It’s been a long time coming, but the next generation iPhone is finally here! After many months of rumors circulating about the features of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, I am happy to say that Apple did not disappoint. On the contrary, the iPhone event that took place earlier this month only made me more excited for the public release of Apple’s newest product.

The Next Generation iPhone

In case you’ve been living under a rock, on September 12th, Apple held an iPhone launch event. At this event, Apple announced the public release of three next gen iPhones; the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the highly anticipated iPhone X. Much like previous iPhone generations, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are an incremental update over the iPhone 7. The iPhone X, on the other hand, is the completely redesigned smartphone we’ve all been waiting for. Boasting the most powerful processor on the market today, along with a variety of new features, the iPhone X is poised to be the most sought after smartphone this holiday season. Let’s take a look at some of these exciting new features.

Wireless Charging

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The new line of iPhones now offers wireless charging.

This has been on every Apple fanboy’s wish list for sometime now. Wireless charging has been a standard feature on the iPhone’s biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy, for some time now. People have wondered when Apple would jump on board and add it to the next generation iPhone. I think I speak for everyone when I say I was slightly disappointed that the iPhone 7 did not have wireless charging capabilities. That being said, Apple has certainly made it up to us. Wireless charging is now the standard for this entire generation of iPhone models.

Edge-To-Edge OLED Screen

Perhaps the most exciting feature, exclusive to the iPhone X, has to be the new screen. While the physical dimensions of the iPhone X is closer to that of the iPhone 8 than the Plus, the screen itself is actually larger than the Plus’ screen. This is thanks to the edge-to-edge design. In addition to this, the OLED screen provides a higher contrast ratio and the ability to play HDR video. Because it doesn’t require a backlight, black colors tend to look much deeper.

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is one of the hottest things in the technology world. The success of games like “Pokémon GO” is evidence of that. It’s no wonder that Apple finally jumped on the bandwagon by developing AR capabilities in its newest iPhones. These models are equipped with cameras that have been specially designed for the ultimate AR experience. Now, iPhone users can fully enjoy the newest AR apps and games out there.

Interested in learning more about how smartphones have evolved over time? Be sure to check out my previous blog post at this link.