Last week, Apple held the launch event and today, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale. Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K will also hit the shelves.
Apple has introduced three new iPhones during company’s launch event. However, only iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale today. The pre-orders of the long-awaited iPhone X will start October 27. The phone will be in stores November 3.
Apple is launching the iPhone 8 series in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands.
What’s interesting is that linings in front of the Apple Stores around the world aren’t as long as they were in the previous years. This isn’t surprising, as iPhone X stole the show.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have many upgrades over their predecessors, including improved Retina HD display, new glass back, faster A11 Bionic processor, and more. In terms of design, phones look pretty much the same as the models launched in the past three years.
But, is the iPhone 8 the handset you are looking for? It may be – if you are planning to upgrade but don’t want to spend $999 on the iPhone X. There are two capacity options for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, 64 GB and 256 GB. The price of the iPhone 8 starts at $699, and iPhone 8 Plus at $799.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale today, but these are not the only products that are hitting the stores around the globe. The Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K are available as well. When it comes to Apple Watch, there are two versions, Watch Series 3 with GPS, and Watch Series 3 with GPS + cellular.
If you have been planning to get the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, keep in mind the reviews say it has a glitch. It has difficulties connecting to LTE, and when it does connect the battery drains really fast. So, it might be wise to wait until the cellular connectivity becomes more stable. Or you may purchase Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS.