Waiting for the iPhone 8 release date won’t be easy but it’s the right decision for many people.
If you’re in the market for a new phone you’ve probably heard about popular flagships like the iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6. These are top notch devices and they should be on your radar if you’re in the hunt for a new device.
By now you’ve also probably heard about some of the devices rumored to be coming later on this year. Among them, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and an Apple iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 rumors continue to heat up as we push away from WWDC 2017 toward the fall. Apple is reportedly planning at least two new 2017 iPhone models and reports suggest the company could release up to three new iPhones later this year.
Waiting for the iPhone 8 is tempting proposition but some of you might not want to wait through several months of rumors and speculation.
If you’re on the fence, we want to help you make the right decision. This guide takes you through some reasons to wait for Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 8 release.
It also outlines some reasons you should look at the iPhone 8’s competitors which include devices like the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE.
Wait If You Want the Best iPhone Software Support
If you want the best iPhone software support money can buy in 2017, you'll want to hold out for the 2017 iPhone(s).
If you're the type of person that upgrades your phone once every three years or so it makes sense to wait for the iPhone 8.
Apple probably won't confirm this on stage but this year's iPhone model will likely get at least four years of software support. That means four years of bug fix updates, milestone upgrades, new operating systems, and security patches.
While it might be tempting to go with a cheaper option like the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6, their software support will be coming to an end much sooner. The iPhone 5 won't get upgraded to Apple's iOS 11 update this fall and the iPhone 6 will likely lose support next year.
The iPhone 8's hardware will also ensure that the device gets all of the new features coming in the iOS 11 update and beyond.
If you love getting all of the latest features and bug fixes and value your device's security, you probably want to wait for the iPhone 8 release. It'll feature the most robust version of iOS 11 and it'll be well-protected with security patches and bug fixes for years to come.