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iPhone 8 Screencap: Apple

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 3 are now available in stores after the gadgets were revealed last week.

While the iPhone 8 is the newest iPhone displayed in stores, the device isn’t getting much excitement compared to the iPhone X. The smartphone came out in Asia and Australia before it launched in the U.S. and saw less enthusiasm than previous iPhone debuts, according to Reuters. Apple’s Sydney store usually sees hundreds of people outside waiting for a new iPhone, but this time around there fewer than 30 people lined up.

In China, mentions of the iPhone 8, as well as the iPhone X, on social media platform Weibo were less than previous launches.

The decrease in attention could be due to the iPhone X’s planned launch in November, which is still about a couple of months away. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said preorders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus may have been weaker than anticipated because of the iPhone X.

iPhone 8 Vs. iPhone X: Features

The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, which still include the home button, come with a Retina display and is water resistant. The iPhone 8 sports a single camera and the iPhone 8 Plus a horizontal dual-camera system. The camera on the iPhone 8 Plus was called the “best smartphone camera tested” by DxOMark, which measures gadgets’ image qualities.

“The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is the best-performing mobile device camera we have ever tested,” DxOMark said in its review. “Its overall DxOMark Mobile score of 94 sets a new record, beating out the 90 points for both the Google Pixel and the HTC U11, as well as the 92 that its sibling iPhone 8 just scored.”

The iPhone X has more features than the iPhone 8, including the Face ID. Unlike the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the device ditched the home button for an edge-to-edge Super Retina with OLED technology. Another feature the iPhone 8 doesn’t have is Animoji, which are customized animated emoji. The iPhone X also comes with a vertical-dual camera system, which includes larger and faster sensors.

All three iPhone support wireless charging technology and augmented reality apps.

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he was excited about the response to the launches during an interview with CNBC at an Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., in which he mostly taunted the Series 3.

“I am thrilled,” Cook said about demand for the new Watch and iPhone 8. “Here's what we're seeing right now. The watch with LTE, the Series 3 Watch, we are sold out in so many places around the world. And we're working really hard to meet demand. We've sold out of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in some stores, but we've got good supply there. You can see what's going on here this morning, I couldn't be happier."

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a built-in LTE cellular support option. The device includes a new dual-core processor, a faster Siri (which now talks back) and is about the same size as the Series 2. The Series 3 starts at $399 for the cellular and Wi-Fi model and $329 for the Wi-Fi only version.