Apple launches new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8+

Apple has launched the iPhone 8, skipping the “S” step in its product release cycle for the first time since the iPhone 3Gs.

The next iPhone “due” was the 7s and 7s Plus.

The iPhone 8 will come in a standard and Plus model, and will be available in silver, space grey, and gold.

The iPhone 8 will have a 4.7″ display, while the iPhone 8 Plus sporting a 5.5″ screen.

Both devices are microscopically sealed for water and dust resistance, and have glass on the front and back, said Apple.

The iPhone 8 will run on a six-core processor that Apple has called the A11 Bionic – which offers 70%-faster performance on multithreaded workloads.

Apple said the iPhone 8 will feature a new 12MP camera sensor that provides 83% more light, and is more power efficient.

The iPhone 8 Plus features twin 12MP cameras with an f/1.8 lens on the standard camera, and an f/2.8 aperture on its telephoto lens.

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