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Key features of iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and the long awaited for, iPhone 8

06 September, 2017

The 10th iPhones anniversary is to be marked by the launching of iPhone 8.

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Smartphone lovers are torn between waiting for the iPhone to hit the stores or purchase iPhone 7/plus which are still a leading model. Here is a comparison between the iPhone 8 and its two preceding models, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 in terms of design, display, camera, and battery life. It shows why many people cannot wait to upgrade to the next-gen device.







Looks and Colour options

The iPhone 7 looked almost like the iPhone 6 except for the antenna lines and the headphone jack. Both were missing in the iPhone 6. The former came with new colors; the piano black and a black option that replaced the Space Grey color. Since iPhone 8 is a special edition for Apple's 10th anniversary, it is predicted to come in a classier and elegant look with more color options.


Home Button

It is indisputable that the home button had been a recurring hardware failure point in earlier iPhone models including iPhone 6. iPhone 7 introduced the solid state option with a haptic feedback in place of the physical click. Some users, however, were not impressed by the lack tactility in the solution. Nevertheless, with the solid home button made the iPhone 7 dust resistant and water resistant.

Even though the new iPhone 8 is rumored to be much different from the iPhone 7, it will still have the solid home button. The phenomenal design changes include an edge-to-edge screen and the absence of the Touch ID. The lock button is integrated with a fingerprint sensor and is consequently expected to be larger. Several reports point out that the back of the gadget will be glass to allow wireless charging.



iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 used the same IPS LCD display technology. They both had a 4.7-inch screen and a resolution of 1334 x 750. iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6 Plus both had a resolution of 1920x1080 and 401 ppi pixel density. However, the iPhone 7 could display more colours as it supported the DCI-P3 colour range. It is also less reflective with more precise colour production. Nevertheless, iPhone 6 still had cooler colour tones.

It is rumored that the iPhone 8 will have a Quad HD resolution at 534 ppi on its 5.5-inch display and a 635 ppi on smaller screen models. It is also suggested that some models come with an OLED screen with no bezels.



The iPhone 6 had an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 lens. The camera of the iPhone 7 had tremendous improvements. It is a 12-megapixels camera, with a larger f/1.8 lens. Additionally, it has optical image stabilisation, IOS which lacked in the iPhone 6. The camera was upgraded in iPhone 7 Plus to include a telephoto lens that allowed optical zooming. iPhone 7 also had a superior front or Facetime camera with brighter flash.

The iPhone 8 is coming with a dual-lens back camera in the OLED model and single lens cameras in the other smaller models. The front-camera, which is hidden beneath the display, will be paired with a 3D camera.


Battery charging and battery life

The iPhone 6, and 7 had a battery life of 1810 mAh and 1960 mAh respectively. Consequently, the battery life of the latter was expected to be an hour longer. However, for some reason, the iPhone 6 battery still lasted longer.

With the introduction of a more energy-efficient A10 Fusion processor in the iPhone 8, it promises a longer battery life with a rumored 3000mAh. Some reports also claim that it will have 2 battery packs. However, the most talked about feature is its long range wireless charging.

Besides these, it is believed that the next-gen device comes with unmatched properties in terms of software, performance, and storage. But it is already evident that it will be worth it to upgrade to iPhone 8 as soon as it hits the stores.



Data Usage

With each iPhone coming with its features that may or may not enhance data consumption. We've seen a number of newer iPhones guzzling data than their preceding models. For instance, iPhone 6 Plus consumed more data than iPhone 6. It is still too early to say that iPhone 8 will be consuming less data.

However, for users who are sensitive on their data consumption should always check for options that are available to them to determine what bandwidth suits them.

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