Apple introduces the iPhone X

  • Posted 6 months Ago
  • Due for release on 3 November with pre-orders opening at 8:01 am on 27 October
  • Prices will begin at 999 ($999 USD)
  • Edge-to-edge "Super Retina" OLED display
  • Super fast A11 processor
  • Facial recognition "Face ID" technology replaces Touch ID, making it more secure
  • No more Home button
  • Wireless charging capabilities
  • Duel 12-megapixel camera on the rear
  • It looks as though the rumours were true - Apple has gone ahead and unveiled three new iPhones - the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the flagship iPhone X.

    Photo: Apple's new flagship smartphone - the iPhone X

    While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are rather more modest updates on the popular device, looking pretty much the same as the iPhone 7 and featuring faster chips on the inside, the iPhone X is what Apple believes will set the smartphone standard for the next decade.

    Featuring a beautiful edge-to-edge screen, the device has no home button and, instead of Touch ID, uses a new Face ID sensor to recognise your face and unlock the phone. According to Apple, this is actually much more secure. 1 in 50,000 people were able to unlock your iPhone using their fingerprint, while just 1 in a million people will be able to unlock your phone with their face. The new facial authentication technology will also work with Apple Pay and all third-party apps that currently use Touch ID.

    It comes with glass on both the front and back and surgical-grade stainless steel around the sides. It will be water-resistant, like the iPhone 7 and 8, and comes in two colours: space gray and silver. The new OLED display is being called "Super Retina" and has the highest pixel density ever in an iPhone (458ppi), measuring 5.8 inches in diagonal size with a resolution of 2436 x 1125.

    Because there's no home button, a few interactions have changed on the iOS. For example, to wake up Siri you'll now be able to press and hold the Sleep button at the side.To open iOS Control Center, you'll also need to swipe down from the top right corner instead of double tapping the home button.

    Photo: Apple's new flagship smartphone - the iPhone X

    Camera wise it's equipped with dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and dual optical image stabilisation. The sensors are both larger and faster and the main camera has an f/1.8 aperture while the telephoto lens has an f/2.4 aperture. In the middle of the two lenses is a quad-LED True Tone flash, which Apple says will provide a uniformity of light unseen in previous iPhones.

    A new A11 processor, also present in the iPhone 8, will power the device, while a new AirPower charging pad (due for release next year) will let you wireless charge your iPhone X. Third-party wireless chargers will also work, such as cars with wireless charging capabilities.

    Prices for the iPhone X will start at 999 with 64GB of storage and there will be an option for 256GB of storage. Pre-orders will open on 27 October and the first shipments will be released on 3 November.

    Photo: Apple's new flagship smartphone - the iPhone X

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