Apple has unveiled the iPhone 8, designed to be compatible with augmented reality technology and can be charged wirelessly.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the next products in the company’s hugely popular smartphone line will be the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, along with the iPhone X – to be released in celebration of smartphone’s 10th anniversary.
The Iphone 8 features a 4.7-inch Retina display, but there’s also a larger model, the iPhone 8 Plus, which has a 5.5–inch Retina display.
Size isn’t the only thing that separates them, however.
Similar to the last generation of iPhones, the regular iPhone 8 features a single camera sensor – a 12-megapixel lens – while the larger model has a dual camera setup – combining a pair of 12-megapixel sensors.
There’s a new feature called Portrait Lighting, which lets you change the lighting to make portraits look even better – using special sensors and software – in a way that can be done while taking pictures or after the fact.
The camera has also been specially built for motion tracking and the augmented reality experience.
Both handsets, which are available in silver, space grey and pink-gold colour schemes, have glass on the front and back, and are water- and dust-resistant too.
They also support wireless charging with Qi, so you never have to plug your phone in again.
iPhone 8 Full Specifications
*. Retina HD display
*. 4.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen LCD Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
*. 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
*. 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant
*. Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529
*. A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
*. Neural Engine
*. Embedded M11 motion co processor
*. 12MP camera
*. ƒ/1.8 aperture
*. Digital zoom up to 5x
*. Optical image stabilization
*. Six‑element lens
*. Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
*. Panorama (up to 63MP)
*. 7MP camera
*. 1080p HD video recording
*. Retina Flash
*. ƒ/2.2 aperture
*. Backside illumination sensor
*. Body and face detection
*. Auto image stabilization
*. Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button
– 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
– Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
– NFC with reader mode
– GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
– FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
– TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
*. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
*. Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers10)
*. Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
*. Fast-charge capable
*. Talk time (wireless): Up to 14 hours
*. Internet use: Up to 12 hours
*. Video playback (wireless): Up to 13 hours
*. Audio playback (wireless): Up to 40 hours
*. Fast-charge capable: Up to 50% charge 30 minutes
IPhone 8 price in Nigeria
IPhone 8 comes with a whopping $930 price tag which is equivalent to N400,000 naira in Nigeria.