iPhone 8 explained: here's what all the fuss is about

9 November 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a brand new iPhone in town! And as you’d expect from Apple, it’s stuffed full of insanely clever features that make using your smartphone an absolute dream.

Whether you’re catching up with your favourite shows on Apple TV, talking nonsense with your mates on Snapchat, or capturing those special moments to share on Instagram, the iPhone 8 is slicker and more powerful than you ever thought possible. Smartphones really don’t come much better than this.

From wireless charging and a new super-advanced camera, to the mind-bogglingly fast A11 Bionic chip, here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone 8.

Ditch the charger and go wireless
Kiss goodbye to those messy, tangled-up cables – wireless charging is finally here! It’s quick, efficient, and best of all, incredibly tidy. Just set your iPhone 8 down on a wireless charging hub and it’ll start topping up automatically. Wireless charging is going to become the standard pretty quickly, so why not get on board early? With major restaurants, cafes and shops busy installing charging hubs throughout their branches, running out of battery will soon be a thing of the past.

The most dazzling iPhone display yet
Watching your favourite TV shows, playing FIFA Mobile and sharing your favourite moments has never been as dazzling. Apple’s epic new Retina HD display is quite simply the most stunning iPhone screen yet. With a razor-sharp 4.7-inch display – or 5.5-inch on the iPhone Plus – you’ll experience colours more rich and vibrant than you ever thought possible. Clever True Tone technology even adjusts the screen depending on the lighting conditions, so you’ll always get the best possible picture, whatever the conditions.

Professional-quality photos from your iPhone
If you’re the kind of person who just can’t stop snapping, you’ll love the iPhone 8’s incredibly powerful new camera. With a larger, faster sensor; optical image stabilisation and a 10x digital zoom, you’ll get razor-sharp digital SLR-quality photos with a simple click of the button. The incredible new Portrait Mode is stunning – with crisp, clear foregrounds and naturally-blurred backgrounds, it produces studio-quality shots you would never have thought possible from a smartphone.

iOS 11 – the most advanced operating system yet
When it comes to sleek, easy-to-navigate operating systems, there’s nothing quite as user-friendly as an iPhone. And iOS 11 is hands-down Apple’s best yet. Get to your apps while you’re sending a message in fewer taps, customise your own control centre to quickly access the stuff you love most, and even tweak the keyboard to make one-handed typing easier on the fingers. You’ll love Siri’s new, more human voice and impressive new powers, too. Ask her to cue up your favourite songs, text a mate to say you’re running late, and even get real-time translations from English to other languages. It’s like having your very own personal assistant in your pocket.

The A11 Bionic chip
Apple’s mighty new A11 Bionic chip provides all the muscle needed to back up those epic new features. As a result, iPhone 8 is an incredible 25% faster than the iPhone 7. In fact, it’s even more powerful than a MacBook Pro! So rest assured, whether you’re streaming movies 24/7, working on important documents, listening to your favourite tunes, or yes, doing all three at the same time, the iPhone 8 will never let you down – however hard you work it.

Incredible augmented reality
Augmented reality is about so much more than just Pokémon Go. You’ll be stunned at the kind of things Apple’s powerful new ARKit software can do, blending jaw-droppingly lifelike digital imagery into your everyday existence. Check out what that expensive sofa looks like in your living room before you buy it, or plonk 3D models and emojis right down in the middle of your bedroom. Augmented Reality has never been so accessible.

Bold and beautiful new design
The iPhone 8 is a seriously good-looking piece of tech, with three stunning finishes to choose from. And whether you decide to go for Space Grey, Silver or Gold, it’s made of seriously tough stuff. The most durable glass ever seen in an iPhone is reinforced with a mighty aerospace-grade aluminium band, and a special oleophobic coating means smudges and fingerprints are easily wiped away, so maintaining those good-looks is a breeze. Oh, and it’s water and dust resistant too, so you can keep chatting, streaming and sharing, whatever the conditions.

Impressed? Yep, we hear you! Get the new iPhone 8 on EE now. Or go supersize with the iPhone 8 Plus

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