Apple announces the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus

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  • Jon Duke

    Mouhahaha. I love how Tim Cook said they invented fingerprint sensors.

    • Captain Pokemon

      Next he’ll say Apple invented face scanner.

    • It’s Me

      He said neither, Jon is misrepresenting what was actually said. It’s another case of a strawman.

      “The first iPhone had slide to unlock. With 5S, we invented TouchID to unlock. Look at it, it recognizes you. This is Face ID.”
      “iPhone even revolutionized security and privacy with Touch ID and our wallets with Apple Pay.”

      Never said they invented fingerprint sensors. He said they invented TouchID, which given their patents on their implementation, is entirely fair and accurate.

    • Mr Dog

      Man you guys are really sour.

      They may not invent thing but Face ID is dam revolutionary.

      No other system of its kind in a consumer electronic. And likely wont be for the next few years.

    • JimC

      Actually, my Lumia 950, running windows 10 mobile, has had this for two years.

    • Mr Dog

      Comon people. Think, analyze before posting.

      There is a dam gigantic diffference between the facial recognition system in the 950 and what Apple has here.

      its like saying a $200 chrome book is the same as a fully decked out gaming laptop.

    • Captain Pokemon

      Anything Apple created is “dam revolutionary” right?

    • Mr Dog

      Absolutely not.

      But show me a better facial recognition system(in consumer electronics) with even a half off the sensor array, security and ease of use of what Face ID will be able to do and I’ll concede.

    • Captain Pokemon

      Mr. Dog, I am not disagreeing with you but you already jumping to conclusion about how good iPhone Face ID before even owning the product unless you are already using iPhone 10 and telling us how good it is.

    • Dimitri

      Oh where is this troll that said to me that Apple didn’t say anything like that? I was fighting with him just a couple days ago.

    • Jon Duke

      I don’t know. On MS, there’s quite a lot of iTrolls so good luck finding it.

    • It’s Me

      I honestly wonder how you and the french john can call anyone a troll. Look at your behaviour here. Nothing but dishonest, useless, hateful bile directed towards a company, it’s products you don’t use and their users. I mean, exactly what do you think a troll is exactly. You seem somewhat confused.

    • Brad Fortin

      Are you confusing the word “introduced” with the word “invented”?

    • Jon Duke

      I’m sorry. So when you introduce your girlfriend to your mother, should my first assumption be that she knew her before you did?

  • Andrew Holt

    I’m expecting $1500 CDN. Plus I’m not digging the look of the new iPhone8. Looks too rounded for my tastes. I like a boxier look personally.

    • Jon Duke

      I am going to laugh if this is it. This is the exact same iPhone as last year.

    • Andrew Holt

      To me it actually looks a little worse. Too round.

  • Dimitri

    Same design since the iPhone 6 came out. Only difference is the inside and maybe a few other little things.

    The leaks were all wrong if not mostly the iPhone 8 lol.

    • Andrew Holt

      I’m guessing their is another version of iPhone they will announce later in the presentation. This just looks like the iphone 7 successor with minimal updates. I’m going to assume a special edition iPhone X is revealed in a few moments

    • barrist

      This is the “7s” of this generation. They should be announcing an “X” version as well.

    • Can’t Fix Stupid

      looks like what they did with iPads….basic and pro versions…

  • Andrew Holt

    Is is mandatory to look like a pompous d-bag when presenting Apple products on their stage?

    • Marshall Davidson

      Is it mandatory for the Fandroids to come out and display all their douchebaggery in full view whenever Apple announces something new?

    • Jon Duke

      You are one weird creature. You diss the iPhone on one page and defend apple on the other. Weird.

    • It’s Me

      He isn’t defending Apple. He’s pointing out your weird douchebaggery.

      Big difference.

    • It’s Me

      It’s a weird obsessive disorder, rooted in some deep personal insecurity it seems.

    • Bob Loblaw

      Much courage. So wow.

    • Bob Loblaw

      Steve Jobs would be proud of his cronies.

  • FlamesFan89

    Now that the iPhone finally has wireless charging, the same wireless charging that Android phones have had for years, it will be interesting to see if “It’s Me” tries to tell us how wireless charging isn’t wireless.

    • Jon Duke

      Funny you should mention him specifically. I blocked him a while back and my life is much better when I come here.

    • It’s Me

      Mostly because I called you out on your dishonesty.

    • Lion5

      Me too. I’m surprised to see that sick troll is still here after all these years. Just how much Apple Kool Aid did he drink? Wow. Talk about an obsession.

    • It’s Me

      Inductive. I would have preferred they called it inductive. I find calling it wireless charging to be somewhat misrepresentative. .

    • FlamesFan89

      You do realize that wireless power transfer is the standard name in both science and industry, and inductive coupling is simply a single form of said wireless power transfer.

      You are essentially trying to argue that it is misrepresentative to call a coupe a car, and instead it should only be referred to as a coupe.

    • It’s Me

      Yup. Fully realize it, though I am not sure it’s scientific name for it. Or rather, it’s not the only scientific name for it. Electromagnetic power transfer is another proper name for the technology as a whole. One I personally prefer that and find it to be more representative of the technology as a whole. And inductive for the specific type we are talking about.

      As I’ve said before, it’s difficult to call something wireless if it is effectively tethered to a single stationary spot. You thought that thinking was based on Apple. It’s not. I just like accuracy in language.

    • FlamesFan89

      Interesting that you use the term “tethered”, considering, for wireless charging, your device is specifically not tethered.

      Also interesting that you prefer “electromagnetic power transfer”, being as it is likely the least used nomenclature for the technology, to the point where it doesn’t have its own entry on wikipedia (not that wikipedia is the end all, be all of sources), and yet “wireless power transmission” does have it’s own entry, and is in fact the main entry for all forms of “electromagnetic power transfer”. It’s also interesting considering if you Google that specific term, the word wireless shows up in basically every single result.

      At the end of the day, whether or not you prefer a term doesn’t matter. Inductive coupling is a form of wireless power transfer, and wireless power transfer is, well, wireless.

    • It’s Me

      Effectively tethered. It is fixed to a single spot. It cannot move from that spot and continue to work. Effectively tethered. (Well I suppose it can more and work, as long as the wire moves with it.)

      And yes, it’s much more common to cal it wireless, both because it sounds more impressive and it’s easier to understand than electromagnetic power transfer. Common doesn’t mean more accurate.

      And you’re right, it doesn’t matter what I prefer. Seems to matter to you though.

    • FlamesFan89

      For the record, if you search for “Wireless power transfer” in Google Scholar you get 24,200 results.

      If you search for “electromagnetic power transfer”, you get 162

      So it isn’t just that it is common sense, it is the standard nomenclature.

    • It’s Me

      Sure is.

    • Captain Pokemon

      You won’t hear a common person saying that “Oh Apple has now supporting inductive charging”. The term “wireless charging” is just a generic name. God knows what type of wireless charging all these manufacturers are using. I still use my lightning charger and I am fine with that!

  • Emil Simunovic

    Interesting enough iPhone is now one of the cheapest high end devices LOL.

  • Al Chui

    What a GREAT comedy act. They should really do it from Yuk Yuks next year. Did you catch the live Face ID flub? Does anyone really think it was a live demo after that?Loved the list of claimed brilliant paradigm altering mind blowing accomplishments like the edge to edge display and the power mat. They really had their wayback machine working overtime this year. But I think the greatest joke had to be at the very end when they got all the seat fillers to stand up and identify themselves. I guess that even the diehard iFangirls are realizing that Apple just isn’t worth it anymore. LMFAO! Can’t wait for next year’s comedy show.

  • Zomby2D

    “the first iPhone really created for augmented reality, and the first smartphone as well.”

    Unless, of course, you count the other smartphones that were created for AR and released months ago like the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro or the Asus ZenFone AR.

    • Omar

      Was just about to say this as soon as I read that line lol…

    • Bob Loblaw

      Hey, don’t blame Apple for being courageous!

    • Zomby2D

      I guess lying through your teeth counts as courage nowadays.

    • Bob Loblaw

      Apple equates lying with courage and innovation.