At its event in the new Steve Jobs theatre in Apple Park, Apple launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as successors to the current iPhone 7 series, and also a brand new iPhone X. All three phones sport Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor, and will be available in 64GB and 256GB storage variants. The big change in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is the new glass back, wireless charging support, True Tone display, 4K video recording at 60fps, and a Portrait Lighting feature for the iPhone 8 Plus.
The iPhone X gets an all new design with a bezel-less 5.8-inch OLED display, dual stabilised rear camera sensors and Face ID facial recognition system for security. The front TrueDepth camera system includes a dot projector, which projects more than 30,000 infrared dots to map the contours of your face, which should make it hard to spoof. This also lets users create fun animated emojis, called Animojis, for sharing through the messaging app.ALSO SEEiOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 Release Dates Announced
The iPhone 8 starts at Rs. 64,000 while the 8 Plus starts at Rs. 73,000 and will be available in India from September 29. The iPhone X starts at Rs. 89,000 and will be available come November 3 in India. Confused about which iPhone is right for you? Perhaps our podcast could help clear that up.
Official prices slashed of existing iPhones, but iPad Pro prices increase
With new iPhones incoming, Apple’s existing line-up gets a price adjustment. The iPhone 7 gets a Rs. 7,200 price drop with the entry level model now starting at Rs. 49,000, and the iPhone 7 Plus gets a Rs. 8,300 price cut, starting at a new price of Rs. 59,000. The iPhone 6s also gets a price cut, and now starts at Rs. 40,000, while the 6s Plus gets a revised price of Rs. 49000. The iPhone SE also gets a price drop of $50 (roughly Rs. 3,200) in the US, but Apple hasn’t dropped its price in India.