Apple’s iPhone 8 is a glass-backed masterpiece

Whatever you do, don’t drop it

13 September 2017
by Stuff Staff

Fancy an iPhone X? Ha! Not on your salary you don’t. The new iPhone 8 is more in your price range, and do you know what? It’s actually worth getting excited about.

With an all-new glass design, faster A11 Bionic processor and updated 12-megapixel rear camera, it’s the iPhone 7 with a major facelift. Considering Apple hasn’t changed its smartphone design since the all-aluminium iPhone 6, this still amounts to a huge overhaul. Especially since that glass back allows for wireless charging: a first for an Apple handset.

Alas, not everything’s changed with the iPhone 8. A dual-lens camera setup is still reserved for the iPhone 8 Plus, while the iPhone X gets a gorgeous almost bezel-free OLED screen.

The iPhone 8 is out next Friday, 22 September, and will be available from US$775 for the 64GB model. The 256GB model costs US$950.

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