In the turmoil and great expectancy for the iPhone X, Apple has announced the release of their least awaited and perhaps most boring phone ever made. Although projected to even conjure record and staggering sales figures, Apple will need a lot more investment than usual in marketing strategies so as to achieve these projections.
Another contributing factor to the low excitement and spirit showed towards the iPhone 8 is the fact that three phones are being released together by Apple for the very first time in the company’s history with the iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X accompanying the iPhone 8. In addition to being a precursor to the iPhone X, it looks very much like the iPhone 7, which has its own design pretty much borrowed from iPhone 6 and 6s.
Amidst the boring structure, built and vibe around the iPhone 8, its dependability is great and customary of Apple phones as its features are premium though missing out on a few mouth watering upgrades left for the futuristic iPhone X. Nothing essential has been left out by Apple on the iPhone 8.
With slight differences in size (iPhone 8 is smaller), a 4.7-inch Retina display has been incorporated in the iPhone 8 while the 8 plus features a 5.5-inch retina display. In continuation of the trend in iPhones of the last generation, a single camera sensor is featured on the iPhone 8 with a 12-megapixel lens with the bigger model (iPhone 8 plus) having a combined pair of sensors, each of 12-megapixels in a dual camera setup.
There has been a newly introduced feature which makes it possible to adjust the lighting so as to enhance the looks of portraits. The feature is known as Portrait Lighting and it uses special software and sensors that enable its application during or after pictures have been taken. The camera of this version has been specifically designed to perform motion tracking with an enhanced reality experience.
Added to being microscopically resistant to water and dust, the iPhone 8 and its bigger brother, the iPhone 8 plus are both available in silver, pink-gold, space gray color schemes with glass on the back and front.
Wireless charging is a new feature also supported by both phones with Qi, eliminating the idea of having to plug your phone.
Upon official announcement, iPhone 8 and 8 plus can be preordered as from the 15th of September, 2017 with shipping scheduled to begin on the 22 September, 2017.
These handsets have been made available with internal storage capacities of 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB at starting prices of $699 and $799.
Other notable upgrades and innovations are elaborated below;
The iPhone 8, 8 plus and X have been designed with the latest operating system for Apple phones iOS 11. After official unveiling, some months back, its multitude of revolutionary features has been finalized and polished up to bring the new look App Store, improve Live photos, reduce robotic structure of Siri and so much more. To be made available for free download from September 19th, Check for compatibility requirements because the download is not possible for all other iPad and iPhone users.
Apple Watch 3
Cellular connectivity addition to the Apple Watch 3 is probably the biggest upgrade from pre-existing versions. It allows calls, map use, streaming of songs and provides direct and independent access to Siri from your watch.
Apple TV 4K
The upgrade of the Apple TV to 4k has brought a very much-needed feeling of refreshment especially with regards to (HDR) high dynamic range. This upgrade introduces fantastic enhancements to picture quality with incredibly detailed and super sharp imaging. You will, however, require a 4K HDR TV and 4D HDR content to enjoy the new experience.
Along with the other released phones, Apple TV 4K will be available for order as from September, 15th at $179 with shipping scheduled to begin on the September, 22nd 2017.