Everything Apple announced at the iPhone X keynote


What’s new from this year’s Apple fall
event? Three new phones, a new cellular-enabled watch,
4K streaming and video recording, Face ID on the new iPhone X, and let’s not forget,
Apple will finally get wireless phone charging. With today’s addition of the iPhone 8, 8
Plus and X, customers now have 8 different iPhones to choose from. That’s a ton of specs and options to compare,
and we’re not even talking about color or storage size. So here’s a brief overview of the new phones…. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are similar, with
the Plus having the dual cameras like last time around. Both phones have a retina HD display with
true tone technology that adapts to ambient light. The camera sensor and processor are also brand
new and work much better in low-light conditions. When it comes to video, iPhone 8 supports
faster frame rates. You can expect 4K videos at 60 frames per
second. The new cameras and 64-bit A11 Bionic chip
have been calibrated for augmented reality. The GPU is 30% faster and two additional high-efficiency
cores make it perform smoother than previous models. The new iPhones 8s are also sealed to be water-
and dust-resistant. Thanks to a glassback, both support wireless
charging. The iPhone 8 is available in silver, space
gray and a new gold finish that looks like a mix between gold and rose gold. Pricing starts at $699 for the 64GB model,
with iPhone 8 Plus starting at $799. Next we have the iPhone X, the anniversary
model that ditches a home button in favor of Face ID. Yes, you unlock the phone with your face. The New iPhone X has a 5.8-inch, edge-to-edge
display. For the first time, Apple offers an OLED display
for more accurate colors and image uniformity across the screen. Apple’s iPhone X has a glass front and back,
which means wireless charging for its additional two hours of battery life. It’s made from surgical-grade, stainless
steel and comes in two finishes: space gray and silver. The iPhone X is dust- and water-resistant. As for the camera, Apple introduced Portrait
Lighting, letting users select their lighting effects before and after the photo is taken
with either the front or back camera. Video is vastly improved, as well, and can
be captured in low-light mode and in 4K. The iPhone X starts at $999 for the 64GB model,
with a larger 256GB option available. Alrighty now… let’s talk Watch Series
3. Wireless cellular LTE means the new Apple
Watch will be able to stay connected even when it’s not tethered to an iPhone. Visually, the Apple Watch Series 3 is similar
to the existing version. Despite boasting internals and the addition
of cellular, Apple managed to keep the watch the same size, and it’s backward-compatible
with existing straps and bands. Additions to the Watch 3 include a barometric
altimeter, two-way voice communication with Siri, and improved heart rate monitoring and
notifications. Pricing for the Watch Series 3 with cellular
starts at $399, and the version without cellular starts at $329. To power all these new Apple devices, Apple
has a new wireless charging pad called the ‘AirPower’ It’s essentially a mat with
room for your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, as well as your Apple Watch, and even AirPods
with a new optional wireless charging case accessory. Also the Apple TV 4K is here, and it has both
4K resolution (as the name implies) and HDR support, which means it can work with the
latest TVs, projectors and content formats for better picture, brighter colors and generally
improved visuals. It’s priced at $179 for a 32GB version and
$199 for a 64GB version. For all these hardware upgrades, Apple’s
also been hard at work on its four different operating systems. iOS 11 and Watch OS 4 are coming out on September
19 and macOS High Sierra is expected on September 25. For full coverage of today’s Apple event,
visit us at TechCrunch.com.

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