Apple today held its annual event in stew jobs theater, and this year’s keynote saw the debut of some of the most impressive devices we’ve seen from the company in years like iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus along with iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and 4K Apple TV.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launched alongside a host of other devices to mark the 10th anniversary of Apple smartphones.
This year on 12 September apple introduce iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and 4K Apple TV in stew jobs theater.
The iPhone X was the main event at today’s keynote, with the device featuring the most advanced technology ever available in an iPhone. It has an entirely revamped design with an edge-to-edge display and a glass body, plus it features new facial recognition capabilities that replace Touch ID, an A11 Bionic chip, inductive wireless charging, and dozens of other improvements.
Read on for key details of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus,
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Specs and Design – What’s new?
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are impressive. Though these two iPhone’s are similar in design to the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus and lack facial recognition, they too feature glass bodies that enable wireless charging and an A11 Bionic chip, among other improvements.
It comes in silver, space gray and a new gold finish that looks like a mix between gold and rose gold. These phones are sealed to be water and dust resistant. Apple also announced the iPhone X at the same conference, a new, premium model with a screen that fills the front of the device.
Both now feature a glass back and front, with Apple saying the devices use “the most durable glass” in the smart phone world, though they haven’t revealed quite what this means. More interestingly, perhaps, the glass back paves the way for the pair of support Qi wireless charging, which represents a major step forward for the iPhone. As you’d expect, the iPhone 8 Plus is the larger of the two devices, with a 4.7-inch Retina screen, while the iPhone 8 Plus measures a larger 5.5 inches.
The table below features a full rundown of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus’ specs
|iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus|
|Screen||4.7-inch Retina Display||5.5-inch Retina Display|
|Display Resolution||1334 x 750||1920 x 1080|
|Primary Camera||12-megapixel rear camera, ƒ/1.8||Dual lens rear camera: 12MP, ƒ/1.8 with telephoto, ƒ/2.8 (OIS)|
|Chipset||A11 Bionic||A11 Bionic|
|Micro SD Slot||No||No|
|Software||iOS 11||iOS 11|
Software for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
iOS 11 is set to launch on September 19 this year, meaning that both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will ship with Apple’s latest software.
So what’s new ? Well there are plenty of upgrades coming with iOS 11, including an update to Messages. In iOS 11, there will be a bigger focus on apps and stickers, featuring a redesigned app picker. There’s also cloud syncing so your messages carry (or delete) across from an old phone to a new phone.
Siri is getting a new voice that makes her much more lifelike too. It’s a clear bid to tackle growing competition from rivals like Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant. She’ll also be able to translate your voice and speak out the response.
Other changes include updates to the the camera and photos, a redesigned control centre, and modifications to Maps, Apple Music, and the App Store.
How much will the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cost?
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus available in two different storage models,
The iPhone 8 costs £699 for the 64GB version, rising to £849 for the 256GB variant.
The iPhone 8 Plus, costs 64 GB Apple phablet costing £799, and the 256 GB model going for a whopping £949 off-contract.
When iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come out?
At its launch event, Apple revealed that the iPhone 8 would go up for pre-order on September 15, ahead of a final release date of September 22.
Should you Buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?
There are Many reasons to Buy iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, so here’s our advice:
If you’re using the iPhone 6S (or something older) then you’ll definitely Upgraded To iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
If you have the iPhone 7, you probably won’t need to upgrade. Unless you’re a die-hard Apple fan who needs to be at the bleeding edge of Cupertino tech, it probably isn’t going to be worth the leap. Even considering the fact that the iPhone 8 offers a handful of major changes, the iPhone 7 is still a capable handset by modern standards.