iPhone X Keynote – Here’s a Roundup of Everything Apple Announced in One Place
Apple introduced us with the new iPhone X today and we're all excited to get our hands on it. The device is a beautifully designed piece of metal housed in an all-glass design with advanced technology that not many of the manufacturers have implemented so far. Moreover, there were a total of three iPhone models announced, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Apart from the flagship smartphone, Apple also unveiled the Apple Watch Series 3, the next generation of its wearable tech that now adds LTE or cellular connectivity and more. In addition to this, the Apple TV was updated with support for 4K and much more. There were other releases part of the iPhone X keynote as well, so let's dive in to see some more details on the event.
A Roundup Of Everything Announced At Apple's iPhone X Special Event
If by any chance you have missed the event and are not willing to see the whole event again on some third-party channel on YouTube, we will walk you through all the announcements in one single post. We will cover all the hardware as well as software announcements along with the pricing and availability of the announced products. So let's get right into it.
Apple Watch Series 3 With Cellular Capability
Apple's first announcement revolved around the Apple Watch. The wearable piece of tech has been upgraded with LTE or cellular connectivity so you can now leave your iPhone behind if you want. The screen of the Apple Watch doubles as an antenna and as for the connectivity, it boasts an electronic SIM to preserve space. In addition to this, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the same size as the Apple Watch Series 2. As for what's powering the device is an Apple designed W2 chip that delivers 50 percent more power efficiency.
The Apple Watch coupled with watchOS 4 is a pretty nifty treat for users. This is because a bevy of forward-facing features has been made part of it that eases your daily tasks and enhances user experience. The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE will start from $399 while the one without LTE connectivity will go for $329. The Series 1 stays at the same price of $249. Pre-orders start from the 15th of September and the Series 3 will be launched on September 22. Check out more details here.
The Powerful Apple TV 4K
The Apple TV is a very capable device that shipped with a new tvOS firmware and a dedicated App Store. Fis starters, the Apple TV came with a much more powerful hardware, integrated with the A10 Fusion chip coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The new Apple TV 4K is now twice as fast as the previous model so that's a major plus. The hardware is now capable of playing 4K content at 60 fps. The company is also boasting Dolby vision HDR10 so the colors will now be more vibrant and brighter. Apple is also gearing to bring 4K content.
Apple is also gearing to bring 4K content on iTunes with the same price tag as that of HD content. In addition to this, all of your previous purchases will be upgraded to 4K for free. The new Apple TV 4K HDR will start at $179 for the 32 GB models and $199 for the 65 GB Model. Pre-orders will begin on September 15 and will start shipping on September 22. For more details on the set top box, be sure to check out our extensive coverage here.
The Glass Back iPhone 8 And iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone 8 and its bigger variant, the iPhone 8 Plus have gone under various design changes as well that makes it different than its predecessor. The smartphone is quite durable, as per Apple, and now packs a 25 percent louder speaker than the iPhone 7. In terms of design, Apple has opted to use glass at the front as well as at the back. This gave room for the company to add wireless charging.
The device is incorporated with an A11 Bionic SoC that features 4.3 billion transistors. It gets the performance courtesy all thanks to the 6-core processor. Apple states that the 6-cores deliver 25 percent more performance than the A10 Fusion chip and the efficiency cores are 70 percent faster. It is also optimized for AR capabilities and graphical performance.
In terms of the camera of the 8 Plus, a 12MP shooter has been added in both of the camera lenses. In addition to this, with all new ISP, the sensors brags faster low light autofocus, a better pixel processor, and a hardware multi-band noise reduction. The primary camera is coupled with an aperture of F/1.8 while the second one has an aperture of F/2.8. In addition to this, you now have the ability to take a Portrait Mode selfie with different kinds of light effects. The cameras have also been calibrated for AR. In terms of video, you can now take 1080p video at 240 fps and 4K video at 60 fps. The device will come in three colors, Silver, Space Gray and Gold. Check it out here for more details on the smartphone.
The Mighty iPhone X
The iPhone X was the eye candy at the event, bringing a completely new design with advanced technology and much more. Design wise, the iPhone X is an all glass build with a metal frame. It features dual camera lens at the back and an edge to edge display at the front. The smartphone is available in Silver and Black.
The company has eliminated Touch ID on the iPhone X and instead added a front Facial Recognition system. The device is now way faster than others of kinds and comes with a hefty price tag of $999 for the 64GB model. For more details on the iPhone X, check out our in-depth coverage here.
Accessories To Go With
The company released quite a handful accessories to go with the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the iPhone X as well as the Apple Watch. The new AirPower charging mat, for instance, is an all-rounder wireless charger for the Apple Watch, iPhone and the AirPods. Moreover, it gives you the accessibility to charge all of these devices simultaneously.
Apart from this, there were several Apple Watch bands, cases and covers for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Qi Wireless chargers for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, new Lightning docks and much more. So be sure to check out every thing in our accessory roundup.
New Software For New Hardware
The Golden Master version of all of Apple's devices has been released. They have been tweaked to take advantage of the new technology inside the iPhone, Apple Watch and the Apple TV. So be sure to visit our website for more details.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the company's iPhone X event? How did you like the new iPhone X? Share your views in the comments.