The 5-minute guide to Apple's iPhone 8 event

7) AirPower is now a thing

Apple’s Watch has had wireless charging since its launch, but now the feature has made its way over to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X and a special AirPods case.

What does that mean? You’ll soon be able to buy another overpriced accessory. The AirPower is out in 2018 and is essentially a giant slab that can charge your iPhone, AirPods and Watch at the same time. It’s probably worth a purchase if you’re so locked into Apple’s ecosystem that you can’t see the light of day.

8) No sign of HomePod or iMac Pro

Apple’s had a busy year already what with its new iPhones, iMacs, MacBook Pros and Watch. Those aren’t the only the only products it’s still got slated for release before Christmas, though. And no, we’re not talking about the iCar.

The Siri-powered HomePod speaker and supercharged iMac Pro are both due out before December, but neither was mentioned at Apple’s iPhone launch event tonight though. Another Apple event sometime in October, anyone?

9) Steve Jobs still casts a big shadow

The night started with a tribue to Apple's founder Steve Jobs, and it looked to us as if Tim Cook was wiping away a tear as he spoke about the "genius" who represents the very "DNA of Apple". The event took place in the Steve Jobs Theater in the company's new Apple Park HQ, and Cook described how Jobs had started planning the building years before his untimely death; it was all rather touching.

What Jobs would have made of the iPhone X - complete with distinctly un-Jobs-like cutout section at the top of the screen - is another matter, but the tribute reminded us all that without him, we wouldn't even have an iPhone.

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