Cellular Apple Watch Series 3 To Cost $10 Per Month

The event began with the voice of Steve Jobs, talking about how Apple will hold on to its legacy.

The company unveiled the anniversary edition smartphone, alongside an iPhone 8 and its bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus, at a press event at the brand new Apple Park campus in Cupertino on Tuesday. The screen resolution of the iPhone 8 is 1334 x 750, and the iPhone 8 Plus with a screen sharpness of 1920 x 1080. The two new iPhones represent direct updates to last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, featuring a similar physical design that changes from an aluminum to a glass back that's reinforced by aerospace-grade aluminum and steel, representing what Apple claims is the most durable glass that has yet been used in a smartphone.

Apple shares were mostly flat after the announcement, down 64 cents to $160.86. It still has the squircle display and casing that makes it look like a tiny iPad. Here are the the most exciting Phone X features that Apple announced and that you will get when you buy the new phone.

This brings me to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the two newest entries in the line. If you've looked longingly at the Apple Watch as a potential platform, the latest upgrades could prove to be a turning point.

Apple unveiled an updated version of its smartwatch, as it claimed the device had become the top-selling watch in the world ahead of rivals such as Rolex and Fossil.

Samsung also offers a 12MP camera (not dual-camera like the iPhone X) with optical image stabilization.

The Series 3 watch still uses your iPhone's connection when the phone is nearby, but as soon as you move away from the phone, the Series 3 LTE seamlessly kicks in.

The Series 3 will start at $399.

Apple announced the HomePod in June and said it will ship in December.

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus, which will also come in the same colors as mentioned above, is priced at AED 3249 for the 64GB model, and AED 3879 for the 256GB model. With a cellular connection, users are able to talk and stream music on their watches free from the shackles of their extremely lightweight smartphones. Utilizing the Animoji technology and TrueDepth camera, Apple was able to use more than "50 different facial muscle movements" to create the fun animated emoji based off your face.

The new high-end phone is expected to feature an edge-to-edge display with richer colors and facial recognition to unlock the device without a fingerprint reader or physical home button.

The screens however, are where things diverge, as the standard iPhone 8 sports a 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 LCD, while the 8 Plus features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD.

In the Steve Jobs Theatre, Cook told the audience of 1000 the iPhone X "will set the path for technology for the next decade".

The Apple Watch also got some pretty big upgrades on Tuesday. The camera features a larger and faster sensor, a new colour filter and deeper pixels.

Get it for only $87 AUD [$70 USD]. Analysts liked what they saw of iOS 11 then, and called out several important additions, including the new Files app, that they believed would make Apple's tablet a stronger PC alternative.

  • Leon Brazil