Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#Apple UNVEILS the #iPhoneX #iPhone8 and MORE and #AppleEvent! [vid]

We've waited, sifted through the countless 'LEAKS' and RUMORS, and now Apple's NEW products are finally HERE!  Apple unveiled a SHINY (yet pricey) 10 year anniversary phone in the iPhoneX and new Apple Watches, and Apple TV upgrades!  In case you missed the EVENT, here is what to expect in the COMING weeks!

The iPhone X -- that's pronounced "ten", by the way, not "ex" -- is a phone of firsts for Apple. A brand-new 5.8-inch OLED screen, Face ID to unlock the phone and no home button. Optical image stabilization on both rear 12-megapixel camera lenses, a portrait mode on the front-facing camera and a new feature to animate emojis.

These are the distinguishing features you'll find on Apple's largest, priciest, most ambitious iPhone. You won't get them on the more traditional iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which were also announced Tuesday. In that sense, the "iPhone X" is a fitting name, the extra-special cherry on top to mark the 10th anniversary of the very first iPhone in 2007, which revolutionized at that time everything a smartphone could be, and hurled us on the path that led to what smartphones are today.

Now, 10 years after the very first iPhone, Apple one-ups last year's crop across the board with a major feature that Apple's been dragging on for years. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all support Qi wireless charging, a Samsung staple that works with both Qi and PMA standards. Qi (pronounced "chee") is a key addition that could kick-start wireless charging in a way that Samsung and Nokia and Microsoft hadn't been able to accomplish before.

How is iPhone X different from the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus?

All three of Apple's new iPhones support wireless charging, and are water- and dust-resistant. They all come with 64GB and 256GB storage options and the same A11 "bionic" chip. They also all get the same upgraded slow-motion video support (1080p at 120fps or 240fps).

Here's what's different:

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus retain the home button with Touch ID
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are cheaper
Preorder iPhone 8/Plus Sept. 15; they'll be available Sept. 22
iPhone X has a larger screen, no home button, OIS in both rear cameras, you can take portraits with the front facing camera
The iPhone X comes in black and silver, but not gold
iPhone X specs highlights:

5.8-inch OLED display with 458ppi pixel density
2,436x1,135-pixel resolution (Apple calls this a Super Retina display)
Dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with OIS on both cameras
Portrait mode with portrait lighting feature
Front-facing 7-megapixel camera has portrait mode now, too
No home button
Face ID to unlock the phone (hold your phone up to your face)
A11 Bionic processor
Glass back and front
A swipe takes you to the iPhone X home screen.
GIF by Alexandra Able/CNET
Supports wireless charging
64GB and 256GB options
Water- and dust-resistant
Animojis make emojis out of you
Black and space gray (no gold)

At the company's big product event Tuesday at its new headquarters in Cupertino, California, Apple Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams unveiled the Apple Watch Series 3, the latest in the company's growing family of wearables.

The device will be able to tap into a cellular network, which means you won't have to lug your iPhone along when you go for a run. Previously, the watch had to be paired with the phone for connectivity, but the new wrist-worn gadget will be able to run its own apps, play music and take calls all by itself.

The watch will be available Sept. 22, with orders beginning Sept. 15.

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