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September 14, 2017


The traditional presentation of Apple, dedicated to the point update of the iPhone and other products of the company, took place on September 12. For the consumer electronics market leader, it was important for several reasons at once – firstly, ten years have passed since the announcement of the original iPhone, and secondly, the event took place in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater. And most importantly, of course, not without interesting devices and technologies!The results of the Apple presentation on September 12.  Apple has its own Kinect!

iPhone X

The unconditional highlight of the evening is the iPhone X (“ten”). The smartphone received a six-core A11 Bionic processor, combined with a graphics module (of course, Apple mentioned increased performance and energy efficiency compared to the iPhone 7), 3 GB of RAM and a battery that wins an extra couple of hours from its predecessor.

The “insides” are wrapped in a glass case with a stainless steel frame. The Super Retina display has a diagonal of 5.8 inches and a resolution of 1125 x 2436. In the video below, you can see that the bezels are minimized.

The phone has lost the Home button – now you have to get used to swiping your finger from bottom to top and from top to bottom, to the center of the screen. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor has given way to a battery of sensors above the matrix, collectively called the TrueDepth Camera – Face ID technology helps it accurately recognize the owner’s face, taking into account even the changed hairstyle and weekly stubble.

TrueDepth Camera will no doubt be widely used in applications. Apple hopes it will be popularized by Animoji – animated emoji faces that can read your audio message to the recipient, retaining the sender’s characteristic antics. TrueDepth Camera is likely to become the main weapon of selfie lovers for the coming years.

It turns out that Apple acquired the Israeli company PrimeSense, which invented Kinect, in 2013 for a reason. Now the corporation from Cupertino has its own Kinect!

iPhone X will be available on November 3rd (space gray and silver). The version with 64 GB of memory on board is estimated in the Russian Federation at 79,990 rubles, the version with 256 GB – at 91,990 rubles.

iPhone 8 и iPhone 8 Plus

Now about “iPhones” simpler – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. As you can see, the manufacturer (temporarily?) refused to release generations with the addition s. Both devices feature the familiar A11 Bionic, glass backs (only bezels, unlike the Mister X, made of aluminum) and 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch IPS screens. Another “disagreement” is that the iPhone 8 Plus has got a 12 megapixel dual camera, which has a lot of advantages over the “seven” – well, at least in that it takes perfect pictures in the dark. The displays of the three new smartphones support True Tone technology, which adapts to ambient lighting.

For the iPhone 8 with 64 GB and 256 GB, the American company asks for 56,990 and 68,990 rubles, for similar editions of the “big brother” – 64,990 and 76,990 rubles. You can choose from “space gray”, as well as silver and gold versions. Look in the stores of the Russian Federation from September 29!

The results of the Apple presentation on September 12.  Apple has its own Kinect!

In a nutshell about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – no intrigue.

Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch is expensive and, let’s be honest, largely dubious. Nevertheless, the manufacturer has already revealed to the world their third edition, which means that there is a demand. The Apple Watch Series 3 includes two models – with GPS and GPS with cellular.

With an LTE chip, smartwatches become independent of the iPhone. Went out for a walk or a run without a phone – it’s okay, Apple Watch will allow you to send messages and download songs. In the Russian Federation, the prospects for the option with LTE are still vague, but the model without a chip will be on display on September 29 – with a price tag of 27,490 rubles. Apple Watch Series 1, by the way, can now be bought for 20,490 rubles.

iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and AirPods are now compatible with Qi wireless charging. At the presentation, Apple showed the AirPower mat, which can be trusted with three devices at once – put it and forget it, no fuss with wires and wearing contacts. In stores, an advanced “litter” will descend next year.

The results of the Apple presentation on September 12.  Apple has its own Kinect!

Watch tenacious – withstand immersion in water at 50 meters.

Apple TV

The Apple TV set-top box changed the fifth generation – Tim Cook (Timothy Cook) and his comrades, apparently after watching the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X trailers, decided to implement 4K video support with HDR into the device – for compatible TV models, of course. To do this, Apple TV was charged with the A10X Fusion chip from the iPad Pro. The film library in iTunes will gradually be replenished with 4K versions of paintings – if you have already spent money on something, then you will receive an updated file for free. The cost of films in HD and 4K will be the same. For a prefix with 32 GB of memory, you need to pay 13,490 rubles, for 64 GB – 14,990 rubles. Implementation will begin on September 22.

You can also play on Apple TV. The adventure game Sky, the new arthouse revelation of Jenova Chen, and thatgamecompany are announced as temporary iOS exclusives. Dano is a mysterious world full of clouds and unexplored corners. The task is to team up with other users to solve simple puzzles. At first glance, the project seems to be a simple hybrid of Cloud (the ancient game of Jenova Chen), Journey and Owlboy lauded by the audience. Read more about Sky in our separate article.


Apple also spent time presenting demos of AR games, but they are too raw, like augmented reality technology itself, to write about them seriously. Although for the company from Cupertino, of course, AR is as important a trend as wireless charging and 4K. The show at the Steve Jobs Theater hardly surprised anyone with anything other than the amusing features of the TrueDepth Camera. Apple performed a standard operation for itself – corrected product lines. The performance is on the verge of routine and creativity – but what was the excitement and the ensuing lively discussion in the media and social networks! Join.

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