Hands-On With Apple's New Glass-Backed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

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    Apple today at the Steve Jobs Theater introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with an all-new aluminum and glass design.

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    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus via The Verge

    The Verge managed to get some hands-on time with the two new smartphones, which look more or less the same as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, beyond their glossier looking glass-backed finishes.
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    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus via SlashGear

    Those who owned an iPhone 4 may be concerned about Apple's return to a glass back, but it said the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back."

    Engadget's Chris Velazco held the iPhone 8 and felt it had a "bit of extra density" compared to previous models. Fortunately, SlashGear's Chris Burns said the difference is "near-impossibly-perceivable."


    Apple's tech specs confirm the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are slightly heavier at 5.22 ounces and 7.13 ounces respectively, compared to 4.87 ounces and 6.63 ounces for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively.

    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are also 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively, so only the tightest of current cases may not fit.

    Beyond their slightly thicker, glass designs, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus still have Touch ID, Lightning connectors, side Lock buttons, and no headphone jacks. And unlike the iPhone X, both still have bezels on the front.

    Article Link: Hands-On With Apple's New Glass-Backed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
     
  2. profets macrumors 68040

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    Incredible how the bezels on these phones instantly look dated next to the iPhone X.
     
  3. multipasser macrumors member

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    So that iphone X always has a black shape that masks out a part of the image?
    so watching a movie or pictures is not possible with 4 straight sides?
     
  4. LuckyBubba macrumors member

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    Wireless charging is new to me and I'm curious to know if the phone can charge when it's sporting a case?
     
  5. Rina11 macrumors member

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    Besides the glass it looks just like my 7 plus
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    This is exactly why I'm ready for a new iPhone away from the iPhone 6/6S/7 form factor. I think It will be worth the wait, even if that means I won't receive until after November.
     
  7. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I knew what was coming but this would have been better to have been shown an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with smaller bezels and OLED screens. Plus all the other stuff.
     
  8. dominiongamma macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it can Apple is selling leather ones already for the phones
     
  9. NexusUser macrumors newbie

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    Besides wireless charging, did anything really change with the iPhone 8? It seems really disappointing...
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    This is seriously the first thought I had. Incredible the way that works. I am sure Galaxy owners have been thinking that for some time.
     
  11. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    Was going to get the X, now considering the 8 Plus for $200 less (and possibly months sooner). Figure the only trade-offs are bezels and Face ID. The bezels on the 8 though, I'm not sure I can get past that. I don't want to have a phone for 2-3 more years that has bezels like that. And now I'm considering the Note 8. I'm just a hot mess today. :p
     
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    That's correct it would seem.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    It depends on the case, but generally speaking, yes.
     
  14. SvenLorenz1975 macrumors newbie

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    Didn't expect to say this, but I'll probably go for the 8 plus. Bezels don't matter to me, Face ID and the OLED screen are first generation technologies that are bound to be buggy and since the 8 plus has the same CPU and RAM as the X, it'll outperform the X easily because of it's screen. And most apps, apart from the really big ones, are going to take forever to update to the new screen on the X anyway.
     
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    True tone, A11, camera upgrade, wireless charging, better battery.
     
  16. navaira macrumors 68040

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    I can't believe I am saying this, but I feel Xiaomi got this better (obviously I only mean the design, not tech specs and Hair ID)

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  17. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    The X is the new design. The 8 is the same thing we have seen year over year since the 6: Better camera, processor, etc. That is what we usually get from yearly upgrades.
     
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    So is this better than the iPhone X or what???
     
  20. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

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    Right there with you. With the underwhelming iPhone 8 and the dumb notch at the top of the iPhone X and the ridiculous price, I have no idea what I'm going to do.
     
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    Do any of the new iPhones have 120 MHz like the new iPad Pro's.
     
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    Apple's website shows that the cases for the 7 and 7+ will fit the 8 and 8+.
     
  24. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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    I want an iPhone SE update with latest processors and fast charging. Fast charging (not wireless charging) is about the only feature I care about.

    The new phones, all of them, are too big/heavy -- the 8 is heavier than the 7 (which had tried to improve on the 6s)
    5.22 vs 4.87 vs 5.04.
     
  25. cmwade77 macrumors 6502a

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    Funny I was just thinking about how dated the iPhone X looks compared to my Note 8.
     

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