The Lightning connector is the standard data-transfer and charging cable for modern iPhones.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are smartphones designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. They make up the 11th generation of the iPhone. The iPhone 8 was released on September 22, 2017, succeeding the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and preceding the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were discontinued by Apple on April 15, 2020 with the release of the second-generation iPhone SE.
Except for the addition of a glass back, the designs of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are largely similar to that of their predecessors. Notable changes include the removal of the rose gold and jet black color variants, addition of inductive charging, a faster processor, and improved cameras and displays. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus share most of their internal hardware with the iPhone X.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were discontinued as of February 2020, having sold 86.3 million units worldwide, making them one of the best-selling smartphones of all time. The entry-level iPhone SE second and third generations share the iPhone 8's exterior dimensions.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were the final models of the flagship iPhone model to feature the Home Button and Touch ID.