Whether you blog for business or personal use, chances are you won’t always be sitting at your laptop or desktop PC when inspiration strikes. Even if that’s where you do most of your writing, every effective blog post needs at least one great-quality photo, and smartphones are most people’s camera of choice. Bloggers need a smartphone with a fast processor, fast charging, and compatible blogging apps — and a lightning-fast network for instant internet connectivity. Here are a few features of the Apple iPhone 8 that bloggers will love.
The days of carrying a digital camera are over, and that’s fortunate because there’s nothing worse than having a great photo opportunity and no camera to capture it. Your smartphone is always handy and ready to go, especially if it’s an iPhone. Apple iPhones have always included industry-leading cameras, and the camera in the iPhone 8 is better than ever. They’ve improved the lens, and include a processor with AI that can optimize the photos in real time. The iPhone 8 includes a Quad LED True Tone flash, and a better color filter as well.
The biggest update between the iPhone 7 and 8 versions is the A11 Bionic Chip. This innovation achieves speeds that beat Android competitors and even midrange laptop PCs. It also has an updated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) resulting in a 30 percent boost in speed in rendering graphics. These chipsets and processors are part of the reason the iPhone 8’s cameras are so much better.
With a super-fast smartphone, the last thing you want is to drag performance down with a slow data network. According to a recent report by OpenSignal, T-Mobile now beats AT&T and Verizon as the fastest network. Using the iPhone 8 on T-mobile’s lightning-speed network is sure to boost your blogging productivity.
When you’re out in the real world, whether you’re taking photos, doing research, or experiencing events for your blog, battery life is sure to be a big issue. To say that you won’t always be around power sources is an understatement. To deal with this, smartphone users carry battery backups. The iPhone 8 has exceptional battery life, but it also makes the phone easier to charge when you do have a power source. It offers wireless charging through its gorgeous glass back. Perhaps its greatest capability in this regard, though, is fast charging.
With the USB-C fast charger and lightning cable, it only takes about an hour to charge your iPhone 8 to 100 percent. Even if you only have a few minutes to use an electrical outlet before you need to catch a plane or run out of the office, the fast-charging capability helps you make the most of the time you do have. The charger is not included with the iPhone but is available for about $50 from any store that sells Apple accessories. If you own an iPad, chances are you already have a USB-C charger.
Having access to the latest and greatest blogging apps is crucial to a blogger’s productivity. While this isn’t exclusive to the iPhone 8, there are more apps available for an Apple iPhone than its competitors, and a super-fast processor helps you make the most of every app you use. Along with old favorites such as WordPress, Tumblr, and Weebly, you should also check out alternatives such as Blogpad Pro, Noteography, Blogo, Cube, BlogTouch Pro, and Squarespace Blog.
The app store offers many apps not specifically created for bloggers, but extremely helpful. IFTTT, which is an acronym for “if this then that” helps you automate some of your most frequent online actions, such as automatically tweeting a new blog post. LastPass is handy for those of us who can never remember all the different passwords we use on important websites. Evernote is a popular note-taking app, assisting you with research for future blogging projects.
In short, the iPhone 8 is an exceptional gadget for any blogger, from novice to advanced. It will help you spend less time navigating and waiting for your technology so you can spend more time doing what you do best — writing your excellent blog.