The latest in iPhone:
The latest with iPhone is the newly released iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 plus are very similar in look and act a lot like last year’s iPhone 7 and 7 plus. The biggest improvements between the iPhone 7 and 8 models are big upgrades to the camera, wireless charging, and longer battery life.
The biggest reason to upgrade to an iPhone 8 from an older model is the new and greatly improved camera. They are the first smartphones to capture 4k ultra HD video at 60 frames per second. The older iPhone 7 model captured video at 30 frames per second. This difference especially noticeable when it comes to shooting video when things are moving quickly like at a sports games. The iPhone 8 also captures slow motion at 240 frames per second which is double the rate of the iPhone 7. Slow motion is capped to 1080p and isn’t offered in 4k ultra HD.
Battery life is an important thing for many consumers when it comes to their smartphones. The iPhone does offer longer battery life than the older iPhone 7 models but not by a huge margin. The iPhone 7 battery lasts about 18.5 hours and the plus model lasts about 21. The iPhone 8 battery on average lasts for 19 hours while the 8plus lasted 21 hours.
Picture showing the size difference between the iPhone 8 and 8 plus.
Apple also released the iPhone X. Some of the iPhone X’s features are a 5.8-inch screen. It also comes with a super retina display and adopts an OLED technology. It has 2436 x 1125 screen resolution and 458 pixels per inch. The iPhone X does away with the home button and therefore touch ID. The iPhone X is available in either a 64GB or 256GB of storage.
One of the biggest things with the iPhone X is that it now uses facial recognition. Your face is now your password and will be used to unlock, authenticate, and pay for things related to your phone.
The technology is called the TrueDepth camera system and works but projecting 30,000 invisible dots onto your face. These dots are then used by the camera to create a unique facial map. It then uses an infrared camera to read the dot pattern to the Secure Enclave.
The iPhone X also gets to know you and your face. It uses machine learning to detect appearances in your face. By doing this the phone will still recognize you even if you have changes to your facial hair or decide to wear something like glasses or sunglasses on your face. The phone is also attention aware and will only unlock the device using your face if your eyes are looking at it.
The iPhone X is also designed to project you against things like spoofing using photos and masks. The map of your face that the infrared camera created is sent to the Secure Enclave where it is encrypted. The data is private and is not backed up to the cloud or anywhere. The data is never intended to go anywhere other than your phone.
Picture of the iPhone X: