Leaks of the iPhone's design suggest it will feature a higher resolution display, wireless charging and facial recognition technology, among other improvements. They also announced an iPhone X, which will not include a home button and will have an edge-to-edge display. To wake up the phone, users can simply tap the screen. The iPhone X is offering something different: the ability to unlock by scanning and recognizing your face. Calling and texting with the new Apple Watch Series 3 uses the same number as your phone. The eye-opener, beyond the design and materials used, is Face ID. The iPhone X also has the True Tone feature.
iPhone 8 Plus features a dual 12MP rear camera set-up with a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens which supports portrait mode.
The iPhone 8 is launching at $700 and $800 for the Plus - both with 64GB of storage space and an optional 256GB available.
Both will feature wireless charging capabilities, while the 8 Plus will include new camera technology called portrait lighting. Its body has glass on the front and back and stainless steel on the side. At launch, Apple is selling two charging mats from Belkin and mophie.
The highlight of the announcement event, which was held in Apple's Steve Jobs Theater at its new Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, was likely the new iPhone X smartphone that celebrates the iPhone's 10-year legacy which essentially changed the global smartphone marketplace.
While the barrage of features on the new phone came thick and fast from Apple, some stuck out as being particularly intriguing. All an iPhone X user has to do to unlock it is look at the screen.
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Tuesday's event also featured the introduction of the iPhone 8 and the slightly larger iPhone 8 Plus. A new, second-generation performance controller can harness all six cores simultaneously, delivering up to 70 percent greater performance for multi-threaded workloads, giving customers more power while providing the same great battery life. First and foremost, the most striking characteristic of the oh-so-exclusive iPhone is the fact that its display spans the entire front of the phone. Preorder for the iPhone X starts on Friday, Oct. 27 and is set to be in stores on Friday, Nov. 3.
The smart watch also lets users stream millions of songs by connecting it with Beats One radio, Apple Music station and other platforms.
NEW WATCH Apple's latest Watch has built-in cellular service. Pricing for the Series 3 with cellular starts at $399, and the watch without cellular starts at $329. "The ultimate expression of Apple Watch", he said. The Apple 4K TV starts at $179 and goes on order September 15.