News from Apple – level 3

18-09-2017 15:00

On Tuesday 12th, Apple introduced its newest Apple TV, Apple Watch and iPhones.

The Series 3 Apple Watch now also comes in a model with LTE built in, meaning that you can make calls and play 40 million Apple Music songs directly from your wrist. The LTE-enabled version, however, is currently available only in 10 select countries, and it does not support roaming outside of its provider’s network coverage area, according to Apple.

Apart from the annual specs bump, Apple Heart Study was also announced. It will gather and analyse data from the Apple Watch, and it will notify users should it detect arrhythmia, including AFib.

Apple also unveiled three new iPhones – the iPhone 8, the 8 Plus, and the X. They all sport an all-glass design, which supports wireless charging. The company’s tenth anniversary phone was called the ‘future of the smartphone’ and ditches iPhone’s iconic home button for Face ID – the ability of the phone to recognise its owner’s face and unlock itself. It retails in the US for $999 without VAT.

Difficult words: LTE (a 4G mobile communications standard), specs (specifications – detailed information and features of product), bump (increase), arrhythmia (a condition in which the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm), AFib (atrial fibrillation – a condition when the blood isn’t moving well), ditch (get rid of), VAT (value added tax).

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