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Apple unveils iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, anniversary-edition iPhone X

Apple iPhone X to cost $999, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are priced at $699 and $799, respectively

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X

Leading smartphone manufacturer Inc on Tuesday unveiled its anniversary-edition iPhone X, along with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus at an event in Califorfornia. 

12:24 AM Pre-booking for the Apple iPhone X begins from October 27, the device will go on sale from November 3

12:23 AM The Apple iPhone X to be available in 64 GB and 256 GB internal storage variants

12:22 AM Anniversary-edition Apple iPhone X to cost $999 for the base model

12:17 AM Apple unveils the 'A Power', a wireless pod to charge all Apple devices in one go

12:15 AM The Apple iPhone X has an A11 Bionic processor that lets the device operate for two hours or so more than the iPhone 7. Besides, the iPhone X also supports wireless charging

12:13 AM The selfie camera in the iPhone X is a Trudepth camera with the portrait lighting feature

12:12 AM Both the cameras in the Apple iPhone X are assisted by optical image stabilisation and feature zero shutter lag

12:11 AM The Apple iPhone X has a dual camera set-up

12:07 AM Apple iPhone X

12:01 AM Face ID also works with third-party apps and Apple Pay

11:56 PM Apple introduces Face ID, a 3D facial recognition system for unlocking the device, in the anniversary-edition Apple iPhone X

11:54 PM Apple replaces home button with swipe-based gestures in the anniversary-edition iPhone X

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11:53 PM Apple iPhone X has an OLED screen with HDR 10 and Dolby vision support

11:52 PM The body of the Apple iPhone X is dust- and water-resistant

11:51 PM The Apple iPhone X has a stainless steel frame sandwitched between glass pieces on the front and back

11:50 PM It's now official! Apple's anniversary-edition iPhone to be called the iPhone X (where the Roman X stands for 10, denoting 10 years of Apple iPhones)

11:48 PM The base model of the iPhone 8 priced at $699, iPhone 8 Plus at $799 

11:47 PM iPhone 8 models to be available in 64 GB and 256 GB variants

11:46 PM The iPhone 8 models support Qi wireless charging

11:44 PM AR allows high precision and details which can enhance the ecperience of playing games on the new iPhones

11:41 PM Atli Mar, CEO of Directive Games, on stage to speak about iPhone 8 AR capabilities

11:39 PM Apple iPhone 8 cameras to support augmented reality; both hardware and software calibrated for AR

11:35 PM iPhone 8 to feature a portrait lighting mode

11:34 PM iPhone 8 Plus features a dual 12-mp camera with optical image stabilisation, with f/1.8 and f/2.8 aperture

11:33 PM iPhone 8 sports a 12-mp camera with optical stabilisation

11:32 PM The GPU now supports machine learning

11:31 PM A11 bionic chip to use 4 power efficient cores and 2 super-charged cores 

11:31 PM A11 bionic chip with six-core GPU to power iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

11:30 PM iPhone 8 sports a 4.7-inch screen and iPhone 8 Plus 5.5-inch one

11:30 PM The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus made of aerospace-grade aluminium -- 50% stronger than the previous-generation iPhones

11:29 PM It's official! The new iPhones with glass back are called iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

11:28 PM In the past decade we have pushed innovation after innovation through iPhones: Tim Cook

11:28 PM Features like Facetime changed the way people communicate; artificial intelligence in Siri revolutionised our lives: Tim Cook

11:26 PM With iPhones, Apple has always created the magic... invented new technology in every iteration: Tim Cook

11:26 PM No other device has ever had the impact on people's lives as iPhones have had: Tim Cook

11:25 PM CEO Tim Cook takes stage to introduce the new Apple iPhones

11:24 PM Orders for the Sky game begin September 17, sale begins September 20. The game to be price $179

11:24 PM Multiplayer game Sky to be available for Apple TV, Apple iPad and Apple iPhone from this winter

11:22 PM Apple unveils high-tech multiplayer game Sky

11:18 PM Apple TV app coming to 7 more countries by the end of this year

11:17 PM All 4K movies to be priced the same as HD movies on iTunes

11:17 PM A10X processor to power the Apple TV 4K

11:14 PM Apple TV supports sharper TV shows and movies

11:14 PM Apple TV 4K to support HDR 10. 4K to four times as many pixels as HD

11:14 PM Tim Cook invites Eddy Cue, senior vice-president, Internet Software and Services, Apple Inc, to talk about Apple TV 4k 

11:13 PM CEO Tim Cook introduces next-generation Apple TV 4K

11:09 PM Orders for Apple Watch Series 3 begin September 18, availability from September 22

11:09 PM Apple Watch Series 3 base model to cost $329, version with cellular connectivity priced $399

11:07 PM Apple Watch Series 3 comes in a variety of band colours: Jeff Williams

11:04 PM The chassis of Apple Watch Series 3 will be similar to that of Series 2: Jeff Williams

11:04 PM Apple Watch Series 3 to have an electronic SIM, which will be a fraction of even the nano SIM: Jeff Williams

11:02 PM Series 3 Apple Watch is packed with some of the most advanced technology; Siri is quicker than ever, and there is a dual core processor that is 70% faster than predecessor: Jeff Williams

11:01 PM Apple Watch Series 3 to allow streaming of 40 million songs from Apple Music: Jeff Williams

11:00 PM You can receive calls on your Apple Watch, and the number is the same as your iPhone: Jeff Williams

10:59 PM Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular connectivity introduced

10:59 PM Next-generation Apple Watch to be unveiled on September 19: COO Jeff Williams

10:58 PM Apple adding new measurements to the heart rate reading of the Apple Watch: Jeff Williams

10:56 PM CEO Tim Cook invites Apple COO Jeff Williams to speak about the future of Apple Watch

10:54 PM We have some great news about the future of Apple watch: CEO Tim Cook

10:53 PM Apple sharing video clips of feedback from happy customers across the world 

10:51 PM Apple received 97% customer satisfaction feedback globally for its smartwatches, says CEO Tim Cook at the Apple event

10:51 PM Apple watch grew over 50% last year and became the number one globally in its segment: CEO Tim Cook 

10:46 PM Apple CEO Tim Cook unveils Steve Jobs Theatre, the Apple campus of which the foundation had being laid by the company's late founder Steve Jobs

10:45 PM The event to unveil the much-awaited anniversary edition Apple iPhone X and Apple iPhone 8 begins in California

9:44 PM Take a look at how the Apple iPhones evolved over past 10 years

7:38 PM The first iPhone went on sale on June 29, 2007 and it has been an eventful journey since then. Take a look at the iPhone’s journey and how it has changed the world:

7:23 PM

7:13 PM The iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus are expected to feature 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screen, respectively. Both the smartphones are expected to boast new camera module, glass backs and fast charging support.

6:51 PM

iPhone X expected features and specifications
 
Model: Apple 10th anniversary smartphone
OS: iOS 11
Display: 5.8-inch OLED screen, edge-to-edge
Aspect Ratio: 18:9
Chipset: A11 with 6-cores
RAM: 3 GB
Camera: 12 MP dual camera setup with AR support
Charging technology: Fast charging, wireless charging
 

6:36 PM The camera in iPhone X, which is expected to sport dual camera lens, is speculated to support augmented reality (AR).

6:18 PM The iPhone X is expected to sport 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen in 18:9 aspect ratio with a small cutout at the top to accommodate earpiece and sensors

6:05 PM The iPhone X is expected to feature powerful A11 chipset running 6-independent cores – two high-power cores and four efficient cores.

5:57 PM The iPhone base model is expected to cost about $1,000, making it about 50% more expensive than the cheapest version of the iPhone 7 introduced last year.

5:40 PM The anniversary edition iPhone X is expected to be Apple’s first smartphone to use an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display, which will be larger, at 5.8-inch, and sharper than previous LCD displays.

Photo: Benjamin Geskin

5:21 PM The iPhone 8, an upgraded version of iPhone 7, is speculated to use glass back and feature wireless charging

4:52 PM iOS 11 brings host of new features to Apple's operating system. The new OS features a redesigned control centre, an all new App Store, a file manager and more.

4:45 PM The event will also mark the official release of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, which were announced at WWDC 2017. 

4:23 PM The event would also see the launch of Apple Watch with support for celluar data.

4:18 PM Along with iPhones, Apple will reportedly unveil updated version of Apple TV capable of 4K video streaming, HDR video streaming and improved Live TV integration. The TV is reported to feature a faster processor.

4:04 PM Apple will livestream the event using company’s own HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. Apple users should be able to watch the event on their iOS or MacOS devices. Apple TV users on 2nd or 3rd generation devices with software 6.2 or later and Apple TV 4th generation users can also stream the event straight on their television screens. Desktop users running Windows 10 will require Microsoft Edge browser to live-stream the event. 

3:50 PM Apple's iPhone event will be the inaugural event at Apple’s new, $5 billion campus. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater, a 1,000-seat auditorium inside a cylindrical, glass building. 

3:41 PM Render of iPhoneX in Blush Gold colour variant

Photo: Benjamin Geskin


3:38 PM The iPhone X has been speculated to sports a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display, and a glass back and aluminium bumper. In a major change, a pressure-detection technology with 3D Touch may replace the conventional home screen button and fingerprint scanner. There may also be an infrared scanner that unlocks the phone using facial recognition software, powered by a 3D scanner.

3:15 PM

In India, the iPhone 8 is expected to arrive before Diwali which is on October 19 and rumour has it the phone will cost around Rs 100,000.

3:07 PM

Apple will unveil three iPhones, including two that are upgraded to the iPhone7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Also expected are upgrades to the Watch and Apple TV.
 
According to a tweet by Benjamin Geskin, a famous tipster known for leaking industry’s inside information, the iPhone 8 might come in three storage variants – 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. The tweet also reveals the price of all three variants with base model priced at $999 and top end model priced at $1199.

 

2:52 PM

The first iPhone went on sale on June 29, 2007, and it has been an eventful journey for Apple since then. Take a look at the iPhone’s journey and how it has changed the world:
 
iPhone (2007)
 
The device introduced the icon grid layout, a single home button and a multi-touch display. While it wasn’t targeted specifically at enterprises, it did drop the physical keyboard and stylus, either or both of which were present on most mobile devices for that segment then. And it offered “pinch-to-zoom”, a feature we take for granted these days. 
 
 
iPhone 3G (2008)
 
This device introduced the App Store, giving third-party developers a chance to build applications for Apple’s phone. This ultimately led to the popularity of the app-based ecosystem, apps for enterprises also started appearing soon. This phone also supported faster 3G data speeds, push email and GPS navigation, which is a given on any smartphone today.
 
iPhone 3GS (2009)
 
While the first “S” model offered a bump up in hardware and offered users the option of copying and pasting text, there weren’t many new big features. But many corporate captains started using this device, which was soon imitated down the ladder, eventually giving rise to the practice of bring your own device (BYOD).
 
iPhone 4 (2010)
 
This device was made of glass and stainless steel, and introduced Apple’s squarer look with rounded corners. The device was introduced as the world’s thinnest smartphone then and was the first from Apple’s stable to use the “Retina display”. And yes, it came with a front-facing camera for Facetime calls, a precursor to the world of selfies. The device ran iOS 4, which supported multi-tasking, another given these days.
 
iPhone 4S (2011)
 
Introduced a day before Steve Jobs died, this device came with Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, which would start the trend of personal digital assistants later, but was ahead of its time. It also sported an 8-megapixel (MP) camera, which, along with its rivals, led to the eventual demise of the simple point-and-shoot camera. 
 
iPhone 5 (2012)
 
This device had a larger 4-inch display and an aluminium case, which made the device durable and light. It also introduced the reversible Lightning connector. With many businesses supporting the iPhone, the iPad (introduced in 2010) and handheld data, companies thought it prudent to make such data available in the field by adopting services such as Amazon Web Services. 
 
iPhone 5C & 5S (2013)
 
Apple introduced two phones for the first time; the colourful 5C — made of plastic — was cheaper and sported specs similar to the iPhone 5; the 5S introduced a new home button supporting Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint recognition system. It also featured a 64-bit processor and shipped with iOS 7, a major overhaul of the operating system,
 
iPhone 6 & 6 Plus (2014)
 
Apple finally introduced a bigger iPhone — the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and the even bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both had a curved design and supported NFC payments, had a faster processor, and improved cameras, which had by then become the phone’s standout feature. While the bigger screen gave rise to a flurry of photo-editing apps as well, the phones weren’t as sturdy as previous models and reportedly bent if kept in the back pocket.
 
iPhone 6S & 6S Plus (2015)
 
The big change for these two models was the pressure-sensitive 3D touch and “Live” photos, that is, short videos were captured every time one clicked photos. By this time, Microsoft had also tweaked its Office for iOS and offered a unified experience across devices.
 
iPhone SE (2016)
 
The first iPhone brought out mid-cycle, the successor to the form factor of the 5S sported speedier hardware. This was possibly aimed at consumers who weren’t ready to move to the bigger iPhones. And it came in a host of colours.
 
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus (2016)
 
Avoiding a major redesign, it brought in a dual-camera system for the Plus, got rid of the mechanical home button and the headphone jack. The phones were also made water resistant. The cameras on the Plus have got positive reviews and it is the one to beat among smartphones.

2:43 PM With the launch of iPhone X, Apple will mark its 10th anniversary edition of the smartphone, while iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be seen as upgrades to the iPhone 7 series.

2:42 PM The big day is finally here. After months of speculation, iPhone fans are finally going to get a look at Apple’s next-generation iPhone today at 10:30 PM (IST).

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 00:22 IST
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