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Apple Unveils the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

The next-gen iPhone is here
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At its press event today in Cupertino, Apple revealed the next generation of the iPhone, the iPhone 8 and larger iPhone 8 Plus. Each sports an all-glass body with an aluminum band. The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch display, the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch display, and both feature Apple's True Tone technology for a wider color gamut and better viewing experience regardless of the environment. Under the hood, both are equipped with a six-core processor that can handle complex tasks and 3D games more quickly and efficiently than their predecessors. 

The iPhone 8 has a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a new sensor for more vivid colors. The iPhone 8 Plus has a dual camera setup with 12 megapixel sensors, one a wide-angle lens that has a f/1.8 aperture (with optical image stabilization), while the telephoto has an f/2.8 aperture. A new portait mode detects depth so that it can intelligently change lighting on the subject's face independent of the background, and users can also shoot 4K videos at 60 frames per second.

Both phones now support wireless charging, and should work with many third-party wireless chargers as Apple is using a common standard.

The iPhone 8 stars at $699 for 64GB, the iPhone 8 Plus will start at $799 and more. Pre-orders start on September 15th, and the phones will be released September 22nd.