Wall Street extends gains following Apple's new iPhone launch

Wireless-charging furniture already produced by Ikea

Wireless-charging furniture already produced by Ikea

While the iPhone X is expected to launch later in the year, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are already on pre-order in the US.

While Sprint is launching the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on September 22 (just like all other major U.S. carriers), if you want to buy the new handsets from Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile - Sprint's two prepaid brands - you'll have to wait an extra week to get them.

With Apple having been criticized quite frequently for the paltry lifecycle of its products, the batteries included in both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X can certainly be considered important. Meanwhile, the highest-end dual-core 3.5 GHz 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro received a single-core score of 4592 and a multi-core score of 9602, which means that the iPhone X comes close to matching the laptop on single-core tasks but outperforms it on multi-core tasks. The tech-giant optimises the battery power by coupling it with its software, even then, the battery rating of an iPhone's battery is bad when compared with starred Android devices. While the iPhone 8 contains 2GB of memory; an identical quantity to last year's iPhone 7.

Apple unveiled its latest device during a live event yesterday at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif.

For those who feel that the iPhone X is too expensive, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were also announced as the successors of the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. However, it has declined to release any specific details as of yet.

Still, analysts anticipate delays stemming from supposed issues with the OLED edge-to-edge screen and the complex new Face ID facial recognition system.

Prices for the iPhone 8 start at £42 per month with £99 upfront, and for the iPhone 8 Plus they start at £47 per month with £99 upfront, but there are a range of plans available, right up to unlimited data. Indeed, according to media reports, this puts the Apple smartphone in the ballpark of the Google Pixel 2; excellent news for Apple considering the extra cache its branding undoubtedly carries.

iPhone completists will undoubtedly opt for the iPhone X, but there is plenty to be said for the iPhone 8 as well, and it arguably represents the better value for money purchase of the two.

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