At first glance, you will not be able to tell the Apple iPhone 8 Plus apart from the Apple iPhone 7 Plus or even previous generation models. That’s what makes the iPhone 8 Plus special in particular.
You get everything you love about an iPhone, upgraded and better than ever before. Not everyone is ready to move on to the Apple iPhone X and you do not have to either. That large, bezel-free display may be a bit daunting for the normal, everyday user. Which makes the Apple iPhone 8 Plus a perfect smartphone for staying in normality.
What makes the Apple iPhone 8 Plus different from, let’s say, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and 6S Plus? The answer is that there are a ton of upgrades and features which make it the best iPhone money can buy right now.
As of September 22nd, 2017, the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are officially on sale and available from retailers around the world. In countries where Apple is not officially available, third-party retailers are sure to have the device ready to go for consumers.
The Launch Wasn’t Quite as Spectacular as Apple Hoped
By mid-day on the Friday that the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 plus officially launched in Apple stores across the United States and other parts of the world, breaking news about an abysmal performance was afloat.
News outlets from several countries called the launch a “muted” one, seeing how the number of people at each store was limited to a few dozen or less. Previous launches, even the one of the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, had crowds that reached around street corners. It took hours for the last person to get his/her hands on an iPhone 7 of 2016. This time. Stock seems plenty for Apple and the limited consumer base.
Moving on. The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is still a grand smartphone. Apple may have expected this as most people are interested in the 10th anniversary Apple iPhone X and are not as enthusiastic about the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus Specs
The Apple iPhone 8 Plus will attract mostly users who currently have an iPhone 7 Plus. It just seems like the logical upgrade to make. Especially since their iPhone 7 Plus would still get a good price and the upgrade will not hit the bank too hard.
Prices of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus may drop considerably once the iPhone X comes around. Which is why now be the best time to get it off your hands.
What kind of specs are we looking at with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus? Let’s find out:
- Two Storage Options of 64GB and 256GB
- Three Colors: Silver, Gold and Space Grey
- 5-inch, Retina HD Display IPS Technology with 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
- True Tone and Wide Color Display with 3D Touch
- Splash, Water and Dust Resistant with IP67 Rating
- A11 Bionic Chip with 64-bit Architecture, Neural Engine and Embedded M11 Motion Coprocessor
- 12 MP Back and 7MP Front Camera
- Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
- Same Battery Capacity as Apple iPhone 7 Plus w/ Fast Charging (2961 mAh)
- iOS 11
Water resistance of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is up to one meter and 30 minutes, tops. After this there is a severe risk of seriously damaging your iPhone.
The body design is of Ion-strengthened glass, which is claimed by Apple as being the most durable smartphone glass design out there. Some experts may refute the claim of it being any stronger than similar smartphones out there. Meanwhile, it is being said that the back of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is even more expensive to repair than the front. Pretty surprising.
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What’s in the Apple iPhone 8 Plus Box?
Here’s a list of the things that come included with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus box:
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus with iOS 11 Preinstalled
- EarPods with Lightning Connector
- Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
- Lightning to USB Cable
- USB Power Adapter for the iPhone
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Price of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus in Different Markets
Now being available either officially or through third-party retailers, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is a good option to go with regardless of your type of use. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus has been a great smartphone and endured quite a lot from some people, making the iPhone 8 Plus a worthy upgrade.
What does the iPhone 8 Plus cost around the world? As of the end of September 2017, here are what the prices look like:
- Price of Apple iPhone 8 Plus in the United States: $799 for 64GB and $949 for 256GB
- Price of Apple iPhone 8 Plus in Canada: $1,059 for 64GB and $1,269 for 256GB
- Price of Apple iPhone 8 Plus in Pakistan: PKR 103,000 – 120,000 for 64GB and up to PKR 140,000 for 256GB
- Price of Apple iPhone 8 Plus in India: INR 64,000 for 64GB and INR 86,000 for 256GB
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The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is not for everyone. Especially since most people are delaying the purchase so that they can get their hands on an iPhone X. You can’t blame them either, because why pay a couple of hundred dollars less for a smartphone that is also years behind the one that’s about to come out?
The Apple iPhone X is a solid contender with flagships of today. But the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is one for the fans who loved the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 6S Plus and want to continue living the journey with a similar design and eventually move on to the Face ID, bezel-free smartphone of tomorrow.
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