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This week Apple have announced their latest iPhone releases; the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. There’s been a lot of buzz around the two and iPhone users are already excited about getting their hands on the models later this month. So, what’s all the fuss about?
Apple releases a new iPhone model this time every year and so users have come to expect a new model with the odd update or two, but this year is a little bit different. The iPhone 8 and iPhone X are unlike any of the other iPhones we’ve seen before and they sets the bar extremely high for future smartphone releases. Here’s what we know so far.
iPhone 8: What’s The Deal?
The iPhone 8 will feature both a glass back and front - using durable glass - creating an entirely new look for the smartphone. Apple hasn't released information on this glass, but users are hoping it’s a little more durable than the current iPhone screens. After all, repairing both the front and back could prove costly. This glass back allows for Qi wireless charging which has not been seen in the iPhone before. Qi charging allows for a device to be charged by placing it onto a specific charging mat, rather than plugging it into a charging port; this is a huge step forward and is a new development in the iPhone world, with very few companies currently using this kind of technology.
Of course, the iPhone 8 offers all of the elements we’d expect from an iPhone and there are a number of standard upgrades; for example, the camera has been improved upon and it’s extremely fast thanks to a new A11 Bionic processor. There is also an Apple iPhone 8 Plus option for those who prefer the slightly larger device, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus.
iPhone X: Celebrating Apple’s 10th Year
As well as the release of the iPhone 8 Apple announced the release of another device, the iPhone X. Set to retail at close to £1,000, the iPhone X has been created to celebrate Apple’s 10th year of making smartphones. As well as including all of the generic elements we’ve come to associate with an iPhone, there’s a lot more. The iPhone X boasts a 5.8-inch OLED screen that fills the entire front of the device, no home button and facial recognition software called Face ID.
As you can see, both the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are a great step forward for Apple and they certainly don’t disappoint.