Sure, Apple’s gorgeous iPhone X has stolen all the headlines from its launch event today, but two other handsets got announced alongside it. And they’re not too shabby either.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are Apple’s first handsets in three years to feature an all-new glass design, they’re its first phones to support wireless charging and they’re a lot, lot cheaper than the iPhone X. So that’s something to keep your FOMO in check.
Wanna know more about iPhone 8 and 8 Plus? It’s just as well we’ve gathered all their best bits into one comprehensive feature. Because we’re nice like that.
1) They finally look different!
Remember that all-aluminium design Apple’s iPhones used to have? Of course you do. It’s been sticking to the same aesthetic since the iPhone 6 way back in 2014. That’s all changed now with a Samsung S8-inspired glass-backed look, which is rather dapper indeed.
2) Apart from their displays...
The two phones’ sizings haven’t changed all that much though. The smaller iPhone 8 still has a 4.7in display while its big brother has a 5.5in one. Of course, neither has the bezel-busting OLED screen of the iPhone X but they do at least share Apple’s True Tone tech from its iPad Pros. That means their screens adjust themselves according to the light you’re in for an experience that’s much kinder on your eyes.
3) You can charge them wirelessly
Nevermind the fact that wireless charging has been kicking around on flagship phones since Nokia’s Lumia 1020 four years ago, you can now enjoy it on your iPhone. What does this mean? As well as charging the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus via a Lightning Cable as per usual, you can slap them on a compatible pad and they’ll start regenerating as well. Just like magic. Well… kind of.