iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X – Which new model is right for me?

The new star in the Apple firmament: The iPhone X with a practically edge-to-edge screen.

Just a few days after the launch of the new iPhones, besides describing the most exciting features, this article also indicates who the three new models from Apple are best suited to.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apart from the glass back to the phones, there doesn’t seem to be much visible difference to the previous models. But you can’t judge a book just by its cover. Internally, almost everything has been optimized and refreshed: new glass and aluminium design, Retina HD displays and an A11 Bionic chip. All this for the ultimate augmented reality experience.

Apple showcased the new iPhones on 12th<sup>th</sup>  September 2017. Here, we feature the iPhone  8 and the iPhone  8 Plus.

The cameras have been upgraded. In the case of the iPhone 8 camera, the single camera and in the case of the iPhone 8 Plus, with portrait lighting. Wireless charging adds power to the functionality of the iPhones. Both models have IP67 waterproof rating and can survive a dip in the bath. 

The iPhone 8 is suitable for those who want to have an iPhone that is bang up to date, but for the least possible financial outlay. The 64 GB model costs from 839 francs, the iPhone Plus from 959 francs. The latter is suitable for all those who want to have the latest technology in the familiar and iconic iPhone design and who also want to have a fingerprint sensor as in older models. Both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are available from Friday, 22nd September 2017.

iPhone X

The iPhone X is the new star in the Apple firmament. It is being launched to coincide with the iPhone’s tenth birthday, in a completely new design, and is packed to the gunwales with innovative features such as Super Retina display, TrueDepth camera system, Face ID and A11 Bionic chip with a neural engine. The iPhone X has a massive, practically edge-to-edge screen. The most important new features are:

The new star in the Apple firmament: The iPhone X with a practically edge-to-edge screen

Face ID

As a result of the large screen, the familiar Home button with integrated fingerprint sensor has disappeared. Instead, a highly developed face scanner called Apple Face ID has been introduced.

Face ID revolutionizes user authentication on the iPhone X thanks to an ultramodern TrueDepth camera system, which consists of a dot projector, an infrared camera and a flood illuminator. It is driven by the A11 Bionic chip to map the face precisely and, at the end of the day, to recognize it.

The latest depth measurement technologies work together to unlock the iPhone safely and securely. For this, the user has to look at the device. In order to prevent manipulation through the use of photos or masks, extensively trained neural networks have been developed that run in the background. When the device is unlocked using Face ID, access to Apple Pay and other secure applications is activated at the same time.

New cameras

The iPhone X has two cameras on the back of the device. One contains the already familiar 2x zoom lens. This has also been optically stabilized and now achieves improved results even under low light conditions. Thanks to the background algorithm, the new A11 Bionic processor calculates the best possible image and offers various filters and editing options once the photo has been taken. 

The iPhone X is the right model for anyone who is looking for the best possible hardware in the latest Apple design and is prepared to pay good money for it. The 64 GB version costs 1199 francs and the model with 265 GB of memory will set you back 1389 francs. It is available for sale in Switzerland from 3rd November. If you want to be sure of getting it in time for Christmas, you can pre-order from 27th October.