Tuesday Apple unveiled their new Iphones which are set to be released this fall. The Iphones unveiled Tuesday include the Iphone 8 and 8 plus and the Iphone X. Pre-orders for the Iphone 8 models begin Sept. 15 while preorders for the Iphone X model begin Oct. 27.
The Iphone 8 models are similar to their predecessors in design except they are slightly larger sport an all-glass design meaning the front and back are glass. According to Apple, the glass used is some of the most durable glass to ever be used on a smart phone. The phone also sports a color‑matched, aerospace‑grade aluminum band.
The camera on the Iphone 8 models get a slight upgrade with a new sensor that is faster and larger. The retina display now sports True Tone technology which automatically adjusts white balance to match the light around you.
The new Iphone model also adds augmented reality powered by a A11 Bionic chip which according to Apple is the most powerful chip ever put in a phone. The chip is said to be capable of up to 600 billion operations per second. The CPU is supposed to be 70 percent faster than the A10 fusion chips in the Iphone 7. The Iphone 8 model’s battery life is supposed to be similar to their predecessor although a second‑generation performance controller will provide more power when you need it.
The Iphone 8 models will also add wireless charging to its resume. The phone is water and dust resistant and will come with IOS 11.
The Iphone X which comes out after the iphone 8, will sport all of the same features of the Iphone 8 models while adding a few more. The Iphone X will be slightly larger than the Iphone 8 with a 5.8-inch all-screen OLED Multi‑Touch display. The Iphone X entire front is a screen and ditches the home button and touch ID for Face ID which uses a TrueDepth camera to identify your face from millions of others. The Face ID can adapt to changes in your appearance over time and can’t be unlocked with a photo as it uses depth perception to identify facial features.
The TrueDepth camera can also be used to make yourself an emoji with the new Animoji feature on available on the Iphone X. A new portrait selfie mode also allows for pictures with blurred backgrounds on the Iphone X models.
The IPhone X model uses a simple swipe up to take the user back to the home screen versus a home button. The battery life on the X model last about two hours longer than the Iphone 7.
The Iphone 8 starts at $699. The Iphone 8 plus starts at $799. The Iphone X starts at $999
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