Apple’s new iPhone 8

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be faster than its predecessors, offer a upgraded camera and will have aluminium banding around the edge, with glass on the front and back, the strongest glass ever on a smartphone.

They have been sealed for water and dust resistance, include new displays with True Tone that adapts colour and temperature to ambient light and have new stereo speakers that are 25 per cent louder than iPhone 7.

An Apple-designed graphics processing unit (GPU) makes it 30 per cent faster than the A10 chip.

Photography has also been made easier with an Apple-designed image signal processor, which allows for faster lowlight auto focus, improved pixel processing and noise reduction.

An all new 12-megapixel sensor with 83 per cent more light and an improved portrait mode.

The 8 Plus retains the dual 12MP sensors and will include a dual-camera feature called “Portrait Lighting”, which will allow users to rework the lighting while composing the shot to add a sense of depth.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second and 1080p 240 frames per second in slow-mo. The iPhone is calibrated for augmented reality photos, apps and games.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been built for wireless charging and will use the Qi system used by restaurants, shops, cars and airports.

They will come in silver, space grey and gold, and will be available in 64GB and 256GB, with the iPhone 8 starting at $A1079, and the iPhone 8 Plus starting at $A1229.

Both devices will be available for pre-order beginning September 15 and will be in stores beginning September 22.