iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus: Apple’s newest smartphones, detailed
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iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus: Apple’s newest smartphones, detailed


Alongside Aussie availability and pricing.

Apple detailed a range of new products overnight, and we’ve all the details for you in one convenient place.

Let’s dive straight into it, shall we?

iPhone X

The newest addition to the iPhone lineup, the iPhone X follows the trend set by Samsung and offers an edge-to-edge 5.8″ Super Retina display. The OLED screen will offer 458 ppm (2426 x 1125) resolution and supports HDR.

The phone has a TrueDepth Camera system, which sports an infrared camera, flood illuminator and proximity sensor. The camera also allows for Face ID unlocking, with facial recognition software achievable through the phone’s new A11 Bionic chipset. The phone sports 12MP dual camera, a quad-LED True Tone flash, image stabilisation and 4K video.

Keeping with Apple’s trend of removing physical features from its flagship phones, the iPhone X doesn’t have a Home button; rather, users will swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access similar functionality.

Apple says the phone has a battery life that’s two hours longer than the iPhone 7, and the unit will also support wireless charging via the Qi open wireless standard.

The iPhone X comes in 64GB ($1579 AUD) and 256GB ($1829 AUD) versions, available in Silver and Space Grey. Pre-orders will be accepted from 28 October, ahead of a 3 November release.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

If the latest and greatest isn’t your style, Apple also detailed the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

These units feature a traditional Retina HD display, with the 8 sporting a 4.7″ inch screen and the 8 Plus a 5.5″ one.

The 8 range sports the same camera technology as the iPhone X, and also supports wireless charging.

You’ve more colour options in the 8 range, with Space Grey, Silver and Gold on offer. 64GB models will set you back $1079 AUD for the 8, and $1229 AUD for the 8 Plus.

The 8 range will be available from 22 September; pre-orders will be accepted from 15 September.

Apple also used the event to detail the Apple Watch Series 3, a 4K Apple TV and Sky, the newest from thatgamecompany (Journey, Flower). The new phones will all run iOS 11.

Are you in the market for a new phone? Which are you eyeing off?

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