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What's up, Mate? TENAA certifies a Huawei with 5.9" 18:9 screen, dual camera

Could this be the Huawei Mate 10? It was rumored to have a 5.9” screen with 1,080 x 2,160px resolution (that’s 1080p expanded to 18:9) and this is exactly what this phone spotted on TENAA promises – the RNE-AL00 or Maimang 6 (not one of the rumored code names).
Anyway, we’re looking at a phone that measures 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5mm or in other words slightly taller than the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (which has a 6” 1,080 x 2,160px screen). Inside the metal body is a 3,240mAh battery, the whole thing weighs 164g.
The dual camera on the back has a 16MP + 2MP sensors while the dual camera on the front has 13MP + 2MP sensors. You read that right, four cameras! This feels a bit low res (especially the secondary 2MP modules) compared to the Huawei P10, which has 20MP + 12MP on the back.
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Huawei RNE-AL00 / Maimang 6
If this is not the Mate 10, it could be the Honor 10. Whatever it is, it will run Android 7.0 Nougat on an octa-core processor (chipset unknown) with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (plus a microSD card slot).
More recent rumors point to the Huawei Mate 10 – possibly split in a Pro and Lite versions – will have a 1,440 x 2,880px screen, not to mention a 20MP + 12MP camera. So this TENAA find could indeed be an Honor instead of a Mate.
Could this be the Huawei Mate 10? It was rumored to have a 5.9” screen with 1,080 x 2,160px resolution (that’s 1080p expanded to 18:9) and this is exactly what this phone spotted on TENAA promises – the RNE-AL00 or Maimang 6 (not one of the rumored code names).
Anyway, we’re looking at a phone that measures 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5mm or in other words slightly taller than the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (which has a 6” 1,080 x 2,160px screen). Inside the metal body is a 3,240mAh battery, the whole thing weighs 164g.
The dual camera on the back has a 16MP + 2MP sensors while the dual camera on the front has 13MP + 2MP sensors. You read that right, four cameras! This feels a bit low res (especially the secondary 2MP modules) compared to the Huawei P10, which has 20MP + 12MP on the back.
Huawei RNE-AL00 / Maimang 6 Huawei RNE-AL00 / Maimang 6 Huawei RNE-AL00 / Maimang 6 Huawei RNE-AL00 / Maimang 6
Huawei RNE-AL00 / Maimang 6
If this is not the Mate 10, it could be the Honor 10. Whatever it is, it will run Android 7.0 Nougat on an octa-core processor (chipset unknown) with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (plus a microSD card slot).
More recent rumors point to the Huawei Mate 10 – possibly split in a Pro and Lite versions – will have a 1,440 x 2,880px screen, not to mention a 20MP + 12MP camera. So this TENAA find could indeed be an Honor instead of a Mate.

New Amazon Fire TV devices leak in pictures and specs

Two new Fire TV devices by Amazon leaked, revealing an expansion of the streaming portfolio. A new Fire TV with an HDMI cable sticking out will arrive as a mid-range device, while a set-top box in the shape of a cube will be the high-end model by Amazon.
Amazon Fire TV devices leak in pictures and specs Similar to the Chromecast by Google, the mid-tier Fire TV will support 4K HDR video, meaning the current Fire TV Stick will stay as the affordable option since it streams only in Full HD resolution. This device will have 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and Mali-450MP graphics unit. The RAM will be 2 GB while the storage will be 8 gigs.
The flagship Fire TV device should essentially combine the functionality of Fire TV and Echo Dot. It has holes on top for far-field microphones to talk to Alexa without the need of a remote. If for some other reason you decide to use a remote, there is an IR transmitter. The gadget should have additional ports for Ethernet and more storage, but the information is scarce.
Sources suggest prices for the midfield Fire TV of around $60-$80 while the cube might cost more than $100.
Two new Fire TV devices by Amazon leaked, revealing an expansion of the streaming portfolio. A new Fire TV with an HDMI cable sticking out will arrive as a mid-range device, while a set-top box in the shape of a cube will be the high-end model by Amazon.
Amazon Fire TV devices leak in pictures and specs Similar to the Chromecast by Google, the mid-tier Fire TV will support 4K HDR video, meaning the current Fire TV Stick will stay as the affordable option since it streams only in Full HD resolution. This device will have 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and Mali-450MP graphics unit. The RAM will be 2 GB while the storage will be 8 gigs.
The flagship Fire TV device should essentially combine the functionality of Fire TV and Echo Dot. It has holes on top for far-field microphones to talk to Alexa without the need of a remote. If for some other reason you decide to use a remote, there is an IR transmitter. The gadget should have additional ports for Ethernet and more storage, but the information is scarce.
Sources suggest prices for the midfield Fire TV of around $60-$80 while the cube might cost more than $100.

LG V30 undercuts the price of Galaxy Note8 in Canada and South Korea

LG has been very aggressive in moving the LG V30 to an advantageous position against its chief rival – first it was the same day launch in multiple countries (September 15) and now it’s undercutting the price.
It seems that Canadian carrier Telus will offer the V30 for CAD1,000 SIM-free and CAD500 on a premium smartphone line. For comparison, the carrier is charging CAD550 for the Galaxy Note8 with contract.
It’s the same story in the home country of the two competing giants. In South Korea, a V30 can be had for KRW950,000. Even the 128GB model stays just under the psychological threshold of a million won. The Note8 starts at KRW1,100,000 and goes up for the larger storage option.
“Rather than early adopters or avid tech fans, we are targeting a wider segment of general consumers who seek particular values in LG phones,” said Juno Cho, CEO of the smartphone business of LG, earlier at IFA.
LG has been very aggressive in moving the LG V30 to an advantageous position against its chief rival – first it was the same day launch in multiple countries (September 15) and now it’s undercutting the price.
It seems that Canadian carrier Telus will offer the V30 for CAD1,000 SIM-free and CAD500 on a premium smartphone line. For comparison, the carrier is charging CAD550 for the Galaxy Note8 with contract.
It’s the same story in the home country of the two competing giants. In South Korea, a V30 can be had for KRW950,000. Even the 128GB model stays just under the psychological threshold of a million won. The Note8 starts at KRW1,100,000 and goes up for the larger storage option.
“Rather than early adopters or avid tech fans, we are targeting a wider segment of general consumers who seek particular values in LG phones,” said Juno Cho, CEO of the smartphone business of LG, earlier at IFA.

Samsung hopes to launch foldable phone in 2018

The Galaxy S8 is already on the shelves and the Galaxy Note8 is already shipping to some user, so the Samsung rumor mill now runs on the foldable Galaxy phone. At an event in Seoul, DJ Koh revealed that such phone is planned in next year's portfolio and should arrive sometime in 2018.
Samsung hopes to launch foldable phone in 2018 Official mention of a Galaxy with a foldable screen is a first for the Samsung executive. DJ Koh did not reveal if any existing Galaxy series will get the phone or an entirely new branch will be created.
During the press-conference, DJ Koh also expressed gratitude to loyal Note fans. He said that 650,000 phones were pre-ordered in the first five days, meaning the Note8 is heading to exceed 800,000 orders until Friday, the official launch date, doubling the Galaxy Note7 preorders.
According to Koh, the phone is ordered across 40 markets, including the US and Europe. The phone’s price for the 64 GB model in Korea is KRW1.09 million, while in the US it goes for $930. European customers can get it for €999, but early owners will get a Samsung DeX bundled with the phone.
The Galaxy S8 is already on the shelves and the Galaxy Note8 is already shipping to some user, so the Samsung rumor mill now runs on the foldable Galaxy phone. At an event in Seoul, DJ Koh revealed that such phone is planned in next year's portfolio and should arrive sometime in 2018.
Samsung hopes to launch foldable phone in 2018 Official mention of a Galaxy with a foldable screen is a first for the Samsung executive. DJ Koh did not reveal if any existing Galaxy series will get the phone or an entirely new branch will be created.
During the press-conference, DJ Koh also expressed gratitude to loyal Note fans. He said that 650,000 phones were pre-ordered in the first five days, meaning the Note8 is heading to exceed 800,000 orders until Friday, the official launch date, doubling the Galaxy Note7 preorders.
According to Koh, the phone is ordered across 40 markets, including the US and Europe. The phone’s price for the 64 GB model in Korea is KRW1.09 million, while in the US it goes for $930. European customers can get it for €999, but early owners will get a Samsung DeX bundled with the phone.

iPhone X spotted on Geekbench, iPhone 7s appears on AnTuTu

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 8 or X has been getting the most attention from the rumor mill as the other two are said to be iterative updates. The iPhone X will use the new A11 chipset with a 6-core processor and 3GB of RAM.
iPhone X will sport the latest A11 chipset and 3 gigs of RAM
iPhone X will sport the latest A11 chipset and 3 gigs of RAM
So how much or how little has the iPhone 7s changed? Let’s turn to AnTuTu for an answer. The iPhone 10,4 showed up with iOS 11 running on an Apple A11 chipset. The screen is the same as the iPhone 7 – that is 750 x 1,334px resolution - and the memory is the same – 2GB RAM, 32GB storage. Going by the dimensions the screen will stay exactly the same at 4.7” big.
Apple iPhone 7s specs (detected by AnTuTu)
Apple iPhone 7s specs (detected by AnTuTu)
The benchmark got a big question mark as far as the camera is concerned, but from the rumors so far we expect a single camera on the back (only the iPhone 7s Plus and 8 will have dual cams). We’ll know for sure later today when Apple stages the anniversary iPhone reveal at the Steve Jobs Theater (a part of the new “spaceship” campus of the company).
Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 8 or X has been getting the most attention from the rumor mill as the other two are said to be iterative updates. The iPhone X will use the new A11 chipset with a 6-core processor and 3GB of RAM.
iPhone X will sport the latest A11 chipset and 3 gigs of RAM
iPhone X will sport the latest A11 chipset and 3 gigs of RAM
So how much or how little has the iPhone 7s changed? Let’s turn to AnTuTu for an answer. The iPhone 10,4 showed up with iOS 11 running on an Apple A11 chipset. The screen is the same as the iPhone 7 – that is 750 x 1,334px resolution - and the memory is the same – 2GB RAM, 32GB storage. Going by the dimensions the screen will stay exactly the same at 4.7” big.
Apple iPhone 7s specs (detected by AnTuTu)
Apple iPhone 7s specs (detected by AnTuTu)
The benchmark got a big question mark as far as the camera is concerned, but from the rumors so far we expect a single camera on the back (only the iPhone 7s Plus and 8 will have dual cams). We’ll know for sure later today when Apple stages the anniversary iPhone reveal at the Steve Jobs Theater (a part of the new “spaceship” campus of the company).

New Apple TV 4K adds UHD and HDR support

Apple sees movies and shows as a new avenue of growth – the company is already producing shows and is even rumored to be bidding on the James Bond movie rights. But to make that work, it will need to update the Apple TV, which hasn’t seen a refersh since 2015.
So feast your eyes on the Apple TV 4K – the main upgrade should be obvious, but HDR is also a part of it. Specifically, HDR10 and Dolby Vision, which are the two predominant HDR formats right now and are seeing support from major streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon.
Cupertino has also partnered with big movie studios to provide more content. But it won't charge more - the 4K movies will cost as much as HD video. And if you've already bought a movie in HD, it will be automatically updated to 4K resolution for free!
The Apple TV 4K also allows you to consume live media - from live sports to live news. To make sure you can really ditch your TV, Apple will provide local content.
The Apple TV app is expanding - Australia and Canada will be added later this month, 5 more countries later this year. The app will also run on iPhones and iPads but their collaboration runs deeper - you can control the HomePod from the Apple TV!
The TV 4K will go on pre-order on September 15 and will go on sale on the 22nd. The 32GB model will cost $180, the 64GB is $200. The older model is still available for $150 (with 32GB storage).
For the geeks, here's news on the new hardware - it uses the Apple A10X Fusion chipset from the outgoing iPad Pros. It has double the CPU performance and four times the GPU performance.
Apple sees movies and shows as a new avenue of growth – the company is already producing shows and is even rumored to be bidding on the James Bond movie rights. But to make that work, it will need to update the Apple TV, which hasn’t seen a refersh since 2015.
So feast your eyes on the Apple TV 4K – the main upgrade should be obvious, but HDR is also a part of it. Specifically, HDR10 and Dolby Vision, which are the two predominant HDR formats right now and are seeing support from major streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon.
Cupertino has also partnered with big movie studios to provide more content. But it won't charge more - the 4K movies will cost as much as HD video. And if you've already bought a movie in HD, it will be automatically updated to 4K resolution for free!
The Apple TV 4K also allows you to consume live media - from live sports to live news. To make sure you can really ditch your TV, Apple will provide local content.
The Apple TV app is expanding - Australia and Canada will be added later this month, 5 more countries later this year. The app will also run on iPhones and iPads but their collaboration runs deeper - you can control the HomePod from the Apple TV!
The TV 4K will go on pre-order on September 15 and will go on sale on the 22nd. The 32GB model will cost $180, the 64GB is $200. The older model is still available for $150 (with 32GB storage).
For the geeks, here's news on the new hardware - it uses the Apple A10X Fusion chipset from the outgoing iPad Pros. It has double the CPU performance and four times the GPU performance.

Apple Watch Series 3 clones your iPhone's phone number, coming September 15

The Apple Watch has grown quickly – so fast in fact that it is now the #1 watch in the world, topping the former leader Rolex. The Watch has a 97% customer satisfaction, but it’s time for a new model.
Meet the Apple Watch Series 3. It features cellular connectivity via an eSIM, sharing your phone number with your iPhone. This means you can receive calls even if you left your phone at home. The display of the watch is the antenna for 4G LTE and 3G.
Calling from the Apple Watch Series 3
Calling from the Apple Watch Series 3
And you don’t have to leave Apple Music at home either, the Series 3 can stream on the go. A new chip (the W2) enables 85% better Wi-Fi performance with lower power usage (down to half!). The new watch is powered by a new dual core processor that is 70% faster than the one it replaces. It's now fast enough to allow Siri to talk!
But not all new models will have wireless connectivity. The Series 3 with cellular will cost you $399, without is $329. The Series 1 remains available at a lower cost at $249.
The new watch also features a barometer to count the flights of stairs you’ve climbed during your day. With all these new features, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the same size as the Series 2.
New Gold color option Black ceramic
New Gold color option • Black ceramic
Two new color options are available: gold aluminum and a special Black ceramic. There's a new band to look forward to as well.
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New watch bands
They will be available 9 markets initially (with multiple carriers supported). Pre-orders start on September 15 and sales begin on the September 22. A wider selection of markets will get the non-cellular model.
Apple Watch Series 3 prices Initial availability Availability for the model without cellular
Apple Watch Series 3 prices • Initial availability • Availability for the model without cellular
Alongside the new watch, Apple is releasing a new version of Watch OS 4. Coming out on September 19, it features smart coaching with high intensity interval training and automatic swim sets counting (obviously, the watch is swim-proof).
It also features much more extensive heart care. You heart statistics are now more visible and include resting heart rate and recovery heart rate. And if the watch detects a high heart rate and you’re not moving, it can sound an alarm.
Advanced heart tracking features
Advanced heart tracking features
The Apple Watch has grown quickly – so fast in fact that it is now the #1 watch in the world, topping the former leader Rolex. The Watch has a 97% customer satisfaction, but it’s time for a new model.
Meet the Apple Watch Series 3. It features cellular connectivity via an eSIM, sharing your phone number with your iPhone. This means you can receive calls even if you left your phone at home. The display of the watch is the antenna for 4G LTE and 3G.
Calling from the Apple Watch Series 3
Calling from the Apple Watch Series 3
And you don’t have to leave Apple Music at home either, the Series 3 can stream on the go. A new chip (the W2) enables 85% better Wi-Fi performance with lower power usage (down to half!). The new watch is powered by a new dual core processor that is 70% faster than the one it replaces. It's now fast enough to allow Siri to talk!
But not all new models will have wireless connectivity. The Series 3 with cellular will cost you $399, without is $329. The Series 1 remains available at a lower cost at $249.
The new watch also features a barometer to count the flights of stairs you’ve climbed during your day. With all these new features, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the same size as the Series 2.
New Gold color option Black ceramic
New Gold color option • Black ceramic
Two new color options are available: gold aluminum and a special Black ceramic. There's a new band to look forward to as well.
New watch bands New watch bands New watch bands
New watch bands
They will be available 9 markets initially (with multiple carriers supported). Pre-orders start on September 15 and sales begin on the September 22. A wider selection of markets will get the non-cellular model.
Apple Watch Series 3 prices Initial availability Availability for the model without cellular
Apple Watch Series 3 prices • Initial availability • Availability for the model without cellular
Alongside the new watch, Apple is releasing a new version of Watch OS 4. Coming out on September 19, it features smart coaching with high intensity interval training and automatic swim sets counting (obviously, the watch is swim-proof).
It also features much more extensive heart care. You heart statistics are now more visible and include resting heart rate and recovery heart rate. And if the watch detects a high heart rate and you’re not moving, it can sound an alarm.
Advanced heart tracking features
Advanced heart tracking features

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have A11 Bionic chips, new cameras

While the star of today's Apple event is the 10 year anniversary iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus bring enough improvements to carry the lineup on their own.
The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus bring a new design with glass on the front and back, the latest Apple A11 Bionic six-core chipset, new cameras, louder stereo speakers and new durable glass. Underneath the glass the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display are new units but of the same resolution as the ones on the iPhone 7/7 Plus.
You still get 3D Touch, Cinema Wide Color Gamut and True Tone.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors only instead of a glass front and aluminum sides and back, the new phones come with a glass front and with a series 7000 aluminum frame in between. Apple boasts that the glass is the most durable in any smartphone.
Color-wise the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come in Silver, Space Gray and a new Gold - no Jet Black.
The cameras retain the 12MP resolution but Apple claims a new sensor sits behind the glass with an improved ISP. The A11 Bionic chip works with that to enable faster low light focusing, improved sharpness and dynamic range, and lower noise. More importantly it enables 4K@60fps and 1080p@240fps video recording.
The main camera on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is a 12MP snapper with f/1.8 aperture, the iPhone 8 Plus also has a secondary telephoto camera of 12MP resolution and f/2.8 aperture.
The tele photo on the iPhone 8 Plus has a neat new feature - Portrait Lighting. The dual camera on the iPhone 8 Plus scans the scene, identifies the face of your subject and (in real time, mind you) adjusts the tone curve of the face to make it better lit. And you can adjust the effect after you've taken a shot - neat!
As usual Apple is bringing a new chipset with its new iPhone lineup. This year Apple moves from a quad-core A10 Fusion to a six-core A11 Bionic with a first-ever Apple-designed GPU.
The A11 Bionic chip features two high-powered cores that are 25% faster than the corresponding ones in the A10 Fusion. The other four cores are power efficient and are 70% faster than the two low-power cores in the A10 Fusion.
The GPU is the first Apple-made one and is comprised of 3 cores, promising 30% faster performance compared to the GPU inside the A10 Fusion.
Thanks to the glass backs the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus support Qi Wireless Charging and fast charging - you can get from flat to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on pre-order on September 15 and on sale on September 22. The phones come in two memory configurations - a doubled base model with 64GB and a higher-tier 256GB model. The 64GB iPhone 8 starts at $699, the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus at $799.
While the star of today's Apple event is the 10 year anniversary iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus bring enough improvements to carry the lineup on their own.
The Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus bring a new design with glass on the front and back, the latest Apple A11 Bionic six-core chipset, new cameras, louder stereo speakers and new durable glass. Underneath the glass the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display are new units but of the same resolution as the ones on the iPhone 7/7 Plus.
You still get 3D Touch, Cinema Wide Color Gamut and True Tone.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus look the same as their predecessors only instead of a glass front and aluminum sides and back, the new phones come with a glass front and with a series 7000 aluminum frame in between. Apple boasts that the glass is the most durable in any smartphone.
Color-wise the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come in Silver, Space Gray and a new Gold - no Jet Black.
The cameras retain the 12MP resolution but Apple claims a new sensor sits behind the glass with an improved ISP. The A11 Bionic chip works with that to enable faster low light focusing, improved sharpness and dynamic range, and lower noise. More importantly it enables 4K@60fps and 1080p@240fps video recording.
The main camera on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is a 12MP snapper with f/1.8 aperture, the iPhone 8 Plus also has a secondary telephoto camera of 12MP resolution and f/2.8 aperture.
The tele photo on the iPhone 8 Plus has a neat new feature - Portrait Lighting. The dual camera on the iPhone 8 Plus scans the scene, identifies the face of your subject and (in real time, mind you) adjusts the tone curve of the face to make it better lit. And you can adjust the effect after you've taken a shot - neat!
As usual Apple is bringing a new chipset with its new iPhone lineup. This year Apple moves from a quad-core A10 Fusion to a six-core A11 Bionic with a first-ever Apple-designed GPU.
The A11 Bionic chip features two high-powered cores that are 25% faster than the corresponding ones in the A10 Fusion. The other four cores are power efficient and are 70% faster than the two low-power cores in the A10 Fusion.
The GPU is the first Apple-made one and is comprised of 3 cores, promising 30% faster performance compared to the GPU inside the A10 Fusion.
Thanks to the glass backs the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus support Qi Wireless Charging and fast charging - you can get from flat to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on pre-order on September 15 and on sale on September 22. The phones come in two memory configurations - a doubled base model with 64GB and a higher-tier 256GB model. The 64GB iPhone 8 starts at $699, the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus at $799.

iOS 11 and watchOS global rollout to start on September 19

Apple detailed iOS 11 this past June and as expected it will release it a week and a half after showing off the new iPhone hardware - September 19.
iPhone and iPad users will get a redesigned look with a new customizable control center, better Siri, Live Photo modes, a one-handed mode for the keyboard and much more.
The Apple iPad is getting much better with iOS 11. iPad Pro will finally receive true multitasking and much improved Split View app support. The new Files app allows real file sharing between apps. Drag and drop is also available - finally.
Also new on the iPad Pro tablets is the new dock, which acts and looks just like the dock on macOS and is available in any app and any screen.
Speaking of macOS - the new macOS High Sierra will be seeded to the public on September 25.
watchOS 4 will also debut on September 19 with some neat new health and fitness features. The Apple Watch will monitor your heart rate in what Apple calls Apple Heart Study and will signal for any irregularities. Apple hopes this feature will be able to help identify heart disease in the future.
Apple Music is completely redesigned for watchOS and in unison with Apple Watch Series 3 can be streamed without an iPhone present.
Apple unveiled its new Apple TV 4K and along with it, tvOS 11 with a bunch of new features and a redesigned UI.
Apple has incorporated 4K content from major studios as well as 4K streaming content from the likes of Netflix and others. Sports fans will see upcoming games at the top of their list and tvOS will even show live scores so that you can see if a game is close and decide to tune in.
Apple detailed iOS 11 this past June and as expected it will release it a week and a half after showing off the new iPhone hardware - September 19.
iPhone and iPad users will get a redesigned look with a new customizable control center, better Siri, Live Photo modes, a one-handed mode for the keyboard and much more.
The Apple iPad is getting much better with iOS 11. iPad Pro will finally receive true multitasking and much improved Split View app support. The new Files app allows real file sharing between apps. Drag and drop is also available - finally.
Also new on the iPad Pro tablets is the new dock, which acts and looks just like the dock on macOS and is available in any app and any screen.
Speaking of macOS - the new macOS High Sierra will be seeded to the public on September 25.
watchOS 4 will also debut on September 19 with some neat new health and fitness features. The Apple Watch will monitor your heart rate in what Apple calls Apple Heart Study and will signal for any irregularities. Apple hopes this feature will be able to help identify heart disease in the future.
Apple Music is completely redesigned for watchOS and in unison with Apple Watch Series 3 can be streamed without an iPhone present.
Apple unveiled its new Apple TV 4K and along with it, tvOS 11 with a bunch of new features and a redesigned UI.
Apple has incorporated 4K content from major studios as well as 4K streaming content from the likes of Netflix and others. Sports fans will see upcoming games at the top of their list and tvOS will even show live scores so that you can see if a game is close and decide to tune in.

Apple unveils iPhone X with bezel-less AMOLED screen

Welcome to the Gen X phone – 10 years after the launch of the phone that redefined what “smartphone” means, we have the iPhone X (pronounced ten). A decade ago, most smartphone owners used keypads but very quickly they wanted to use nothing but a touchscreen.
Today Apple reached the inevitable conclusion – the sole hardware button that controlled iOS has been retired. It’s all screen on the front now and it marks more than one first for Apple.
The iPhone X uses the company’s first AMOLED display on a phone (after a couple of years of experience with the Apple Watch). The screen panel is called Super Retina Display and measures 5.8" big with 458ppi pixel density (the sharpest iPhone yet, the resolution is 1,125 x 2,436px). Both HDR10 and Dolby Vision are supported and the panel offers a whopping million-to-one-contrast ratio (3D touch is still here).
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Apple iPhone X
The bezels that are so familiar to Apple buyers have melted away, leading to an odd shoreline up north – the selfie camera, earpiece and several new sensors live there. They enable FaceID, the replacement of TouchID (there's no fingerprint reader on the iPhone X at all!).
FaceID uses a flood illuminator (so it works in the dark) and a projector that paints 30,000 points on your face (sounds similar to the Kinect). The system is much more secure than TouchID, with a failure rate of 1,000,000 to 1 (fingerprints are good for 50,000:1). Apple warned that identical twins will likely be able to fool it, though.
Also app support is easy - if it works with TouchID, it works with FaceID. This includes Apple Pay, naturally! Note that Apple used 3D masks to test the system and they didn't work - to unlock the phone, the you need to pay attention to the phone.
Speaking of unlocking, you can also use tap to wake. Once the screen is on, you can swipe up to unlock. This swipe gesture is also used to bring the multitasking UI (swipe up and hold) and to go back to the home screen (swipe up to "throw" the app).
Where does that leave the Control center? It's still here, it has just moved on top.
The phone is powered by the Apple A11 chipset, which evolves the two-tier CPU design – it has two powerful cores and four energy-efficient ones.
This detailed face scanning is used for the animojis too – the cute faces you use instead of punctuation now have a life of their own as they mimic your facial expressions. You can send a fixed expression or record a whole animated message with your voice.
Animojis mimic your facial expression You can send them on iMessage The animoji stable
Animojis mimic your facial expression • You can send them on iMessage • The animoji stable
The selfie camera also gains Portrait mode thanks to the depth info provided by FaceID, including portrait lighting.
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Apple's Portrait lighting mode in action
The dual camera on the back of the iPhone X is the first mobile cam to shoot 4K 2160p video at 60fps. The highest possible 1080p frame rate also doubled, now reaching the impressive 240fps. The main camera boasts new, improved 12MP sensors. The telephoto also sits behind brighter aperture (f/2.4), while the regular camera stick to f/1.8. Both have optical image stabilization and the LEDs in the flash doubled too - there are now four of them.
The iPhone X borrows more than AMOLED from the Watch, this is also Apple’s first phone with wireless charging too. It uses the popular Qi standard, but enhances it with AirPower.
A new charger made by Apple can charge the iPhone X, an Apple Watch and the AirPod case simultaneously. The best thing about this is that you can see the battery charge of each device on the iPhone screen.
The AirPower will be available next year (and Apple is collaborating with Qi so that more devices will support these enhancements). PS. the X battery lasts 2 hours more than the iPhone 7 battery!
Another battery-related novelty is fast-charging support. The iPhone X can gain 50% charge in 30 minutes if you have a suitable charger at hand.
AirPower can charge multiple devices simultaneously
AirPower can charge multiple devices simultaneously
The Apple iPhone X will arrive later than the 8 models - pre-orders start October 27, sales begin November 3. There are two color options: Silver and Space Grey.
Apple iPhone X in: Silver Apple iPhone X in: Space Grey
Apple iPhone X in Silver and Space Grey
The 64GB model will cost $999 and there's a 256GB option as well. In Europe, the prices start at £999 in the UK and €1,150 in Germany.
Welcome to the Gen X phone – 10 years after the launch of the phone that redefined what “smartphone” means, we have the iPhone X (pronounced ten). A decade ago, most smartphone owners used keypads but very quickly they wanted to use nothing but a touchscreen.
Today Apple reached the inevitable conclusion – the sole hardware button that controlled iOS has been retired. It’s all screen on the front now and it marks more than one first for Apple.
The iPhone X uses the company’s first AMOLED display on a phone (after a couple of years of experience with the Apple Watch). The screen panel is called Super Retina Display and measures 5.8" big with 458ppi pixel density (the sharpest iPhone yet, the resolution is 1,125 x 2,436px). Both HDR10 and Dolby Vision are supported and the panel offers a whopping million-to-one-contrast ratio (3D touch is still here).
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Apple iPhone X
The bezels that are so familiar to Apple buyers have melted away, leading to an odd shoreline up north – the selfie camera, earpiece and several new sensors live there. They enable FaceID, the replacement of TouchID (there's no fingerprint reader on the iPhone X at all!).
FaceID uses a flood illuminator (so it works in the dark) and a projector that paints 30,000 points on your face (sounds similar to the Kinect). The system is much more secure than TouchID, with a failure rate of 1,000,000 to 1 (fingerprints are good for 50,000:1). Apple warned that identical twins will likely be able to fool it, though.
Also app support is easy - if it works with TouchID, it works with FaceID. This includes Apple Pay, naturally! Note that Apple used 3D masks to test the system and they didn't work - to unlock the phone, the you need to pay attention to the phone.
Speaking of unlocking, you can also use tap to wake. Once the screen is on, you can swipe up to unlock. This swipe gesture is also used to bring the multitasking UI (swipe up and hold) and to go back to the home screen (swipe up to "throw" the app).
Where does that leave the Control center? It's still here, it has just moved on top.
The phone is powered by the Apple A11 chipset, which evolves the two-tier CPU design – it has two powerful cores and four energy-efficient ones.
This detailed face scanning is used for the animojis too – the cute faces you use instead of punctuation now have a life of their own as they mimic your facial expressions. You can send a fixed expression or record a whole animated message with your voice.
Animojis mimic your facial expression You can send them on iMessage The animoji stable
Animojis mimic your facial expression • You can send them on iMessage • The animoji stable
The selfie camera also gains Portrait mode thanks to the depth info provided by FaceID, including portrait lighting.
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Apple's Portrait lighting mode in action
The dual camera on the back of the iPhone X is the first mobile cam to shoot 4K 2160p video at 60fps. The highest possible 1080p frame rate also doubled, now reaching the impressive 240fps. The main camera boasts new, improved 12MP sensors. The telephoto also sits behind brighter aperture (f/2.4), while the regular camera stick to f/1.8. Both have optical image stabilization and the LEDs in the flash doubled too - there are now four of them.
The iPhone X borrows more than AMOLED from the Watch, this is also Apple’s first phone with wireless charging too. It uses the popular Qi standard, but enhances it with AirPower.
A new charger made by Apple can charge the iPhone X, an Apple Watch and the AirPod case simultaneously. The best thing about this is that you can see the battery charge of each device on the iPhone screen.
The AirPower will be available next year (and Apple is collaborating with Qi so that more devices will support these enhancements). PS. the X battery lasts 2 hours more than the iPhone 7 battery!
Another battery-related novelty is fast-charging support. The iPhone X can gain 50% charge in 30 minutes if you have a suitable charger at hand.
AirPower can charge multiple devices simultaneously
AirPower can charge multiple devices simultaneously
The Apple iPhone X will arrive later than the 8 models - pre-orders start October 27, sales begin November 3. There are two color options: Silver and Space Grey.
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Apple iPhone X in Silver and Space Grey
The 64GB model will cost $999 and there's a 256GB option as well. In Europe, the prices start at £999 in the UK and €1,150 in Germany.