Home MobilesMobiles News Manish Singh, 13 September 2017 iPhone X release date in India is November 3, with pre-orders starting on October 27
Highlights iPhone X price in India starts at Rs. 89,000
The iPhone X release date is November 3
Pre-orders will start from October 27 iPhone X was at the centre of the Apple launch event tonight as the company launched three iPhones at the same event for the first time. The new iPhone X is placed above the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and has several features that the other two models do not. The highlight, of course, is the bezel-less design, along with the Face ID facial recognition system. In fact, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor – a staple of the iPhones since the iPhone 5s – had to make way for the bezel-less design, thus Face ID is the only means of identity authentication. While iPhone 8 models will be available from September 22, those looking forward to the iPhone X release will have to wait till November.
iPhone X price in India, release dateiPhone X price in India is Rs. 89,000 for the variant with 64GB storage, and the 256GB model's price is Rs. 1,02,000. This makes the higher-end iPhone X the most expensive mainstream smartphone in the country, and the first such model to be priced above Rs. 1,00,000. Coming to the iPhone X release date in India, prospective buyers will have to wait till November 3; pre-orders in the country will start on October 27. This makes the iPhone X launch date in India part of the first phase rollout, which is interesting as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus India release is part of the second phase.

The iPhone X price in India is Rs. 89,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 1,02,000 for the 256GB model
If we talk about the iPhone X price in the US, Apple's home market, the 64GB and 256GB variants are priced at $999 (roughly Rs. 64,000) and $1,149 (roughly Rs. 73,600).
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iPhone X specifications, features
The first thing you notice on the iPhone X is a near bezel-less display on the front side. It is larger than ever at 5.8-inch. There is a notch on the top, but the company has pushed the screen resolution to 1125×2436 pixels, more than any previous generation iPhone models, and calls it the Super Retina HD Display.
The iPhone X is the future of smartphones, the executives said. Apple is doing away with the Touch ID, the fingerprint scanner embedded with Home Button that it introduced with iPhone 5s model. The iPhone X hosts a range of sensors including flood illuminator, infrared camera, front camera, and dot projector to allow customers to unlock the iPhone X by just looking at it – a system called Face ID.
Face ID is faster and more secure than the Touch ID, thanks to specialised hardware and algorithm driving that hardware. “The facial recognition grows with time. It learns your face and adapts to your face” Phil Schiller, Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing said. “It works in day, it works in night.” While Touch ID could be tricked one in 50,000 times, Apple said, Face ID sees one error in one million times, citing its own internal data. Face ID will work with third-party apps as well, Schiller said.

The new iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system replaces the Touch ID fingerprint scanner
The depth-gauging front camera can be used for another purpose, Schiller said. You can create animated emojis – called Animoji – that resemble your facial expressions. Users can make use of this feature in Messages. The company is also betting on augmented reality as a selling point in the iPhone X model.
The iPhone X features a duo of 12-megapixel rear cameras, that are larger (f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures), and faster. It has deeper pixels, quad-LED True Tone flash, Schiller said. For the 7-megapixel selfie camera, the company says it is bringing Portrait mode feature, which it introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus last year.
In some ways, the company is testing the loyalty of its customers with the Rs. 89,000 price tag, more than it has ever asked before for its phone. Analysts however noted that the company might still be able to sell enough of these models. In a survey earlier this month by Creative Strategies and SurveyMonkey, 21 percent consumers said they would buy the costlier iPhone regardless of the price, though 33 percent existing iPhone users said they would not upgrade if it was too expensive.
“The most expensive iPhone model, an iPhone 7 Plus with 256GB storage, already costs USD 962 unlocked and SIM free. If Apple adds a new model which costs a few dollars more it will have no impact on consumers who are looking to spend $150. They are completely different market segments,” Ian Fogg, an analyst with IHS Markit told Gadgets 360.
“If the new flagship iPhone is genuinely different to other smartphones it will do two things for the mainstream India smartphone market: It will set a design theme which we will see other smartphone makers copy over the next few years, and eventually these design cues will be available in sub $150 smartphone models,” he said. The sub-Rs. 10,000 smartphone market is the most popular in India, according to data from several marketing research firms.
“And, it will act as a halo product to encourage consumers to buy Apple’s entry level smartphone models, currently the iPhone SE and iPhone 6, so consumers who are attracted to Apple’s brand pick the models they can afford,” Fogg added. “There will of course be some consumers in every country who are able to afford the most expensive iPhone whatever the cost. But Apple aims to create mainstream quality products, not a super niche luxury, not commodity products. A product which may fall into the luxury niche in India, could be a mainstream quality smartphone in Japan, USA, or parts of Western Europe.”
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Home WearablesWearables News Manish Singh, 13 September 2017 Highlights Apple today unveiled the Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch
The Apple Watch Series 3 offers the ability to make phone calls
But in India and many other markets, that feature won't be available The Apple Watch Series 3 that the iPhone-maker unveiled at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Campus on Tuesday, is the most advanced smartwatch in the world, Apple CEO Tim Cook said. The top feature of the Apple Watch Series 3 is cellular connectivity, which enables users to make and receive phone calls. But if you're in India and planning to purchase the watch, you won't be getting that feature.
Apple Watch Series 3 variant coming to India and several other countries from September 29 won't have cellular connectivity feature. Instead, the company will be selling the GPS-only variant of the Apple Watch Series 3 in the country and elsewhere. The base price of Apple Watch Series 3 in India is Rs. 29,900.
The iPhone-maker didn't disclose why the Apple Watch Series 3 won't have cellular connectivity feature in India, but according to industry sources, the reason has everything to do with carriers in the country. Telecom operators in India, for instance, don't support the electronic SIM (eSIM) card technology as of yet, something Apple relies on the Apple Watch Series 3. According to Apple, in total 28 countries and territories will get the GPS-only Apple Watch Series 3 model – at least in the first wave. If and when telcos add this feature, you can expect the Apple Watch Series 3 cellular variant to launch in the country.
Company's executive on stage at the event said Apple Watch Series 3 features an eSIM card, instead of regular SIM cards that we use on our iPhone models and Android smartphones. This allows the Apple Watch Series 3 to retain the same phone number as the mobile phone number on the iPhone.
The Apple Watch Series 3 won't be the first smartwatch which would miss out on supporting cellular connectivity feature due the infrastructure limitation in India. Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Gear S2, a smartwatch that also lets customers make phone calls, without such capability in the country.
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Home MobilesMobiles News Manish Singh, 13 September 2017 Highlights iPhone 8 price in India starts at Rs. 64,000
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus release date in India is September 29
Both models will be available in 64GB, 256GB storage variants iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are official now, even though the iPhone X is the new Apple flagship. At the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Campus on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook too the covers off the successors to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, featuring several new upgrades over last year's models. While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 design follow the same design language as their predecessors, they sport a metal and glass bodies and now come in only two storage variants – 64GB and 256GB. They will go up for pre-orders in the US, the UK, China, Australia and 25 other countries on September 15, with shipping slated to begin on September 22. This is about a month before iPhone X goes on pre-orders.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus price in India, release dateThe iPhone 8 price in India for the 64GB variant is Rs. 64,000, while the 256GB model costs Rs. 77,000. Similarly, the iPhone 8 Plus price in India has been set as Rs. 73,000 for the base 64GB storage variant, while the model with 256GB storage is Rs. 86,000. The iPhone 8 models' release date in India is September 29, as part of the second phase of release. As for the iPhone 8 price in the US, the 64GB and 256GB variants of the smaller model will be $699 and $849, respectively, and the iPhone 8 Plus will cost $799 and $949 for the 64GB and 256GB variants.
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iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus specifications & featuresThe iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus offer incremental improvements over the last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. They very much retain the same form factor and design, but there are a few noticeable changes including new colour options – Silver, Space Gray, and Gold Finish, improved display, 25 percent louder speakers, as well as glass front and back. Both the new iPhone models also support Qi wireless inductive charging, allowing people charge the iPhone without having to plug in a cable again, Phil Schiller, Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing said.
Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are powered by A11 Bionic SoC six-core processors and improved GPU, which is 30 percent more efficient than the GPUs in last year's models. The new SoC and GPU are able to perform complex tasks such as video encoding at much faster rate.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus price in India will start at Rs. 64,000, and release date is September 29
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also come with improved cameras, Apple said, adding that photos now have better detail, texture even as the iPhone 8 continues to have 12-megapixel camera, and the iPhone 8 Plus a duo of 12-megapixel camera sensors. Among other new capabilities, both the new iPhone models can shoot 1080p videos in 240 frames per second.
A lot is riding on the success of these iPhone models, especially in the wake of aggressive innovation and progress shown by Android smartphone makers such as Xiaomi and OnePlus. Both the companies are increasingly trickling down iPhone's best selling features to their phones at only a portion of the price. Samsung, too, has improved its software and camera modules significantly over the years.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus features include a glass and metal body, dual rear cameras, and A11 Bionic chip
“The iPhone is the most important product Apple creates. It directly represents around two-thirds of Apple's revenue — the precise amount varies by season. In addition, iPhone technology is widely used in the iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV, and as Apple sells more iPhones it creates up-sell opportunities. The iPhone is Apple's most visible brand now because iPod sales have declines and the Mac has never enjoyed remotely the same volume,” Ian Fogg, an analyst at IHS Markit told Gadgets 360.
Even as Apple executives bolted on stage with much excitement about the company's new products, several analysts and potential buyers of the iPhone expressed little enthusiasm about the announcements, having learned much of the details about the upcoming products over the weekend thanks to a huge leak that appeared to be from within the company. Apple executives on the stage didn't acknowledge the leaks.
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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm with sport band will be priced at Rs. 29,900 in India. Series 1 price Rs. 21,900. Available Sept 29.
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September 29 India launch for Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS). No dates for cellular version.
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iPhone X price in India will be INR 89,000 for 64GB. Available November 3.
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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in space grey, silver and an all-new gold finish in 64GB and 256GB capacity models starting at Rs. 64,000. These will be available from September 29.NDTV Gadgets360.com Team2017-09-13T00:30:35
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ARKit-Powered Game 'The Machines' Revealed at Apple iPhone X Event
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New iOS-Exclusive Game Sky Announced for Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone at Apple Event
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Apple TV 4K With HDR Support Launched, Powered by Apple A10X Fusion SoC
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iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus With A11 Bionic SoC, Glass Front and Back Launched
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We've got a bunch of stories around all the announcements, stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for all the latest information.
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And that is a wrap. Tim Cook is thanking all Apple employees and the event is over.

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Cook is back on stage and looks like he's wrapping up the event.
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iPhone X will be available in 64GB and 256GB, price starting at $999. The pre-orders begin on October 27, available from November 3.
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The trademark Jony Ive video of the iPhone X is playing now.
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A video about the iPhone X.
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AirPower charger will be released next year.
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This charging mat is called AirPower. The AirPods have a new optional wireless charging case.
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It's a wireless charging mat!
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There's a sneak peek of an Apple wireless charging solution.
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Battery life is 2 hours more than iPhone 7!
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Portrait mode selfies are a great new addition.
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On to the front camera on iPhone X.
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Some sample shots from the iPhone X, and they obviously look great.
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It has Dual OIS, which means optical image stabilisation on both cameras at the back.
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Schiller is back on stage.
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You can record a message via Animoji and send them across to people. The thing you do with Dubsmash, with an emoji as your face.
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Animoji demo, these Animoji are really funny. They imitate you and you can send them across via iMessage for some super funny moments.
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That was really fast. You have to see the demo to believe the speed.
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Raise the iPhone, look at it, and the iPhone X is unlocked.
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Swipe down on the upper-right corner to see the Control Centre on the iPhone X.
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There's no home button on this iPhone X and Federighi is showing how to navigate through the phone. It seems quite simple and we get the feeling that no one will miss the home button in the future.
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Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP of software engineering is on stage to show these features.
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Animoji are another use of the hardware used to make Face ID. These emoji let you create and share Animoji, meaning an emoji can send a dialogue you want to recite.
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Apps like Mint, 1Password, etc will work with Face ID.
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Face ID also works with Apple Pay.
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1 in a million people could use their face to unlock your iPhone X. This was 1 in 50,000 for the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. That means Face ID is much more secure.
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Face data is protected by a secure enclave in the A11 bionic chip. All processing is done on an iPhone X and not to a server. If your eyes are closed it won't unlock.
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Face ID recognises your face whether you change your hairstyle or if you wear headgear or grow a beard. It can't be spoofed by photographs and masks.
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The A11 Bionic chip with a built-in neural engine is used to process face recognition.
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Every time you glance at your iPhone, even in the dark, all these sensors start working to map your face and unlock the iPhone X.
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It is activated via the TrueDepth camera system.
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It is the future of how we unlock our smartphones, Schiller says.
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iPhone X is locked until you look at it and it recognises you. This is called Face ID.
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Unlocking is the next big feature.
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You can activate Siri via the side button or by saying “Hey Siri”
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This works across the OS. You swipe up from the bottom inside an app to go to the home screen. Swipe up and pause for half a second to multi task or switch apps.
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There is no home button. You simply swipe up from the bottom to go to the home screen.
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You can tap the screen to wake it up.
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First OLED great enough to be on an iPhone, Schiller says. He says the Super Retina display has colour accuracy and it supports HDR, Dolby Vision, and HDR 10.
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5.8 inches diagonal. 2436×1125 pixels. 458 pixels per inch.
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iPhone X has an all-new display called the Super Retina Display.
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The glass and stainless steel form a continuous fit from front to back. It has water and dust resistance. It has two finishes – space grey and silver.
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Phil Schiller is back on stage to talk about it. The display fits edge to edge. Glass on both front and back.
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iPhone X it is. Pronounced the iPhone Ten.
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Cook says they're revealing a product that will set the path for technology for the next decade.
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One more thing…
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iPhone 8 will be available in 64GB and 256GB, starting at $699. iPhone 8 Plus will also be available in the same two storage variants from $799. Pre-orders begin September 15 and it will be available from September 22. iOS 11 ships on September 19.
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The wireless charger looks like a coaster. Schiller showed how it can be done at home, and in cafes, cars, and other places too. It uses the Qi open wireless charging standard.
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wireless charging!
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Schiller is now talking about wireless tech in iPhone 8. LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, W1 Chip for AirPods support, and…
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The game is called Look for the Machines.
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Spatial audio is a new feature of the new iPhone, if you go closer to the sound, the volume increases. If an object gets in between you and the source of the sound, the volume decreases. It's quite cool.
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The new iPhone is here! Er, it’s coming. Cutting through all the drama of the event, though, we here at The Ringer are getting right to the features that will either convince you to shell out money on a new iPhone (or Apple Watch) or leave you clinging to your SE model, because you know what, it’s fine.

25 Percent Louder Stereo Speakers With Deeper Bass
Rating: Yes!

Christ, is the put-the-phone-in-a-bowl trick just one more thing we’re going to have to confess to our kids someday? —Claire McNear

Rating: Yo, DJ, Pump This Party

The baritone voices of the podcasting men in my life are going to ROCK ON. —Katie Baker

New Portrait Mode Lighting


Rating: Yes, Make Me Beautiful

Honestly, I’ll embrace any photo editing software that makes me appear subtly better-looking than I am, so I’m into this. —Kate Knibbs

Rating: Skeptical Mom Is Skeptical

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The iPhone X will be the greatest technological leap forward since the original iPhone was released a decade ago, Apple announced in a presentation at its new headquarters on Tuesday. But what can you actually do with the phone that will “set the path …


The new iPhone X is a very expensive phone, costing $999 for the 64GB version and $1,149 for the 256GB model. So, if you were planning on getting AppleCare+ — Apple’s extended warranty program for its products — for your new, $1,000-plus smartphone, that won’t be cheap either. Apple is set to charge $199 for the program on the iPhone X.

That’s a big jump from the $129 price that Apple currently charges for AppleCare+ on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. (It will continue to offer that price on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.) It’s just the iPhone X — which again, already costs more than any other iPhone ever — that’s getting the price bump. And due to that price, it will presumably be a device that customers will be especially interested in ensuring they have covered with a warranty.

You’re not even getting different or better service by paying the extra money for AppleCare+ on the iPhone X, either. You get the same two years of coverage for manufacturing defects or battery life issues (up fr..


CNBC's Josh Lipton checked out the new iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”) following Apple's press event on Tuesday.

It's certainly a looker, with a new display that stretches across the entire front of the phone, and no home button for the first time since the iPhone came out in 2007. Instead, you'll use a feature called Face ID, which lets you look at the iPhone to unlock it. It's also advanced new cameras that will enable even better selfies and portrait photos.

The iPhone X won't come cheap, though. It starts at $999 and won't begin shipping until November. Take a closer look in the video above.


Apple just announced its iPhone X. It’s the new flagship iPhone that will be released in November, weeks after the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale on September 23rd. Apple says you’re supposed to pronounce the iPhone X as “iPhone ten,” and it’s designed to mark 10 years of the iPhone. While the iPhone 8 is an iPhone 7S in all but name, the number jump across all the new iPhone models means we’re now officially missing an iPhone 9.

Apple’s typical S naming is gone for this year at least, which isn’t entirely surprising. Samsung launched its Galaxy S8 earlier this year, and the company’s Note 8 will be available on September 15th (the same day iPhone 8 preorders begin). Going up against the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 with an iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus doesn’t really make as much sense this time around. Instead, Apple appears to be using a great marketing trick for this year’s iPhones.

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T-Mobile was well prepared for today’s iPhone reveal, as the carrier has already publicly announced trade-in deals for Apple’s latest smartphone refresh. The carrier says it’s giving $300 to any customer who trades in an iPhone 6 or newer in good condition for an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or the iPhone X. For those interested in the latter, extra-costly device — which costs $999 for a 64GB model, or $1,150 for a 256GB model — a $300 credit should help ease the pain a little bit.

T-Mobile also says Apple is offering three months of free cellular service for the new LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3, which piggybacks off your plan by using the same phone number. After the promotional period for the Apple Watch ends, T-Mobile says unlimited talk, text, and data for the Series 3 will cost an extra $10 a month. Adding a Watch to your plan is done through T-Mobile’s Digits service, which is the same thing that lets your phone number migrate to other intern..