That’s the New iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus
Well, the date will shortly be here but here’s a taste of what to expect.
At its annual September iPhone event, on September 12, Apple unveiled three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. While the iPhone X is the new high-end flagship device, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus both feature some major improvements.
Like the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus feature an all-glass design, with new aluminium-framed glass bodies available in Space Grey, Gold, and Silver. Apple uses a seven-layer colour process for “precise” hue and opacity, and the devices are constructed from the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone.
Aside from the glass design, the two new devices are otherwise nearly identical to the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, available in 4.7 (iPhone 8) and 5.5-inch (iPhone 8 Plus) size options with Touch ID and standard bezels. Both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are IP67 water and dust resistant, and the speakers in the device are 25 percent louder with deeper bass.
New Retina HD displays have been added, with support for True Tone to match the colour of the display to the ambient lighting for a more natural paper-like viewing experience. The display is the same brightness as the display in the iPhone 7 and continues to offer cinema-standard wide colour gamut.
In the new iPhone from Apple, there is a new A11 Bionic chip features a six-core CPU design with two performance cores that are 25 percent faster and four efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion chip in previous-generation devices.
Apple is introducing a new second-generation performance controller that’s able to harness all six of the cores at the same time, for 70 percent better performance for multi-threaded workloads. The A11 Bionic also includes a three-core GPU that’s up to 30 percent faster than the previous-generation GPU.
There’s an improved 12-megapixel rear camera in the iPhone 8, with a dual-camera setup again available in the iPhone 8 Plus.
Both models feature larger and faster sensors, a new colour filter, and deeper pixels. With a new image signal processor, there’s advanced pixel processing, wide colour capture, faster autofocus in low light, and better HDR photos.
The very latest quad LED, with True-Tone Flash with Slow Sync provides more uniformly lit backgrounds and foregrounds when using the flash.
When it comes to video, this camera can capture 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slow motion settings up to 240fps. The latest video encoder provides real-time image and motion analysis giving superior quality video.
On the iPhone 8 Plus, there’s a fantastic Portrait Lightning feature available which will give glamorous Portrait Mode, which is designed to allow iPhone users to add studio lighting effects to Portrait photos.
Both iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus have been designed with augmented reality experiences in mind. Each camera features individual calibration with new gyroscopes and accelerometers for more accurate motion tracking.
With their glass bodies, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus support Qi-based inductive wireless charging and can charge using a range of Qi-supported charging mats.
The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are available in 64 and 256GB capacities, with pricing starting at $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the larger iPhone 8 Plus.