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Everything Apple Announced Today in Five Minutes

Apple today held its annual September iPhone-centric event, and this year's keynote saw the debut of some of the most impressive devices we've seen from the company in years. It took Apple two hours to introduce the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and 4K Apple TV, but we've recapped the entire event in just over five minutes for those of you who would like to get a quick overview of all the announcements. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The $999 iPhone X was the main event at today's keynote, with the device featuring the most advanced technology ever available in an iPhone. It has an entirely revamped design with an edge-to-edge display and a glass body, plus it features new facial recognition capabilities that replace Touch ID, an A11 Bionic chip, inductive wireless charging, and dozens of other improvements. Its companion devices, the iPhone 8 ($699) and the iPhone 8 Plus ($799) are also impressive. Though these two iPhones are similar in design to the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus and lack facial recognition, they too feature glass bodies that enable wireless charging and an A11 Bionic chip, among other improvements. The Apple Watch Series 3 looks like the Apple Watch Series 2, but it features a faster processor and new LTE functionality, allowing it to operate independently of the iPhone for the first time. Pricing on the LTE Apple Watch Series 3 starts at $399, while a non-LTE version is available at prices that start at $329. A selection of new bands have also been introduced alongside the new Apple

Apple Watch Series 3: Skepticism Surrounds Usefulness of LTE, but Performance Improvements Welcome

While the focus and discussion following today's Apple event remains largely on the iPhone X, the company also announced the Apple Watch Series 3, which packs cellular connectivity into the same form factor of Apple's wearable device that we've seen since the first generation. First impressions for the device have now been released, and The Verge pointed out that the Apple Watch Series 3 will be very familiar to any previous Apple Watch wearers, explaining that you can only really notice its slightly thicker case when comparing the Series 3 to the Series 2 from each side. The only other differentiating factor is the red dot on the Digital Crown of the LTE models. Image via The Verge Apple claimed that the LTE Apple Watch Series 3 will last as long as previous versions of the smartwatch (about 18 hours, though most users get more out of it), but The Verge remained skeptical about that statistic ahead of an official test and review. For now, the site said the updated Apple Watch still doesn't feel like a game-changer, but those on older generations will likely find a lot of reasons to upgrade. And the even bigger question: will having a smartwatch with LTE really change things? Apple is not the first to make an LTE-equipped smartwatch; Samsung and LG have done it before. It will certainly be useful for very specific things — not having to carry a phone on a long hike and still having LTE for emergency situations, or streaming new music from the watch when you’re out and about and are tired of your locally stored stuff. And hey: Apple even showed a woman surfing

iPhone X Comes Only in Space Gray and Silver With No Sign of Gold

Apple today at the Steve Jobs Theater introduced the iPhone X, and said the high-end smartphone will be available in Space Gray and Silver, despite multiple rumors recently about a so-called "Blush Gold" colorway. For perspective, the less expensive iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in an all-new gold finish, and beyond the plastic iPhone 5c, every model since the iPhone 5s has been available in at least one shade of gold. Yesterday, well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple may be encountering some production issues with the gold iPhone X, which could explain why Space Gray and Silver will be the only colors at launch.Due to component supply constraints, we estimate current production of the OLED iPhone at less than 10k units per day, which means the model will remain in severe short supply for a while. Furthermore, we estimate that the gold version of the OLED iPhone will encounter some production problems and will initially be available only in extremely low volume. There is even a chance that the gold version will go on sale at a later date than the other versions. However, we believe these shipment delays will have a limited impact on the shares of Apple and its supply chain members.Kuo predicted that the gold iPhone X would either be available in "extremely low volume" or go on sale at a later date, but it's unclear at this point if Apple will introduce a gold model to the iPhone X lineup in the future. Apple has introduced new colors for already-released iPhone models in the past, like the (PRODUCT)RED special edition iPhone 7, so

Apple Shares Full Video of Today's iPhone X Event Keynote on its Website

Apple's iPhone X event has officially wrapped up, so as it does for every keynote the company has now posted the full video of the event on its website. For anyone who avoided news of the event, couldn't watch due to work or school, or followed our spoiler-free post, you now have the chance to catch up with all of the reveals on your own time. Apple will also publish the keynote to iTunes and its YouTube channel, but it usually takes a bit longer for the videos to show up there. For Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this year, on June 5, it took four days for the WWDC keynote to appear on YouTube. We'll update this article each time the iPhone X event keynote is added to a new site to stream online. The company has been quicker in adding the short videos that debuted during the keynote to its YouTube channel, giving viewers who missed them the first time around -- or those who want to watch them again -- the chance to check out each ad. We've rounded up the new videos and listed them below: - Apple Watch — Dear Apple - Apple Watch Series 3 — Surf - iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in 8 seconds - iPhone X - iPhone X — Introducing iPhone X - Meet iPhone X - iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — Unveiled In addition to the videos posted online, you can catch up with all of the iPhone X event coverage by checking out our list of keynote and news highlights below, encompassing all of MacRumors' September 12 event coverage that has been posted today. This includes articles about the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple TV 4K, Apple Watch Series 3, iOS 11,

iPhone X Impressions: 'Striking' Display and 'Sensational-Looking' Design Make High Price Worth It

Apple just officially announced the iPhone X, its all-new, drastically redesigned, tenth anniversary iPhone. Right after the keynote where it debuted, reporters were treated to the hands-on demo room within the Steve Jobs Theater where they got to be among the first people in the world to hold an iPhone X. Below we'll round up some of the first impressions on the device, which many publications are describing as "beautiful," "striking," and a "sensational-looking" iPhone. SlashGear called the iPhone X "familiar, and yet so very different," alluding to the aluminum casing of the new iPhone that matches the original iPhone's design, while also commenting on the "striking" OLED display. While other smartphones have had OLED screens, SlashGear said the iPhone X "takes it to another level," with text and graphics that look "embedded into the toughened glass" of the display. Images via SlashGear Although the top "notch" of the screen looked intrusive in viewing some photos and videos, the site largely said that it shouldn't get in the way much elsewhere. Most striking, of course, is the display. Apple has not only pushed the 5.8-inch OLED panel to the very edges of the bezel, it has hugged the corners too. The much-discussed “notch” in the top – housing not only the new TrueDepth Camera, but various other sensors used for the new Face ID system – looks intrusive in photos but, in my brief use of the iPhone X, didn’t feel like it would get in the way. You’re too busy marveling at Apple’s OLED screen, really. We’re used to bright, color-rich panels from

Apple Confirms iPhone Wireless Charging Accessories Coming from Mophie, Belkin, and More

Apple today revealed the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, all of which will support Qi wireless charging. Although Apple's own wireless charging accessory won't be coming out for a while, customers will be able to purchase charging pads from other accessory makers: Mophie, Belkin, Incipio, and more. The iPhone's charging is based on the Qi standard, so users will be able to charge their iPhones anywhere they can find a Qi charging

Apple Reveals 'iPhone 8' and 'iPhone 8 Plus' With Glass Bodies and A11 Bionic Chip

Apple today officially announced the all-new "iPhone 8" and 'iPhone 8 Plus." The iPhones are made from glass, combined with an aluminum frame design, and both come in three colors: Silver, Space Gray, and a new Gold finish The backs of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are made from "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone," according to Apple, and each one is color-matched to an aerospace-grade aluminum bezel. Both devices are splash, water, and dust resistant to IP67 standards. The iPhone 8 measures in at 4.7 inches and the iPhone 8 Plus is 5.5 inches, like the past few models of iPhone, and they come with a new Retina HD display with True Tone technology. True Tone adjusts the white balance of the display to match the surrounding light so looking at the iPhone 8 provides a "more natural, paper-like" experience. “iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a new generation of iPhone that improve on everything we love about iPhone,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have new glass and aluminum designs, new Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic — the smartest chip ever in a smartphone. Packed with more advanced cameras with Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting, and the highest quality video capture in a smartphone, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus enable the freedom of wireless charging, all with AR optimization like no phone ever before.” Apple said that the speakers have been redesigned and are as much as 25 percent louder and deliver deeper bass than the iPhone 7. All of the iPhone 8's new technology is powered by

Apple Reveals New 'Apple Watch Series 3' Models With LTE and Faster Dual-Core Processor

Apple today at the Steve Jobs Theater announced a new generation of Apple Watch called Apple Watch Series 3. Apple Watch Series 3 is available with cellular capabilities built right into the device, so you can leave your iPhone behind and still send or receive calls and messages, listen to Apple Music, and more over LTE or 3G. Apple Watch shares the same phone number as your iPhone, but it requires an add-on plan. Apple Watch Series 3 is also available in a Wi-Fi + GPS version without cellular. All models feature a 70 percent faster dual-core processor, a new Apple W2 chip, and a barometric altimeter. Series 3 models look the same as Series 2 models, with 38mm and 42mm sizes in gold, silver or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel. Apple Watch Series 3 pre-orders start on Friday, September 15, with in-store availability beginning September 22, in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Wi-Fi + GPS models start at $329, while Wi-Fi + GPS + Cellular models start at $399. In addition, watchOS 4 includes a Heart Rate complication, and the smart watch can measure new heart rate data like resting heart rate. The Apple Watch will also notify you when it detects an elevated heart rate, and can even detect irregular heart beat rhythm thanks to the new "Apple Heart Study." watchOS 4 debuts September

Apple Announces 'Apple TV 4K' With 4K and HDR Video Powered by Faster A10X Chip

Apple today at Steve Jobs Theater announced a fifth-generation Apple TV with support for both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. The new Apple TV 4K supports HDR in both the HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards. Apple TV 4K is powered by an Apple A10X chip, which delivers up to two times the CPU performance and up to four times the GPU performance compared to the previous-generation Apple TV. Apple services chief Eddy Cue said the price of 4K HDR movies on iTunes will be the same price as HD movies, and users will get automatic upgrades of HD titles in their existing iTunes library to 4K HDR versions when they become available for no additional charge. 4K content will also be available from popular services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on the new Apple TV coming soon. Apple TV 4K is available with 32GB or 64GB of storage for $179 and $199 respectively. It can be ordered starting September 15, with in-store availability starting September 22. With support for AirPlay 2, coming later this year, Apple TV can control multiple AirPlay 2-compatible speakers as well as your home theater speakers to create the ultimate home music experience. The fourth-generation Apple TV did not receive a price cut and remains available for

Live Coverage of Apple's iPhone X Event at Steve Jobs Theater

Apple's first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, where it is widely expected to unveil the iPhone X, a new Apple TV with 4K video, and Apple Watch Series 3 models with LTE connectivity. Steve Jobs Theater via Apple CEO Tim Cook We should also be hearing final details and the official release date for iOS 11, and likely macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 as well. And, of course, there may be plenty of other announcements and surprises in the cards. Apple is providing a live video stream on its website and via the Apple Events app on Apple TV. We've shared instructions on how to watch along with a list of when the keynote starts in time zones around the world. In addition to Apple's video stream, we will be updating this article with live blog coverage—no need to refresh—and issuing Twitter updates through our @MacRumorsLive account as the keynote unfolds. Highlights from the event and separate news stories regarding today's announcements will go out through our @MacRumors account. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with Apple news and rumors. Apple's online store is currently down in advance of the event. It should be accessible again shortly after the keynote. Apple's event has concluded. Liveblog updates are available after the break...

Apple's Online Store Goes Down Ahead of iPhone X Event Later Today

Apple's online store has gone down ahead of its first-ever event at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California later today. Apple will provide a live stream of the event on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Related: Here's When You Can Watch Apple's First Event at Steve Jobs Theater in Time Zones Around the WorldAt the event, Apple is widely expected to announce the "iPhone X" with an OLED display, wireless charging, and facial recognition. It is rumored the company will also unveil a new Apple TV with support for 4K video playback, and new Apple Watch Series 3 models, including some with LTE connectivity. Related: What to Expect at Apple's September 2017 EventMacRumors will provide full coverage of the event throughout the day, with a live blog, news stories, video recap, and more. Mac users can get headlines right on their desktops by enabling Safari push notifications. We'll also be live-tweeting the event through @MacRumorsLive on Twitter. MacRumors readers can follow along in our forums, which are a great place to discuss the announcements before, during, and after the event. Be sure to keep tabs on the iPhone, Apple TV, and Apple Watch sections in particular. If you will be unable to watch Apple's event today, consider bookmarking our spoiler-free article, which will be updated with nothing other than a direct link to the presentation once it becomes available from

Here's When You Can Watch Apple's First Event at Steve Jobs Theater in Time Zones Around the World

Apple's first-ever event at Steve Jobs Theater will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. As usual, Apple will be providing a live stream of the event on its website. Here's when the event will begin based on other time zones in the United States and around the world: Honolulu, Hawaii — 7:00 a.m. HAST Anchorage, Alaska — 9:00 a.m. AKDT Cupertino, California — 10:00 a.m. PDT Phoenix, Arizona — 10:00 a.m. MST Vancouver, Canada — 10:00 a.m. PDT Denver, Colorado — 11:00 a.m. MDT Dallas, Texas — 12:00 noon CDT New York, New York — 1:00 p.m. EDT Raleigh, North Carolina — 1:00 p.m. EDT Toronto, Canada — 1:00 p.m. EDT Halifax, Canada — 2:00 p.m. ADT Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 2:00 p.m. BRT London, United Kingdom — 6:00 p.m. BST Berlin, Germany — 7:00 p.m. CEST Paris, France — 7:00 p.m. CEST Cape Town, South Africa — 7:00 p.m. SAST Moscow, Russia — 8:00 p.m. MSK Helsinki, Finland — 8:00 p.m. EEST Istanbul, Turkey — 8:00 p.m. TRT Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 9:00 p.m. GST Delhi, India — 10:30 p.m. IST Jakarta, Indonesia — 12:00 a.m. WIB next day Shanghai, China — 1:00 a.m. CST next day Singapore — 1:00 a.m. SGT next day Perth, Australia — 1:00 a.m. AWST next day Hong Kong — 1:00 a.m. HKT next day Seoul, South Korea — 2:00 a.m. KST next day Tokyo, Japan — 2:00 a.m. JST next day Adelaide, Australia — 2:30 a.m. ACST next day Sydney, Australia — 3:00 a.m. AEST next day Auckland, New Zealand — 5:00 a.m. NZST next day Mac and PC users using Safari or Microsoft Edge respectively can simply visit Apple's event page to

Apple's September 2017 Media Event: Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Apple's "Let's meet at our place" media event will be kicking off at 10:00 AM Pacific tomorrow, and as is tradition some MacRumors readers who can't follow the event live are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until Apple posts the recorded video of the event so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome. For those individuals, we've posted this news story, which will be updated with a direct link to the presentation once it becomes available from Apple. No other news stories or announcements will be displayed alongside this story. Apple has become quicker about making event videos available for replay over the past several years, and videos are now frequently available within an hour of an event's conclusion. Users waiting for the video to be posted are welcome to gather in the thread associated with this news story, and we ask that those who follow the events refrain from making any posts in the thread about Apple's announcements. Video Posted: A direct link to the video file is now available, with no

What to Expect at Apple's September 2017 Event: Radically Redesigned iPhone, LTE Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV

We're just four days away from Apple's 2017 iPhone-centric event, and this year's keynote promises to be the most exciting we've seen since the larger-screened iPhones came out in 2014. For the first time in 10 years, the iPhone is getting a complete overhaul, both inside and out, with the most advanced technologies Apple has to offer. While the new iPhone will be the star of the event, we're also expecting to see new versions of the Apple Watch and the Apple TV, both coming with some highly anticipated features. For an idea of what to expect on September 12, watch the video below and read the post for even more detail, but be warned: there are some serious spoilers here based on all of the rumors we've heard about Apple's plans so far. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. 5.8-inch OLED iPhone It's been 10 years since the original iPhone was introduced, and to celebrate the anniversary of the device that changed the world, Apple has been working on a re-engineered iPhone that will dictate the next 10 years of smartphone development. We started hearing the first rumors of a radically redesigned iPhone in early 2016. Hints of an OLED display came in March of 2016, and in May, Daring Fireball's John Gruber said it would feature an all-new form factor with an edge-to-edge display. Apple tested more than 10 prototype devices while developing the new iPhone leading to considerable confusion over what we could expect, but over the last month or two, rumors have consolidated and given us a clear idea of what's coming. The upcoming redesigned

Apple Updates Apple TV Events App Ahead of Next Week's Keynote

Ahead of its iPhone-centric event set to take place on Tuesday, September 12, Apple has updated its Apple Events app designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, adding new artwork and details about the upcoming keynote. "Watch the first-ever special event held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California," reads the text of the updated app. The date and time for the event, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time are listed, and the app's icon and internal art has been updated with the multi-colored Apple logo featured on media invites. The Apple Events app will be used to live stream the iPhone event on the fourth-generation Apple TV, and it can be downloaded from the tvOS App Store for no cost. [Direct Link] Those who have already downloaded the app should see the update automatically, but it can be forced by finding the app in the tvOS App Store and selecting "Update." Apple's event is expected to include the revamped OLED iPhone 8, an iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, an LTE Apple Watch, and a 4K Apple TV. For those unable to watch Apple's live stream, which is also available on Apple's website, MacRumors will be providing live coverage here on MacRumors.com and on our MacRumorsLive Twitter account.

Apple Invites Media to September 12 Event at Apple Park: 'Let's Meet at Our Place'

Apple today sent out media invites for its annual iPhone-centric event that will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company's new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. The media invites offer a first look at the theme of the event and feature the tagline: "Let's meet at our place." (via The Loop) Apple's fall 2017 event will be its most significant in years thanks to the debut of a radically redesigned iPhone that features an edge-to-edge display, a vertical rear camera, facial recognition capabilities, a much improved processor, and wireless inductive charging functionality. The new iPhone features a display similar in size to the display of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, but with a body closer in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. Along with a nearly bezel-free display, the device includes a glass body and is promised to be the most advanced, most revamped iPhone we've seen since the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014. We expect the OLED iPhone, which is rumored to be more expensive than traditional iPhones, to be sold alongside two 4.7 and 5.5-inch LCD models that more closely resemble existing devices. A dummy model featuring the upcoming OLED iPhone The upcoming 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones have not been heavily featured in rumors, but they too are said to feature glass bodies, support for wireless charging functionality, and improvements to the processor, camera, and other components. The iPhones aren't the only upgrades Apple will unveil at the event. Rumors suggest Apple will introduce a third-generation

WSJ: Apple Aiming to Use Steve Jobs Theater to Unveil New Products at September 12 Event

Apple will hold a product event on Tuesday, September 12, according to Dow Jones sources cited by The Wall Street Journal. Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June Apple is aiming to use Steve Jobs Theater for the event, but its construction timetable could affect timing or location, the report said.In the past two years it has used San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, but people close to the company say it is aiming to use the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater on its new headquarters campus. That headquarters, however, isn’t yet finished, and its construction timetable could affect the timing or location of the event, those people said.At the event, Apple is widely expected to unveil the so-called iPhone 8 with an OLED display, wireless charging, and facial recognition, alongside updated versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple Watch Series 3 models and a new Apple TV with 4K video streaming capabilities and HDR support are also expected to be unveiled, along with release dates for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. Apple has held a product event in September for five consecutive years, dating back to the introduction of the iPhone 5 in 2012. September 12 was already rumored as a possible date for this year's event last week. There are typically 10 or 11 days between a new iPhone being announced and launching, so this year's iPhone lineup could be available on Friday, September 22 based on that trend. The lone exception in the past five years was 2015, when there was a 16-day gap between the announcement

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin on Friday to Share Announcement Ahead of September Event [Updated]

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on work-related travel this week, and his trip appears to include a stop in Austin, Texas on Friday, based on both flight information and comments shared by the city's mayor Steve Adler. Tim Cook at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June There are plenty of reasons why Cook could be in Austin, which has become a major tech hub in the United States. He could be planning to visit Apple's large seven-building campus there, or the Flextronics factory that assembles the Mac Pro, as he did in 2014. There is also Austin's annual Pride Parade on Saturday. Apple's campus in Austin, Texas via The Austin American-Statesman Meanwhile, MacRumors received an anonymous tip earlier this week from a reader who claims Cook plans to announce the date of Apple's rumored September event at an undisclosed location in downtown Austin on Friday. No sources have confirmed this information, however, so treat this rumor with a proverbial grain of salt for now. Apple typically announces its September events in late August by sending invites to members of the media via email, and Cook simultaneously announcing the event would certainly be out of the ordinary. The tipster informed us that Apple may have selected Austin due to its growing presence of AR/VR startups, so it's possible Cook's announcement could be related to ARKit. Cook has repeatedly expressed his profound interest in augmented reality. Or, it's quite possible he might not announce anything at all. Earlier today, Cook visited Cincinnati Test Systems in Harrison, Ohio, a small city in the