Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

IPhone 8 Wireless Charging: What to Know

IPhone 8 Wireless Charging: What to Know

The Apple boss called the new device the "future of the iPhone", and announced it will feature new facial recognition technology called Face ID. The iPhone X features a (mostly) edge-to-edge display with no home button.

The new iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone 8S are displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Here, we'll go over everything you need to know about iPhone 8 and iPhone X wireless charging.

Keeping with Apple's trend of removing physical features from its flagship phones, the iPhone X doesn't have a Home button; rather, users will swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access similar functionality.

If the latest and greatest isn't your style, Apple also detailed the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

As well as being used to unlock the device, Face ID technology can also be used to create Animoji - animated emoji controlled by the user's face. The newly swimproof Series 3 features a dual-processor that not only makes the watch faster than its predecessors, but it also allows Siri to actually speak, as well as a W2 chip that enhances Bluetooth and wireless connectivities.

With an update announced, now, users can get a new version of the Apple TV that enables "4K" resolution video watching experience. With the iPhone X, it's all about your face.

Pre-orders open on October 27 and shipping begins on November 3.

Chief executive Tim Cook explained in the 90-minute keynote introducing three new smartphones, a new watch and TV console exactly how the company is continuing that journey.

I'm not going to pretend I can tell you exactly which phone is right for you, but I'll tell you this: If you already have an iPhone 7, you absolutely should not buy an iPhone 8. They all come with Apple's new A11 Bionic Chip, which features a six-core design with two cores dedicated to intense processing, and four cores to help keep things energy efficient.

Similarly, the two different storage versions of the iPhone 8 are retailing in the U.S. for US$699 (A$871) and US$799 (A$995) respectively, compared to A$1079 and A$1229 in Australia.

The 256GB model meanwhile in the U.S. will sell for US$1149 (A$1433), compared to the Australian price of A$1829 - a difference of A$396. They will be available in silver grey and a new gold finish.

Choi said the sales of iPhone 7 in the first few months after its launch previous year had halved from the peak of the "iPhone boom" in 2014. However, for iPhone owners who are not willing to pay a $1,000 price tag for a new device or those looking for a tamer upgrade, the iPhone 8, formerly referred to as the iPhone 7s, is the clear choice. The new Watch also offers the ability for Siri to talk back to you via the built-in speaker. It will be in market from September 22 onwards. "New generation of iPhone" with glass front and back.

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