Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Preorders Start Today

September 15, 2017 by
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus 

If you missed Apple's keynote speech on September 12th, you can find it here. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were both unveiled during the speech, and pre-orders have opened for business today. The official launch date will be on September 22nd - coming up fast!
 
This year's line of iPhones comes in Space Grey, Silver, or Gold finishes and have internal storage capacities of either 64 GB or 256 GB. The battery life of the newest iPhones is about the same as the previous models - the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. And like the iPhone 7 line, they are IP67 water and dust resistant and have a 4.7-inch (iPhone 8) or 5.5-inch (iPhone 8 Plus) Retina HD display.
 
Though there are many similarities, there are also some major enhancements this year. The newest iPhones have a glass front and back to support wireless charging. The cameras have gotten some major upgrades, especially the 8 Plus' new Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting.
 
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a new A11 Bionic CPU with four efficiency cores that are up to 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion in prior models. A11 also has two performance cores that are up to 25 percent faster. The new A11 Bionic can power Augmented Reality apps and games - all on the new Apple iOS 11 - making the iPhone 8 more capable than ever, so you can be too.

Key Features:

  • All-Glass Design - The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back. A colour‑matched, aerospace‑grade aluminum band. 

  • IP67 Rated - Precision‑engineered to resist water and dust.

  • Wireless Charging - Wireless charging for a wireless world. With no charging cable required, iPhone 8 is truly designed for the future of wireless. Charge with wireless charging stations and mats in hotels, cafés and airports around the world.

  • Faster CPU - Introducing A11 Bionic. With four efficiency cores that are up to 70 percent faster than A10 Fusion. And two performance cores that are up to 25 percent faster.

  • All New Sensor - iPhone 8 features a more advanced 12MP camera. With a larger, faster sensor. A new colour filter. Deeper pixels. And optical image stabilization for photos and videos. Portrait mode on iPhone 8 Plus gets even better. For sharper foregrounds and more naturally blurred backgrounds. There are also Beta Dual cameras and new facial landmarking creates dramatic studio lighting effects in Portrait mode. The wide‑angle and telephoto lenses enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.
Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in Gold finish

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Availability & Pricing:

Apple Store | Available for Preorder now!
Price varies depending on options selected.
  • 64GB iPhone 8:  Starting at $929.00
  • 256GB iPhone 8:  Starting at $1139.00

  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus:  Starting at $1059.00
  • 256GB iPhone 8 Plus:  Starting at $1269.00
 
Bell | Available for Preorder now!
Price varies depending on options selected.
  • 64GB iPhone 8:  Full price $949.99
  • 64GB iPhone 8:  Starting at $229.99 on a 2-year term
  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus:  Full price $1089.99
  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus:  Starting at $359.99 on a 2-year term 
 
Rogers | Available for Preorder now!
Price varies depending on options selected.
  • 64GB iPhone 8:  Full price $929.00
  • 64GB iPhone 8:  Starting at $229.00 on a 2-year term
  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus:  Full price $1059.00
  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus:  Starting at $359.00 on a 2-year term 
 
TELUS | Available for Preorder now!
Price varies depending on options selected.
  • 64GB iPhone 8:  Starting at $230.00 on a 2-year term
  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus:  Starting at $360.00 on a 2-year term 
Also available at most other major Canadian carriers such as Fido, Koodo, Videotron or Virgin Mobile Canada.

iPhone 8 Plus hands-on review by C-net

Apple iPhone 8 Hands-on Review by techradar

iPhone 8 hands-on review by techradar

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Hands-on Review by ars Technica

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus hands-on review by ars technica

 
About Apple:  "Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The company's hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker. Apple's consumer software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud." - Wikipedia
 
Images Credit:  Apple

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