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Following months of anticipation, rumors and leaks, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus.

The pair of devices – which will come with 5.5 and 4.7-inch retina HD screens – was touted as ‘a huge step forward for iPhone.’

The new devices will be available September 22 and feature front and back glass panels, built-in wireless charging, and the ‘most powerful and smartest chip’ ever in a smartphone.

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Following months of anticipation, rumors and leaks, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. The pair of devices - which will come with 5.5 and 4.7-inch retina HD screens - was touted as 'a huge step forward for iPhone'

Following months of anticipation, rumors and leaks, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. The pair of devices - which will come with 5.5 and 4.7-inch retina HD screens - was touted as 'a huge step forward for iPhone'

Following months of anticipation, rumors and leaks, Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. The pair of devices – which will come with 5.5 and 4.7-inch retina HD screens – was touted as ‘a huge step forward for iPhone’

IPHONE 8 SPECS

– 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, respectively 

– Glass on both sides, including a new retina HD screen 

– Available in silver, space gray, and the new rumored gold color 

– Made from aluminium and steel reinforced glass 

– New A11 Bionic 64-bit chip with two high performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10 chip in the iPhone 7

– Four high-efficiency cores (as opposed to two in the iPhone 7), which  are also 70 percent faster

– The GPU – which is used for machine learning tasks – is also 30 percent faster

‘Apple has always believed technology infused with humanity can change the world – No other device in our lifetime has has the impact the iPhone has,’ CEO Tim Cook said as he geared up to unveil the devices, which will start at $699 for the 64GB iPhone 8 and $799 for the iPhone 8 Plus.

‘It’s truly amazing how much iPhone impacts the world every day.’

‘We want to create something so immersive the hardware disappears.’

‘Over the past decade we’ve pushed ford with innovation after innovation, bringing us to this moment.’

‘We have huge iPhone news for you today.’

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, took the stage to introduce the new features and specs.

 ‘iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a new generation of iPhone that improve on everything we love about iPhone,’ he said. 

The new devices will be available September 22 and feature front and back glass panels, AR sensors, new camera technology,  and the 'most powerful and smartest chip' ever in a smartphone.

The new devices will be available September 22 and feature front and back glass panels, AR sensors, new camera technology,  and the 'most powerful and smartest chip' ever in a smartphone.

The new devices will be available September 22 and feature front and back glass panels, AR sensors, new camera technology,  and the ‘most powerful and smartest chip’ ever in a smartphone.

Both devices come with built-in wireless charging and are also compatible with hundreds of already available chargers

Both devices come with built-in wireless charging and are also compatible with hundreds of already available chargers

Both devices come with built-in wireless charging and are also compatible with hundreds of already available chargers

The devices looks similar to the iPhone 7 but have glass on the front and back.  

They will be available in silver, space gray, and the new rumored gold color.

Made from aluminium and steel reinforced glass, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are also sealed to be resistant to water and dust.

 Made from aluminium and steel reinforced glass, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are also sealed to be resistant to water and dust

 Made from aluminium and steel reinforced glass, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are also sealed to be resistant to water and dust

 Made from aluminium and steel reinforced glass, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are also sealed to be resistant to water and dust

Both devices also boast new stereo speakers that are 25 percent louder than Apple's previous devices

Both devices also boast new stereo speakers that are 25 percent louder than Apple's previous devices

Both devices also boast new stereo speakers that are 25 percent louder than Apple’s previous devices

Both devices also boast new stereo speakers that are 25 percent louder than Apple’s previous devices.

Thee new Apple phones are not just beautiful, but powerful as well.

They feature a new A11 Bionic 64-bit chip with two high performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10 chip in the iPhone 7.

And while the A10 only had two high-efficiency cores, the new chip has four, and they're 70 percent faster

And while the A10 only had two high-efficiency cores, the new chip has four, and they're 70 percent faster

And while the A10 only had two high-efficiency cores, the new chip has four, and they’re 70 percent faster

The GPU - which is used for machine learning tasks - is also 30 percent faster

The GPU - which is used for machine learning tasks - is also 30 percent faster

The GPU – which is used for machine learning tasks – is also 30 percent faster

iPHONE 8 FEATURES 

– Water and dust resistant

– New speakers that are 25 percent louder

– Wireless charging

– Two dual 12MP cameras on iPhone 8 Plus

– New portrait lighting mode that can alter lighting in an image by using AI to change lighting over the face

– New Color filters to make hues pop 

– 4K video at 60 frames per second

– Improved slo-mo feature that reduces 1080 videos to 240 frames per second

– The A11 chip along with new sensors – f1.8 and f2.8 – on the back were designed for augmented reality. 

And while the A10 only had two high-efficiency cores, the new chip has four, and they’re 70 percent faster.

The GPU – which is used for machine learning tasks – is also 30 percent faster.

Both devices come with built-in wireless charging and are also compatible with  hundreds of already available chargers.

Another major improvement is in the camera. 

The iPhone 8 Plus has two dual 12MP cameras and a new portrait lighting mode that can alter lighting in an image by using AI to change lighting over the face.

These aren’t filters, but rather the phone is performing real-time analysis of light on the subject’s face.

There are, however, new color filters that will make hues pop.



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