LHS students pass verdict on new iPhones

Tori Cheney, Staff Writer- Apple released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus Friday, September 22. Students at Lecanto High School [LHS] have varied opinions on these new devices.

The biggest downside according to LHS students seems to be the cost of these smartphones. Apple has the price starting at $699 and going all the way up to $1,400.

“I think it’s honestly way too expensive because they are almost just like the 7,” said sophomore Jonah Mele, referring to the similarity in design between the new phones and the previous models.

These similarities disappointed some who did not like the changes made with older models.

Students examine the differences between the new models and their current phones (Photo: Cheney).

Students examine the differences between the new models and their current phones (Photo: Cheney).

“The worst upgrade with the iPhone 7 was how they got rid of the headphone plug. You can’t charge your phone and listen to music at the same time,” said freshman Sondra Schwalm.

There are differences, however, which present solutions to some of the issues with the previous phones.

The Apple creators chose glass for the body of the iPhone 8 and 8 plus so that they could enable a new Qi-based inductive wireless charging feature. The name ‘Qi’ come from a Chinese word that means “energy flow.” Users place their device on top of any Qi-certified inductive charger to charge their product without having to plug anything in. With this change, the charging port can be used for headphones while the phone itself charges through induction.

The new iPhones come in three colors: silver, space gray, and a gold shade. The previous versions had a lot more color options, and people are a bit saddened by the new limitations.

“There were so many pretty colors to choose from with the older iPhones. The many different colors made the iPhones fun and your own. Now there are only three colors that are kind of basic,” said freshman Rose Bolger.

Apple constantly strives to make new iPhones bigger and better than before. With each new release, there are features that receive mixed reviews. Each consumer has to decide what works the best for him/ herself