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iOSDocked - EP121 - The iOSDocked CXXI (Apple Event Recap)

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Episode #: 121

Date: 09/12/17

Hosts: Clay Russell, Jerry Goldbaum & Danny Tammaro


Top Story

Apple Event Recap

Steve Jobs Dedication

•  I miss him.

Apple Park Details

•  9,000 trees
•  Seamless with nature
•  Powered by 100% renewable energy
•  Visitor Center with Augmented Reality Information Center and Retail Store

Retail Updates

•  500,000,000 people visit their retail stores every year and are now called “Apple Town Squares”
•  New retail store features including “Today at Apple” with Creative Pros

Apple Watch

•  50% growth in just the last quarter
•  The Apple Watch is the #1 watch in the World.
•  97% Customer Satisfaction Rating
•  Thank You Apple advertisement
•  Smart Activity Coaching
•  Gym Kit
•  Better heart rate tracking
•  Elevated heart rate warnings during inactivity
•  Apple Heart Study will use data collected from Apple Watch for furthering research
•  watchOS 4 available September 19th
•  Watch Series 3 with cellular
•  Stream Apple Music on your wrist
•  New dual processor 70% faster
•  Siri can now talk
•  Barometric Altimeter
•  The display is the antenna
•  Electronic SIM
•  Same size casing as Series 2
•  New Rose Gold casing
•  New Ceramic Grey casing
•  Starting at $329, cellular at $399
•  Orders begin September 15th, available 22nd

Apple TV

•  Apple TV 4K with HDR10 and Dolby Visual
•  Screensaver have been remastered with 4K and HDR
•  Apple TV interface is in 4K
•  A10X Fusion Chip with 2x CPU and 4X graphics CPU
•  Major Studios will have 4K titles
•  All HD titles will be upgraded to 4K at no charge (hell yeah!)
•  Amazon added to services
•  Updated sports tab features with optional live scores and time remaining in game
•  $179 beginning on September 15th and delivers on September 22nd


•  iPhone 8/8 Plus with glass on front and back in silver, space grey and gold
•  Glass design reinforced by steel, most durable glass in a smartphone
•  New Retina HD display with True Tone
•  Stereo speakers on top and bottom 25% louder
•  A11 Bionic chip with 6-core GPU (beast over previous A10)
•  Better camera software, hardware enabled noise reduction
•  12MP camera on rear on 8, Dual 12MP cameras on the Plus model
•  New portrait lighting feature on the Plus model (pretty amazing)
•  Shoot at 1080p at 240 fps
•  Augmented Reality: new gyroscope and accelerometer (great examples of Augmented Reality in use)
•  Pretty bad ass game demo
•  Wireless charging: using QI wireless charging
•  Available in 64gb 256gb varieties starting at $699 for 8 model and $799 for 8 Plus model
•  Available to order on 15th for delivery on the 22nd
•  iOS 11 available to download on September 19th
•  One More Thing..... iPhone X “ten”
•  Biggest leap forward since the original iPhone
•  All glass available in Silver and Space Grey
•  Super Retina display 5.8” display with 2436x1136 458ppi on an OLED display
•  True Tone display
•  “Tap to Wake”
•  No more Home Button, swipe from bottom to go home.
•  Swipe up and pause for multitasking
•  Speak for Siri or press side hardware button
•  Unlock with Face ID (simply look at your phone)
•  TrueDepth camera system with as crap-ton of technologies working together to capture digital model of face
•  A11 Bionic chip with neural engine with ability to perform 600 billion operations per second, it learns your face and adapts to your face as it changes over time.
•  Face data is protected, all processing done on device
•  Compared to Touch ID (the current gold standard at 1 in 50,000 compared to 1 in a million possibility of security breach on Face ID)
•  Apple Pay Ready, and all apps that use Touch ID will work with Face ID
•  Animoji - animated emoji controlled with your face, a dozen to choose from
•  Apps can use top portion of display (video demonstrated)
•  Swipe down from status bar controls for Control Center
•  Double click on side button for Face ID Apple Pay
•  Amazing Face Tracking example in Snap Chat demo

•  Dual 12mp cameras like iPhone 8 and has dual optical optimization
•  Quad LED and True Tone flash, zero shutter lag
•  Comes with new Portrait Lighting features
•  Front TrueDepth camera with ability to take photos with new Portrait Lighting features
•  Battery life is 2 hours more than the iPhone 7
•  Wireless charging
•  Charge your new phone, Series 3 Apple Watch and new AirPod casing with new AirPower accessory available next year
•  Nice ad showing off all iPhone X features
•  Available in 64gb 256gb in white and space grey varieties starting at $999
•  Available to order on October 27th for delivery on November 3rd


Buying or Not, What & Why Not?

  • Apple Watch Series 3

  • Apple TV 4K

  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 10

  • AirPower

  • New AirPod case


Listener Feedback Question

  • Case or No Case?


How to Reach Us:

Where you can reach the iOSDocked crew


iLikes/iDislikes (event related)

  • Jerry: iLike (FaceID)/ iDislike (Right swipe down for Control Center)

  • Danny: iLike camera enhancements, dislike availability date for the X

  • Clay: iLike Portrait Lighting, iDislike polished SS on iPhone frame


Contest Results (winners & losers)

  • 1st Place: Jerry

  • 2nd Place: Clay

  • Last Place: Danny

  • Listener Winner: Justin Klein


In Closing

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