iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X Compatibility with Beastgrip Gear

Update - October 2nd, 2017: The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are 100% compatible with all Beastgrip products.

September 12th has been monumental for iPhoneographers. If you haven't seen the Apple Keynote event for the newest iPhone models yet, you can check it out here, though we'll cover what you need to know about how we expect them to work with our gear below. Disclaimer: we can't confirm compatibility until we test the new iPhones with our gear, which will be within the next few weeks when they're released. We'll update this post with the latest information after we complete our testing.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

We're confident that both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be fully compatible with all of our gear 'out-of-the-box,' as long as your Beastgrip Pro has our latest lens mount with the rubber insert. Based on all of the information that we gathered from the keynote event and their size/specs online, they're only .2mm different in size from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and we assume that they'll probably have the same focal length equivalent for both cameras (focal length describes the perspective of the camera's field-of-view, i.e. 28mm - wide and 56mm - telephoto).

We even saw that Apple's official cases are compatible with both the iPhone 7/8 and iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus, meaning they are practically identical in size. Since all of our latest Beastgrip gear is compatible with the iPhone 7/7 Plus already, this looks like an easy win for us. 

iPhone X

We expect the iPhone X to be fully compatible with a slim protective case like the Spigen thin fit or with either a simple adjustment to move the lens mount forward slightly (<1mm); either method should make the protruded camera bump sit flush against the lens mount for perfect alignment. 

Why this works

We designed our lens mount to fit the entire dual camera module of the iPhone 7 Plus inside of the cutout for our interchangeable rubber insert. Since the dual camera module on the iPhone X is too large to fit inside of this cutout, you can use either of these methods to make the lens mount flush against the dual camera module and work the same way as we intended.

Summary

We can't wait to get our hands on the latest iPhones, test them with our gear and update this post with more information, but at least we have a general idea of how they will work based on the specs and images Apple has posted online. Stay tuned for more information, and don't forget to check out our new arrivals now available for pre-order!

Happy Shooting!

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