The iPhone X Unveiled
13 September, 2017 | Technology
After months of waiting, Apple has finally unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone X which is pronounced “iPhone ten” and it’s better than expected.
Apple announced the new iPhone at its yearly event on Tuesday.
The iPhone X is Apple’s premium smartphone and was announced alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch 3 and the Apple TV 4K.
Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone X:
1) New Design
The device has a nearly bezel free edge to edge screen, covering almost the entire front of the phone. There is a small notch at the top of the device that squeezes in the front-facing selfie camera as well as facial recognition system.
The screen is a 5.8inch super retina display, meaning it will have a 2438x1125 resolution display with 458 pixels per inch and an OLED display.
The edge to edge screen also means there is no Home Button/Touch ID. Instead, you use gesture controls to unlock and activate different features such as swiping up from the bottom of the screen or just tapping the screen.
And it is cased in the most durable glass ever used in an iPhone (front and back).
2) Face ID
With no TouchID, the iPhone X unlocks the phone using 3D facial recognition software (or standard password), which also works with Apple Pay.
Face ID will only unlock if the user’s eyes are open and Apple said that there is “one in a million” chance of someone else being able to unlock your device.
It also adapts to physical changes in your appearance over time.
3) Wireless Charging
This is another much needed update for the iPhone line. Wireless charging allows you to charge your device by putting it on a charging pad called AirPower, enabling you to charge multiple devices at once.
4) Augmented Reality
The iPhone X enables you to create augmented reality experiences by superimposing virtual images, games and videos onto real world objects.
Animoji is the next step in emoji evolution, which creates a new form of moving emojis that can be customised to mimic your facial expressions using the facial recognition software. Users can scan their face and animoji will match their expressions.
You can use animoji with a selection of existing emojis including the monkey, robot, unicorn and dog.
6) Supports Fast Charging
The iPhone X also supports fast charging which means you’ll be able to get a 50% charge in 30 minutes, if you use the cable.
Apple have upgrade the inside of the iPhone X with an A11 bionic chip that is more powerful than the one in the iPhone 8/8 Plus.
The battery has also been upgraded and will give an extra two hours of battery life compared to the iPhone 7.
8) Improved Cameras
The iPhone X will also have a 12MP dual lens camera (like the iPhone 7), but will be kitted out for augmented reality.
It will also have a faster and larger 12MP sensor, new colour filters and deeper pixels.
The iPhone X comes in two colours – Silver and Space Grey.
The iPhone X comes with a huge price tag, starting at £999 for the 64GB version and £1,149 for the 256GB.
Check out the Apple’s iPhone X introductory video here.
The iPhone X will be available for pre-orders on October 27th and released on November 3rd.