Should I Get The iPhone X or iPhone 8? Apple Users Face A Daunting Decision
On Tuesday afternoon, Apple really outdid itself. It's safe to say the company went above and beyond by announcing the release of not just one new iPhone generation, but two: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The Apple team has proven that it's been hard at work over the past several months, but now, Twitter users are saying the iPhone X basically makes the 8 obsolete. Let's face it, the new model with the largest display yet steals the show. But there are still reasons you might opt for the 8 or 8 Plus instead.
It's true — the X's 5.8 inch display outdoes the iPhone 8's 4.7 inch display and the iPhone 8 Plus' 5.5 inch display. Then again, some Apple consumers actually prefer the iPhone 8's smaller screen, since it might be easier to hold or fit in your pocket. But that's not the only other X feature that's hogging the limelight. For the first time ever in Apple history, the X model does not include a home button on its screen. And it will allow you to unlock your phone through facial recognition as opposed to your thumbprint.
Though the iPhone 8 may not feature facial recognition, it will have the capability — like the iPhone X — to charge wirelessly. Additionally, One the iPhone 8's price point is a bit more reasonable if you're not trying to spend over $1,000 on your next phone. It's also important to consider how long you'd have to wait to receive each model and actually hold it in your hand. You'd have to wait until Oct. 27 at the earliest to pre-order the X, whereas the 8 or 8 Plus would ship on Sept. 22 if you pre-order now.
And after Tim Cook's build-up to the iPhone X release, fans didn't expect anything less.
The question now is whether or not you should go for the iPhone 8 when you know you could save up and get the iPhone X — the real breakthrough model. But regardless of the fact that the iPhone X is clearly the top dog now, there are still plenty of reasons you may choose the iPhone 8 instead. The tough decision has Twitter absolutely shook.
Apple Didn't Waste Any Time
Usually Apple waits a year before making their phones obsolete. The iPhone 8 lasted about 10 minutes #AppleEvent— Andrew Gebhart (@GebAndrew) September 12, 2017
Just Own A 10
Okay, so basically iPhone X just made iPhone 8 obsolete.— ΔMRI : MΣON (@MIERULAMRI) September 12, 2017
So, either own a 10 or just join the bandwagon of apple with 8s. pic.twitter.com/d0asCHiLoR
Just One After The Other
Apple made my current iPhone obsolete with the iPhone 8, and 30 sec later made the iPhone 8 I was about to buy obsolete with the iPhone X.— Scott San Filippo (@scottopia) September 12, 2017
Upgrading At Record Speed
Apple is upgrading phones at record speed, making the iPhone 8 obsolete within minutes of its announcement with an even newer iPhone X.— Alex Morash (@AlexMorash) September 12, 2017
Before You Could Even Pre-Order It
When the iPhone 8 you can't even preorder yet already feels obsolete.— David Hobby (@strobist) September 12, 2017
Questioning That Marketing Strategy
What was the point of the iPhone 8 then? Is it already obsolete?— Michelle Haag 📎 (@_Miche11e_) September 12, 2017
At An Exponential Rate
Apple is upgrading phones at an exponential rate. The iPhone 8 is now obsolete after announcing an even newer iPhone X just moments later.— J Craig (@jcraigopro) September 12, 2017
Consider The Pronunciation Of "X"
I think it works if pronounced as the letter. Some people think it’ll be pronounced “ten” like OS X but that makes iPhone 8 sound obsolete.— lint (@lint2015) September 10, 2017
It's Just Cooler
iPhone X announcement seems cooler than the iPhone 8 ... https://t.co/Z9ilfOePLs— Elliot (@elliotdub) September 12, 2017
The 8 Has Its Charm Though
i kinda prefer the iPhone 8 plus' dimensions than the X's tho the latter's screen size is 💯 X plus would be cooler— Giancarlo Carpio (@carpiogian_) September 12, 2017
Which Should I Go For?
So, should I buy the iPhone X or iPhone 8? Who has these two new devices figured out? What are the major differences?— Seshu (@PicSeshu) September 12, 2017
Somebody just tell me what I should buy. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X. Current mood: "if I'm already spending 700 why not spend 1000"— Spencer Jackson (@sjackson8) September 12, 2017
There Are Always The Older Models, Too
I'll be happy with an iPhone 8 Plus or an iPhone X — but the 7 Plus is still a great camera and now more affordable.— Dan Rubin (@danrubin) September 12, 2017
Taking A Vote
iPhone X or iPhone 8?— Unspeakable🐸 (@UnspeakableGame) September 12, 2017
You Could Also Wait For Next Year
When the dust settles what do you think? Go straight to iPhone X. Or settle with the 8 until nxt year to see what's next?— Jem Nar (@_Jemmstonee) September 12, 2017
Hardest Decision Ever
Do I get the iPhone 8 or wait for the x ????? Hardest decision ever 😩😩😩— becks (@lolitsbecky) September 12, 2017
You'll Have To Wait For The X Though
Be patient and wait for iphone x or get iphone 8 now? Damn you Apple.— Jon Anthony (@JonAyez) September 12, 2017
It's Actually Kind Of Confusing
Oh so the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X are two different phones? Or I'm just dumb?— Este Vato👨🏽🍳 (@LifeOfCooke) September 12, 2017
Biggest Dilemma Of The Fall
Yo get the iPhone X or he iPhone 8 is my biggest dilemma of the fall 😩🤦🏽♀️— Dior (@tha_lovely_dior) September 12, 2017
Paranoia Setting In
Hoping For A Vintage Comeback
Worth The Wait
Regardless of which you model you choose, keep in mind that this is probably going to be a big purchase. And remember, there's more decision-making to be had after you choose. If you pick the iPhone 8, you'll have the option of selecting one out of three colors. The iPhone X, on the contrary, comes in two colors. Hopefully you're not suffering from decision fatigue by that point.