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The iPhone 8 Plus is a large smartphone that was announced by Apple in a special event on September 12, 2017 alongside the iPhone 8 and X.[1] It was released on the following September 22nd as the successor to the iPhone 7 Plus.[2]

The iPhone 8 Plus was superseded by the iPhone XS Max in September 2018, but remained available as a large-sized budget iPhone.[3] The iPhone XR was marketed towards customers of the 8 Plus who wanted a larger screen and longer battery life at a lower price.[4] The iPhone 8 Plus was discontinued on April 15, 2020 with the announcement of the 2nd-generation iPhone SE.[5]


The iPhone 8 Plus has a glass body that is water and dust-resistant to supports wireless charging, a stereo loud speaker, an all new HD Retina display with True Tone technology, dual 12-megapixel wide and telephoto cameras with more advanced sensors and new color filter with optical image stabilization, and an exclusive "Portrait Mode" lighting system, previously only featured on the iPhone 7 Plus. Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has the Apple A11 processor that initially came with iOS 11 pre-installed and are now the oldest models still supported by iOS 16.

The main selling feature for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the wireless charging feature with a True Tone display. Only exclusive with the Plus model iPhones from 2015-2017, the displays are HD. This iPhone's display is HD with True Tone feature. Apple claims that this iPhone's back glass is the strongest back glass of all smartphones, but it is recommended to use this iPhone with a case as it can break easily from drops. This iPhone is in a bigger risk of its back glass breaking as it is larger and slightly more heavier than the original iPhone 8, which means a drop can shatter it.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has the same capacitive home button that is used on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The home button is irreplaceable and only Apple can repair the home button if it ever were to break. The iPhone's back glass is also difficult to replace if it breaks.

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  • The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were the first iPhone models to feature a glass back since the iPhone 4S, though the new purpose is to enable inductive charging with Qi-compatible wireless chargers.
  • The Silver and Gold iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were the last iPhone models to have a white front, with all succeeding iPhones, including the 2nd-generation iPhone SE, having black fronts regardless of the color of their back side.
  • This is the last plus model iPhone to come with a home button.


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iPhone 1 | 3G | 3GS | 4 | 4S | 5 | 5C · 5S | 6 · 6 Plus | 6S · 6S Plus | SE (1st)
7 · 7 Plus | 8 · 8 Plus | X | XR · XS · XS Max | 11 · 11 Pro · 11 Pro Max | SE (2nd)
12 · 12 mini · 12 Pro · 12 Pro Max | 13 · 13 mini · 13 Pro · 13 Pro Max | SE (3rd)
14 · 14 Plus · 14 Pro · 14 Pro Max | 15