Apple just held its biggest event of the year. And it launched its biggest product of the year, the iPhone 8 – before going ahead and announcing an even bigger one, the iPhone X.

There was actually three phones: the cheaper iPhone 8, and the premium and more expensive X.

And that wasn't all – there was also an updated Apple Watch, an even better looking Apple TV, and software updates for most of Apple's products.

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Tim Cook is wrapping up.
 
Apple Watch without your iPhone.
 
Apple TV 4K brings cinema straight to your living room.
 
iPhone 8: beautiful glass design, new cameras, wireless charging, powerful AR capabilities.
 
And iPhone X: the most advanced iPhone we've ever made. With an incredible new design, FaceID, TrueDepth camera system and more powerful camera technologies than ever before. It really is the future of the smartphone.
With still less than 24 hours to go, this might be the most leaked Apple event in recent history. The company has been said to be doubling down on secrecy in recent years, in an atttempt to keep launches surprising. And it mostly seemed to work – but perhaps Apple itself didn't get the memo. There's been two major leaks in the last few weeks, both of which came from Apple itself

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There'll be a lot of products on show at tomorrow's event. But one perhaps underrated one is the place where the event will actually be held – the Steve Jobs Theater in the brand new Apple Park. We've seen the outside but not the inside. And given Apple's attention to detail – which has in the past led them to build entire structures for presentations that would only be used once – it's likely that inside will be something very special looking indeed.

APPLE PARK: Late June 2017 -- A look inside Steve Jobs Theater
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We've been hearing a lot about supply constraints as the new iPhone nears its release. It looks like those might not be as bad as originally thought – but they are real. The iPhone X won't be available in large quantities at launch, according to a respected analyst. (The iPhone 8 will probably be alright, since it will use many of the same manufacturing processes as the iPhone 7.)

Apple is about to launch a new phone. But there's already one major problem

The IndependentApple's new iPhone X wil be announced in just hours, and available to buy in days. But you might not actually be able to get hold of one for weeks or even months. That's according to one respected Apple analyst who says supplies of the premium new phone will be severely constrained for the first few weeks it is out.
Weeping at the thought of dropping 1,000 of whatever currency you use on a new phone? Well here's how to try and spend slightly less. (Though of course no amount of personal finance wizardry is going to make this new phone cheap.)

How to get the best mobile deal for your phone

The IndependentIt's a busy day for Apple. The tech giant launches three different iPhone models today, including, according to leaks, a flagship iPhone X, set to come in at a cool £1,000. Rumours abound over quite what the latest must have device will offer. But while there will be die-hards who have camped out in front of the central London store simply to be able to slap hands with Apple staff while clutching the iconic white box, it turns out the rest of us are falling out of love with the handset race as a direct result of the eye-watering costs.
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If you're not satisfied with this very comprehensive text live blog, then you can watch along at home. (Hopefully as well as, not instead of, following along here.) And so here's all the details on how to do that

How to see the new iPhone before everyone else

The IndependentApple is about to launch the iPhone X. And there's only one way to be the first to see it.
The Apple Store is down! Of course, that doesn't really mean anything, apart from confirming that something new is coming today. It's not clear whether Apple actually has to take the store down to put new products in it, or just does it for tradition's sake.
There's going to be wireless charging in the new phone. But you might not actually be able to use it, at least initially. Find our full report here.
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Everyone knows the iPhone's being announced today. But when will it actually come out, you ask? Here's my best guess.
The iPhone 8 is going to be the most boring yet. And yet you're still going to buy it. Here's why.
Tim Cook is awake and tweeting. That's a picture of the Steve Jobs Theater, and those stairs lead to the underground auditorium where the event will be held.
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The "X" in iPhone X might partly be to sound cool. But it's also a reference to the fact it's ten years since the first one. While you're waiting, you can relive that first moment – surely one of the best keynotes ever – on YouTube, here.
 
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Tim Cook is up and tweeting. That's the Steve Jobs Theater, which is now filling up.
 
Here's my guess at what's going to happen in an hour or so:
 
Tim Cook comes on stage, and introduces the updates Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV. Then he gets onto the iPhone 8 and gets all the boring stuff out of the way. (Read about why that's boring and why it matters here.) Just as we think he's all finished – except of course not – he says "this would be exciting if that was all we had to say, but there's something else". And that's the iPhone X.
 
One fleeting thought (and what else is a pre-event live blog for): There probably won't be an iPhone 9. How would Apple release that without it sounding inferior to the iPhone X? And what would the next one be called?
 
What's more, will Apple always introduce a normal iPhone and a more futuristic one? Will next year's normal one look like this year's futuristic one?
 
Apple's plan this year is radical and odd, to say the least. (More on that here.) But it'll be next year's strategy that will be the big puzzle: how to follow an event that seems to be entirely singular, and throw the entire narrative out of joint? 
 
It's fair to say that they've thought about all these questions, and answered them. But even Apple can't know for sure that the answer is satisfactory.
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While we're waiting, feel free to send any questions or observations over to me on Twitter, where I'm @_andrew_griffin.
You might think the leaks were bad news. But they actually show something good, according to one analyst.=

David Barker of technology marketing firm Amobee said online discussion of the upcoming announcement was focussing on the alleged new features, which he claimed was a positive sign for potential sales.

"Part of the challenge Apple faces around the upcoming announcement of their 10th anniversary iPhone is, after a decade spent improving the product line, it's increasingly difficult to come up with new features to wow consumers," he said.

"During that time, the smartphone market has gone from huge growth potential to achieving scale, and now the biggest competition for a new iPhone model is often old iPhone models as the audience needs to be convinced an upgrade is warranted.

"In that context, the high amount of digital interest for facial recognition and wireless charging around the upcoming iPhone is an extremely positive sign for Apple, and the early indication is if those features are announced on Tuesday, that would generate the necessary excitement to lift iPhone sales."

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