Finally Apple unveils iPhone X and 8
APPLE has unveiled its landmark iPhone X model, which its creators have described as “the biggest leap forward since original”.
Chief executive officer Tim Cook took to the stage at Steve Jobs Theater overnight to begin a new chapter for the world’s most valuable technology firm.
Speaking for the first time at the company’s new campus in Cupertino, California, Mr Cook unveiled three new iPhone models, including the premium tenth anniversary model.
Here is everything you need to know.
The biggest announcement during Mr Cook’s presentation was the details of the new iPhone X (pronounced “10" ), which he described as “the biggest leap forward since original iPhone”.
“Our teams have been hard at work for years on something that is important to all of us: the future of the smartphone,” he said.
“It is only fitting that we are here in this theatre on this place to reveal a product that will set the tone for the next decade.”
The iPhone X will have an edge-to-edge screen that will be unlocked via game-changing face-recognition sensors.
“It is all screen. It is beautiful to look at and incredible to hold,” marketing vice president Phil Schiller said.
The iPhone X has glass on the front and back with a surgical-grade stainless steel band around the sides.
It is water and dust resistant and will come in space grey and silver.
Mr Schiller said it had a new Super Retina Display with the highest-pixel density ever seen on an iPhone.
“The level of quality and responsiveness and efficiency is a breakthrough in mobile displays,” he said.
The 5.8-inch display will offer 2436-by-1125 resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) in both Dolby Vision and HDR 10, and OLED technology, which means each pixel creates light itself so there is no need for backlighting.