Apple has unveiled the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at its annual September event, and thankfully, the less expensive iPhones of the three announced won’t totally break the bank. The iPhone 8 will start at $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799. Both will have 64GB of storage. That’s a price bump of $50 for both models, up from the 32GB models of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but it’s worth noting that the 7 didn’t have a 64GB option.
The iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch Retina display, while the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch Retina 1080p display. Both can be upgraded to a 256GB model, which will cost $849 for the 8 and $949 for the 8 Plus. (Pricing will also vary by carrier.)
The new phone is made from glass and aluminum and is water resistant. It includes improved stereo speakers with deeper bass, A11 bionic chip, Apple’s own GPU, and 12-megapixel dual cameras.
The new phone will be available in three colors — silver, space gray, and gold. Apple will open pre-orders on September 15th in select countries, including France, China, the US, and the UK, and the phones are expected to be in stores on September 22nd.
Availability broadens by September 29th to more countries, particularly in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.