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Apple unveils a $999 iPhone

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/12/17, 03:15 pm

Apple unveiled the next generation of iPhones on Tuesday, including the $999 iPhone X that can recognize its owner’s face. The latest iPhone, due out in November, also does away with the home button—the little circle at the base of the phone’s front—in order to extend the screen to the phone’s edges. The iPhone X (pronounced as “ten”) unlocks using Face ID, the new facial recognition software that’s supposedly hack-proof. (Samsung’s latest phones also have face-recognition unlock but can sometimes be fooled with photographs.) Apple also announced the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Tuesday at its event hosted by CEO Tim Cook at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Those versions of the smartphone, starting at $699, will have more memory, faster processing, and wireless charging, a feature that looks to become standard for iPhones and watches going forward. The company also revealed the next generation of the Apple Watch, which will have cellular service and not need to be paired with an iPhone to work. 

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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