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Apple Unveils New ‘Untethered’ iWatch iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Apple iPhone X starts at $999; pre-order Oct 27, ships Nov 3 

UPDATE: Stupidly, Apple unveiled the iPhone 10 today, apparently skipping over 9. This is inane on a multitude of levels. The worst is they’re hyping a product that isn’t being retailed soon. In other words, why upgrade to an 8 when the 10 is so fucking awesome? If I owned AAPL, I’d sell it now.

Now all of you Dick Tracyphiles can really make believe you’re cracking cases, while talking into your watch. The new iWatch will be untethered to the iPhone — which is likely to drive sales for the product. I believe the iWatch makes up around 2-3% of overall sales for Apple, so this is a big deal.

Source: CNBC

Apple said Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are 50 percent more efficient, to help save on battery life, and there’s a new barometric sensor for better detecting flights of stairs. Apple used the display of the Apple Watch to serve as an antenna.

During the announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch is now the No. 1 watch in the world, ahead of even the most popular traditional brands. Cook also said customer satisfaction is at 97 percent.

The new Apple Watches will launch with watchOS 4, the latest software, which includes new health tracking functions, Siri recommendations, new watch faces and more.

Apple said the Apple Watch is the most-used heart-tracker in the world and it will now notify users when it detects an elevated heart rate when a user isn’t active. It will, also listen to heart rhythm and will detect atrial fibrillation and alert a user if the heart rate starts to move into irregular rhythms. Data from the Apple Watch can be sent to a new Apple Watch Study that’s begin run in tandem with Stanford Medicine, as first reported by CNBC, which will launch later this year.

As for the iPhone 8, it looks just like the 7, just with faster chips, better camera — yada, yada, yada.

H/t: @jank0

iPhone 8 has new stereo speakers, 25% louder. New chip: A11 Bionic. 6-core CPU.
iPhone 8 will use first-ever Apple-designed GPU, 30% faster graphics performance. Should make a difference for ARKit.
“This glass is the most durable even in a smart phone.” 4.7″ display for iPhone 8, 5.5″ for 8 Plus.
The iPhone 8 12 MP camera has a single lens. Dual lens in 8 Plus.
“iPhone 8 has the highest-quality video capture ever in a smart phone.”
Wireless charing is coming to the iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 will start at $699 , iPhone 8 Plus at $799 . In stores September 22, iOS 11 is coming September 19.

The stock price has not faded after these announcements.

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14 comments

  1. roundwego

    Watches is a barbarous relic. Apple will go the way of dell and sony.

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    • moonshot

      I think wearable tech will have legs. May or may not be a watch long term but one way or another we are all going to be cyborgs. The push into augmented reality for iOS by Apple is a major step in that direction. One day wearing a computer will be as indispensable to you as Google is on your desktop.

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  2. roundwego

    Holy duck Jamie Dimon calling for death of bit coin and blood on the street. I always liked jamie. Too bad he does not run for president.

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  3. ericbakerbruce

    Yawn……fart

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  4. stuckcity

    same shit stained presentation every year

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  5. star5274

    I hope you’re not alone selling apple, so I can buy it at 150, before it goes to 190, where I will sell. Apple isn’t hard to trade.

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  6. The Maven

    I remeber this samei negatvity abouit a year ago when the price was -110. AAPL made me a millionaire years ago but if I had a quarter for every time someone said it is going down, dead money, etc I would be a fucking billionaire.

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    • The Maven

      And the same things were said when the iPhone7 came out, and it has been a runaway success. I will be buying the new Watch3 and will be uograding my old phone with an 8 and then most def the 10. I do not do Needlepoint though I may take it up just to produce something I can frame on my wall that says “Apple will go the way of Dell and Sony”. That is some funny shit right there.

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      • sarcrilege

        Since you’re giving them your biometrics with no strings attached, actually you’re paying them to take it, dont also forget to send them your DNA as well. Oh, wait….they already have yours

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  7. sarcrilege

    A few decades back I thought this “mark of the beast” was such bullshit. It could not fly because almost nobody would take it voluntarily; people would have to be hunted down and forced to take it. And how wrong I was. Dumb people line up and pay to have it. Next iCrap will be in implant and it will be a smashing success. Smart phones are glorified criminal ankle bracelets…tracking devices.

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