All in the same week, Apple announced two new products, opened pre-orders and launched the devices in Apple stores. Now that Friday has passed, the Special Edition PRODUCT(RED) version of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are widely available. Featuring the metallic red hue found in other (RED) collaborations, these iPhone 8 models come during Apple's 11th year of partnering with (RED) to fight HIV/AIDS.
The latest update to iOS was billed as a HomeKit fix, however users have reported additional benefits to the install. iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users began reporting autofocus issues with the camera after installing iOS 11.2. Some devices would switch between wide and telephoto lenses, or refuse to make images sharp. Turns out these issues have been resolved on iPhones running iOS 11.2.1.
Every Autumn Apple introduces its new iPhone lineup to much fanfare about the upgraded hardware, which usually includes a faster processor and more storage, and sometimes an upgraded camera or display. Regardless of what new features are included, they always come with a price hike. This year's lineup, in addition to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, includes the 10th anniversary iPhone X, which features Apple's first OLED display and tops out at a whopping $1149. At the other end of the spectrum, the least expensive iPhone 8 will still set you back $699.
Apple's next iOS iteration will deliver on the company's promise to increase wireless charging speeds for its latest iPhone lineup. According to a report from MacRumors, iOS 11.2 will support faster Qi charging for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X models.
Apple has removed the need for messy cords by adding wireless charging capabilities to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. This is helpful when you're on the go and especially while driving. On October 24th, Apple released a support document listing all the car brands that are equipped with chargers that support the Qi standard of wireless charging. While the list only mentions the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus the following car brands should also work with the iPhone X.