The graphics processor in the new handset uses an Apple-designed GPU with a three-core design that delivers up to 30 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Featuring the same A11 processors as found in the new iPhone X, the upcoming iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models include new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, a single 12-megapixel rear camera on the iPhone 8, dual 12-megapixel rear main cameras on the 8 Plus, front and rear glass panels, aluminum bezels along with water and dust resistant cases.
The iPhone 8 starts at $699 with 64GB of onboard storage, while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799 with 64GB of storage. Preorders for the phones will start Sept. 15 and they will be available in stores and online on Sept. 22. Both models will be available with space gray, silver or gold finishes.
Both models have also been designed for augmented reality features with built-in calibration, new gyroscopes and accelerometers to deliver accurate motion tracking all supported by the performance of the A11 processor.
The new cameras include a larger and faster sensor, new color filter, deeper pixels and OIS for capturing vibrant photos and videos with more detail, according to Apple.
Wireless charging capabilities are also included in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, with a new Apple-designed AirPower mat coming in 2018 that can charge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously.
Apple Watch Now Can Be Used Without an iPhone
The Apple Watch Series 3, can now be purchased with built-in cellular capabilities and no longer must be used solely in conjunction with an iPhone.
The new Apple Watches come in two models—with GPS and cellular connectivity or with just GPS services. Both models include dual-core processors that are 70 percent faster than the previous generation and new wireless chips.
The Apple Watch models will be available for preorder on Sept. 15 and in stores and online on Sept. 22. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $399 and the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) model starts at $329.
The latest Apple TV 4K device gets 4K video for greatly improved video quality for viewing content from iTunes, Netflix and other video streaming services. The devices also support HDR video. Also included with the Apple TV 4K models is a redesigned Siri Remote.
Apple TV 4K starts at $179 for a 32GB model or $199 for a 64GB model. The Apple TV 4th generation model with 32GB of storage will remain in the lineup for $149. The new models will be available for preorder Sept. 15 and for purchase in stores or online starting Sept. 22.