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September 13, 2017

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus hands-on

by John_A

While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus aren’t a complete redesign like the iPhone X, there’s still plenty to dig into here. For starters, the new phones take the glass back design that is also in the X — a move that makes them work with wireless charging. But from the front, they’re basically indistinguishable from all of Apple’s phones all the way back to the iPhone 6, which first came out in 2014. The larger bezels are still in place here, as is the home button, something that should make change-averse iPhone users happy. We’re just getting our first look at these phones, but wanted to share these photos immediately. We’ll be updating this post with more photos and impressions soon, so stay tuned!

I realize most people are probably drooling over the iPhone X, but make no mistake: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have important jobs to do. They have to keep the lion’s share of the world’s iPhone users happy while Apple gets more experimental with its thousand-dollar phone. After a little bit of playtime, I don’t doubt that people will ultimately enjoy Apple’s conventional new iPhones — they just might be too excited by them.


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