Apple's Worthy iPhone 8 Models May Languish in X's Shadow

Thursday, 21 Sep, 2017

Apple's other new smartphones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, will be available on Friday. While it might appear to be in Apple's best interest to maximize sales of the iPhone X, given its higher price points, the iPhone 8 could actually be the most lucrative phone in the company's lineup now. In the United Kingdom, buyers can still have a 64GB model and they will expect their iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to arrive on September 22 and buyers from the U.S. got their devices with faster shipping estimates too.

The iPhone X DOES NOT feature TouchID. Iris scanning, for instance, commonly uses near-infrared illumination, which the iPhone X has (such a feature is already included in the aforementioned Samsung handset). If we assume that the components cost for iPhone 8 is about the same as the iPhone 7, which cost about $248, the bill of materials cost as a percentage of retail price would stand at ~35%. CanvasPop is a popular canvas photo printing service that lets you print your favorite photos and even upload directly from Instagram.

With the official announcement of its new devices, Apple is jumping over a step, especially in what concerns the absence of an iPhone 9 and a 7S. "The color saturation and clarity of photos are fantastic once printed out".

The iPhone X is jam-packed with exciting new features. You really need to see them on a great display or printed out. "We've encrypted it on your device; you make the decision about who has it". "Looking around the edges of the image there were no issues of chromatic aberration and it resulted in a crisp clear image".

Scott Stein hails the iPhone 8 Plus for improvements to the dual camera and faster processing; but notes that its design hasn't changed much from the iPhone 7 Plus and favors the iPhone X, which won't be available for another two and a half months.

In place of Touch ID, the iPhone X will use Face ID, which uses the TrueDepth camera to unlock phones regardless of how users may change their appearances. Both the front and rear cameras have portrait mode, but with far more options.

Apple finally switches over to OLED technology for the Super Retina display. Now, with just a glance you are able to unlock your phone. People want their iPhones to do more and more.

With Apple launching another generation of innovative Apple products, users are expecting an interesting year from this company.

The 8s aren't revolutionary like the X. They represent a continuation of what Apple has been doing for some time: tweaking and improving phones each year, noted James Titcomb for The Telegraph.