Introduced on September 12, 2017, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus represent a “huge step forward for the iPhone. The two devices “improve on everything we love about iPhone” with modified internals and a nip out design, but the changes introduced are not as dramatic as the changes brought to the iPhone X, Apple’s new high-end flagship device being sold alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Apple’s iPhone 8 goes on sale today as the company launches its latest smartphone and a major upgrade to the current iPhone 7. Earlier this month Apple launched three new smartphones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and its premium iPhone X handset.The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are upgrades to Apple’s current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus range, improving some of the main features found on Apple’s current products, as well as adding new ones such as wireless charging.
why iphone 8 make a huge step forward for the iphone?
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are upgrades to Apple’s current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus range, improving some of the main features found on Apple’s current products, in addition to adding new ones such as wireless charging.
iPhone 8 introduces an all‑new glass design. The most popular camera, now even better. The smartest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. Wireless charging that’s truly effortless. And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8. A new generation of iPhone.
Design of iphone 8 and 8 plus and its features:
How do you build an iPhone out of durable glass that also allows for wireless charging? By formulating a new kind of glass. Supporting it with a laser‑welded steel foundation and an aerospace‑grade aluminium band. And engineering it down to the micron for water resistance.
The most durable glass ever in a smartphone.
The front and back feature custom glass with a 50 per cent deeper strengthening layer. A new steel substructure and a stronger, aerospace‑grade 7000 Series aluminium band provide additional reinforcement. And an oleophobic coating lets you easily wipe off smudges and fingerprints.
iPhone 8 comes in three new glass finishes: space grey, silver and gold. A seven‑layer colour process allows for precise hues, opacity and rich depth of colour. And the matching aluminium band complements the glass beautifully.
Resists water, splashes and dust.
iPhone 8 is precision-engineered at the microscopic level to protect against water, splashes and dust.
Wireless charging for a wireless world.
We’ve always intended iPhone to be a truly wireless device, free from charging cables and headphone cords. With a glass back and an embedded wireless charging system, iPhone 8 is designed for a wireless future.
The intelligent new AirPower mat lets you charge your suitable iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods anywhere on its surface.
Louder, more dynamic stereo speakers.
iPhone 8 features redesigned stereo speakers that are up to 25 per cent louder and deliver deeper bass. Crank up the volume and enjoy richer‑sounding music, videos and speakerphone calls.
Release date of iphone 8 and 8 plus:
As expected, the iPhone X won’t be released at the same time as the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which will start shipping on 22 September.
Instead, Apple has announced that iPhone X pre-orders will begin on 27 October, with shipping to begin 3 November.
price of iphone 8 and 8 plus:
Prices start at £699 for the 64GB iPhone 8, going up to £849 for the 256GB version.
The iPhone 8 Plus comes with a price tag of £799 for the 64Gb version and £949 for 256GB.
Reviews of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been somewhat mixed. While some reviewers believe the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are solid upgrades with camera improvements, wireless charging, and faster processors, others hesitate to recommend the device to customers who already own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus due to the imminent launch of the iPhone X and the lack of changes compared to the previous-generation devices.
Most reviewers agree that the new cameras are one of the best new features in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. TechCrunch called them “killer” and said they’re the best reason to upgrade this year, while CNET said the most noticeable change is the incredible quality of textures, largely due to Apple’s new image signal processor.
The Verge said the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus “lack any truly new ideas,” but said the glass, though it scratches easily, makes the two devices easier to hold. Though the processor is improved, no huge performance boost was noticed when browsing the web, taking photos, playing games, or watching videos.
How to buy the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
we can find iphone 8 across networks and in store from today, but if you order online you may currently not receive the handset from Apple until between September 29 and October 6.
You can buy the phone through Apple’s website or through the main carriers, while it is also available on a handful of third party websites.
The best prices we have found for network deals are on iD Mobile, Sky (for existing customers), Virgin Mobile and Mobiles.co.uk. Virgin Mobile are offering the iPhone 8 free up front for just £29 per month – the cheapest network deal we have found.