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Details Of Apple’s Latest Innovations

If you’re a passionate Apple fan, there is no doubt you’ve heard the announcement of their latest inventions. Four new products will roll off the production line and into stores shortly, three of them being this month. There are two new phone models: iPhone X, and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus; an Apple Watch Series 3; and a 4K Apple Television. And we’re bringing you the latest of what we know, starting with the long-awaited phone models.

iPhone X

“This is the phone you want if you’re a diehard Apple fanboy or fangirl,” says one of LinkedIn’s top 10 voices in technology, Shelly Palmer. Remember your Roman numerals if you want to pronounce this baby right – it’s the iPhone ten.

Here’s what we know:

  • The 5.8‑inch Super Retina screen display stretches to every round corner. Or as Apple says, it “fills the hand and dazzles the eyes.”
  • Forget passwords, this phone showcases face recognition hardware aptly called Face ID. Use your pretty face to pay bills via Apple Pay and gain access to your phone.
  • The front-facing 7-megapixel camera captures more than just smiles. Unleash your inner “panda, pig or robot” with Apple’s new animoji software, as the phone captures more than 50 different muscle movements to mirror onto 12 different emojis of your choice.
  • Dust and waterproof.
  • Dual 12-megapixels cameras are fixed on the rear and can capture more than just a holiday snap.
  • A computer chip called the A11 Bionic which affords a speedy display while making gaming a breeze. This also features adaptive recognition, allowing the phone to notice your daily changing face.
  • Wireless charging. Just drop your phone on a charging mat and it will replenish.
  • Speaking of charging, the battery is said to last 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7 battery – which is a little vague as we don’t know if that’s idle time or in-use time or via the use of specific hardware or software. But at least we know it’s larger than 1,960 mAh, the true size of the iPhone 7 battery. However, 2,000 mAh is the middle of what the overall smartphone market offers.

There’s definitely a lot of innovation in this model. But considering all the fancy gadgets and doohickeys, what does that mean for the 2-hour extra battery life?

The iPhone X will be released in Australia on November 3, and pre-orders starting October 27. The 64GB model will cost $1579, and the 256GB model will cost $1829.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus keeps to the same design of the iPhone 7 model, but with new innovations. And if you want to hear about the battery life, you’re gonna have to wait.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus uses new technologies that are seen in the iPhone X above, such as wireless charging, A11 Bionic, and dust and waterproof. They also showcase a 12-megapixel rear camera. And the screen display is 4.7 inches for the iPhone 8, and 5.5 inches for the 8S.

Both phones will be available in 64GB and 256GB in silver, gold or gray colour.

iPhone 8 64GB starts from $1,079
iPhone 8 256GB starts from $1,329
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB starts from $1,229
iPhone 8 Plus 256 GB starts from $1,479

Pre-order starts September 15 and the products will be released September 22

Apple Watch Series 3

You can now happily leave your phone at home with the new Apple Watch Series 3. And you can take it for a swim too. Here’s a list of cool features this small and powerful smartwatch has:

  • Call, text and set reminders straight from your wrist.
  • Get alerts when you’re away from your phone.
  • GPS and Altimeter, to see how far and how high you can go.
  • Swim-Proof. Once you’re out of the pool, the speakers will vibrate to eject any held water.
  • Get the ultimate motivation with Smart Coach, software that nudges you to move.
  • It’s also a personal nurse, keeping tabs on your heart rate.

It’s your own personal assistant on your wrist.

Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two sizes – 38mm or 42mm, and in 3 different variations:


Aluminum GPS version: 38mm: $459 & 42mm: $499
Aluminum GPS + cellular version: 38mm: $559 42mm: $599
Stainless steel GPS + cellular version: 38mm: $849 42mm: $919

Preorder starts September 15 and the series will be released September 22.

Apple TV 4K

Super High definition never looked so good, and it’s just a luxury at the moment. Some of us are still getting used to Bluray! But if you’ve got yourself a 4K television and you want to truly connect your apple products together, then check out this little beast.

It features High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging to see all the visual details of your favourite action-packed movies. It connects your television with streaming services like Netflix to bring you all your favourite shows. And it comes with Siri too.

It’s also noted that all 4K content will be the same price as HD on iTunes, and for anyone who has accumulated a sizeable library, all your HD purchases will be upgraded to 4K for free.

The 32GB Apple TV 4K will cost $249, and the 64GB variant will cost $279.

Preorder starts September 15 and the series will be released September 22.

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