Apple geeks believe Apple will create a “deluxe” phone with cutting edge tech priced to keep sales to 1/3 of a new iPhone.
Because even that reduced volume will exhaust the supply of exotic components.
Exotic tech means the i8 will be unreliable and troublesome. The i8s can be cheaper and will work.
I’ll buy a 7s and enjoy proven reliable trouble free tech. People who buy the i8 will be my beta testers.
Which reminds me of good-enough healthcare.