1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    So on Tuesday Apple announced that iPhone 8 has a new HD Retina display, but correct me if i am wrong didn’t the HD Retina display come with iPhone 7?
    09-15-2017 01:55 AM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    So on Tuesday Apple announced that iPhone 8 has a new HD Retina display, but correct me if i am wrong didn’t the HD Retina display come with iPhone 7?
    That depends on what you call new. The only real new upgrade is the Super Retina on iPhone X. There may be some minor improvements to the screen between the 7 and 8, but they would be minor.
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    09-15-2017 02:04 AM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    So on Tuesday Apple announced that iPhone 8 has a new HD Retina display, but correct me if i am wrong didn’t the HD Retina display come with iPhone 7?
    It’ll support True-Tone just like on the new iPad Pro.
    09-15-2017 02:32 AM
  4. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    It’ll support True-Tone just like on the new iPad Pro.
    So that’s what apples reference to “ new hd Retina “ display was when they announced the iPhone 8 then?
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    09-15-2017 03:48 AM
  5. TripleOne's Avatar
    So that’s what apples reference to “ new hd Retina “ display was when they announced the iPhone 8 then?
    I think so, but don’t quote me on it.
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    09-15-2017 04:00 AM
  6. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I think so, but don’t quote me on it.
    Yeah that’s interesting even carriers are saying new hd! Retina
    09-16-2017 06:57 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    Yeah that’s interesting even carriers are saying new hd! Retina
    On the Apple website it stated True Tone, Wide Color Gamut, and 3D Touch.
    09-16-2017 07:19 AM
  8. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    On the Apple website it stated True Tone, Wide Color Gamut, and 3D Touch.
    Yeah but the only thing new about the display is true tone? Wide color gamut was on the iPhone 7?
    09-17-2017 11:46 AM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    Yeah but the only thing new about the display is true tone? Wide color gamut was on the iPhone 7?
    Yup!
    09-17-2017 05:02 PM
  10. donawalt's Avatar
    I read through the specs from the best I can tell this is the list of improvements in the iPhone 8 compared to the iPhone 7:


    • Faster SoC and Motion Processor (A11/M11)
    • Marginally larger dimensions and weight (uses same cases)
    • Bluetooth 5.0 vs. 4.2 (4x range, 2x transfer speed, supports 2 devices simultaneously, better audio)
    • Video playback in 24 fps and 60 fps for 4K video, in addition to 30 fps
    • Video playback slow motion 1080 @ 240 fps
    • Video playback in DolbyVision and HDR10
    • CPU 6 core (2 hi-perf) vs. 2+2; ??? GHz vs. 2.34 GHz (need to wait until tear down discovers CPU speed)
    • Custom GPU 25% - 30% faster
    • Wireless charging - superset of Qi standard
    • New gyroscope and accelerator (for AR)
    • Advanced LTE cellular, band 66 "gigabit LTE"
    • New camera sensor:
      • 83% more light
      • better color saturation
      • wider dynamic range
      • lower noise in pictures

    • True Tone display (warmth based on ambient light)
    • NFC in reader mode vs. NFC for Apple Pay only (reader mode: capable of reading any NFC Forum-mandated tag types)
    • Fast charging, 50% charge in 30 minutes (requires suitable power adapter)
    • Japan's QZSS and European Union's Galileo GPS constellation systems
    • Stronger glass
    09-17-2017 06:24 PM
  11. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Wow thank you for sharing that I am happy to see the advanced lte and 6 core processor ? That mean speed difference will be obvious on the 8
    09-17-2017 11:02 PM
  12. donawalt's Avatar
    Wow thank you for sharing that I am happy to see the advanced lte and 6 core processor ? That mean speed difference will be obvious on the 8
    yes due to the A11 it is appearing to be much faster so far in limited benchmarks. See this article:
    With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei
    09-18-2017 06:22 AM
  13. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    yes due to the A11 it is appearing to be much faster so far in limited benchmarks. See this article:
    With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei
    Haha I just read that, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 their wasnt much of a performance difference, but between the iPhone 7 and 8 their should be a difference
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    09-18-2017 06:28 AM
  14. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    I've just been comparing specs on the Apple website and retina HD is on iPhone 7 too. The iPhone 8 has the same pixel density, same contrast ratio and both support the wide colour display (P3). The only real addition to the 8 seems to be the addition of True Tone.

    The iPhone X has what they are calling the super Retina HD display which does has a higher pixel density which I suppose is nice but it's not like the standard display is blocky
    09-18-2017 12:03 PM
  15. TripleOne's Avatar
    I've just been comparing specs on the Apple website and retina HD is on iPhone 7 too. The iPhone 8 has the same pixel density, same contrast ratio and both support the wide colour display (P3). The only real addition to the 8 seems to be the addition of True Tone.

    The iPhone X has what they are calling the super Retina HD display which does has a higher pixel density which I suppose is nice but it's not like the standard display is blocky
    That is correct.
    The X has a higher pixel density, and the display is an OLED display with True Tone too.
    09-19-2017 12:07 AM
  16. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    That is correct.
    The X has a higher pixel density, and the display is an OLED display with True Tone too.
    So only thing new with the 8 that Apple and carriers are advertising is true tone display, nothing else
    09-19-2017 12:12 AM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    So only thing new with the 8 that Apple and carriers are advertising is true tone display, nothing else
    Yep!
    09-19-2017 12:17 AM
  18. donawalt's Avatar
    Yep!
    I just read this morning on 9to5Mac that in addition to the True Tone display, there are "minor improvements in color accuracy" compared to the iPhone 7. What that means is to be determined of course, I suspect some of the more technical hands on will measure and compare color gamuts to clarify the remark which probably came direct from Apple.
    TripleOne likes this.
    09-19-2017 06:49 AM

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