Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available for pre-order on the company’s website and with major carriers.
The devices, which were revealed this week, are available for pre-order on Apple.com, with the iPhone 8 starting at $699, or can be purchased with a $34.50 monthly plan with the iPhone Upgrade Program. The iPhone 8 Plus will start at $799 or at $39.50 a month with the iPhone Upgrade Program. The devices begin shipping Sept. 22.
T-Mobile has a limited time offer on pre-orders that allows customers to save up to $300 when they trade in their older device. The offer is via 24 monthly bill credits with a finance agreement. Prices for the devices are available online.
Verizon is offering a two-year $29.16 a month plan for the 64GB iPhone 8 with $0 down for customers that qualify ($35.41 a month for 256GB model), while the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus starts at $33.33 a month. Customers can also save up to $300 when trading in their previous iPhone. However, shipping estimates with Verizon are pushed back to Sept. 29, instead of the expected Sept. 22 release date.
AT&T is selling the 64GB iPhone 8 at $23.34 a month with a 30-month installment contract, while the 256GB is going at $28.34 a month.
Sprint is offering up to 50 percent off the iPhone 8 with its program Sprint Flex when customers trade in an eligible smartphone. The 64GB iPhone start at $14.58 a month with an 18-month lease for customers with a new line activation or eligible upgrade. Sprint is also offering free activation and a $30 savings on a line when pre-ordering the iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Features
The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus come with a Retina display that offers better color accuracy than previous models. Both devices will have a glass front and back with a 50 percent stronger strengthening layer.
The devices support wireless charging with its separately-sold charging pads. The smartphones’ batteries can be recharged wirelessly using charging mats from Belkin and mophie, which are available on apple.com and Apple Stores at $59.95.
The iPhone 8 has a single camera on the back, while the iPhone 8 Plus sports a horizontal dual-camera system. The new smartphones also feature a video encoder that enables faster frames for better quality and compression level. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also support a new feature called Portrait Lighting, as well as augmented reality.
Besides the iPhone 8, the Apple Watch Series 3 and the new 4K Apple TV are also available for pre-order starting Friday. The new Apple Watch comes with built-in LTE cellular support, an improved Siri, a new dual-core processor and a W2 chip. The Series 3 will start at $399 for the cellular and Wi-Fi model and $329 for the Wi-Fi only version. The new Apple TV comes with 4K capabilities, high dynamic range and Dolby Vision support. The gadget will be powered by Apple’s A10X processor, which is also used in the iPad Pro. The new Apple TV is priced at $179 for the 32GB version and $199 for the 64GB version. The Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV will ship Sept. 22.