iphone 8 and iphone 8 Plus

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What, more iphones?

As if to cush­ion the blow of the iphone X’s high price, Ap­ple has re­leased a more typ­i­cal up­grade to the iphone 7 and iphone 7 Plus. This means it has skipped the ex­pected 7S range – al­though, given that iphone X is pro­nounced “ten” (what hap­pened to 9?), it seems that log­i­cal or­der­ing is out the win­dow.

Why are they in­ter­est­ing?

These are the phones most Ap­ple users are likely to buy and they ben­e­fit from a new design that uses durable, wipe-clean, wa­terand dust-proof glass and alu­minium. They stop short of hav­ing an edge-to-edge dis­play, which means they re­tain the Touch ID Home but­ton.

How do they dif­fer to the iphone X?

Both the 8 and 8 Plus use the X’s pow­er­ful A11 Bionic chip. They also have aug­mented-re­al­ity ca­pa­bil­i­ties, wire­less charg­ing and an im­proved 12-megapixel rear cam­era. You don’t get the X’s OLED screen, en­hanced front-fac­ing cam­era or face recog­ni­tion, though.

When are they out and how much will they cost?

You can buy one in store or on­line to­day. The 4.7in iphone 8 costs from £699, while the 5.5in 8 Plus starts at £799. Both are avail­able in space grey, sil­ver and gold. Of course, as with the iphone X, you’ll be able to get them on a monthly pay­ment plan to help spread the pain.

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