Showing posts with label iPhone X. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPhone X. Show all posts

Thursday, November 2, 2017

iPhone X Review By Macmyth.com

iPhone X
The news and doubts raised by the new iPhone X, the leap forward of Apple for cell phones

Even if you change your hairstyle or wear glasses, the creators of the new iPhone X ensure that with your facial recognition system you can start your mobile.

The flagship product of Apple, presented on Tuesday in California, comes with an end-to-end screen and no start button. iPhone X is built with steel and glass and will be available in two colors: black and silver.



Face ID in iPhone X is a new form of access to the mobile phone based on the facial recognition of the users and which represents an evolution with respect to the tactile Touch ID method.

In the iPhone X - as the number of years since the first model of this cell phone came out - the frame is barely visible, except for a small part that houses the headset and the front camera.

The most expensive

The screen of the iPhone X - which is expected to cost US $ 999 in its most basic 64 GB model - will also have OLED technology on its screen (organic light emitting diode).

In contrast, Note 8, Samsung's new phone, is on the market at US $ 930 with a similar capacity of 64 GB.

The iPhone 8 has a size of 5.8 "inches (14.7 centimeters) and is provided with a higher resolution.

With a finger upward movement on the screen goes to the mobile home considered as the most advanced and expensive Apple smartphone- that will go on sale in the US. on November 3.

Why so expensive? 

"The new design of iPhone X is likely to be the standard for the new generation of iPhone models, but Apple will have to face the challenge of getting enough pieces," said Geoff Blaber, analyst at CCS Insight Consultancy.

Another expert described as "legendary" the ability of the company to make users spend more on their cell phones than those of rival companies.

"There may be an element of price increases to control demand and generate a balance in relation to the number of mobile phones they can produce," said Neil Mawston of Strategy Analytics.

"I suspect that Apple always wanted to sell an iPhone for US $ 1,000. We have seen how prices have risen year after year and there is a lot of pressure from shareholders, "he added.

Fears of the users

Apple acknowledges that users may have concerns about using facial recognition as a method of verification of purchases via Apple Pay or to access the device.

To address that resistance the company said that facial recognition present in iPhone X was safer than fingerprinting. So much so that, theoretically, the possibility of another person stealing the user's identity is one in a million.

It will be necessary to see if indeed this function delivers the expected results.

On the other hand, some analysts have criticized that the iPhone X has not maintained the fingerprint as a second alternative.

"This is the biggest obstacle they have for now in iPhone X," said Carolina Milanesi of Creative Strategies.

"Many consumers will be a bit reluctant to use facial recognition in iPhone X until it is proven to be safe," he added.

Although the iPhone X stole the attention, the company also presented on Tuesday Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

iPhone X vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7: Should We Upgrade?

Upgraded iPhones – iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus

 
The three updated iPhones this year are the slick all-screen iPhone X, the latest iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, made available with wireless charging.

 

How does the latest iPhone tend to differ?

 
The iPhone X has a different appearance in comparison to the other iPhones. It’s more like the Essential Phone and the Samsung Galaxy S8 though with an increase in screen-to-body ratio. On slimming down the bezels and eliminating the home button, Apple seems to have packed a 5.8-inch OLED display in a reduced body than the iPhone 7 Plus together with the iPhone 8 Plus. Towards the top of the display is included an IR camera, for the front facing camera together with an array of sensors - `Dot Projector’ and 1Flood Illumination’.

Moreover, Apple has also switched the aluminium frame utilised from the time of iPhone 6 with a glass back though has maintained the comfortable curved edges that are now of `medical grade’ stainless steel on the iPhone X. Regardless of the claim of Apple that the glass tends to be most durable in a smartphone, glass tends to be a fragile material which would mean that the user would not only have to cope with the likelihood of cracking the display when the phone tends to fall but the rear as well.

At first glance, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus tends to look similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which seems to appear like the iPhone 6, with chunky bezels together with home button/fingerprint reader. Apple has also included a glass back to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which tends to make it more delicate than its precursors.
 

What is the size of the iPhone X in comparison to other phones?

 
Some users have the penchant to the tiny, easy to use one hand dimensions. The amazing news is the `no bezel’ design which shows that the iPhone X is somewhat the same to the iPhone 8 than the Plus irrespective of its big screen. With regards to statistics, the iPhone X is said to be about 5.2mm taller than an iPhone 8 though the iPhone 8 Plus tends to be a substantial 14.8mm taller than the iPhone X. Moreover the iPhone X also tends ot be the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S8.
 

How does the iPhone X tends to work without a home button?

 
In order to get to the Control Centre, user could swipe down from the top of the screen towards the left, swiping down from the right side opens the notifications. These are small changes and not too complex. TouchID that are in-built in the home button have been replaced by FaceID on iPhone X tough TouchID tends to remain on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
 

What is Face ID?

 
Since the home button has been eliminated from the iPhone X together with the fingerprint sensor by Apple, it has come up with a standby in the form of Face ID which is a facial-recognition security process enabling the user to unlock their phone with their face. Face ID, unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, utilises the new depth sensing camera of iPhone X for verifying the features which means that it is unable to be fooled with an image, the way the system of Samsung tends to do. It functions by utilising a `Flood Illuminator’, which provides adequate light for infrared camera as well as `Dot Projector’ for firing `30,000 invisible IR dots’ at one’s face. Thereafter the IR image together with the dot pattern is moved through neural networks for the creation of mathematical model of the face and is then matched to a stored 3D model. The information related to facial is protected by same `secure enclave’ utilised by TouchID while at the same time the data processing is carried on-device rather than of the cloud. Apple has stated that its tech is good enough for FaceID to function in the dark and also if one intends to improve on their looks like grow a beard, wear glasses etc. It’s left to be seen if FaceID would be living up to the promises made by Apple.
 

Should we care if iPhone X has OLED screen?

 
The iPhone X is said to be the first phone of Apple to have OLED display though Samsung had been utilising the same in its devices for several years. Apple’s IPS LED displays utilised tend to be good though OLED technology enables richer colours together with deeper blacks which is owing to the ability of turning each single pixel on or off whenever required. Considering stability, OLED seems to be a good upgrade due to its fantastic contrast of OLED screens which seems excellent for videos as well as photos and this is the reason people prefer an OLED TV. Hence it is good news that Apple has made the switch even though it has come up with this idea a bit late.
 

Are the latest iPhones faster?

 
The iPhone X and iPhone 8 features a new six-core A11 system-on-a-chip –SoC, comprising of four low-power core together with two performances cores which tend to build on 10nm FinFET manufacturing system rather than the 16nm process of A10 Fusion in the iPhone 7. Apple, on decreasing the process, has filled more transistors in a smaller space enhancing the performance as well as the battery life. Apple has claimed that the iPhone X has the potential of lasting for two hours longer on a charge than the iPhone 7 as well as it is 25% faster on performance cores and 75% faster on the energy efficient cores. In the meanwhile Apple has created its own Graphics Processing Unit – GPU for the A11 SoC breaking off with Imagination Technologies. Both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus tends to have the same A11 SoC like the iPhone X. But the A11 seems to be a tough sell if one is a user of iPhone 7 and are also new to the features.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

iPhone X Puts Exclamation Point on Apple's Pricing Strategy

Last Wednesday, Tim Cook, again disguised as Steve Jobs and with the Beatles as a soundtrack, featured the 3 new iPhones of the Cupertino company. Among them, the expected iPhone X that Cook himself defined as the "smartphone of the next decade." A terminal that in hardware does not present anything new (infinite screen, facial recognition or dual camera are present in most terminals of the high range) and although the software was always the strong, the question that the market is asking is whether it will be sufficiently deferential to justify the huge price difference with its competitors and even with other terminals of the company: the iPhone X costs 250 euros more than iPhone8 and 140 more than the iPhone8 plus, also presented on Wednesday. The answer seems quite simple: it does not matter. Apple has created a product that will not be bought for its hardware or software

As much as Cook disguises himself, his Apple has nothing to do with Jobs. The one that once was a company of disruptive innovation is today a company of marketing and commercial strategy. The most daring, disruptive and innovative of iPhone X is its price; not only because it is the most expensive terminal ever launched by the company (by far), but by an international pricing policy with differences that can exceed 33%. True, this policy is not new to Apple that seems to have prices for ready and for fools in which Spain is in the second group. Buying an iPhone X in Barcelona, Madrid or Bilbao will cost 30% more than doing it in Chicago, New York or Tokyo.

This data could indicate that the iPhone X positions itself as a smartphone in certain markets (USA or Japan for example) that must compete in price with its rivals but that in other markets, what it wants to be is a product of luxury out of price elasticity laws. Apple seems determined to show that in countries like China, India, Spain or Italy the price increase does not suppose a decrease in demand; the iPhone as a paradigm of the inelastic good that economists say. In other words, Apple is convinced that a very significant part of its customers will continue to buy their products regardless of the price of these.

How to explain that the price of iPhone X in India is 30% higher than in Japan or the US when purchasing power is vastly lower? Simple. In Japan or the USA, the iPhone X is a phone for those who value their performance. In India the iPhone X is a luxury item for an audience more concerned about the alleged exclusivity of the product than for its hardware or software and for them, the price is irrelevant as long as it is high enough that only a few can afford it.

As much as Cook insists, the iPhone X will not be the phone for the next decade for most. Of course, unfortunately, a huge minority will buy it only for that, because most can not have it. Zygmunt Bauman said that, in the neoliberal economy, to consume was to invest in one's own belonging to society. For some that 1.159 euros that costs iPhone X will be an entry price to a certain group. Pure consumerist fetishism :)

Monday, September 18, 2017

How Face ID Works On iPhone X

Face ID
After months of waiting, rumors and scandalous leaks in macmyth.com, the iPhone X is now here. With it comes Face ID, the new method of user authentication that replaces Touch ID. The fingerprint gives way to us as an element to unlock the terminal, confirm purchases in the App Store or verify payments with Apple Pay. How exactly does this system work? Macmyth.com is here to explain everything about Face ID in iPhone X.

Firstly, Face ID is a system that uses a front camera and an infrared camera, as well as a support light and an infrared projector. This means that the iPhone X not only sees a front camera, in two dimensions but also does a three-dimensional recognition that detects the depth of the faces, as well as the extensions between factions: distance between eyes, shape, and size of the face. nose, etc.

Face ID emits 30,000 invisible infrared dots that help rebuild the mathematical model of the face that has been built. If an unspecified quantity matches, proceed to verify the user. This is interesting because it is a high enough amount to be able to detail and leave out mismatched elements that are very easy to change in a face.

For example, if one day we put on glasses or we change the ones we already have, if we go to wearing sunglasses if we make up if we leave a beard or shave, if we wear a hat ... All these variations, according to Apple, are controlled and will not be a problem when checking with Face ID.

A processor designed for Face ID


This verification takes place in real time thanks to the new processor, Aion Bionic. It brings a neural motor that uses neural networks and machine learning to adapt to the facial variations. We discussed before and learn what changes in the face of the user to anticipate as well and to be able to carry out the verification. Face ID can reach 600,000 million operations per second while processing the images it obtains by "looking" at the face. It's specific hardware to help facial recognition system, the new cornerstone of iPhone X.

According to the tests that Apple has spoken, Face ID cannot be deceived by photos, 3D facial molds or other forms of impersonation. Although he has not specified how he will achieve the latter (depth-first), he may employ life-sensing mechanisms common in advanced facial recognition systems.

In any case, it will also require attention. That is to say, in order to unlock it, you will need to be looking at the terminal, it will not be enough to be looking at something nearby or distracted, a measure designed to prevent accidental unlocking.

Apple has also explained, according to its evidence, the probability of obtaining a false positive. That is the probability that someone other than us will be able to access the terminal. For Face ID, it is a possibility between a million. Something far superior to what the Touch ID offers (one in 50,000) and of course the four-digit PIN lock (one in 10,000, that is, each combination between 0000 and 9999).