AND WE BACK!!!! I’ve been away from the blog for a few weeks as I have been travelling and taking some time off the whole social media thing (I mean.. as much as one who is totally consumed by it can) – And I want to start off 2018 with a bang, and why not with of course, one of the most talked about devices of the year! That is the iPhone 8! I recently got my hands on the new device (in the prettiest colour of course gold) before my most recent trip to Miami (for Art Basel, Holiday, New Year & a little bit more lol) as I wanted to really get acquainted with the new and up to date device while abroad, and what better way to get familiar with something than to just dive into it.
First and of course, foremost when it comes to devices for me, I pay closest attention to the camera! The iPhone 8 has a 12-megapixel camera with the 8 Plus featuring a dual set of lenses (like its predecessor the iPhone 7 but..), both of which bring brighter, sharper pictures, especially in low light which is a big +++ for me since I love snapping pics at night (for some weirdly innately nocturnal reason, my friends call me Vampira because I love to be out in the night lol!). The 8 Plus has the Portrait Lighting feature in beta that creates a depth map to separate the subject from the background as the shot is composed for professional portrait shots WITH a major plus of different lighting effects that can be chosen before and after photos, not unlike filters which I think is super cool… Both possess 4K 60fps capabilities and is calibrated for AR.
Inside is Apple’s new A11 processor and GPU, which has increased from four cores to six, making it much faster than its predecessor. Both 8 and 8 Plus have Touch ID sensors along with a noticeably louder speaker, TrueTone technology and supports wireless charging (which I am still so excited to see in action, as I’ve been sticking to the traditional swing of things!) via an inductive Qi charging pad sold separately. Alongside iOS 11, the device contains a much-needed improvement in Siri and a P2P payment feature.
With support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps, The iPhone 8 will start at $929 CAD for a 64GB model, with the 8 Plus starting at $1059 CAD for 64GB of storage. Both models will also have larger 256GB models, which will sell for $1139 and $1269, respectively. Stay tuned to my next post within the next couple of days to see some of my favourite photos from Miami to see all the memories captured from my new iPhone 8+! To learn more about the iPhone 8 click here!
IT’s been a couple months now since I got my iPhone 7+ and after now really utilizing it and it basically becoming an extension of me, I am confident and ready to share a couple of favourite things about it! First impressions obviously had me at Hello… The overall aesthetic of the Jet Black were very captivating.. It’s a sexy, sleek and seamless shell with a very alluring darkness to it.. I was torn between the matte black and the jet black but then JUST fell in love with the jet black when I saw it!!!
Of course, I went with the + size, because since going + I have never gone back and I also learnt that the + camera’s have better low light sensitivity which basically translates to better night time Instagram and Snapchat posts!!! Another plus of the overall build of the new device is the new sense of speed I feel while using the device.. Flipping between apps and windows has never been more seamless… Then there is battery life and that storage… Apple is REALLY putting me to the test with all 256 of the gigabytes that are available in the new iPhone’s, I really want to time how long I could go before using all the space (probably NEVER LOL!!).. No but in all honesty.. For someone who is one their phone 24/7 having THAT MUCH SPACE really brings a sense of relief because I don’t feel like I will ever have to be traumatized by the “STORAGE FULL” pop-up ever again (or at least for a very long long time!!!)
iPhone’s 3D touch Peak & Pop feature works seamlessly on new 7 devices
WITHOUT A DOUBT… One of my favourite features of the new iPhone 7+ but mainly a feature of the update (that of course is most easily compatible with the most up to date mainframe) has to be the new intelligence of the photo album… Being able to see memories from different places around the world and/or with certain people you are most photographed with are such a treat.. THE ICING ON THE CAKE!?!??! Being able to get as specific as to search specific cities, specific things like “jackets” “boots” etc.. It’s kinda freaky but freaky in all the right ways!
There are so many other fabulous features that are to be detailed and of course still to be discovered!! So of course, please stay tuned as I share more as I learn 🙂 XOJAY
As you know, I am never one to shy away from having a seriously geeky, geek out session when it comes to my tech goodies! On that note… today we are going to discuss a couple of my favourite things on the new iPhone 6S. My thoughts (but of course!) and assets that give y’all a reason to upgrade from it’s predecessor.. I’ve been using the device for a couple weeks now and as expected, have been having a seamless user experience… Obviously I am familiar with the operating system and interface so that was completely easy to roll with.. On the other end, I’ve always carried a champagne (gold) iPhone.. This time around I thought, why not.. So I went with the Rose Gold.. Yes, it’s basically pink, but I absolutely love it and it’s about the abstract eye..It’s Rose, like the champagne OK! And.. I do, indeed love my fancy self a glass or three lol of ROSE every now and then okay lol! Aside from the general things there are definitely some things that I am quite impressed by and genuinely was intrigued to learn about with the new iPhone 6S.. Normally I just use and go.. Rarely do I look for things to learn or generally want to learn new features about things lol… Yeah.. I am the kind of person that never updates their phone for better description lol!
3D TOUCH // One of the most discussed features has to be the new 3D touch element to the device. Things like the new ‘peek and pop’ feature (which is quite self explanatory but just incase we are missing a marble or two) is probably one of my favourite new features on the device. This feature literally allows you to peek and pop at windows, messages, etc. Basically you get the chance to view something before having to commit to fully opening it and losing the current page you are on. Another reason I love it… Probably the most vein but amazing is on instagram! Do you know how when you are looking for something specific in a picture or just generally a specific picture so you scroll down in single image mode but then.. Oh snap… You accidentally press something and it goes back a page and back to the top of who ever’s profile you are creeping #OMFGTheStruggle LOL!!! Now with ‘peek and pop’ you can scroll in gallery mode and add pressure to individual pics to make pop up preview window.. (I totally made a video tutorial below lol #FanGirling)..
CAMERA & VIDEO QUALITY + LIVE PHOTO //Probably one of the most important aspects of the new iPhone 6s to me (lol #DUH) would probably has to be the camera quality! The new iPhone 6s features a 12 mega pixel iSight camera bringing us up 4 mega pixels from the iPhone 6, which as you know, when you trying to get and edit the shot makes you realize that every little bit of detail and quality count!! There is now a 4K video resolution feature which makes for amazing quality video.. Also, another big jump is the face-time camera going up 3.8 megapixels to a total of 5 megapixels.. (it is 1.2 megapixels on the 6)!! So basically what this means is MORE OUTFIT & SELFIE POSTS lol!! Next… If you are unfamiliar with this feature basically what it is, is a photo that moves.. The device takes a series of photos or a very short video that when played put on play-back moves slowly. This is really cool for trying to do 3d movements!! Overall and obviously y’all know I am so into the device and can’t wait to learn more new things as I continue to use it!
For more details and a full range of specs http://www.apple.com/ca/iphone-6s/