Apple Event 2017 Live – Updates – Recap – iPhone 8, X, Watch, TV

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as well as a premium model, the iPhone X, at today’s (9/12) event in Cupertino, CA. A recap of Apple Event 2017 has been posted below.

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, announced the opening of Apple Park, the company’s new campus.

Apple’s SVP of retail, Angela Ahrendts, talked about flagship stores – renovations for NY/Fifth Avenue store, Paris and Milan stores, and a new Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, which opens Oct. 20th.

Updated Apple Watch Series 3 has cellular built in. Stay connected to calls, access internet info, and stream Apple Music without your phone. Updates to heart rate app, resting/recovery heart rate, more detailed heart rate data, alerts you if it senses high heart rate when inactive.

$399 w/ cellular and $329 w/o.
Orders begin September 15th
Series 1 is the cheapest watch @ $249
New color lineups, high-end gray
watchOS 4 will launch on September 19th

Apple TV 4K w/ higher resolution
Supports 4K video
Netflix/Amazon now third-party video apps
4K videos=same price as HD movies, auto upgrades past purchases
Favorite sports team alerts, live games highlights and live news

New iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – “all-new” glass design
faster chips, “true tone” screen
Available in silver, space gray and new gold finish
Glass back supports wireless charging
Qi charging standard
Starts @ $699, iPhone 8 Plus starts @ $799.
Pre-orders on September 15th
Availability starts September 22nd

iOS 11 launches September 19th
New AR — augmented reality
Launches AR Kit for app makers
MLB At Bat App:You can point your phone at the field and it will identify players @ baseball games, allowing you to quickly access player stats.

iPhone X
new high-end smartphone
Cook says, iPhone X is “the future of the smartphone” and will “set the path for the next decade.”
no home button
tap screen to wake phone
swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to home screen
Now w/ Face ID – infrared camera detects your face – even if you change your hairstyle, put on glasses, grow a beard, or as your face changes, your phone should unlock
Only one in a million faces should be able to trick Face ID
Available in two colors, space gray and silver
Battery now lasts 2 hours longer
Support Qi wireless charging

iPhone X starts @ $999 w/ 64 GB, a 256 GB version is also available
Pre-orders start October 27th
Shipping begins November 3rd

Available in 2018, “AirPower” accessory that can charge the iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and AirPods on the same mat @ the same time.