Exciting news has come from Apple as they have revealed their new lineup of products for this year. It has been ten years since the first iPhone released back in 2007, and now Apple has introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone 10”). Along with the introduction of these highly sought after releases comes the highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple 4K TV—which marks the beginning of the company tapping into the 4K TV market.
iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
The iPhone 8 is releasing with quite a few updates when compared to its iPhone 7 predecessor. The starting price is $699 for a 64 GB version. The iPhone 8 Plus, being the larger phone, is set to release at $849 for the 256 GB version. According to Apple, the iPhone 8 will be available for pre-order on September 15th with shipping starting on September 22nd. The following features have been added:
- A new A11 Bionic chip making the phone run more efficiently—with increased battery life
- An all-glass body which happens to be the most durable glass used on an iPhone
- Wireless charging
- 7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina (Full) HD display
- Improved 12-megapixel camera for iPhone 8 and dual 12-megapixel cameras for iPhone 8 plus
Apple Watch Series 3
The Apple Watch Series 3 has minor updates among those having the capability of LTE cellular connectivity—meaning you can use the Apple Watch without it being connected to an iPhone. Pricing for the Apple Watch Series 3 with the LTE cellular connectivity capability starts at $399. If this feature is not worth shelling out the extra dollars, that leaves the starting price for the Apple Watch Series 3, without the LTE, at $329. Pre-ordering starts on September 15th and shipping will start on September 22nd.
- LTE cellular connectivity
- An Altimeter which can tell how high one is heading up
Apple TV 4K
It is by no surprise that Apple has finally introduced a product that will tap into the 4K TV industry—giving way for Apple users to enjoy content in 4K from streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Video, and Apple’s own iTunes store. Apple TV 4K will also support High Dynamic Range, a picture technology that separates it from regular 4K content. Pricing for the 32GB model will start at $179, while the 64 GB model will cost $199.
- The new Apple TV will support 4K and HDR
- iTunes 4K movies will retail at the same prices as their HD counterparts—typically $9.99
- A10 X Fusion chip embedded—meaning 4x the graphical processing power as its previous version
- AirPlay 2 will be supported, which means it can be compatible with home theater speakers
How to Purchase New Apple Products from the U.S.
Anyone looking to upgrade to the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, or Apple TV 4K should complete their purchase on Apple’s online U.S. store. We say this because you will find that you save money by buying your desired product in USD. However, a U.S. issued payment method is needed to complete the transaction. Fortunately, the US Unlocked Card* is a U.S. issued prepaid debit card that is accepted on the U.S. Apple Online Store.
*Please note that the US Unlocked Reloadable Card is needed to make purchases greater than $950.