"That's what's going to keep Apple, Apple, is if we keep us, us".
The waiting paid off as Philip Schiller came out to talk about the new phones: iPhone 8 and 8-plus. ("X" is pronounced like the number 10, not the letter X.) It loses the home button, which revolutionized smartphones when it launched; offers an edge-to-edge screen; and will use facial recognition to unlock the phone. "The ultimate expression of Apple Watch", he said. As expected, Apple upgraded its existing iPhone 7 with internal improvements, including wireless charging and faster processors. For now, Apple recommends customers check out wireless charging solutions from Belkin and Mophie.
The most popular topic on social media on Tuesday was the big Apple "event" in California. Apple says an untethered watch was always part of the long-term plan. Additionally, Apple has its own AirPower charging mat coming in 2018.
Apple is releasing a super-premium iPhone with a super-premium price tag, starting at $999.
To be fair, Apple is including higher storage capacity in the entry level versions of its new iPhones. The battery will also last two more hours than the iPhone 7.
The iPhone X trades out TouchID for FaceID. At the iPhone keynote, the company revealed the new charging case for the AirPods wireless earphones that will support wireless charging too. It also has a new A10X chip, which is more than twice as fast as the previous version.
With an update announced, now, users can get a new version of the Apple TV that enables "4K" resolution video watching experience.
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The iPhone X will go on sale in India from November 3, the same day when it will be available in global markets.The pre order for iPhone 8, 8 Plus will begin from September 15. Further, Apple's other products revenue, which combines sales of Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats Products, iPod, and Apple-branded and third-party accessories, represents just 6% of Apple's overall revenue.
Next time you look at your iPhone X, the same dots are mapped onto your face and compared to the stored mathematical model.