iPhone 8

Kuo: Reports of iPhone 8 Sales Woes 'Overdone' and 'Excessively Negative'

Reports of lower than expected first weekend iPhone 8 sales are “overdone,” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a new note sent out this evening. Kuo says that based on estimates of iPhone 8 production and research data from Localytics, the market is “excessively negative” on iPhone 8 sales. According to Kuo, first …

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Video Comparison: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

With two of Apple’s newest iPhones in hand, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, we thought we’d compare them to the previous-generation iPhones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, to give our readers a clear picture of the differences between the devices and an idea of whether the new phones are …

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Apple Confirms a Fix is Coming for Static Noise Problem Affecting iPhone 8 Earpiece

Apple is working on a fix for an issue causing some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus owners to hear intermittent crackling noises when using the device for phone calls, the company told The Verge in a statement this afternoon. “We are aware of the issue which is affecting customers in a small number of …

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iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X Support the Galileo Satellite System for Better GPS

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and upcoming iPhone X include support for Galileo, Europe’s Global Satellite Navigation System. While this information has been listed on Apple’s iPhone technical specifications page since the devices debuted earlier this month, it’s a feature update that’s received little attention. Galileo joins existing support for the Global Positioning System …

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Is it Worth Buying AppleCare+ for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?

After spending hundreds of dollars on a brand new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you may be debating whether it’s really worth it to put additional money towards an AppleCare+ plan for your shiny new device. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but the short version is that AppleCare+ for iPhone is generally worth the …

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Glass-Bodied iPhone 8 Shatters Repeatedly in Drop Tests

According to Apple, the glass used for its new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 devices is the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone, but that hasn’t helped the device resist shattering in a series of drop tests. SquareTrade, a company that provides extended warranties for electronic devices, conducted drop tests on the iPhone …

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PSA: iPhone 8 Fast Charging Works With Third-Party USB-C Power Adapters That Support Power Delivery

A recent support document on Apple’s website confirms that you don’t need one of Apple’s USB-C power adapters to fast charge the latest iPhones. Apple says the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and presumably the iPhone X, can be fast charged with any comparable third-party USB-C power adapter that supports the USB Power Delivery …

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iPhone 8 Adoption Expectedly Lower After First Weekend of Sales as Customers Await iPhone X

New data shows iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus adoption was lower than previous models over the first three days of availability. During the first weekend of sales, the devices combined for an estimated 0.7 percent market share of all iPhone models, the lowest since the iPhone 5s in 2013, according to mobile engagement platform …

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Several iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Owners Report Hearing 'Static Noise' in Earpiece During Calls

Several MacRumors readers who purchased Apple’s new iPhone 8 Plus have reported hearing intermittent crackling noises while taking calls on the device. MacRumors forum member vask first posted about the issue on Friday and a number of iPhone 8 Plus owners from Australia, the U.S., and across Europe have since contributed to the thread describing …

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Turnout for iPhone 8 Launch in Australia 'Bleak' as Customers Hold Out for Upcoming iPhone X

Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are already available for purchase in countries like New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and China, and in Sydney, one of the first cities where the two devices became available, lines were short and there was little demand for the new smartphones. The iPhone 8 launch in Sydney saw “a …

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First iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K Pre-Orders Start Arriving in New Zealand

Because of time zone differences, Apple customers in New Zealand and Australia are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day, and this year is no exception. It’s just after 9:00 a.m. in New Zealand, and customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, or …

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iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus to Feature 3GB RAM, iPhone 8 to Have 2GB

Details about the unreleased iPhones Apple will announce on Tuesday continue to trickle out from the iOS 11 golden master that was leaked on Friday, and the latest information, sourced from developer Steve Troughton-Smith, confirms the RAM we can expect to see in the three devices. The upcoming 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X and the 5.5-inch …

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