Apple has yet again hit the headlines with the recent launch of its two new smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. These are the upgrades to the Apple’s current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus range, updating some of the premium features, already present in Apple’s certain products.

While introducing the iPhone 8, Apple executive Phil Schiller regarded that the device “improves on everything we love about the iPhone”.

So, here are all the intricate details, including, specialties and features, that are needed to get well acquainted with this new iPhone.

External design and Appearance:

Both the iPhone and iPhone 8 Plus are identical in appearances to the present iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Sporting a glass front and back with an aerospace grade aluminum chassis, the smaller version has a 4.7-inch screen, while the larger phone boasts a 5.5-inch screen and a dual camera lens on the back.

With this Apple also claims the new phones are upgraded with the most powerful All Bionic A11 processor, which is the “the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone”, sporting 64-bit design and six cores.

Also, both the models will have an upgrade to Retina Display. Also, with the Retina HD display coming to terms with Apple’s TrueTone display tech allows the screen to adjust better with the ambient light it is being used in.

Dual Camera:

The iPhone 8 has a superior quality 12MP rear camera with a new image signal processor and a few tweaks to boost the phone’s photography chops. The iPhone 8 Plus also continues with the dual camera setup but also has a host of tweaks to delve better into smartphone photography with the ability to capture ‘bokeh’ effects, as well as shoot improved 4K resolution video, claiming that the camera delivers, “the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone” with better video stabilization and 4K video up to 60fps”.

iOS 11:

The new iPhones will come with Apple’s new operating system iOS 11. This enlists several new AR features like a redesigned control center, better multitasking, improvements to the camera, peer-to-peer Apple Pay and, owing to Apple’s ARKit developer software.

Wireless Charging:

Wireless Charging depicts that the phone can be charged simply placing it on a power pad. This is also the first time technology has come to terms with the iPhone range. So, here Schiller regarded that, “This is a simple thing. We do it every day. We use them every day and charge every night. Words can’t describe how much nicer it is to never plug in a cable again.”

Home Button:

In the case of iPhone 8, there won’t be any demise of the home button or the Touch ID. However, it will be minus the facial recognition feature.


The iPhone 8 will cost £699 for the 64GB version, while the iPhone 8 Plus will start from £799 for 64GB. Also, 256GB versions will be available.

Due for release on September 22nd, with the pre-booking commencing from 15TH September, other features also include wireless charging with support for the Qi standard and the stereo speakers to boost the handsets audio capabilities.