iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 / 8 Plus Owners - Share your first impressions here

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hustler1337, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
    Press and hold the power button first, then press and hold the volume down button as well.
  2. ebika, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    ebika macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2008
    The glass back feels so great in the hand. Otherwise, pretty much the same as the 7, which is great.

    Regarding the cold boot, I had to do that this morning (the 8 shut down and would not come back). The Apple support said press-and-release up volume, press-and-release down volume, press-and-hold power. It started up.
  3. SimoBG macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2017
    It doesn’t work on iPhone 8. They have changed something. There must be a new combo.
  4. borgeindergaard macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    Doesn't work! Something's changed.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 22, 2017 ---
    Exactly! None of the old combos for performing a cold reboot / reset works.
  5. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    its delusional to think Apple will make more 8S or 9 when the Phone future is already written in 10. I mean. people need to use some common sense
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    These delusions need to stop. Apple would be laughed at and saying hey we think this insecure tech needs to come back and oh yeah Face ID is not the future because we are bringing back the old tech. I mean people need to use some common sense.
  6. OTACORB macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    We shall see about that. Apple has been laughed at for just now bringing wireless charging along with many others tech areas they were behind in. I think you are the one that is delusional if you think Apple won't add Touch ID because of a statement made during their recent presentation. We won't know till next year, but I'll be sure and tag this thread so I can come back and feed you a little crow! LOL

    Based on what you are saying.. this means all these older phones including the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with Touch ID are now suddenly not secure enough. I call BS! Making the statement that Face ID is more secure doesn't make Touch ID less preferred or somehow inferior so Apple will abandon it.
  7. ARizz44, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Hey since you're reading minds did you get this when you read mine?
    "FINALLY a new design! I've waited sooo long for Apple to....wait, does the content actually go past the notch? Is that letterboxing in landscape mode? Is the screen really a stretched out 4.7" iPhone? Does tap to zoom crop video and actually hide it behind that...notch? So tall of a screen that it's not a one handed device annnnnd no more reachability? Untested face ID? I have to stretttttttttch to reach the Notification Center drop down? No worries, reachability. Oh wait.
    Hold up, this dated 8+ still has a nice wide screen. It has the same internals as the X. It doesn't hide content. It's native resolution allows video to fill my entire screen. It, it, it meets all of my preferences. But, who will know I have the new phone???? It looks the same as the last 3 but does everything better, yet no one will know I have the new phone!!! Wait, weird, it's like I don't care? Like, I don't justify my self worth by my phone? I don't need 'attention'? Will they know I had the money to buy an X for me entire extended family but simply chose the 8+? I don't care about that either? Shoot. Guess I'll just have to enjoy this phone I chose because to me, it's the best option. How boring"
  8. borgeindergaard macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    Personally I won't use a device that requires facial reckognition. I'd rather use the old passcode method. TouchID is perfect I think. It's super convenient, and I also have it on the MacBook Pro 2017 which I'll use for many many years to come. And I don't want a mix of FaceID and TouchID on multiple devices.
  9. Keenanryan14 macrumors member


    Mar 5, 2017
    Halifax Canada
    Got my Space Grey 8 + this morning really love it over the 7 + the screen with turetone is great and love the glass back and the extra weight feels better in the hand. The pictures from the camera also seem a lot brighter then the 7 plus .... really happy with the 8 + just was not a fan of the X design at all and like the wider screen on 8+ and the bigger phone ... also got a Apple Watch series 3
  10. twx macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2017
    Just received my iPhone 8 in space grey. Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but the iPhone 8 and 8+ do work perfectly with existing iPhone 7/7+ LifeProof cases.
  11. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA
    But why would you want to is what I wanna know? To each their own but man... the thought of carrying around a $1000 device where 1 drop can shatter your screen and/or damage the exterior is just too much for me to handle.


    I'll invest the $8 in a quality case that doesn't interfere with the display... has raised edges to prevent the phone from landing directly on the face... and has bumpered corners for shock absorption.

    I've used these for the 6 Plus and my 6s Plus and have dropped my phone many times on concrete floors and pavement at work...

    ... not a scratch.

    Seems like a no-brainer. Good luck with your new 8 Plus. Will post my thoughts on mine later when I get home. It just got delivered.
  12. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    That's exactly what I'm coming from and going to, good to hear you like it. I assume your clear Otterbox is a Symmetry, right? How is it with fingerprints? I've been thinking about picking up a clear case but then I see all of the fingerprints and it turns me off.
  13. Darkashnet macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2010
    Devon, UK
    Space grey 64GB 8+ here. Upgraded from 6S. I really like it. The camera is a huge improvement. I really like the glass back, which has made it a lot more grippy which compensates for it being slightly heavier. I wish they made it completely black, but I can live with a dark Space Grey. The metal colour around the edge matches my Apple Watch at least!

    No interest in the X since it was announced, personally very disappointed with it on paper. Very happy with my 8+.
  14. mikedespn macrumors newbie


    Sep 9, 2016
    REALLY? The guy at best buy said not to but the Lifeproof, because it wouldnt fit.
  15. thatJohann macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2013
    Went from a jet black 7 Plus to a Gold 8. It’s way more pink than I expected. Especially in the sun but it feels so great to use a phone that disappears in my pocket. Forgot what that felt like. Very happy with my decision!

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  16. Indywillsdad macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2011
    Fishers, IN
    Picked up the 8 plus this morning at Verizon. No line. I had a 7 plus previously. Been a huge iPhone fan for years and after watching the keynote with the X, I wasn’t totally blown away. After reading the rumors about production challenges, liking the plus screen size (I know, the X is taller, but it’s not as wide), and not knowing the reliability of Face ID, upgrading to the 8 plus felt a little more safe this year. Obviously it’s familiar, yet it feels different. The glass back is very nice and as mentioned previously, gives the plus a high end feel. It’s also easier to hold on to. The screen is beautiful. Colors pop and the True Tone does give it a warmer feel. It’s quick...extremely quick. Speakers are louder, have more clarity, and a little better low end...I wouldn’t quite call it bass. Personally, i don’t care about bezels. I’ve liked this form factor since the 6 plus originally launched. So for me, is it “worth” upgrading? Yes. Is it much different than the 7 plus? Probably not overall, but it definitely feels like an upgrade. At the end of the day, the internals are the same as the X. Battery life, wireless charging, etc. I will give you a heads up, the gold is interesting. In certain light, it appears a little like rose gold and can take on a blush or pinkish hue. Some light it takes on a creamier white look on the back and deeper gold on the sides. It’s different. Classy looking. Should Apple be criticized for launching the 8 series? No. It’s a solid upgrade, but everyone’s definition and expectations of what an upgrade should be is going to be different. I’ll say this, it’s the absolute best design this form factor has ever had in my opinion. Hope everyone enjoys whatever model they are looking at. Good luck for those “X” hunters out there. Part of the fun will be finding one when it launches.
  17. christian.terra macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2014
    Love the glass back but my phones glass on the back is not seamless. the bottom right side feels sharp and raised compared the the rest of the back. I will probably take it to get replaced; I don't want issues with waterproofing or just placing my finger on a sharp edge as I tend to go caseless.
  18. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    How's the speaker phone. Did they fix that? Does the person on the other end say that you sound like you're in a tunnel?
  19. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Crystal clear so far. Just like my 7 plus.
  20. Creep89 macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    So I upgraded from an iPhone 6S Plus to an iPhone 8 Plus. I love the true tone display, the only thing missing is the higher frame rate like on my iPad Pro.

    Nevertheless the classic design, beginning with the iPhone 6 in 2014, may be on its high.
  21. BillyBobT Suspended

    Sep 22, 2017
    How is anyone saying it's not slippery ? It is to me
  22. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2012
    Yeah, I find it really odd that they're calling it space gray, when clearly it's black. There's no consistency among the colors throughout their product lineup. Really weird for a company like that to make that sort of an oversight. And if it's not an oversight, then it's just a weird decision.
  23. Brackintosh macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2010
    Someone else posted the correct sequence for a hard reboot on the iPhone 8 series, but I don't see the post here anymore.
    1. Press and release Volume Up
    2. Press and release Volume Down
    3. Hold Power until Apple logo appears
  24. twx macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2017
    Mine fit perfectly in the same LifeProof Fre case I've been using on my iPhone 7 for the past 9 months. Didn't have to force it or anything. All the buttons work flawlessly.
  25. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Silver 256gb delivered like 20 minutes ago.

    Display quality is a little better than Jet Black 7+.

    Glass back is nice. Not slippery st all.

    Works with Samsung wireless charger.

    True tone makes the display warmer than I like. My eyes tend to prefer the cool, blueish iPhone tint.

    Camera is MUCH better than the 7+, which was complete crap. Competes against my Samsung S8+ easily.

    Touch more weight.

    Speakers are way louder. Like not even close.

    Overall responsiveness is a hair better than iOS 11 on my 7+.

    No hideous notch.

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