A beautiful mind.
iPhone 8 plus introduces an all‑new glass design. The world’s most popular camera, now even better. The smartest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. Wireless charging that’s truly effortless.1 And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8 plus. A new generation of iPhone.
An iPhone formed from glass.
How do you build an iPhone out of durable glass that also allows for wireless charging? By formulating a new kind of glass. Reinforcing it with a laser‑welded steel foundation and an aerospace‑grade aluminium band. And engineering it down to the micron for water resistance.
The most durable glass ever in a smartphone.
The front and back feature custom-engineered glass with a 50 per cent deeper strengthening layer. A new steel substructure and a stronger, aerospace‑grade 7000 Series aluminium band provide additional reinforcement. And an oleophobic coating lets you easily wipe off smudges and fingerprints.
Three new finishes.
iPhone 8 plus comes in three new glass finishes: space grey, silver and gold. A six‑layer ink process allows for precise hues, opacity and rich depth of colour. And the colour‑matched aluminium band complements the glass beautifully.
Resists water, splashes and dust.
iPhone 8 plus is precision-engineered at the microscopic level to protect against water, splashes and dust.
Wireless charging for a wireless world.
We’ve always intended iPhone to be a truly wireless device, free from charging cables and headphone cords. With a glass back and an embedded wireless charging system, iPhone 8 plus is designed for a wireless future.
Louder, more dynamic stereo speakers.
iPhone 8 plus features redesigned stereo speakers that are up to 25 per cent louder and deliver deeper bass. Crank up the volume and enjoy richer‑sounding music, videos and speakerphone calls.
Advanced security at your fingertip.
With Touch ID, your fingerprint is your secure password. Use it to instantly unlock your phone and sign in to many of your favourite apps. Touch ID also enables Apple Pay, which lets you pay in stores, within selected apps and on participating websites.
Retina HD Display
How do you make a display that’s more aware of the environment around you? By using light‑sensing technology and an expansive colour spectrum to make everything on the screen look and feel more natural.
For a more comfortable viewing experience.
True Tone technology uses an advanced four‑channel ambient light sensor to subtly adjust the onscreen white balance to match the colour temperature of the light around you. So images on the display look as natural as on a printed page, reducing eyestrain.
The best colour accuracy in the industry.
Lifelike colours and high contrast make everything you look at — photos, movies, games, news — crisp and captivating. With a wide colour gamut and the best colour accuracy in the industry, your photos will look as vibrant as real life.
How do you improve on the world’s most popular camera? By introducing a new sensor and powering it with A11 Bionic. It makes advanced photographic techniques easy and automatic — so everyone can shoot unbelievable photos and movies. iPhone 8 plus cameras are also designed for the most immersive and incredible augmented reality experiences.
iPhone 8 Plus Dual Cameras
iPhone 8 Plus has a wide‑angle camera with an ƒ/1.8 six‑element lens; optical image stabilisation; and a larger, faster 12‑megapixel sensor. It also has a powerful ƒ/2.8 telephoto camera. Together these two cameras enable optical zoom and Portrait mode.
New advanced ISP.
Photo ops, optimised.
The intelligent, Apple‑designed image signal processor detects elements in the scene — like people, motion and lighting conditions — to optimise your photos even before you take them. It also delivers advanced pixel processing, wide colour capture, faster autofocus and better HDR photos.
For a more beautiful depth‑of‑field effect.
Portrait mode gets even better, with sharper detail, more natural background blurring, improved performance in low light and access to flash when you need it.
Real-time studio lighting effects.
The product of extensive research into the art and science of portraiture, Portrait Lighting brings a new dimension to Portrait mode. Powered by A11 Bionic and the new ISP, Portrait Lighting uses facial detection and depth maps to capture portraits with striking shadows, spotlight effects and more.
Focus on yourself.
With Retina Flash, wide colour capture, advanced pixel technology and auto image stabilisation, the 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera shoots selfies that stand out.
From the moment you capture a photo to your final edit, iPhone 8 makes it even easier to create spectacular shots. And next‑generation HEIF compression technology lets you take new photos with the same quality as before, at half the file size. So snap away.
Videos that belong
on the big screen.
Whether you’re a proud parent, a film student or a working director, iPhone 8 plus lets you shoot phenomenal movies. An Apple‑designed video encoder performs real-time image processing for optimal quality. And with HEVC compression, you’ll get the same video quality as before at half the file size.
with iPhone 8 plus.
We asked amateur and professional photographers around the world to take iPhone 8 plus and shoot what inspires them. The images they captured are beautiful examples of what the cameras on iPhone 8 plus can do.
Can you create a chip that’s both powerful and intelligent? For iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X, we did. Meet A11 Bionic, the smartest and most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.
With six cores and 4.3 billion transistors, A11 Bionic has four efficiency cores that are up to 70 per cent faster than the A10 Fusion chip, and two performance cores that are up to 25 per cent faster. The CPU can even harness all six cores simultaneously when you need a turbo boost.
Engineered for efficiency.
A11 Bionic manages its enormous power intelligently by directing tasks between the performance and efficiency cores. So the things you do most often — like texting and browsing the web — happen quickly while using less energy.
Augmented reality. Augmented.
With the A11 Bionic chip, AR games and apps reach a new level of fluidity and realism.
Silicon made for Metal 2 and Core ML.
Metal 2 is Apple‑designed graphics software that lets developers build console‑style games. And Core ML enables developers to integrate machine learning into their apps. The GPU in A11 Bionic is optimised for these new, immersive 3D games and AR experiences.
How do you make an iPhone designed for a wireless world? By building on wireless technology like headphones and advanced networking to introduce easy wireless charging. The glass back, together with an efficient charging system, allows you to simply set down iPhone 8 plus to charge it up.
Designed to work everywhere.
We wanted people to enjoy the convenience of wireless charging anywhere. So iPhone 8 plus works with Qi wireless chargers commonly found in hotels, cafés, airports and cars. Belkin and mophie have also developed two new wireless chargers designed for iPhone 8 plus.
Radically simpler wireless charging.
The elegant, ultrathin new AirPower mat lets you charge multiple devices wirelessly, without requiring them to be fixed in one spot. Just lay up to three compatible devices — like the latest iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods — anywhere on its surface to charge them simultaneously.