Watch Apple's Failed iPhone X Face ID Demo Live

Wednesday, 13 Sep, 2017

Multitasking will also be something people will need time to adapt to: to open the iOS Control Centre, for instance, you'll have to swipe down from the top right corner.

This is exactly the trend that Apple usually follows everytime they announce a new iPhone.

Apple Watch is, according to Tim Cook, the top-selling smart watch in the world. Furthermore, you can play music on Apple Music right from the Apple Watch Series 3 itself with the help of LTE connectivity. Both phones will feature edge-to-edge glass and a faster processing chip. The key feature in this new update is that the watch will include cellular functions built in. You can expect most models, particularly the cheaper variants, to sell out soon after they go live.

The Apple Watch Series 3 launches on September 22 starting at $329. It also sports Apple's truetone feature found on the iPad Pro. The RAM in this model is 3GB. Using the same size screens, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models also have better cameras and faster processors. The X may have a sturdier stainless steel frame, but it now has a glass back. The display also features 3D Touch technology. The back of the new iPhone is made of glass, which is part of the reason it's able to support wireless charging.

The Apple Watch also got some pretty big upgrades on Tuesday. The device has 12MP dual-lens cameras optimised for augmented reality and wireless charging. Interestingly, Apple will start taking pre-orders for the iPhone 8 line earlier than the iPhone X, reportedly from Sept 15. The iPhone 8 starts at $699 while the iPhone X starts at $999. The iPhone X will be available to order starting Oct 27th, ahead of the launch on Nov 3rd. Belkin says that the charger will wirelessly juice up the iPhone's battery even if your phone has a protective case-up to a thickness of 3mm.

"The newest addition to the iPhone lineup, the iPhone X follows the trend set by Samsung and offers an edge-to-edge 5.8" Super Retina display. The display has a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels and has a pixel density of 458 PPI.

Apple's head of software, Craig Federighi, stood on stage and showed how easy it was to unlock the phone just using his face.

The iPhone X also comes with "face ID" technology, which uses the camera and a few other gadgets to accurately map and recognize the user's face.

Touch ID can't be fooled by a mask. There's the standard front camera, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. While one has an aperture of f/1.8, the other has f/2.4. The iPhone 8 Plus features a telephoto camera, optical zoom, Portrait mode for its rear-facing camera, and Portrait Lighting, all of which the iPhone 8 does not support.

Apple's just-announced iPhone X is its most expensive phone ever, with a max price of $1,149.

Apple stock slumped 0.4 percent to $160.82 today after it was revealed the iPhone X would not make its official debut until November 3, CNBC reports.