Apple Event Recap: Everything You Need To Know
If you missed Apple’s event Tuesday at its new “spaceship” campus, we’ll do a quick recap of all the devices unveiled at the big event.
iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
Apple introduced the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus which both sport AR capabilities, a new A11 Bionic chip, speakers that are 25 percent louder than the iPhone 7, wireless charging and a redesigned glass exterior. They also sport a 12MP rear camera, 4K video, Quad-LED True Tone flash and a 7MP front facing camera.
Both devices ship in the colors Silver, Gold, and Space Gray and come in two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. Prices start at $699 for the 64GB iPhone 8 and $799 for the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus. Pre-orders start September 15 and will be available September 22.
The iPhone X is Apple’s biggest iPhone yet. The device features an edge-to-edge design, an OLED 5.8-inch Super Retina Display and Face ID. Apple ditched the Home button and Touch ID in favor of Face ID which identifies the owners face in order to unlock and authenticate Apple Pay purchases. This feature will also allow users to use the animated emoji called Animoji which is an animated voice message that copies your facial expressions.
The iPhone X also features the A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging, a 12MP rear camera with dual lenses, 4K recording, and a 7MP camera. The device comes in the colors Space Gray and Silver, and will be available in 64GB or 256GB. The device starts at $999 and consumers will be able to pre-order the device October 27 or purchase it on November 3.
Apple Watch 3
The company unveiled an updated version of the Apple Watch. Unlike its predecessors, the Apple Watch Series 3 supports LTE which means users can make phone calls, send and receive text, and make payments without having their iPhone in range. Apple also announced that users won’t have to worry about memorizing another phone number since the Apple Watch will share the same number as the iPhone.
The wearable comes with a new W2 wireless chip, which increases the Wi-Fi performance and saves on energy consumption, a dual core processor and a battery life of 18 hours.
If you don’t want an LTE Apple Watch, the company announced another version of the device that sports the same specs except it doesn’t have LTE.
The non-LTE Apple Watch 3 is $349 and the LTE Apple Watch 3 is $399. Pre-orders begin Friday, September 15 and the device will ship Friday, September 22.
Apple TV 4K
Apple TV fans will be pleased to know that Apple has added 4K support to its new Apple TV 4K. Now users will be able to stream 4K, HDR10 and Dolby Vision content. Users can also upscale 1080P content to 4K and all HD content purchased on iTunes will convert to the highest resolution for free. Inside the little box sports that same A10X Fusion chip used inside the iPad Pro which will open the door for more advanced applications found in game consoles.
The 32GB Apple TV 4K is $179, and 64GB model is $199. Pre-orders start September 15 and the device will be available September 22.
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