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Everything You Need To Know About The New iPhone 8 & iPhone X

Everything You Need To Know About The New iPhone 8 & iPhone X

Silicon Valley heavyweights Apple launched three new iPhones at their event yesterday, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus as well as the iPhone X (pronounced iPhone ten).

A new all glass display the most durable glass ever on a smartphone, big words from the tech giant.

Apple have brought out wireless charging for their new products. You now no longer have to fiddle with charging ports and wires that end up fraying over time you can simply place your iPhone on a wireless charging station.

Other features include:

  • Silver, space grey, new gold finish
  • Apple claims it's the most durable glass ever in a smartphone
  •  It's water and dust resistant
  • 4.7" display in the 8 and 5.5" display in the Plus
  • Stereo speakers. 25% louder than the speakers in the 7
  • A11 bionic chip the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone
  • 12MP camera
  • 4K 60fps video
  • Cameras calibrated for augmented reality
  • New Portrait Lighting feature: machine learning creates facial landmarks and enhances light effects on the face (8Plus)

iPhone X

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The iPhone X which is scheduled for release in early November and is expected to set punters back over a grand. The iPhone X has a quoted two hours extra battery life than the iPhone 7. Again a big promise to keep. There's also no home button, users simply swipe up on the display to bring up the home menu.

Augmented reality has been incorporated into the phone's software.

The new iPhone also has an 'animoji' feature where users faces can be mapped onto emojis.

This is the future people,

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The key features of the iPhone X key include:

  • Edge-to-edge display screens that cover the whole front of the phone
  • No home button
  • Face ID unlocks the phone using 3D facial recognition software. Works with Apple Pay.
  • New Portrait Lighting feature Machine learning creates facial landmarks and enhances light effects on the face
  • iOS 11 will feature, among other things, peer-to-peer Apple Pay and a redesigned Control Centre
  • Wireless charging already in use for the Apple Watch and will now be integrated into iPhones
  • 5.8" 'Super Retina' display Supports HDR in Dolby Vision and HDR10 and True Tone

Here is the pricing and ordering details for each new iPhone:

iPhone 8

Available from September 22

Pre-order from September 15

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64 GB: €829

256GB: €999

iPhone 8 Plus

Available from September 22

Pre-order from September 15

64 GB: €939

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256GB: €1,109

iPhone X

Available from November 3

Pre-order from October 27

64GB: €1,179

256GB: €1,349

Christmas & birthday present all rolled into one

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Eoin Lyons

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