Opinions Reviews — 31 October 2017
Opinions: Staffer reviews new Apple iPhone products

At the end of the summer, Apple came out with three new products: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Should you upgrade to one of these new and improved products? That is a decision you can make for yourself, but unless the phone you currently have is broken or is unusable, what is the need for a new phone?

Phones are made to communicate with family and friends, and they most certainly do come in handy when in need. But, the sense of purpose is lost when you get to all the extra added features of a phone, making people pay way more than needed. As one who loves games and social media apps, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, as much as the next person, I realize they are not “needs.” Yet, these “wants” are what get people hooked into buying a new product.

Putting those apps into play, gigabytes are a big factor of the new phones that may persuade buyers to purchase these new iPhones. For the ones who are interested in Apple’s new products, here are the new features. First of all, wireless charging will be available for both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, similar to Samsung’s chargers, which they have had out for years now. Also, both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature upgraded camera sensors with optical image stabilization and better video quality. Next, the sensors on both of the phones are noticeably larger. As far as under the hood of these iPhones, people will be able to experience the power of a new processor. Apple claims this is the iPhone’s fastest chip ever.

However, it is likely that the iPhone 8’s were quickly pushed aside when the iPhone X came out shortly after. This is why. An iPhone X has everything the 8’s have to offer and more. The iPhone X is outfitted with an edge-to-edge OLED display, equaling the highest pixel density of any iPhone, as well as facial recognition hardware and software.

For the iPhone-loving people in the world, the new screens, bigger cameras and wireless charging may be right up your alley. Apple’s new products are the perfect purchase.

Article and photo by Taylor Lembright, Yearbook Design Editor

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