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Apple iPhone 8: 8 Things to Know
October 5, 2017

Let’s take a look at Apple’s newest flagship (until the iPhone X releases).

It’s been a couple of weeks since the release of the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. While both smartphones share similar designs from their predecessors, the iPhone 8 does have a bunch of unique features – here’s 8 of them:

Wireless charging – The glass back of the iPhone 8 enables now enables it to support wireless charging. It also follow the Qi standard, meaning that all current wireless charging solutions will be easily compatible with the iPhone 8.

AR support – With ARKit being one of the staple features of iOS 11, iPhone 8 will help you get incredible interactive experiences that you can enjoy right from your smartphone. The updated app store even has a dedicated portal for AR-based apps that you can download, some of them for free!

True Tone display – Initially launched on the iPad Pro, the iPhone 8 now support True Tone display that uses an ambient light sensor that will help adjust the screen so it matches the color temperature of the lights that surround you. That’s less strain on your eyes, and an improved image quality on the display that’s as good as looking on a printed page.

Louder speakers – The iPhone 8 carries over the stereo speakers from the iPhone 7, but is now made to be 25 percent louder. This means better music and videos and even talking on speakerphone will be marginally better.

A11 Bionic – This chip is the brains behind the iPhone 8. The new six-core CPU enables performance that no smartphone can match and combine that with Apple’s own custom-designed three-core GPU and you got yourself one of the most powerful devices ever.

Dual cameras – It’s the same dual camera setup from the iPhone 7 Plus, but an improved sensor and camera optics makes the iPhone 8 an even better shooter. There’s even a new feature called Portrait Lighting that perfectly blends lightning on different shadows – no need for a filter.

A new way to restart – With the iPhone 8, Apple is introducing new way to restart the device, which is a common solution when your smartphone is acting up. Simply press the volume up button followed immediately by the volume down button and then press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo.

SOS – You can trigger SOS on your iPhone by simply pressing the side button (power button) and the volume button for 6 seconds. This will easily initiate a call to emergency services when the situation calls for it. You can also turn this on by clicking the side button 5 times continuously, this is a function that can be enabled under Accessibility settings.

READ MORE: iPhone 8 Plus Review 

by vportiz

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