Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

The iPhone 8's new camera mode needs a lot of work

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Carol Daniels | 21 September, 2017, 00:47

The iPhone X's lofty price hasn't gone unnoticed, and some critics have said it's too expensive.

The improvements in the 8s over the previous generation of iPhones and their pricing under $1,000 will be attractive to many Apple users, said Andreas Scherer, managing partner at Salto Partners.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday that the almost $1,000 iPhone X is "a value price, actually", after being asked if it was a too expensive for "the average American".

Sales manager Sharon Tan, 38, said she is considering upgrading from her iPhone 7 to the iPhone X because Face ID "looks more secure than the fingerprint sensor".

And Face ID-which Apple touts as being less vulnerable to bad actors than its Touch ID fingerprint sensing-could be more secure than using a fingerprint sensor on a phone simply because such sensors tend to be so small that they require you to input several partial prints from the same finger.

Certainly, during the keynote last week, Apple execs highlighted how many formerly independent gadgets - like MP3 players and standalone cameras - the iPhone had absorbed and replaced over the years. The question that should be of more importance is whether the iPhone X is worth its price considering its value for its user over its lifetime.

iPhone X. Image source: Apple. On top of that, much of the internal hardware is the same across the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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Chris Velazco noted that the glass exterior of the iPhone 8 has kept his handset free of nicks and scratches, in addition to enabling wireless charging.

Another year, another Apple event to show off new technology. The two are powered by the A11 Bionic processor which also comes with a Neural Engine plus an embedded M11 notion coprocessor. Recent benchmark results show that the iPhone X is far more powerful than any Android smartphone on the planet.

CNET senior photographer James Martin took 2,000 shots with the iPhone 8-Plus camera over three days, and came away impressed with their texture detail, saturation and noise levels, as well as (thanks to its HDR abilities) the details it delivered for highlights and shadows.

"So the 8 improves enough on the most important aspects of a phone - the display, the camera, performance and reliability - to make me recommend it over the iPhone 7, even if you can pick up the latter for less", he wrote. They will hit the store shelves this Friday.

A report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says when a new iPhone goes on pre-orders, the demand tends to be so strong that there is a 3-6 weeks of shipping delay.

"On its face, the 8 looks like an iPhone from 2014", he added.

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