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Apple's glassy iPhone 8 is all glossed up

Apple's iPhone 8 is here, and it sports a new glass back and wireless charging capabilities.

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2017's new iPhones are here. Aside from the special iPhone X, that is -- we have a few more weeks to wait for that. In the meantime, Apple has the successor to its regular flagship, the iPhone 8. For much more, read CNET's iPhone 8 review.

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Though the new iPhone looks generally the same as last year, it flaunts a new steel-reinforced glass back.

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The device has a 4.7-inch LCD display with a 1,334x750-pixel resolution and 325 pixels per inch.

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The phone is rated IP67 dust- and water-resistant, meaning it can survive being fully submerged underwater. 

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Powering the phone is Apple's proprietary, 64-bit A11 Bionic chip processor.

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Apple also has the larger iPhone 8 Plus (right), which has a 5.5-inch screen.

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The 8 Plus is water resistant too.

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The iPhone 8 has a Lightning connector for charging, transferring files and listening to music -- no headphone jack again. 

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According to Apple, the iPhone 8's battery lasts about as long as last year's iPhone 7. Expect about 14 hours of talk time and 13 hours of video playback.

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New to iPhones, however, is wireless charging. Now you can place the iPhone on a Qi wireless charging pad to give your battery some juice.

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The phone measures 5.45 by 2.65 by 0.29 inches (138 by 67 by 7.3mm) and weighs 5.22 ounces (148 grams). Click through to see pictures of the iPhone's edges.

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Another look at the iPhone's new glass panel on the back. You can see how reflective it is.

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At the iPhone 8's launch, Apple also unveiled the Apple Watch Series 3, a smartwatch with LTE connectivity for voice calls and streaming.

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Both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the Watch Series 3, can charge wirelessly.

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The phone comes in two storage capacities: 64GB and 256GB.

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On the back is a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization.

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The phone can record supersharp 4K video, as well as slow-motion videos at 1080p at 120 or 240 frames per second.

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You can also record time-lapse video.

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The phone has an f1.8 aperture and can digitally zoom up to 5x.

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On the front is a 7-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording.

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The new iPhones run Apple iOS 11. The updated OS has deep software support for augmented reality apps and games.

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Unlike the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 still has a physical home button below the display.

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Though iOS 11 has many new features, the overall interface looks the same.

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Siri does get a refresh, however. It will suggest follow-up questions, has more translation languages and be available for more third-party apps.

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More pictures of the iOS 11 interface.

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Another change on iOS 11 is the Control Center, which merged into one panel.

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Another look at the refreshed Control Center.

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The iPhone 8 (right) comes in gold, silver (pictured here) and space gray. It does not come in jet black, as last year's iPhone 7 did.

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Comparing the iPhone 7 in jet black (left) and the iPhone 8.

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Click through for more photos of the iPhone 8.

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Ten years after the original iPhone launched (left), Apple has come a long way. The iPhone 8 marks significant strides in camera, processor and software mobile technology. For a deeper dive, read CNET's iPhone 8 review.

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