Apple iPhones X and Apple iPhone 8 Launches with New Technology.
THE NEW IPHONE X packs more new stuff into any device since the original iPhone. It’s the most complete redesign of the product ever and even offers a glimpse at what the iPhone might become when the world no longer wants smartphones. Of course, you probably won’t buy one. Even if you can afford the super high price, getting your hands on an iPhone X in the next few months will be like hunting for the holy grail. Except in this case, the fancy one is the right answer.
Everything you need to know about the iPhone 8
Apple’s new iPhone 8 is official, but it’s not the most high-end phone from Apple as there’s also the new iPhone X.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 including the latest details on its design, spec, features, price and the release date for the new phone too.
We originally thought this phone would be called the iPhone 7S, but instead Apple dropped the S naming convention from this version of the phone and called it the iPhone 8.
Apple has unveiled the £1,000 iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software and features wireless charging.
Cut to the chase
What is the iPhone 8? The next iterative iPhone from Apple
When is the iPhone 8? Pre-orders September 15, on sale September 22
What will iPhone 8 cost? From $699, £699, AU$1,079
iPhone 8 release date
iPhone 8 pre-orders: September 15
Tim Cook also launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, two new phones that have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. Like the iPhone X, the devices also have an all-glass design and can be charged wirelessly.
In addition to the phones, Apple announced a third generation of its Watch and a 4K Apple TV.
It’s a bold statement, but one Apple had to make. Samsung’s Galaxy S8, released earlier this year, attempted to position the company as the industry’s new flag bearer when it comes to design, and though Apple will insist it doesn’t matter what rivals say, it wasn’t going to take that lying down. So the iPhone X (the X is a “ten”, not an “x”) comes with fighting talk.
The iPhone X celebrates the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphone, featuring a radical redesign and new technology.
The phone has a 5.8-inch OLED screen, which fills the entire front of the device. Apple has removed the iconic home button to make way for the display, replacing it with facial recognition software called Face ID.
Face ID is used to unlock the phone, authenticate Apple Pay and cutomise the new animoji.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Apple also announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, an upgrade to its current offering. The new devices have an all-glass design and can charge wirelessly.
The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices start at £699 and £799 for the 64GB versions. They come with iOS 11 software, which will be available to download from September 19, and an upgraded camera and processor.
iPhone 8 price
iPhone 8 64GB: $699, £699, AU$1,079
iPhone 8 256GB: $849, £849, AU$1,329
iPhone 8 camera
12MP rear facing camera
4K video at 60fps, 1080p slo-mo video at 240fps
The iPhone 8 has a 12MP rear camera, with a larger sensor and faster response time, sucking in 83% more light versus the snapper found on the iPhone 7.
It also boasts a wider dynamic range and better noise reduction, which means you should get clearer, brighter and more colorful shots and videos.
Apple has also upgraded the video recording capabilities on the iPhone 8, with the ability to capture 4K footage at 60fps (frames per second) and slow motion footage at 240fps – which is double the framerate on the iPhone 7.
Meanwhile, around the front of the iPhone 8 the 7MP front facing camera is the same offering you’ll find on the iPhone 7 – which is good enough for selfies and FaceTime.
Apple Watch 3
The third generation of Apple’s smartwatch is the first that works independently from the iPhone. A cellular version of the device is available form £399 and can make phone calls and browse the web.
Apple also unveiled a 4K version of its set-top Apple TV box at the event
At around $830 billion, Apple Inc’s stock market value on the day of its newest iPhone launch towers over its next-largest rival and has Wall Street asking: Will it be the first listed company to crack the Big T?