The most awaited iPhone models were finally unveiled at the Apple product keynote event held in the new head office in Apple Park in California. After many rumors, leaks and speculations the world was finally introduced to the future of smartphones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.
iPhone 8 –
The small version of the iPhone 8 has a 4.7 inch Retina HD display. The new phone has a steel reinforced glass back that allows for wireless charging. The iPhone 8 is a successor to last year’s iPhone 7 with very similar features and minimal upgrades. The dust and water resistant phone still features a 12 MP camera but holds additional color filters and a new sensor. Software upgrades allow users to make easier lighting effects adjustments and the slow motion video capture is smoother at 240 frames per second. The phone also packs a faster CPU with the new A11 Bionic processing chip, which has four efficiency cores that are up to 70 percent faster than A10 Fusion. The A11 Bionic chip will allow users to text and browse the web quickly while using less energy and helps AR games and apps reach a new level of fluidity and realism. The phone will come with the new iOS 11 that was released earlier this year.
iPhone 8 Plus –
The iPhone 8 Plus is the taller version of the iPhone 8 with a dual camera. This 5.5 inch phone will pack two 12 MP primary cameras for wide angle and telephoto photography. The wide angle camera holds a f/1.8 six element lens with optical image stabilization and a larger, faster 12 MP sensor while the telephoto camera holds a f/2.8 lens. The 8 Plus comes with the famous iPhone feature Portrait Mode with portrait lighting which uses facial detection and depth maps to capture portraits with striking shadows, spotlight effects and more.
Both the phones pack a 7 MP front camera with retina flash, wide color capture, advanced pixel technology and auto image stabilization.
iPhone X –
The iPhone X is a complete redesign of the product which packs more new features than any of their previous releases. Moving away from the traditional iPhone look, the iPhone X has a head to foot screen with a trapezoidal notch at the top for the front cameras and sensors. The 5.8 inch OLED screen will have a super retina display and TrueTone technology for white balancing the screen in different conditions. The phone will not host a home button, therefore, the power button will have more functionality. Long press the power button to activate the Apple assistant, Siri and double click for Apple Pay. Similar to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X will also run on A11 Bionic chip with 3 GB RAM. X also allows for wireless charging and will work with current Qi pads by companies like Mophie and Belkin. The camera of the iPhone X is just like the dual camera available in the iPhone 8 Plus but the bump runs vertically instead of horizontally.
Apple has finally replaced the fingerprint scanner with a face scanner which cannot be fooled using masks or pictures. The users can set up face scanners through a short setup by simply peering into the front facing camera, framing your face just right, then turning your head left and right so the iPhone’s sensors can get a good look. An array of cameras and sensors are packed into a notch at the top of the screen that projects infrared dots onto the face to map it, captures that image and then use a dedicated processor to interpret the face data.
Pre booking for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will begin on 15 September and will be available from 22 September while pre booking for the iPhone X opens on 27 October and will be available only from 3 November.