The company that brought us the world’s first true smart phone has done it again. A dozen years after the launch of the iPhone, Apple has completely redefined the personal mobile computing device – you know, that thing we used to call a ‘phone.’
At the height of the smartphone revolution, Apple’s iPhone 8 was being outsmarted by Samsung and other Android devices; cheaper, faster and more ubiquitous than Apple, the open platform ruled. But in its inimitable fashion, Apple had “just one more thing” to wow us with.
Looking like an evolution of the AirPods announced three years ago, the new AirPhone also comes in a pair, but with its own brain, a sleek medallion that slips into your pocket, or straps onto your wrist. Super-sensitive to your voice, the AirPhone is your direct link to the cloud, managing whatever you need to do.
Packed with in-ear sensors, AirPhone also monitors your health and mood, activity levels and brain function. And like any good ‘earable’, it’s also your email, GPS, bank, search assistant and social media manager. And it makes calls too.
But what about photos? Simply hold up the medallion and say “Take a picture,” and it’s done. For professional quality pics there’s always the AirPad and AirCam.
The key to making the AirPhone work as well as it does, is Apple’s years of gathering voice data for its artificially intelligent iCloudOS. It understands you so well, it’s almost as if it can read your mind; which it probably will be able to do after the next update!