Is The New iPhone 8 Worth It?

Mandy Carr
September 27, 2017

And while carrier promotions for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been relatively muted out of the gate, analysts say operators may become much more aggressive in the coming weeks as they look to leverage new phones to gain market share. The most obvious example is the iPhone X and its $1,000 price tag, but the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also received modest price bumps this year. They have created a charging mat where you can charge your phone, watch, and earphones at the same time on one pad. In fact, the two phones are among the most expensive phones to make are definitely the most expensive iPhones to make so far.

The most expensive components in the iPhone 8 models are the screens and mechanical enclosures, which were both upgraded from the iPhone 7 line.

"The added value went to memory, camera, and processing".

Having a fast-charger at your disposal will make a very convenient addition to your iPhone purchase since it will reduce the overall time it takes to charge your device. The latest reports on that matter are pointing to the TrueDepth camera system that powers the new iPhone's face ID security as being the problem.

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Digitimes, citing unnamed sources, reported that Apple suppliers were shipping just 40 percent of the components originally ordered for the premium phone. The new version starts at $799, compared with $769 for last year's model. Don't be surprised if those buyers pass on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and opt to wait for iPhone X sales to begin before throwing their hard-earned money at Apple.

Compared to other smartphone making companies that are usually known to emphasize on specifications during its launch events, Apple does otherwise.

Apple is not releasing iPhone 8 sales numbers, but last week when the iPhone 8 officially hit store shelves, there were worrying signs.

Most iPhone buyers do not pay the full freight for the phones. Based on these numbers, Apple should earn a lot higher profit on the iPhone X.

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