingered who may prefer a slide-out keyboard, but the billions have spoken.

          For an interesting parallel in the natural world, look up 'convergent evolution'; it describes why, for example, sharks, dolphins and penguins (despite being fish, mammals and birds respectively, and separated by tens of millions of years in their evolution) have such similar body shapes. Fascinating.

  • +3 votes

    Those are some big boy bezels

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      hey hey hey OP already said 2014 design

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        Oh didn't even read op. I was trying to convince a family member they will get a much better deal buying an iphone 8 rather than an iphone xr but looks like I had forgotten how massive apple bezels were.

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        Some might say "vintage" and hence with bohemian, considering mainstream/conventional now is bezel-less.

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      But atleast everything is symmetrical not all over the place.

  • -3 votes

    Features such as updates that reduce battery life, great company.

    • +1 vote

      I am sure this happens to all phones…

      I think you were referring to the gimping of performance when the battery could not supply the power when it whirred up to process some heavy loads.

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        No, he's referring to the fact that Apple slowed down old models of phones using software via OS updates and when they were caught doing it they gave an explanation for idiots to believe that WASN'T that they were carrying out planned obsolescence so their customers would buy new phones because their old phones "mysteriously" slowed down so they were inconvenient to use.

        They have stopped ripping off their customers (well …OK) now. Did they stop doing it out of shame or was it a court forcing them to stop it?

        • +1 vote

          It’s the same thing.

          It wasn’t the OS update. It was the power management system that throttled the CPU when a power draw was beyond what the battery could provide and thus would cause a shutdown. Apple chose to not disclose that they decided to slow the SOC down to prevent the shutdown.

          Now you can control this behaviour.

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        With Apple's A11 processors, a downside to having one of the most powerful CPUs on the market at the time is their power draw is very high. They run quad core low power coupled with 2 very large high performance cores. As batteries begin to degrade, their ability to feed those power hungry A11 cores diminishes over time, so Apple implemented the throttling to prevent the phone's battery dipping too low and shutting down the device.

        I suspect Samsungs current SoC, the Exynos 9810 (used in the *9 series) will encounter the same issue over time as its also quite power hungry.

        • -1 vote

          Lol iPhone XS has smaller batteries than standard androids of 5 years ago. Great design Apple

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            @Joey Jo Jo: If it lasts long enough, then who cares? When I was using android, I always had to watch out for apps killing my battery with background processes. I find my iPhone greatly outlast the battery life of my androids, with similar usage pattern and apps.

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              @Fybre: I was total opposite. I had to charge my iPhone minimum twice a day. Once I moved to Android i was running the torch and apps at night before bed to drain the battery so i could charge it from near flat to 100% for good long term battery health. Once I moves to android I loved the superior hardware but also the little things like night stand mode, cellular data limits and the ability to simply drag and drop files and being able to play MP4 files I dropped straight from my computer plug and play.
              Its unbelievable the price of what Apple charge in comparison to way better value devices out there.

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                @Joey Jo Jo: Joey that is the worse thing you could do to a Li Ion battery.

                Deep DoD and charging all the way to 100% is sure fire to decrease the number of cycles your battery can do.

                Li ion battery do not have memory effects, do not like being below 20% and do not like being over 80% for extended periods.

                Also heat is their worse nightmare.

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    An old crappy phone with an apple logo on it!!!!! All my mates are going to think I'm rich

  • -3 votes

    But people still buys Apple phone regardless, including me! LOL!

  • +3 votes

    Would have pulled the trigger if it was the Plus model at this price..

  • -1 vote

    Yawn.

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    Any discounts on JB giftcards?

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    @OP

    The plus version is also on sale. You can update your post?
    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/phones/Outright-Mobile-Handsets/ap...

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    The red 8 Plus version is $999 for anyone interested.

  • +2 votes

    upvoted only for amazing comments.

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    Any deals on iPhone 6s?

  • +2 votes

    iphone xs all the way! Picked it up for just shy of 1400 from officeworks its great

  • +4 votes
    • 64GB not enough
    • Apple sucks
    • Puny screen
    • 2014 design
    • Too expensive

    Now you've listed the positives, are there any Negatives? LOL

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    this + trs refund puts it around $790 which is what I'm happy to pay for an iPhone not this 1300+ none sense that im seeing right now.

    Maybe i can get lucky with an XR next year

  • +1 vote

    The folks at the Apple service centre will tell you its not worth upgrading if you have an iphone 6s 64GB or better.
    Still much the same 12MP camera as is everything else.
    Yes there is performance improvement and other "incremental" improvements but the iPhone 6s is still a rock solid performer.

    So there is your answer put into context.

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      Ken Oath it is. I just got a new $39 battery put in mine yesterdee. Gonna hang on to the old girl and chuck a few cheap Kogan sim deals in her for a good while yet.

  • +2 votes

    Lots of whining here but it's still a super capable phone that competes with Android flagships. Best of all - no face unlock! Good ol fingerprint sensor beats face unlock hands down.

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      I recently got a X after three years with a 6 Plus, so I really appreciate the pros of Touch ID, but also now had enough time to live with Face ID to say a couple things about both:

      • Best thing about Touch ID: unlock without needing to orient the phone to your face
      • Touch ID allows you to easily allocate other fingerprints, eg, for your spouse
      • Face ID surprise 1: consistent unlock < 1s
      • Face ID surprise 2: no need to be front on for it to work, eg, it works in a car mount 60-plus cm away with your face to the side (usually the case when mounting on air vent or windscreen)
      • Face ID: I’m enjoying a physical button-free phone and the new gestures are easy / intuitive to learn
      • Face ID: While not the original intent, it’s known to allow the registration of a second person’s face (I’ve not tried this yet)

      I wish I had both really good features in the one phone.

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