| New Delhi |
Updated: September 28, 2017 11:31 am
As journalists from across the world trouped out of the Steve Jobs Theatre in the demo zone just outside as the Apple keynote ended, there was one clear trend: the lines were visibly longer for a hands-on with the Apple iPhone X in comparison to the iPhone 8 series. The bezel-less, home button-less, fingerprint scanner-less version of the iPhone was garnering much more attention that the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which enjoyed just about 15 minutes of fame. But the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is what the world will get to experience and buy first as the iPhone X will not hit stores before November first week. But that in no way means the iPhone 8 is a pushover.
Over the next few days I will chronicle my life with the Apple iPhone 8 Plus as my primary phone, looking at various aspects of the phone.
Day 1: Design and everything related
Over the past week or so I have been carrying the iPhone 8 Plus with me. No one has really noticed, except for those with a keen (tech) eye and those who knew I already had this phone. This is because the iPhone 8 Plus, and its smaller version, look identical to its predecessor, the iPhone 7 series. But it is not that same and that is because instead of a metal back this one sports a glass rear. This design change is why Apple decided to called it iPhone 8 and not iPhone 7S. Also, the glass back is what lets this phone charge without wires.
The review unit we have…