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Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus officially announced!




Apple has taken the wraps off the next-generation smartphones in the company’s new Steve Jobs theater in Apple Park, California, starting off with the new-generation iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

These new iPhones in Silver, Space Gray and Gold colors have an all-new engineering design that enforces glass at the back. 3D Touch is now enabled all throughout the display, which can further extend the functions on the device while still keeping its water resistance.

Apple’s new-generation iPhones are powered by an A11 bionic chip: a six-core CPU, including two high-performance cores, which are 25 percent faster than the A10. The four high-efficiency cores are 70 percent faster than the A10. For the first time, Apple is also including a three-core GPU which is optimized for Apple’s Metal 2 graphics framework, and an ISP for lighting.

The new iPhone cameras on the 8 Plus feature two 12-megapixel cameras with all-new sensors and have a low sensitivity of f/1.8 and f/2.4, while a single 12-megapixel shooter still rests upon the iPhone 8’s back. Apple touts that these cameras put in more light, and deeper pixels, all while being more power-efficient and AR-friendly. Video capture is also updated — the company touts that the new iPhone can now record Full HD clips at up to 240 frames per second.

These new devices will be the first of Apple’s smartphones to support Qi wireless charging, which enables the phone to be supported by a lot of third-party manufacturers who already have wireless charging docks available.

Apple iPhone 8 specs:
4.7-inch Retina display @ 1334 x 750 px, 326ppi
TrueTone, 3D Touch
Apple A11 Bionic chip
RAM not disclosed
64GB, 256GB internal storage
12MP f/1.8 rear camera with Quad Tone Flash
7MP FaceTime Camera
4G LTE
Single SIM (Nano)
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
Qi Wireless Charging
Touch ID
Apple Pay
IP67 Dust and Water Resistance
Apple iOS 11
No Battery Information (same as iPhone 7)
138.4 mm x 67.3 mm x 7.3mm
148 grams

Apple iPhone 8 Plus specs:
5.5-inch Retina display @ 1920 x 1080 px, 401ppi
TrueTone, 3D Touch
Apple A11 Bionic chip
RAM not disclosed
64GB, 256GB internal storage
12MP f/1.8 wide-angle + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto rear cameras with Quad Tone Flash
7MP FaceTime Camera
4G LTE
Single SIM (Nano)
WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
Qi Wireless Charging
Touch ID
Apple Pay
IP67 Dust and Water Resistance
Apple iOS 11
No Battery Information (same as iPhone 7)
158.4 mm x 78.1 mm x 7.5mm
202 grams

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available in two configurations — one with 64GB internal storage and another at 256GB — and will be available starting at USD699 (around Php35,700) and USD799 (roughly Php40,100), respectively.

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Apple iOS11 gets availability

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