Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus launched: Price, specifications and features

by Adeel Younas
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At its annual press conference, the company unveiled the all-glass iPhone 8 devices, which are faster, sturdier and better at snapping photos.

It comes in two different form factors — the standard 4.7-inch model, and a larger 5.5-inch “Plus” model. “This is a huge step forward for the iPhone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said on the phone.

It comes in three different colors: silver, space gray, and “a beautiful new gold finish.” The phone is slightly distinct from the form factor of the iPhone 7 — it’s glass in both the front and back — but looks similar.

iPhone 8 in Pakistan


iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch display and iPhone 8 Plus features a 5.5-inch display. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with the new A11 Bionic chipset (six cores in total) that is said to be 70 percent faster than last years chip. It is paired with new GPU that is 30 percent faster than what’s in A10.

The left side of the phone houses the ring toggle switch and volume buttons.


The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus got upgraded to 12MP cameras. The lenses now feature f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures. iPhone 8 Plus still has dual camera setup like iPhone, 7 Plus. The dual cameras on iPhone 8 Plus have new “Portrait Lighting” feature to adjust lighting for portrait shots. Apple is claiming that iPhone 8 is the first smartphone designed for augmented reality.



The iPhone 8 will be available in 64GB and 256GB options. iPhone 8 Plus will be available in 64GB and 256GB storage options. The iPhone 8 and iPhone Plus will debut with iOS 11, new mobile OS that was previewed at this year’s WWDC in June.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Release Date

Apple says new phones will be available for buying on Sept 22; pre-order will begin on Sept 15.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Specifications

iPhone 8 Specs:  CPU: Hexa-core | RAM: 2 GB | Storage: 64/256 GB | Display: 4.7 inches 750 x 1334 pixels | Camera: 12 MP Rear/ 7 MP Front | Battery: 1821 mAh

iPhone 8 Plus Specs:  CPU: Apple A11 Bionic | RAM: 3 GB | Storage: 64/256 GB | Display: 5.5 inches | Camera: Dual 12 MP back / 7 MP front | Battery: 2675 mAh

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Price in Pakistan

Apple says iPhone 8 starts at $699, iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799; both come in 64GB and 256GB models. Considering that price in the United States, We can expect the price of iPhone 8 will be Rs. 75,000 and iPhone 8 Plus will cost Rs. 90,000 in Pakistan

iPhone 8 Features

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality: each iPhone has been customized for AR. New sensors to deliver better AR. Some cool AR app demos like the MLB app that lets you see which players are in the field by holding up your phone.

Wireless Charging

The iPhone 8 will have wireless charging, a first for the iPhone. Both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus support wireless charging specifically because the back of the phone is glass, Apple’s Eddy Cue said. Though there are several different “standards” for wireless charging, Apple said it’s using the most common standard: Qi (pronounced “chi”).


TrueDepth camera system at the top of the display, in the screen’s “notch.” Every time you look at the iPhone, it detects your face, even in the dark, using IR. It makes a mathematical model of your face and checks it against the one stored on the phone. All the face data is stored on the device, not a server. Schiller says a photograph can’t spoof it. Apple says there’s a one in a million chance someone can trick the facial recognition.

Face ID works with Apple Pay: double tap the side button and looks at the camera to authenticate. Animoji: animated emojis you can control with your face. There are a dozen different Animojis, including the poop face.


Like the iPhone 7, the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is waterproof. This photo is either an illustration of that, or these iPhones just got out of the shower.


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