Apple’s iPhone 8 Against iPhone X Competition

By Rushil Gandhi,
Technology & Innovation Writer

The year 2017 was always slatted to be one the most important in the recent history of Apple. It marked the 10th anniversary of the millennial generation’s defining moment and the company’s biggest innovation.
It marked a decade since the launch of the smartphone, as we know it today. The original iPhone was a game changer as it brought touch screen to a world full of keyboards and flips. It brought a gorgeous and futuristic design to a market that did not really focus on beautiful technology.
This time around, Apple has taken a much more conservative approach. By releasing three different models, the iPhone 8, 8 plus and the X, Apple is sure to increase its bottom line. However, when looking closely at these new devices Apple has opted for evolution rather than revolution.
According to CNN, the iPhone 8 and 8 plus will sport a slightly faster processor, upgraded camera sensors and the addition of wireless charging.
The iPhone X on the other hand has been given an edge-to-edge OLED display, the same wireless charging capabilities and camera modules as the iPhone 8 and 8 plus along with Face ID, which replaces the finger print reader. The metal and glass construction of both iPhones is surely going to worry many users as it makes the devices very easy to scratch, crack and dent from normal usage. This coupled with the $1000 price tag for the iPhone X and the starting $699 price for the iPhone 8 will make many wonder, is it really worth it to upgrade?
Apple has done it again; 10 years ago it gave us the defining piece of technology of a generation, now they have taken that technology and moved it into a world that will slowly think that a $1000 smartphone is normal.

 

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, September 26th print edition.

Contact Rushil at
rushil.gandhi@student.shu.edu

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