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Topic: iPhone 8

iPhone 8 wireless charging speed will improve with future firmware update from Apple

09/19/2017, 10:09 am

At launch, the iPhone 8 will recharge via inductive wireless technology at a rate comparable to the standard 5-watt charger that ships with the handset. But Apple plans to improve that speed with a future software update.

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Early reviews paint Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus as good devices overshadowed by iPhone X

09/19/2017, 09:09 am

Ahead of the devices' Sept. 22 launch, some reviews of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are already beginning to trickle in, comparing them against both earlier iPhone models and the elephant in the room, the OLED-based iPhone X shipping Nov. 3.

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Bluetooth 5 on iPhone 8, iPhone X improves range and speed of BLE iBeacons, IoT sensors

09/18/2017, 03:09 pm

One of the new specifications to appear on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X is Bluetooth 5, an enhancement of the Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy protocol. Its primary benefit enables BLE devices (such as iBeacons, wearable sensors and other low-power fixtures of the "Internet of Things") to work over greater distances or at faster speeds.

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Sprint offers free 64GB iPhone 8 after trade-in to lure subscribers

09/18/2017, 02:09 pm

Sprint on Monday launched a promotion offering a free 64-gigabyte iPhone 8 in exchange for trading in an iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, or Galaxy Note 8.

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Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win a case for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X

09/18/2017, 01:09 pm

Ends today! Casetify is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a smartphone case valued at up to $45. Fifteen winners will be drawn -- and each winner can select from a variety of Casetify cases, including covers for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.

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Deals: 13" MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,199 ($300 off); 15" MacBook Pro (Radeon 560) for $2,599 ($200 off); iPhone 8 and X cases for $5

09/18/2017, 11:09 am

Shoppers this week can save $200 to $300 on popular 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a Caseology case for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X for $4 to $5 with free shipping after coupon.

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iPhone 8, iPhone X lack support for T-Mobile's new 600 MHz extended LTE network

09/18/2017, 09:09 am

The technical specifications for Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X lack a discrete entry for the 600MHz spectrum required to use T-Mobile's new multi-billion dollar LTE network on Band 71 -- but at present, only one other smartphone has support for the frequency.

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With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

09/18/2017, 05:09 am

Official benchmarks posted by Geekbench show that Apple's A11 Bionic delivers a huge jump in performance over last year's A10 Fusion used in iPhone 7, with scores that are not just far beyond other mobile ARM competitors' latest chips, but higher than the base Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor Apple uses in its 13 inch MacBook Pro.

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Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

09/18/2017, 02:09 am

The iPhone 8 has a different design than last year's iPhone 7, but the dimensions are very similar. It's possible you have a case that works now -- try it out and see. But, if it doesn't fit, or you just want a new case, AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best options.

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Watch: Apple goes all-in on augmented reality

09/16/2017, 08:09 pm

Apple is going all-in on augmented reality with iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. From hardware acceleration on the A11 Bionic chip to ARKit in iOS 11, check out all the new AR features consumers coming to Apple's product line starting Sept. 22.

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Virgin Mobile USA sets later Sept. 29 launch for Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

09/15/2017, 04:09 pm

The U.S. incarnation of Virgin Mobile won't launch the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus until Sept. 29, a full week after the devices arrive from Apple and the country's four major carriers, according to an announcement.

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Video: Should you preorder Apple's iPhone 8, or wait for iPhone X?

09/15/2017, 01:09 pm

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available for preorder ahead of next Friday's launch. But with the iPhone X so close behind, prospective buyers may have a hard time choosing between the two. AppleInsider offers some insight to help you make your big buying decision.

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A11 Bionic processor in iPhone 8, iPhone X contains first Apple-designed GPU, new secure element

09/15/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple has brought design and development of the A11 Bionic processor even more in-house with the eradication of outside solutions, allowing the company to speed up and further integrate the new chip's various processes more than it ever has before.

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How to free up space on your iPhone in iOS 11 without deleting apps or photos

09/15/2017, 11:09 am

As default capacities have grown on the iPhone over the last year, the immediate pinch of space has been eased somewhat for new iPhone users -- but, over time the digital cruft accumulates and stacks up. Here's how to use the iCloud Photo Library to shunt your valuable pictures to the cloud without deleting any forever, and how to prune down lightly used apps automatically.

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Apple's iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus - what are the differences?

09/15/2017, 10:09 am

With Apple's preorders now open, some people may still be on the fence about whether to get a regular iPhone 8, or spring for an iPhone 8 Plus -- here's what separates the two models.

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Apple iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K preorders go live [u]

09/15/2017, 03:09 am

Right on schedule, Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K all went up for preorder on Friday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, through the company's dedicated Apple Store app for iOS and online storefront.

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Apple's online store offline ahead of iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K preorders

09/14/2017, 09:09 pm

As it does every year, Apple on Thursday took its online storefront offline at around 5:50 p.m. Pacific in preparation of an onslaught of expected traffic, as preorders for iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K open tomorrow morning.

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Starbucks Powermat charging pads getting software upgrade for iPhone 8, iPhone X

09/14/2017, 03:09 pm

As it stands, the Powermat charging plates at Starbucks are incompatible with the Qi standard that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 use -- but a software fix by the vendor will remedy that at the coffee vendor's locations, and other retail establishments.

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Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus use smaller batteries, maintain battery life

09/14/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple has actually shrunk the batteries in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus versus their predecessors while maintaining the same longevity, filings with the Chinese government show.

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Apple AirPower charging plate uses Qi protocol, but may not be compatible with other devices

09/14/2017, 11:09 am

Apple's AirPower charging plate will charge three Qi devices, and appears to be the first plate that takes advantage of the protocol's ability to deal with multiple devices on the same charger by sensing the location of the device, and only inducing a charge in those locations.

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