The iPhone 8 is bigger than iPhone 7 and smaller than iPhone 7+. If you are one of those people who are not fully aware of what the new device that launched on 12th September offers, then we have compiled a crib-sheet for you. Obviously, that you are here we presume that you are aware that all iPhone gadgets are premium products that basically cater to the higher end of the market. Here are a few things that you need to know.
This is something that would push me to buy the iPhone 8 device for sure. Imagine not having to plug in the cable! Apple has taken up the fore position on the front line of wireless technology where the all glass backs of the iPhone 8 and other two upcoming versions, announced on the 10th anniversary of the company, will enable the phones to charge without cables. Third party accessories that support the Qi standard of charging and their own AirMat accessory will be used for the purpose. This is a challenge that any users have been looking for a solution to for a long time.
Apple hopes that consumers won’t mind the hefty price tag which comes with the latest iPhone 8. Also it is moving back from the legacy of introducing one gadget every two years- it is going to launch three devices in one year. Apple remains 2 years ahead of its competitors and that is what scares the rivals most. With three devices coming out in a single year, how far is it leaving the others behind?
Talking about the new design of iPhone 8, there is no headphone jack “anywhere” on the phone. Apple launched its earpods which is a harbinger of the wireless future that the company is looking at, because the current cans have certainly become relevant. If playing with the wire as you listen to something is still an addiction, you could find some Apple friendly headphones that you can insert in the lightning port.
They are saying that the battery is bigger this time. Well, let’s hope that it is because this is something that has been fairly anticipated by the users of iPhone. The larger screen will require more power to run because of the greater number of pixels so the internal gearing up was a necessity. We yet need to see a battery as good as Lumia or Nokia by the way, but with a 3000 mAh battery the iPhone 8 might not ruin a most precious moment by turning off just when you needed the camera. iPhone 7 had a 2700 mAh battery which livened things up when it was realized, perhaps Apple is now going to have the longest lasting iPhone to date and that too with CPU improvements. Double deal!
Actually no button at all. The button has previously already gone away on iPhone 7 where it vibrated when pushed, but now they have taken it away altogether. So how will users of apps “get home” as they use the new Apple iPhone? Well, the button will be there and on the same place but instead of being physically there- it will be at the bottom of the screen as users use their app. The button could in future move to the back of the phone for tapping or become an altogether different software type thing. Users might find it hard to adjust to this but we don’t see why it should be a problem when they are gaining so much screen in return for a button