Apple unveiled a host of new products at its new Cupertino headquarters Tuesday including new animated emojis that will mimic your facial expressions.
Apple also introduced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which are more similar to the iPhone 7 models.
“It’s really nice to know you can be reached if needed while staying in the moment”.
The new iPhone’s front and back glass will be framed by “surgical-grade” stainless steel around the edges. The screen takes up almost the entirety of the front of the phone, and powerful 12-megapixel cameras seem to give anyone the ability to pretend they’re a professional photographer. The front will feature the first OLED display on an Apple phone. While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will go on sale this month, the iPhone X won’t be available for pre-order until October 27.
Pre-orders start Friday, September 15 and the phones will hit stores a week later. Both are available with 64GB and 256GB.
The new iPhone’s camera will also be upgraded. Aside from the glass backs, new processors, and better cameras, these models are less game-changers and more incremental updates.
Without any special deal, such as for people who buy their phones at full price directly from Apple, the new iPhone 8 starts at $699 with 64 GB of storage and the larger screen iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799 also with 64 GB of storage.
Last year Apple took away the headphone port and this year the home button has been banished to the history books. Instead, users can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen or toggle between apps.
The device also comes with facial recognition-powered FaceID.
An executive initially failed to unlock the phone this way in a demo today, though. For the first time, the company unveiled their ultra-premium iPhone to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Leaks are not deceived – mobile really lost the frames around your screen, and it has really cut Touch ID. The company said there was a one in 50,000 chance of a random person being able to open your phone with their fingerprint. “Nothing has ever been more simple, natural and effortless”, Schiller said in his keynote speech.
Though some Android phones offer this, Apple is adding sensors to improve performance and says it worked with mask designers during testing to improve security. The capture is carried out using a infrared camera, and this is backed up by a dot projector that is used to bean an array of 30,000 invisible dots at the user’s face that are used to create a detailed 3D model of the face being captured. These will be available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray colour options. Multiple color options have come to market along the way, including bright choices with the iPhone 5C. It is priced at $999.