Apple Event Summary: iPhone 8, iPhone X, and More

 Apple just held its first-ever keynote event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its new “spaceship” campus, where it introduced a bevy of new products. The headliner at Apple’s event was the new iPhone X. The long-rumored, 10th-anniversary-edition iPhone has an all-new design, facial recognition technology, and other new features. Apple also unveiled a new and Apple Watch.

Here’s a rundown of everything Apple announced, in case you missed it:

Apple’s iPhone X is the company’s biggest change to its flagship smartphone in years. It includes a borderless, OLED screen, wireless charging and facial recognition cameras. CEO Tim Cook said the new phone, which will be the firm’s most expensive starting at $999, is intended to signal where its smartphones are headed in the future. Cook suggested the technology in the iPhone X was an indication of the company’s philosophy going forward: simpler, cleaner and more intuitive to use.

The iPhone X will be available in gray and silver finishes, and includes a new screen Apple calls a Super Retina display. It measures 5.8-inch diagonally and has a 2,436-by-1,135 pixel resolution. It’s also the first and only iPhone without a home button—instead, users will wake up the phone by tapping the screen. Swiping up from the bottom of the screen navigates back to the home screen and launches the app switcher.

The iPhone X is available to preorder starting October 27, and will be available to buyers on November 3.

 

 

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