External changes includes the back cover of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The front is the same. The new back cover makes the new iPhone look more dynamic. However this new back cover makes holding this iPhone no longer as stable as the previous iPhone generations. With the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple still does not want to make a lot of changes to the external phone identity, but to focus on the internal.
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available in many countries of the world on this 22nd day (0 hours).
The light-reflecting back cover makes the new iPhone more flashy, more eye-catching than the previous iPhones.
The next change is the knob of the camera cluster. On this new iPhone, it looks brighter and stronger. The ring size around the knob is smaller than the iPhone 7/7 + so we can re-use the old cases. The exterior changes of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on the camera do not reflect the changes inside. So you should wait for further tests on the camera and decide. According to Apple’s information at the launch, the camera on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has new sensors, larger, new processor made by Apple itself and the support of AI for photography and image processing. The new camera and the new chip system also make it possible for the camera on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to record 4K 60fps and 240hp fullhd slowmotion.
Let’s continue to talk about the back cover of the iPhone 8/8 +
The glass back cover looks soft. The glass also does not reflect much light as iPhone 4 or the dual-glass-sided phones by Samsung or HTC. The colors and light reflections of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus look more neutral rather Samsung or HTC phones.
The glass back of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus resists fingerprints pretty well. Although many people hold on the same machine but when I turn in many different directions I still see very little fingerprint and it is difficult to see fingerprints.
If you look back on the iPhone 7 compared to 6s, for example, the changes on the 8 are more and even more inside. You will see more details when we have our first iPhone 8/8+. We’ll conduct more experiments then.