Apple Unveils iPhone 8 EdgetoEdge iPhone X With Wireless Charging

first_img From the new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple today unveiled three new smartphones, including the iPhone X.What CEO Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone,” the 10th-anniversary handset comes packed with new features, including a Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, and wireless charging.As expected, the iPhone X (pronounced like the Roman numeral, not the letter) boasts a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen and virtual Home button: Swipe up from the bottom to exit any app, or swipe and pause for multi-tasking.New cameras promise better photos, videos (via Apple)No physical Home button also means no Touch ID. Instead, Cupertino introduced a “state-of-the-art” 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera system, which uses dot projector, infrared camera, and flood illuminator to map and recognize the user’s face. Unlock the phone, use Apple Pay, and gain access to secure apps with just one look.The same technology, dubbed Face ID, brings emoji to life as animated characters controlled with, you guessed it—your face. Available exclusively to iPhone X users, the iMessage app lets you record and send Animoji messages as a fox, panda, unicorn, or pile of poop.Animojis in action (via Apple)Other specs include 12-megapixel dual rear cameras, new Portrait Lighting software, LTE Advanced, Bluetooth 5.0, and stereo speakers.The high-end handset also comes with 12-megapixel dual rear cameras, new Portrait Lighting software, support for LTE Advanced and Bluetooth, and redesigned stereo speakers.Two iPhone X models—64GB and 256GB—start at $999, and will be available to pre-order in silver and space gray from Oct. 27; they hit Apple Store Town Square shelves on Nov. 3.Apple’s branded wireless charging mat is expected in 2018 (via Apple)Cupertino also unveiled the more affordable next-generation iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, enhanced 12-megapixel cameras, and the same A11 Bionic chip and wireless charging as iPhone X.That sleek glass back was designed specifically to enable wireless charging via the Qi (pronounced “chee”) ecosystem. At launch, Apple is selling two charging mats from Belkin and mophie. But the company is also working on its own accessory, expected in 2018, which can simultaneously charge your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X, an Apple Watch Series 3, and AirPod earbuds (with new wireless charging case, of course).Apple’s new phones are optimized for augmented reality (Apple)And while the headphone jack remains MIA, Cupertino has stuck with the Lightning port, as opposed to making the switch to USB-C.iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come in space gray, silver, and a new gold finish in increased 64GB and 256GB models. Pre-orders begin Friday, from $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the 8 Plus; look for each on shelves starting Sept. 22.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target These Razer Cases Will Keep Your iPhone 11 Cool While GamingiPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More Problems last_img

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