Welcome to another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech news. If you are new to this website, it’s a roundup of the week’s tech news stories.
Of course, the top story of this roundup is Apple’s event on Tuesday. They announced a bunch of stuff. We had a new three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus(both releasing on the 22nd of September 2017 and starting at a price of £699 for the 64GB version) and the iPhone X(which will release on the 3rd of November and is priced starting from £999 for the 64GB version). Apple will still keep the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6S on sale when both phones launch.
We also got a new Apple TV box called the Apple TV 4K which will stream 4K (Ultra HD) video. Additionally, any movies which you purchased from the iTunes store will be upgraded to the 4K version. The Apple TV 4K releases on the 22nd of September and pricing will start at £179 for the 32GB version.
There is also a new Apple Watch known as the Apple Watch Series 3. It will have a built in speaker so you can hear Siri(Apple’s voice controlled assistant). You can also make phone calls and send text messages from it without having to connect to your phone. The Apple Watch Series 3 will release on the 22nd of September and the prices start at £329.
In other Apple news, Mac OS High Sierra is Apple’s latest version of their operating system for their desktop and laptop computers. We now know that it will be a free upgrade and you will be able to upgrade to it on the 25th of September (if you would like to that is). Additionally, if you’ve been waiting for iOS 11 (the latest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads) then the wait is almost over. This is because we now know that iOS 11 will be releasing on the 19th of September. Will you be upgrading to iOS 11 or MacOS High Sierra? Let me know in the comments.
If you are a user of the Google Chrome web browser then there is some good news for you. As we all know, some websites have videos and some audio content that will start playing by itself (AKA autoplay). In a blog post, Google has confirmed that Chrome will allow the user to choose whether or not they want that video/audio content to play or not.
In snapchat, we know that you can create a caricature of yourself called a bitmoji. However, you can now create 3D bitmoji. Not only that but your bitmojis can get in on some augmented reality fun. You will be able to point your camera at something and have them move through whatever scene you point your camera at.
On Wednesday of this week Nintendo came out with another episode of their Nintendo Direct show to highlight some updates to titles coming out. You can re-watch the episode from the video above or click right here to view the episode on YouTube. Of course, Doom is coming to Nintendo Switch this Winter holiday. Snipperclips is a puzzle game that is quite a laugh and Snipperclips plus is coming to the Nintendo Switch on the 10th of November 2017. Another noteworthy highlight was Super Mario Odyssey. They showed off how you can take in-game screenshots which you can then share on social media or (if you like) save them as your desktop/homescreen background. Super Mario Odyssey is releasing on Nintendo Switch on the 27th of October 2017.
That’s going to do it for this edition. What were your favourite stories from the week? Let me know in the comments.