Phone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Set to Release on September 22
Apple has announced the all new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The new iPhones are faster and include camera improvements, along with a variety of other improvements and interesting features.
In terms of appearance, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus share the same general design language as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and thus the iPhone 6 series as well, though the refined color options and glass backing on iPhone 8 models make the the phone look more modern and offer a refined look. Separately, a redesigned iPhone was also announced as the all new iPhone X.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Features & Specs
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is a powerful device and includes an improved camera, along with a variety of other interesting features.
- A11 Bionic 6 core CPU
- True Tone display at 5.5″ for iPhone 8 Plus, and 4.7″ on iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 features a 12MP camera with optical image stabilization
- iPhone 8 Plus features dual 12MP camera sensors at f1.8 and f2.8 apertures, with optical image stabilization
- Portrait Mode on iPhone 8 Plus also includes a new Portrait Lighting mode with software lighting adjustments
- Camera able to record 4K video at 60FPS
- Three color options; Gold, Silver, Space Gray, all glass backed
- Water resistant
- Lightning port only, no headphone/AUX port
- Plugless charging optional using the Qi wireless standard, allowing you to charge the iPhone by resting it on a separate power mat
- As of yet unconfirmed, but said to have 2GB of RAM in iPhone 8, 3GB RAM in iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Pricing
iPhone 8 starts at $699 comes in 64gb and 256GB size options.
iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799 and is available at 64GB and 256GB size configurations as well.
iPhone 8 Pre-Orders on September 15, Release Date on September 22
Apple will start taking pre-orders for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on September 15, with a release date set for September 22.
iPhone 8? Where is iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus?
Apple skipped the “S” cycle naming of iPhone 7S or iPhone 7S Plus this year and instead went with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus monicker. It’s unclear if an iPhone 7S or iPhone 7S Plus will ever be released, as the iPhone 8 series appears to take their place in the product lineup.