The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available to pre-order

Iphone 8 plus iphone x appleJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(L-R) The new iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone 8S are displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available to pre-order.

The two high-end smartphones, officially unveiled by Apple on Tuesday, became available to purchase on Friday morning.

But customers can’t get their hands on them just yet — they don’t hit shop shelves until September 22.

Like their predecessors, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively. They have a slightly revamped design from 2016’s iPhone 7, namely a glass back and a new gold option. They also have a revamped camera and faster internal chips.

They’re not cheap — starting at $US699 or $US799 in the US and £699 or £799 in the UK, in line with previous Apple prices.

But they have been overshadowed by another device launched by Apple on Tuesday: The iPhone X.

The iPhone X marks ten years since the launch of the iPhone, and is the most expensive phone Apple has ever sold — starting at $US999/£999. It has a more radical new design, with Apple ditching the physical home button and replacing it with a nearly edge-to-edge screen, along with facial unlocking tech and an improved camera.

It won’t be available to pre-order until October 27, and will finally be released on November 3.

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