Most carriers will reveal pricing on the pre-order date but Best Buy Canada has revealed the 2-year contract price for the two iPhone 8 models. One of them is the Face ID. This means that Apple, as expected, has dumped Touch ID functionality, replacing it with "Face ID" face recognition technology.
The iPhone X has the revolutionary all screen design with 5.8 inches Super Retina (2436 X 1125 pixels) display.
In fact, the iPhone 8 Plus may be the heaviest premium smartphone in recent memory.
"The first iPhone revolutionized a decade of technology and changed the world in the process", said Apple CEO Tim Cook at a press event on Tuesday, September 12th. Because this is the same day the iPhone X is launching in the U.S.; for the first time India is in the first wave for an iPhone launch. The camera at the back is also dual 12MP sensors in iPhone X but with a different aperture size and the sensors are now vertically arranged.
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone 8 during a launch event in Cupertino, California.
The much-hyped event on Tuesday unveiled three new phones, an advanced watch that can take calls and a new Apple TV, but die-hard fans will not be able to get their hands on the iPhone X until November 3 - much later than iPhone 8's shipping date of september 22. Samsung S8 has added in the facial recognition technique, and Vivo will equip its upcoming X20, which will be released in a few weeks, with the same technique, according to local media.
The system works thanks to a high-resolution front-facing camera which forms a code to create a unique hash ID, which is then stored in a secure part of the iPhone.
As with previous iPhone packages, the device comes with Lightning connector earphone, a USB cable and adapter, and a Lightning headphone jack adapter for non Apple earphones.
Although Apple is still heavily reliant on the iPhone for the bulk of its revenue, the company is diversifying into spaces including health, home automation and content.
On the AR front, Apple says the iPhone 8 series has cameras which are "individually calibrated, with new gyroscopes and accelerometers for accurate motion tracking".