Apple has just introduced the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. The usual S series is no longer available in 2017.
The front and back are made of glass, the colors are silver, space gray and a new gold tone. The glass should not only be particularly hard but also the hardest ever used for a phone. The design is very similar to the last years. Specifically, a neatly thick frame is located above and below the display. Also the display sizes remain the same: 4.7 “and 5.5”.
New is the processor: the A11 Bionic. Six cores work here. Also the GPU is new and of course has even more power.
Photo Gallery: Apple Special Event 2017: Apple iPhone 8 | 21 photos
The iPhone 8 comes with a new 12-megapixel camera. In the plus model, a dual camera is again used: f/1.8 and f/2.8 with optical image stabilization. The sensors take 83 percent more light, images that are recorded in poor light conditions should look much better. Also the portrait mode is to provide even better results. For this, Apple gives the camera a new mode, in the portrait mode the incident light is measured in real-time and on the basis of various results are suggested to make the images look even better.
Image Gallery: Apple iPhone 8 (pressimages) | 16 photos
The camera system of both models is also prepared and tailored to AR. The sensors should follow movements very accurately, so that when using with ARKit does not come to a rucker etc.
Apple uses the glass back of the new iPhone-8 models, after years of waiting to donate the smartphones inductive store. In fact, Apple uses the Qi standard. So the new iPhones can be operated with all common charging cups. Apple does not offer its own charging pad.
The iPhone 8 and Plus comes with either 64GB or 256GB of memory. The starting price is in the US at 699 dollars. The new models will be available from 22 September.
We supply the Euro prices.
The iPhone 8 costs 799 euros (64 GB) and 969 (256 GB). The plus models with the same memory equipment beat with 909 euros and 1.079 euros.