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With 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens, Apple's newest iPhones promise faster performance while using less power. The sleek new design has glass on the front and back and is supposedly more durable. 

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The phones have an A11 Bionic chip for better processing speed while using less power. 

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They also support Qi charging, so you won't need to plug them in to get a boost. 

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Like last year's iPhone 7, the iPhone 8's 12-megapixel camera has optical image stabilization 

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The iPhone 8 Plus has two 12-megapixel cameras and can shoot Portrait Mode shots. There are also additional tools Apple added to tweak lighting.

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In all, though, the 8 and 8 Plus offer a similar experience to previous iPhones. 

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The phones are rated IP67 for dust- and water-resistance.

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Unlike the iPhone X, the Home button is still there. 

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The iPhone 8 promises 14 hours of talk time; 12 hours of internet use; 13 hours of video playback and 40 hours of audio playback.                                                                     

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 Apple's also promising the speakers will be 20 percent louder. 

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Unfortunately, the new iPhones still don't have a headphone jack. 

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The phones runs iOS11, which includes animated emojis, a slightly refreshed interface and AR capabilities.

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 The iPhone 8 Plus promises more battery life, with 21 hours of talk time; 13 hours of internet use; 14 hours of video playback and 60 hours of audio playback.                                                                     

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The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are up for preorder on Friday, September 15 and start at $699 and $799, respectively. They'll be available on September 22.

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