Apple launched several products like three new flagship iPhone models, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, along with the new Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple 4K TV at an event that took place in Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino on September 12. Here’s a brief look at the products announced by Apple.
iPhone 8 & 8 Plus:
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will come in three colour variants such as silver, space grey and gold. Both the devices have been built with most durable glass ever used in a smartphone. The iPhone 8 has 4.7-inch display and iPhone 8 Plus has 5.5-inch display. The new variants have been embedded with new Stereo Speakers and a powerful A11 Bionic chip. The A11 Bionic chip is 70 per cent faster than A 10 chip used on iPhone 7.Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 come with a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation, and Quad-LED True Tone flash.The iPhone 8 Plus comes with dual-camera with a 12MP camera with deeper pixels and new colour filter. There is also a designed video encoder on the iPhone 8 Plus. You can also capture slow motion videos at 1080HD. Front cameras on both smartphones come with 7-megapixel sensor, Retina Flash and 1080p HD video recording.According to Apple, the iPhone 8 delivers same battery life as the iPhone 7. The smartphone is claimed to deliver up to 12 hours back up on internet use. The upgrade, however, is the addition of the Qi wireless charging. The iPhone 8 also supports fast charging, which is claimed to achieve 50% charge in 30 minutes. The iPhone 8 Plus also has similar minor improvements over the predecessor with wireless charging support and fast charging capabilities.
The iPhone 8 series is launching first, and will be made available for purchase in India from September 29. As per reports, iPhone 8 is priced at Rs 64,000 for the 64GB storage version, while the 256GB storage option is said to cost Rs 77,000. iPhone 8 Plus with 64GB starts at Rs 73,000, while the 256GB storage is said to cost Rs 86,000. Apple said that all three colours such as space grey, the new gold finish and silver will be available at launch.
The product which grabbed the limelight at the event, iPhone X, which doesn’t have a home button! FaceID is how you can unlock this device. The Face data on this device is protected by secure enclave on A11 bionic chip. The Face ID also works with third-party apps and Apple Pay.The iPhone X is made of stainless steel and glass. The new device will be available in two colours such as Silver and Grey. It comes with Super Retina display and 5.8-inch screen having screen resolution of 2436*1125 and 458ppi. It comes with True Depth camera system which has flood illuminator, infrared camera, speaker, microphone among other things!It is powered by a 64-bit processor, Quad-LED True Tone Flash, 12MP dual rear cameras and multitude of other features.
As per reports, Apple’s Face ID failed to recognise during the iPhone X launch on Tuesday. The iPhone X’s Face ID has replaced the fingerprint sensor for unlocking the iPhone.
India and the rest of the world will have to wait for the Apple iPhone X. The iPhone X is only going on sale on November 3. iPhone X will be available in silver and space grey colours. Once again Apple has restricted the iPhone X to just two storage variants like 64GB and 256GB. Prices start at Rs 89,000 and goes up to Rs 1,02,000. So yes, be prepared to pay more than one lakh if you want to buy 256GB iPhone X in India.
Apple also introduced Animoji, where users can animate an emoji and share it on social media.Apple also showcased a charging mat called ‘AirPower’ that charges iPhone, Watch and AirPods. The mat would be available from next year.