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iPhone X: What you need to know

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.

That display

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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Apple TV 4K Provides Stunning Images in High Dynamic Range

By Jason Boone

Apple promises the ‘greatest image quality ever’ with its Apple TV 4K.

Today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Apple unveiled its upcoming products to an excited crowd. The lineup of gadgets included a new Apple Watch, three new iPhones, and the new Apple TV 4K. Apple touted the new TV 4K as having the “greatest image quality ever.” To illustrate that fact, they connected one to a 4K HDR cinema projector and showed the audience a few clips, as well as highlighting the new 4K interface.

Any HD content you’ve already purchased will be automatically upgraded to 4K HDR at no additional charge.

Apple designed its new product around two (not so recent) advancements in image technology: 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Range). “4K isn’t everything,” teased Eddie Cue, Senior VP and speaker at today’s event. After making this claim, he showed the audience a split screen image of a hummingbird—the left side in 4K and the right in 4K HDR, with a noticeable difference in image quality. Apple TV 4K is capable of producing these images since it supports Dolbyvision and HDR 10, two industry standard HDR platforms.

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