Via The Verge
The day that we have all been anticipating has finally come, the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone. Apple has announced three new iPhone devices that are nothing short of amazing.
With an edge to edge infinity screen, removal of the home button, and added facial recognition, Apple has set out to wow customers with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Let's take a look at new features, software and hardware that sets these devices apart from their predecessors.
Wth faster processors, a True Tone display, and upgraded cameras, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are upgraded versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
The devices come in 3 colors; silver, space gray, and a beautiful new gold finish. The device has a glass finish on the back with a 7 layer color process giving it a precise hue. There is a new retina HD display in each model, 4.7 inches for the iPhone 8 and 5.5 inches for the 8 Plus. The devices now have True Tone technology to improve the quality of the display.
On the camera front, there’s a new 12-megapixel sensor on the iPhone 8 that is larger, faster, and finally has optical image stabilization. The iPhone 8 Plus also has new sensors, and offers f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures now. The dual cameras on the 8 Plus also have a new "Portrait Lighting” feature to adjust the lighting for portrait shots. iPhone 8 has the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone. The devices also have Apple designed video encoder, which takes 2 million tiles per second to optimize quality and compression level. You can shoot in 1080p in 240 frames per second, double than it's predecessor.
Apple claims the iPhone 8 as the first smartphone designed for augmented reality, with cameras calibrated for AR, along with a new gyroscope and accelerometer for better motion tracking.
The glass backing of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus enables freedom of wireless charging, making no need for cables ever again.
Simply place the phone on a charging pad, and it’ll charge up (with the added bonus for iPhone users that wirelessly charging leaves the Lighting port free for wired headphones). Apple will be using the widely used Qi charging standard, which is good news for anyone who’s already bought into wireless chargers.
The iPhone 8 will start at $699 for a 64GB model, while the 8 Plus will start at $799 for 64GB of storagePre-order 15th and delivered 22nd.
You can pre-order the devices on September 15th, and they will launch September 22nd.