Today Apple has unleashed the new titans of the smartphone world.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the regular incremental updates with a “new” design. Meaning the materials that are used have changed or have been upgraded. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus now features a glass front and back (remember the iPhone 4 days?) with a harder aluminium casing.
Available in 64GB and 256GB capacities. Colour options are Space Grey, White/Silver and a new Gold finish. The devices feature a brand new 6-core chip dubbed the A11 Bionic Chip. It might not mean anything other than it is better. Faster. Stronger. All round a welcome update with the integration and focus on AR. Augmented reality is set to be a game changer and I will be writing more about this within the next week.
Better cameras, with the megapixels staying the same but the sensor that produces the images getting a bump. 12MP for the rear shooter and 7MP for the front facing camera. And Still no headphone jack. Don’t worry, however, apply still includes an adapter in the box or you can purchase some AirPods.
The price for these devices starts at £699 for the iPhone 8 with a 4.7” Screen and £799 for the iPhone 8 Plus with a 5.5” screen.
The new king of the iPhone line is the iPhone X (ten).
The all new design features a brand new “Super Retina Display “of the OLED variety. This comes in at 5.8”, the physical size of the phone is in between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The front of the device is flanked with a “little area” at the top of the screen for all the new tech that is in this phone.
Touch ID has gone, along with the home button. Face ID is here and uses 3D depth mapping with 30,000 points on the users face to unlock the phone. Face ID can be used in place of Touch ID in apps and payment services.
This price of this device starts at a £999. So still less than one-thousand, for a 64GB device. Available in Black or White.
All the phones introduced today feature a glass black, with this it enables Wireless charging, a first for the iPhone range. Apple has decided to use a standard that has already built a following out there in the work of tech, Qi. Existing Qi pads will work also.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available to pre-order starting on 15th September. iPhone X pre-orders start on the 27th October.