Apple announced many new products at the Apple Event (12th September) at the new Apple Park, Steve Jobs theater. The new Products announced by Apple are:
- Apple Watch Series 3
- The Apple 4K TV
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
Apple Event – Apple Park and Steve Jobs Theater
The event started on time at the newly opened Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park. It is an amazing feat of engineering and is state of the art. Apple team will start moving to new Apple office this year. The park is spread over 175 acres and has more than 9000 trees. Also, the park uses 100% renewable energy.
It also comes with a visitor center and also a very large Apple store inside the campus to explore new products.
Tim Cook started the Apple event at the new Steve Jobs Theater with teary eyes. The event started with remembering Steve Jobs and Tim Cook said they have dedicated this theater to him and as he loved new products and new product launches like this one.
Tim said “Steve though a lot about the work place and where talented people should work”. So he started the work on the Apple Park almost 10 years earlier and today the park is open and we honor him.
Apple first announced the new Apple Watch Series 3 and then they shared the launch of new Apple TV 4K which comes with HDR support.
Apple Watch Series 3
The company first announced the Apple watch series 3 which comes with cellular connectivity. You can read all the details about the Apple Watch Series 3 here.
Apple TV 4K
Apple also announced the Apple TV 4K with HDR and comes with the A10X which offers 2X performance compared to the current generation and also it has GPU which is 4X faster.
All the movies on iTunes which are purchased by customers in HD will be upgraded to 4K HDR. Apple is also partnering with Netflix and HBO to bring in 4K HDR content.
Apple will also bring live sports on the Apple TV. The Apple TV 4K starts at $179.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Apple introduced the new 10th Anniversary Apple iPhone 8 at the event. Tim Cook shared about all the innovations for last 10 years and a brief journey of how the Apple iPhone has evolved.
The new Apple iPhone 8 comes with the most durable glass and is also sealed for water and dust resistant. The new mobiles come with 4.7 inches and 5.5 Inch screen size.
Notably, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 plus looks exactly same like the last years Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and there is nothing new as far as the design goes.
The display is also retina but it comes with the same 16:9 aspect ratio. It is nothing like the 18:9 full vision display which is available on the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
The new Apple iPhone 8 comes with the Apple A11 Bionic chipset with 64 Bit design and comes with 6 Core design. It comes with 25% faster in comparison to the Apple A10 chipset.
The new Apple A11 GPU comes with 30% increased performance compared to the older A10 chipset. The new phone comes with the Apple-designed image signal processor which improves the
The iPhone 8 comes with a 12 MP rear camera sensor and also has Optical image stabilization. The Apple iPhone 8 Plus comes with 12 Mp Dual cameras with f/1.8 aperture and f/2.8 aperture telephoto lens.
Further, the camera on the iPhone 8 Plus is really incredible, it comes with the ability to adjust based on different scene settings. In fact, the 8 Plus offers the most amazing video cameras on any smartphone.
Now you can shoot better 4K videos at 60 FPS and also can shoot slow motion at 1080P at 240 FPS. The camera on the iPhone 8 Plus comes with AR support and new Apps can work with the AR technology.
The new iPhone comes with Quad LED Flash.
AR Apps are getting better and new exciting AR apps and games are coming to iOS. Apple showcased a new AR game from a new Chinese developer (Directive Games) which offers an immersive experience.
I am not too much into AR games as of yet but still looked cool. The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comes with the wireless charging support. The iPhone comes with the Qi wireless charging technology and the new iPhone will work with the Qi chargers from other companies like Belkin.
Also, it comes with the Bluetooth 5.0 support.
The Apple iPhone 8 comes with 64 GB of minimum storage and will start at $699. On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus costs $799. The smartphones will be available on 15th September 2017 and will start shipping from 21st September.
However, the real deal is the All new Apple iPhone X which is launched by Apple along with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. You can read more about the Apple iPhone X here.
Price In India (Rs.) Official Apple Prices
|iPhone Models||64 GB||256 GB|
|iPhone 8 Plus||73000||86000|