Recap: Apple unveils the iPhone 8, iPhone X

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Tech giant will unveil the smartphone during an event at its headquarters in Cupertino.

Finally, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are real.

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the new smartphones during an event held in the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's new campus in Cupertino. The event takes place 10 years after the first iPhone was introduced.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will launch later this month, while the iPhone X will make its debut in November.

For a recap of how the event unfolded, scroll below for updates:

2:52 p.m.: Cook is back to wrap up. Thanks for joining us!

2:47 p.m.: The iPhone X starts at $999 for 64GB. It's also available in 256 GB. Preorders begin October 27. It goes on sale November 3.

 

2:43 p.m.: Schiller talks wireless charging, sharing details on a wireless mat to charge a phone, Apple Watch and Air Pods at the same time. They'll be available next year.

2:40 p.m.: Many of the features you heard about earlier, like Portrait Lighting and AR, will be enhanced on iPhone X. The front-facing camera will also support Portrait Lighting and portrait mode selfies. It features the same chip as the iPhone 8.

2:36 p.m.: Thank you, Craig Federighi, for offering our taste of the future by talking through an animated poop emoji. Back to the serious stuff: the cameras. They will have dual 12 megapixel sensors and dual optical image stabilization.  

2:33 p.m.: Craig Federighi demonstrates some of the ways to navigate on iPhone X without the Home button. For example, you can swipe across the bottom of the screen to flip between apps.

2:30 p.m.: Schiller says Apple will introduce animated emojis you control with your face. Using the poop emoji is going to be so much more fun now.

2:29 p.m.: Face ID will work with Apple Pay. Just look at the phone to authenticate, then pay. Some third-party apps will support Face ID, too.

2:27 p.m.: Schiller said Face ID learns your face, even if you change your hair, wear a hat, or grow a beard. It also can't be spoofed by photographs, he said.

2:25 p.m.: Schiller says the device uses a mathematical model of your face to unlock the phone. Sounds like there's a little setup involved to start using it. Interested to see what scenarios pop up that could cause issues, like wet or sweaty hands with Touch ID.

2:24 p.m.: When users are in an app, they can swipe up to return to the main screen, replacing the push of the home button. To multitask, you swipe and stop midway to see the selection of apps. As for Touch ID, it is replaced with facial recognition, called Face ID.

2:22 p.m.: The display uses OLED technology, and supports high-dynamic range. Also noticeable: no physical home button.

2:20 p.m.: And iPhone X (pronounced 10) is confirmed. Now with less bezel! The front is pretty much all screen. It's water and dust resistant, available in space grey and silver. It also has a super retina display.

2:18 p.m.: And here comes the "one more thing" from Cook, this time focused on "the future of the smartphone."

2:16 p.m.: The iPhone 8 will start at $699 for 32GB models. It's also available in 64GB and 256 GB. The 8 Plus will start at $799. Preorders start September 15.

2:12 p.m.: The iPhone 8, with its glass back, will finally include wireless charging. Schiller describes several use cases, such as in a restaurant, or in your car, of course. Schiller says restaurants and companies will offer Qi chargers certified to work with iPhone 8. Mophie and Belkin will make technology to leverage wireless charging.

2:10 p.m.: Directive Games appears to break down a competitive multiplayer game called The Machines played completely in AR. A player moves around a bare table, while viewing the landscape of the game on the phone as if it's appearing in real life on the table. 

2:08 p.m.: Augmented reality will play a big role in iPhone 8, including real-time stats during baseball games or renderings of constellations while looking up at the sky with your phone.

2:06 p.m.: Schiller boasts the iPhone 8 will also be the best at video, with faster frame rates and real-time analysis of images. Users will also take better slow-motion videos.

2:04 p.m.: A new feature called Portrait Lighting for the 8 and 8 Plus lets users create lighting effects while in Portrait mode.

2:02 p.m.: On to the cameras: it's got a 12-megapixel sensor, and provides deeper pixels and a new color filter for better saturation and a wider range of colors, said Schiller. The dual cameras remain in the 8 Plus, too.

2:00 p.m.: The speakers are 25% louder than iPhone 7, and include deeper bass. The A11 Bionic chip which is 30% faster than the A10 chip in the iPhone 7.

1:58 p.m.: It's confirmed: the iPhone 8 is real. So is the iPhone 8 Plus. Phil Schiller appears. It's available in silver, space grey and gold finish.

1:56 p.m.: Cook breaks down all the ways iPhone has revolutionized technology, from Siri and Touch ID, to the impact of a pocket-sized camera in documenting our lives. Cook promises "huge" iPhone news.

1:55 p.m.: Cook is back. It's iPhone time. Hard to believe it's already 10 years since the first.

1:54 p.m.: The Apple TV 4K starts at $179, with a second model featuring more storage selling for $199. Its available September 22, with preorders beginning Sept. 15.

1:52 p.m.: The game is exclusive on Apple TV, iPad and iPhone this winter. 

1:50 p.m.: Jenova Chen, head of thatgamecompany, debuts the Apple TV game Sky. Owners of PlayStation video game consoles are familiar with his work on games like Flower and Journey.

1:47 p.m.: Live sports is also coming to Apple TV 4K. Cue said if your favorite team is about to play, it will appear first in the "Up Next" feature. Live news is also coming to the new box. 

1:45 p.m.: Cue said Apple worked with major Hollywood studios to move their 4K movies on to iTunes. If you bought a HD video on iTunes, they will get a 4K upgrade at no charge.

1:42 p.m.: Eddy Cue appears to talk 4K. Cue claims the device will deliver the best picture quality ever. The user interface has been tweaked, too, to look better in 4K. They demonstrate the video quality with a clip from Spider-Man Homecoming.

1:40 p.m.: Cook is back, moving to Apple TV. He unveils Apple TV 4K, a version of the set-top box which will include support for 4K video resolutions. 

1:36 p.m.: Hermes and Nike continue to work with Apple on models of the Watch. The cellular version will start at $399, while a non-cellular version starts at $329. It will be available at all four U.S. carriers on September 22, with pre-orders opening Sept. 15. Apple will continue to sell Series 1, starting at $249.

1:34 p.m.: A demo of two Watches engaged in a phone call goes really smoothly. Curious how independent the Watch will operate from your iPhone. For example, can it have its own number? 

1:32 p.m.: Because of the Series 3's new processor, Siri will talk on Apple Watch for the first time. The Watch will also support tracking for activities like stair climbing or involving higher elevations. The device includes an integrated SIM card and screen that doubles as an antenna. And the Watch remains the same size as Series 2. 

1:29 p.m.: The Apple Watch, Series 3, is a big deal. It has cellular, which means you don't need your iPhone any more to tether. Most of the apps such as Maps will work with the cellular connection, and users will be able to stream music through a cellular connection.

1:27 p.m.: The new Watch operating system will be available to owners on September 19. Meanwhile, here comes "the next generation of Apple Watch."

1:25 p.m.: The heart rate app will add more information such as recovery heart rate and resting heart rate. The app will also offer a better view of your heart rate through the day. Apple will also notify the user if you have an elevated heart rate and you don't appear to be active. The Watch will also feature Apple Heart Study, a tool taking data from the Watch to analyze irregular rhythms in your heartbeat. The first phase will arrive later this year.

1:24 p.m.: New features coming to Watch include auto sets for swimmers, and the ability to sync the Watch with fitness machines. 

1:23 p.m.: A video features personal stories from Watch owners who show how the device has benefitted them, including a father whose daughter has Type 1 diabetes, and a man who was in a car accident and used the Watch's SOS feature.

1:20 p.m.: Cook says Apple Watch is now the top watch in the world. The customer satisfaction rating is 97%. Cook says people write to Apple all the time about how the watch helps them lead healthier lives.

1:18 p.m.: Cook is back to talk products, starting with Apple Watch. Cook says since the launch of the Series 2, Apple Watch has experienced "phenomenal growth."

1:16 p.m.: Ahrendts says feedback so far has been "fantastic." More town squares will open in top cities around the world. Stores in New York, Paris, Milan will receive big upgrades. Also, a new flagship store will open in Chicago on October 20.

1:14 p.m.: Ahrendts breaks down key features at their stores, including Today at Apple, to help frame experiences available at retail outlets. 

1:12 p.m.: Ahrendts said Apple looks at their stores more as town squares where people can connect. She also considers Apple's stores like a large product. 

1:10 p.m.: The campus will also include a new Apple Store. Angela Ahrendts, who runs Apple's retail experience, is up next to discuss retail.

1:08 p.m.: Cook says Apple will start moving into Apple Park, the tech giant's new campus, later this year. The first phase is the debut of The Steve Jobs Theater. "It's open, transparent -- it brings the outside in," said Cook. 

1:07 p.m.: Cook takes a moment to recognize victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and Florida. "You are in our hearts. We send you the strength. You are in our prayers."

1:05 p.m.: Cook shares a powerful tribute to Jobs, praising his spirit and work at building Apple. "Steve was a genius, and one of the many ways he showed that was the uncanny ability to unlock the talent of everybody he worked with."

1:03 p.m.: "I love hearing his voice," said Cook, who sounded choked up when introducing the theater. "Steve meant so much to me and so much to all of us. There's not a day that goes by that we don't think about him."

1:00 p.m.: Here comes a touching tribute to the Steve Jobs Theater, with narration from Jobs himself. "We need to be true to who we are, and remember who's really important to us," said Jobs. The lights go up, and Tim Cook takes the stage. 

12:58 p.m. ET: We start early with a peek inside Apple's spaceship campus, to the Beatles All You Need Is Love. It's a beautiful campus. Also, huge. Remember, this is the first event at the new Steve Jobs Theater.

ORIGINAL STORY

Reports suggest Apple will unveil three versions of its flagship smartphone: two upgrades to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a third high-end model costing $1,000.

 

Among some of the next iPhone's big changes: the removal of a physical home button, wireless charging, improved cameras for handling augmented reality apps and facial recognition.

This year's event is a big one for Apple. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, which is why we're likely getting three models of the smartphone this year.

recap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 1 Apple CEO Tim Cook, announces "one more thing..." the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 2 Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple Philip Schiller talks about the iPhone X.  Josh Edelson, AFP/Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 3 Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing talks about the new 'True Depth Camera System' in the iPhone X that allows facial recognition.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 4 Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller talks about the 'Animoji' feature in the new iPhone X that uses facial recognition to create animated emojis.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 5 Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple, Philip Schiller, talks about the camera in the iPhone X.  Josh Edelson, AFP/Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 6 Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering demonstrates features of the new iPhone X.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 7 Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple Philip Schiller introduces AirPower, a wireless charging system for the iPhone X, Apple Watch, and AirPods.  Josh Edelson, AFP/Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 8 Apple CEO Tim Cook, discusses the new iPhone 8 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 9 Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing shows augmented reality features of the new iPhone 8.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 10 Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, shows off a new photographic lighting effect in the new iPhone 8.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 11 Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller talks about the new camera in the iPhone 8.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 12 Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing talks about pricing for the new iPhone 8 Plus.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 13 Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on during the presentation at Apple.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 14 Apple CEO Tim Cook shows new products at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 15 Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue talks about features in the new Apple TV 4K.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 16 Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software, shows the new Apple TV product.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 17 Apple CEO Tim Cook shows new products at the Steve Jobs Theater. Apple announced the 3rd generation Apple Watch featuring stand-alone built in cellular connectivity.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 18 Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, talks about new features available with the new Apple Watch OS 4 available on Sept. 19.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 19 Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, talks about the new Apple Watch Series 3.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 20 Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer talks about features of the new Apple Watch.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 21 Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer talks about pricing for the new Apple Watch Series 3.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 22 Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 23 Angela Ahrendts, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail, discusses updates at Apple Stores.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 24 Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about renewable energy during a media event at Apple's new headquarters.  Josh Edelson, AFP/Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 25 Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off the event for a new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 26 Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak motions to a camera ahead of a media event where Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone and other products in Cupertino, Calif. on Sept. 12, 2017.  Josh Edelson, AFP/Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 27 People arrive for a new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 28 People arrive for a new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 29 Attendees enter the Steve Jobs Theatre for a special event at Apple Park on Sept. 12, 2017.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 30 Attendees enter the Steve Jobs Theatre.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 31 People arrive for a new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) ORG XMIT: FX118  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 32 Attendees photograph the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park on Sept. 12, 2017 in Cupertino, Calif.. Apple is holding their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they are expected to unveil a new iPhone.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 33 A view of the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park on Sept. 12, 2017 in Cupertino, Calif.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 34 An attendee takes a picture of his press pass before a special event in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park on Sept. 12, 2017 in Cupertino, Calif.   Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 35 The new Apple campus is seen early Sept. 12, 2017, before a new product announcement, in Cupertino, Calif.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 36 People arrive for a new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus,, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif.   Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 37 An employee guards the entrance at Apple's new visitor center during an announcement of new products Sept. 12, 2017. The unveiling of the dramatically redesigned iPhone will likely be the marquee moment as Apple hosts its first event at its new Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 38 Apple sent out invitations on August 31, 2017 to a first-ever media event in the Steve Jobs Theater at its new 'spaceship' campus in Silicon Valley. The keenly anticipated event set for September 12 is expected to star iPhone models marking the tenth anniversary of the culture-changing smartphones. In trademark style, Apple revealed little in the invitation that provided the date, time, location and a message that read 'Let's meet at our place.' This file image shows an aerial view of the new Apple headquarters on April 28, 2017 in Cupertino, California.  Justin Sullivan, Getty Imagesrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 39 An exterior view of Apple's new visitor center during an announcement of new products Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 40 An exterior view of Apple's new visitor center during an announcement of new products Sept. 12, 2017.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 41 In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, a person takes a photo of an Apple logo before an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.  Marcio Jose Sanchez, APrecap-apple-unveils-the-iphone-8-iphone-x photo 42 In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, a man walks past the Apple logo during a product display for Apple TV following an Apple event in San Francisco. Television is one of the few screens that has Apple hasn't conquered, but that may soon change. The world's richest company appears ready to set out to produce Emmy-worthy programming along the lines of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and Netflix's 'Stranger Things.'  Eric Risb

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