"Expectations were for the company to deliver a device with a relatively more robust set of upgraded features", wrote Michael Olson, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, in a note to investors. However, this week's revelation that Apple would release both the iPhone X and iPhone 8 points to a reason why its supplier's capacity is constrained, in the first place. Straight from the future, iPhone X does have the abilities that make it worth its price tag.
There are two variants of iPhone 8, and they are 64GB and 256GB.
Sure, this all sounds impressive and for the most part it is.
The trend reflects the increasing sophistication of smartphones, which have been evolving into status symbols akin to automobiles.
According to the Apple, all the iPhones will be available at all Apple Authorised Resellers across the country. To be exact, it'll be an additional $10 a month on your cellular bill for as long as you want an internet-connected watch. With IP68 certification, the iPhone X's body is resistant to dust and water. Persistent rumours suggested for several weeks of late availability of the model, due to manufacturing delays in Asia.
On the front even the Galaxy Note 8 has an iris scanner, but Apple's solution is far more elaborate.
Police require a warrant to unlock and check your phone, but they don't need one to compel you to use your fingerprint to unlock it.
All the smartphones are listed with the new pricing on the company's official Indian website. At this time, Apple is limited to a single supplier, since OLED technology is dominated by Samsung.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD display, respectively with the addition of True Tone adjust the white balance of the display to match the surrounding light for a more natural, paper-like viewing experience. These make beautiful use of augmented reality, which lets you insert characters from video games or objects in a real universe.
Manufacturers embedded the new camera which has the faster autofocus in these phones. For Android, usually, the chipset comes from Qualcomm or MediaTek or Samsung, the screen comes from Samsung/LG/Sharp, the camera module comes from Sony most often and the software is Android on a core level further enhanced by the manufacturer of the phone. The company has been unable to source enough OLED panels for the new screen because there are only a handful of factories making the components, people familiar with the situation said earlier this year.
In terms of front-facing cameras, the cheaper S8's 8MP shooter is slightly better on paper when compared the 7MP camera offered by the iPhone X.
There's just one deal on offer at launch, and it's from Apple, not the carriers. "Steve was a genius", quipped the boss Tim Cook, the tears in the eyes, on the stage of the Steve Jobs Theater, officially inaugurated on this occasion. That runs counter to the usual tech trajectory in which the price of electronics, whether televisions or computers, falls over time.
Police demand access to your iPhone X. Cannot compel you without warrant?