Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on Tuesday, making the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last year’s models. Both were introduced during Apple’s “Let’s meet at our place” media event at Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater. It will ship with 64GB and 256GB models, starting at $699 for iPhone 8 and $799 for iPhone 8 Plus.
The new iPhone models stick with the same LCD screen sizes—4.7-inches for the iPhone 8 and 5.5-inches for the iPhone 8 Plus. They’ll also ship with iOS 11 pre-installed.
The device is made of aero-space-grade aluminum from a 7-layer process. Apple didn’t specify that process, but claimed it’s substantially stronger.
iPhone 8 has a 12 megapixel camera with new sensors and “deeper pixels.” It also features a new color filter and includes optical image stabilization.
Apple is using a new A11 processor that is 25% faster than its A10 predecessor in 2-core mode, and 70% faster than then A10 in 4-core mode. It also features an Apple-designed video encoder the company says offers faster video frame rates and real-time image and motion analysis.
Apple also said the device’s cameras are optimized for augmented reality.
More details to follow.