Now that the iPhone 8 is on sale in many countries around the world, videos have started popping up on YouTube where the durability and performance of the handset are being compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 7.
iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors
Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus went on sale earlier today. I managed to get my hands on a black (Space Gray) iPhone 8 Plus. I am still eagerly waiting for the iPhone X but the iPhone 8 Plus should give us a sense of what to expect especially when it comes to hardware since most of the internals are the same.
With the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus making their way into the hands of consumers and Apple stores in launch countries, the first set of unboxing videos of the handset have also made their way to the internet. Popular YouTuber MKBHD has posted an unboxing video of the Silver iPhone 8 and Gold iPhone 8 Plus and also shared his first impressions of them.
The iPhone 8 has just about started making its way into the hands of customers in selected parts of the world, and the folks over at iFixit have already gone ahead and posted a teardown of the handset. To be able to get their hands on the handset so early, the iFixit team flew to Australia since due to a time zone difference, new iPhones and other Apple devices first go on sale in the continent.
As the world turns, time marches on, and over in New Zealand it’s already Friday, September 22, as this post gets published on Thursday, September 21, on the other side of the globe.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are all set to go on sale tomorrow (i.e. September 22) and if you have already pre-ordered one, it means that you are looking for a new case to go along with it as well. The use of glass panels at the front and back of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also makes it a necessity to use a case with the handsets.
Today is a big day for Apple, with the forthcoming launch of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. But things are even brighter on the horizon.
The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (finally) introduce wireless charging support, and Apple didn’t even talk about its biggest potential supported feature.
Earlier this year, T-Mobile purchased the 600 MHz spectrum in an FCC auction which it confirmed would use for 5G network rollout in 2019. Until then though, the company will be using the spectrum to improve its network in rural parts of the US.
Most years, ever since the original iPhone launched, supply for new iPhones on a yearly basis is pretty constrained, with shipping dates slipping back to weeks after the initial pre-order period ends.