Apple is expected to release the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X today, marking this year as the year with the highest number of iPhones, deviating from Apple's two iPhones per year rollout cycle. The first iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs in January 2007.
ALL ACCESS will have coverage as it happens. She notes that ARKit "completes" Apple's software/hardware ecosystem, and generates a major first mover advantage for the company in the AR world.
According to reports, Apple will unveil 3 phones - the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. While 8s will have new features, it's the iPhone X that will come up with most dramatic changes since its launch about ten years ago. A well-known analyst out of UBS, Steve Milunovich, cautions investors to be careful when handling shares of Apple near these types of product introduction events. If the stock goes up 20% more, Apple will become the first public company worth $1 trillion.
Not a lot of people know this but Apple was actually working on a tablet when its shifted gears and developed the iPhone.
Apple analyst Gene Munster, now with Loup Ventures, believes between 30% and 40% of Apple's customers would be willing to pay the $1,000 or more to buy the new iPhone. With no surprises, all eyes will be on their latest iPhone.
The new iPhones will likely steal the show, but Apple is expected to lump other announcements into this event.
In a few hours, Apple is all set to launch its most expensive iPhone with the most radical redesign in its 10-year history. "The drawing factor is that it provides the advantages of a closed ecosystem, meaning that it has nearly every feature a user requires within the domain of exclusivity (Apple Music, FaceTime, iMessage, quality camera)", said Ghosal, adding that Croma enjoys good business from high-end customers and early adopters who want to test newer models.
Current models of the smartwatch require a connection to an iPhone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi in order to send and receive messages, emails or access online apps.