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Topic: iPhone 8

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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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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