Tech & Science What you need to know about Apple's new iPhone 8

22:54  12 september  2017
22:54  12 september  2017 Source:   City AM

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Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone 8.© REUTERS/Stephen Lam Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone 8. While there's a whole lot of excitement surrounding Apple's new iPhone X, the tech giant has also unveiled the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at today's event.

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The phones have a glass front and back, and will feature wireless charging, Apple confirmed today, using the Qi standard.

The new phone will be 64GB, with a 256GB version available too. The price is $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus is out for $799. People can preorder from 15 September and they'll be available from 22 September.

The New Apple iPhone 8 Is Built for Photography and Augmented Reality

  The New Apple iPhone 8 Is Built for Photography and Augmented Reality Apple on Tuesday introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, mostly incremental upgrades to the existing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, made of aluminum and glass, come in silver, space gray and gold colors. They’re water- and dust-resistant with upgraded displays and studio speakers. They’re powered by an all-new, six-core processor, which Apple calls the A11 Bionic. They will be available in 64GB and 256GB configurations starting at $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the iPhone 8 Plus. They will start shipping on September 22.

Apple just introduced its new iPhones at an event in Cupertino, and this is no small upgrade: the biggest news is probably the larger screens that bring the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus kicking and screaming into the modern era.

It's hard to believe that the new iPhone 8 release date and price are as little as three days from being unveiled at Apple ' s new campus in Cupertino, California. We have an invite to the September 12 launch event and will soon be able to confirm if the rumors are in fact true.

The features on Apple's new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus:

  • The glass is the most durable ever in a smartphone
  • ​Wireless charging with the phone's glass back
  • Comes in silver, space grey and gold
  • New retina HD display - 5.5inch for the Plus, and 4.7 inch for the 8
  • True Tone technology to adapt colour and temperature to the ambient light
  • New stereo speakers that are 25 per cent louder than those on the iPhone 7 and have a deeper bass
  • The smartest chip ever in a smartphone - the A11 bionic
  • A 12 mega pixel (MP) sensor, providing 83 per cent more light, but Apple says it is more power efficient, and has deeper pixels, as well as a new colour filter
  • The 8 Plus has dual 12MP sensors
  • iOS 11 available on 19 September
  • The highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone
  • Cameras calibrated for augmented reality

Apple launch event.© REUTERS/Stephen Lam Apple launch event. The event marking the first keynote was held at the new Steve Jobs Theatre, and current chief executive Tim Cook opened the launch with a tribute to the Apple co-founder, calling it “the honour of a lifetime” to be the first to welcome people to the theatre.

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