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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 go on sale today

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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available to buy today, after their grand unveiling alongside the tenth anniversary handset, the iPhone X, earlier this month.

The standard iPhone 8 model features an eyeball-caressing 4.7-inch Retina HD screen, while its larger stablemate comes in at 5.5 inches.

Both phones can be charged wirelessly (that’s a first for iPhones) and are powered by iOS 11 and Apple’s A11 Bionic processor.

As with last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it’s the camera where you’ll notice the difference.

While the iPhone 8 features a single lens 12-megapixel camera, the Plus is equipped with dual lenses: a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and telephoto lens, with some new intelligent modes that help you take better ‘bokeh’ shots.


Unlike the all-screen iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 retain the physical home button that’s been a staple of the iPhone range since year dot.

As you’d expect, all the major UK networks are selling the phone, including: O2, EE, Three, Vodafone, BT Mobile, giffgaff, iD Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

In the market for Apple’s new phone? We’ve picked out what we consider to be among the best deals for our iPhone 8 buyer’s guide.

If you’d prefer to pick up the phones SIM-free, the iPhone 8 is priced £699 for the 64GB edition. The 256GB model is £849.

The 64GB version of the iPhone 8 Plus will set you back £799 if you buy off-contract. Or £949 for the 256GB iteration.

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