The hands-on with the new iPhone X
Lance Ulanoff, chief correspondent mashable.com shows the features included on Apple’s new smartphone went on sale on Friday.
More iPhones X-like phones come from Apple in 2018, in addition to the HomePod, new MacBooks, and the new app strategy.
Apple’s new iPhone X is an unqualified hit. So, expect bigger and better versions in 2018, according to reports.
Apple will double down on the things that the iPhone X special, according to a report by MacRumors Thursday, quoting KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple will reportedly roll-out of three iPhones sporting her TrueDepth camera, which Apple the much-touted Face ID, the report said.
The TrueDepth camera makes a 3D map of your face, which is used to unlock the phone and authorize purchases through the iTunes Store and the Apple Pay.
iPhone X Plus
In addition to an update of the current 5.8-inch iPhone X in 2018, expect a larger 6.5-inch model — which some have been calling the “iPhone X-Plus” — the report said.
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The key takeaway here is the large 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus — or thereabouts as Apple can always adjust the size — will use organic light-emitting diode (OLED) edge-to-edge display tech similar to that on the iPhone X and Apple’s biggest phone in terms of display size ever.
It is probably a safe bet to say that Apple is eying rivals, such as Samsung’s large – and expensive – 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8, probably the most feature-packed Android phone that is there now with his large, bright, vivid OLED display.
Apple is also expected to release a new 6.1-inch “mid-range” iPhone, the report said. That will probably make use of a more conventional LCD (liquid crystal display) technology, but also Face ID, according to the report.
Also expect that the new battery tech, and a longer life of the battery on all the new phones.
One thing that’s a virtual certainty for MacBooks in 2018 is the jump to the new Intel low-power quad-core processors. The new chips will probably be the country in the popular 13-inch MacBook Pro.
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PC rivals such as Hewlett-Packard and Dell have moved quickly to integrate Intel’s new 8 – generation quad-core processor in their sleekest and lightest laptops. That is a first for the sector for this form of processing power in smaller laptops. Apple is still using Intel’s 7th generation dual-core processors in the 13-inch MacBook pro’s.
iPhone, iPad and Mac group
Apple will combine the iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps for “user experience”, according to a report this week from Bloomberg.
“From the beginning of next year, software developers will be able to design a single application that works on both iOS and the Mac, according to the report, citing “people familiar with the matter.”
Google’s Android and Chrome OS to do this – kind of – already. Google chrome os now you can have the same apps on Android phones. Although the apps are not always perfectly matched to the Chromebook, they usually work pretty well.
New Airpods should come in the second half of the year, according to reports. But there are few data available. The $159 wireless Airpods are a hit, and Apple has to constantly try to catch up on the question.
This is Apple’s answer to Amazon’s Echo and Google Home page. The HomePod was expected at the end of this year, but never saw the light of day and Apple has said to expect the device in early 2018. The expensive $350 speaker is Music-centric with Siri on the basis of commands.
Expect more advanced health-monitoring features for the 2018 version of the Apple Watch. Apple is developing an advanced heart-monitoring function for future versions of the smartwatch,” according to another Bloomberg report.
“A part of a broader push by the company to turn what was once a luxury fashion accessory in a serious medical equipment,” the report said, citing “people familiar with the plan.”
Apple has not responded to a request for comment about future products.