The season of iPhone releases is upon us. Just in time for the holidays, Apple is releasing not one, not two but three new phones: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Each has a unique set of features, but many people are choosing the more affordable 8 versions over the iPhone X. Deciding which new iPhone coming out is right for you depends on your needs. Check out these differences between iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus before you start shopping for iPhone accessories in anticipation of the iPhone 8 Plus release date.

Design Specifications

Both the Apple iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus have an aluminum frame, glass rear and are available in silver, space gray and gold. Those who want a lighter and more compact phone will likely prefer the iPhone 8's smaller size but should keep in mind it also has a smaller screen at only 4.7 inches. By comparison, the 8 Plus features a 5.5-inch display screen. Each phone includes a power button on the right, volume buttons on the left and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Camera Specifications

The Apple iPhone 8 uses a single camera lens of 12 megapixels. It features optical image stabilization, 5x digital zoom and an aperture of f/1.8. The 8 Plus also provides 12 megapixels but has a dual-rear camera. It features a horizontal format with a wide-angle sensor and a telephoto sensor. The 8 Plus also provides optical image stabilization but can zoom up to 10x. Both iPhones features Quad-LED True Tone flash but only the 8 Plus offers portrait mode and a beta feature called portrait lighting. Both versions of the iPhone 8 have a 7-megapixel HD camera for using FaceTime.

Each version of the new iPhone launch features a new processor known as the A11 Bionic Chip. The chip includes a Neural engine with an embedded motion coprocessor. While Apple hasn't specified the phones' RAM capacities, experts believe the iPhone 8 has 2GB and the 8 Plus has 3GB. Both phones have wireless charging capabilities, so be sure to purchase a wireless iPhone charger like the ones available from Tylt.