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Apple’s new high-end handset- iphone X, iphone 8, 8 plus unveiled

In its first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, technology giant Apple unveiled the iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software. Tim Cook also introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with screen sizes of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, respectively. Like the iPhone X, the devices also have an all-glass design and can be charged wirelessly. Moreover, a third generation of iWatch and a 4K Apple TV were also announced.

The iPhone X will go on sale in the US starting at $999 for the 64GB version. The 256GB handset will start from $1,149. It will be available to pre-order from October 27 and will ship from November 3.

Key features — iphoneX

Edge-to-edge display screens

No home button

Face ID to unlock the phone using facial recognition software.

New Portrait Lighting feature Machine learning creates facial landmarks and enhances light effects on the face

iOS 11 will feature peer-to-peer Apple Pay and a redesigned Control Centre

Wireless charging

5.8″ ‘Super Retina’ display Supports HDR in Dolby Vision and HDR10 and True Tone

12MP dual-lens cameras optimised for augmented reality

Key features — iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

All glass design

Silver, space grey, new gold finish

Apple claims it’s the most durable glass ever in a smartphone

Water and dust resistant

4.7″ display in the 8 and 5.5″ display in the Plus

12MP rear-facing camera on iPhone 8 and two 12MP dual-lens camera on iPhone 8 Plus

Cameras calibrated for augmented reality

New Portrait Lighting feature

Wireless charging

Pre order on September 15, available on September 22

iOS 11 available on September 19

64GB and 256GB

$699 for iPhone 8, $799 for iPhone 8 Plus

Key features — Apple Watch Series 3

Built in 3G/4G cellular – no need to take your phone with you. Supports phone calls.

Music streaming

GPS

Siri talks for the first time on an Apple Watch

Barometric altimeter

W2 wireless chip

Various colours including silver, space grey and ceramic grey finish

$329 without cellular, $399 with cellular

Launching in the UK with EE

Order from September 15, available from September 22

Key features — Apple Watch Series 2

Water resistant down to 50 metres

Built-in GPS so you can run without your phone

Available in gold, rose gold, silver or space grey aluminium, or silver or space black stainless steel

Option of buying it in ceramic (4x stronger than stainless steel) for £1,249

Starts at £369 for standard Apple Watch 2

 

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