Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Video: Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch 3 and TV 4K: innovative? or just 'me too' products?

, posted: 13-Sep-2017 23:47

It’s fair to say that much of what Apple announced isn’t ground breaking on its own – a watch with an embedded cellular connection – a phone with wireless charging. These technologies have been around for years. But Apple approach things a little differently and I think most fans will be pretty pleased - especially with the upcoming iPhone X which launches on November 3rd (starting at US$999 / NZ$1799 for the 64gb model). The big price tag will no doubt mean some aren't going to jumping on-board with the iPhone X as quickly as they'd like. 

Highlights include:

  • The Apple Watch series 3 – with direct cell network access built in (Sorry, this capability not in New Zealand for now)
  • Apple TV – goes 4K HDR plus live sport and news streaming come to the TV app in US and Australia
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – nice incremental improvements and wireless charging
  • iPhone 10 (X) – that is the standout – but not because it’s a million times better than what Samsung are doing.
    • Stunning 5.8” screen
    • Wireless charging
    • Cheeky price point
    • Not available until November 3

 - Paul Spain

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