Apple unveils the iPhone X and iPhone 8

Apple has launched not one, but three new iPhones a decade after it released the very first version of the best-selling smartphone.

Hosted at their brand new headquarters, the Apple event saw the introduction of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and a totally new design called the iPhone X (pronounced 'iPhone 10').

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not radically different in design to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with the most obvious change being a glass back instead of aluminium. The standout new features are upgraded displays, faster processors and wireless charging.

The final announcement of the day - the famous 'one more thing..." saw the iPhone X revealed. The iPhone X is similar in size to the iPhone 8 but has a much bigger OLED screen due to its bezel-free design. To accommodate the bigger screen, the home button that has been part of every previous iPhone has been removed. Instead iPhone X uses gesture controls and a new 'TrueDepth' 3D camera system to unlock. There's also wireless charging, new dual cameras with True Tone.

Posted: 12 September 2017