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.
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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.
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X will all be capable of fast charging, a feature that Apple claims will allow you to charge your handset to 50% or more within 30 minutes. Unfortunately, you will need some hardware that doesn't come in the box to achieve this.
Much of the buzz surrounding the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has focused on the glass back, wireless charging, A11 Bionic processor and improved camera. Turns out Apple has more up its sleeve. The latest iPhones are the first to officially support EVS, the Enhanced Voice Services codec. The iPhone X will also launch with EVS on board, but what does it mean for iPhone calling?