The iPhone 8 – Should you really wait for the iPhone X?

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As most Apple Lovers may know – Apple released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on 22 September 2017. Many people are wondering whether they should wait it out for the elusive iPhone X with the iPhones’ first-ever OLED display and Face ID -which was released to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th birthday – However, the iPhone 8 is a beautifully designed, sleek, powerhouse and sources state that its display alone looks more high-end than that of the iPhone 7 series.

Let’s take a look at the most important aspects of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

Display

According to MacRumors the iPhone 8 features a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch and a 1400:1 contrast ratio, while the iPhone 8 Plus features a 5.5-inch display with a 1920 by 1080 resolution, 401 pixels per inch, and a 1300:1 contrast ratio.

True Tone

A new feature of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is the True Tone feature, which uses the ambient light sensor to detect the lighting in a room. It’s able to adjust the colour temperature and intensity to match the light for a more natural viewing experience.

Cameras

As stated by Tech Crush – the camera system in the iPhone is definitely becoming the central focus of its tech advancements. It’s not just about pictures anymore. They further state that with augmented reality and computer vision emerging as the next candidates for the next major wave in platform development, the camera system is something incredible to look forward to.

According to 9TO5Mac there has been a lot of new developments to improve cameras and video in iPhone 8 and 8 Plus— a new Apple-designed image signal processor in the A11 Bionic chip, larger and faster sensors, a Quad-LED True Tone flash, an Apple-designed video encoder, and more— but what does it mean for users in real-world usage?

Touch ID

Face ID might be a very appealing feature to most users, but for some, a fast, reliable Touch ID is all they need. Face ID comes with its own tricks and might take some time for normal users to get used to. The iPhone 8’s Touch ID is exactly what most people need.

The Verge states that Touch ID works on the iPhone 8 and 8 plus the same way it always has. It’s fast, reliable, and you know what you’re doing when you activate it.

Augmented Reality

Earlier this year at the Apple event, executives noted that the new devices (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X) were tuned for augmented reality. This will definitely help gaming and consumer apps, but will also be beneficial to business applications. Furthermore, Apple’s ARKit and iPhone upgrade cycle will create a big audience for AR across consumers and business. According to Fortune, with AR, people would be able to see digital images overlaid onto the physical world using their smartphones and cameras.

Water, Splash & Dust Resistance

Will you be able to save your iBaby if it fell in a pool, lake, or ugh, the toilet? Most likely, but it would depend on how long the device was submerged and the depth of the fall. Much like the iPhone 7 – the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are also Water, Splash and Dust resistant. According to iPhone Hacks – the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are also IP67 rated as per tests outlined by the IEC 60529 standard.

In conclusion, we feel that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus is well worth getting before the elusive iPhone X due to its amazing features, extremely impressive camera and all-around appeal.

Stay tuned for more insights into the world of Apple.

Sources:

Mac Rumors

9to5 Mac

Tech Crunch

ZDnet

Fortune

Apple

Apple Support

iPhone Hacks

The Verge

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