[W24 for City Press] The release of each new iPhone has become a cultural ­phenomenon. Nafisa Akabor outlines what we can expect from the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and special edition iPhone X.

Apple’s much-hyped annual iPhone event took place earlier this week at the new Steve Jobs Theatre, located at what is widely known as the Spaceship Campus, but officially called Apple Park, in Cupertino, California. The event was live-streamed to millions across the globe.

Leading up to the main event, there were leaks about three phones being announced, which were indeed accurate; namely the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and a special edition iPhone X (pronounced 10).

Before we get into all things iPhone, a quick recap of what else was announced: an update to its set-top box, the Apple TV 4K to match your fancy UHD TV; a new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular so you don’t need to carry your phone to make calls on the go; and the global rollout of iOS 11 on September 19.

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