February 24 2018

Apple Expected To Unveil $1000 iPhone X

February 24 2018, 05:53 | Geraldine Moore

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On Tuesday, hours before Apple's iPhone announcement event, the purported specifications for the iPhone 8 were shared on the site of Chinese software benchmarking tool AnTuTu. Interestingly new features like Face ID, Animojis etc have also been leaked for the upcoming iPhone.

Neil Wilson from ETX Capital said: "We note a potential risk if the new devices are priced too highly for customers to upgrade". The home button found on previous iPhones is also gone, and users will instead tap the device to wake it up.

It's also a core part of a brand new set of Animojis, which replicate your own expressions in a cute animal. That is so cool.

The iPhone X won't cost $199 - the usual subsidized new iPhone price every year since the iPhone 3G.

When will it be released?

Apple also is expected to show off new LCD-screen smartphones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, respectively.

To date, Apple hasn't disclosed sales of the Watch, which was its first all-new product released under Chief Executive Tim Cook, and some detractors have said sales were stymied because the initial version lacked objective. The new line of Apple Watches will be available for US customers on September 22.

If Apple has made such a change, the sensor could record more individual data points compared to a conventional fingerprint scanner, which in theory, would make the iPhone 8 more secure than an iPhone 7 with Touch ID.

What will producers reveal today? A recent leak has tipped off quite a few details about the iPhone X, still, we are all quite hyped to see the unveiling of the phone.

Adding 3D and computer vision hardware to an iPhone would "be a big step toward putting AR in the hands of everyday users", Munster said. Everything else will be moderately the same.

Part of the iPhone X unveil included the addition of AniMoji, which are animated emojis. To start it'll be available in three colors: silver, space gray, and gold.

Innovation has been one of the key success factors of the iPhone during its history, but some have suggested that there may be a distinct lack of new tech involved in the latest release. Just like any other major tech launch this launch event will be live streamed as well.

The event, opened in a darkened auditorium, with only the audience's phones gleaming like stars, along with a sign that said "Welcome to Steve Jobs Theater".

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