Looking for some feedback regarding whether or not to upgrade to the iPhone 8.
Pro: Financially, under Verizon's new billing system, it's only ~$2 more/month for the iPhone 8 compared to the iPhone 7 and as fast as they release new phones, it makes sense to get a newer version, if possible, so that the machine will work well with software releases.
Con: The new charging method of the iPhone 8 worries me. Wonder if the glass backing will make this phone more susceptible to breaks.

I've done some research (like this article) but curious for opinions one way or another to help me in this purchase conundrum.
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by:Jackie Man
Pro: Financially, under Verizon's new billing system, it's only ~$2 more/month for the iPhone 8 compared to the iPhone 7 and as fast as they release new phones, it makes sense to get a newer version, if possible, so that the machine will work well with software releases.

iOS 11 is designed for iPhone 8 or above. So, your best move is iPhone 8 or iPhone X.
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by:Jackie Man
Con: The new charging method of the iPhone 8 worries me. Wonder if the glass backing will make this phone more susceptible to breaks.

New charging method is a joke when you compare with Android phone. Just get an insurance for accident in breaking the glass backing for the first year. Your carrier will persuade you to get the insurance at your cost.
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by:Brian B
You might get more feedback if you ask this as a question. There are more Experts in the questions area than the posts.
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by:famousnametaken
What iPhone do you have currently?
Who is your provider?
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by:Erin Wooddell
iPhone 6, Verizon. I'm about 9 months overdue for my 2-year upgrade.
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by:famousnametaken
Verizon's 'upgrades' are not what they used to be.  All you're being enticed to do is to is get a new phone and pay them monthly on their Edge plan.  That's fine.  I don't like two year agreements anyway.  And the phone trade in can be lucrative if you don't mind having an added monthly payment to your bill.
Go to Verizon's website and login to your account.  You should be able to get a nice trade in value for that phone towards an 8.  

I watched the Apple keynote a while back about the iPhone 8.

Start at 55:55
https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2017/

'Most durable glass phone in a smart phone ever'
'water and dust resistant'
'better retina display'
'new speakers'
and on and on.

Sounds like a great phone to have and I would be interested in getting one when I have enough money haha.

iPhone X imo won't be worth getting unless you're adamant about using their facial recognition AR heh.  Its so weird to me they went from 8 to 10.  *shrug*
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