1. Say hello to the future. iPhone X is born!
This year iPhone, comes with 3 models
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
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.
|iPhone 6s Plus||Yes||–||Yes||–|
|iPhone 7 Plus||Yes||–||Yes||–|
|iPhone 8 Plus||–||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 6s Plus||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|iPhone 7 Plus||–||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||–|
|iPhone 8 Plus||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 6s Plus||US$549||–||US$649||–|
|iPhone 7 Plus||US$669||–||US$769||–|
|iPhone 8 Plus||–||US$799||–||US$949|
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|
|Screen resolution||2436×1125 pixel||1920×1080 pixel||1334×750 pixel|
|Pixel per Inch||458 ppi||401 ppi||326 ppi|
|Dual lens||Dual lens|
|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||
|Potrait Lightning Mode||Yes||Yes||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.
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