23 Things Apple Announced That You May Have Missed

Yesterday Apple announced new iPhones, a new Apple TV and a new Apple Watch. Here are 23 details and other announcements that you may have missed. Some of these were not even mentioned during the event, but simply posted to the website and through updates later in the day.

Comments: 12 Responses to “23 Things Apple Announced That You May Have Missed”

    Cameron
    2 years ago

    One thing I haven’t heard addressed is if putting a case on an iPhone 8/X will prevent wireless charging since it comes between the phone making direct contact with the charging pad. Anyone know the answer?

    2 years ago

    Cameron: I think it depends on the material. Metal cases, probably not. Plastic, rubber or gel cases may be fine. Expect to have cases marked as “wireless charging compatible” or not.

    Phil
    2 years ago

    Any suggestions for deciding whether to go with the iPhone 8 Plus vs the iPhone X?

    2 years ago

    Phil: It really comes down to what you want and need. For me it is the X because I want the absolute best camera I can get on an iPhone. And, as a developer, I want to be able to test my games on the odd-shaped screen.

    Jan Wille
    2 years ago

    Re. iPhone X: Is there an alternative way to open the phone if Face ID for any reason should fail?

    2 years ago

    Jan: Absolutely. It is just like Touch ID. You just use your passcode. In fact, you have to use your passcode if you have rebooted the phone, haven’t unlocked in in a while, or Face ID failed to recognize your face two times in a row. You could also just not use Face ID at all, and use your passcode any time you want.

    Danny Brown
    2 years ago

    Gary my question is will the iPhone X apps turn on your phone when you turn the phone such as like the iPads or iPhone S.
    thanks Danny
    Ps I have enjoyed your broadcast since 2009 when I purchased my first iMac an iPhone 3G

    2 years ago

    Danny: Do you mean will apps rotate into vertical and horizontal orientations? That’s up to the app. I don’t see why it would be any different between the iPhone 6/7/8 and the X.

    peter miller
    2 years ago

    great round-up Gary. really appreciate this. and yes I did miss some of those spec – even though I watched the broadcast twice! Im the same as you Gary – my GF gets my 7+ as I want the awesome Portrait aspect facing me. Im guessing the new light option eg ‘studio’ etc on Portrait is a new 8 & X phone feature rather than a software feature ?

    2 years ago

    Peter: Yes, it appears we need the 8 or X to use those new portrait modes, as they aren’t present on my 7 Plus even thought it is running iOS 11.

    Clinton Hayes
    2 years ago

    Hi Gary,

    Enjoy your videos as always. Small point and I’m loathed to even mention it but in the interest of feedback from you subscribers, here it is.

    Your comments on the 23 items we might have missed is very U.S. centric and as you pointed out in your recent email, you have subscribers/followers from all around the world. So, comments like the cellular addition to Apple Watch 3 will be offered by AT&T (?) for about $10 may not be true for us.

    Sorry it’s picky but I thought worth it.

    2 years ago

    Clinton: Yes, but it is the only information we have at this point: a rumor that AT&T may be at $10/month. I would expect that this gives people an idea of what it may cost with their carrier in their country when it is available.

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