Apple launches iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple announced the release of the highly anticipated iPhone 8 Plus. As expected, it features top of the line hardware in a sleek body. The phone comes in three colour variants and is available in Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold colours. The device is IP68 certified, making it resistant to moisture, dust and a variety of other potentially hazardous substances. It is water resistant till a depth of up to 1.5 meters and can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the next generations of iPhones, which are slight upgrades of the iPhone 7, 7 Plus launched last year. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has a lot of improvements including Wireless Charging, great Camera(s) and highly improved A11 Bionic Processor. There’s also a new Apple-designed GPU that’s 30 percent faster, with the same performance as the A10 at half the power.

The display on the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus is improved too, with the same technology it offers on the 10.5 inches iPad Pro, automatically adjusting the screen based on the ambient light to offer more accurate colors.

Apple is touting the iPhone 8 as the first smartphone designed for augmented reality, with cameras calibrated for AR, along with a new gyroscope and accelerometer for better motion tracking.

The iPhone 8 will come in three colors: space grey, silver, and gold. The smaller 8 model will start at $699 for a 64GB model, while the 8 Plus will start at $799 for 64GB of storage. Both models will also have larger 256GB models, for $849 and $949, respectively. The two phones will be available for preorder starting Friday, September 15th, with a release date a week later on September 22nd.