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Archive of Live Updates from the Apple iPhone X Keynote Sept 12th

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The first ever Apple keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater is set for 10am PDT, and you can get all the live updates here.

This article was updated constantly throughout the Apple keynote on September 12th. Most expected it to be focused on the unveiling of the newest Apple smartphone generation, headlined by the iPhone X, and it was.

To watch the event, watch a recording here from Apple’s website (only from Safari or Microsoft Edge browsers).

Archive of Live Updates

9/12/2017 12:55 PM PDT:

Tim thanks everbody at Apple for the work they’ve done and begins rolling down the show.

9/12/2017 12:52 PM PDT:

Tim shows us a new ad for iPhone X. One question: why even have the iPhone 8?

“We hope you love what we’ve introduced today. I think Steve would be really proud of them.” – Tim Cook

9/12/2017 12:50 PM PDT:

iPhone X will be available 64 GB and 256 GB for $999.00. Order October 27th and ships November 3rd. Arsenic free and low carbon production.

9/12/2017 12:48 PM PDT:

No doubt these biometrics are impressive. But is anyone else a little worried about Apple having a highly-accurate record of your face forever?

9/12/2017 12:47 PM PDT:

Apple’s goal was to create a physical object that disappears in the experience it creates–and they’ve gotten pretty close with the iPhone X.


9/12/2017 12:45 PM PDT:

iPhone X will come with the A11 Bionic just like the 8 and 8 Plus. X does have increased battery life. And, Apple will release a charging mat (called AirPower) that can charge the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, Apple Watch, and many other Apple devices.


9/12/2017 12:40 PM PDT:

iPhone X has dual 12mb sensor cameras. f1.8 and 2.4 e telephoto and dual OIS.

9/12/2017 12:38 PM PDT:

iPhone X can also track your face on to a poop animoji.

9/12/2017 12:36 PM PDT:

New face tracking technologies make the iPhone X Snapchat AR filters absolutely scary.

9/12/2017 12:35 PM PDT:

Face ID won’t let you authorize or unlock if you’re not paying attention to the phone.

9/12/2017 12:34 PM PDT:

Apple really likes their display and new home swipe feature on the iPhone X.

9/12/2017 12:32 PM PDT:

iPhone X will come with Animojis which you control with your face.


9/12/2017 12:30 PM PDT:

iPhone X also uses Face ID to deliver payments through Apple Pay, and works with many third-party apps like Mint to validate identity.

9/12/2017 12:28 PM PDT:

Face ID can’t be fooled by a haircut, a photo, or a mask. It learns your face and adapts to its changes. Chance of fooling Face ID is 1 in 1,000,000.


9/12/2017 12:26 PM PDT:

Face ID learns your face with TrueDepth camera system at the top of the display with IR camera, floor illuminator, dot projector all in the front camera. Takes advantage of a proprietary neural engine to use AI to learn your Face ID.

9/12/2017 12:24 PM PDT:

Multitasking with eas on this iPhone–Phil shows off that just saying “Hey, Siri,” doesn’t set off other people’s phones.

9/12/2017 12:22 PM PDT:

No more home button on the iPhone X–just swipe up to get to the home page.

9/12/2017 12:20 PM PDT:

iPhone X has Super Retina 2436×1125 resolution, 5.8-inch diagonal, 458ppi. OLED display HDR for both Dolby Vision and HDR, and a million-to-one contrast ratio..

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9/12/2017 12:18 PM PDT:

iPhone X announcement here.

9/12/2017 12:177PM PDT:


iPhone 8 and 8 Plus available for order September 15th and available in store September 22nd.

9/12/2017 12:15 PM PDT:

Apple hopes to increase adoption of Qi wireless charging to support their use of it with their devices. A number of different companies will be able to produce chargers for the iPhone–pretty revolutionary for Apple.

9/12/2017 12:14 PM PDT:

New iPhone will take advantage of wireless charging and wireless audio.

9/12/2017 12:13 PM PDT:

Game world cut off a bit there and ship crash looked pretty crappy, but still a cool demo for The Machines.

9/12/2017 12:12 PM PDT:

Spatial audio means getting closer in the game to certain actions makes the noise associated much louder. You are also able to take advantage of your perspective in reality in the game itself.

9/12/2017 12:10 PM PDT:

At 1.2 million polygons, the entire game world is rendered on the iPhone screen.

9/12/2017 12:10 PM PDT:

Atli Mar of Directive Games comes to the stage to talk about The Machines, the first fully AR multiplayer game.

9/12/2017 12:09 PM PDT:

MLB will work with ARkit for the AtBat app, and infometrics will be inlayed over the game itself.

9/12/2017 12:07 PM PDT:

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus designed for AR, and each phone is calibrated individually in the factory. A11 bionic boosts world tracking.

9/12/2017 12:07 PM PDT:

iPhone 8 has highest quality video capture ever in a phone. Proprietary Apple video encoder, can shoot 1080p at 240fps.

9/12/2017 12:05 PM PDT:

Real time lighting effects available in camera app-Phil stresses they aren’t just “filters.”

9/12/2017 12:05 PM PDT:

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras are optimized for nearly everything, including portrait mode. Dual cameras in the 8 Plus create portrait lighting, which essentially takes advantage of professional lighting techniques.

9/12/2017 12:03 PM PDT:


9/12/2017 12:01 PM PDT:

iPhone 8 has 12mp sensor that provides 83% percent more light, and is more power efficient.

9/12/2017 12:00 PM PDT:

6-core CPU 70% faster than previous chips. 30% faster graphics than the A10. Optimized for machine learning tasks.

9/12/2017 10:58 AM PDT:

Glass on front and back, aluminum band. Space gray, silver, and gold options. Aerospace grade aluminum, 7-layer color glass process, 50% stronger inlay. “Strongest phone ever” microscopic water seal, 4.7″ and 5.5″ display. 3D touch, true tone technology that balanced color tones to the ambient lighting of the user.

Brand new A11 Bionic chip inlcuded in the phone.

9/12/2017 10:58 AM PDT:

Phil Schiller on stage to introduce iPhone 8.

9/12/2017 10:56 AM PDT:

“We have huge iPhone news for you guys.”

9/12/2017 10:56 AM PDT:

Cook running over how Apple has revolutionized the market over and over: Retina display, advanced cameras, Siri, FaceTime, etc.

9/12/2017 10:56 AM PDT:

“No other device has had the impact that iPhone has,” says Tim Cook. “Over the last 10 years we have reimagined or developed new technologies to create that [iPhone] experience.”

9/12/2017 10:55 AM PDT:

Apple TV 4K is done. Next thingl  IPHONE!

9/12/2017 10:54 AM PDT:

Apple exclusive game, Sky, seems to be a dreamy single to limited multiplayer RPG.

9/12/2017 10:51 AM PDT:

Jenova Chen of thatgamecompany talks about Sky, a “romantic social adventure game” that should exemplify what they want their Apple TV gaming to be all about.

9/12/2017 10:49 AM PDT:

Apple TV gaming about to be talked about.

9/12/2017 10:48 AM PDT:

Apple TV will include more sports and have more detailed ticker including highlights, updates, current score, etc.

9/12/2017 10:46 AM PDT:

All previous Apple TV purchases automatically upgraded to 4K HDR, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

9/12/2017 10:44 AM PDT:

I guess new screensavers has been a focus of the Apple TV team?

9/12/2017 10:43 AM PDT:

4K and 4K HDR comparisons seem to be a little like old news.

9/12/2017 10:42 AM PDT:

No surprise, new Apple TV will have 4K HDR.

9/12/2017 10:41 AM PDT:

Cook uses Stranger Things teaser leading up to Apple TV specs.

9/12/2017 10:40 AM PDT:

Apple TV up next.

9/12/2017 10:38 AM PDT:

What will data plans for the watch be like? Watch will cost $399 with LTE.

9/12/2017 10:38 AM PDT:

Watch orders can be made Sept 15th. Available the 22nd.

9/12/2017 10:37 AM PDT:

The Apple Watch call went to someone paddling on a surfboard–quality was quite clear.

9/12/2017 10:36 AM PDT:

To clarify, the watch display IS the cellular antenna!

9/12/2017 10:33 AM PDT:

3rd party apps like We Chat will work on the watch series 3 as well… why not WhatsApp? We Chat shows that they are catering to Asian market. Barometrics included as well. Also, Watch will have music streaming.

9/12/2017 10:33 AM PDT:

Apple Watch Series 3 will have antenna for LTE and UMTS and a tiny integrated electronic SIM card. Williams now demoing the watch with a cellular call.

9/12/2017 10:31 AM PDT:

Apple Watch will also have an altimeter!

9/12/2017 10:30 AM PDT:

Apple Watch will be waterproof as well.

9/12/2017 10:29 AM PDT:

New Apple Watch will come with LTE connectivity but the hardware looks the same.

9/12/2017 10:28 AM PDT:

Apple Watch 3 Series will be basically a medical device:

  • records all metrics when working out
  • resting heartrate, recovery heartrate to help track improvements in fitness
  • watch will notify wearer when detects an elevated heartrate when wearer doesn’t appear to be active
  • arrhythmia monitor

9/12/2017 10:27 AM PDT:

WatchOS 4 available September 19th.

9/12/2017 10:26 AM PDT:

WatchOS 4 aims to be more useful than ever.

9/12/2017 10:24 AM PDT:

Apple Watch is the most used heartrate monitor in the world.

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9/12/2017 10:23 AM PDT:

Apple Watch video is going over pretty well.

9/12/2017 10:22 AM PDT:

With the “Apple Town Square”, essentially an open air theater, Apple’s looking to create an all-encompassing user experience. In all facets of life, for example, the Apple Watch “the number 1 watch in the world” is helping people live healthier lives.

9/12/2017 10:20 AM PDT:

Apparently apple has a 97% customer satisfaction.

9/12/2017 10:19 AM PDT:

Apple stores will be the new coffee shops for techies.

9/12/2017 10:19 AM PDT:

“Bringing the outside in” seems to be a big focus here. Apple wants to redefine work and retail spaces.

9/12/2017 10:17 AM PDT:

Apple announces launching “Today at Apple”, an attempt to redefine the retail stores and turn them into a true resource where people can come to meet, take classes, and learn how to code.

9/12/2017 10:13 AM PDT:

Cook goes on to say that the Apple park is powered by 100% renewable energies, has an “oustide in” focus and thus exemplifies Industry 4.0 standards.

9/12/2017 10:11 AM PDT:

Cook mentions you can use ARkit to navigate the Apple campus visitor center.

9/12/2017 10:09 AM PDT:

Cook mentions that the park where the Theater is located was converted from a concrete jungle to a 175-acre green space.

9/12/2017 10:05 AM PDT:

Stream isn’t running on the web yet, but a Steve Jobs-related intro played while CEO Tim Cook gives some tender words about his former colleague.

“There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think about him. Memories have come rushing back as we prepare for today and this event. It’s taken some time, but we can now reflect on him with joy instead of sadness.”

9/12/2017 10:01 AM PDT:

Officially one minute late from where I’m sitting.

9/12/2017 9:59 AM PDT:

Nilay Patel of The Verge is doing a great job attributing the song choices in the theater to Apple eras, including “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles as a “second Jobs era at Apple.”

9/12/2017 9:58 AM PDT:

9/12/2017 9:57 AM PDT:

JJ Abrams spotted at #appleevent

9/12/2017 9:55 AM PDT:

5 minutes until event kickoff!

9/12/2017 9:50 AM PDT:

Event begins in 10 minutes! Get ready!

9/12/2017 9:50 AM PDT:

9/12/2017 9:47 AM PDT:

9/12/2017 9:44 AM PDT:

What’s your watch room look like?

9/12/2017 9:41 AM PDT:

9/12/2017 9:40 AM PDT:

9/12/2017 9:39 AM PDT:

9/12/2017 9:34 AM PDT: So far, censored Eminem, Cream, and Randy Newman have come on the speakers in the theater and a big-screen rendering of the Apple logo is doing a psychedelic color-change dance for everyone waiting for the event to begin.

9/12/2017 9:27 AM PDT: The Verge’s live updates are letting us know that Apple employees are among the press in the crowd and the excitement is palpable.

9/12/2017 9:25 AM PDT: 35 minutes until the event starts! Updates coming soon.

It will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA, and will be the first gathering approved at the new venue. In fact, Apple just applied for temporary approval of the event on August 8th, 2017.

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iPhone X: What to Expect From Apple’s New Smartphone

For the past months, several iPhone leaks made headlines online. While many people were skeptical, others were convinced about the future specifications of the oncoming iPhones. Fanatics of the smartphone brand were also confident that the new iPhone(s) would keep Apple on top of the competition.

Let us take a recap of the leaks that helped set the hype for the much-awaited gadget.

On July, Bloomberg’s Apple insider, Mark Gurman, and KGI Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo exposed the new features for the then iPhone 7S, 7S Plus, and the iPhone 8. Here are some of the features on their list:

  • Apple will launch three iPhones this year. The 4.7″ iPhone 7S and 5.5″ iPhone 7S Plus with LCD display and the 5.8″ iPhone 8 with an OLED display.
  • The 8 will not support the Touch ID due to its full-screen design not supporting the capacitive fingerprint recognition.
  • iPhone 7S and 7S Plus will retain Touch ID but is expected not to have facial recognition.
  • iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus, and the 8 will only be available in 64GB and 256GB storage options.
  • The 8 will allow login, payment authentications, and secure apps launching through advanced facial recognition technology.
  • The 8 has an ‘Apple Neural Engine’ which handles both ProMotion and various “artificial intelligence tasks.”
  • iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus will move to glass chassis with metal frames to accommodate WPC-standard Qi wireless charging.

Two weeks after releasing the said leak, another one was again released, to the dismay of Apple CEO Tim Cook and the delight of Apple fans who were hungry for information. The second one, however, gave people a glimpse of what the Apple iPhone 8, or Apple iPhone X, would look like.

The leaked design was reportedly taken from a supply chain CAD files obtained by George Kelly, a freelance technology journalist, and case designer Nodus. The renders from the design included the following:

  • The iPhone 8 will have a 5.8-inch display screen and a ‘visible cut out’ at the top where the front facing camera and ‘sensor’ are supposed to be located.
  • A Function Area for iOS 11.
  • Dual, vertically aligned rear camera for better Augmented Reality experiences.
  • All three phones will not have the 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Apple 8’s (Apple X’s) have a huge Home button.
  • It will be bezel-less.
iPhone 8 or iPhone X Concept Design
iPhone 8 or iPhone X Concept Design | Nodus

Currently, reports also claim that the premium smartphone iPhone X will be priced as high as $1,400 USD. Rob Enderle, an analyst at Enderle Group, was quoted as saying:

“It will have to be magical. Even if you can’t afford it, this has to be the one you lust after.”

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