Student thoughts on new Apple models
The announcement of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X has everyone talking.
With a $200 price difference between the two—the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus costing $799 and the iPhone X costing $1,000— it begs the question: Which should you get?
Read the thoughts of Franklin College students on the new models and some of their features below.
- The phones come in 64 or 256 GB storage capacity sizes.
- Although both models boast better battery life, they still don’t have headphone jacks.
- “I’m cool with the 8, but the X just seems like a waste of money. I probably won’t get either one though because of no headphone jack.” — Andrew Burker, freshman
- The phones feature improved cameras, including improved flash and 12 megapixel resolution quality.
- iPhone X, releasing Nov. 3, uses face identification to unlock the phone, rather than a home button.
- “The facial recognition, I feel, is getting too fancy. The thumb print is one thing, but I think the facial recognition is just going to cause more problems.” — Natalie Guffey, freshman
- Both models have glass on both sides, instead of aluminum, to enable wireless charging.
- The iPhone 8 and X models come with iOS 11, Apple’s newest operating system.
- Some consumers are weary of the hefty price tag of the new models.
- “Why would anyone pay $1,000 for a phone? I’d rather wait a few years and then get it at a reasonable price. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” — Alex Creamer, sophomore