The iPhone 8 )has been on the market a little over three days now and if you're still on the fence about purchasing one, don't fret. We've got everything you need to know right here — from design and specs to features and amenities, use this as your ultimate user guide.
While we'd love to sit here and say it looks like crap...quite the opposite, I'm afraid. It actually looks pretty darn stunning, at least on the website. Speaking of, let's hop to it. We've pulled some pertinent information from Apple directly so y'all aren't bothered with having to skim it for yourselves. Naturally, the longer the phone has been on the market, the more information will be made available by users, reviewers, and Apple as a company. So, expect updates in the coming weeks y'all!
The iPhone 8 will have three new glass finishes — space gray, silver, and gold.
There are two sizes available, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — 4.7‑inch and 5.5‑inch Retina HD displays.
It's resistant to water, splashes and dust.
A glass back and embedded wireless charging system allow the iPhone 8 to be a smartphone entirely free of wires.
The most durable glass in iPhone/Apple history on both the front and back, but be warned IF it does break, it's going to cost you a pretty penny. As per The Verge:
"Apple gives users two screen replacements and two miscellaneous damage incidents at the $29 and $99 price respectively. After that point, the damage price jumps to $349 for the iPhone 8, and $399 for the iPhone 8 Plus. So basically, don't crack your phone's glass or else you're going to be dishing out lots of cash. AppleCare+ costs $129 for the iPhone 8 and $149 for the iPhone 8 Plus."
- Complimentary to this wireless charging, Apple will be launching AirPower come 2018. A mat that can charge any compatible devices anywhere on its surface.
iPhone 8 will have a speaker up to 25% louder than its predecessor, as well as delivering a deeper bass feature.
Touch ID will allow access to your phone as well as enabling Apple Pay. Additionally, the option to send and receive money via iMessage will be available come Fall.
The display will feature True Tone, a wide color gamut, and 3D Touch.
True Tone essentially adjusts to the light around you to make for a better reading/viewing experience based on your surroundings.
The camera will continue to be a major iPhone staple with an update to a more advanced 12 MP camera.
Portrait mode will allow for sharper foregrounds and blurred out backgrounds. Talk about a solid selfie strategy, huh?
The iPhone 8 will run exclusively on iOS 11 — Siri will be able to act as a translator and Apple Music (with subscription) can be shared with friends.
When Does It Hit Stores?
The iPhone 8 is currently available for pre-order for Friday, September 15, 2017 and will officially hit shelves on Friday, September 22, 2017 (the iPhone has since been released to the public and is now available world wide).
As mentioned in previous articles, this phone isn't exactly going to be cheap. The iPhone 8 will be $699 ($34.50/mo. with the iPhone Upgrade Program) and the iPhone 8 Plus will be $799 ($39.50/mo. with the iPhone Upgrade Program). You will also receive the following items with purchase:
All in all we're pleasantly surprised with what we're seeing from Apple. Granted, we have yet to physically get our hands on one, but for now, we're still 100% committed to team iPhone and yes, $799 IS a lot of money, but really? We could blow that in a month on Jägerbomb from seedy bars and the crappy pizza we end up eating afterward. It's an investment and again, from the looks of it, a really great one.
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