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Apple has announced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus alongside the iPhone X at its September event.

The iPhone 8 models bring some solid upgrades over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus including a new processor, wireless charging, upgraded cameras, a new glass back, and more.

Both the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X feature the A11 Bionic processor. The all new chip has four efficiency cores that are up to 70% faster than A10 Fusion and two performance cores that are up to 25% faster. The new models also have an Apple designed GPU that offers up to 30% better performance than the A10 chip.

iPhone 8 Stories August 13

How much is your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus worth right now?

So you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus laying around, and you’re wondering what it’s value would be if you were to trade it in. Great, you’ve come to the right place! You might be surprised how simple it is to ditch your old iPhone 8 or 8 Plus and get on with updating to the latest iPhone. But first, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade.

iPhone 8 Stories August 1

How to trade in or recycle your old iPhone and upgrade to the iPhone 12

The iPhone 12 has arrived. If you’re coming from an older device but want to update to the newest model, it’s clear that the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are great devices. But what should you do about that aging phone now that you’re planning to upgrade? Here’s how to trade in and recycle your old iPhone for the latest-and-greatest…

iPhone 8 Stories April 15, 2020

Alongside the introduction of the new iPhone SE today, Apple has also discontinued the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone SE takes the spot of the iPhone 8, but there is no replacement for the iPhone 8 Plus yet.

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iPhone 8 Stories January 13, 2020

A new report from Macotakara today causes some confusion around what to expect from Apple’s 2020 iPhone lineup. While rumors have widely suggested that Apple is developing a refreshed version of the of the iPhone 8, this report seems to conflate a few details.

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iPhone 8 Stories November 30, 2019

Apple currently sells four different iPhone models, with the two bookend models — the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 8 available in both large and small sizes. With so much variety, it may be confusing as to which iPhone is best for you or someone you plan on buying one for.

In this hands-on video walkthrough, I share my opinion and answers to the question: Which iPhone should I buy? expand full story

iPhone 8 Stories October 9, 2019

Today’s news brings another report on ‘the iPhone SE 2,’ expected to be launched in the first quarter of next year.

It’s not, though.

I mean, yes, I absolutely believe Kuo that Apple is launching a new, budget-focused iPhone model early next year, and I accept that this is intended by Apple to fill the hole left by the removal of the iPhone SE. But it’s not an SE 2…

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iPhone 8 Stories May 27, 2019

Temporarily using an iPhone 8 has provided a new perspective on the iPhone X series – and really underlined just how far Apple’s iPhone design process has come.

Unsurprisingly, my diary series’ generally result in a flurry of posts early on, as I get to know a new product, with only occasional updates further down the line. My last iPhone X Diary entry was almost a year ago to the day.

But a fault with my iPhone X gave me the opportunity for a comparison with the iPhone 8 …

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iPhone 8 Stories May 9, 2019

How to check if your iPhone 8 is eligible for a free fix

Are you dealing with unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or your iPhone 8 just not powering on? Read on for how to check if your iPhone 8 is eligible for a free fix.

iPhone 8 Stories November 5, 2018

Strong early sales of the iPhone XS/Max in the final part of quarter three helped Apple’s share of the smartphone market grow in the US, Australia and China. That’s according to data provided by Kantar Worldpanel.

Unsurprisingly, the highest growth was seen in the USA, where the iPhone 8/Plus also helped Apple boost its market share …

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iPhone 8 Stories September 11, 2018

The iPhone X, iPhone 8/Plus and four different iPad models are facing a potential import ban in South Korea over a patent infringement claim. Korean authorities say that no decision has yet been made, but that the ruling is ‘likely’ to go against Apple.

Ironically, however, Apple may end up being saved by the intervention of rival smartphone supplier Samsung …

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iPhone 8 Stories September 6, 2018

Liquidation specialist B-Stock reported back in July that the average resale value of an iPhone X was 85% of the full retail price, a record for any iPhone at that point in the sales cycle.

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A tech trade-in site says that today’s trade-in value is still 68% of the original sales price even a week before this year’s models are revealed, in strong contrast to one of Samsung’s flagship phones …

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iPhone 8 Stories August 31, 2018

Apple rolling out replacement program for iPhone 8 logic boards

Apple seems to be struggling with its hardware lately as the company has today began rolling out a replacement program for the iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 Stories June 11, 2018

Since the iPhone 8 and iPhone X were introduced last year (and long before), wireless chargers have become a dime a dozen. With so many options available on the market, it takes a lot for one to stand out from the crowd.

Earlier this year, Nomad released its versatile, travel-oriented wireless charger for iPhone 8 and iPhone X, joining the company’s range of high-end accessories. Since it was released, we’ve been using it day in and day out. Read on for our thoughts on how it compares to the rest of the crowded wireless charger market…

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iPhone 8 Stories May 2, 2018

Following Apple’s earnings release yesterday, Kantar today is out with its newest data for the quarter ending in March 2018. Kantar’s data offers an interesting perspective on how Apple’s numbers for the quarter compare to other manufacturers, as well as how iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales stack up to iPhone X…

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iPhone 8 Stories April 14, 2018

Apple’s mid-cycle (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 special edition is now arriving to customers who ordered online earlier in the week, and is also available for in-store pickup at most retail Apple Store locations.

Like last year’s iPhone 7 special edition release, Apple will donate a portion of the proceeds for the red iPhone 8 to charity. If you didn’t care for the look of the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7, there are two key differences with this year’s model that may change your opinion this time around. Watch our hands-on video unboxing and walkthrough for more details. expand full story

iPhone 8 Stories April 10, 2018

Yesterday morning, Apple officially announced the new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – continuing the tradition it started last year with the mid-year color addition for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Now, YouTuber MKBHD has gotten his hands on the (RED) iPhone 8 Plus…

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iPhone 8 Stories April 9, 2018

While it’s always good to keep your devices up to date, sometimes it breaks certain things that you would never expect to stop working. Last year we reported on an interesting issue where Touch ID would stop working on an iPhone 7, if the screen was replaced by a third-party, and now a similar issue has surfaced

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Apple is pushing its special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone aggressively this year. While the iPhone X didn’t get the red treatment this go-around, Apple has dedicated its homepage to the new red iPhone 8 and its (PRODUCT)RED accessories lineup. Included in the campaign is a super sleek new ad dedicated to the new red and black version of the iPhone 8 Plus…

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Update: On schedule, you now can order your (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 from the Apple Store and third party retailers like Best Buy. Current shipping estimates indicate there is plenty of stock for Friday delivery.

Apple has announced a brand new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, available later this week. The product features a special red back design and a black bezel. For iPhone X, there is no new hardware per se; Apple is releasing a new (PRODUCT)RED leather folio case though.

Apple says the new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order from Tuesday, April 10. The product will be in stores this Friday.

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iPhone 8 Stories April 8, 2018

Several reports have suggested that Apple is planning a new color of its iPhone 8, and now it looks like the launch of that device is nearing. According to a report today, Virgin Mobile has informed employees that Apple is launching a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus this week…

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iPhone 8 Stories April 7, 2018

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone X are the first iPhone models to adopt wireless charging with support for the Qi standard. By supporting Qi chargers, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X can be charged with a multitude of wireless chargers on the market, including wireless charging stands. Here are some of the best wireless charging stands for iPhone X and iPhone XS.

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iPhone 8 Stories March 8, 2018

The Olloclip Filmer’s Kit is an iPhone photography kit that includes a handheld passive stabilizer and five lenses. Designed for the iPhone 7/8/Plus models, this kit is worthy of your consideration if you’re looking to get more out of your iPhone’s camera. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough for more details. expand full story

iPhone 8 Stories March 1, 2018

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S9 beaten in some benchmarks by iPhone 7, in all by iPhone 8 & X

Samsung has just launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9/S9+, and an early reviewer has been putting it through its paces in a series of benchmark tests. The news isn’t good for the Korean brand …

iPhone 8 Stories February 28, 2018

Popular accessory maker Nomad has unveiled its latest product for iPhone users. This week, the company has taken the wraps off of the Wireless Travel Stand, which it says is the perfect Qi-enabled wireless charging stand for the traveling iPhone 8 and iPhone X user…

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