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Editorial: Who will buy iPhone 8?

September 20, 2017

A variety of early reviews for Apple’s new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus sought to dismiss the latest models as already “obsolete” in the face of the upcoming iPhone X. Many of their concerns focus on the idea that buyers really want an all-new design. They’re wrong, here’s why.

Veiled hate for iPhone 8

Scott Stein of CNET complained that the new phone had a “pedestrian design” and was “essentially the iPhone 7S.'”

Nilay Patel of The Verge echoed that sentiment in listing of cons that included a “design falling behind” and that it “lacks [the] exciting notch controversy” of iPhone X.

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