While most of the buzz from Apple’s September 12 event centres on the new iPhone X, Apple also launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which should be the more popular consumer choice when you consider the price and screen-size (5.8-inches) of the iPhone X.
Apart from screen size and Face ID, both iPhone 8 models share many of the same features of their bigger sibling – specifically the new six-core A11 Bionic processor, enhanced 12-megapixel cameras with image stabalisation (the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 has a single camera while the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus has a dual camera system capable of Portrait Lighting Mode), Qi-standard wireless charging and augmented reality optimisation.
Where the iPhone 8 models are unique is in their new refined water-resistant design which uses glass and aluminium, plus the use of updated Retina HD displays which have the same True Tone automatic white balance that’s found on the iPad Pro series. Apple have also refined their stereo speakers to be 20 percent louder than those found on the iPhone 7, with deeper bass.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in space grey, silver and an all-new gold finish in increased 64GB and 256GB capacity models starting at S$1,148 from Apple.com/sg and Apple Stores and is also available through Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).
Customers will be able to order iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus beginning Friday, September 15, with availability beginning Friday, September 22, in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.
The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in Andorra, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and Slovenia beginning Friday, September 29.
For more details, visit apple.com/iphone-8