The latest Apple event that just finished brought us a lot of new devices. Aside from the long awaited iPhone X (it is pronounced “ten” according to Apple), the Cupertino giant showed us the “regular” iPhone 8, new Apple Watch, and the Apple TV 4K. So, let’s start at the beginning.
The iPhone X is, according to Apple “the future of the smartphone,” although it just brings lots of new technologies (that have been here awhile on many other smartphone models) and an edge-to-edge screen, first time for Apple device.
The smartphone features a 5.8-inch OLED screen (the company said that they waited this long because there just wasn’t an OLED screen good enough to be fitted on an iPhone until now) with an impressive resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels, making the iPhone X the iPhone with the highest pixel density (458ppi) ever.
The device is powered by a brand new processor called the A11 Bionic. It features six cores (two clusters, one dual core 25 percent faster than the A10, one quad core 70 percent quicker than the A10), and it is designed specifically for the X’s new feature, Face ID. Instead of a Touch ID, which isn’t here since the phone doesn’t feature a home button (and the company couldn’t fit a fingerprint scanner below the screen) Apple presented Face ID, giving you a way to unlock the phone just by looking at it.
The iPhone X is made out of metal and glass, it finally features wireless charging (as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus), and the company announced that all Qi-compatible chargers will work with the new iPhones. New cameras on the back have 12 MP and feature dual optical stabilization. Oh, and it is waterproof.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
Next, we have the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Both models feature the same design that’s here since the iPhone 6, and it is becoming more and more dull with each new generation. Huge bezels, the same backside (except this time you can find a glass back to support wireless charging), and the almost the same looks as a previous couple of generations really does make the new iPhones look unexciting.
Fortunately, both models have superb hardware (the same A11 Bionic processor seen on the X), excellent cameras (12 MP with optical image stabilization on the iPhone 8, dual 12 MP on the 8 Plus) with support for 4K/60fps video recording as well as for 240fps 1080p video recording. Screens stayed pretty much the same, and all three models feature AR capabilities.
Apple Watch Series 3
The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with LTE support meaning you’ll finally be able to use it without an iPhone, a new processor that’s seventy percent faster than the one on the Series 2 Watch, and a battery life of 18 hours.
Apple TV 4K
And finally, we have the Apple TV 4K. It supports 4K streaming, as its name suggests, as well as HDR (both Dolby Vision and HDR 10), which is a nice addition for HDR TV owners. Apple said that it will bring 4K movies to its iTunes Store and that it will charge them the same price as Full HD content, which is excellent. And if you do own movies in HD on iTunes, you will be able to upgrade them to 4K at no cost.
And now, prices. The iPhone X will cost $999 (64GB version) and $1,149 (256GB version) and will be available starting November 3rd, with pre-orders starting on October 27th. The iPhone 8 will cost $699 (64GB model), and the 8 Plus will have a price tag of $799 (64GB model), they will both be available on September 22nd. Apple Watch 3 will sport a price tag of $329 and $399 (cellular model). The Apple TV 4K will be yours for a price of $179 and will be available starting September 22nd.