At today's iPhone event, Apple launched the much anticipated iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3. In addition to these major launches, the company also unveiled new accessories to go with these devices. In this post, we have covered all the accessories that were launched at today's event. Take a look!
Apple Watch Series 3: Bands
Apple's latest Watch Series 3 comes in two different sizes - 38mm and 42mm. The Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) comes in Gold, Space Gray Aluminium, and Space Black Stainless Steel colour variants that can be paired with bands starting at $399. The company is offering new bands to go with the Watch Series 3 - Sport loop woven band (starts at $249), New Nike+ bands (starts at $329), and Hermès editions (starting at $1,149).
AirPower Wireless Charging Pad
As expected or tipped by the raging rumours before the launch event, Apple indeed launched a new wireless charging pad dubbed the ‘AirPower’. It is a wireless pad for charging your iPhone 8 or iPhone X and even AirPods. This wireless charging pad is all set to go on sale next year. Apple has used a new charging standard in the product to support multi-device charging. It supports one device on the pad at a specific time. For now, we don't know about the shipping timeline of the device, but we will soon have all the information.
FaceID - New Unlocking Feature on the iPhone X
On the iPhone X, Apple has ditched the Touch ID for Face ID, which is face recognition technology. The phone uses your face as the password and measures your face traits. You just have to look at your iPhone X, and it will unlock the device. At the event, Apple claimed that the Face ID safe than the Touch ID. To ensure the highest level of safety for users, Apple did ample tests before including Face ID on the iPhone X.
Apple built TrueDepth Camera System for Face ID feature. With the mix of sensors or features like infrared camera, flood illuminator, dot projector, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, microphone, and front camera, Face ID creates a 3D map of your face and checks it via neural engine in the new A11 Bionic processor. Apple says that the Face ID system fails one in a million. Well, we will have to wait for the phone to hit the sale shelves to see if Face ID is as nifty and secure as Apple touts.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X - Cases and Covers
The event also witnessed the debut of the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X covers and other accessories. The company has launched new cases and covers for the phone to fit in. There is a new Leather Folio case for the iPhone X priced at $99 and available in Cosmos Blue, Taupe, Black, and Berry colour options. It will start shipping out from November.
Then there are new Silicone and Leather cases for the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus. It's worth noting that the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus measure the same as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus so you can use these new cases on the older version or vice versa.
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Silicone Cases start at $35 and $39, respectively, and are available in Blue Cobalt, Rose Red, Ultra Violet, Dark Olive, White, Pink Sand, Midnight Blue, Black, and Red colour options. Whereas, Leather Cases priced at $45 and $49 are available in Cosmos Blue, Pink Fuchsia, Dark Aubergine, Charcoal Gray, Taupe, Saddle Brown, Black, Midnight Blue, and Red.
Qi Wireless Chargers for iPhone 8 and iPhone X
There are two variants of the Qi wireless charger launched for the iPhone X and the iPhone 8, designed by Mophie and Belkin. These are simple charging pads for the devices. The Belkin's solution charger (White colour) starts at $59.95 while Mophie's charging base (Black colour) is also priced at $59.95.
The Lightning Dock for iPhone is priced at $49 and is compatible with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Just like any Apple dock, this one fits into the charging port of the device and charges the device. It comes in Gold colour option as well along with Black, Silver, Space Gray, and Rose Gold colour options.
Well, these were the accessories that Apple unveiled at today's event. What's your take on the newly launched iPhones and the accessories? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.