Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller introduces the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller introduces the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

et Tech: A day in global technology

Wed, Sep. 13, 2017
CAIRO – 13 September 2017:It was quite a peculiar day in the world of technology Tuesday from the perspective of a consumer. While everyone was hyped about the newest editions to the Apple family, Google, alongside its Gmail, Drive and Calendar, all went ahead and crashed.

On Tuesday, at their press event in Cupertino, California, Apple launched six new devices: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K and Apple AirPower charger. However, as a normal consumer, the most interesting things about the whole event were:

- The iPhone X (or iPhone ten as they pronounce it): But at the price of $999, iPhone X left us in a dilemma: do we buy the relatively affordable iPhone 8 and feel dissatisfied and left behind, or do we make a materialistic sacrifice in return of a futuristic luxury?

- When the iPhone spokesperson

failed

at unlocking the iPhone through face recognition while demonstrating the feature.

- And the new face recognition feature, which beside locking and unlocking your phone, allows you to talk through “emojis”.

This is quite exciting, because we all know where this is going now. Welcome to a world of 7.5 billion talking, crying and laughing emoticons.



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Crying Laughing Emoji - VapePig – Wikimedia commons

On this same day, a strange coincidence took place when Google and a couple of its biggest services

crashed

, as reports from several areas around the world showed a slowdown and web pages failed to load on Google, Gmail, Drive and Calendar, which was quite a weird coincidence, as Google did not need this kind of attention on Apple’s day.

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2 Google logo– ElisaRiva - Pixabay
 
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