The launch of the iPhone X and the hype that it received showed the clarity of intentions from Apple. The company wants its customers to buy the iPhone X; all the new tech has been pumped into the new phone, including such revolutionary features as the new design, facial recognition software, animojis and so on. The older versions of the iPhone, however, have not received much in the way of upgrades or updates. In fact, with news breaking that the company progressively makes its phones slower, ostensibly to have battery life preserved, one might wonder why they should buy any of the older versions. Well, here are a few reasons why despite the hype that the iPhone X has received, it might just be a good decision to buy its predecessor, the older iPhone 8.
One of the biggest issues around the launch of the iPhone X was the price. Over the years, the price of newer versions have been relatively the same, except of course for the plus versions, which always retail at about $100 more. For the iPhone X, the basic version retailed at about $999, with larger storage options even more expensive. Such high costs for a smartphone that one will likely want to replace in a few years might not be such a sound financial decisions for many. At a starting cost of $649, the iPhone 8 is a much more realistic option.
Size and design
Granted, the iPhone X succeeded in fitting a lot of details in a relatively small display. However, it is still much bigger than the iPhone 8. Generally, phone displays are getting bigger, but not everyone is comfortable with having a phone display that huge. The success that iPhone had with the SE is evidence that there is a market for the smaller and better fitting options. The iPhone 8 is the perfect option for most people when it comes to this. Further, the design is of the new iPhone is one of the attractions it has. Still, for those looking for the superiority in functionality without all the flashy, the iPhone 8 might just be the ideal phone.
One of the big changes in iPhone design over the past few years has been the removal of the home button. IPhone X, however, goes a step further and gets rid of the TouchID, which has been one of the revolutionary successes of the iPhone, making such auxiliary services as Apple Pay easier to handle. Even the MacBook Pro adopted some of the fundamentals of the apple pay. For the iPhone X, the fingerprint scanning tech has been replaced with facial scans. Reports have been good, but issues with face ID have come up across the world, proving that it is not as innovative a technology as most people expected. IPhone 8 has no such issues because it still has the touch ID intact. The iPhone 8 feels familiar; it has a home button, which makes it easier for people to navigate, even those that are not necessarily used to iPhone interfaces.