Apple's New iPhone 8
Every year Apple announces a new addition to their iPhone lineup. This year, they opted to reimagine their numbering scheme by opting to not release a 7S model and instead announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The new iPhone 8 seeks to solve some of the problems that have plagued smartphone users since their introduction. The company also claims to have produced the most powerful smartphone chip ever, the A11 Bionic, for the device.
What can the Apple iPhone 8 do? Here's what...
- Protects itself with a durable screen and casing
- Charges wirelessly even if your phone is in a case (except metal cases)
- Adjusts screen tone to adapt to the levels of lighting
- Improves on its camera and processing power
- Explores an immersive Virtual Reality experience
The iPhone 8 is prepared to go wherever you do with what Apple calls the "most durable glass ever in a smartphone." This is particularly valuable to anyone who has ever experienced the terrible feeling that comes with cracking your phone screen. The same goes for water and dust damage, which iPhone 8 is precision-engineered to resist. Also, iPhone 8 is faster than ever before with the new A11 Bionic processor chip. This allows for improved functionality while multitasking or playing games, all while delivering the same battery life as its predecessors.
|IPHONE 8 SPECIFICATIONS
Utilizing an all-new glass design, iPhone 8 redefines the way you charge your Apple products. Now, you can charge your iPhone wirelessly or with a cord. Apple’s official AirPower mat for wireless charging will be available in 2018 and will work with iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.
The popular iPhone camera is better than ever in the iPhone 8; now with a more advanced 12MP camera with a larger, faster sensor as well as a new color filter. The Plus model also comes with an improved portrait mode feature that brings sharper foregrounds and more naturally blurred backgrounds. The dual cameras on the Plus model also brings 10x zoom for photos as well as 6x zoom for videos.
Pictures on your screen will also look better than ever with new Retina HD display with True Tone. This allows the phone to adjust to fit the light around you so you have a better viewing experience even on a bright sunny day.
|IPHONE 8 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS
||12MP (with additional wide-angle and telephoto on 8 Plus)
||Gold, Silver, Space Gray
||64GB or 256GB Storage Space
Augmented Reality is also an improved feature in the iPhone 8. Apple says the A11 Bionic processor will allow you to use augmented reality apps and games that will "change the way you see the world." Pokemon GO players will find this particularly beneficial.
While not exclusive to iPhone 8, the new iOS11 update does open up a number of new features to try out. The company highlights in particular the ability to send money through text messages, allow Siri to translate for you, and discover new music with friends on Apple music. All of this is packed with the existing features and security you have come to expect from iOS.
"What’s the difference between iPhone X and iPhone 8?" The iPhone X is the most expensive offering from Apple. It contains more RAM for increased multitasking as well as the largest screen at 5.8”. iPhone X also uses facial recognition software to unlock your phone. Though the camera is also somewhat improved over the 8, beyond this, the devices are relatively similar.
"Will I need to buy a new case to fit my iPhone 8?" Not if you already have an iPhone 7 case. The sizes for both the standard and the Plus model are the same, so an iPhone 7 case will fit on an iPhone 8.
Offers and Promos
- MSRP Starting at $699
- Apple: $34.50 per month with iPhone Upgrade Program
iPhone 8 Plus
- MSRP Starting at $799
- Apple: $39.50 per month with iPhone Upgrade Program
- Check with your local carrier for possible discounts and deals on your existing phone plan.