Within the first couple steps of the breakdown, it's immediately apparent that the iPhone 8 is very similar to the iPhone 7, save from a some small differences, such as the lack of tri-point screws and the inclusion of 'Phillips #000 screws'.
One of the features that iFixit emphasized this time around was a feature in the new iPhone 8 camera. They were there to buy the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the updated Apple Watch and Apple TV.
At the only official store in Shenzhen, for instance, less that a dozen people were queuing outside before the store opened to wait to pick up their new phones, despite the company putting up several rows of queuing railings outside and round the corner, to cope with what was clearly expected to be a potential scrum of buyers.More news: French union boss: we won't beat Macron reforms if we are divided
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"We have cheaper phones available than Apple; no one wants to buy an iPhone 8 or a plus", said Wang Xiao, a saleswoman in one of the area's main malls.
A customer being handed over her new iPhone 8.
M1 has yet to reveal its iPhone X pricing. They also cost $200 to $300 less than the iPhone X, which starts at $999. It includes the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that arrived Friday, plus the far pricier, more advanced iPhone X scheduled to arrive six weeks later, which many Apple investors. Even a week after the preorders went live, Apple was promising shipping on the originally announced date (i.e. today, Sep 22), unlike previous years when users experienced significant slips in the shipping dates.
Released 10 years after the first iPhone, the iPhone X is being marketed as the future of the product line. Some experts believe that the iPhone 8 is not enough of an upgrade from the iPhone 7.