Apple event 2017- Apple made the fans wait a little before taking the covers off its new smartphones – iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. While the flagship had to wait a while – as executives took the stage one after the other to introduce the Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K – the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were introduced first. The ‘One More Thing’ this time was iPhone X without bezels above and below the display, and with Face ID facial recognition technology that replaces the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the new Apple flagship.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus specifications, features
The successors to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus run on the new A11 Bionic chip that the company says has two performance cores (25 percent than last year’s A10), and four high-efficiency cores (70 percent faster than A10). Augmented Reality (AR) is a crucial part of the new iPhone 8 models, as will be the spatial audio feature – this will increase the volume when you get closer to the iPhone. Wireless charging for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, based on Qi standard, is finally a reality after years of rumours.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus camera
The iPhone 8 Plus retains the dual camera setup, but with two 12-megapixel sensors with f/1.8 aperture for the primary RGB sensor and f/2.8 aperture for the telephoto sensor. The iPhone 8 Plus camera has a new beta Portrait mode that adds lighting effects that, the company says, would normally require a proper studio lighting feature. As for video capturing, the phone can shoots 4K videos at 60fps, 1080p videos at 240fps.
iPhone 8 price
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will come in two storage options – 64GB and 256GB. iPhone 8 price starts at $699, whereas that of the iPhone 8 Plus will begin at $799. Pre-orders for both variants begin on September 15, and release date is September 22. iOS 11, the latest version of the mobile software powering the iPhones, will be available to download on September 19.
iPhone X features, specifications, price
As mentioned above, the two biggest features of the iPhone X will be the bezel-less design and facial recognition authentic system called Fae ID that is said to replace the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the new model. Also expected to launch are wireless charging, OLED display panel, animoji or animated emojis, and more camera options for portraits shots. With so much already out, everyone is hoping for something that hasn’t reached the rumour mill so that the ‘One More Thing’ element of surprise is still left.
If you are an optimistic gamer, you could perhaps hope for a surprise appearance from Nintendo on stage at the Apple event. As for the iPhone X price, it is widely expected to touch the $1,000 mark, while the iPhone X price in India is said to top Rs. 1 lakh.