Smart, Globe announce release date of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Gelo Gonzales
Smart, Globe announce release date of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
The phones arrive two months after their launch in US and other markets

MANILA, Philippines – Telcos Smart and Globe have announced the release date for Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in the Philippines: November 17.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 in September – a direct upgrade of the 7, and follows the traditional form factor of iPhones. The iPhone X, which had been announced at the same time as the 8, has not been given a release date yet in the country. The X was released in late October in 50 countries. (READ: Feature comparison: iPhone X vs 8 vs 8 Plus)

Smart and Globe made the announcement on Facebook, with Smart posting first, around midnight, Friday, November 3: 

Twelve hours later, Globe followed with their own announcement:

Pricing and plan details have yet to be announced. 

Smart pre-orders begin on November 10, Friday via Globe hasn’t announced pre-order details but has posted a link to their iPhone 8 page. 

Who’s #TeamSmart? Who’s #TeamGlobe? –

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Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.