As the Mercury News reports, more than 1,000 journalists and other invited guests - including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, widow Laurene Powell Jobs, and Pixar CEO John Lasseter - packed into the new Steve Jobs Theater Tuesday morning in preparation for the product launch. This morning they would have received by courier a package from Apple with some units of these new devices. And of course it is a tear-jerker. The new smartphone will have a feature called Portrait Lighting, which is an enhancement to the depth-of-focus feature.
Other expected highlights; Apple is also set to release a new version of Apple TV - one which will have the ability to play 4K video. Apple also unveiled an updated smartwatch and an upgraded streaming video system for 4K high-definition television. They also still have a little used "voice call " function.
The easiest way to watch the keynote is to navigate to www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2017.
Apple also announced that iTunes users will get automatic upgrades of HD titles in their existing iTunes library to 4K HDR versions when they become available.
The iPhone X is going to come with AMOLED display measuring 5.8 inches, reveal the leaks that have surfaced on the web so far.
And he says the camera is now calibrated specially for augmented reality.
Pre-orders of the iPhone X will begin at the end of October, with the first handsets shipping out to customers on November 3rd. You'll need to be using Safari on a Mac updated to v10.11 or later; an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iOS 9.0 or later; or an Apple TV with v6.2 or later.
What's new with iPhone X? Expected to be launched in a new iPhone as well as other gadgets and updates. It is paired with a new graphics processing chip that is 30 per cent faster than what's in the A10.
No one will sleep with you because you have one of these phones, but some might not sleep with you because you don't. 3D facial recognition with an A11 Bionic "neural engine" - specialized hardware built for machine learning algorithms. It adapts if your face changes over time, like if you grow a beard. You have to be actively paying attention to the phone to unlock it.
Apple said the expensive iPhone X will be available in silver and space gray in 64GB and 256GB models starting at $999. It also comes with a futuristic price and a later launch date than it's less-powerful counterpart, iPhone 8.
The most notable ARKit announcement was that Apple will be bringing face-tracking support to the AR platform on iPhone X, allowing dev to gain access to front color and depth images from the cameras while tracking face position and a number of expressions in real-time.