Apple’s latest smartphones were short on surprises, but does that matter? Not even a little bit!
In the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, some of the most powerful men in the world were as giddy as fresh-faced schoolchildren. Why? They were unveiling their latest playthings: the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
Let’s start with the iPhone 8. Visually, it looks fairly similar to the iPhone 7, but with an important difference. That’s its all-glass back, which enables wireless Qi charging for the first time in an iPhone.
The cameras on both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been improved, with 12MP rear cameras with new sensors, better dynamic range, and optical image stabilisation for both cameras on the Plus model. There’s also a new Portrait Lighting mode with powerful lighting adjustment options.
But of course, everyone was waiting for the iPhone X, and it didn’t disappoint. With an all-glass front and back, and a full edge-to-edge display, it’s the first proper redesign since the iPhone 6. It has the same features of the iPhone 8 and then some, including a new Super Retina Display.
With a 2436×1125 resolution, this packs in 458 pixels per inch, and its OLED display technology allows for the best, most vibrant screen in an iPhone.
That high quality screen – and new front camera system – allows for Face ID, letting you unlock your phone an pay for stuff using your face. And with longer battery life, powerful internals and AR mastery, it’s a big step from Apple.