Apple has announced the new iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X (pronounced ‘ten’), both of which will be able to record 1080p 240fps and 2160p 60fps using the latest HEVC (H.265) codec.
Speaking from the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple’s brand new campus in Cupertino, CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple’s flagship iPhone X will also have a 2436 x 1125 “Super Retina” OLED display with support for Dolby Vision and HDR10. Here are the full video specs for both new phones:
iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X:
- 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
- 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
- 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
- Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
- Optical image stabilization for video
- Optical zoom; 6x digital zoom (iPhone 8 Plus only)
- Quad-LED True Tone flash
- Time‑lapse video with stabilization
- Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
- Continuous autofocus video
- Body and face detection
- Noise reduction
- Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
- Playback zoom
- Video geotagging
- Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264
For me, I’m a tad disappointed that Apple has finally included an OLED HDR display on one of its phones, and yet hasn’t seen fit to include 10-bit recording. Similarly, it’s got a camera that can shoot 4K 60p, yet a display that only has a 2436 x 1125 resolution. However, given its massive presence in the phone market, and the announcement of a new 4K HDR Apple TV, it will no doubt play a big part in helping to bring these latest technologies to the masses, in a way that the camera and TV manufactures couldn’t alone.
The iPhone X comes in 64GB or 256GB storage capacities, priced from $999 (£999). The iPhone X will be available to pre-order from October 27th and will ship on November 3rd. The iPhone 8 will start at $699 (Plus model $799) with pre-orders from September 15th and shipping on September 22nd.
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