iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K pre-orders have shipped

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Apple has begun shipping early orders for iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K.

All three devices make their official debut tomorrow, September 22 — one week after they were made available to pre-order. If you haven’t already claimed yours, you’ll now have to wait at least three weeks for it to ship from the Apple online store.

The best ARKit apps to try on iPhone and iPad

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The Machines is the coolest AR game you'll find on the App Store.
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The first wave of ARKit-powered apps is crashing into the App Store this week to change the way you use your iPhone.

With iOS 11, Apple has turned the iPhone and iPad into the world’s biggest augmented reality platform and some of the first offerings from developers are pretty mindblowing. You’ll need an iPhone 6s or above to take advantage of ARKit’s incredible powers, but these apps might convince you it’s worth the upgrade.

Here are 7 ARKit apps you should download right now:

Moment says lenses work with newest iPhones

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Moment, considered by many mobile photographers to be the leading maker of smartphone lenses, are taking orders for cases that will fit the new iPhones.

Tests show the stable of Moment lenses and the Photo Case work with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Moment founder Marc Barros said.

Apple will make iPhone wireless charging faster soon

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Future firmware update will improve iPhone's wireless charging.
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The wireless charging capabilities of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will reportedly receive a boost later this year, courtesy of a future over-the-air firmware update from Apple.

Right now, the iPhone 8 charges at a rate equal to that of the 5-watt USB Power Adapter that Apple provides with the iPhone. However, according to an early review of the device (no doubt with a tip-off from Apple), this will increase slightly later this year.

iPhone 8 reviews: You’re better off waiting for iPhone X

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The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus bring good, but nonessential, updates.
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The iPhone 8 was always going to be stuck in a tough spot: It’s a marginal upgrade that lands the same year that Apple introduced the iPhone X, the biggest refresh since 2014’s iPhone 6.

Now that review embargoes have lifted, Apple’s favorite tech journalists are busting out their iPhone 8 reviews. Are the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus worth shelling out for? Check out our iPhone 8 review roundup below.

iPhone X and iPhone 8 can’t use T-Mobile’s new LTE network

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Forking over $1000 won't give you great coverage on T-Mobile.
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Apple customers looking to upgrade to the iPhone X or iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus might want to think twice if they’re planning to use it on T-Mobile.

Despite packing some of the most innovative technology for a smartphone, all three new devices won’t be able to support T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network that operates at the 600MHz frequency.

iPhone 8 beats iPhone X in early benchmark tests

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But all Apple's new phones beat their Android rivals.
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The iPhone X is Apple’s top-of-the-range iPhone, but if you’re looking for impressive Geekbench scores — referring to the cross-platform CPU benchmark scoring system — you may be better off sticking with either the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

That’s according to scores Apple’s new devices have achieved on Geekbench’s iOS Benchmark Chart. Despite all three devices having Apple’s new A11 Bionic Fusion chip, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus outstrip the iPhone X on both single core and multi core performance.