On 12th September 2017, the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus took place along with a host of other devices to mark the 10th anniversary of Apple Smartphones. The following post explores everything about the iPhone 8’s release date, price, and specs as it’s all official. The first iPhone was launched way back in 2007, this move reshaped the entire landscape of mobile phones forever. It has been around a decade and the company has massively revamped the iPhone lineup with the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iphone X.
So are you ready to get your paws on one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated new smartphones? Yes, Apple revealed that iPhone 8 would go-up for pre-order on September 15 and its final release date will be September 22. Now with a new Apple handset, demand is expected to exceed supply, so if you’ve got your heart set on either the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus, we’d recommend registering your interest right away.
How much will the new iPhone cost?
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be soon available in different storage models which mean there are a handful of price points to take in. In India, the product will be launched on September 29, which is the second batch of countries after the initial launch on September 22. And its price in India will start at Rs 64,000 going up to Rs 86,000 for the higher iPhone 8 Plus variant.
Specs and Design – What’s new?
Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus incorporates a raft of new specs with a slightly tweaked look. Both the devices offer the most durable glasses featuring a glass back and front. The glass back paves the way for the pair of support Qi wireless charging and both carry 4.7 and 5.5-inch retina screen respectively, which is a major step forward for the iPhone.
Under the hood, there’s Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor which features a variety of performance benefits, as per the company. Further speaking of the camera specifications, iPhone 8 features a 12-megapixel primary camera, while the iPhone 8 plus features a more impressive dual-lens setup that pairs a 12-megapixel rear ƒ/1.8 lens with a telephoto ƒ/2.8 lens.
Software- Will it run on iOS 11?
Way back at its annual WWDC conference, Apple showcased the latest version of its mobile and tablet operating system: IOS 11, which is even set to launch this September. This means both devices will ship with Apple’s latest software. Quite predictable, isn’t it?
Well, it may quite interest you to know that there are plenty of upgrades coming with the latest IOS 11 such as an update to Messages, a bigger focus on apps and stickers, featuring a redesigned app picker, cloud syncing and the list goes on. Siri with its new voice even turns out to be more lifelike. And it’s a clear bid to tackle growing competition from rivals like Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant. She’ll also be able to translate your voice and speak out the response.
Other changes include updates to the camera and photos, a redesigned control center, and modifications to Maps, Apple Music, and the App Store. The table below features a full rundown of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus’. Take a look!
iPhone 8 Plus
|Screen||4.7-inch Retina Display||5.5-inch Retina Display|
|Display Resolution||1334 x 750||1920 x 1080|
|Primary Camera||12-megapixel rear camera, ƒ/1.8||Dual lens rear camera: 12MP, ƒ/1.8 with telephoto, ƒ/2.8 (OIS)|
|Chipset||A11 Bionic||A11 Bionic|
|Micro SD Slot?||No||No|
|Software||iOS 11||iOS 11|
Should you wait for the iPhone 8?In case, if you are using the iPhone 6S or something older, you can definitely think of waiting. As you see, Apple’s next handset ushers in a significant redesign, and so if you’re coming to the end of a two-year contract, it’s absolutely worth waiting for. But if you have the iPhone 7 then you won’t need to upgrade until and unless you are a diehard fan of Apple.