iPhone 8 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. And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8. A new generation of iPhone.
Design An iPhone formed from glass.
The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back. A color‑matched, aerospace‑grade aluminum band. New space gray, silver, and gold finishes.
Water and Dust Resistant
Precision‑engineered to resist water and dust.
The glass back enables easy wireless charging.
New 4.7‑inch and 5.5‑inch Retina HD displays.
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 aluminum 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 glass with a 50 percent deeper strengthening layer. A new steel substructure and a stronger, aerospace‑grade 7000 Series aluminum band provide additional reinforcement. And an oleophobic coating lets you easily wipe off smudges and fingerprints.
Three new finishes.
iPhone 8 comes in three new glass finishes: space gray, silver, and gold. A six‑layer ink process allows for precise hues, opacity, and rich depth of color. And the color‑matched aluminum band complements the glass beautifully.
Resists water, splashes, and dust.
iPhone 8 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 is designed for a wireless future.
The intelligent new AirPower mat lets you charge your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods anywhere on its surface.
Louder, more dynamic stereo speakers.
iPhone 8 features redesigned stereo speakers that are up to 25 percent louder and deliver deeper bass. Crank up the volume and enjoy richer-sounding music, videos, and speakerphone calls.
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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 favorite apps.
Retina HD Display
Now with True Tone.
A Retina HD display that’s more beautiful than ever. With True Tone, a wide color gamut, and 3D Touch.
True Tone technology automatically adjusts white balance to match the light around you. For a better viewing experience in all kinds of environments.
With a wide color gamut and the best color accuracy in the industry, everything on the screen looks more brilliant and vibrant.
Wide Viewing Angles
Dual‑domain pixels give you a great view of the screen from almost any angle.
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 color spectrum to make everything on the screen look and feel more natural.
True Tone. For a more comfortable viewing experience.
True Tone technology uses an advanced four‑channel ambient light sensor to subtly adjust the white balance onscreen to match the color temperature of the light around you. So images on the display look as natural as on a printed page, reducing eyestrain.
The best color accuracy in the industry.
Lifelike colors and high contrast make everything you look at — photos, movies, games, news — crisp and captivating. With a wide color gamut and the best color accuracy in the industry, your photos will look as vibrant as real life.
The world’s most popular camera.
iPhone 8 features a more advanced 12MP camera. With a larger, faster sensor. A new color 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.
Dual cameras and new facial landmarking create dramatic studio lighting effects in Portrait mode.
The wide‑angle and telephoto lenses on iPhone 8 Plus enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.
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 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 stabilization, and a larger, faster 12MP sensor. It also has a powerful ƒ/2.8 telephoto camera. Together these two cameras enable optical zoom and Portrait mode.
iPhone 8 Camera
The wide‑angle camera on iPhone 8 is the same one found in iPhone 8 Plus — featuring an ƒ/1.8 six‑element lens, optical image stabilization, anda larger, faster 12MP sensor.
New advanced ISP. Photo ops, optimized.
The intelligent, Apple‑designed image signal processor detects elements in the scene — like people, motion, and lighting conditions — to optimize your photos even before you take them. It also delivers advanced pixel processing, wide color capture, faster autofocus, and better HDR photos.
Portrait mode. 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.
Portrait Lighting. 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.
Your subject’s face in sharp focus against a blurred background.
A clean look with your subject’s face brightly lit.
Dramatic shadows with highlights and lowlights.
Your subject’s face spotlit against a deep black background.
Stage Light Mono
Like Stage, but in classic black-and-white.
Front‑facing camera. Focus on yourself.
With Retina Flash, wide color capture, advanced pixel technology, and auto image stabilization, the 7MP FaceTime HD camera shoots selfies that stand out.
New filters. Better flash. More fun.
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.
Live Photo Effects and New Filters
Transform a Live Photo you love into a fun video loop. Make it bounce back and forth. Turn fireworks into bright streaks across the sky with a beautiful long exposure effect. And apply new filters for more natural skin tones or to add classic looks to portraiture.
Quad‑LED True Tone Flash with Slow Sync
Slow Sync flash combines a slow shutter speed with a short strobe pulse. It’s useful in low light when you want a brighter foreground subject with a properly exposed background. And the Quad‑LED True Tone flash delivers illumination that’s up to 40 percent more uniform, helping to reduce hot spots.
Videos that belong on the big screen.
Whether you’re a proud parent, a film student, or a working director, iPhone 8 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.
Advanced video stabilization uses a new, larger sensor and the powerful ISP to stabilize everything you’re shooting. And optical image stabilization is designed to reduce motion blur and handshake in low‑light videos. So your movies look steady even if your hand isn’t.
Photos taken with iPhone 8.
We asked amateur and professional photographers around the world to take iPhone 8 and shoot what inspires them. The images they captured are beautiful examples of what the cameras on iPhone 8 can do.
The most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.
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.
A second‑generation performance controller provides more power when you need it. While delivering the same great battery life.
The new Apple‑designed three‑core GPU is up to 30 percent faster than A10 Fusion.
A11 Bionic powers extraordinary augmented reality apps and games that will change the way you see the world.
Can you create a chip that’s both powerful and intelligent? For iPhone 8 and iPhone X, we did. Meet A11 Bionic, the 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 percent faster than the A10 Fusion chip, and two performance cores that are up to 25 percent 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 optimized for these new, immersive 3D games and AR experiences.
Wireless charging for a wireless world.
With no charging cable required, iPhone 8 is truly designed for the future of wireless.
A Wireless World
Charge with wireless charging stations and mats in hotels, cafes, and airports around the world.
Introducing the AirPower mat. Just set your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods anywhere on the mat to charge them wirelessly.
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 iPhone 8 down to charge it up.
Designed to work everywhere.
We wanted people to enjoy the convenience of wireless charging anywhere. So iPhone 8 works with Qi wireless chargers commonly found in hotels, cafes, airports, and cars. Belkin and Mophie have also developed two new wireless chargers designed for iPhone 8.
AirPower. 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.
A giant step for iPhone.
iOS is the most advanced, intuitive, and secure mobile operating system in the world. It’s designed to help you get the most out of iPhone.
New with iOS 11
Get to apps in Messages with fewer taps. Create bold new Live Photo effects. And discover new music with friends in Apple Music.
Experience mind‑blowing AR games and apps on the world’s largest platform for augmented reality.
Audio formats supported: AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
User-configurable maximum volume limit
Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG
Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
AirPlay Mirroring, photos, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)6
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)6
Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
Get intelligent suggestions in Messages, Mail, QuickType, and more
Activate with only your voice using “Hey Siri”
Listen and identify songs
External Buttons and Connectors
Power and Battery
Lasts about the same as iPhone 7
Talk time (wireless):
Up to 14 hours
Up to 12 hours
Video playback (wireless):
Up to 13 hours
Audio playback (wireless)
Up to 40 hours
Up to 50% charge 30 minutes9
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers10)
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Ambient light sensor
With new features and capabilities that let you get more done quickly and easily, iOS 11 makes iPhone more powerful, personal, and intelligent than ever.
Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone 8. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can fully enjoy the world’s most personal device.
Siri and Dictation
Type to Siri
Free Apps from Apple11
EarPods with Lightning Connector
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.
Rating for Hearing Aids
iPhone 8 (Model A1863, A1905): M3, T4
Mail Attachment Support
Viewable document types: jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics.
Apple ID (required for some features)
Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
Mac: OS X 10.9.5 or later
PC: Windows 7 or later
iTunes 12.7 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: −4° to 113° F (−20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Language support: English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
QuickType keyboard support: English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese – Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese – Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Transliteration), Hinglish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Norwegian, Odia, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil (Script, Transliteration), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh
QuickType keyboard support with predictive input: English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Thai, Turkish
Siri languages: English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
Dictation languages: English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,