Apple’s iPhone keynote event held some nice surprises, even after the iOS 11 leaks revealed that identity of the next iPhone, which was to be named iPhone X after the smartphone’s 10th anniversary. However, Apple still had some tricks up their sleeve and the iPhone keynote event 2017 did not disappoint thanks to the number of Apple accessories and gadgets revealed.
If you missed the Apple iPhone keynote event livestream, check out our coverage of all the Apple gadgets announced during the event so when the time comes, you can make an informed decision whether you want to purchase any of these items or not
Apple Accessories And Gadgets
While the new iPhone devices were the main focus of the event, every year Apple announces a number of handy accessories and gadgets that go along with those smartphones for a better experience. While they may seem over-priced, Apple tries its best to ensure maximum compatibility across all their devices and highly optimized performance for all these accessories.
Apple Watch Series 3
The third generation of the wearable smartwatch, Apple Watch, doesn’t seem all that different from the old ones when glancing. However, take a closer look and you will find out that Apple has pretty much made this watch into a mini smartphone of its own. The Apple Watch 3 comes with LTE connectivity which means you don’t have to constantly keep it paired with your iPhone and can even be used to perform phone related functions such as calls and messages. The new W2 chip being used in the Apple Watch 3 also improves battery life up to 18 hours on a single complete charge. The watch will be available on 22nd September, starting at $330 for the non-cellular version and $400 for the LTE model.
AirPower Wireless Charging Pad
The AirPower Wireless charging pad is a one in all solution for all your iPhone charging needs. The wireless charger’s large surface area means it can recharge multiple devices including the new iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus. The AirPower will go on sale sometime next year and there is no confirmed price tag for the device yet but considering Apple, it will most likely not be cheap.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X Phone Covers
During the Apple iPhone keynote event, Apple also announced new phone cases and covers for all three of its new smartphones. The new Leather Folio case for iPhone X will be priced at $99 while there are also cheaper silicon and leather covers for not only iPhone X but also iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. These silicon Apple cases will cost $35 and $39 respectively for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus while the leather iPhone cases will be $45 and $49 respectively.
Qi Wireless Chargers
With the inclusion of fast wireless charging in all three new smartphones, Apple teamed up with Belkin and Mophie to launch new Qi Wireless Chargers that support the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Both of these chargers will work on all three Apple smartphones and cost the same, $60, so the only real difference between them is the color. The Belkin charger is available in white while the Mophie is for those who love their Apple accessories and gadgets in black.
Apple TV 4K
The new Apple TV 4K announced is a beast of a machine that is powered by the A10X Fusion chip which is more powerful than the A10 inside Apple iPhone 7 Plus and has 3GB of RAM. With the increased CPU power and RAM, the Apple TV 4K is capable of deliver 4K content up to 60 frames per second, finally bringing Apple TV neck to neck with offerings from Roku and Google. The new Apple TV 4K also has Dolby Vision and HDR 10 support for brighter colors on TV screens. The new and improved Apple 4K TV will be available on 22nd September at $180 for 32GB model and $20 for 64GB. Pre orders will go live on 15th September.
The last item which Apple revealed during the iPhone keynote event was the Lightning Dock for iPhone priced at $49. This Lightning Dock is compatible with the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Similar to previous docks from Apple, the Apple Lightning Dock is not only used to connect your devices to something else around the house like speakers but can also be used to charge Apple devices. The dock will be available in Gold, Black, Silver, Space Gray and Rose Gold colors.
So there you have it, all the Apple Accessories and Gadgets announced during the Apple iPhone keynote event 2017. Do you have your eyes on something particular from these new offerings? Share them in the comments below.