New model with 3 November release date promises better cameras, facial recognition, animated emojis, longer battery life and wireless charging
Apple has unveiled the iPhone X, its new radically redesigned smartphone that drops the traditional home button for an all-screen design, as well as new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models.
Apples senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, took to the stage of the companys new Steve Jobs Theater situated within the brand new Apple Park spaceship headquarters to unveil the new iPhones.
The new $999 (999 there is dollar-to-pound parity on the new range of Apple products) iPhone X will come with the companys new iOS 11 software featuring new on-screen buttons and gestures to replace the standard physical home button, which has been a mainstay of iPhones since the lines launch in 2007, plus new animated emoji called Animoji.
The iPhone X, pronounced 10, will come in two colours, space grey and silver, and is available for pre-order on 27 October, and shipping by 3 November. A 256GB storage option will also be available for 1,149.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook said: This is the iPhone X. Its the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.
Instead of pressing a button, users swipe up from the bottom to get to the home screen and swipe and hold to go into multitasking. To wake the device users just tap the screen or lift the iPhone, while the control centre is now accessed by swiping down from top right corner of the phone.