Apple iPhone X Reviewed: Features
Apple unveiled its iPhone X to mark the 10-year anniversary of the first ever iPhone.
Pronounced ‘iPhone ten’, the device was launched alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus during an event at the coompany’s new “spaceship campus” in California.
Instead of the aluminium casing used in last year’s iPhone 7, the new iPhone X has an all-glass enclosure.
The iPhone X was long rumoured to feature a new cutting-edge OLED display with practically no bezels – and the rumours were correct.
No Home button
As expected, the home button has been completely replaced. The large touch screen, combined with the new iOS 11 software, enables users to simply swipe up from the foot of the screen at any time to return to the Home screen.
The all-glass design of the iPhone X enables wireless charging and charging devices from Belkin and Mophie will be available.Apple also gave a sneak preview of its AirPower charging pad, which can charge an iPhone, Watch and AirPods simultaneously.
Price and availability
Rumors put the iPhone X’s price at $1,000, and that turned out to be correct. It will be available in either 64GB or 256GB configurations and will be available to pre-order on October 27, with deliveries beginning on November 3. The good news is that Apple will sell the iPhone X in 55 countries around the world.
To unlock the iPhone X without a home button, Apple has introduced facial recognition, which it calls Face ID. It works using the TrueDepth camera system, hidden in the notch at the top of the display. Glance at the phone, and it illuminates your face, making it ready for an infrared camera to identify it, the craziest feature for me.
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