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Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box
Apple said the new Apple TV 4K is also two times faster than the last one and includes support for a new color technology called H.
The technology, called Face ID, uses an infrared camera system on the front of the phone to scan the contours
and shape of a person’s head to unlock the phone and authorize mobile payments.
The new iPhone 8 line includes the iPhone 8 and its bigger sibling, the 8 Plus.
The iPhone X is the first redesigned iPhone in three years, and Apple says it is the blueprint for “the future of the smartphone.” Many of the design details had leaked to the press before today’s unveiling — we’d heard
that it would have a new display that stretched across much more of the phone’s front, and that it would do away with the trademark home button.
What we didn’t quite know was how Apple would integrate the new button-free design with
the operating system — how would you navigate the phone without a physical button?
Apple improved the phones’ cameras with new sensors
and added new motion sensors to better support applications made for augmented reality, which use data to digitally manipulate the physical world when people look through a smartphone lens.
The new box will now be able to stream so-called 4K resolution, which refers to screens with two times the vertical resolution
and twice the horizontal resolution of older high-definition TVs.
It looks identical to the old version, but the new one carries a much-requested feature for the first time: It
will come with a cellular chip, meaning it can access the internet even if it isn’t connected to your phone.