Apple officially announces new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has officially announced (at least) two new iPhones: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both the front and back are now glass, and the band is still aluminum. Silver, space gray, and a “beautiful new gold finish” are available color options. RIP matte black, jet black, and rose gold.

Both iPhones have a new Retina HD display and improved water resistance. Both new iPhones feature True Tone display like the iPad Pro lineup for white image balancing.

The new processor is called A11 Bionic. Both cameras are also improved with a new 12MP camera sensor and less noise. iPhone 8 Plus has two new sensors and a new feature called Portrait Lighting. Portrait mode will ship in beta and create professional lighting effects in portrait shots using depth and machine learning. The new feature will ship when the iPhone 8 Plus goes on sale. The new camera system shoots 4K 60 fps and 1080p 240 fps for the first time.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are also calibrated for augmented reality with its new camera, chip, and sensors.

iPhone 8 starts at $699 ($50 over usual starting price) with 64GB and 256GB storage options. Pre-orders start Friday September 15 and ship September 22. iOS 11 ships September 19.

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Famous Haven't heard much about the 8 so unsure if I should upgrade or stay with my 7 :/

It's exactly the same phone, i was using the 8 the other day, honeslty couldnt tell the difference.


Ill probably upgrade to this when my 6s cant update anymore like my 3s did. Only way they can get some people to quit using outdated their console.


Haven't heard much about the 8 so unsure if I should upgrade or stay with my 7 :/


I don't see the appeal for iPhones anymore android just seems better to me


This almost looks identical to my 7. Oh well not time to upgrade for a while any way.


No matter what phones they release, other brands will have more powerful phones. You're basically paying for the Apple brand at this point.


-Silky Lmao that looks exactly like the iPhone 7 to me - so glad I moved to the S8.

Dang, same here I have the s8+ since 2 weeks before launch and everyone was saying IPhone is going to have an full screen and be 10 times better but this looks the same... But they will probably release a different version that is around 1k that has these features

lol you called it - iPhone x.


Cool... So what's changed?

Same old apple.


not something I'll be getting anytime soon if ever


It looks the exact same as the 7 for me lol.. such a pointless phone.