The Death of the iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

by birtanpublished on November 25, 2020

The iPhone 8 came out in late 2017 and was sold for about two and a half years before being discontinued in the April of 2020 it has been replaced with the all-new iPhone se which is basically the same phone but with upgraded specs hey how's it going I'm Josh from ninety one tech and today we're talking about the life and death of the iPhone 8 and 8 plus now obviously the iPhone 8 isn't dead and that it's unsupported or obsolete or anything like that it's simply no longer being sold on Apple's website this is a fun form of clickbait if you want to

Call it clickbait we've been doing on my channel for a couple of years now where we look at the life and death of a certain phone that's been discontinued by Apple in this case of course the iPhone 8 and 8 plus believe it or not the iPhone 8 and 8 plus were actually once the best iPhones around but only for about a month this is because the iPhone 10 was originally delayed and didn't come out until November whereas the 8 released on the normal date the 8 na+ have the same specs as the iPhone 10 but retained the home button and general iPhone 6 design it was meant to be

Cheaper than the 10 as well as being more appealing for those who didn't like the change I would prefer to stick with what they know and there's nothing wrong with that which is the big reason the iPhone 8 has been my go-to recommendation for an iPhone for a long time although of course it's not anymore why isn't it my go-to recommendation anymore well firstly apples no longer selling it so that goes without saying but mostly it's because the new iPhone se is a killer phone for a better price it's basically an iPhone 8 with the a13

Chip for 400 bucks what's not to like and what's kind of funny is right up to the end of the iPhone aids life it was being sold for 450 bucks and the plus was going for 550 so the iPhone se actually lowered the price which is kind of crazy I'd actually say since the iPhone 11 came out the iPhone 8 8 plus haven't really been worth buying simply because they were a little bit overpriced 450 for the smaller eight not great and 550 for the A+ really not great when you consider that the 10r was only six Center bucks so for 50 more bucks you're getting a pretty big

Improvement but now the SC is 400 bucks and that's all fixed and if an SE + who comes out to by any chance later this year as some rumors have said that we're probably looking at 500 bucks for that which also makes quite a bit of sense while the iPhone 8 wasn't a good deal for the last 6 months of its life for the rest of its tenure it was always one of if not the most popular iPhone being sold you see these iphones everywhere and that probably won't change anytime soon thanks to how long Apple supports their devices for I'd estimate the iPhone 8 will get updates until at least

Late 2022 which was a solid five years since the AIDS launch which seems to be the established minimum for Wes updates now I know I've said this before but if you go back to 2017 when the iPhone 8 and 8 plus came out its biggest competition at the time besides the iPhone 10 was the Galaxy s8 n node 8 both of those phones already are not getting updates so they're stuck on Android 9 they don't have Android 10 that's crazy to me that the note 8 and Galaxy S AIDS phones that most probably would have considered to be better than the iPhone 8 at the time are already

Left in the dust when it comes to support the iPhone 8 might be discontinued but again it's not unsupported or even close to obsolete the iPhone 8 and 8 plus star is the cheaper options to the iPhone 10 but they didn't actually make very many concessions they basically had the same cameras and specs but with an LCD screen that doesn't look nearly as good and of course the old design this whole design includes the home button with touch ID which I know a lot of people actually prefer over face ID although I personally don't fall into that camp but

I get it touch ID is great and it works really well only problems come when you're wearing gloves or have wet hands or something but the iPhone 8 we got wireless charging which meant we got a glass back instead of the aluminum seen on the iPhone 6 6s and 7 I'd argue the iPhone 8 is basically the perfective version of the iPhone 6 although now I'd correct that and say that 2020 se is basically the perfected version as I do like the centered Apple logo but in the very least the A+ right now is still the best designed A+ iPhone Apple's ever made for the moment so we know the

IPhone 8 and 8 plus are still supported but how do they actually hold up in 2020 now I've done a video on this of course so though I might update it now that the iPhone se has come out or is coming out pretty quick here I have to say honestly they do pretty well these are phones that still run very fast you know with two and three gigs of RAM depending on whether or not you get the plus model and the a11 chip is no slouch that thing still has a ton of power and honestly both of the phones are still very capable camera wise the iPhone 8 had basically what the iPhone 10 had the

Telephoto lens in the A+ isn't stabilized but otherwise they're the same and actually these were the first iPhones that could do 4k 60 so interesting factor there it was very impressive for 2017 and even now I don't think the Texel 4 can even do 4k 60 for some reason so yeah if you're using an iPhone HRU plus right now I'm happy to say that your phone is still pretty darn good yes and upgrade to the iPhone se might be nice buts you probably don't need it yet your phone isn't dead as my title might make you think otherwise it just is discontinued and so

Yes the SE is going to be an improvement but don't think the aid is a bad phone simply because Apple discontinued it and if you're on the A+ and you go to the iPhone SC you might be disappointed with the smaller size so again there are rumors and sc+ could be coming later this year but otherwise right now the A+ is still great so you might as well hold on to it and for all you bargain hunters out there the price of the iPhone 8 and A+ is going to probably go down a bit now that it's no longer being sold so that's something to watch out for carriers may put them on clearance

People might start selling them more on eBay that kind of thing so that's always something to keep in mind if you're on something even older but yeah I'm pretty much done here honestly there wasn't a ton to talk about I just wanted to kind of discuss the iPhone 8 a little bit a little bit about it it's kind of one of those forgotten iPhones a little bit because the iPhone 10 overshadowed it so greatly I mean the iPhone 10 at the time was something Apple needed it's something people needed it was changed in the smartphone market finally and the iPhone 8 wasn't you know it was

Something people were familiar with which I think ultimately led to better sales but obviously wasn't as exciting for articles and headlines he probably never saw it as much do you have an iPhone 8 right now how's it working for you let me know in the comments down below thank you so much for watching if you found this video interesting maybe hit that like button and consider subscribing for more content just like this you can follow me over on twitter and instagram at 91 underscore tech if you'd like to for some reason we also have a discord server you should come

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