Apple has officially unveiled its latest smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The two devices, which feature wireless charging and a stunning new glass design, serve as the successor to last year’s iPhone 7, but now sit alongside the soon-to-be-announced iPhone X, which is Apple’s “premium” smartphone with no home button.
The all-new 4.7-inch iPhone 8 includes 2GB RAM, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus will offer 3GB RAM. Storage now starts at 64GB for the iPhone 8, meaning you’ll be able to hold more of your favourite photographs, apps and downloads without needing to upgrade. The phones feature an A11 Bionic chip, which is the smartest and most powerful chip ever used in a smartphone. With two high-performance cores and 70% faster speeds than the A10 chip, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the most advanced iPhones yet.
The phones also feature the most durable glass ever used in a smartphone and are microscopically-sealed for water and rust resistance.
The iPhone 8 is available for pre-order September 15, and is available in two storage configurations, with the cheapest (64GB) starting at $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the iPhone 8 Plus. The first iPhone 8 orders are expected to ship September 22.