In case you have been living under a rock you will have noticed that the new iPhone is out now. But what’s the big fuss about it? Well… it’s now made from glass, you know that material that shatters when you drop it? Yep, GLASS. Oh I’m sure that it has some sort of new fandango within the glass to stop it breaking but it doesn’t get away from the fact that it is glass. The boyos in Samsung have this already with their Galaxy phones.
The world’s most popular camera, now even better
Pretty bold claims but how much better is it actually? Well it’s a 12MP camera the 8 Plus has wide-angle and telephoto cameras. Digital zoom up to 5x the Plus has up to 10x.
- Optical image stabilisation
- Six-element lens
- Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync
- Panorama (up to 63MP)
- Sapphire crystal lens cover
- Backside illumination sensor
- Hybrid IR filter
- Autofocus with Focus Pixels
- Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
- Live Photos with stabilisation
- Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
- Improved local tone mapping
- Body and face detection
- Exposure control
- Noise reduction
- Auto HDR for photos
- Auto image stabilisation
- Burst mode (whatever that is)
- Timer mode – how can they claim this as new feature?
While all the above is pretty fancy, your average person doesn’t care about all the bells and whistles and the majority will just use the camera to take selfies, look how awesome my bod is gym pictures or the obligatory d*ck snaps. And then there’s these kind of people:
If you want to be a photographer invest in a SLR camera. But it’s now got wireless charging again this is nothing new as Samsung has had this for quite some time.
The price of the phone is over a €1,000 I mean for that price you could put the money towards a used car.
As much as I love Apple products I’m just not wowed anymore. I mean, I used to love watching the keynotes but now it’s just boring. What Apple need to do is develop an iPhone to captivate the imagination of everyone just like the very first iPhone. I mean the way that device changed the way we communicate was unbelievable. But instead they are adding little do-das and gimmicks that are only a novelty. In 2 months time the iPhone X will be available, and what’s so special with that? They’ve removed the Home button. In 2 months time that iPhone 8 of yours will be outdated, obsolete!