This year, the iPhone celebrated 10 years, and therefore the first presentation of Apple in the new headquarters of the company was particularly special. The main intrigue of the September event was the frameless iPhone X (this is the "iPhone", not the "ex"), presented in the company of two more mass models of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. All trio received protection from water and dust according to the IP67 standard.
iPhone X received 5.8-inch OLED-display with a resolution of 2436x1125 pixels and minimal frames - the largest ever iPhone, not for nothing, it was called Super Retina. 3D Touch, HDR, almost infinite contrast (1,000,000: 1) is also about it. As expected, the device lost the "Home" button and the fingerprint scanner Touch ID. At the top of the cut-out for the speaker, front camera and a bundle of sensors, including an infrared camera. They are used to unlock the gadget using the new Face ID. The system recognizes the owner even in complete darkness, and neural networks and machine learning make hacking almost impossible (one in a million chance - the fans of Prattchet's creativity tensed). In general, the photos of the face are not exactly rolling. The new animated anemoji emoticons in iMessage will copy the user's emotions based on the 3D face model.
The lack of a button on the iPhone X is compensated by gestures. A horizontal line appeared at the bottom of the screen, pulling which you can return to your home screen. If you hold your finger in one position, the list of recently launched applications opens. In the rumors it was reported that part of the usual functions will take over the power button, for example, its hold can quickly activate the voice assistant Siri. While we can only confirm the display of Apple Pay cards by double tap.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are all much simpler - the devices have received IPS screens with a diagonal of 4.7 and 5.5 inches and 3D Touch technology, as in the previous generation. However, now they have become even better, and True Tone technology adjusts the color temperature for ambient lighting. In place and a button with a touch ID. The main innovation was a sturdy rear glass panel. All new products have only a metal frame (stainless steel in the iPhone X and aluminum in the rest), which allowed to realize the wireless charging standard Qi. Next year, Apple will release a branded charging AirPower, but for now you can use third-party. Also, fast wire charging is supported up to 50% in the first 30 minutes. It is high time!
At the heart of the smartphones was a new six-core Apple A11 Bionic processor with two powerful cores and four energy-efficient ones. It is 25% faster than its predecessor, and at comparable performance with the A10 chip consumes half the energy. Graphics performance increased by 30%. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available in 64 GB and 256 GB versions, as well as the iPhone X - Take that, Brikk. The device without frames works for two hours more than the iPhone 7.
The dual camera iPhone 8 Plus received new 12-megapixel modules with aperture f / 1.8 (wide angle) and f / 2.8 (telephoto). The iPhone 8's rear camera is still the same, with optical stabilization. Sensors capture 83% more light, which means that in poor lighting, smartphones will shoot even better. There was support for recording 4K-video at a frequency of 60 frames per second, slow-motion shooting - 240 frames per second with Full HD.
Dual camera iPhone X - is located vertically. Both 12-megapixel main camera modules are equipped with an optical stabilization system, and the flash has as many as four LEDs. Portrait mode is supported even when shooting on the front camera, which was not specifically mentioned. Because all smartphones are still 7 megapixels.
How much is?
In key markets, sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will begin on September 22 (pre-order from September 15). Prices are from $ 700 and $ 800 respectively. iPhone X will have to wait until November 3 and lay out at least $ 1000.
When will appear with us?
The beginning of sales in Ukraine is planned in October, the online store Allo has already opened pre-order for Apple iPhone 8 , iPhone 8+ and iPhone 10 . Official prices have not yet been announced.
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