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Topic: iPhone 8

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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Deals: 2017 top-tier 15" MacBook Pro for $2,799 ($200 off); $100 off iMac 4Ks; eero 2-pack for $179 ($120 off); 15% off iPhone 8 and X cases

09/14/2017, 10:09 am

Shoppers this week can save $200 on Apple's current 15" MacBook Pros, including the 3.1GHz, 512GB, Radeon 560 model (now $2,799). Or save $100 on an iMac 4K with prices starting at $1,199. The eero 2-pack is also $120 off today only, while new iPhone 8 and iPhone X cases are 15% off with coupon.

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Watch: How to get an iPhone 8 on launch day through the iPhone Upgrade Program

09/14/2017, 03:09 am

Want to get your hands on an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus on launch day? AppleInsider walks through the steps iPhone Upgrade Program members need to take before preorders go live this Friday.

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U.S. wireless carriers offer only moderate discounts on iPhone 8

09/13/2017, 09:09 pm

Though Apple raised the price floor of its iPhone lineup this year, U.S. carriers are offering only moderate discounts and incentives on iPhone 8 series devices, much less so as compared to last year.

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Apple's A11 Bionic matches single-core 13" MacBook Pro performance in alleged benchmark

09/13/2017, 08:09 pm

Reported benchmarks of Apple's latest A11 Bionic system-on-chip design, which will see release in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 series, show it outpacing not only current generation A10 and A10X chips, but matching the performance of some 13-inch MacBook Pro configurations, at least in terms of single-core processes.

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Apple hikes repair, replacement & AppleCare+ prices for iPhones

09/13/2017, 05:09 pm

Alongside announcing the iPhone 8 and X, Apple has also raised the cost of some AppleCare+ warranties, as well as out-of-pocket repair and replacement costs for every recent iPhone model.

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

09/13/2017, 04:09 pm

With pre-orders starting this Friday, and the first deliveries hitting Sept. 22, it may be tempting to buy an iPhone 8 instead of waiting for the iPhone X, coming Nov. 3. There are a few factors to consider before going either route.

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5.8" iPhone X designed for two-handed use as Apple apparently drops support for Reachability

09/13/2017, 03:09 pm

After years of resisting the trend of larger phones, Apple has now fully embraced two-handed smartphone use with the iPhone X, as the device apparently lacks Reachability -- a feature first introduced three years ago with the iPhone 6.

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Quick charging the iPhone 8 and iPhone X requires at least $70 in accessory purchases

09/13/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple says that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will charge from completely depleted to 50 percent in 30 minutes -- but what it omits is that it requires additional purchases to do so, from a narrow range of vendors.

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Rumor recap: Who was right and wrong about the iPhone X and iPhone 8

09/13/2017, 12:09 pm

It's increasingly difficult for Apple to surprise fans at its keynote presentation thanks to persistent leaks. But this year proved even more leaky than usual, thanks largely to Apple itself. AppleInsider offers a recap of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 rumor cycle, with a breakdown of who got what right -- and wrong.

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Apple invites iPhone Upgrade Program members to 'prep' for Friday's iPhone 8 pre-orders

09/13/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple has begun sending emails to people in the iPhone Upgrade Program, urging them to do "prep work" to be sure they can pre-order an iPhone 8 this Friday morning.

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Apple's iPhone 8 pre-orders will start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time on Friday

09/13/2017, 10:09 am

This Friday's iPhone 8 preorders will start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time, or 3:01 a.m. Eastern, Apple has confirmed via its website.

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First look: iPhone 8 series with A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging, more

09/13/2017, 03:09 am

If Apple hadn't introduced iPhone X at a special event on Tuesday, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus would have been its premium priced, stand-out smartphone models for 2017. But even with the new X shamelessly showing off, the relatively less exciting pair of 8s actually offer a compelling upgrade for buyers who want and need less than the absolute best, most expensive option in smartphones.

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Apple embraces Qi wireless charging standard for iPhone X & 8, earns praise from Wireless Power Consortium

09/12/2017, 06:09 pm

Rather than cook up its own unique version of wireless charging, Apple has instead decided to utilize the established Qi wireless charging method -- an open standard run by the Wireless Power Consortium, which welcomed the news on Tuesday.

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Belkin Boost Up Qi-compatible wireless charging pad arriving for iPhone 8, iPhone X

09/12/2017, 04:09 pm

In conjunction with Apple's iPhone X release event, accessory maker Belkin unveiled its new Qi wireless charging pad for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone -- the Boost Up.

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Apple unveils 4.7-inch iPhone 8 & 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, shipping Sept. 22 starting at $699

09/12/2017, 02:09 pm

At its Tuesday press event Apple introduced the direct successors to 2016's iPhone 7 series, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus -- equipped with 4.7- and 5.5-inch LCD displays, and the company's new six-core A11 Bionic processor.

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Alleged iPhone X benchmarks pop up, blows away the Samsung Galaxy S8 in every regard

09/12/2017, 12:09 pm

With a single-core score more than double that of the Galaxy S8, the "iPhone 10,5" thought to be the iPhone X, leaves the Android device in the dust -- and is very close to the 13-inch entry-level i5 MacBook Pro.

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Rumor: Apple multi-device wireless charger coming 2018, Belkin & Mophie to support iPhone X at launch

09/12/2017, 09:09 am

While the iPhone X and iPhone 8 are expected to feature support for wireless inductive charging, customers will need to rely on accessories from third-party manufacturers at launch, with an unconfirmed rumor claiming Belkin and Mophie will be stepping up to the plate.

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Join AppleInsider live at the Steve Jobs Theater for Apple's iPhone X & iPhone 8 unveiling

09/12/2017, 09:09 am

Today at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m., Eastern, Apple will kick off a presentation finally taking the wraps off of its premium iPhone X with edge-to-edge OLED display, as well as new iPhone 8 models. AppleInsider is there live with full, exclusive coverage and analysis.

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