Apple christened the Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus in Cupertino, California, yesterday with a slew of product announcements. While iPhones took center-stage at the event, other devices under the Apple umbrella weren’t left behind. Here’s everything you need to know about the newest additions to the Apple product family.
- The iPhone X, pronounced “iPhone Ten,” is Apple’s $1,000 anniversary device with an edge-to-edge OLED display, facial recognition, and no Home button.
- Check out our iPhone X hands-on by senior reviews editor Samuel Axon to see the high-end device in better detail.
- The iPhone X was the showstopper, but Apple announced the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus that are more akin to last year’s iPhone 7 models.
- Ars went hands-on with the iPhone 8 models and can confirm they might as well have been called the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.
- AirPower is Apple’s new wireless charging technology that works with the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 models, but it’s not available yet.
- The Apple Watch Series 3 brings LTE connectivity to the wearable for the first time, in addition to a barometric altimeter for stair-counting.
- Ars also got to go hands-on with the Series 3, which looks nearly identical to the Apple Watch Series 2.
- The newly announced Apple TV 4K gives Apple’s set-top box a big update with 4K and HDR compatibility, Metal 2, and the A10X Fusion Chip.
- iDevices can download iOS 11 on September 19, bringing the new Files app, an updated Control Center, drag-and-drop features to iPads, and more.
- watchOS 4 comes out on September 19, updating Apple Watch models with a Siri watch face, an updated Workout app with an HIIT option and improved swim tracking, and heart rhythm monitoring software.
Check out some photos from inside Apple’s new, futuristic-looking campus, particularly the Steve Jobs Theater. CEO Tim Cook emphasized the structure’s one-ness with nature at the event. The entire campus is 100 percent powered by renewable energy, and the main circular structure meshes indoor and outdoor environments by interweaving with trees and other plants.
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