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LIVE: Apple announces the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X

PHOTO: Apple store sign, Photo Date: 2012 via MGN Online

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Apple CEO Tim Cook is on hand at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. to announce new products the company is releasing. One of the most anticipated announcements is the release of the new iPhone.

Follow this live blog to see all the latest the technology conglomerate has in store (all times eastern):

2:50 p.m. - The iPhone X will be available Nov. 3.

2:44 p.m. - A new mat from Apple allows users to charge all your products at once such as your Apple Watch, iPone and AirPods. The new mat is known as AirPower. It is expected to come out in 2018.

2:42 p.m. - Portrait mode selfie and portrait mode lighting have been added to the front camera of the iPhone X. Battery life also lasts two hours longer than the iPhone 7.

2:39 p.m. - iPhone 10 has new color filter, dual cameras, and better picture quality. The portrait lighting feature in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is also featured in the iPhone X.

2:35 p.m. - The first attempt at using face ID during the keynote event did not work.

2:31 p.m. - Apple announces Animojis - emojis you can create with facial movements. The animojis can be shared via Apple Message.

2:29 p.m. - The chance that someone could look at your iPhone and unlock it is 1 in a million according to Apple.

2:25 p.m. - Unlocking your iPhone requires face ID. The phone will only unlock if it recognizes your face. Your face can also be detected in the dark.

2:24 p.m. - To access Siri, you can press the side button or simply say "Hey, Siri."

2:22 p.m. - To wake the phone up, you can tap the screen. There is no home button. When you want to go to the home screen, you simply swipe up. This also happens when you're running an app.

2:20 p.m. - The phone is all screen, has glass in the front and the back, and is made from stainless steel. It is also water and dust resistant and comes in space gray and silver.

2:19 p.m. - CEO Tim Cook introduces the iPhone X - "It is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone," Cook said.

2:18 p.m. - Time for the infamous -- One more thing.......

2:16 p.m. - The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will start at much more space than previous iPhones - 64 GB and 264 GB. iOS 11 will be available to users for download between Sept. 19.

2:13 p.m. - Apple introduces wireless charging. Users will be able to charge their phones without any cords in restaurants, cars, businesses, stores etc.

2:11 p.m. - New artificial intelligence features on the iPhone camera allow users to have augmented features exist in the real world, similar to Pokemon Go.

2:08 p.m. - The iPhone 8 has the highest quality video capture ever for an iPhone.

2:05 p.m. - A new feature known as portrait lighting creates depth that separates the subject in the photo from the background with machine learning. This all happens while you're composing the shot. A new menu allows users to select the kind of lighting you want to use and you can edit your picture after it has been taken to change the lighting effect.

2:02 p.m. - The home button survives the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

1:57 p.m. - CEO Tim Cook reveals the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. The design has glass in the front and the back. It comes in silver, space gray and gold and is made from aerospace-grade aluminum.

1:48 p.m. - Sports fans will get notifications about their favorite teams playing at any given time. A preview of the score is also provided before fans click to watch the game.

1:46 p.m. - 4K movies will now be available on iTunes for the same price as HD movies; the movies and television shows available in 4K will come from Netflix, Amazon Prime as well as the five major movie studios.

1:41 p.m. - Tim Cook introduces the new Apple TV. The television is capable of displaying higher resolution 4K images. "The images are more brighter and vibrant," Apple SVP Eddy Cue says.

1:30 p.m. - Apple announces a new version their watch - Series 3.

The watch will notify you if you're suffering from an irregular heartbeat and will also include access to 40 million songs and cellular service.


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