Starbucks is hopping on this innovation train by providing charging pads capable of charging the new iPhones in their stores.
So whichever way you look at it the iPhone 8 Plus costs £100 more than the iPhone 8. Touted as Apple's first smartphone designed for augmented reality (as seen in The Verge), the device is equipped with AR-calibrated cameras, a new gyroscope and an accelerometer for more advanced motion tracking. There is no question that the iPhone X is one of the most fascinating phones the company has ever released, but its faults are significant and hard to ignore. Yes, you read that correctly. Those who wish to enjoy the wireless charging capabilities of their new iPhones will need to buy the wireless chargers from third- party suppliers for now.
Apple (AAPL) began taking pre-orders Friday for its iPhone 8 series handsets, which will be the company's latest-and-greatest smartphones for a grand total of six weeks until its next model comes out. That alone might force me to upgrade to the iPhone 8 instead.
If compared against last year's iPhone, the iPhone X has almost doubled its multi-core performance; no doubt due to Apple unlocking the A11 Bionic's full potential. Just like last year's models, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a physical home button with Touch ID fingerprint sensor, an IP67-rating for splash- and dust-resistance, and 3D Touch support. With the addition of the $999 iPhone, known as iPhone X, your options will now be to get the normal-size iPhone, the big-screen iPhone, or the iPhone X with some fancy features that you won't get on the cheaper models.
The iPhone X also has advanced new cameras which are stabilised, shoot 4K video and have new portrait modes that enhance a person's facial lighting from either the selfie or rear cameras. Then you scan your face with Face ID to authenticate the payment. That should work well enough if you have time to think in the heat of the moment. Federighi said Apple has two solutions in place: "If you don't stare at the phone, it won't unlock", he said.
This is far ahead of its closest Android competition and even the iPhone 7 Plus.
It was announced today that Virgin Mobile will be ranging the new Apple iPhone 8 with prices starting from €229 on Virgin Mobiles Unlimited Contract. The margin is so high, that you can even fund a trip to Japan for yourself and buy an iPhone X there. Both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have glass bodies, the ability to be charged wirelessly and a dual-lens, depth-sensing camera system. The iPhone 8 features a new 6-core A11 Bionic processor which is 70%faster than the previous A10. In reference to the wireless charging, Breall said that it's a hassle for customers to keep purchasing new accessories with each new release.