Are you interested in upgrading your iPhone this fall? But you’re not sure how much is too much, to drop on a phone? I don’t exactly blame you. The cost of phones have gone up over the last few years. Presumably this has more to do with the technology inside the devices, than the devices themselves. I have mentioned that iPhone’s tend to be associated with a certain kind of social status. Which I’m not saying is a good or a bad thing. It just is. Since Apple announced three new phones last week, you might be wondering which phone is best for you. But more importantly, should you spend $1000 on a phone?
Lets put that into perspective for a moment. That could be a mortgage payment for some of you. Or a partial mortgage payment. It could be 2 (or more) months of a car payment. And, in some cases, you can actually get a low end MacBook for that same price. Or maybe even a refurbished or gently used MacBook. All of these things should be taken into consideration when you think about getting a new iPhone. When it comes to the iPhone X, it seems like it’s a new experience. Some have said that it doesn’t even feel like an iPhone because of the curved corners. There is also no home button at the bottom. Which is going to ruffle some feathers, I’m sure.
One interesting theory about why the phone costs so much, has more to do with failing hardware sales, rather than getting something more out of the phone and its technology. … Read the rest
The iPhone has become a viable photography option over the last few years and has been used by many magazines and professionals. Now, the iPhone’s rear camera was used to capture TIME Magazine’s photo shoot for its “Firsts: Women Who are Changing The World” series. And they look really good.
There are 46 photos and were all captured by Brazilian photographer Luisa Dörr over the last year. What’s interesting is that she used an iPhone 5, an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6s and an iPhone 7. In an interview with Dörr, she explains that she uses the iPhone for her assignments as it’s easier to carry, feels less intrusive and she doesn’t have to bother with lenses, batteries or a memory card.
I bought my first iPhone in 2012. It was just a complement to my work back then. But the expectations as a user were growing exponentially as new models come out. Now, my heavy camera is the complement. I went from carrying a camera only when I was on assignment, to carrying a camera on my pocket every single day. Suddenly I was able to make great pictures anytime, anywhere, without the stress of carrying a bag full of lenses, cards and batteries. Also, it feels less intrusive to the model when you ask to take a photo with your phone. I liked the practicality, and of course I liked the resulting images.
Dörr shot all the photos in a square format with automatic HDR turned on for the best dynamic range. … Read the rest
Shots fired! Nokia is getting ready to launch a new phone that they are dubbing, the “iPhone killer”. Which, in my opinion, is a pretty bold statement. Wouldn’t you agree? I mean, if we look some of Apple’s competition, is this even a fair statement? It also sounds kind of serial killer like, so I was taken aback by that at first. But that aside, is it possible that Nokia actually has a phone that will rival the iPhone? Off the top, I want to say no. I’m trying to keep my bias in check here, so I will present you with the facts. Well, the facts as we know them. The Nokia 8 isn’t anticipated to be released until August 16, making this speculative.
Nokia 8 – Rumoured Specs
- 5.3 in QHD OLED display
- Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 GPU, 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB storage
- 13MP dual camera with optical image stablisation, Zeiss optics and 4K video
- Built-in iris scanner, fingerprint scanner
- Unibody aluminium chassis with IP68 certification
- 3,800 mAh battery, Quick Charge support
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
iPhone 8 – Rumoured Specs
- 5.8in 2.5D OLED edge-to-edge display
- New design with an ‘all-glass’ construction
- 71 x 143 x 7.4 mm
- Wireless charging support
- Apple A11 chip
- Rear-facing Touch ID sensor
- iOS 11 (which looks awesome!)
- Face-scanning technology
- Vertical dual cameras on rear
- Support for LTE speeds up to 450 Mbps
New information as of yesterday, indicates that the iPhone 8 will have improved battery function, and it will be available in 128GB and 256GB configurations. … Read the rest