Meanwhile, the battery inside the "all-screen" gadget is touted as capable of lasting "up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 7".
On the other hand, the iPhone 8 is exactly what I expected. In contrast, the iPhone X is expected to take a huge hit in profitability - despite its hefty price tag - because it's insane expensive to build.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were released on September 22, while preorders for the iPhone X are expected to begin on October 27.
The X has a new shiny design with an OLED screen that wraps all the way around the edges of the phone.
Basically, that means the iPhone X is identical to the 8 Plus in terms of random-access memory and processing power, gaining an nearly unnoticeable 41mAh of battery juice. They have raised the battery life up to seven more hours.
As you might know, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all provide support for the fast-charging feature that enables the three phones to reach to 50 percent of their total battery capacity within 30 minutes of being plugged in. This is a great feature that makes the viewing experience on my iPhone 8 Plus a dramatic improvement over that on the iPhone 7 Plus.
The new rear camera is where the iPhone 8 Plus really comes into its own.
Does the smaller battery pack worry you? For example, Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus handsets have 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh batteries, respectively.
Perhaps Apple is relying on software optimization to deliver flagship battery performance. Apple is known for doing more with less, which usually applies to its custom system-on-chip (in this case, an A11 Bionic chip).
The rumors simply won't go away that Apple is having production challenges with the iPhone X. For months, there has been concern that ongoing problems would result in constrained iPhone X supply at launch and into 2018. The price of an iPhone X is only 200 dollars away from the price of an extremely nice Apple laptop.