iPhone X: What you need to know
If you watched Apple’s two-hour presentation yesterday, you saw a lot. Personally, we’re trying to forget the talking poop emoji. But in classic Apple tradition, CEO Tim Cook played to an enthusiastic crowd as he unveiled new versions of the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and eventually, three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.
And while we weren’t entirely surprised when he made the iPhone X official – the edge-to-edge display was the subject of plenty-a rumor article – there’s still a lot there to unpack. If you didn’t make it all the way through the presentation, here are the iPhone X’s new and notable photography features.
First things first: that screen, though. It’s a 5.8″ OLED and Apple’s first edge-to-edge display in an iPhone. The home button is gone, as is the Touch ID sensor it houses in the previous generation of iPhone. Instead, to unlock the device the iPhone X relies on a bevy of cameras and sensors at the top of the front plate.
This array is also responsible for a photo feature no other iPhone supports: Portrait Mode via the front-facing camera. That’s right, when this feature finds its way into more iPhones, the internet will be awash with fake bokeh selfies. Get ready for it.
Dual-stabilized dual camera
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X all use new 12MP sensors and an “Apple-designed” ISP, which claims to boost autofocus in low light and improve noise reduction. In keeping with the relationship between the 7 and 7 Plus, the 8 Plus offers dual camera modules while the 8 does not.
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