Breakingviews - New iPhones take features from Asia and add profit

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That's how inductive wireless charging works - and it's becoming a standard feature on the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X has wireless charging as well, but includes other more meaningful features like the edge-to-edge OLED display and TrueDepth camera system, whereas beyond spec bumps and other incremental performance gains, wireless charging is the biggest new feature for the iPhone 8. Both new phones also support Qi wireless charging, for instance, which means that it can just be laid onto a special charging block or furniture and it will charge up just through that contact. But many analysts predicted that Apple would choose a proprietary standard rather than the widely used Qi (pronounced "chi") charging standard, like it did with its Lightning charging port.

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. People will become comfortable with using the technology, while the arrival of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 will stimulate the accessory market.

Earlier this Week, Apple has unveiled its new generation iPhones along with a few more announcements including the new Apple TV 4K and Apple Watch Series 3.

Apple sells 29W, 61W and 87W variants of its USB-C power adapters.

The Apple TV 4K is able to stream video in 4K ultra-high-definition video with high dynamic range.

Think of every time you've been in a restaurant or airport while your phone is on its last leg, wishing you had a charger on hand. This will enable multiple devices to be loosely kept around the charger for charging.

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. In addition to this statement, Apple's Wireless charging AirPods Case is reportedly coming in this Decembers. "If you haven't upgraded in awhile, it'll be an improvement for you at a fraction of the cost".

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

The Wireless Power Consortium says these knockoff chargers are prone to overheating, which could damage your phone, your phone case or even your skin. That's not misplaced enthusiasm, as Apple's sheer weight in the smartphone market provides powerful validation to the standard.



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