While the iPhone X clearly aimed for a deviation from the old Apple formula, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus earnestly continue tradition. In fact, appearance-wise, the 8 and 8 Plus look almost identical to every iPhone since the iPhone 6.
In terms of changes, the first thing buyers would be able to notice is an increase in heft and weight. Experts attribute this to the change in materials for the back. Specifically, Apple abandoned aluminum backs in favor of thicker, heavier glass builds. Weight aside, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus retain the normal top and bottom bezels, which means the home button and Touch ID remain unchanged. Additionally, this also means that the 8 and 8 Plus diverge immensely from the X, which opts for Face ID facial recognition.
Fortunately, the two phones will tout an IP67 rating, which protects the phones in up to 1.5 meteres of water for up to 30 minutes. In terms of performance, Apple did not specify clock speeds, but did claim better performance. This will happen via their 64-bit, six core processors (two performance cores, and four high-efficiency cored). In practice, this means the phone will run 25 percent faster than the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus lineup. Additionally, we’ll also get to see a new 12MP camera, with a lens that promises ‘83% more light’. Not only that, but it will also deliver better color saturation, faster focusing and multi-band noise reduction.
With prices ranging from USD 699 to USD 949, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus preorders will begin on September 15, with an official release date slated for September 22. For more info, be sure to visit https://www.apple.com/iphone-8/.
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Specs
|Model||iPhone 8||iPhone 8 Plus|
|OS||iOS 11||iOS 11|
|Processor||A11 Bionic chipset||A11 Bionic chipset|
|DIsplay||5.5-inch LCD display||4.7-inch LCD display|
|Storage||64, 256GB||64, 256GB|
|Camera||12-megapixel camera, 7MP front||Dual 12-megapixel rear, 7MP front|
|Weight||148 grams||202 grams|
|Color||Gold, silver, and space gray||Gold, silver, and space gray|