Behold Apple's New iPhone X

It's the 'biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2017 1:45 PM CDT
Updated Sep 12, 2017 3:23 PM CDT
Behold Apple's New iPhone X
Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

It was an iPhone bonanza on Tuesday, with Apple announcing not one, not two, but three new iPhones during its annual conference, ABC News reports. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus—starting at $699 and $799 respectively—are a continuation of the iPhone as we know it and feature improvements in durability, speed, cameras, and more. But the real star of the show was the iPhone X, a celebration of the iPhone's 10th anniversary that CEO Tim Cook calls the "biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." The iPhone X will start at $999 and be released Nov. 3. Here's everything you need to know about Apple's big day:

  • Wired has a whole lot more on the iPhone X. It has a screen that takes up the entire front of the phone, the home button is gone, it can shoot in 4K, and Face ID will let users unlock the phone, make purchases, and more just by looking at it.
  • But is Face ID safe? Apple says there's only a one in a million chance someone could access your phone using Face ID, but Bustle reports other companies have run into problems before and worries about the privacy implications of Apple having detailed scans of its customers' faces.
  • CNET calls the iPhone X a "badly needed makeover" for the iPhone, one that in many ways is simply playing catch-up with Samsung's newest models. But with iPhone sales slumping for the first time last year, innovation was necessary.
  • Apple announced more than just iPhones on Tuesday, and CNBC looks at all of the new products, including Apple TV 4K and the Apple Watch Series 3.
  • The Verge reports one of those new products is a charging mat called AirPower, which Apple says will be able to wirelessly charge iPhones, iPads, and AirPods simultaneously.
  • Apple is releasing iOS 11 to the public on Sept. 19, Ars Technica reports. The update will feature a number of changes, including options to type instead of speak to Siri and to disable notifications while driving.
  • Tuesday also served as the public debut of Apple's new California headquarters, Apple Park, the Telegraph reports. The new campus is estimated to have cost $5 billion, will house more than 14,000 employees, runs on 100% renewable energy, and features a main building that looks like a flying saucer.
  • Finally, the three new iPhones announced Tuesday may have been underwhelming to some. Fast Company reports that while Apple stock climbed steadily during the first half of Tuesday's event, it fell below its opening price as soon as the new phones were unveiled.
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