Ahead of the September 22nd launch date for the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and the 4K Apple TV, Apple has started shipping out pre-orders of customers who placed their orders on September 15.
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With its 2017 iPhone lineup, Apple has finally gotten around to adding Qi wireless charging support to them. While not truly wireless, Qi wireless charging is the closest we can come to experiencing wireless charging on a device right now. It is also the most popular wireless charging standard out there with plenty of flagship Android devices supporting it.
Apple has finally included supported for FLAC audio playback with the new iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, along with the Apple TV 4K. The feature will also make its way to the iPhone 7 lineup after the iOS 11 update as reflected by the product pages of these devices. The support doesn’t extend to older devices like the iPhone 6s or the iPhone SE however, which could be due to hardware limitations.
iPhone shipping estimates have traditionally slipped to a few weeks within minutes of pre-orders going live. This time around though, things seem to be different. Likely due to low demand thanks to the iPhone X and robust supply, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus shipping estimates have taken longer to slip than usual.
As scheduled, Apple has now started accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, 4K Apple TV, and Apple Watch Series 3 through its online store and Apple Store app. The pre-orders have only gone live in the US for now, with the new iPhones going up for pre-order throughout the day in other markets of the world.
When buying a new iPhone, it’s usually the sticker price that we’re the most concerned with. While it might not seem like an important distinction, picking the wrong storage tier can lead to frustration couple of months down the line. And because iPhones don’t have expandable storage, you’re left to deal with storage issues on you own.
iPhone Upgrade Program FAQ: Everything You Need to Know to Buy iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus!
If you are looking to upgrade to an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or the iPhone X when is available for pre-order, Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program is your best bet. While you can always sell your existing iPhone and pay the difference to upgrade to the latest and greatest iPhone from Apple, the company’s iPhone Upgrade Program makes things easier and hassle free.
Back in June of 2014, Starbucks rolled out Powermats, which allowed devices that supported wireless charging to charge up while they were in the restaurant.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are all set to go up for pre-order on September 15 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, while the iPhone X will go up for pre-orders on October 27. Apart from the huge difference in their availability, there is also a huge difference in the price and feature set of the three devices.
The iPhone X is tomorrow’s iPhone, available today. The iPhone 8 is yesterday’s iPhone with upgraded internals. If you’re in the market for a new iPhone, you might be wondering which new iPhone is right for you. This time, the choice isn’t as simple as which screen size you want. You need to choose between three iPhones, six pricing tiers and whether you prefer the smartphone of the present or the smartphone from the future.