It's been a big day for Apple. Yesterday's Apple Event saw the tech giant unveil not just one, but TWO new iPhone models - the iPhone 8 (which also comes in 8 Plus) and the super-powered iPhone X.
Prices start at USD699 (RM2,929 after conversion) for the iPhone 8 and USD799 (RM3,348) for the Plus model. The iPhone X is even pricier, with prices starting at USD999 (RM4,186).
While it's definitely cause no small amount of excitement among Apple devotees, some pointed out that the iPhone 8 is pretty much the old iPhone, but with minor upgrades and, um, glass
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus comes with the new A11 Bionic chip (the "most powerful chip ever in a smartphone", according to Apple), a better camera system and screen, wireless charging, and glass on the front and back (apparently to aid the wireless charging functionality).
While Apple has assured everyone that the glass panels are "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone", most are unconvinced that the fancy glass design will survive in the wild
On the bright side, those who run iPhone repair shops are probably gonna see a spike in business soon
Some are also scratching their heads as to why Apple announced the obviously-more-amazing iPhone X in tandem with iPhone 8
"Apple made its new iPhone 8 obsolete in 10 minutes." Technology sure is moving too fast.
Regardless, there's no doubt gonna be a mad scramble for the new generation iPhones when finally hit the market on 22 September
Pre-orders will be open one week ahead on 15 September.