Apple Reveals Its “Biggest Leap Forward Since the iPhone”

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Apple’s highly-anticipated product reveal—its first at the Steve Jobs Theater at the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino—featured a number of stirring messages, starting with CEO Tim Cook’s impassioned tribute to the man for whom the theater was named.

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Cook segued into touting the growth of Apple Watch (now the number one watch in the world, he said) with “Dear Apple,” a video showing customers thanking him personally and Apple for saving their lives, in some cases:

The Apple Watch Series 3 spot echoed the staffer who took a live call during the press event. The combination of cellular and watchOS 4 will allow Apple Music users to stream 40 million songs right from their wrist.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were unveiled:

And, of course, the $999 iPhone X was the star of the show. Its wireless charging, facial recognition, Animoji, full-screen display and other features “will set the path for technology for years to come,” said Cook, who also called it “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone”:

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