Tech & Science The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers

07:29  14 september  2017
07:29  14 september  2017 Source:   The Verge

Selfie-taking man killed by elephant in India

  Selfie-taking man killed by elephant in India He had reportedly been drinking alcohol before approaching the elephant.A man has been trampled to death by an elephant after trying to take a selfie with the wild animal in eastern India.

The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . How expensive is the most expensive iPhone in other countries? The iPhone X is the one phone where you’ll really want to wait for the reviews.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X will support fast charging, but only over USB-C. The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . The LTE-enabled Apple Watch will cost a month on US carriers.

  The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers © Provided by The Verge

The biggest news out of Apple's event yesterday was the debut of its wild iPhone X. Apple saved the device for last and took its time expounding the phone’s technical feats, yet the highlight of the presentation was far more carefree: an overview of animated emoji, a selfie portrait mode, and Snapchat filters.

The iPhone X represents, in Apple's words, "the future of the smartphone." Its Super Retina display has essentially no bezels. Its cameras are loaded with new hardware to support facial recognition, and the home button is replaced by gesture controls. Although it's impressive to some, those details aren't going to sell this $1,000 phone.

There's An iPhone 8 That Costs $87,000 And I'll Just Be Over Here Weeping For Humanity

  There's An iPhone 8 That Costs $87,000 And I'll Just Be Over Here Weeping For Humanity The iPhone 8 hasn't even been properly announced yet (that happens Wednesday morning - and we'll be up live-blogging the whole thing), but there's already a version available to order featuring 250 grams of 22K gold, that costs the equivalent of $87,129 Australian dollars. I justyeah nah, hey?The iPhone 8 hasn't even been properly announced yet (that happens Wednesday morning - and we'll be up live-blogging the whole thing), but there's already a version available to order featuring 250 grams of 22K gold, that costs the equivalent of $87,129 Australian dollars.

The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . The LTE-enabled Apple Watch will cost a month on US carriers. The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . by Ashley Carman.

The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . The LTE-enabled Apple Watch will cost a month on US carriers. The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . by Ashley Carman.

Most regular consumers don't care about Apple switching to OLED or using a new processor. Instead, they're interested in how this expensive device will improve their daily lives, one in which they're frequently interacting with other people through social media. For this presentation, Apple talked directly to the young adults.

  The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers © Provided by The Verge

Apple needs the youths: they're the epitome of cool; they set the trends; and they have disposable income. They're crucial consumers, and Apple requires both their money and loyalty to succeed. The launch of the iPhone X yesterday made this point clear. What delights young people about iPhones? Apple knows the teens love emoji; they love to talk to their friends on iMessage; they loves taking selfies; and supposedly, they love Snapchat, too, especially the AR lenses. The new iPhone X is designed for them.

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.

The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . How expensive is the most expensive iPhone in other countries? Facebook will ban monetizing on violence and tragedy, even for news and awareness.

The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . The LTE-enabled Apple Watch will cost a month on US carriers. The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers . by Ashley Carman.

So of course, Apple partnered with Snapchat to launch lenses that show off its new depth-sensing cameras, including a glittery mask. With the phone fixed on his face, Craig Federighi, SVP of software engineering, pointed out the "detail over the eyes" and the "quality of the tracking." I enjoy Snapchat because it provides an excuse to take a selfie, and with its presentation of the iPhone X, Apple fully recognized that its front-facing camera is as important as its rear-facing ones.

  The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers © Provided by The Verge

Phil Schiller, SVP of worldwide marketing, said during the event that, "people love to use [front-facing cameras] for taking selfie photographs." He sounds desperately out of the loop, but he isn't wrong. In response to this revolutionary human behavior, the company is now letting people use portrait mode, which blurs the background of an image, when taking a selfie. (No longer will we need to ask our friends with an iPhone 7 Plus to take our portraits on vacation.) The new portrait lighting mode will also work with selfies. That's nice. Schiller calls these features a "breakthrough for photos you can take for selfies." Again, he sounds out of touch, but it’s a valid point.

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

  The New Apple iPhone 8 Is Built for Photography and Augmented Reality 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.

Enter Selfiest, a new selfie challenge app for your iPhone by Snob Technologies that lets you discover and follow selfie takers around your current location, check out new selfies your friends post to the service and more.

Meitu 2 is a phone for hardcore selfie takers and cutesy teenage girls, everyone else should steer clear (REVIEW). It might not be the most ergonomic phone in the world, but you certainly won’t mistake it for a Galaxy or iPhone .

Apple also sold the phone through the availability of personalized emoji. "Many of us like to communicate with emoji," Federighi said, and now, we can "breathe our own personality into our favorites." You're using emoji to talk to friends, and maybe they represent how you feel, so you might as well animate them in your likeness. They're "so fun, you'll want to share them," Federighi said. You know who enjoys sharing? Young adults and influencers.

  The iPhone X is designed for a generation of selfie takers © Provided by The Verge

Diehard Apple fans track processor upgrades, Apple-made GPUs, and additional hardware, but Apple knows all it needs to do to sell phones is continue to make ones that take better selfies than last year's model. The iPhone X epitomizes that strategy more than any iPhone before.

Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iPad Pro .
Netflix is adding high dynamic range (HDR) support to more mobile devices. Now, thanks to the release of iOS 11, iPhone users suffering from FOMO can get in on the action too. You'll be able to binge watch in Dolby Vision HDR on the newly launched iPhone 8, 8Plus, and the upcoming iPhone X. Along with Apple's new smartphones, iPad Pro (2nd-gen) owners will also receive the bump in picture quality -- that goes for both the 10.5 and 12.9 inch models of the tablet.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!