A Brief Guide To Everything Apple Announced During Its Event
September is always an eventful month for Apple, and of course, for its fans, especially those eager to know what new cool stuff the tech giant is announcing and will be releasing later in the year, or during the busy holiday shopping season. For this year, Apple has once again unveiled some new products that will be talked about for months, that is until rumors of the next iPhone model start to circulate. So scroll down below to find out what’s new.
The iPhone X
What’s not to like? The 5.8 inch iPhone X offers an all screen front side (with the home button nowhere to be found), and instead of Touch ID (a casualty of the removal of the home button), the device has Face ID, which makes full use of facial recognition technology and a specially designed front side camera to allow users to unlock the device by having it scan their face. Other notable specs include the A11 Bionic chip set, which features four cores that allow 70 percent better processing power than the A10 Fusion processor.
The iPhone X also offers ANIMOJI, a feature that should provide plenty of fun for users. What it does is use the same facial scanning tech to turn people’s faces into animated emoji. The iPhone X also comes with support for wireless charging, and although its AirPower will not come out until next year, the iPhone X is compatible with any Qi standard wireless charger.
The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus
So what makes the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus better than their predecessors, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus? Actually, there is plenty -- the new devices have a stylish glass back, the Retina HD display, and Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip, the tech giant’s most powerful chip ever (see previous paragraph). Also, the devices deliver enhance camera specs and new photo features that allow users to replicate studio effects.
The Apple Watch Series 3
It may look basically the same as the existing Apple Watch, but it has got LTE connectivity, which not only makes it more cooler, but infinitely more useful. Basically with this new version, users can make and take phone calls, receive text messages, and even be able to stream tunes from their Apple Music playlists, without needing to have an iPhone device nearby.
Prospective buyers can start preordering the Apple Watch Series 3 this Friday, September 15th, but only in more than a dozen countries around the world. The LTE capable has a starting price of $399, while the non-cellular version fetches for $329.
Apple TV 4K
Apple TV fans should be delighted to know that Apple has upgraded its Apple TV to include support for 4K, as well HDR color profiles. Also, sports fans get a bonus -- the TV app on the Apple TV (and also that on the iPhone or the iPad) will now feature a dedicated sports tab, which should work with sports channels like ESPN.