Apple iPhone X Keynote Quick Summary

A lot of big announcements were made at today’s keynote. Here’s a quick rundown.

iPhone

  • iPhone 8
    • Faster A11 processor (up to 70% faster than A10)
    • New stereo speakers with deeper bass
    • Camera
      • Portrait lighting image processing
      • Video 1080p at 240fps
    • Augmented Reality
    • Wireless Charging
      • Qi open wireless standard
    • Pricing
      • $699 for 64GB (256GB available)
      • $799 for Plus at 64GB (256GB available)
    • Preorder September 15, available September 22
    • iOS 11 available September 19
  • iPhone X
    • Edge-to-edge display
    • Glass front and back with stainless steel side
    • Super Retina Display
      • 5.8” display
      • 2436×1125 resolution at 458 ppi
      • OLED technology
      • HDR display
    • No home button
      • Swipe up to go home and unlock
      • Hold side button to call Siri
    • Facial recognition “Face ID”
      • True depth camera system
        • Infrared camera, flood
      • Improved Security
        • Touch ID: 1 in 50,000
        • Face ID: 1 in 1,000,000
      • Animoji: Emojis that animate with your facial expressions
      • Replaces Touch ID for Apple Pay and 3rd party apps
    • Pricing
      • $999 for 64GB (256GB available)
      • Pre-Order Oct 27, ships Nov 3

AirPower

  • Qi charging pad
  • Supports iPhone 8 and 10, Apple Watch and new AirPods Qi case
  • All devices show on the phone’s display

Apple Watch

  • watchOS 4 will be available September 19
  • Heart Rate enhancements (available for existing models)
    • Complication now shows heart rate
    • New measurements
      • Resting heart rate
      • Recovery heart rate after workout
    • Notification of elevated heart rate when you’re not active
    • Heart rhythm abnormalities detection via the Apple Heart Study
  • Series 3
    • Built-in cellular
      • Receives calls and texts with the same number as your iPhone
      • Access maps
      • 3rd party app support: WeChat
      • Apple Music streaming support
    • Hardware
      • New processor is up to 70% faster
        • Siri can talk
      • The screen serves as an antenna
      • Electronic SIM card (no physical SIM card)
      • Same case size
  • Pricing
    • $399 Series 3 with cellular
    • $329 Series 3 without cellular
    • $249 Series 1
    • Available Sept 22

 

Apple TV

  • New 4K model
    • Supports HDR 10 and Dolby Vision
    • 4K movies priced the same as HD
    • Automatic free upgrades to existing HD purchases
    • Amazon Video coming soon (will include 4K streams)
    • Enhanced Live Sports and News support in the TV app
    • Starting at $179, available Sept 15

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