KUALA LUMPUR – Fans of Apple who have been wondering about the availability of the newly-launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can get the phones from Apple.com/my and Apple resellers from Oct 20 onwards.

However, Apple has not released the official prices yet for the models and any update on the availability of iPhone X at press time.

In the US, the iPhone 8 starts from US$699 while iPhone 8 Plus from US$799.

Unveiled by Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple headquarters in Cupertino on Sept 12, 2017, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus feature a new glass and aluminium design, Retina HD displays, A11 Bionic Chip, new single and dual cameras with support for portrait lighting, wireless charging and optimised for augmented reality.

Packed with more advanced cameras with Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting, and the highest quality video capture in a smartphone, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus enable the freedom of wireless charging, all with AR optimisation.

The A11 Bionic used in the phones is the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, featuring a six-core CPU design with two performance cores that are 25 per cent faster and four efficiency cores that are 70 per cent faster than the A10 Fusion, offering industry-leading performance and energy efficiency.

A new, second-generation performance controller can harness all six cores simultaneously, delivering up to 70 percent greater performance for multi-threaded workloads, giving customers more power while providing the same great battery life.

Besides that, the A11 Bionic also integrates an Apple-designed GPU with a three-core design that delivers up to 30 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation. All this power enables incredible new machine learning, AR apps and immersive 3D games.