The wait is over - the newest generation of iPhone has finally arrived. Unveiled at this year's Apple event, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced alongside iPhone X as part of Apple's 10th anniversary.

Boasting a more affordable price-point compared to the anniversary-edition iPhone X, and featuring a whole range of cutting-edge features, these two eye-catching smartphones are certainly worth a closer look...

iPhone 8 Design

Both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are crafted with a glass front and back, reinforced with aerospace-grade aluminium. This makes them truly eye-catching, as well as being Apple's most durable handsets to date.

Both handsets are water and dust resistant up to an IP67 rating so you can enjoy piece-of-mind against everyday spills, splashes and sudden rainfall.

Find out more about Apple's most premium handset to date - iPhone X.

iPhone 8 True Tone Display

iPhone 8 arrives with a stunning 4.7-inch HD Retina display, equipped with True Tone technology for more natural looking images. This advanced screen features a light sensor which analyses the environment, and adjusts the white balance on the display accordingly. This makes for comfortable viewing and vibrant colour accuracy in any environment. your content will be boosted further by improved stereo speakers which are 25% louder than before.

iPhone 8 Plus boasts the same technology, but on a phablet-sized 5.5 inch screen. This is perfect if you love a larger display for streaming movies and TV shows when you’re travelling, or you're a dedicated mobile gamer looking for the most immersive display available.

Super-Powerful A11 Bionic Chip

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are powered by Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip. Containing two high-performance cores that are around 25% faster than those in the previous A10 chip, and four-energy-efficient cores that are around 70% faster than those in the A10, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are seriously powerful.

With all this processing power on board, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus can balance performance easily, making everyday tasks like texting and browsing the web much faster, while simultaneously using less energy. Videos will also play super-smoothly, and you can enjoy next-generation games without any annoying lag.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras

Both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have main cameras that measure in at 12MP, as well as 7MP front cameras, perfect for selfies and FaceTime calls. While both models capture impressive wide-angled shots, iPhone 8 Plus takes photography standards to the next level thanks to a dual camera set-up with telephoto lens.

The dual camera brings amazing results to Apple's Portrait Mode, which offers improved detail on your subject alongside an artfully blurred background for added depth-of-field. Also on board is Portrait Lighting, which offers studio quality lighting effects for a professional finish with every snap.

iPhone 8 Wireless Charging

One of the freshest features that have been added to the 8 and 8 Plus is wireless charging. This tech allows you to simply place your iPhone on a wireless charging AirPower mat, after which its battery will charge without getting into a tangle of wires. You’ll be able to charge via a wire too, enjoying a 50% quick charge in 30 minutes.

If you're tempted by the new generation of iPhone, head over to Mobiles.co.uk to choose the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus contract that's right for you. Or if you think a previous iPhone model might be up your street, check out our guide to which iPhone is right for you.