So here's my conclusion, after almost a week testing the 8 and 8 Plus: The 8s feel like a swan song - or, to put it another way, they represent Apple's platonic ideal of that first iPhone, an ultimate refinement before eternal retirement. The 8s use a technology called LCD, while Apple's rivals in the high-end phone market, including Samsung, use a newer screen technology called OLED.
Apple's capitalization dropped by $43 billion - shares of companies experiencing the most significant decline over the past 17 months. A pleasant surprise found in the teardown is that the iPhone 8 sports a modem that is capable of gigabit LTE speeds, but unfortunately you will not be able to experience those.
Like a lot of people, he wanted the tenth anniversary edition iPhone X.
According to Engadget, the iPhone 8 is missing those vital components, so Apple is throttling speeds down to 400Mbps. Also, iPhone 8 packs a smaller 1822mAh battery compared to 1960mAh placed in iPhone 7.
Since the tech giant announced new products last week, including three new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, and an Apple TV upgrade, the tech industry's attention has centered on speculation about demand for Apple's smartphones, and whether the iPhone 8 is a good buy.
The iPhone X is not without its detractors though.
For the last few years, Apple's phones have been producing benchmark scores so high you wonder if they're powered by some kind of black magic.
Meanwhile the Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display in a chassis substantially smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, fits a headphone jack, IP68 water resistance, fast wired and fast wireless charging and has a 3000 mAh battery. It turns out Apple Watch Series 3 reviewers discovered a connection problem that might prevent the smartwatch from connecting to cellular networks. Will you be pre-ordering the iPhone X?
The TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone X is the lone interruption on that phone's edge-to-edge display. Even Apple seems to agree, given that OLED is the basis for the display in the iPhone X. That makes it about 25% faster than the iPhone 7 and about 80 percent faster than the iPhone 6S. There should be no reason for you to give up unless Apple stops taking orders.
Breaking down the iPhone 8's components also showed the design quirk of Apple making the new housing of the Lightning port match the color of the device.