Along with the iPhone 8 line Apple announced the new iPhone X, which is a unique piece of equipment. Created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone release, the handset combines beautiful bezel-less design and a package of innovative specs that unfortunately for us, big fans of cheap phones, comes at the price of huge price sticker.
The iPhone X is the coolest iPhone right now and the most expensive one created to celebrate the introduction of iPhones to the market ten years ago.
Except for the iPhone 8 series, Apple used the today’s event to unveil the iPhone X (aka iPhone 10). The unquestioned star of the show comes with a massive 5.8-inch display covering almost the whole front panel. The Galaxy 8-like, bezel-free display is a Super Retina panel using OLED technology known from high-class Samsung or LG TV sets. Sporting 2436x1125p of resolution translating to 458 ppi of pixel density the screen offers superb color accuracy, HDR mode and 3D Touch functionality.
Sadly, the iPhone X lacks a physical home button and a fingerprint scanner, which has been replaced with FaceID technology. Employing variety of sensors (infrared camera, flood illuminator, front camera, Dot projector) the True Depth camera system is promised to deal with face recognition even in low-light conditions, allowing you for easy unlocking of the device. This advanced technology of data protection is said to recognize the user even if they change their hairstyle, wear a hat or glasses. Plus, it also means that the phone shouldn’t be susceptible to trickery, such as unlocking for a two-dimensional photo of its users.
The new feature can be used either for Apple Pay or a brand new feature called Animojis for messaging. Animoji uses your face data gathered by the True Depth camera system and transforms it into animated emojis, giving them your own unique take.
As for the ditched physical home button, if you want to access the home screen you simply need to swipe the handset from the bottom.
Glass and steel design
Just as the iPhone 8 series, the iPhone X comes dressed in an extra durable glass-covered body labeled with IP68 certification tag for water- and dust-resistance. The strengthened body shell of the phone has been made from surgical-grade, stainless steel and will be available in two color variants: space gray and silver.
The iPhone X also provides its users with Portrait mode for selfies and is kept alive by a battery that is promised to last 2 hours longer than the cell powering the iPhone 7. Following the iPhone 8 pattern, the iPhone X supports Qi wireless charging.
Optics comes represented by a 12MP dual camera system sporting OIS, dual-tone LED flash and f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures, meanwhile the ultra-fast six-core A11 Bionic GPU delivers smooth performance. The 64-bit processor is said to be 30% faster than its predecessor.
Pricing and availability
The phone’s pricing will start at $999 when it hits the market in November. The price tag may seem big, but it isn’t unprecedented as the Samsung’s Note 8 comes close with a $929 label.
Assuming that you won’t be put off by the premium pricing, you need to pre-order the device as quick as possible since due to limited stock it’s the only way to get warranty that you will get the device. Pre-orders on the iPhone X are scheduled to kick off on October 27th, with delivery arriving on November 3rd.