iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All the new features


Well, folks, it's official - Apple finally took the wraps off its latest iPhone models. While the anniversary iPhone X clearly stole the show at the Steve Jobs Theater, it can be argued that Apple's financial well-being for the next year largely depends on the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

At a first glance, the 8 and 8 Plus look very much like their 2016 predecessors. However, they sport all-glass back plates, which is a real blast from the past for those of us who remember the iPhone 4 and 4s. This is not some arbitrary decision made by Tim Cook & Co., as these panels allow for a way of charging that hasn't been present in the iPhone universe before. 

Looks aside, both of these new handsets come with a fair portion of upgrades under the hood. So, what are the new features that make the 8 duo stand out? Feel free to check out the slideshow below and find out!

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65 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Looks like a 7s and 7s plus to me.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

They should've made it looks me futuristic. Reduce the bezel and touch ID size to minimal as possible on bottom and top.

13. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Talk about small upgrades...just a minor upgrade in F stops for the cameras. I larger screen smaller bezels finally, and a oled Samsung built screen. Oooops almost forgot the screen cut out..,the screen cut out is now a trade mark that is truly revolutionary. Now all the screen protectors made like this are on notice.... Apple trade marks it even if you are first you now must cease and desist or pay royalty to the first screen ever like this.... Even if your screen protector designs existed first pay up.

45. Greenmule

Posts: 129; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

The best and most important feature is that you can buy an entirely upgraded iphone 7+ with a new "bionic (is that a Lee Majors or a Lindsay Wagner?) processor", better camera and 256GB for $20.00 LESS that the old iphone 7+. I wonder if Apple will make price adjustments to all of the people who bought iphone 7s in the last day/week/month? "Great Value" in the iphone 8+ is an important feature!!

53. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Sour grapes or just another troll?

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

It's a 7 with updated hardware and wireless charging

46. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Thye used same display as iPhone7 and its new according to iphonearena

2. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Improvements are always welcome. But are these for me to upgrade from my 7plus?

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Quick charging sounds like a decent enough reason IMO, but that's just my take.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

My opinion is a big NO. Better go for X version. But i would advise u to wait a little longer to avoid any gates that may pop up (This stands for every phones).

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Note 7 -> 8 +improved camera +32 bit / 384 khz audio +infinity display +better s-pen/features +bixby +2 GB Ram - Don't have exploding feature lol

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

-Camera quality is mixed. Some say the s8 camera is better than it's Note counterpart. - Those audio frequencies mean jack s**t because Samsung doesn't use any dedicated DAC enhancements. Go watch Juan Bagnell at Pocketnow; he's an expert on the subject. - Market buzzword. No hate though... it's an incredible looking display. - True, but people don't buy iPhones looking for stuff like that. If anything, only people like us care about that crap. - Bixby is NOT a feature. If anything... it's a detriment. - That RAM does nothing due to Samsung's kernel tuning and software restrictions. They limit how many tasks you can hold in the background. Watch any speedtest involving the iPhone 7 and the Note 8 for a better grasp. - And thank God it dropped that feature...

11. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

As a person with Bixby I'm telling you it amazing. I really improved a lot in the pass two months. Not only the vision and voice but it's smart I thing it uses google cause it give the exact same answer as google and the voice improved a lot. It better than the current siri, and the level of control it excellent.

20. iushnt

Posts: 3097; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Bixby is just so awesome

47. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You are a flat out liar, Bixby is in no way as accurate as giving answers as Google, and still way trails Siri.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bixby is excellent.

33. Furbal unregistered

Yeah works great for controlling the phone itself so far. Not seeing any issues with it so far

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Those who haven't tried, won't know.

48. apple-rulz

Posts: 2112; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

And those that have tried, won't lie and say Bixby is better than Google.

63. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Why would I lie? My phone has both I ask google a question, then I ask Bixby. Both readout the same answers. What don't you understand?

51. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Yup. Nothing like a feature that Shamesung forces you to have.

54. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Samsung doesn't use any dedicated DAC enhancements" Really? What about the Exynos version of its smartphones?

8. mikehunta727 unregistered

"most durable glass in a smartphone" idk if they are just saying that they use GG5 now in some sly marketing way or if they really do have "the most durable glass". This gotta be put to the test

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'll take that... as long as I don't have to deal with the lag and lack of proper updates.

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Apple's SoC will wipe the floor with anything available in the market. If only it got the pro motion feature then this will be truly awesome.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31029; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'll mos def have the fastest chip.

18. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

You would take anything Apple right into your mouth, which is sad to be honest.

22. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And you take anything of mine down your throat... ironic, no?

26. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Your brain works in mysterious unintillegent ways if you truly believe that to be the case.

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