Hands-On With Apple’s New Glass-Backed iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Today at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with an all-new glass-backed design.

After the event, The Verge was able to get some hands-on time with the two new smartphones. Here is The Verge’s full hands-on with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:

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Both devices look pretty much the same as their predecessors, but they have a new glass back cover that gives them a fresh look. Those who owned an iPhone 4 or 4s may be concerned about Apple’s return to a glass back, but it said the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back.”

Apple’s tech specs confirm the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are slightly heavier at 5.22 ounces and 7.13 ounces respectively, compared to 4.87 ounces and 6.63 ounces for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively.

Other than that, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus still have Touch ID but they do gain wireless charging like the iPhone X.

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