Of all the iPhone releases in the decade following the 2007 original, the iPhone 8 has probably generated the least excitement. There’s a very good reason for that: the iPhone X (ten). Apple’s nomenclature sends a very clear message: The best iPhone you can get isn’t the iPhone 8, or even its big brother, the iPhone 8 Plus, but the iPhone X. And you don’t have to wait two years for it, because it’ll be here in November.Despite the glamorous allure of an edge-to-edge OLED display and futuristic-feeling facial recognition functionality, not everyone will be persuaded to part with $1,000 or more for the iPhone X. Sure, wait until November for reviews — or hedge your bets and wait for the next next-gen model … Apple iPhone X 2018, anyone? For now, whether you’re on the upgrade cycle from the iPhone 6S or just looking for a more affordable iPhone, the iPhone 8 is for you. As our review shows, it may be refinement, rather than revolution, but it’s a damn good phone all the same.