Apple Event: iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

By Robert Marrujo:: The iPhone X is a great piece of tech, but it's a decidedly premium offering from Apple that, at least right now, isn't meant to supplant the mainline series of iPhones. Thus it only makes sense that the Cupertino-based company would also unveil the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at today's event.

iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

The 8 and 8 Plus both mark a significant upgrade over previous iPhone models. The devices offer 4.7 and 5.5-inch screens respectively, with new versions of Apple's Retina Display technology. The phones also feature something called True Tone, which is an adaptive display feature that compensates for ambient light by adjusting the temperature and color on-screen.

There are even more substantial changes under the hood, however. The phones are powered by Apple's new A11 bionic chip, which boasts a 64-bit design and a six-core CPU. The Apple devices also have built-in stereo speakers that will project sound 25-percent louder than any of the company's previous phones. The new iPhones will also offer wireless charging and are compatible with any Qi wireless charging devices.

The phones come in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold, and will drop on September 22, with preorders opening on September 15. iOS 11 will be available for all Apple users on September 19. iPhone 8 starts at $699 for the 64GB version, while the 64BG 8 Plus will start at $799.

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