It’s been a little over a month since the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were made available in several countries. Each year, Apple’s handsets usually draw out huge crowds that stand in line for hours, if not days, to get their hands on the latest iPhone.
Back in 2015, Apple introduced the 12-inch MacBook. A super-thin ultraportable that also introduced a universe where Apple only includes two ports on a computer: One USB Type-C and one 3.5mm headphone jack.
Apple usually sells four or so iPhones at a given time. The previous year’s version gets a price drop and moves down in the chain. This year though, Apple released three new iPhones and kept the two year old iPhones 6s in the lineup. The end result is an eight iPhone lineup that stretches from $349 16GB iPhone SE all the way to the $1149 256GB iPhone X. It’s so bad that Apple has a new dedicated tool for comparing different iPhone models.
The mainstream new iPhones are here. And once you’ve done setting up your new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, your first order of business should be installing apps. And we’ve got the list of the best iPhone apps for your brand new iPhone. Everything for the essential social media apps to utilities and productivity apps that are unique to iOS.
iOS 11 is one of those behind the scenes update. You’ll find big sweeping changes on the iPad. But on the iPhone, they’re much more subtle. There are new technologies under the hood. And new features like Do Not Disturb While Driving or QR Code scanning that only get a mention in the Settings app.
Not every software upgrade is going to be a huge, revolutionary change. iOS 11 is not the biggest update Apple has ever done, but it does bring quite a few worthwhile changes, tweaks, and improvements. Especially for the iPad lineup.
The first wave of ARKit apps and games have hit the new App Store in iOS 11. As this is still week one of what Apple hopes will be a revolution in gaming, there are only handful of awesome AR games in the App Store. We’re sure we’ll see more interesting AR gameplay in the coming months.
The newest macOS udpate is here. It’s time to say hello to macOS High Sierra. It’s a refinement update. It’s on the same lines as Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. While there are new features and newer technologies, the main focus in on improving performance, fixing bugs and refining features. And right now, that actually sounds like a great thing. The Mac is a professional tool and more stable the OS, the better it is for the pro users.
Back in 2007, the Apple iPhone was a triumph of futuristic UI over actual functionality, but year on year the iPhone has caught up and largely surpassed the competition. In the early days, Symbian-based Nokias, latterly Android-based flagships from a dozen manufacturers. And the iPhone 8 Plus, in terms of imaging, internals, and fit and finish, knocks just about everything into a cocked hat, at least until the iPhone X is available in a month or two.
You probably know everything about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the teardown of the new iPhones seems to have confirmed the other unknowns such as the amount of RAM and capacity of the battery.
But here are my first impressions and some interesting details about iPhone 8 Plus I thought were worth sharing.