4 iOS 11 features that will be genuinely useful

In terms of features, FaceID, the new facial-recognition feature on the iPhone X, seems to be the only wild card. We'll wait till we get the devices in for testing but we're suspecting that the A11 will decimate all competition once again. These are central to the Face ID feature and allow for higher accuracy than fingerprints (Touch ID) and allow the system to work in challenging light or if the phone is placed to an angle.

The glass backs on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also enable support for wireless charging.

If you're old school (sort of), the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are set to fulfill your button-pushing desires as their home buttons are still featured on its glass and aluminium body. Until the weekend, most people had been referring to the new phones as the 7s and the 8 - but renaming them the 8 and the X, respectively, means that it's not immediately obvious which is the higher number and which is more futuristic.

So three things to take note of when you decide on what to do with the estimated $300 difference: the gold variation, the seamless screen but with no home button and the innovative TrueDepth camera.

The buy-one-get-one-free promotion starts Friday and applies to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, among other phones.

Another Finally moment came when Apple detailed the storage of the new iPhones. It also has a new A10X chip, which is more than twice as fast as the previous version.

Apple Inc's highly anticipated iPhone X features a slew of innovations but delayed availability could hurt holiday-quarter sales.

These under-the-face improvements aren't revolutionary in themselves. The passcode screen that appeared on Federighi's iPhone X said "Your passcode is required to enable Face ID".

Apple analysts touted the new iPhones' impressive photo cameras and leaps in adapting to the display of augmented reality - digital images imposed over visuals of the real world. This mode has improved tremendously and is one of the best at providing believable bokeh effects and background separation.

The iPhone X, which is being launched to mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone, includes features like face recognition and super retina display. The A11 Bionic on iPhone X has its own dedicated neural engine that is said to make Siri smarter.

Verizon Communications Inc.is offering a $300 credit on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with trade-in.

The iPhone X will be available to pre-order from October 27, with availability beginning on November 4 in the UAE. It's got about 7GB of data, which isn't quite sufficient if I have a spate of days where I need to tether from my phone. They will certainly give you better performance, but probably aren't worth the hundreds of dollars they'll cost you.

Reports indicate US carriers will charge $10 a month for users who want to bring their smartwatch onto their mobile plan. According to Counterpoint Research, Apple had a 2.3 per cent market share (in volume terms), ranking at the 11th spot in the hyper-competitive Indian smartphone market.

  • Leon Brazil