The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been unveiled at its event in California. We’ve also seen a top-of-the-range iPhone X, which has stolen the iPhone 8’s thunder, just a tad.
But for now, let’s focus on the iPhone 8.
The iPhone 8 has an all new design, improved camera, and a new, faster chipset.
Let’s start with the camera:
The new iPhone 8 has a new 12MP pixel camera. The 12MP lens promises ‘83% more light’, ‘better colour saturation/wide colour gamut’ faster focussing and there is ‘multi-band noise reduction’.
The ‘killer’ feature in the iPhone 8 Plus is Portrait Lighting, a step on from the iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode. It uses machine learning to separate the subject from the background then apply lighting ‘effects’ to the person’s face. And it can also be applied retrospectively.
There’s also a new screen, although sizes and resolution have been carried across from the iPhone 7, Apple has upgraded the Retina HD display, with improved colour accuracy and a cinema wide colour gamut.
The design is also refreshed. There’s a glass front and back in aerospace grade aluminium while there’s again water and dust resistance.
This allows for wireless charging in both models.
The speaker is louder and bassier, while the new Apple A11 Bionic processor has cores that are 70% faster than those in the A10 with 3x faster graphics now made by Apple itself.
Preorders will start on September 15, and will be available to by from September 22.
Prices start at Rs. 64,000.