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Apple unveils iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Written by James Delahunty @ 12 Sep 2017 2:53

Apple unveils iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has unveiled the next generation of iPhone today at the Steve Jobs Theater, including the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The new iPhone revises the design a bit with glass on the front and back, and available in silver, space gray and gold. Both models are water and dust resistant. The iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch display while the iPhone 8 Plus increases to 5.5-inch display, both whiche use True Tone to adapt color and temperature to ambient light.

New stereo speakers also provide deeper base, and 25 percent higher volume over iPhone 7.

Under the hood, Apple has made some significant improvements. The iPhone 8 models feature the A11 Bionic chip, which Apple claims is the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. The A11 Bionic packs a six-core CPU in 64 bit design, providing a 25% improvement over A10. A new Apple-designed GPU boasts a 30% speed improvement over the A10.

For those conscious of recording video and snapping photos, iPhone 8 packs a new 12mp sensor (dual 12mp sensors for Plus model), the A11 includes a new image processor with faster low light autofocus and new hardware noise reduction abilities.

A new camera feature called Portrait Lighting can sense depth and rework lighting automatically. Real-time analysis of lighting on a subject's face provides for vastly improved imaging abilities. You can record in 4K at 60fps and also ion slow-motion in 1080p at 240fps.

The cameras are calibrated for Augmented Reality, all powered by the underlying hardware improvements to CPU, GPU and image sensors.

iPhone 8 supports LTE Advanced networks, Bluetooth 5.0 and wireless charging, as predicted from the iOS 11 leaks. It supports the Qi open wireless standard, providing support for a wide range of third party products for wireless charging.

For pricing and availability, iPhone 8 will cost $699 and iPhone 8 Plus costs $799. Pre-orders are available from Sept 15, while they will be available from Sept 22.

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