Apple today officially launches the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 3. The new iPhone and Apple Watch models went on sale (or will soon go on sale) at 8 a.m. local time around the world today, and Apple posted pictures of customers purchasing the devices at Apple Stores in London, Singapore, Taipei, and Sydney.


The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus both featured with a glass back design, same design used on iPhone 4. For the first time to includes inductive wireless charging, allow user wireless charging their iPhone. It also uses new Retina HD displays, with a faster A11 Bionic chips, Bluetooth 5, best camera ever in smartphones, and an advanced augmented reality capabilities. 


Although the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launched first in countries like New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and China, while a Reuters report last night referenced "a bleak turnout" for the smartphones. Fewer than 30 people were said to have lined up outside of the Sydney Apple Store on George Street, due to most Apple customers are likely waiting for the iPhone X, coming November 3. 

Because of the devices launched in other countries, the first sets of unboxing, speed test, and durability videos have been posted on Youtube. As shown in the video, the iPhone 8 seems to be as resistant to scratches as the iPhone 7, but it emerged from a bend test with higher marks and faster speed than the previous generation iPhone models.

For the Apple Watch Series 3 Apple has made some notable improvements to the wearable's health and fitness metrics, improving heart rate sensing and enhancing a few user interface elements in watchOS 4 to make it easier to sync to gym equipment and be warned of an elevated heart rate. Series 3 models also include faster dual-core processors and LTE connections in cellular models.


Aside released iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3, Apple also launched the Apple TV 4K today, which introduces the ability to view 4K HDR content on the set-top box. Sadly, the firm confirmed yesterday that the new 4K content on iTunes is limited to streaming only, and can't be downloaded directly to the Apple TV to view offline, only HD versions of films and below can be downloaded.

Via MacRumors, Images Via Apple And MacRumors

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