iPhone 8/8 Plus

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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.

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