It’s no secret that smartphones have tended to get sleeker and less obtrusive over time. Screens are growing, but bezels are shrinking. In a very real way, the boundaries between us and our information — our apps, our contacts, our very desires reproduced in pixels — are melting away. Apple has sensed the industry shifting around it, and it made the iPhone X in response to that. But, in a bid to make the transition less jarring, Apple also made the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
They’re familiar-looking phones that mostly operate the way people expect them to. They’re conventional. But that doesn’t mean they’re inherently lacking — far from it, in fact. While I suspect all iPhones will look like the iPhone X soon enough, the 8 and 8 Plus are expertly built, high-performance devices for people who want to ease into Apple’s vision of the future. And who knows? These just might be the last conventional iPhones Apple makes.
“Welcome to the Gen X phone – 10 years after the launch of the phone that redefined what “smartphone” means, we have the iPhone X (pronounced ten). A decade ago, most smartphone owners used keypads but very quickly they wanted to use nothing but a touchscreen. Today Apple reached the inevitable conclusion – the sole hardware button that controlled iOS has been retired. It’s all screen on the front now and it marks more than one first for Apple.” Read more here:
“Welcome the new iPhone 7, which just became official and there are lot of changes, some subtle, some major ones. Starting from the design, the iPhone 7 is now water- and dust-resistant. With an IP67 certification, it can last up to 30 minutes under a meter of water. The iPhone 7 looks almost the same as its predecessor, but with few key changes. The main among them is the new place of the antenna bands. They are now on the top and bottom edges on the back. Subjectively, this makes the iPhone 7 look a bit cleaner.” Read more here:
“Apple unveiled today the new generation Watch called Apple Watch Series 2. It keeps the same shape and design, but upgrades on the water resistance, performance, and connectivity. While the new Apple Watch Series 2 looks pretty much the same, it is now water-proof and can go up to 50 meters underwater. There is no time limit, Apple says it tested these Series 2 watches for weeks.” Read more here:
Apple’s restrictions have been around for years, so they shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone – you can’t have expandable memory, fast or wireless charging, FM radio, swappable batteries, among others. The new 3D Touch tech isn’t present either for obvious reasons though you can still capture Live Photos. The iPhone SE has this nice nostalgic feeling of the good old iPhones when they were always shaking the market, and its compact size and powerful hardware will be appreciated by many. It will hardly attract any new users to Apple’s platform, but will allow those who are stuck in the past to level up. Read more here: