iPhone 8 & iPhone X
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 allglass 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 2436x1125 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 and pay for stuff using your face. And with longer battery life, powerful internals and AR mastery, it’s a big step from Apple.