Apple held their big September press conference on September 12 in the Steve Jobs theater. They unveiled their premium iPhone the iPhone X. It’s starting price is 999 dollars. This new iPhone packs a punch, but is it worth the asking price. I would say yes, but it depends on what you use it for.
The iPhone X has a larger screen, Face ID, and the resolution is better. The iPhone X has 458 pixels per inch, the iPhone 8 has 326 pixels per inch and the iPhone 8 Plus has 401 pixels per inch. The resolution is substantially better on the iPhone X. The iPhone X also gets rid of the home button. The biggest reason to get the iPhone X is if you need the extra screen real estate. The iPhone X and the iPhone 8 both have the same processor. They both have the A11 Bionic Chip. The X and the 8 both have 12MP cameras and 4K video recording. The iPhone X does have Animojis though! I recommend going with the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus unless you need the extra screen space.
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This morning Apple announced a bunch of new hardware and software. They announced the new iPad Pro, the new iMac Pro, iOS 11, mac OS High Sierra, the new Mac lineup, HomePod and watchOS 4. I really like the updates that they announced for iOS. One of the more notable updates that they announced for iOS is the improved control center. All of its functionality can be customized to suit your personality. Everything will also be consolidated on one page. It was annoying to have the music controls on a second page.
Apple also talked about how Siri is more expressive, and natural with machine learning improvements. Siri can translate what you say from English to other languages. It will be interesting to see how Siri improves over time. HomePod is Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home. It looks like it has more of a music focus, but it can still be used to control lights and answer questions.
Another announcement that I thought was exciting is the improved multitasking on iPad. Apple improved the dock so that it can hold more applications. The dock can also be opened in any screen. Overall, it should make the iPad a better productivity device.
I am also excited to see what Apple does with the new augment reality kit for developers. I hope Niantic takes advantages of the new the new augmented reality kit. What do you think of Apple’s announcements at WWDC 2017?
Last week Nintendo was at the Apple event, and they had a big reveal. They revealed Super Mario Run for iPhone and iPad. It marks the first time that Mario can legally be played on a smartphone. The game is going to be released this December.
Super Mario Run has three different modes. In the first mode you get to play through challenging courses. In the second mode you get to compete against others using play data, and the third mode allows you to create your own levels.
I think it’s awesome that Mario is coming to smart devices, and I think it will definitely help Nintendo. I can’t wait to try out the new game when it launches. Will you be downloading Super Mario Run when it launches this December?
Today Apple announced the iPhone 7. The new iPhone has a faster processor, better battery life and a better camera. I am really looking forward to trying out this iteration of the device. The upgraded camera has optical image stabilization, 12 megapixels and a Quad-Led True Tone flash. I think that the new camera is a standout feature for the device.
The iPhone 7 has a powerful A10 processor. It also has a much stronger battery. The battery on the new iPhone lasts two hours longer than the battery on the iPhone 6s. This is reason alone to pick up the new phone.
However, the iPhone 7 does have one major flaw; Apple decided not to include a headphone jack. They introduced new wireless headphones called AirPods. AirPods use Bluetooth technology to connect to all your Apple devices. With the charging case AirPods have a battery life of 24 hours. They look pretty cool, but they cost 159 dollars. I guess buying cheap headphone replacements is out of the question.
One last thing I want to mention is that the new iPhone is water resistant. This is great news for people who like to talk in the rain. What do you think of the iPhone 7?
The iPad Air 2 is an amazing device, in fact, I am using it right now to write this review. The new iPad is incredibly light and portable. The speakers are loud and clear. The iPad has stereo speakers. It also has a clear and crisp display. The resolution is 2048 by 1536 pixels. I enjoy using it to watch YouTube and Netflix. It is also a great device for social networking, browsing the Internet and writing.
I have the 16Gb version, so my space is limited. I can only store a number of applications. Apple should provide an option for expandable storage. This is one of the major flaws that the device has.
The iPad Air 2 is by far the best tablet I have ever owned. It is easy to switch between using the iPhone and iPad. This is because the operating system is basically the same. I have been using the Nexus 7 tablet for the past several years. One of my favorite applications on the iPad Air is FaceTime. It is a great way to communicate with friends and family.
The iPad Air 2 is great for watching videos, communicating, listening to music and playing games. It is also one of the best tablets for productivity. It is almost good enough to replace my computer. The only thing I don’t like about the iPad is the lack of storage space. I give the iPad Air 2 an 8.5 out of 10.
Apple recently revealed their new product line for Fall 2015. They announced a new iPad Pro, the iPhone 6S and the new Apple TV.
Apple has finally released a product to compete with the Microsoft Surface. The iPad Pro has a 12.9 inch retina display; it also has the new A9X chip and it makes use of the Apple Pencil. It is interesting how Apple is trying to re brand a stylus by calling it an Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil is overpriced at $99 and the iPad Pro will cost $799 for 32GB. There will also be a 128GB model for $949 and it will be available in November.
Apple’s new iPhone isn’t a major upgrade, but it does have some cool new features. The iPhone 6S has the A9X processor; it also has a 12 megapixel camera and it makes use of 3D touch.This new feature allows the users to view a website or image before it is opened. It also allows the user to access shortcuts before an application is opened. The iPhone 6S can also take 4K videos; I think that the camera on the iPhone 6S is pretty awesome.
One of the most interesting products that Apple will be updating this fall is the Apple TV. The new Apple TV has the ability to download games and applications. It also comes with the Siri Remote; this remote is used to control every aspect of the system. The Apple TV is going to cost $149 and it will be available at the end of October. I really like the direction that the new Apple TV is going in.
What do you think of Apple’s new products this fall?
Apple also revealed iOS 9 at their developer conference. iOS 9 is Apple’s latest mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads. The new operating system includes battery optimization for an extra hour of battery life. It also includes a picture in picture mode. This will allow the user to work on two applications at once. For example, a user can have the email app open at the same time as the photos app. This is a great feature for multitasking.
Apple is also updating several applications in iOS 9. They are adding transit to Maps, discover support to Apple Pay and the ability to snap or draw a picture in Notes. Apple is also adding a News application to iOS 9. This application will allow individuals to access all of their news in one place. The app will support publishers like ESPN and The New York Times. I think that iOS 9 has some cool new features like picture in picture and I really like that Apple is adding their own News application. What do you think of iOS 9?