Apple Inc. showcased its latest iPhones -- the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X -- on Tuesday in a much-hyped product unveiling held for the first time at the Steve Jobs Theater at its Cupertino, Calif., campus.

An update of the company's signature gadget, now in its 10th year, was the most anticipated part of the keynote address, and it could have big ramifications for the smartphone industry as a whole.

There was news about the Apple Watch and the Apple TV too.

Meet the iPhone X, Apple's newest top-of-the-line gadget

 (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)
(Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

First off, it's pronounced "iPhone 10." Now that that's out of the way, here are the specs for Apple's new top-of-the-line device. 

The body

  • Edge-to-edge display
  • Glass on front and back (same as iPhone 8)
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Comes in space gray and silver finishes
  • Super retina display (5.8-inch screen, 458 pixels per inch)
  • OLED display

No more home button

  • Raise the phone or tap on any part of the screen to "wake up" the device, swipe up from bottom to go to home screen
  • Rather than pressing the home button, the phone unlocks by recognizing your face using the TrueDepth Camera System (infrared camera, floor illuminator, dot projector and front camera).
  • It works night and day, and learns your face over time so it cannot be duped by a photo or mask. Every time you glance at iPhone X it detects your face, takes an image, and checks it against a photo you took earlier.
  • When you take the initial ID photo, you move your head around so Face ID recognizes you from different angles. All processing is done on iPhone X and not sent to server to protect face data.
  • Face ID works with apps that use Touch ID, and can be used to verify payments.

The camera

  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • Larger and faster sensor
  • Quad-LED true tone flash

Size and price

  • iPhone X available in 64 GB and 256 GB models
  • Starts at $999
  • Preorders available Oct. 27, ships Nov. 3

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