This is no ordinary iPhone year.
After three years of dual-release events — where Apple would launch two phones with generally the same abilities but different sizes — we finally got something new. On Sept. 12, 2017, Apple announced three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the forward-looking iPhone X (pronounced “ten”).
You might be thinking, “What happened to iPhone 9?” But the iPhone X has much more severe consequences for next year’s iPhone, something we explore at length on this week’s MashTalk podcast. For the iPhone 11 (or whatever it’s called), will Apple take advancements — like the edge-to-edge OLED display, the TrueDepth camera system, and advanced camera system — and simply put them in two different-size phones? Or will Apple keep its premium tier, and continue to sell a higher-end phone for those willing to pay extra for the latest features?
To help predict the future of the iPhone, MashTalk turns to the past: Christina Warren, former Mashable Senior Tech Correspondent and current Microsoft employee, returns to the podcast for our Apple recap, along with current Senior Tech Correspondent Ray Wong and Apps Reporter Karissa Bell.
Besides the iPhone X, we also reflect on the iPhone 8’s “middle child” status, pass judgment on the Apple TV 4K (hint: it doesn’t fare well), and ask the question on everyone’s mind: What the hell is up with that red dot on the Apple Watch Series 3?