September 12th is a special day for Apple, marking the 10th anniversary of iPhone. The first ever event at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Apple has given us a lot of information and its a lot to take in iPhone 8 though comes with a starting price of $1000, however, includes several cool features including face recognition unlocking system, a dual lens camera, an OLED screen without a home button, newly animated emojis, wireless charging, USB3 and much more. There are rumored speculations of the latest model packaged with 160$ earpod for free.
Sticking to its innovation ritual, a new color called the Blush Gold profiled by Benjamin Geskin will also be introduced in the new iPhone 8. The model will be powered by iOS 11 software with visible hardware. The developers of iOS are also instructed to work on iOS 11- POWERED AR apps prior to the launch.
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) September 5, 2017
The iPhone8 prices are not a good news and will surely be quite harsh on everyday user’s pocket. The 64GB model will be available for 999$, a mid-ranged 256 GB for 1099$ and a 512GB model for 1199$, of course, exclusive of taxes.
The model is also speculated to be launched under the name of iPhone X and iPhone Edition stating that iPhone X will be not a follow up series of iPhone 7, but a new series catering to the upcoming features of Augmented Reality. Apple Watch “Series 3” model, though repeating similar specifications of its previous model, will receive notification, stream music and call on Siri. The new watch will be available in ceramic gray and blush gold colors, with a starting price tag of $1,249. Other gadgets that will be released this year are Apple HomePod, iMac Pro along with a Magic Key Board with TouchBar. There are also speculations brewing about a possible launch of a new iPhone SE. The iPhone 8 is sure to be the biggest highlight of tomorrow's event.
The company is being questioned for the sky soaring price of the upcoming iPhone. Though complimented for integrating the brilliance of all in one, Apple is being criticised for simply polishing the good and not bringing anything new. The Forbes report, argues that the latest iPhone is simply an integration of features already existing in its competitors and are Apple-powered as a revolution in the latest model. The new OLED screen is already available for high-end phones of Samsung (Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8), Google (One Plus and Pixel phone) and Nokia (N9). The loss of Home Button and wireless charging is already existent in Nokia N9 and Nokia Lumia 120. As for facial recognition, Windows 10 mobile smartphone gives the former feature since 2011. The integration of these updates from leading Android devices into the legendary brand of Apple is surely a gamble that is likely to draw excellent results. However the ringing question still remains, where is the Apple here?
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