As Im on a 5S (running perfectly)….I was toying with the idea of a new phone with a fast chip. So I wandered into the store to have a play with both the 8 iphones. Was happy that I was the only one there….but that's where my joy turned to disappointment. Got turned off by the glass covered body….it gives the phones a glossy look that feels tacky to me. Much prefer the matt feel of the ip7. The size of the 8S is, to put it mildly, unwieldy. I tried to type a sms with one hand and it was difficult to balance. So even the cool camera knick knacks inside cannot mitigate this basic flaw for me. Moving on to the 8, size is right but there was something funky about the home button…it just didnt have the tactile sensation Im used to with the 5S…have they changed it. The one I tried didnt have any feedback to it …so it was hard to tell if I had pressed the button….morever it felt a bit crunchy….almost as if it was loose….I hope this was just the sample phone….because I'd hate to get a phone with a home button like that. Then I compared the ip7 specs and people here are right, in that the specs are almost identical to the 8. Plus it looks better to me. So now Im left with the question ip7 or ipX? Might as well look at the X. I wonder if apple had planned to create a ho hum update in the 8 series, to push people to the X…..if so that is really taking the piss.