iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: But What’s New With It?

Apple Unveils iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: But What’s New With It?

Quote: “We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent Because this is our life” Steve Jobs.

Finally the day has arrived when much awaited iPhone 2017 event took place.  The event was headed by Mr. Tim Cook (CEO, Apple), Phil Schiller (the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc), as they unveiled some highly anticipated Apple gadgets.

iphone 8 plus

Apple announced many products at the event, but we are only going to discuss the successors of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, i.e. the highly elusive iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. While introducing the latest smartphone, Tim Cook said,” Apple has always believed that tech infused with humanity could improve people’s lives and change the world”

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He further added, “No other device in our lifetimes have had the impact on the world that the iPhone has. Nothing else has become so essential or has put so much power in people’s hands than iPhone. It is truly amazing how much iPhone impacts the world each and every day. Our intention with iPhone has been always able to create something so powerful, so immersive and so magical that the hardware virtually disappears. Over years we have tried to live up to the expectations by inventing and re-imagining numerous technology”

With every new model, new features and new iOS, iPhone has introduced new innovations to the world. This time, it was iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Announcement Of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

To announce iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Tim Cook invited Phil Schiller.

Phil Schiller was very excited to promulgate all new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Though iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus look like their predecessors they are not the same. With glass front and back, new colors, improved speakers and wireless charging, iPhone 8 series is indeed different.

iphone 8 chip

Most important thing which has also been the center of speculations is the new chip. Unlike other iPhones,  iPhone 8 has the brand new chip, which Apple calls A11 bionic, it is claimed to be the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone. It consists 64-bit design with 4.3 billion transistors with six core CPU. It has two performance cores -which makes it 25% faster than A 10. It’s four high-efficiency cores, makes it 70% faster than A10. It is managed by 2nd gen apple designed performance controller that use all six cores at once which means you will get 70% boost in multi threaded workloads. Moreover, It consists of Apple designed GPU which makes it work 30% faster than A10 GPU which is designed especially to accelerate 3D games and apps also for machine learning app. For Better Camera, Apple designed ISP which is used in Photography, provides faster auto focusing low light, with improved pixel processor and hardware enabled multi-band noise reduction.

Features Of All New iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus

Not everything but some of the features of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus makes it a next in line.

Design and Body:

design and body

This new generation iPhone has a glass at the front and the rear with the aluminum band on the sides which aesthetically matches the color of each iPhone. iPhone would be available in silver, space gray, and gold. It is made from  Aerospace grade 7000 series custom aluminum alloy. The Glass has a 7 layer color process and is reinforced with laser welded steel incorporated structure. Phil claimed that the glass is the most durable ever in a smartphone.

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Dust and Water Resistant:

water proof

Just like iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it is microscopically sealed which makes them water and dust resistant.

Display:

display

It also has new retina HD display. The 4.7-inch retina display in iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch retina display in iPhone 8 Plus.  Apple has been always known for incredible color accuracy with wide cinema color gamut. Apple built in the 3D touch technology into the display.  But this time, with iPhone 8 series, they have used true tone technology (it dabs the color, temperature, and intensity according to the ambient light around you)

Speakers:

The all new Stereo speakers are more powerful as they are claimed to be 25% louder than the previous model with a deeper bass

Camera:

iphone 8 camera

With iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, you get 12 MP sensor and provides  83 % more light and the best thing, it is more power efficient. It has deeper pixels, new color filters this adds up to better color saturation, and lower noise, a wider dynamic range of color. iPhone 8 Plus has two new sensors, the wide angle camera with f/1.8 in optical image stabilization and the telephoto camera with  f/2.8 aperture. With iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has made portrait mode more efficient, using the dual camera and A11 chip and 8 plus, Apple has come up with a feature called portrait lighting.

iphone 8 camera

You can pose a photo in camera using the portrait mode, the dual camera, and ISP sense the scene and it separates the subject from the background and with Machine learning, it creates facial landmarks and changes the lighting of the contours over your face, the best part is, it all  happens while you are composing a shot. It is very easy to use, all you need to do is select portrait mode and you will get an option couture light to set the lightning on the face. It has different effects like studio light, contour light and more. You can swipe and pick anyone you like. It is a real time analysis of light on the face of the person posing for a photo.Moreover, you can also change the lightning effect after clicking the photo by going into the Photos app.

Video

It has claimed to have the highest quality video capture ever in a smartphone. New generation iPhone has Apple designed video encoder which means faster video frame rates and real time image & motion analysis to estimate the changes in content and optimize video encoding algorithm. If you are a fan of slow motion videos, then you will certainly love the new iPhone as it enables you to shoot slow motion videos in 1080p with 240 frames per second which double the fps from the previous version.

Augmented Reality: Motion tracking

New Gen, iPhone’s  hardware, and software is deeply integrated into AR and each iPhone is customized for AR, camera is calibrated for AR with new gyroscope and accelerometer for the best experience for accurate motion tracking.

Wireless CHARGING

wireless charging

Phil stated, “ Future Is Wireless”

New iPhone supports wireless charging with glass back, it. Moreover, it supports LT advanced for fast networking connections. The Bluetooth has now been upgraded to 5.0 from 4.2. It also supports Airpods, Beats X headphones and new Beats studio 3s. It supports Qi open wireless standard and the wireless charging will work with Belkin And Mophie.

Now The Price:

iPhone 8 will be available in two versions 64 GB and  256 GB price starting from $699.00

iPhone 8 Plus will be available in two versions  64 GB and  256 GB price starting from $799

You can pre book it from 15th Sept and the new iOS will be available on 19th Sept

So, this was all about iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, it has everything that a top quality smartphone should have from Wireless charging to Augmented reality supporting camera. From stereo speakers to retina HD display, it is a power pack. However, due to the launch of iPhone X with these iPhones, the purchase of them might go down as everyone would prefer iPhone X the most as it is definitely the superior model. If someone is going for a premium brand like Apple, they would invest in the superior model to get it all.

What do you think?

Srishti Sisodia

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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