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iPhone 8 Specifications


  • gold
  • silver
  • Space gray


measures and weight2

  • Height: 138.4 mm
  • Width: 67.3 mm
  • Depth: 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 148 g


  • Retina HD display
  • 4.7 "widescreen LCD multi-touch display (11.94 cm diagonal) with IPS technology
  • 1334 x 750 pixels at 326 ppi
  • Typical contrast ratio: 1400: 1
  • True Tone Display
  • Large color space display (P3)
  • 3D touch
  • Maximum typical brightness: 625 nits
  • Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
  • Grease repellent coating
  • Support for displaying multiple languages ​​and characters at the same time
  • Display zoom
  • One-handed mode

Protection against splashes, water and dust3

  • Classified according to IEC standard 60529 under IP67 (up to 30 minutes and at a depth of up to 1 meter)


  • A11 Bionic Chip
  • Neural Engine


  • 12 MP camera with wide angle lens
  • Wide angle: ƒ / 1.8 aperture
  • Up to 5x digital zoom
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 6 element lens
  • LED True Tone flash with slow synchronization
  • Panorama image (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Live photos with image stabilization
  • Photos and Live Photos with a large color space
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Automatic image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Geotagging for photos
  • Recorded image formats: HEIF and JPEG

Video recording

  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • 2x optical zoom in, up to 6x digital zoom (iPhone 8 Plus only)
  • LED true tone flash
  • Support for slow motion video in 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with image stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Take 8 megapixel photos while recording 4K video
  • Zoom in on playback
  • Recorded video formats: HEVC and H.264

FaceTime HD camera

  • 7 megapixel camera
  • ƒ / 2.2 aperture
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Retina flash
  • Photos and Live Photos with a large color space
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Automatic image stabilization
  • Burst mode

Touch ID

  • Fingerprint sensor integrated in the home button

Apple Pay

  • Pay with your iPhone and Touch ID in stores, apps and on the web
  • Complete Apple Pay purchases made on Mac

More information about Apple Pay

Wireless technologies

  • Model A1863 *
    FDD ‑ LTE (frequency bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
    TD ‑ LTE (frequency bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
    TD ‑ SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    CDMA EV ‑ DO Rev. A (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    UMTS / HSPA + / DC ‑ HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Model A1905 *
    FDD ‑ LTE (frequency bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
    TD ‑ LTE (frequency bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
    UMTS / HSPA + / DC ‑ HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • All types
    802.11ac WiFi with MIMO
    Bluetooth 5.0
    NFC with reading mode
    Express Cards

Location function

  • Integrated GPS / GNSS
  • Digital compass
  • Cellular
  • iBeacon micro-location

Video calls4

  • FaceTime video calls over WiFi or cellular

Audio calls4

  • FaceTime audio calls
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)5
  • Calls over WiFi5

Audio playback

  • Supported audio formats: AAC ‑ LC, HE ‑ AAC, HE ‑ AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC ‑ 3), Dolby Digital Plus (E ‑ AC ‑ 3) and Audible ( Formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX +)
  • Stereo playback
  • User-definable maximum volume

Video playback

  • Supported video formats: HEVC, H.264, MPEG ‑ 4 Part 2 and Motion JPEG
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
  • AirPlay mirroring, photos and video output to Apple TV (2nd generation or newer)6
  • Video mirroring and video output: Support for up to 1080p via Lightning Digital AV adapter and Lightning to VGA adapter (adapter sold separately)6


  • Send messages, set reminders, and more with your voice
  • Get smart suggestions on your lock screen and in Messages, Mail, QuickType, and more
  • Activate with just your voice and "Hey Siri"
  • Use your voice to perform shortcuts in your favorite apps

Learn more about Siri

External buttons and connectors

  • Home button / Touch ID sensor
  • volume
  • Ringing / silent
  • Side button
  • Integrated stereo loudspeaker
  • Lightning connector
  • Integrated microphone

Power supply and battery8

Lasts about as long as the iPhone 7

  • Talk time (wireless): up to 14 hours
  • Internet use: up to 12 hours
  • Video playback (wireless): up to 13 hours
  • Audio playback (wireless): up to 40 hours
  • Fast charging: charge up to 50% in 30 minutes9
    with 18W power supply or higher (sold separately)
  • Integrated rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless charging (with Qi chargers)10
  • Charging via USB port on the computer or power supply


  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • barometer
  • 3-axis gyro sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

operating system

iOS 13
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Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPhone 8. With built-in support for vision and hearing, mobility and learning, you can fully experience the most personal device in the world. Learn more about accessibility


  • VoiceOver
  • zoom
  • RTT and TTY support
  • Siri and dictation
  • Tap for Siri
  • Switch control
  • Extended subtitles
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak the screen content

Integrated apps

  • camera
  • photos
  • Health
  • News
  • phone
  • FaceTime
  • Mail
  • music
  • Wallet
  • safari
  • cards
  • Siri
  • calendar
  • iTunes Store
  • App Store
  • notes
  • contacts
  • Books
  • Home
  • Weather
  • Memories
  • Clock
  • TV
  • shares
  • computer
  • Voice memos
  • compass
  • Podcasts
  • Watch
  • Tips
  • Where is?
  • Settings
  • Files
  • Tape measure
  • Shortcuts

Free apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Clips and the Apple Store app are preinstalled.

  • iMovie
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Numbers
  • iTunes U
  • GarageBand
  • Apple Store
  • Apple TV Remote
  • iTunes Remote
  • Music memos
  • Clips
  • Support


  • EarPods with Lightning Connector

SIM card

  • Nano SIM
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.

Rating for hearing aids

  • iPhone 8 (Model A1863, A1905): M3, T4

Supported email attachments

  • Viewable document types
    .jpg, .tiff and .gif (images), .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word), .htm and .html (websites), .key (Keynote), .numbers (Numbers), .pages (Pages),. pdf (preview and Adobe Acrobat), .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint), .txt (text), .rtf (Rich Text Format), .vcf (contact details), .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel), .zip , .ics, .usdz (USDZ Universal)

System requirements

  • Apple ID (required for some functions)
  • Internet access11
  • Syncing with a Mac or a PC requires:
    • macOS Catalina 10.15 with the Finder
    • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 with iTunes 12.8 or later
    • Windows 7 or newer with iTunes 12.9 or newer (free download from itunes.com/de/download)

Environmental conditions

  • Operating temperature: 0 ° C to 35 ° C
  • Storage temperature: –20 ° C to 45 ° C
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3000 m above sea level, without pressure compensation


  • Supported languages
    English (Australia, UK, USA), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Hong Kong Traditional), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech , Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • QuickType keyboard support
  • Support for QuickType keyboards with predictive text input
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, Great Britain, USA), Chinese (simplified, traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish ( Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Najdi), Cantonese (traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
  • Siri languages
    English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Great Britain, USA), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, USA), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland ), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (mainland China, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malaysian (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
  • Languages ​​for the dictation function
  • Supported dictionaries for definitions
    English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
  • thesaurus
    English (UK, US)
  • Supported bilingual dictionaries with English
    Arabic, Chinese (simplified, traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Spell check
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

scope of delivery

  • iPhone with iOS 13
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to USB cable
  • USB Power Adapter (power supply unit)
  • documentation

iPhone and the environment

Apple considers the entire life cycle of its products to determine their environmental impact. More information about iPhone and environmental protection

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are examples of Apple's commitment to environmental protection. The following features contribute to their lower environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-free display with LED backlighting
  • Free from flame retardants containing bromine
  • PVC free
  • Free from beryllium
  • Particularly recyclable aluminum

Apple and the environment
Read the environmental performance reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of all Apple products.

* To find out the model number of your iPhone, see this article: support.apple.com/en-us/HT201296. For more information on LTE support, please contact your mobile operator or visit apple.com/de/iphone/LTE. The cellular technology supported depends on the model number of the iPhone and whether the device is configured for CDMA or GSM networks.

  1. The available storage space is less and depends on many factors. A standard configuration uses approximately 11 GB to 14 GB of storage space (including iOS and preinstalled apps), depending on the model and settings. Preinstalled apps use about 4 GB and you can delete and restore these apps. The storage capacity may change depending on the software version and vary depending on the device.
  2. Size and weight vary depending on the configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are splash, water and dust resistant and have been tested under controlled laboratory conditions. They are classified according to IEC standard 60529 under IP67 (up to 30 minutes and at a depth of up to 1 meter). The protection against splashes, water and dust is not permanent and may deteriorate over time as a result of normal wear and tear. A wet iPhone should not be charged. Instructions for cleaning and drying can be found in the user manual. The warranty does not cover damage caused by liquids.
  4. For FaceTime calls, both parties must use a FaceTime-enabled device and a WiFi connection. The availability via a cellular network depends on the conditions of the provider. Data charges may apply.
  5. Data plan required. LTE Advanced, LTE, VoLTE and calls via WLAN are available in selected countries and through selected providers. The speed depends on the theoretical throughput and can vary depending on the location and mobile operator. For more information on LTE support, please contact your mobile operator or visit apple.com/de/iphone/LTE.
  6. Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) video content only.
  7. Siri may not be available in all languages ​​or in all regions. Features may vary by region. Internet access required. Cell phone charges may apply.
  8. All information on battery life depends on the network configuration and other factors. The actual duration may vary. The battery has a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by an Apple service provider. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary depending on use and settings. For more information, visit apple.com/uk/batteries and apple.com/au/iphone/battery.html.
  9. The tests were carried out by Apple in August 2017 with prototypes of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and a software prototype as well as Apple USB-C power adapter accessories (29W model A1540, 61W model A1718, 87W model A1719). Fast charge tests were performed on discharged iPhone devices. The charging time varies depending on the environmental conditions. Actual results may vary.
  10. Qi wireless chargers are sold separately.
  11. A wireless broadband connection is recommended (fees may apply).

Some features may not be available in all countries or regions. See full list.

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