Apple CEO Tim Cook says iPhone AR update is 'a profound day'

Tabitha Dunn
September 21, 2017

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus closely mimic the design of the previous generation iPhone 7, with Apple introducing a new back glass design, with a polished aluminium band and new silver, space gray, and a "beautiful new gold finish". At least from that perspective, the iPhone X's $999 appears to be "a value price". Iris scanning, for instance, commonly uses near-infrared illumination, which the iPhone X has (such a feature is already included in the aforementioned Samsung handset). Its tests showed the iPhone 8-Plus outperforming the 7-Plus by 67% when running the 3DMark IS graphics benchmark, by 28% when running the popular Geekbench 3 CPU benchmark in single-core mode and by 84% when running Geekbench 3 in multi-core mode.

I get it. Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPhone X is loaded with enough new technology to justify a higher price tag.

While the X has hogged the spotlight, the 8s are more than mere consolation prizes, maintained Mark Spoonauer in his review for Tom's Guide. The device is also compatible with wireless charging, eliminating the need to plug the phone in to charge its battery.

"The regular iPhone 8 is good", Spoonauer continued, "but 4.7 inches just doesn't cut it for me anymore".

Apple then replaced the unit with a new one, but the problems persisted in which Apple has since issued a statement on the matter. She considers the iPhone 8 a solid choice for those upgrading from a much older device, such as the iPhone 6s.

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Most buyers are paying for their iPhones over long periods. AR became widely popular with the Pokemon Go app past year that allowed players to "catch" virtual Pokemon scattered across real life locales."Later today hundreds of millions of customers will be able to use AR for the first time, so we're bringing it to mainstream", Cook said.

Like other reviewers, Velazco preferred the 8 Plus over the 8.

Inside the iPhone 8 series we'll find an A11 Bionic chip.

Though agreeing with assessments of the 8 Plus' chops, Cnet Senior Editor Scott Stein advised iPhone shoppers to pause before buying one. Yep, so far the Siri face can't pull info from third-party apps, but Apple didn't rule out this happening in the future.

The 8s aren't revolutionary like the X. They represent a continuation of what Apple has been doing for some time: tweaking and improving phones each year, noted James Titcomb for The Telegraph. This year, I took full advantage of the season to look at the iPhone 8 Plus's most important camera updates.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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