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Tech & Science The New Apple iPhone 8 Is Built for Photography and Augmented Reality

22:54  12 september  2017
22:54  12 september  2017 Source:   time.com

Apple introduces ‘Face ID’ for iPhone X

  Apple introduces ‘Face ID’ for iPhone X Apple today confirmed the iPhone X will feature facial recognition technology dependent upon a new “true depth camera system” including an infrared camera, flood illuminator, dot projector, and proximity sensor. The Face ID feature will work in low light situations and, according to Apple, there’s only a one in a million chance another face (unless you have an evil twin) can unlock your device.Every time you look at your iPhone X it detects your face. The feature will allow users to unlock devices simply by looking at them, essentially letting iPhone owners to use their face as a password.

Apple says the new iPhones are also optimized for augmented reality , or AR, which is software that makes it appear that digital images exist in the user’s real -world environment. Apple SVP Phil Schiller demonstrated several apps making use of AR technology

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  The New Apple iPhone 8 Is Built for Photography and Augmented Reality © Provided by TIME Inc.Apple on Tuesday introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, mostly incremental upgrades to the existing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, made of aluminum and glass, come in silver, space gray and gold colors. They’re water- and dust-resistant with upgraded displays and studio speakers. They’re powered by an all-new, six-core processor, which Apple calls the A11 Bionic. They will be available in 64GB and 256GB configurations starting at $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the iPhone 8 Plus. They will start shipping on September 22.

A new image processor with quicker autofocus in combination with that A11 chip should result in better photos, says Apple, which stressed the overall camera upgrades on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both models comes with optical image stabilization, while the 12-megapixel dual cameraps on the iPhone 8 Plus each have a dedicated sensor. A new menu in the Camera app offers iPhone photographers the ability to choose between various lighting effects that change a shot in real-time, rather than afterwards as with typical photo filters.

What you need to know about Apple's new iPhone 8

  What you need to know about Apple's new iPhone 8 While there's a whole lot of excitement surrounding Apple's new iPhone X, the tech giant has also unveiled the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at today's event. It's here: What you need to know about Apple's new iPhone X that unlocks with Face ID The phones have a glass front and back, and will feature wireless charging, Apple confirmed today, using the Qi standard. The new phone will be 64GB, with a 256GB version available too. The price is $699, while the iPhone 8 Plus is out for $799. People can preorder from 15 September and they'll be available from 22 September.

Apple on Tuesday introduced the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which are optimized for augmented reality .

And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8 . A new generation of iPhone . Learn more about augmented reality . Silicon made for Metal 2 and Core ML. Metal 2 is Apple ‑designed graphics software that lets developers build console‑style games.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have video improvements as well. The devices can capture 4K video at framerate of 60fps. They can also capture slow-motion footage at 1080p and 240fps.

Apple says the new iPhones are also optimized for augmented reality, or AR, which is software that makes it appear that digital images exist in the user’s real-world environment. Apple SVP Phil Schiller demonstrated several apps making use of AR technology, from a baseball app that shows users player statistics when pointing their phone at the field to a stargazing app that displays the location of constellations and other celestial objects in the night sky. Gaming will be a major use case for AR as well.

Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus will have wireless charging as well. Users will be able to charge the device by laying it down on a specially-designed power mat on their desk, bedside table or inside their car, similar to how the Apple Watch charges. (Competing Android devices have long had a similar feature.) Apple is using the Qi wireless charging standard for the iPhones.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X will both have wireless charging

  The iPhone 8 and iPhone X will both have wireless charging The new iPhone 8 and iPhone X will both feature wireless charging, Apple announced on Tuesday. The new iPhone 8 and iPhone X will both feature wireless charging, Apple announced on Tuesday.

And augmented reality experiences never before possible. iPhone 8 . A new generation of iPhone . Learn more about augmented reality . Silicon made for Metal 2 and Core ML. Metal 2 is an Apple ‑designed graphics software that lets developers build console‑style games.

According to Apple , the iPhone 8 is built with “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone.” The processor—and this is neat—is a new six-core A11 Bionic chip that’s optimized for photography and augmented reality apps.

The iPhone 8 seems to take the place of what might have otherwise been called the iPhone 7s.

This article was originally published on TIME.com

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The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are making their way into Australian stores very soon. The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are making their way into Australian stores very soon.

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