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Apple brings face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X

Apple brings face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X

Apple also announced two new models to replace the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The new Apple Watch Series 3, starting at $399, will have cellular connectivity, and you won't need a separate phone number for your watch.

The unveiling of a dramatically redesigned iPhone will likely be the marquee moment today when Apple hosts its first product event at its new spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

Apple's implementation will probably be more secure than the facial recognition on many Android phones.

It comes in three colours - silver, grey and a new gold colour - and two storage sizes - 64GB and 256GB. This morning they would have received by courier a package from Apple with some units of these new devices. The iPhone X will be available in India from November 3, with prices starting at Rs 89,000. This is a catch-up product for Apple and includes HDR as well as 4K.

The company is also introducing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Live stream: Apple's live stream is available via a dedicated channel on the Apple TV set-top box or the Safari browser on OS X (10.8.5 and above) and iOS devices (iOS 7 and above).

As it is common before the launch of new Apple products, the Apple online store is already offline. They also have the first Apple-designed GPU, which promises to be 30% faster. According to The Verge, the highlight is expected to be the iPhone X.

"This move is also consistent with Apple's image in important emerging economies as an exclusive handset and as the real thing, despite the availabiligy of much cheaper imitations".

There will of course be some consumers in every country who are able to afford the most expensive iPhone whatever the cost. It starts at $799.

As well as the higher-priced X model, Apple is also increasing the starting price of its iPhone 8 from about $650 a year ago to $699. Orders begin September 15, and the watch goes on sale September 22.

Apple will launch its latest iPhone 8 smartphone today - ahead of the festival season in several key telecom markets.

The iPhone X has a smaller body, more like the iPhone 7/8, but with a screen that's as big as the Plus models because it goes edge to edge. The original Series 1, without Global Positioning System, sells for $249, down from $269.

Rumor also has it that the X will be made of some kind of special high-end materials, maybe including the ceramic and sapphire used in the highest-end versions of the Apple Watch.

Arguably the most exciting new feature of all three new phones is the "wireless charging" now available when the phone sits on a charging pad, called AirPower.

"The iPhone X and iPhone 8 models are very strong additions to Apple's portfolio that address increasing competition from Samsung and others", said Ben Wood, analysts at CCS Insight.


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