iPhone X / iPhone 8


Series 3 Watch: $329 w/o LTE, $399 w LTE. Available September 22

watchOS available Sept. 19

Apple TV 4K. Adding local services. Live Sports. Live News. The Apple TV 4K gets the A10X fusion chip, the same as the new iPad Pro. The new Apple TV is $179. Order on Sept 15, and ships on Sept 22.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Wireless improvements: LTE Advanced. Bluetooth 5. The iPhone 8 and its glass back gets wireless charging. Using Qi open wireless standard for wireless charging. Phone 8 will start at 64 GB and 256GB. iPhone 8 has 64/256 GB storage. $699 starting price. 8 Plus, starts $799. Sept. 19 is iOS 11. Sept. 22 availability.

iPhone X. It’s called “TEN”. Space gray and silver.

Super Retina Display is the name for the new display on iPhone X. It’s larger than the other iPhones. 2436x1125 pixels, 458 ppi. 5.8-inch OLED. It supports HDR, Dolby Vision and HDR10. 1 million to 1 contrast ratio. No home button. Tap to wake up. Side button launches Siri. Face ID is the future of how we will unlock our phones,

Dual 12MP cameras on iPhone X. f 1.8 and 2.4 apertures. But adds OIS to both cameras this time. Better quad-LED flash. Improved battery life: 2 hours more than iPhone 7. Wireless charging.

AirPower arrives in 2018.

The iPhone X will start at $999 (64GB and 256 GB). Available to order on October 27, ships November 3.

That’s it folks!

I am a Mac supporter, but think that Apple has moved away from the vision Steve Jobs had for the company. I met Steve Jobs a good number of years back at a computer festival I was managing. He explained his vision of providing a product that was for the masses. He felt that the more people having a computer the better. He also wanted his product to be exceptional and have a reasonable price. Tim Cook on the other hand is just a profits man. You can see that in the slow updating of the computers and more emphasis on the phones watches and tablets. The Mac Pro loved by power users hasn’t been updated for a while. he is making a extremely expensive iMac, but it isn’t upgradable. The equipment still will out last other brands, but they have become modular. If you bring an iMac to the Apple store and it is out of warranty, and you want a new Hard Drive the only size Apple will put in is the original size and brand. Upgrade no way. I have a 2017 Retina iMac and a 2013 iMac with a dead HD, Apple will not put a Hybrid drive or an SSD in for any price.

Sorry for the off topic, but being a Mac lover, and only have mac products for phone, tablet and computing, I think these super high prices are going to hurt the brand.

I’m surprised they have such large bezels but, I guess they have to reserve some features for the “S”. If they had these features 4 years ago (like android did) I probably would not have jumped ship but there is no going back now…