iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now official: specs, pricing and availability Philippines


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The Cupertino giant Apple officially launched today, September 13, the new generation of iPhone: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Check out on this page for the full specs, photos and availability in the Philippines.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now official:
Meet the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Photo Credit: Apple.com
“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,” Schiller added.

iPhone 8 and Plus back
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus represent a new generation of iPhone in a beautiful all-new glass design. Photo Credit: Apple.com.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus introduce a beautiful glass back design made with the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in three new finishes: space gray, silver and gold.

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The new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays with the addition of True Tone adjust the white balance of the display to match the surrounding light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience.

iPhone 8 front
New Retina HD displays add True Tone and adjust the display to match the surrounding light for a more natural viewing experience. Photo Credit: Apple.com
A11 Bionic, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, features a six-core CPU design with two performance cores that are 25 percent faster and four efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion, offering industry-leading performance and energy efficiency.

The cameras on iPhone 8 Plus are custom tuned for the ultimate AR experience. Each camera is individually calibrated, with new gyroscopes and accelerometers for accurate motion tracking.

iPhone 8 features an improved 12-megapixel camera with a larger and faster sensor, a new color filter and deeper pixels. The new camera also delivers the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone with better video stabilization, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps.

The new devices come with iOS 11, featuring incredible advancements to Portrait mode, while new effects make Live Photos more fun and expressive.

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).

iPhone 8 colors
New space gray, silver and gold finishes on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are made using a seven-layer color process for precise hue and opacity. Photo Credit: Apple.com
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.

NOTE: Official pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be confirmed. Details will be posted here very soon.

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