It’s iPhone (8 and 8 Plus) launch day, which means that Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has stopped into an Apple retail site to see how things are going. Based on his reaction, he’s pretty pleased.
iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors
AppleCare+ has been a go-to option for many Apple device owners for many years, and this year saw a bit of a price hike for all of the iPhones in Apple’s lineup.
Apple is a busy company, but it’s a safe bet that, near one of its product’s launch days, things get even more hectic. A new video aims to showcase just what that looks like.
When Apple launched the iPhone 8, the company extensively talked about the A11 Bionic chipset powering the handset. A new benchmark test conducted by Tom’s Hardware has now concluded that the iPhone 8 (which went on sale earlier today in some regions), is comfortably the fastest phone available in the market right now.
On paper, the camera specifications of the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus might seem very similar to each other. Apple did mention during the iPhone 8’s launch event that it is using a newer sensor on the handset for improved imaging performance, though given how little the company talked about it, most users expected the improvement to be incremental. Turns out, that is not the case. DxOMark has just put the dual-camera system of the iPhone 8 Plus through its paces and gave it a rating of 94, beating the likes of the HTC U 11 and Google Pixel XL by a fair margin.
You probably know everything about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the teardown of the new iPhones seems to have confirmed the other unknowns such as the amount of RAM and capacity of the battery.
But here are my first impressions and some interesting details about iPhone 8 Plus I thought were worth sharing.
Following a muted response to their pre-orders last week, the iPhone 8 launch in many Asian countries today has also met with a similar response. The tepid response — unusual for a new iPhone launch — is due to customers holding out for the more expensive iPhone X due for an early November launch.
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.
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.