What Apple launched last night...
Probably the worst kept secret in the world of technology – the iPhone X – was finally revealed last night, alongside the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Here's everything you need to know about the 10th Anniversary of the first iPhone.
Meet the Apple iPhone X
The iPhone X was the 'one more thing' of Tim Cook's show. It rocks an edge-to-edge OLED display – which they call a Super Retina Display – which takes up the entire front of the screen. The home button is replaced by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
Taking the place of the fingerprint sensor is a new facial recognition technology that uses your face to unlock the phone. There is a better camera with new portrait modes and augmented reality upgraded. It also comes with Apple's new A11 Bionic processor.
It will also boast wireless charging and two additional hours of battery life.
Official name: iPhone X; pronounced "iPhone 10"
Specs: all-new Super Retina OLED display; edge-to-edge screen; glass front and back; 5.8" on the diagonal; 458 pixels per inch (highest ever density for an iPhone); fastest-ever processor with three gigs of RAM; stereo speakers; wireless charging
Home screen: no home button; larger side button for accessing Siri
Face ID: unlock iPhone X with facial recognition software; infrared camera can detect face in light and dark; used to control expressive "animoji" for messaging
Camera: larger and faster 12-megapixel sensor; quad-LED True Tone flash; new "portrait lighting" modes; portrait mode ability in front facing (selfie) camera; higher quality 4K video; augmented reality
Battery Life: lasts 2 hours longer than iPhone 7
Colors: space grey and silver
Date available to customers: Pre-order starts October 27; shipping starts November 3
Price: AED 3,599 (US$999)
Meet the iPhone 8
As predicted, Apple skipped over a 7S line and went right for an iPhone 8 and an iPhone 8 Plus. While the 8's look like iPhone 7's with glass backs and still have home buttons and Touch ID, they share other upgrades with the iPhone X, like wireless charging, Apple's new A11 Bionic processor, and True Tone for better color. The cameras are also better than those in the iPhone 7's.
Official name: iPhone 8 (4.7-inch display) and iPhone 8 Plus (5.5-inch display)
Specs: Glass front and back; Retina HD display; 25% louder speakers than iPhone 7; new processor with two gigs of RAM; wireless charging
Camera: larger and faster 12-megapixel sensor; "portrait-lighting" modes in iPhone 8 Plus; higher quality 4K video; augmented reality
Colors: Silver, space grey, and gold
Date available to customers: Pre-order September 15; available September 22
Price: AED2,599 (US$699) for iPhone 8; AED2,999 (US$799) for iPhone 8 Plus
Meet the Apple Watch Series 3
Apple also introduced the Series 3 Apple Watch, which has built-in cellular accessibility, meaning you don't need to bring two devices around with you. Apple Watch will also stream music through Apple Music.
Date available to customers: September 22
Price: AED1,499 (US$399) with cellular; AED1,299 (US$329) without cellular