Many households currently have at least one Apple product. The company has been around for over 40 years, but it’s only as of the last decade that Apple has become known for their amazing phones.
They introduced the technology to be able to video call with individuals, using FaceTime, as well as offer apps that could do everything from keeping track of a number of steps we take each day to helping us manage our money. Because of this, consumers have high expectations for new Apple products that become available.
They want phones and other devices to be aesthetically appealing, easy to use and worth the money they spend of then. The standard Apple has set for themselves is very high and they are continuously creating cutting-edge phones and devices. It seems as if they’ve done it again. Recently Apple unveiled some exciting new products for consumers.
On September 12, it marked the 10 year anniversary of the popular iPhone. They celebrated this day by unveiling the iPhone X, iPhone8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV devices. Here’s a little bit more information about each of these products.
The iPhone X has received a lot of buzz for not only its features but for how much it costs. This phone is not for those on a budget it as it retails for $999. This is by far the most expensive iPhone to ever come out. Still, many are more than willing to pay this amount for the phone as it has some interesting new features that we’ve never seen before with a phone.
The iPhone X has FaceID. What this means is that it uses a highly sophisticated facial recognition system in order to unlock the phone. So basically all you have to do is look at it and it will unlock itself. You no longer have to swipe your finger across your phone to get it to unlock. It uses unique hardware as well as an infrared camera to unlock the device.
There does not have a fingerprint sensor, which is unlike other iPhones.There is no longer a home button on this phone either. Users will simply need to tap the phone in order for it to wake up. The iPhone X will also work with Apple Pay.
The phone is smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, but the screen is about the same. Users will be able to enjoy a smaller phone without sacrificing the screen size. The information displayed on the screen is richer in color with the iPhone X as it uses the new OLED technology. The phone is only available in 2 colors: black and silver. However, most users don’t mind it because they will be putting a case on it to protect their rather large investment.
iPhone 8 And 8 Plus
For those that want a new iPhone, but don’t want to have to pay close to a grand for it, there are two more options. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are now available in addition to the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 will have 64GB and will cost $699.
The iPhone 8 Plus will have 64GB and cost $799. Both of these phones will have a 6-core A11 Bionic processor. What this means is that they will be around 70% faster than some of the other phones on the market. Each phone will have wireless charging technology so there’s no need to deal with a cord to charge your phone as long as you have a special charging mat.
Retina displays will also be improved for a much more user-friendly experience. Both phones are also water and dust resistant like the previous version of the iPhone. One of the complaints with previous iPhones was that their speakers weren’t very loud. With these new phones, they do have speakers that are about 25% louder than the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.
While the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are similar, the main difference between the two is the size. Here are their measurements:
- The iPhone 8 is 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) and 148g (5.22 oz)
- The iPhone 8 Plus is 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.28 x 3.07 x 0.32 in) and 202g (6.63 oz)
These phones are more than 7% heavier than both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. They are also over 15.6% heavier than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, many users won’t find much of a difference in weight as compared to previous versions of the iPhone.
The iPhone 8 has around 2GB of Ram and the iPhone 8 Plus has 3GB of Ram. This means that users can enjoy a phone that can handle almost anything that they want to do it. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is available in Rose Gold, Silver and Space Grey.
Apple Watch Series 3
Even the Apple Watch got an upgrade. One of the complaints that many users had with previous versions of the watch was that they had to have their phone with them to make phone calls. This is no longer a problem as the new Apple Watch Series 3 allows users to make phone calls as well as access the internet without having to have their iPhone with them.
So if you don’t want to carry your bulky phone with you, all you have to do is strap on the new Apple Watch Series 3 and you’re good to go. This makes this watch a great choice for those that workout or go running and don’t want to have to find a way to carry their phone around with them.
The watch will have the same phone number as your iPhone and Apple Music will be available thanks to the cellular service. Users have the ability to stream as many as 40 million songs. Since Apple Watch wearers do use it for working out, there will be even more fitness features such as a heart rate monitor.
It will alert users of an elevated heart rate when they are not being active as well as abnormal heart rhythms. Users that are concerned with their physical fitness can enjoy smart activity coaching as well as a workout app that’s been redesigned among other things.
There’ area barometric altimeter and a dual-core processor. It runs on a smartwatch’s operating system, WatchOS 4 and has Siri built into it.The watch has a battery life of up to 18 hours so you don’t have to worry about it dying while you are on the go. The Apple Watch Series 3 is available in a gold aluminum finish, silver or space gray. Prices start at $399.
This is actually a pretty good deal as the previous series of the watch, the Series 2, starts at $369. For those that have more money to spend, there is the Apple Watch Edition that has a white, ceramic case that retails for $1,249.
Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to TV features and add-on items. The new Apple TV 4K offers an even better viewing experience. It has sharp images that are crisper than ever before. This allows viewers to really feel immersed in their TV viewing experience. It has a High Dynamic Range (HDR) and viewers can choose from a wide selection of movies on iTunes. Amazon Prime and Netflix will soon be available on Apple TV too.
The new Apple TV can support both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Its 4K video scaler allows the content to look better than ever before. It also uses automatic detection so that it can optimize the setup of whatever the TV’s current capabilities are on that device. Siri will also be available so that users can find what they are looking for just by using their voice.
It’s never been so easy to find a movie or show that you are looking for. The TV app allows users to watch movies or shows on the go and it supports more than 60 services across Apple TV as well as iOS devices.
Sports fans can easily find out when their favorite teams are playing as a notification will be displayed on their screen. They can also use Siri to ask what the score of a current or previous game is. Another convenient feature of Apple TV is the ability to shares photos from an iPad or iPhone directly to the TV with iCloud. This makes it easy for family members to gather together to see vacation or party pictures.
Apple TV also allows users to remotely access some automated controls like their lights at home. Apple TV 4K 32GB costs $179 and the 64GB version is $199. Apple TV 4th generation 32GB is $149.
While not available yet, a new charging pad, called the Airpower, will be available in 2018. It will be able to charge iPhones, Apple watches, and AirPods. This means that users won’t have to plug in their phones to charge them if they have the pad. Charging cords will no longer be needed and unlike in the past, you won’t have to use a special case like you did if you wanted to charge an iPhone.
The pad uses an electromagnetic field to charge the device. If the device is compatible the charging process will start. You will need to plug the pad into an electrical outlet for it to work. The big perk of this pad is that users will not need to worry about hooking their phone up to a charging cable and dealing with all of the wires that come with it. Not all Apple products will be able to work with the charging pad, however.
Only the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus can be charged with it. iPads and devices without a glass back can’t be charged with it either. Many Apple watches can be charged with the pad as well as AirPods if a special AirPod case is purchased. As far as how fast the pad will charge all of these devices, this information hasn’t been revealed yet. A lot of users are hoping that it will provide a rapid charge, but Apple hasn’t specified whether or not this will happen. The cost of the AirPower hasn’t been revealed either. As we get closer to the launch date in 2018, more information will be released about the device.
As you can see, consumers now have a lot more Apple products to choose from. Despite the hefty price tag for some products like the iPhone X, this phone is already on backorder in many places. This is because Apple products tend to be cutting edge and consumers are willing to pay for something that hasn’t been accessible in the past. Apple was first founded in 1976, but only saw limited success. In the beginning, consumers flocked to their products, but when competitors began to offer cheaper items, the company lost steam.
Apple products were only desired by a limited number of people thanks to other computers being on the market that had different capabilities and was cheaper. In 2007, when it unveiled the iPhone, it brought new life to the company. Apple sold 270,00 iPhones within the first 30 hours of them being available for consumers to buy.
Ever since then it seems as if the company is constantly outdoing itself by offering more astonishing products that consumers have never seen before. They are now offering a whole host of different products that make keeping in touch with others and accessing online content easier than it ever has been before. Apple continues to grow and is constantly offering consumers bigger and better devices. It will be interesting to see how they are able to top themselves in the future.