Apple Inc. unveiled its most comprehensive new iPhone line up to date, introducing three new models to take on growing competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Google and a host of Chinese smartphone makers.
Lots of fairly subtle changes to the iPhone for the 8 version, largely having to do with a better camera.
Tuesday's Apple event was full of activity-including the release of a new Apple Watch, an Apple TV refresh, and two new types of iPhone-one with an edge-to-edge screen and advanced face-scanning capabilities. Instead, users can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen or toggle between apps. To activate Siri you can either address it vocally, or press the side of the screen.
The X factor: During Apple's presentation, the notch (which houses various sensors) at the top of the display was prominent in videos.
While the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (skipping the iPhone 7s naming scheme) may look like the previous generation, Apple did infuse the new smartphones with glass on the front and back, and Apple says that it's the most durable glass used in a smartphone.
"What Apple doesn't want is for people to want the best but not be able to afford it and therefore hold onto their existing phones rather than buying what they consider second best".
It's that wonderful time of the year again - Apple just announced its latest product lineup last night in its all-new Apple Campus, at the Steve Jobs Theater. It also includes a peer-to-peer payment option for Apple Pay (similar to Venmo), a redesigned Control Center and new augmented reality features thanks to ARKit. The latest version of the smartwatch features LTE, meaning you can use it to make calls or play songs on Apple Music without syncing to your iPhone. The price difference will be less glaring if you sign a monthly contract with a carrier. To perform tasks that previously needed the button, there are new ways to do so. But then there's iPhone 8 which still carries the traditional design for them. The tag is at $999 for a 64GB.
The tech giant's chief executive, Tim Cook, also unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Cupertino, California, last night and said the face scanning software and wireless charging will feature on both models. As for pricing, the new Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS & Cellular variant has been priced at US$399 (approximately Rs. 25,500) and Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS variant is priced at US$329 (approximately Rs. 21,000).
"Any new Apple gadget is in feverish demand, and this year will be no exception", a source in Svyaznoy retail chain said. Apple TV 4K model will cost $179. The new watch comes out Sept. 22. Us neither, but soon you'll be able to anyway with the new animoji feature on iPhone X. However, Pebble has since folded, and Android Wear is stagnant.
The heart of both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus is the new 64-bit A11 Bionic chip, six-core chip with two performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, which are 25- and 70-percent faster than cores in the A10.