Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8: What you need to know

Features, availability and pricing.

Apple has unveiled the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the much-anticipated iPhone X, labelled as the “biggest leap forward since the original iPhone” by Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Here’s what you need to know about the phone’s specifications, when it will be available and how much it will be selling for.

iPhone X

Key features:

  • The device is the display thanks to an all‑new 5.8‑inch Super Retina screen
  • First OLED screen with accurate, stunning colours, true blacks, high brightness and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Cameras and sensors enable Face ID – a secure way to unlock, authenticate and pay
  • Most durable glass ever for a smartphone with surgical-grade stainless steel
  • Wireless charging with AirPower mat (sold separately)
  • Water and dust resistant with IP67 rating
  • Intuitive gestures – in the absence of a home button, a single swipe takes users to where they want to go
  • Dual 12-megapixel cameras with a larger and faster sensor and optical image stabilisation
  • True-depth front-facing camera includes portrait mode for selfies with studio quality lighting effects
  • A11 Bionic chip – the smartest and most powerful chip in a smartphone, capable of up to 600 billion operations per second
  • Second-generation performance controller and custom-designed battery design that lasts up to two hours longer between chargers than iPhone 7

Availability:

Pre-order: From 27 October, 2017

Purchase: From 3 November, 2017

Pricing:

From $1,579

iPhone 8

Key features:

  • All-new glass design with a colour-matched, aerospace-grade aluminium band – new space grey, silver and gold finishes
  • New 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch Retina HD displays with True Tone (automatically adjusts white balance to match the lighting conditions), wide colour gamut and 3D Touch
  • Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
  • Wireless charging with AirPower mat (sold separately)
  • Water and dust resistant with IP67 rating
  • More advanced 12-megapixel camera with a larger and faster sensor and optical image stabilisation
  • A11 Bionic chip – the smartest and most powerful chip in a smartphone, capable of up to 600 billion operations per second

Availability:

Pre-order: From 15 September, 2017

Purchase: From 22 September, 2017

Pricing:

iPhone 8 (4.7 inch display) from $1,079

iPhone 8 Plus (5.5 inch display) from $1,229

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