2017 iPhone X and iPhone 8 Launch

Apple held an invite-only product announcement event September 12, 2017 in the Steve Jobs Theatre. During the event, Tim Cook and other Apple executives took the stage to introduce the following new products:

The AverageTechBlog has consolidated the highlights of each product on this page, as well as link to full details of specific devices. You can watch the full keynote address on Apple’s site, and soon it will be available in iTunes and YouTube.

iPhone X


  • Pre-orders Open: Friday, October 27th, 2017
  • iPhone X Ships: November 3rd, 2017

Pricing and Size

  • 64GB – $999
  • 256GB – $1,099

Apple’s new flagship iPhone X is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The iPhone X features a stunning 5.8″ OLED front screen, new cameras (front- 7MP and back- 12MP) supporting facial recognition and 3D functionality.

The physical device has a glass body with stainless steel frame. The most eye-catching feature of the physical device is the 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED Super Retina display. Powered by Apple’s new silicone chip brainchild, the A11 Bionic processor, the future of 3D apps is unlimited.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus


  • Pre-Order Opens: September 15th, 2017
  • Shipping Begins: September 22nd, 2017

Pricing and Size

  • iPhone 8:
    • 32GB – $699
    • 128GB – $799
  • iPhone 8 Plus:
    • 64GB – $799
    • 128GB – $899

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (or 8+) feature glass bodies with aluminum frames, offering the same wireless charging capabilities of the iPhone X. In addition to the exterior upgrades, the iPhone 8/8+ leverage Apple’s faster A11 processors, and upgraded front and rear cameras.

iPhone 8 Back Camera ATBIf you look past the new glass design, these 2 new devices are seemingly identical to their predecessor – the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – including the device screen sizes.

As with the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 will be 4.7″. Like the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 Plus will be 4.7″. One noteworthy improvement for both iPhone 8’s is IP67 water and dust resistance.

iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Example ATB