8 Apple iPhone 8 Alternatives To Buy That Are Also Apple

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For a moment between the leaks and rumors, when I was actually able to consider it all — I thought about saving up and buying an Apple AAPL +0.37% iPhone 8. The Apple iPhone 8 could finally be the iPhone that looks less like an iPhone and more like a Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 screen leaks are pretty close in size and OLED greatness as the iPhone 8 screen leaks. My point is, that even with a insanely high price point and an inter-dimensional quandary, the iPhone 8 could be worth it.

Then again, it might not. $1200 for a cell phone? That’s a little wild. I literally just bought a 1998 Subaru Legacy for $1200. Of course, the price point is not only what the market will bear, but come the September keynote, something that tech journalists and fans will be cheering. Even with production delays, the iPhone 8 is still expected to be released at the same time as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.

Also see: Apple Finally Invents Instagram, Revolutionizing Your iPhone Photos

Gordon Kelly, who writes most of the iPhone leak articleshere at Forbes, suggests auctioning the iPhone 8 if you are able to get one before Christmas. He says this is the sensible option. While I’ve done that type of thing before (with a pair of Yeezy Boosts), perhaps you are just better off spending your $1200 on something else. Though, you’d still want something Apple related right? Well, here are eight Apple products well under $1200 you might want to buy instead of an iPhone 8:

  • Apple Newton MessagePad 2000. You can get one on eBay for under $200 in working order. Stylus pens are making a comeback, so why not be a total tech hipster and attend your morning stand-up meetings with this retro device in hand?
  • Apple Bandai Pippin. One of the worst video game systems of all time was limited to under 42,000 units actually released before it royally failed. Still cheaper than many modern cell phones. Plus you know you have a hankering to play Gus Goes to the Kooky Carnival in search of Rant.
  • Apple MacBook Air. Sure, we like our computing power in our pockets, but you can get two refurbished MacBook Air laptops for the price of one iPhone 8. Totally worth it and perfect for back to school.
  • A bag full of iPod Shuffles. Recently discontinued, now is the time to stock up on used iPod Shuffles. You can probably get about 40 4th generation iPod Shuffles for the cost of one iPhone 8. This was a great little device, I still have two. One of my favorite Apple products ever.
  • Macintosh Portable. I figure if typewriters are making a comeback, it’s only a matter of time before people start lugging around 16 pounds of 1 MB SRAM.
  • An Apple Watch. Just kidding. Apple Watches are terrible devices. Buy a Swatch instead.
  • Apple iPod Touch. Oddly enough, even with phones on the market with more storage than a base model iPod Touch, Apple still makes this. It’s not like you use your phone for actual phone calls anymore. If you hate your data plan and use WiFi like a boss, save some coin and get an iPod Touch for a fraction of the cost.
  • Around 3600 actual apples. It’s August, which means apple season is starting. Let’s say at 99 cents a pound, about three apples to a pound, you can get more than 3600 hundred apples for the price of an iPhone 8. That is some quality fiber and vitamin C right there.

Before you start taking out my knee-caps in the comments, I agree, this is total fluff. I just told myself at the start of the week that I needed to write some sort of silly tech listicle. I understand that I am no better today than the junk advertorial articles you see grouped together at the bottom of a Huffpo article.

Disclaimer aside, we are an always connected culture, consuming content in pace with our breathing. The Apple iPhone 8 will be another consumption device, programmed to be beautiful and wallet draining. It’s luxurious and smooth. So consider this instead — you can buy some nostalgia, or fruit.

Or you could just buy an iPhone 7S or iPhone 7S Plus. These will most likely be cheaper phones with a more traditional Apple iPhone design. There is a bit of wariness when considering the total sea change in design elements of the iPhone 8. I think I’ll stick to drawing on my MessagePad 2000.

[Source”timesofindia”]

Samsung Galaxy notice 7 can also debut a vastly overhauled interface

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may debut a massively overhauled interface

It’s been a couple of years given that Samsung overhauled its custom Android pores and skin, TouchWiz, but a brand new video indicates off a vastly overhauled model of the software that would debut with the Samsung Galaxy word 7.

Italian tech weblog HDblog.it published a strollthrough video of the new interface detailing each change within the new TouchWiz interface.

universal, Samsung’s layout language has matured with much less cartoony hues and slick customization alternatives that have been formerly handiest to be had from 0.33celebration launchers.

The notiwi-fications pull down has also been hugely overhauled, and you may now have a drop down menu to fast get entry to settings. for instance, you will be able to transfer c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a networks from just the notiwirelesscation color with out hopping into the settings app. this could previously be performedwireless in the elevated notiwi-fication colour, however the new interface allows drop down menus from the non-accelerated coloration, requiring one much less swipe.
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On the home display screen, you may be able to swipe up from an app icon to bring up a menu of alternatives with out going into the app itself. i’m able to see this selection utilizing a stress touchy display, like Apple’s 3D touch, that is rumored to be coming to the Galaxy be aware 7.

TouchWiz folder viewTaking a note from Apple’s iOS, the brand new TouchWiz UI will feature tons of blurring of the historical past whilst tapping on a folder. Apps inside the folder take over the middle of the display screen and blur out the historical past, just like in iOS.

Samsung’s Gallery app has additionally been up to date to appearance and feel extra like Google images. you could nevertheless pinch to zoom inside and out to peer greater or fewer pics at once, but the app’s format no longer buries view options within the menu.

there is lots greater adjustmentswireless precise within the video so test it out, even in case you do not understand Italian.

take into account that those TouchWiz modiwiwireless are nevertheless in beta, so there’ll possibly be extra made before it rolls out with the Galaxy observe 7, that’s predicted to reach early August.