iPhone 8: 4 reasons to wait for the new anniversary flagship and 4 reasons not to wait
15.05.2017 0 Comments
Before the official presentation of the iPhone 8 is about four months, but now the market has a lot of decent devices – Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 iPhone 7. Should I wait for new iPhone is the question that troubles many. We gathered 4 reasons why it is better to wait for the release of the new flagship Apple, and 4 reasons to look at other devices.
Why wait for the iPhone 8
The best support. If you critical operating system updates or are you one of those people who buy a new device every 3 years, it makes sense to wait for the new iPhone. Apple will not say this from the stage, but the new iPhone models will be supported for at least 4 years. This means that for four years you will receive updates with bug fixes, security holes security as well as new features.
You can look for more affordable options, but support the same iPhone 6 is coming to an end, and the iPhone 5 won’t get iOS 11. In addition, with iPhone 8 you’ll be guaranteed to have the opportunity to test all the “chips” of the new platform.
Best camera. Pro camera 8 iPhone accurate information, but one thing is clear – they will be better than the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Typically, Apple introduces some innovations in the camera of your smartphone each year, so likely 2017 will be no exception.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, both the iPhone 8 camera will have optical image stabilization. Recall that in the case of the iPhone 7, the stabilization is only on the main camera. There are also rumors that the front camera will have the ability to 3D shooting. It will be useful for augmented reality technology and will help to create high-quality self.
If you’re doing hundreds of photos, and camera in the smartphone is extremely important to you, better wait for iPhone 8. Even if the smartphone will not receive any revolutionary technology, the camera is better than iPhone 7 and 6s.
Performance and autonomy. Apple has developed a new processor Apple A11, which is even more productive and energy efficient than the current one. According to Fast Company, the battery of the iPhone 8 will be more, while analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will put in the body two batteries to achieve the highest possible capacity.
In addition to the chip A11 and increased battery life, iPhone 8 will get 3 GB of RAM and faster memory. All the evidence points to the fact that the iPhone 8 will be the fastest smartphone ever released. So if you need a productive smartphone with great autonomy, it is better to wait a few months and buy a new iPhone.
Wireless charging. This information has not been confirmed, but some sources suggest that the iPhone 8 will be the first of Apple’s smartphone with the possibility of wireless charging. It is possible that this will not be a revolutionary technology, however, Apple may finally introduce an inductive wireless charging Qi or Airfuel.
Qi assumes that the device will charge from the surface of the charging pad, and in the case of the Airfuel mobile enough to be 2-3 ft from the power source.
Why not wait for iPhone 8
High price. If you can’t afford the flagship device, it makes no sense to wait for the iPhone 8. It will be as expensive as the iPhone 7, and maybe even more.
According to some reports, the iPhone 8 will start with $1000. For comparison, the minimum price of iPhone 7 is $649, and the iPhone 7 Plus – $769.
Most likely, there will be some Trade-In program and discounts on Black Friday, but the device would be significantly more expensive than the iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7.
A huge display. If you want to stick to small screens in smartphones, to wait for the iPhone 8 also does not make sense. iPhone 8 will be equipped with 5.8-inch OLED display with aspect ratio of 18:9. I think we will see the usual iPhone with 4.7 and 5.5 inches, but it is better to wait for the new 4-inch mini flagship, or look to iPhone SE.
Flagships from other manufacturers. If you like a smartphone from another manufacturer, or you are heavily tied to the Apple ecosystem, then you also should not torment himself with expectation. Besides, there is an assumption that the supply of iPhone 8 will be delayed. Therefore, most likely, you will not be able to purchase anniversary iPhone until the beginning of 2018.
You need a new smartphone right now. If your current smartphone is living out its last days, begin to look for a new now.
Many analysts report that Apple may surprise and introduce iPhone 8 within WWDC, but much to hope for that is not worth it. The company prefers to announce the smartphone in the fall in anticipation of the Christmas season. Besides, most of the rumors point to it on the fall debut of “eight”
WWDC usually focused on software (iOS, macOS), and the announcement of a new iron strongly would surprise the audience.