iPhone 8/8 Plus
iPhone 8: £699 inc VAT from tinyurl.com/y8tmsvn2 iPhone 8 Plus: £799 inc VAT from tinyurl.com/y8tmsvn2
Apple releases a new iPhone every September, and it’s a given that it will be the best ever. But what do you do when the company announces not one, not two, but three new models? How do you rank them and decide which one is the actual best iPhone ever, especially when they don’t all go on sale at the same time?
Because of this, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are at an unfair disadvantage right out of the gate. The iPhone X was announced at the same time and is the clear frontrunner when it comes to innovation – it has an all-new design with an edge-to-edge, bezel-less OLED display and a new Face ID technology that lets you unlock your handset just by looking at it. The iPhone 8 maintains the same look and feel of the 6, 6s, and 7, with some changes and enhancements.
However, pushing the iPhone X aside, the 8 and 8 Plus make substantial improvements over last year’s iPhone 7, which our colleague Susie Ochs said felt “like a beta version of what’s to come.” Well, the iPhone 7 is officially out of beta, and it’s called the iPhone 8. Familiar design with a glassy addition It’s true: at a glance, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus look almost identical to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. They have practically the same dimensions (138.4x67.3x7.3mm for the iPhone 8; 158.4x78.1x7.5mm for the iPhone 8 Plus), same display size (4.7 inches diagonally for the iPhone 8; 5.5 inches for the iPhone 8 Plus), same button and port locations, and they both lack a headphone jack (very sorry to say). If you have a case for your iPhone 7, it will fit the iPhone 8 like a glove.