APPLE’S iPhone 8 are out now and offer a range of upgrades and new features – Here’s ten things you need to know about these smartphones.
1. Augmented Reality
Developers have been able to create incredible experiences for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that utilise the A11 Bionic and ARKit, CoreML, SiriKit and other APIs. The new Apple App Store even has a section dedicated to AR apps, including: IKEA Place, Sky Guide and The Machines.
2. It’ll be faster than ever
These new devices feature the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone. A six-core CPU design delivers optimal performance and battery life. While its Apple-designed three-core GPU is optimized for amazing 3D games and AR experiences.
3. Wireless Charging
iPhone 8 looks similar from the front, the dazzling new glass back outline now empowers the iPhone 8 to get its battery refilled remotely.
Wireless charging works with the established Qi ecosystem, which means there’s plenty of non-Apple accessories that are compatible.
These incorporate two new remote charging mats from Belkin and mophie which are both accessible from Apple.
4. Better Speakers
The earphone port may still be missing however Apple has included overhauled speakers that are up to 25 per cent louder. This implies the iPhone and convey further bass mean music, recordings, and even your speakerphone calls sound better.
5. Improved Cameras
iPhone 8 features a more advanced 12‑megapixel camera. With a larger, faster sensor. A new color filter. Deeper pixels. And optical image stabilization for photos and videos.
6. It’ll have an OLED display
OLED displays just look more impressive, thanks to having ‘perfect’ black levels and more rich, immersive colors. This will allow for smoother visuals, HDR video playback and possibly even a virtual reality (VR) push, as OLED lends itself well to VR thanks to the faster screen refresh.
7. It won’t have a home button
You’re going to miss this one if you’ve used iPhones for any length of time: there won’t be a home button. There wasn’t generally one on the iPhone 7, as the ‘catch’ didn’t click however vibrated haptically at whatever point pushed, so users presumably won’t battle to adjust as much as they’d thought.
Apple will in any case require a ‘return home’ catch to help exit applications, and this will probably still be in a similar place at the base of the screen when in applications.
However, it might likewise move to the back of the phone or become a software element to tap – whichever way Apple does this, the loss of the iconic home button is going to be a tough one for users to suck up, although they’ll gain a lot of screen real estate in exchange.
In line with the 3D facial recognition feature, the iPhone 8 will also possess an interesting bit called ‘Animoji’. Ever seen and marvelled at how those Pixar and Disney characters seem to talk and act like human characters? Well now you can do it yourself, and even send it in text messages to your friends!
9. It won’t have a headphone jack
Given the iPhone 8 is set to be all-new in outline, it would be a standout amongst the most un-gutsy climbdowns in the history of phone manufacturing if Apple re-enabled the headphone jack – and no render we’ve seen has had a port anywhere in sight.
There is discussion of new Airpods being uncovered at the iPhone 8 dispatch occasion, and that would solidly feature how Apple is seeking a remote future for its sound.
Obviously, despite everything we’ll have the Lightning port for flying in wired earphones in the event that you get some Apple-accommodating ones, yet in the event that you’re trusting that your current cans would suddenly become relevant, it’s not happening.
10. 4K video
The iPhone 8 is able to record 4K videos with smooth 60 fps and 1080p slow-mo footage with 240fps. Even a technological idiot like me can tell that it’s some amazing stuff right there! That’s definitely a plus for you scenery and video-production lovers!