Apple’s latest handset announcement is making waves in the mobile world. Along with its larger sibling, the iPhone 8, and the flagship iPhone X, the brand new iPhone 8 is set to be a success. FInd out what’s so great about it here:
The iPhone 8 features Apple’s brand-new A11 Bionic 6-core processing chip. If this sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie to you, don’t worry! It simply means that the processor is much faster and efficient than ever before.
With the new chip, the iPhone 8 can run applications faster (even when you’re running high-power apps), with less bugs and less of a drain on your phone’s battery. How much faster, you ask? 70 per cent faster than the A10 chip found in 2016’s iPhone 7 - we’d say that’s pretty fast.
After waiting for what feels like ages for Apple to bring wireless charging to their smartphones, the iPhone 8 finally delivers. The wireless charging capabilities found on the handset are up to Qi standards, which means you’ll be able to plop your phone down onto any wireless charging mats and have it work.
For die-hard Apple fans, there’s also a specially designed charging pad - known as AirPower Pad. The pad is compatible with the Apple Watch, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, and AirPods headphones. It even allows you to charge multiple devices at the same time. (Up to three.)
Now, wireless charging isn't as fast as charging your phone using a traditional cable. However, it’s much more convenient, sleeker, and will be especially useful to people with different Apple devices.
Let’s face it - no one owns a camera anymore. And why would we need to, when smartphones can take such incredible pictures? The iPhone 8 certainly does. Back in 2016, Apple introduced Portrait Mode to the iPhone 7, which enabled users to take portrait photos with more depth and a better focus on the subject. Now, it’s all about Portrait Lighting.
When taking a portrait of someone, you’ll now be able to change the lighting scheme to match some of the styles professional photographers use. The new lighting mode is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), which automatically switches around the colours, shadows, highlights, and more to take your portraits to the next level.
After taking a photo, you’ll be able to edit it and choose from the different modes - Studio Light, Stage Light, and more, and show your best friend, mum, or dog in their best light. (Get it?)