The iPhone 8 Plus will be Apple's heaviest iPhone ever

There are two reasons people aren't upgrading to the new model as fast as they used to: Mobile operators in the US and Europe have stopped subsidising handsets, and the annual changes to the smartphones have ceased to make a difference to many users. The rest is the same.

"iPhone X is a premium-priced smartphone which for the first time goes over the 1,000 dollars threshold for the top 256GB model". Speakers will be louder and offer deeper bass.

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.

In fact, the iPhone 8 Plus may be the heaviest premium smartphone in recent memory.

Apple also unveiled a new iPhone 8 and a larger 8 Plus with upgrades to cameras, displays and speakers. The phone comes with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels at a PPI of 570 pixels per inch. The iPhone is still the mainstay of Apple's business, steadily generating about two-thirds of the company's revenue in the quarter immediately after a new model is released, and it's important to shore up its sales.

The iPhone 8 Plus isn't much different, but it does have the bigger 5.5-inch Retina HD display, Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, and a bigger 2900mAh battery. It brings to close months of speculation on its name and the features the phone will carry. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. We tried all of the above and were pleased with the results.

It's a good thing Apple went with the Qi standard.

With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 priced quite a bit cheaper than the iPhone X, Apple might find it difficult to convince consumers.

"This year's event marked one of the most highly anticipated product announcements in recent years, and from a product perspective, the company did not disappoint", RBC Capital Markets' Amit Daryanani wrote in a note to clients Tuesday.

It replaces the fingerprint-scanning Touch ID, built into the home button, which has vanished from the iPhone X to make way for the larger screen. Not being able to charge in these places would have defeated the purpose of wireless charging.

  • Leon Brazil