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iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Launched with Wireless Charging and True Tone display

by Yudhvir SinghSeptember 13, 2017

After months of rumors and speculation, the new iPhones are finally here. Marking the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook officially launched the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Campus. The newly launched Apple phones look pretty much the same as their predecessors iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models with faster A11 Bionic processors, a True Tone display, and upgraded cameras. During this event, Apple also showed off its cellular-enabled Watch Series 3, a 4K Apple TV and the another iPhone successor – iPhone X (Call it iPhone 10 if you are good at puns).

The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button, a single swipe from the bottom takes you home. The new iPhone models will be able to capture 1080p videos in 240 frames per second and also can shoot time lapse videos with stabilization. The devices unlocks using facial recognition software and features wireless charging.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs iPhone X Review – Specifications, Features & Price

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The Screen: Like its predecessor, the iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and aluminum body, iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch Retina HD screen, while iPhone X boasts of a bigger and better 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display. Screen resolution is 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi, 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi and 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi respectively. The iPhone X screen has rounded corners that precisely follows the curves of the body-design, all the way to the gracefully rounded corners.

When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 5.85 inches diagonally ( the actual viewable area is less). The OLED screen enables it to portray accurate colors, true blacks, powerful brightness, and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio. The True Tone technology automatically sets white balance to equalize the light around you. The devices comprise of Embedded M11 motion coprocessor.

Body & Design: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are splash, water, and dust resistant, covered in surgical-grade stainless steel casing and having elegant yet durable glass on front and back. The weight is 148 grams, 202 grams, and 174 grams respectively.

iPhone 8, iPhone X Colors: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available in three color variants – Silver, Space Gray, and Gold Finish, but the iPhone X is available in two colors only – Silver and Space Gray.

The Camera: All the devices have a brilliant 12 MP Camera with optical image stabilization, it stars added color filters, a new sensor and software tweaks that cause it simpler to arrange lighting effects. iPhone8Plus and iPhone X have wide-angle telephoto lenses. Portrait mode on iPhone 8 Plus enables it to create stunning images with sharper subject and precisely blurred backgrounds to mimic bokeh effect like professional photographers do!

Front camera is 7 MP FaceTime HD camera in iPhone 8 and plus while iPhone X boasts of TrueDepth camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture.

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Other Important Features: The new iPhones feature iOS 11 out of the box, with newly animated emojis, more languages with Siri’s translation assistance and a revived Control Center menu. Preinstalled apps use on the new iPhoneX toll about 4GB of the space, but you can delete these apps and restore if you need them later.

What comes in the iPhone 8 Box: EarPods with Lightning Connector, iPhone Device, Lightning to USB Cable, 5W USB Power Adapter, Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Price: As for the iPhone 8 price in the US, the 64GB and 256GB variants will cost $699 and $849, respectively. Similarly, the iPhone 8 Plus will cost $799 and $949 for the 64GB and 245GB variants.

iPhone 8 Release Date in India: iPhone 8 will be launched in India on September 29, 2017, as a part of the second phase of its release. The iPhone 8 price in India will start at Rs. 64,000. You can purchase iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X with the iPhone Upgrade Program on apple.com, using the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store.

iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Technology – What’s inside the box

Loosing charge fast is a problem most smartphone users face. This has made wireless charging one of the most sought after technology in one of our time. The only catch with long range wireless charging is that the further you get from the charging port, the weaker the signal gets and slower the charging becoming.

What is wireless charging technology and how it works (infographic)

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The Journey of Apple – iPhone to iPhone X

iPhone is often credited for reshaping the market of smartphone and that makes it one of the world’s most valuable companies. Developed and marketed by Apple, the first iPhone was launched on June 29, 2007 and the latest iPhone 7 was unveiled at Apple’s September event in 2016.

For four generation the iPhone looked pretty same until the iPhone 5 that had larger display. Every generation of iPhone saw an upgrade of one kind or the other but the design had been essentially the same.

With iPhone 6S, Apple introduced pressure-sensitivity touch and their latest product iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple added new color options, water-resistant capabilities, improved system and graphics performance along with dual-camera set up.

Apple’s Market Share: In the US, iPhone holds the largest share in the smartphone market. Around the end of the year 2015, iPhone had a market share of 43.6% market share followed by Samsung, LG and Motorola.

Looking at the high-end feature that iPhone X offer, we are pretty sure the phone is set to take the market by storm.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Will Have a Faster A11 Bionic processor

The new variants of iPhone will follow the lead of the 2016 generation of the MacBook Pro line-up and see prices rise at the top end, and the base models to lose functionality while maintaining then ‘entry-level’ pricing. Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are powered by six-core, 64-bit A11 Bionic processor and improved GPU, which is 30 percent more efficient than the GPUs in last year’s models to render video encoding ceaselessly at a faster rate.

Also read: Why the iPhone 7 has no headphone jack

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