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Apple unveils the iPhone X

Apple on Tuesday unveiled the iPhone X (pronounced "ten"), which CEO Tim Cook hailed as the "biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." The 5.8-inch smartphone has a massive, edge-to-edge screen. There's no home button, and the phone will unlock using a facial recognition system. "Every time you glance at your phone, it detects your face — even in the dark," Apple Senior Vice President Philip Schiller said.

The iPhone X will also have two more hours of battery time than iPhone 7. Another new feature is Animoji, which Schiller described as emojis that can be controlled with your face.

During the event, Apple also introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, cheaper iterations which feature wireless charging; the Apple Watch Series 3, which has built-in cellular capability; and an updated Apple TV capable of streaming 4K resolution.

The iPhone X will be available Nov. 3 and starts at $999. The iPhone 8 starts at $699, while the Plus runs for $799. Pour one out for the iPhone 9.