Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus price and release date


If you can't stomach the lack of home button, and the $999 starting tag of the newly-revealed iPhone X leap of faith by Apple, the team from Cupertino has you covered with two more orthodox iPhones - the 8 and 8 Plus - which are the true successors of the 7 and 7 Plus that were unveiled around the same time last year. True to form, they are not only under-the-hood upgrades, but also with exterior changes in the form of glass, instead of metal chassis, aimed to let their newly-gained wireless charging feature pass through. 


Release dates


That's not all there is to it in terms of novelties, though, as the 8 and 8 Plus sport faster chipsets and improved cameras, so if you are in the market for a new iPhone, they are certainly worth examining as an option. Moreover, their starting prices, as you can see above, are pretty palatable, and more in line with Apple's usual tags for a new iPhone. You can start ordering the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on September 15, with a release to follow shortly on September 22 in the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.

A week later, on Friday, September 29th, there will be a release in the next batch of countries, as usual:

Andorra, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, India, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Prices


 SprintVerizon AT&TT-Mobile
Apple iPhone 8 64 GB$699 or $34.50/mo.$699 or $34.50/mo.$699 or $23.34/mo. for 30 months$699 or $34.50/mo.
Apple iPhone 8 256 GB$849 or $40.75/mo.$849 or $40.75/mo.$849 or $40.75/mo.$849 or $40.75/mo.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64 GB$799 or $39.50/mo.$799 or $39.50/mo.$799 or $26.67/mo. for 30 months$799 or $39.50/mo.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB$949 or $45.75/mo$949 or $45.75/mo$949 or $45.75/mo$949 or $45.75/mo

Verizon


Big Red is giving up to $300 trade-in offer for your older handset towards the purchase of the new iPhones. Not extremely generous, given that the three Benjamins go towards handsets like the iPhone 7, the Pixel or Galaxy S8, while an iPhone 6 will net you just $200, but upgrade convenience at America's most congested widest network has a price. Alternatively, you can look at other ways to sell your handset on eBay or Craigslist, which will fetch you much better prices, but with more hassle.



The boys in blue actually outed a BOGO offer on the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, believe it or not, but only for DirecTV or U-Verse customers, current and future. They can get a second iPhone for free, but you have to obtain the handsets through AT&T’s leasing program and keep your service for the two-year contract on both phones.

For other AT&T subs, there is no immediate trade-in offer for the new iPhone other than the standard one which will fetch you about the same $300 for an iPhone 7 Plus swap as on Verizon, but AT&T does have the Next installment plan that lets you pay off for 30 months. The iPhone 8, for instance, will run you $23 a month this way, while the iPhone 8 Plus will be just $27. Needless to say, this requires good credit so that no money is given upfront, and you are still on the hook for activation fee and sales tax.


T-Mobile


Just like with the iPhone 7, T-Mobile didn't hesitate to pull the trigger, introducing a $300 discount for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X phones, as long as you trade in at least an iPhone 6 in good condition. For comparison, AT&T's trade-in offer for a 32 GB iPhone 7 is sub-$300 at the moment, while an iPhone 6 trade-in at Verizon brings $200 towards the purchase of the new iPhones.

Next up is an upgrade offer similar to its JUMP program that will make potential buyers grin with delight. T-Mobile will is introducing a fresh iPhone upgrade program, in time for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the X. When you hit 50% of their price on T-Mobile's installment plans, you can trade them in, and upgrade to the next iPhone for free, as the carrier will wipe the remaining balance, essentially locking you into yearly upgrades, instead of having to pay the phone for two years, or cover what's left.

Sprint




Sprint has finally spilled the beans on its special trade-in or promo offers towards the new iPhones, and they are no better than the rest of the gang. It's open to every sub, but you have to trade in at least an iPhone 6 to qualify. Sprint will then discount half of your Sprint Flex lease payment, so you'll end up saving $14.59/month for 18 months, or about $260. For newer phones traded in, you might actually lose out, while it might be worth it if you want to upgrade from older devices.

Best Buy

Best Buy carries the Verizon, AT&T and Sprint deals, and that's that. T-Mobile is traditionally not present in its roster, and the retailer doesn't have any special promos that go towards subsidizing your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus purchase.

Target


Target gives REDcard holders $120 in eGiftCard credits over the 24-month installment payments period, and you can, say, trade an iPhone 6 for $200 towards the purchase of an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Given that T-Mobile gives you $300 for the same, and the offer is not stackable, Target's effort sits in the middle of iPhone 8 preorder deals.



Since Walmart or Costco don't have any special deals on an iPhone 8 preorder, the best deal for now remain AT&T's BOGO offer for DirecTV and U-verse subs, as well as T-Mobile's generous trade-in and iPhone upgrade program. Any takers?


Europe, Asia, the Americas and Australia




The iPhone pricing abroad is pretty horrible compared to the US versions, on account of various import duties and taxes levied on Apple there. Europe is especially hard hit with its twenty percent or so customs duty on consumer electronics from abroad, and it's traditionally Italy and Norway that carry the highest iPhone prices there. That is why an iPhone 8 64 GB will cost 40% more in Italy than in the US, but countries like Russia or Norway aren't far behind, either in abominable pricing, either.

Related phones

iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh(14h talk time)
iPhone 8 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2691 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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31 Comments

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Just buy the iphone 6.lol

2. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

The Keynote was good until iPhone X. it was boring.

19. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Apple found a new way to extract money. 150$ more for the higher storage version.

24. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

BTW swipe up to Home was first on Blackberry 10 devices. Waaaay back in 2013.

3. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

With the iPhone 8, we have changed nothing, but the name !!! :)

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wonder if those idiots are still camping outside of the Apple store in Australia? Lol

23. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

of course it cost just £150 and does the exactly same what 8 does

4. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Same design for last 4 years, they just added glass back and called iphone 8 lol , shame on them really and iships will still buy it

6. black.inco unregistered

Definitely going to get the X. Upgrading from the 7 to the 8 isn't much of an upgrade for me.

7. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

Try Note 8 once and forget the phone which even is not able to offer you a virtual home button !

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

We don't want your s**tty Samsung phones... stop offering.

17. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

Don't get mad bro ! You can enjoy iPhone with nothing new and still tell yourself, you have the best phone out there ;)

18. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Kikoo ...Looks like you are quite upset . I wonder why....

20. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because I'm pissed off. I can't read a single f**king article about the damn phone without some retard telling me how s**t it is without explaining why. Give me a damn break, Android users, with the "higher than thou" bullshit.

22. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Don't read the comments. Just focus on the article.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You can read every single article without that - just read the article and not the comments. They're separated.

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Kiko007, why don't you tell us what you like about the new iPhone 8 or X? Would be nice to know a different perceptive on the new iPhone.

26. BuffaloSouce unregistered

It's sad to see how you let a brand run your life

28. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You know what else is sad? Your lack of objective analysis.

11. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Dont mind home button. It's name iPhone X. That's enough

8. Vihangel1306

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

why paid more for the iphone 8 and 8 plus with still 1080 display big bezels same phone for the pass 4 years when u can get a s8 s8+ o lg v30 for less money and 10 times betters specs #appleoverrated

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You can't get the V30 for less money, and even if you could, maybe some of us don't want your Android. Ever think of that?

14. Vihangel1306

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

ur the one paying for old ass technology dumbass

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And you're the one paying $800 for something that'll get two updates. Congrats on being a genius, bro.

27. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I like how you use "us" as if your the queen of all iphone users

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Who does your math, 699 doesn't come to 34.50/month... it's 29.13/Month same with the other values

13. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Pay a bit higher and buy the V30,Note8,iPhone X

15. iczer

Posts: 158; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Disappointed with the iPhone 8, same old design, still huge bezels and more expensive than ever.

16. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Geez this thing is expensive. $1083 for 256gb Plus with Apple Care? I was considering switching from Android, but this makes it a lot harder.

25. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

iPhone 8 50 bucks cheaper then my 6s plus? Oh well. Actually only paid 399 on the last of the 2 year subsidized plan. Think I'll go my 3rd year. Phone still works great.

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