Apple's new iPhone, Watch, and TV unveiled

Yolanda Curtis
September 13, 2017

The iPhone X, the premium smartphone formerly referred to as the iPhone 8, is the undoubted star of the September 12 Apple event. The new flagship iPhone won't be available for pre-order until Friday, Oct. 27; it will be available in stores on November 3.

The two new phones will feature glass on the front and rear of the device for the first time, which has been specially sealed to make the 8 and 8 Plus dust and water-resistant.

But what about security? The other big difference is the more expensive phone has facial recognition.

iPhone X users can record and send animated emoji messages, hence Animoji, using the upgraded front-facing camera.

Aside from their screens, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X aren't that different inside. The battery will also last two more hours than the iPhone 7.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will come in three colour variants - silver, space grey and gold.

"It's truly awesome how incredible how much iPhone impacts the world each and every day", CEO Tim Cook explained.

However, the returns from reselling may not be as lucrative as they used to be, as Apple products are now rolled out on the mainland at the same time as Hong Kong, traders said.

The iPhone 8 will feature a 12 megapixel camera, while the 8 plus will include 12 megapixel dual cameras. However, there's not a lot of video in 4K and HDR yet, nor are there many TVs that can display it. Apple TV doesn't have its own display and needs to be connected to a TV.

Apple also unveiled a new iPhone 8 $NZ1,249.00 and a larger 8 Plus $NZ1,449.00 with upgrades to cameras, displays and speakers. Will people be willing to shell out really big bucks for a relatively fragile device that's become an essential part of daily life? Glancing at this system will allow you to automatically unlock your iPhone X, but can also be used for Apple Pay and to unlock compatible apps, including banking apps. Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have wireless charging. The premium iPhone X takes away the spotlight from the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But built-in cellular connectivity for Apple Watch changes things.

At Cell Phone Repair Toledo, which is located in Holland, store manager and tech repair specialist Keyvon Brown watched the live streaming event.

Apple says it'll be the same size as Series 2. Calling and texting with the new Apple Watch Series 3 uses the same number as your phone. Orders will begin September 15 and it'll be available starting Sept. 22. During the unveil, Apple said there will be an "introductory offer" from carriers but didn't give any details on that. The Cellular variant will ship for $399, while the non-cellular variant will ship for just $329. Series 1 remains at $249.

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