Today’s Apple Event was expected to reveal more than just a new Apple TV and iOS; we also expected the introduction of the new iPhone 8, 8s and X and they’re all being delivered live via live stream. While we wait for the official announcement of the iPhone X, here’s what we know about the iPhone 8/8s.
First off, it will no longer feature the home button and bezel – this is a huge change in the architecture of the iPhone, though such a change has already been featured in various Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S8. The phone will come in silver, space grey and a new gold finish that looks like a mix between gold and rose gold. These phones are sealed to be water and dust resistant. There’s also a new retina HD display that will make the new features in Portrait mode even more stunning.
And speaking of the camera, sensor and processor are band new, according to TechCrunch. “It works better in low light condition, it has some noise reduction technology. The two sensors on the back of the iPhone 8 Plus are f1.8 and f2.8 apertures — it is brighter than the iPhone 7 Plus. There are new color filters too, which should make colors pop more according to SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller,” writes Romain Dillet.
Apple is also 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.
According to the Verge, “Apple has upgraded the processor from the A10 Fusion found in the 7 to the A11 Bionic,” writes Chaim Gartenberg. “It’s a six-core chip with two performance cores that are 25 percent faster than the A10, and four performance cores that the company says are 70 percent faster that the old model. 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 iPhone 8 will start at $699, while the 8 Plus will start at $799, for the base models. Pre-orders will be open on September 15th, while the phones will become officially available the following week, September 22nd.
Now, here’s everything to know about the iPhone X.