Apple Launch Event : iPhone 8 & iPhone X

Apple Special Event 2017 LIVE STREAM - Presentation iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus LIVE

Livestream of the 2017 Apple Special Event on September the 12th. Watch for the revelation of the iPhone 8, 8 plus and the iPhone X.

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Apple Launch Event : iPhone 8 & iPhone X

iPhone X pricing and availability

The phone will start shipping 3 November for $999 for the 64GB, and it can be pre-ordered on 27 October.The iPhone SE also has a price cut to $349, iPhone 6S to $449, and iPhone 7 to $549.

iPhone X

Apple Launch Event : iPhone 8 & iPhone X

The iPhone X has good cameras. Both 12MP like on the 8 Plus, but a faster telephoto lens, which also gains optical image stabilisation.

The flash is also improved, but some things you can never really fix, and one of those is a camera flash placed right next to the lens. Just find better lighting, people.

The front-facing camera now supports a bunch of the twin-camera features, like portrait mode, that were previously only possible on the 7 plus, and it’s going to mean you can shoot some really attractive selfies.

MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL: The iPhone X has a quoted two hours extra battery life than the iPhone 7.

iPhone X

Apple Launch Event : iPhone 8 & iPhone X

It looks like we knew it would look like: a huge screen taking up the whole front with a, er, 5.8 inch OLED “super retina display”; a glass back; a dual camera; and a small bump cutting in to the top of the screen.

With no home button, the display is enabled simply by tapping on the screen, you get back to the home screen by swiping up from the bottom, and you get to multi-tasking by swiping up and pausing. The side-button is now dedicated to Siri.

What about TouchID? It’s been replaced with “Face ID”. It’s “the future of how we unlock our smartphones”, Schiller says – and it’s based on the front cameras, which are more than just a camera. Seven separate sensors are packed into that little band at the top, and it’s how the company hopes to overcome flaws with previous face unlock systems. It also works at night.

iPhone 8

Apple Launch Event : iPhone 8 & iPhone X

Phil Schiller comes up to talk, but don’t get too excited: it’s the iPhone 8. It looks a lot like the iPhone 7, but it’s now all-glass, and it comes in three colours (silver, grey and rose gold).

There are some new features in this phone, including the True Tone tech carried over from the iPad (it adjusts for the temperature of the light), louder stereo speakers and a new “A11 bionic” chip, but you can tell we’re all rushing through to get to the good stuff.

The camera itself gets a new sensor and new colour filter on the normal 8, while the 8 Plus gets two new sensors for its two new cameras, and the telephoto lens gets better in low light.

But it’s the software where the cameras are getting impressive changes: the 8 Plus can now use the two cameras to build a depth map of a portrait photo, and artificially alter the lighting of the images.

Schiller also calls the iPhone the first phone “designed for Augmented Reality” (that doesn’t sound true, given Google’s Project Tango was explicitly just that, but hey), and shows some AR apps, like a Warhammer game and a baseball analytics app.