Apple’s iPhone 8 launch: Start time and other updates

The company’s newest range of devices will be launched by Apple today at one of its largest launch events in years. Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, is expected to take the stage in California to introduce three new iPhones. He is also assumed to unveil upgrades to their other devices including the Apple TV Apple Watch, and the Airpod wireless headphones.

The iPhone X is set to be the star of the show. The iPhone X is said to be a premium version of Apple’s flagship device. The device is said to feature facial recognition software, an all-screen display, and wireless charging. Apple is rumoured to have priced the new iPhone at a record £1,000.

The Apple event will start at 10 am Pacific time (6 pm UK time).

Before the launch, here is everything that you need to know:

The annual launch event of Apple will begin at 6 pm UK time in the Steve Jobs Theater at Cupertino, California (its new campus).

Users can watch the launch event via live stream on the Apple website. However, viewers need to be running the correct software on their Windows or Apple devices, which are enumerated on the Apple page.

What features will the iPhone X have?

Over the weekend, a major leak from Apple revealed the iPhone X’s key features, including a 5.8-inch screen that almost occupies the whole front of the device. Apple is rumoured to have removed the Touch ID and the home button. These features will be substituted with face-scanning technology that can identify the owners of the device and unlock when looking at it.

Also, the 3D scanning camera will be able to create animoji. Animoji is a new form of moving emoji that reflect the facial expressions of the users. Rumours say that it could also recognise when users are looking at it and silence notifications.