Apple iPhone 8
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Some have even called it the iPhone 7S, while others are calling it potentially more profitable than the iPhone X. Whatever you choose to term it, the Apple iPhone 8 is a great phone in its own regard.

Not everyone fell in love with the bezel-free, Face ID forced Apple iPhone X. Which is exactly why the Apple iPhone 8 might have a great time this year into 2018. For a easier on the bank price, you too could get your hands on an updated Apple iPhone 7, which makes it one of the most looked forward to smartphones of 2017.

This is especially true because experts are expecting the Apple iPhone X to be a hard catch.

Due to the unquenchable thirst of Apple fanatics around the world, there may be a severe shortage of the iPhone X, or one that will be artificially created to boost demand.

Regardless, it may not be as easy as you think to get the latest iPhone, especially the 10 year anniversary model. You could always get the iPhone 8 now and gradually move on to the iPhone X when the dust settles. Just to add, the iPhone X will be available nearly two months after the iPhone 8 hits the market.

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Specs of the Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8
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Apple had announced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in their much awaited launch event in September, 2017. People weren’t expecting anything else, but then came the iPhone X.

This not only downplayed the iPhone 8, but also drew attention away from it as much as possible because the iPhone X just stole the show altogether.

Nevertheless, the iPhone 8 has been sidelined way too much. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have been great phones. Just ask the people who currently have one (this includes me!).

Which is exactly why the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be better than ever. Especially for the people who just are not ready to either pay the heavy price for the iPhone X ($1000+) or move onto a different category of smartphone just yet.

Here is what makes the Apple iPhone 8 a worthwhile upgrade:

  • All-new glass design, which is stronger than any comparable smartphone

  • Water and Dust Resistant (Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529)

  • Wireless Charging

  • 7-inch, Retina HD Display, 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi (LCD IPS)

  • 25% louder speakers with deeper bass for great calling, music and videos

  • 64GB and 256GB Storage Options

  • 3 mm thick, 148 grams (5.22 ounces)

  • True Tone Display

  • A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture

  • 12 MP Camera (Back) with a 7MP FaceTime HD Front Camera

  • Touch ID with Apple Pay

  • 14 Talk Time, 12 Hours Internet Use, 13 Hours Video Playback and 40 Hours Audio Playback

  • Fast Charging with up to 50% charge in 30 minutes

  • iOS 11 Built-in

  • Colors: Silver, Gold and Space Gray

So that’s a pretty impressive list and worth the price tag, which we will be getting into a little bit later.

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What Comes in the Apple iPhone 8 Box?

Apple iPhone 8
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Apple will be including these items with the Apple iPhone 8 Box:

  • iPhone with iOS 11

  • Lighting to USB Cable

  • Lighting to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

  • USB Power Adapter for iPhone 8

  • EarPods with Lightning Connector

  • Documentation

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What Makes the Apple iPhone 8 better than the Apple iPhone 7?

Apple iPhone 8
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There are some differences that actually make a difference, while others were expected to be a part of the new iPhone 8.

The biggest difference between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 is the addition of a new and improved A11 Bionic chip from the latter’s A10 Fusion chip along with the wireless charging and fast charging capability.

Apple’s iPhone 8 has a new true tone display while being a slightly heavier at 148 grams, compared to the iPhone 7’s 138 grams.

Both the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 do not have the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack, which a lot of people were hoping Apple may bring back.

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Price of the Apple iPhone 8 in Different Markets

Apple iPhone 8
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When Apple announced the price of the new iPhone X, there was some shock in the crowd and around the world. But, it’s Apple and people were expecting a heftier than before price tag for a revolutionary device. What can you say?

Luckily, this is another reason why you may consider the Apple iPhone 8. Here are some of the prices expected for the Apple iPhone 8 in different markets:

  • Price of Apple iPhone 8 in the United States: 64GB for $699 and 256GB for $849

  • Price of Apple iPhone 8 in Canada: 64GB for $929 and 256GB for $1,139

  • Price of Apple iPhone 8 in India: 64GB for INR 66,000 and 256GB for INR 77,000 (expected)

  • Price of Apple iPhone 8 in Pakistan: 64GB for PKR Rs. 75,000 and 256GB for PKR RS. 90,000 (expected)

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When will the Apple iPhone 8 be Released?

Apple iPhone 8
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Apple has officially announced the release of the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to be from September 22, 2017. You can already prebook the device on the official Apple website as of now and can be bought through specific carriers or as a factory unlocked version as well.

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What do you think about the new Apple iPhone 8? Has it been a device which really lives up to the expectations of the launch event we witnessed earlier in September? Let us know what you think about the Apple iPhone 8 in the comments section below or on the official Facebook page!