by Graham Pierrepoint
Apple always know how to get people talking – their big launch events have become annual landmarks for tech fans – and this year, the firm really seems to outdone itself with a ton of new gadgets for fans to get their hands on. Referred to as the ‘iPhone X’ event by many media outlets, there’s stacks of information to pore through – so here’s our brief guide to everything you need to know about what’s coming from the big fruity one.
Branded as ‘the big one’, this $999 model smartphone is designed to offer a glimpse at ‘the future of smartphones’, and will comprise of wireless charging, facial recognition and a ‘Super Retina’ display. Doing away with the home button and borders, too, this premium model has been designed to offer a sleeker and more intuitive glance at the future of pocket computers – and with its price tag just short of $1000, it’s a piece of kit that’s surely reserved for the most serious – if not the most flush – of Apple connoisseurs.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Apple seems to have hoodwinked plenty of media outlets this time around as they weren’t just launching one smartphone, but three. Essentially upgrading the iPhone 7, these new models are primed and ready for augmented reality and once again focus on upgrading the camera. These phones are also built to be more efficient that their predecessors with six processing cores. Expect to shell out a minimum of $699 for one of these in the coming weeks.
Apple Watch 3
One of the biggest surprises at the event was the Apple Watch 3. While smart watches may not have caught fire as much as many assumed they would, there is still a keen market – and this latest model will reportedly connect to your cellular network. This means you can make calls and use features your iPhone can otherwise do on the go. The new Watch debuts at $329 by the end of September.
Fans can expect iOS 11 to come along on September 19th, offering updates to Siri and processing speeds. The firm is also working on AirPower, which will allow you to charge your devices wirelessly from next year onwards. There’s a 4k update to Apple TV, too, and – last but not least – ‘Animojis’ – which allow you to animate an emoji character with your own facial movements.
Was the latest Apple launch a success? Let’s wait and see – and whether or not the iPhone X, in particular, commands the price tag bestowed upon it.