“In the quest for ‘authenticity,’ today’s critics are paid to be harsh, controversial and (all too frequently) incorrect,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “That’s certainly been the reaction to the all-new iPhone 8/Plus smartphones, and it’s really quite clear many of them are ‘holding it wrong’ — at least in how they see it.”

“The myopic group-think that seems to be percolating across the web (because ‘authenticity’ seems to mean saying what everyone else is saying) is that these new models are ‘boring,'” Evans writes. “That argument seems to coalesce around some kind of notion that what a smartphone does is somehow less important than what shape it is.”

Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, powered by Apple's amazing A11 Bionic chip

Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

“Good design means the object gets out of your way so you can use it intuitively,” Evans writes. “Far from being boring, iPhone 8 is the quintessence of 10 years of iPhone design. It is iconic, delivers everything we have grown to expect from the brand, and is a traditional and time-tested counterpoint to the new-fangled iPhone X.”

Much more in the full review – recommendedhere.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s is the best iPhone available on the market today, by a significant margin, thanks to an insanely powerful mobile processor and a remarkable camera system. With iPhone 8 Plus, you cannot go wrong.

For the next year, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 will be nothing short of the world’s second- and third-best smartphones, respectively. With an unmatched processor and ecosystem, that’s nothing to sneeze at.MacDailyNews, October 5, 2017

Macworld reviews iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Don’t overlook these shiny, speedy upgrades – October 5, 2017
Ars Technica reviews Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Great phones, but who are they for? – September 28, 2017
Apple’s iPhone X kills iPhone 8 and exposes Cook & Co.’s risky gamble – September 26, 2017
Positive reviews for Apple’s iPhone 8/Plus and iOS 11 bode well for the iPhone X – September 19, 2017
Wired reviews Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Virtually perfect phones – and yet already obsolete – September 19, 2017
Associated Press reviews iPhone 8/Plus: Like flying in coach versus first class iPhone X – September 19, 2017
USA Today’s Baig reviews iPhone 8/Plus: Excellent iPhones overshadowed by iPhone X – September 19, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip is by far the highest-performing system on the market; totally destroys Android phones – September 19, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X leaves Android phones choking in the dust – September 18, 2017
The inside story of Apple’s amazing A11 Bionic chip – September 18, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung and Huawei – September 18, 2017
Apple accelerates mobile processor dominance with A11 Bionic; benchmarks faster than 13-inch MacBook Pro – September 15, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus on par with 2017 MacBook Pro – September 14, 2017