Today marked the launch of the tenth-anniversary iPhone, what is now known as the iPhone X (pronounced iPhone Ten, mind you), and the company harkened its arrival with the famous Steve Jobs line, “One more thing.”
Which, as Cook noted at the time, was apt for an announcement as big as the iPhone X. This is a design change in every major way for the iPhone lineup, especially when compared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that were announced alongside the new flagship smartphone. Apple is pushing forward with a bezel-less design, augmented reality (AR), facial recognition, and much more, and the iPhone X is meant to lead that charge.
The event wasn’t all about the iPhone X, though. As mentioned above, the company also unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and they also took the wraps off the brand new Apple Watch Series 3. There in the middle is the brand new set-top box, the Apple TV 4K, bringing a fifth-generation device to market.
There was a lot to talk about in the two hour event, and we’ve got everything packaged for you below in this handy wrap-up. What was your favorite moment from the event, if you happened to watch it live?
The iPhone X is Apple’s newest flagship model, featuring a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display, a notch design with minimal bezels, a new A11 Bionic processor, a pair of dual rear cameras (both with optical image stabilization), and much, much more. It’s a handset to warrant Apple’s highest starting price point ($999), and it will be the first iPhone in many, many years that won’t be launched in the same month it’s announced.
Here are all the pertinent links you should catch up on:
- iPhone X Release Date, Pricing, and Availability
- iPhone X specifications
- iPhone X Hands-on Roundup
- Accessing Control Center is a Big Change
- iPhone X Features Not in the iPhone 8
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the middle children, so to speak, with the rest of the iPhone lineup that’s still hanging around holding up the rear (including the iPhone SE). They feature all-new design decisions, including a glass front and back, as well as new wireless charging support. The iPhone 8 still features a 4.7-inch display and the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. Here are all the important nuts and bolts:
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus specifications
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Availability, Date, and Price
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Hands-on Roundup
Apple officially unveiled the third-generation Apple Watch, which features a case that is the same size as the Apple Watch Series 2 — despite the fact the Series 3 boasts cellular-connecitivty built into it. The new wearable will boast a price tag starting at $399 for the constant cellular connection, or $329 if you don’t want that particular feature.
There are new bands coming for the Apple Watch Series 3, which you can see right here.
Finally, Apple introduced the fight-generation set-top box, the Apple TV 4K. As the title suggests, this newest device officially features 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) support, along with high dynamic range (HDR) support from both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The new set-top box is priced at $179, but, perhaps most importantly, Apple convinced production companies that 4K HDR movies will be priced at the same price as HD movies.
There were a lot of different tiny details, too, including the fact that Apple will be releasing its next big update for its desktop operating system to the masses on September 25. When that day arrives, Mac owners will be able to download and instal macOS High Sierra onto their computers.
Apple also confirmed that iOS 11 will launch to the public on September 19.
Apple has also seeded the iOS 11 golden master build to developers ahead of the public launch.
So, which device are you looking forward to the most?