“People are both easily bored and hate change. We want something familiar but different. And just how familiar and how different varies from person to person and situation to situation,” Rene Ritchie writes for iMore. “Would you prefer iPhone 8, a better version of what you’re already familiar with, starting at $699. Or are you ready for iPhone X, a more radical departure, starting at $999?”

“The new glass in iPhone 8 is the result of a close partnership and collaboration between Apple and Corning. One that goes down to the engineering level. It allowed both companies to collaborate on an ion-exchange process that goes 50% deeper than before, and support it with an internal, laser-welded, steel and copper substructure,” Ritchie writes. “Thanks to Apple and Corning’s partnership, iPhone 8 (and iPhone X) also has exclusive access to this ultra-durable glass. At least for now.”

“True Tone… debuted on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro over a year ago but this marks the first time it’s been available on iPhone. The technology is cool: A four-channel ambient light sensor measures the color temperature of your environment and then adjusts the display so that white looks white. Not warm, yellow, incandescent white. Not cool, blue, fluorescent white. White. Paperwhite,” Ritchie writes. “Carrying your iPhone around becomes like carrying a tiny, printed book or magazine around. It just looks right.”

iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition comes in a stunning red glass enclosure, matching aluminum band and sleek black front.

iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition comes in a stunning red glass enclosure, matching aluminum band and sleek black front.


 
“It’s not hard to justify iPhone 8,” Ritchie writes. “If you love everything about your existing experience, including the Home button and Touch ID, and you just want it to be faster, with better cameras and conveniences like inductive charging, you can get iPhone 8 today.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If cost is not an issue, get the iPhone X. It’s the way future iPhones (and iPads, hopefully) will work and it works so much better than mashing a Home button all day that it’s hard to believe the improvement until you’ve used an iPhone X for a day or two. When we have to use a Home button-handicapped iPhone or iPad, it’s not fun, it’s a chore.

SEE ALSO:
Apple introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition – April 9, 2018
Apple’s iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which one to get? – November 17, 2017
Ars Technica reviews Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Great phones, but who are they for? – September 28, 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