California, Sept 12: Apple is expected to launch its next flagship device iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X today at a mega event here. Apple sent out invites to a launch event in its newly-built Steve Jobs Theatre on its new campus, where it’s also expected to unveil the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. However, according to some tech websites, iPhone 8 will be launched as iPhone X to mark the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphones. The official website of Apple will host the live streaming of iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus launch event. Since Apple does not allow its events to be streamed using the Chrome or Firefox web browsers, you can only watch the live telecast on Apple devices – Mac, iPhone, or iPad. PC users can use Microsoft Edge browser to watch the Apple mega launch event. Catch live updates on Apple event here
The Apple event kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific time (10:30 p.m. IST). Along with smartphones, Apple is also expected to announce release dates for its HomePod smart speaker, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV upgrade and iOS 11 operating system, which will bring a host of new apps and features to iPhones and iPads. Apple iPhone X is expected to be the most expensive iPhone in the history of the brand. You may not get the latest iPhone soon after the launch. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s iPhone X production totals less than just 10,000 units per day, which means, the wait for getting your hands on the uber expensive phone will get longer than usual, reported BGR.com.
According to a Forbes report, Apple iPhone 8 would have an elongated 18.5:9 aspect ratio like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. A developer named Steve Troughton Smith claimed that the iPhone 8 will feature 2GB, while the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will both feature 3GB. “In terms of camera technology, Smith says the iPhone X will feature a 12MP rear-facing camera with support for 4K video at 60 FPS and 1080p video at 240 FPS,” 9to5Mac reported. If media reports are to believed there will be no Home button and the Touch ID will be replaced with Face ID. The new smartphone will have a feature called Portrait Lighting, which is an enhancement to the depth-of-focus feature.