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Apple unveils its new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices


* Apple launches its new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices at its $5 billion “spaceship” HQ.

* The 4.7-inch iPhone 8, and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus smartphones cost $699 and $799 respectively for the 64GB versions.

* Both devices come with the new iOS 11 software.

* The pair will go on sale from September 22.


Apple has today unveiled its much-anticipated iPhone 8 and a special 10th anniversary edition iPhone X.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus represent a like-for-like upgrade to Apple’s current offerings – The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The pair which will come with 4.7 inch and 5.5 inches retina HD displays respectively will also feature front and back glass panels, built-in wireless charging, and in Apple’s words: “the most powerful and smartest chip ever” in a smartphone.

 iPhone 8iPhone 8 Plus
Display4.7-inch screen retina HD screen, 326 ppi pixel density, 3D Touch display & home button, True-tone display5.5-inch screen retina HD screen, 1080 x 1920 pixels, ~401 ppi pixel density, 3D Touch display & home button, True-tone display
Processor and OSA11 Bionic 64-bit chip with two high performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10 chip in the iPhone 7A11 Bionic 64-bit chip with two high performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10 chip in the iPhone 7
Storage and RAM64/256 GB, 2 GB RAM,
No memory card slot.
64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM,
No memory card slot.
CameraRear camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash

Front camera:
7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
Rear facing camera: Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash

Front camera: 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
ColoursAvailable in silver, space gray, and the new rumoured gold colourAvailable in silver, space gray, and the new rumoured gold colour

Both devices will be available for sale from September 22 at a starting price of $699 (N256,000) for the 64GB iPhone 8 and $799 (N293,000) for the iPhone 8 Plus with the same storage size. They will also come with the iOS 11 software which will be available for download from September 19.

The new Apple-designed A11 Bionic is the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.

 

DESIGN

The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus features a new glass and aluminium design, made out of the “most durable glass” ever in a smartphone. Apple said the glass finish is made out of a seven-layer colour process for precise hue and opacity. Both devices are built to be water and dust resistant.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus represent a new generation of iPhone in a beautiful all-new glass design.

 

New space gray, silver and gold finishes on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are made using a seven-layer color process for precise hue and opacity.

DISPLAY

The phones come with retina HD displays with an added True Tone feature that adjusts the white balance of the display to match the surrounding lighting for a more “natural, paper-like” viewing experience. The company also boasts of offering a display with the best colour accuracy in the industry through its new iPhones.

 

CAMERA

The camera on iPhone 8 Plus are custom-tuned for an enhanced Augmented Reality experience. The iPhone 8 comes with a much –approved 12MP camera – with a larger and faster sensor than its predecessors.

The world’s most popular camera is even better on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with a more advanced 12MP camera.

The new camera delivers better video stabilisation, 4K video up to 60 frame per seconds (fps) and 1080p slow-motion video up to 240fps. On the iPhone 8 Plus, you will get a dual 12MP camera. There is also a special Portrait mode with Portrait lighting on the iPhone 8 Plus which brings with it a “dramatic studio lighting” effect.

The new camera features a larger and faster sensor, new color filter, deeper pixels and OIS for capturing vibrant photos and videos with more detail.

 

SPEAKERS

In addition, both phones come with redesigned stereo speakers which are 25 percent louder and deliver deeper bass for richer sounding music videos and speakerphone calls.

The new Apple-designed AirPower mat, coming in 2018, can charge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously.

Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing said at the launch event: “the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are new generation of iPhones that improve on everything we love about the iPhone.”

 

[Featured photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam]

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