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iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

The iPhone 8 is what we expected to be the iPhone 7s - but just a little bit better. Or a whole lot better, if you're Apple making the case for skipping this year's expected "s". The iPhone X, on the other hand, has a few innovations that make it a monster compared to previous iPhone models - even compared to the iPhone 8. Or is it?

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iPhone X hands-on : Apple’s OLED flagship up close

iPhone X hands-on : Apple’s OLED flagship up close

Familiar, and yet so very different. That's my first impression of the iPhone X, Apple's brand new flagship iOS smartphone, revealed today at the Steve Jobs Theater in California. First things first, arguably the most important thing if you don't want to look stupid when you walk into your nearest Apple Store: it's pronounced "iPhone Ten", not "iPhone X".

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AirPower Charger: the advent of Apple wireless charging

AirPower Charger: the advent of Apple wireless charging

Apple has ushered in wireless charging for its customers, and it has made it better than ever thanks to a technology it calls AirPower. This will be available starting next year, and it'll make it possible for those with the latest Apple gadgets to charge more than one device at a time -- their iPhone X, their Apple Watch, and their AirPods.

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iPhone X release date and pricing details

iPhone X release date and pricing details

With the iPhone X's reveal today, Apple turned the iPhone pricing structure on its head. We've grown accustomed to there being two iPhones at the top of the totem poll, then a couple or a few more just below. Before now, that meant the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were at the top, followed by the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus below, followed by the iPhone SE. With the iPhone X , there's a new monster in town.

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iPhone X Face ID taps machine learning to learn who you are

iPhone X Face ID taps machine learning to learn who you are

Apple is taking security to the next level with the introduction of Face ID, a more secure alternative to Touch ID that enables iPhone owners to keep their handset secure. With this technology, an iPhone owner can just look at their phone and it will unlock, no other interaction needed. This feature works with third-party apps (Mint, etc), enabling it to protect data found elsewhere on your phone, as well.

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iPhone 8 Plus Portrait Lighting puts selfies on notice

iPhone 8 Plus Portrait Lighting puts selfies on notice

With the newly unveiled iPhone 8 handsets comes new camera abilities, and among those abilities is a new feature that ensures every portrait you take has the best lighting possible. Called 'Portrait Lighting,' this feature works by adjusting the lighting automatically when the handset user lines up the portrait shot, tweaking it as necessary to make sure the light illuminates the subject in the best way possible.

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iPhone 8 release date and pricing details [UPDATE]

iPhone 8 release date and pricing details [UPDATE]

Today Apple revealed the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus (AKA iPhone 8+) during a major event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park. This device is the latest in a line of smartphones from the company that's been calling said phones "iPhone" since their first in 2007. While precedent suggested that Apple would reveal an iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus this week, they've gone right on ahead to the number 8 to emphasize the importance of this next-gen set of smartphones.

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iPhone 8 A11 Bionic detailed: most powerful smartphone chip ever

iPhone 8 A11 Bionic detailed: most powerful smartphone chip ever

It's officially that time of the year -- Apple has just unveiled its newest iPhone models, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. These phones run the new A11 Bionic with an Apple-designed GPU. Apple explains that this hardware packs a pair of high-performance cores that are 25-percent faster than the A10, plus four high-efficiency cores that are 70-percent faster than the A10. And that's just the start.

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iPhone 8 official: details on skipping the 7S

iPhone 8 official: details on skipping the 7S

Today Apple revealed a new set of iPhones, each with their own unique features for the future of iOS. These devices will come with iOS 11 right out the box, bringing on the newest and most powerful iPhone features ever presented on an iPhone. These devices are part of the larger iPhone family, the likes of which will continue to be offered for sale by Apple in the Apple Store.

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Apple TV 4K revealed: release date, features

Apple TV 4K revealed: release date, features

At its event this afternoon, Apple has just taken the wraps off its new Apple TV, a model that sports many of the features we've heard rumored in past weeks. Chief among them all is 4K support, making the set-top-box more competitive with some of the biggest competing products from Roku and others. That's just a taste of what the Apple TV 4K update brings, though.

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Apple Event live : We’re at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park!

Apple Event live : We’re at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park!

Today we're prepped and ready for the big Apple Event here at Apple Park, the company's new campus. This event takes place at the Steve Jobs Theater, and is the first public event ever held at this location. Below we've arranged a selection of photos from the event, separated by location on the map of the campus provided by Apple Maps.

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iPhone X ‘severe short supply’ may ruin your weekend

iPhone X ‘severe short supply’ may ruin your weekend

As seems to be the case with all new iPhone launches, the iPhone X is apparently set to be in low supply. At first - when the announcement is fresh in our minds. To be fair, this is the first iPhone to (likely) come with an OLED display, so it could be that this "severe short supply" suggestion from analysts is entirely realistic. This isn't the first we've heard about supply constraints when it comes to OLED panels.

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