Apple Reveals 'iPhone 8' and 'iPhone 8 Plus' With Glass Bodies and A11 Bionic Chip

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    Apple today officially announced the all-new "iPhone 8" and 'iPhone 8 Plus." The iPhones are made from glass, combined with an aluminum frame design, and both come in three colors: Silver, Space Gray, and a new Gold finish

    The backs of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are made from "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone," according to Apple, and each one is color-matched to an aerospace-grade aluminum bezel. Both devices are splash, water, and dust resistant to IP67 standards.

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    The iPhone 8 measures in at 4.7 inches and the iPhone 8 Plus is 5.5 inches, like the past few models of iPhone, and they come with a new Retina HD display with True Tone technology. True Tone adjusts the white balance of the display to match the surrounding light so looking at the iPhone 8 provides a "more natural, paper-like" experience.
    Apple said that the speakers have been redesigned and are as much as 25 percent louder and deliver deeper bass than the iPhone 7. All of the iPhone 8's new technology is powered by the A11 Bionic chip, featuring a six-core CPU design with two performance cores and four efficiency cores. A11 Bionic integrates an Apple-designed GPU for "up to 30 percent faster" graphics performance than the A10.

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    All of these advancements will help boost app performance on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, particularly including the new ARKit-fueled augmented reality experiences. The A11 Bionic chip handles world tracking, scene recognition, and the GPU enables graphics running at 60fps.

    The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are each getting a "more advanced" 12-megapixel rear camera, with a faster and larger sensor, new color filter, and deeper pixels. Each smartphone includes Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, which introduces studio lighting effects to iPhone, letting users change the depth-of-field effect with five different lighting styles.


    In terms of video, users can capture 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p, and slo-mo up to 240fps. Thanks to HEIF and HEVC in iOS 11, there will also be room for twice the photos and videos.

    The glass backs of the iPhones enable wireless charging on inductive charging pads, and support the Qi ecosystem of accessories. Apple's own mat is called the "AirPower mat" and it'll launch sometime in 2018 with the ability and room to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously. Before that, users will be able to purchase mats from Mophie and Belkin to use iPhone 8 inductive charging.

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    The iPhone 8 will be available in 64GB ($699) and 256GB ($849), while the iPhone 8 Plus will be available in 64GB ($799) and 256GB ($949). Each device will be available to order starting Friday, September 15 and then launch September 22.

    Upon launch, the iPhones will be available in the following territories: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US, and US Virgin Islands.

    Article Link: Apple Reveals 'iPhone 8' and 'iPhone 8 Plus' With Glass Bodies and A11 Bionic Chip
     
  2. alvesik macrumors member

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  3. Bamff macrumors regular

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    It looks like Apple refined the camera 'bump' to resemble the 6s ring on the 4.7.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    A11 Bionic looks to promise an immense amount of power. The Portrait lighting is a nice add on.
     
  5. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    He's really racing through the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus like he can't wait to get to the premium iPhone or whatever it's going to be called.
     
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  7. Rygy12 macrumors newbie

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    It looks the same as the 7. What a disappointment
     
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    So the phone looks the same as it did 4 years ago...
     
  10. BCWorld macrumors 6502

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    Man that was weak, same iphone as 3 years ago. The a11 is a beast though.
     
  11. Inframan macrumors 6502

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    I've been staring at this design for the last 4 years! Bring on the show stopper already....X
     
  12. dan9700 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a 7s crap update boring keynote so far as usual hype is more than reality
     
  13. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine the surprise if the presentation ends here :eek: it'd be the best troll ever :D

    That space gray sure looks just like the matte black. I guess jet black is out.
     
  14. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    But it's glass..
     
  15. xpxp2002 macrumors member

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    He said Retina HD display. Is that different than the Retina displays in previous models? Only the plus models have a 1920x1080 display. Could iPhone 8 also be getting a 1920x1080 display?
     
  16. Szarky macrumors 6502a

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    Soooo iPhone 7s right? Why break convention and skip the "s" and go to the next number? Year after will be iPhone 9 then?
     
  17. Keniutek macrumors 6502

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    The new iPhone 6sss i great... not!
    They better show us "one more thing" this time around.
     
  18. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    But it still looks the same...
     
  19. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Why is it called the 8 and not the 7s??? It's not a phone redesign.
     
  20. Delgibbons macrumors regular

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    They clearly have more of the 8 ready to sell lol.

    The X is an "and finally"
     
  21. Szarky macrumors 6502a

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    I guess this would be what would technically make it a skip of the regular naming convention(7s)=body has been upgraded/changed.
     
  22. ghostface147 macrumors 68020

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    I guess there aren't really any other directions to go with the iPhone physically. Yeah maybe they can go back to the iPhone 5 design and make it really thin. Or a really thin iPhone 3G frame. Who knows.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    As already stated, they are likely introducing the iPhone 8 first, followed by the iPhone X last.
     
  24. BeamWalker macrumors 6502

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    Oh look it's the 6SSS. It's looking old and outdated now.
     
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    What a tepid verging on boring product - the x (or whatever it's called) better be out of this world
    May finally go for an android
     

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