Apple iPhone 8 review roundup: What to know before you buy


Apple iPhone 8 review roundup: What to know before you buy

In the consumer's eyes, the iPhone X is also only slightly more expensive, which may see some users viewing the price jump as reasonable. Although, iPhone X will remain in severe short supply for a while.

Putting the iPhone 8 through its paces for the past week, I learned Apple should have called it the iPhone 7s.

IPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone 8 models are displayed during an Apple launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017.

Apple watcher and industry analyst firm KGI Securities noted in a report today that the existence of the iPhone X has led to a tepid demand for the iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 Plus features a 12 Megapixel Wide-angle and 12 Megapixel telephone lens rear camera with Quad LED True Tone flash and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

Available as an iMessage app pre-installed on iPhone X, customers can record and send Animoji messages with their voice that can smile, frown and more.

The iPhone X, (or iPhone 10 as it's officially pronounced), features a 5.8-inch OLED display that covers the entire front of the device. Over at The Verge, Nilay Patel writes that the "iPhone 8 might be the most polished iteration of this basic design Apple's ever made, but compared to the Galaxy S8 and other Android flagships like the LG V30, it's just extremely dated".

The iPhone X is set to arrive later this year along with host of changes from previous iPhones.

"We think some will be concerned about market acceptance of Face ID and the pricing of the iPhone X, before robust pre-order result is confirmed", Kuo said in a note to investors, according to Fox News.

Apple claims Face ID is more secure than a fingerprint, though it they have admitted that there are ways to trick it and get into the phone.

Apple's on stage demo even failed when Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, was unable to unlock the device and had to go to a backup device which worked. This is due to supply constraints, as it will be much easier to manage only two variants and it will also make it easier for Apple to maintain its supply chain.