Apple keynote 2017

Apple keynote 2017

Today apple had their 2017 keynote and honestly saying I am completely disappointed, they announced new iPhones, apple watch, and iOS and I’d say apple is not the same anymore after 2011. I write a concise review about the products based on the keynote and judge for yourself:

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Overall saying except iOS 11 there is nothing major in them, exact same look with minor hardware improvement. Big thumbs down. Some of the mentioned aspects are

  • Colors: Silver, space grey, new gold
  • The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, No evidence yet!
  • water and dust resistant, almost all major phone have them
  • Stereo speakers. 25% louder than the speakers in the 7
  • A11 bionic chip
  • 12MP camera, 4K 60fps video
  • AR Camera, sounds cool
  • Portrait Lighting feature: software improved lighting
  • Wireless charging
  • 64GB and 256GB

iPhone X

This was the big guy from apple but it had just a new screen which was completely similar to infinity screen of Samsung S8 and Face ID which is nothing new.

  • The edge-to-edge display looks nice but S8 was the first phone that introduced it.
  • No home button
  • All-glass design with a screen that fills the front of the phone
  • Facial recognition technology called FaceID that secures the device
  • Portrait Lighting feature: Software improved lighting
  • iOS 11
  • Wireless charging
  • 5.8″ ‘Super Retina’ display
  • 64GB and 256GB

Apple Watch Series 3

  • Built in 3G/4G cellular – no need to take your phone with you. Supports phone calls.
  • Music streaming
  • GPS
  • Swim-proof
  • Siri speech
  • Barometric altimeter
  • W2 wireless chip
  • Colours: silver, space grey and ceramic grey finish and more
  • WatchOS 4:
    • improved heart rate monitor
    • connect to gym machines with a tap

 

IOS 11

p2p apple pay and Siri translation sounded good but

  • Peer-to-peer Apple Pay
  • New-look control centre
  • Emergency SOS
  • ARKit and animoji
  • Siri translation

Prices and release dates

iPhone XFrom $999November 3
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus$699 and $799September 22
Apple Watch Series 3$329 without cellular, $399 withSeptember 22

Today’s keynote was not that great but apple has proven that they won’t sit back we will have to wait again to see if apple takes back the power position in mobile innovation or lose the battle to Asian counterparts. However, we still have to wait for the release of iPhone x to see how it competes with Android flagships

 

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