Apple’s New iPhone Release: What to Expect


Things the iPhone Helped Destroy

Since it was introduced 10 years ago, the iPhone has been a great disrupter, heralding an end to everything from paper maps to small talk. Here’s a (slightly) tongue-in-cheek look at all the things this ubiquitous gadget has laid to waste.

By DREW JORDAN and A.J. CHAVAR on Publish Date September 11, 2017.


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Apple is holding an event on Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time, at the new Steve Jobs Theater at its new campus in Cupertino, Calif., to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Here’s what you can expect to see, from products to pricing.

Anticipating iPhone X

A series of new iPhones that will include, for the first time, a premium model with a $999 starting price, which some are calling the iPhone X. With the higher starting price, the new iPhone will join Samsung’s $950 Galaxy Note 8 to establish a luxury tier of smartphones that caters to tech enthusiasts with high disposable income. There will be cheaper models as well.

Ask Us Your Questions About Apple’s New iPhones

Curious about Apple’s announcements? Submit your questions here, and Brian X. Chen, our lead consumer technology writer, will respond to some of the most notable ones.

A New Unlocking Method

The high-end iPhone is set to introduce a new method for unlocking the device known as infrared face recognition. It will also include the ability to charge with magnetic induction, similar to the Apple Watch. In addition, Apple made room for a large OLED display by reducing the size of the bezel — the forehead and the chin on the face of the device.

Apple Watch Upgrades

There is also likely to be hardware upgrades for the Apple Watch, including a model that has cellular connectivity, which could help the smart watch work more independently. (Current versions of the Apple Watch lack a cellular connection and rely on the iPhone to fully function.) Apple will also add more fitness capabilities for the device.

Stay Tuned

Brian X. Chen, Farhad Manjoo and Vindu Goel, technology reporters and columnists for The New York Times, will be at the event to tell you about it.

It Distracted Us. It Gave Us Uber. It Made Selfies a Thing.

The first iPhone was released 10 years ago and swiftly turned the smartphone from a curiosity into our constant companion.

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