Apple Launches iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Starting at $699

Following the launch of Apple Watch Series 3, Apple has announced the much-awaited launch of its new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as well. The device features a design similar to that of the iPhone 7 but with a glass back.

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

The year 2017 has been marked with the launch of Apple’s two new smartphones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 offers a 4.7-inch LCD display while the iPhone 8 Plus offers a 5.5-inch one. The LCD offers true tone colors, along with cinema wide color gamut. As expected, Apple’s 3D touch will be a part of both the devices.

Apple iPhone had officially embraced wireless charging, which is now a standard feature on both the devices.

The devices now offer stereo speakers for better and more immersive sound while the headphone jack is still missing. And for the first time ever, Apple iPhone has officially embraced wireless charging, which is now a standard feature for both the devices.

Apple iPhone 8

Apple A11 Bionic Chip

The A11 Bionic is a six-core processor that combines 4 high-efficiency cores, along with 2 high-performance cores. But that’s not all. This chip also features the first-ever GPU designed completely by Apple, featuring dedicated support for AI and Machine learning.

The GPU is 31% faster compared to the GPU on the A10 chip. It also consumes half the power in comparison with the predecessor.

Apple iPhone 8

Water and Dust Resistance

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are Apple’s first smartphones to incorporate laser welding to achieve the most efficient water and dust resistance.

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New Cameras

Combined with the new Apple designed ISP, the cameras offer better image quality and digitally reduced noise levels.

Going against what the leaks suggested, Apple has stayed with a single camera on the Apple iPhone 8 and has offered dual rear cameras with the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 gets a 12-megapixel camera while the iPhone 8 Plus packs dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with a F/1.8 wide lens and a F/2.8 telephoto lens. Combined with the new Apple designed ISP, the cameras offer a better image quality and digitally reduced noise levels.

The Apple iPhone 8 starts at a price of $699 while the iPhone 8 Plus comes with a starting price of $799. Both devices will start shipping on September 22 with pre-bookings starting on the 19th.

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