Apple iPhone Announcement Live

Well it’s 5am here in New Zealand and we’re up bringing you updates of the Apple iPhone announcement from Steve Jobs theatre.

  • 6:53am  Apple Watch Series3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the kicker iPhone X. BOOM Apple went real big. X is best baby!
  • 6:50am iPhone X 64GB & 256GB versions starting at $999US for 64GB Order October 27, available November 3
  • 6:45am Air Power is a wireless charging mat to charge all your shiny new Apple things
  • 6:43am A11 Bionic chip is a beast!
  • 6:42am iPhone X will have 2 extra hours of battery life over the iPhone 7
  • 6:40am iPhone X will have dual optical image stabilisation, Quad LED True Tone flash
  • 6:38am OK animojis does look like a lot of fun!
  • 6:37am Face tracking for on the fly overlays looks bloody good
  • 6:32am not to the best way to show off gestures with no home button when they struggle to open it on stage
  • 6:32am Use that “Face Data” to create your own emojis, no that wasn’t a joke it really is happening
  • 6:29am “the team has worked hard to protect your face data” iPhone yes that’s right people your face isn’t a face anymore, it’s data
  • 6:28am Apparently FaceID will learn your face for when it changes over time
  • 6:25am iPhone X will use FaceID to replace TouchID with a true depth camera system
  • 6:24am pressing side button will wake siri
  • 6:23am Swipe up to get to home screen, in app swipe up from bottom to go back home. Multitasking requires a swipe up with a pause
  • 6:22am Tap screen to wake iPhone X since there is no home button
  • 6:22am Super Retina Display to feature HDR and Dolby Vision, True Tone
  • 6:21am Super Retina Display OLED for #iPhoneX 5.8inches 2436×1125 resolution 458ppi
  • 6:20am Glass front and back, edge to edge screen, water and dust resistant
  • 6:19am the leaks were correct and it looks stunning! iPhone X
  • 6:17am and there it is… we have one more thing…
  • 6:17am iPhone8 will start at $699US 64GB, iPhone8Plus $799 64GB coming 22 Sept
  • 6:15am Wireless charging coming to iPhone 8 with support for Qi wireless charging
  • 6:13am Overall the iPhone 8 feels more like what could have been iPhone7s but that video recording at 4K 60fps and the effing amazing Augmented Reality features enough to warrant going from 7 to 8
  • 6:08am Augmented Reality coming to iPhone 8
  • 6:07am 4K 60fps video shoots 2 million tiles per second, 1080p at 240fps
  • 6:05am Portrait lighting coming to iPhone 8 Plus to bring additional lighting effects in portrait mode
  • 6:03am 12MP dual sensors to provide 83% more light, less noise, more colour
  • 6:02am Apple designed ISP to take better pics
  • 6:01am Brand new GPU with machine learning and Metal 2
  • 6:01am Brand new chip in #iPhone8 A11 Bionic, 64 bit design, 4.3 billion transistors, 6 core
  • 5:59 RetinaHD Display in 4.7inch iPhone 8 and 5.5inch iPhone 8 Plus with True Tone
  • 5:57am iPhone8 shown for the first time “a huge step forward for iPhone Cook says, only two models shown, iPhone8 and iPhone8Plus
  • 5:55am “no other device has had a big of an impact on the world as iPhone” hmmm massive statement from Tim Cook
  • 5:54am and now on to iPhone!
  • 5:54am Apple TV 4K $179US available on Sept 22
  • 5:49am Live Sports coming to Apple TV App
  • 5:47am Australia will be getting Apple TV app later in September, NZ by end of the year
  • 5:47am 4K movies will be priced on iTunes at the same price as HD, if you already own the HD version you get 4K for free
  • 5:46am A10X chip that is in iPad Pro will be in Apple TV 4K
  • 5:45am iTunes to have 4K movies from the launch of Apple TV 4K
  • 5:43am Apple TV 4K will support HDR10 plus Dolby Vision
  • 5:42am Apple TV 4K is coming, Apple is a little late to the 4K party but welcome
  • 5:41am Apple TV up now
  • 5:39am Australia to get Watch Series 3 at launch on Sept 22, NZ to come later
  • 5:36am Sport Loop band announced for the Watch
  • 5:34am Demonstration of Watch Series 3 in action making call from Theatre to employee out on the lake gets big round of applause
  • 5:31am Apple Watch Series 3 will be 70% faster than previous gen
  • 5:30am Receive calls, messages from your WatchS3 on your own phone number plus stream music and use fav apps
  • 5:28 Apple Watch Series 3 announced with Cellular built in
  • 5:27am Those features are coming to watchOS4 for all Watch users
  • 5:26am Apple Watch will alert you when your heart rate or heart rhythm appear to be out of sync
  • 5:25am Heart Rate to appear on the Watch Face, including resting heart rate and recovery heart rate
  • 5:25am Apple Watch to bring NFC to gym equipment to tap a machine and register key metrics
  • 5:21am Ahh yes the obligatory video of customers waxing lyrical about the Apple Watch
  • 5:19am Tim Cook starts the products announcements with Apple Watch, says Apple Watch is the number 1 watch in the world
  • 5:18 am Still telling us all about retail and I’m realising I could have slept an extra 20 minutes and not missed a thing
  • Apple insists on giving update on retail before getting to products “we don’t call them stores anymore we call them town squares” *yawn*
  • Still telling us all about the Steve Jobs Theatre and Apple Park as if that’s what we are all listening in to hear about
  • “We’re here to talk about some incredible products” says Cook
  • “It’s taken some time but we can now reflect on him with joy not sadness”, Tim Cook talking about Steve Jobs
  • 5:01am Here we go, Tim Cook takes the stage after Steve Jobs’ voice opens the event

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