Product, accessory products pricing adds up — Apple roundup

Product, accessory products pricing adds up — Apple roundup

Apple announced the new iPhones support wireless charing using the Qi standard, which means you can charge your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X without a cord using a great deal of wireless chargers. Qi chargers are already in hundreds of thousands of public locations around the world, and with more than 90 smartphones from major manufacturers now supporting the standard, you can expect more businesses to start installing charging mats to lure in customers.

To actually use it, you'll have to buy the USB-C wall charger which Apple sells for $49 but can be bought elsewhere for a little cheaper.

When FaceTime first arrived, there were sarcastic remarks that Apple might claim to have invented video calling, but there was no doubting the application popularised it by making it easy to use - long before other services closed the gap.

Yes, we have to admit that being able to unlock your phone with a look is pretty cool, and Apple's facial recognition feature adds an extra layer of security by analyzing more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a super-accurate depth map of your face. The new feature coming with the iPhone X will only allow a single person per device. While the latest iPhones boast big upgrades, much would be familiar to users of Samsung or Huawei phones.

The mophie wireless charging base is available at Apple.com, Apple stores worldwide, and mophie.com on September 20th.

Café's, hotels and airports will be able to offer charging pads, and it will be a relief to people who are out and about, only to find their phone is running out of battery.

Apple's specs page for the all three devices says they're "fast-charge capable".

It'll even work through cases up to 3mm thick, so unless you're planning on slapping your new iPhone X in an Otterbox Defender, you should be safe. This year, Apple is essentially giving offical accessory status to two wireless chargers since you'll need to wait until 2018 to get the Appel exclusive wireless charger for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

These phones come up with up to 256GB of storage, which is more than some laptops.

IBD'S TAKE: Apple stock has an IBD Composite Rating of 89, meaning it has outperformed 89% of stocks in key metrics over the past 12 months.

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