New iPhone X launch: What date and time does it start plus how can I watch it online

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Following a series of leaks, it has emerged that Apple is launching a new phone on Tuesday to mark ten years since the first iPhone went on sale.

While Apple was previously thought to be revealing the updated features on the iPhone 8 and 8Plus, it now appears more likely that the new device will be the ‘iPhone X’.

Code was leaked online which has been deciphered by game developers and tech experts, who have compiled all the information they can about this new model.

So here is what we know so far about the highly-anticipated iPhone X:

When will it be unveiled?

Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the iPhone 8, or iPhone X as seems more likely, at an event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in the new Apple Park Campus in California on Tuesday.

The launch starts at 10am Eastern time (6pm UK time) and is expected to last two hours or so.

How can I watch online in the UK?

Apple will have a live stream of the event so fans can watch online via the events section of Apple’s website.

The Apple website says: “Join us here September 12 at 10am PDT to watch the keynote, the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater.”

Users should be able to watch the live stream on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using the Safari web browser on iOS 9.0 or late.

On Mac, you need to be using Safari and on macOS v10.11 or later.

To watch the live stream on a PC, the Microsoft Edge web browser can be used on Windows 10.

Apple TV users on 2nd or 3rd generation devices can also the stream the event, as long as you are running 6.2 software or later.

When will it go on sale?

Traditionally devices go on sale a week after their announcement, making it likely the iPhone 8, or iPhone X, will be available for pre-order on September 15 and hit stores on Friday September 22.

What will it look like?

Almost the entire front of the 5.8 inch phone will be made up of a high definition edge-to-edge screen, with only a small amount of space left for the front camera.

As a result, there will be no home button and, instead, the phone will be unlocked by an on-screen touch button.

The side power button is also expected to be a lot larger than the existing iPhone.

According to the leaks, iPhone X will support wireless charging – like the Apple Watch – but there is nothing to suggest it won’t also have a charging port.

There are also suggestions that Apple is ditching the existing aluminium casing in favour of a glass back to the phone.

What new features will it have?

As well as being the fastest and most powerful device yet (due to high performing processors used in the phone) X will have a number of new features.

According to the coded information, the new phone will use face ID technology – which will act as an alternative to the Touch ID system fingerprint system.

The facial recognition will also be used to authorise online purchases as well as to unlock handsets.

The 3D technology that will enable the facial recognition will support the new Animoji messenger feature.

The phone will have the highest quality camera yet, which will be able to record 4K video at 60 frames per second.

To put this into perspective, the cameras on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can capture 4k video at 30 frames a second.

It is believed that the camera will also have unique lighting settings in the Portrait Lighting feature, such as Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light.

This will create animated emojis that mirror the user’s facial expressions and use their voice.

How much will it cost?

Yes it will be the fastest performing phone, but it is also the most expensive.

The iPhone X is believed to cost around $1000 – or £760 – upfront.


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