Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11 Event Summary, Specs and Features in 1-minute reading

 Here is recap on what’s happening on Apple 12th September 2017 event, mainly on the new iPhone and iOS 11:

1. Say hello to the future. iPhone X is born!

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Meet the new Apple iPhone X (read iPhone 10). Image courtesy of Apple.com

This year iPhone, comes with 3 models

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

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Meet the new Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Image courtesy of Apple.com

While for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, design-wise, they are practically similar to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but with glass back, there is this iPhone X which is totally different – the first iPhone without the iconic Home button.

Also this year, Apple sets a record by selling 8 models of iPhone – the most within a year. Apple sells not only the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, but also still selling iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X only has 64GB and 256GB storage configurations

Apple has upped the storage for iPhone 8 and iPhone X, starting now with 64GB, then 256GB. There is no 32GB nor 128GB for iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB
iPhone SE Yes Yes
iPhone 6s Yes Yes
iPhone 6s Plus Yes Yes
iPhone 7 Yes Yes
iPhone 7 Plus Yes Yes
iPhone 8 Yes Yes
iPhone 8 Plus Yes Yes
iPhone X Yes Yes

iPhone 8 and iPhone X has only 2 colors: Silver and Space Gray

Unlike last year iPhone 7 which I nominated as the most colorful iPhone, this year iPhone 8 and iPhone X only comes with 2 colors: Space Grey and Silver.

 

iPhone/Color Space Gray Silver Jet Black Black Gold Rose Gold Red
iPhone SE Yes Yes Yes Yes
iPhone 6s Yes Yes Yes Yes
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7 Yes Yes Yes Yes
iPhone 7 Plus Yes Yes Yes Yes
iPhone 8 Yes Yes
iPhone 8 Plus Yes Yes
iPhone X Yes Yes

Another thing worth noting is that, last year Apple was selling only 128GB and 256GB model for Jet Black color. This year, you can get iPhone 7/7 Plus Jet Black color with 32GB storage.Also worth noting that, this year iPhone will no longer has Red special edition color for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. So if you are thinking to get Red special edition color, grab from the store before it’s gone.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X price

With so many iPhone models now available, Apple buyer would have a hard time deciding which iPhone to get, because their pricing is so close one to another.

iPhone/Price 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB
iPhone SE US$349 US$449
iPhone 6s US$449 US$549
iPhone 6s Plus US$549 US$649
iPhone 7 US$549 US$649
iPhone 7 Plus US$669 US$769
iPhone 8 US$699 US$849
iPhone 8 Plus US$799 US$949
iPhone X US$999 US$1149

iPhone 8 and iPhone X pre-order date

iPhone/Date Pre-Order Date Available Date
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus 15 September 2017 22 September 2017
iPhone X 27 October 2017 3 November 2017

iPhone 8 and iPhone X Specs and Features

 

Features/iPhone iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus iPhone 8
Color Space Gray Space Gray Space Gray
Silver Silver Silver
Gold Gold
Screen size 5.8″ 5.5″ 4.7″
Screen resolution 2436×1125 pixel 1920×1080 pixel 1334×750 pixel
Pixel per Inch 458 ppi 401 ppi 326 ppi
Back Camera 12MP 12MP 12MP
Dual lens Dual lens
Front Camera 7MP 7MP 7MP
4K Video Recording Yes Yes Yes
Weight 6.14 ounces / 174 grams 7.13 ounces / 202 grams
5.22 ounces / 148 grams
Authentication method Face ID Touch ID Touch ID
CPU A11 Bionic A11 Bionic A11 Bionic
M11 coprocessor M11 coprocessor
M11 coprocessor
RAM 3GB 3GB 2GB
Wireless Charging Yes Yes Yes
Water Resistant Yes Yes Yes
3D Touch Yes Yes Yes
Potrait Mode Yes Yes No
Potrait Lightning Mode Yes Yes No
Animoji Yes No No

 

iPhone 8 and iPhone X has wireless charging technology. Yay!

If all this time you are envy with Android users who can charge their phones wirelessly, now envy no more! Apple has made both iPhone 8 and iPhone X to be wireless charging capable. The best thing is that, you can use any existing Qi wireless charging pad/mat. In other words, Apple does not restrict the wireless charging technology on its iPhone to use Apple own standard.

iPhone X has new authentication method: Face ID

Unlike its predecessor, iPhone X is all about screen. Apple has removed the Home button, so there goes Touch ID as well. But no to worry, Apple has introduced a new authentication method for your to unlock your phone, made a secure Apple Pay payment: using your face. Apple called it Face ID. Apple claims that Face ID will still work in dark areas as well. We’ll see how it goes.


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2. iOS 11

Devices that compatible with iOS 11

iPhone: iPhone X, iPhone 8 (standard and Plus), iPhone 7 (standard and Plus), iPhone 6S (standard and Plus), iPhone 6 (standard and Plus), iPhone SE and iPhone 5S.

iPad: iPad Mini 2 and above, iPad Air and above, iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5 inch and 12.9 inch) and the new iPad.

iPod: iPod Touch 6th Gen

iOS 11 availability

You can download iOS 11 starting from 19th September 2017. In case you can’t wait, you can install iOS 11 public beta here.

iOS 11 New Features

There are tons of new features introduced in iOS 11, however not all of them are noticeable, some of them are backend un-noticeable enhancements.

These are list of new iOS 11 features that are working good in iOS 11 Public Beta 9 which I have tried myself.

1. Offload app. It’s a feature to save your iPhone and iOS device space. Do check here on how to use it.
2. Create loop photo using Live Photo. Do check here on how to make one.
3. Built-in QR Code Scanner on iOS Stock Camera app. Do check here on how to use it.
4. Low Power Mode shortcut to activate Low Power Mode easily. Do check here on how to perform the shortcut.
5. Shutting down your iPhone or iOS device never been easier. Do check here on how to easily shutting down your iPhone and iOS device using the new way introduced on iOS 11.
6. Record your iOS screen. Now works well with browsers. Do check here on how to start record your iOS screen.
7. One Handed Keyboard. Easily hold and type with your iPhone using only one hand . Do check here how to activate one hand keyboard.
8. Shortcut to turn ON/OFF Cellular Data. Great for those cellular data-conscious people like me. Do check here how to use it.
9. TrimmingMessages app to reclaim space. Do check here on how to use it.
10. Restart your iPhone or iOS device easily without using Power button. Do check here on how to easily restart your iPhone and iOS device on iOS 11.
11. Discover Hidden Setting Display Auto-Brightness. Turn ON/OFF Auto-Brightness on iOS 11 to enhance your screen viewing or to save battery. Do check here on how to discover the hidden setting.
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