And iOS 11 arrives on September 19th.

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iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus: A New Generation Of iPhone​ by Apple Press Release
Review by Charles Mohapel
Apple News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM170912IPHONE8
Date: 12 September 2017

Links: Apple Press Release / Apple Store -- IPhone 8 / Compare Models /

September 12, 2017 saw Apple introduce the new 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, both featuring a new glass and aluminum design, Retina HD displays, the A11 Bionic chip, and wireless charging.  And iOS 11 arrives on September 19th.

An iPhone formed from glass.

Featuring New Glass and Aluminum Design, Retina HD Displays, A11 Bionic Chip, New Single and Dual Cameras with Support for Portrait Lighting, Wireless Charging,  and Optimized for Augmented Reality

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus represent a new generation of iPhone in a beautiful all-new glass design.

Cupertino, California -- Apple today announced a new generation of iPhone: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.  The new iPhone features a new glass and aluminum design in three beautiful colors made out of the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, Retina HD displays, and A11 Bionic chip, and is designed for the ultimate augmented reality experience.  The world's most popular camera gets even better with single and dual cameras featuring Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus, and wireless charging brings a powerful new capability to iPhone.  Both devices will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 15 in more than 25 countries and territories, and in stores beginning Friday, September 22.

"iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a new generation of iPhone that improve on everything we love about iPhone", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.  "iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have new glass and aluminum designs, new Retina HD displays, and A11 Bionic -- the smartest chip ever in a smartphone.  Packed with more advanced cameras with Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting, and the highest quality video capture in a smartphone, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus enable the freedom of wireless charging, all with AR optimization like no phone ever before."

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come with iOS 11, featuring incredible advancements to Portrait mode, while new effects make Live Photos more fun and expressive.
 
iOS 11 also brings augmented reality to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. Siri debuts new male and female voices and can translate US English phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
 
Pricing and Availability
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in space gray, silver, and an all-new gold finish in increased 64GB and 256GB capacity models starting at $699 (US) from apple.com and Apple Stores and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).
  • Through Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, customers in the US can get iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with the protection of AppleCare+, choose their carrier (no multiyear service contract required), and have the opportunity to upgrade to a new iPhone every year.  The iPhone Upgrade Program is available for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at apple.com and Apple Stores in the US with monthly payments starting at $34.50 for iPhone 8 and $39.50 for iPhone 8 Plus.
  • Customers will be able to order iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus beginning Friday, September 15, with availability beginning Friday, September 22, in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US, and US Virgin Islands.
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in Andorra, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, and Slovenia beginning Friday, September 29.
  • Apple-designed accessories including leather and silicone cases in a range of colors will be available starting at $35 (US).  Lightning Docks in color-matching metallic finishes will also be available for $49 (US).
  • Every customer who buys iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus from Apple will be offered free Personal Setup in-store or online to help them customize their iPhone by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more.
  • Anyone who wants to start with the basics or go further with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iOS 11 can sign up for free Today at Apple sessions at apple.com/today.

 

 

 

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