Alongside the iPhone X, Apple also introduced the refined successor to iPhone 7 series phones in Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both the new generation iPhones have enough improvements to align users interests.
While the star of the show was iPhone X, Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus had their share on the center stage at Steve Jobs theater. The all new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus bring a new design with glass on the front and back. Underneath the hood, the device is powered by Apple A11 Bionic six-core chipset. Both the smartphone feature the same 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch display respectively, but are new units of the same resolution. There is 3D Touch, Cinema Wide Color Gamut, and True Tone. The two phones are still water resistant as well.
As far as the color options are concerned, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will come in Silver, Space Gray, and a new Gold - no Jet Black.
Coming to the cameras, the rear shooter remains at same 12 MP resolution but Apple claims a new sensor sits behind the glass with an improved ISP. The A11 Bionic chip works with that to enable faster low light focusing, improved sharpness and dynamic range, and lower noise. More importantly, it enables 4K@60fps and 1080p@240fps video recording. The main camera on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is a 12MP snapper with f/1.8 aperture, the iPhone 8 Plus also has a secondary telephoto camera of 12MP resolution and f/2.8 aperture
The tele photo on the iPhone 8 Plus has a neat new feature - Portrait Lighting. The dual camera on the iPhone 8 Plus scans the scene, identifies the face of your subject and (in real time, mind you) adjusts the tone curve of the face to make it better lit. And you can adjust the effect after you've taken a shot - neat!. Flipping over to another side, you get 7 MP shooter.
The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on pre-order on September 15 and on sale on September 22. The phones come in two memory configurations - a doubled base model with 64GB and a higher-tier 256GB model. The 64GB iPhone 8 starts at $699, the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus at $799.