15 September 2017
Apple has finally announced the iPhone X with a futuristic design and most advanced features The device gathered much attention, thanks to some thrilling revelations made, some by the leaked iOS 11 GM builds and some predictions made by analysts.
The unveiling of the new iPhone was introduced by calling it the "future of smartphones." CEO Tim Cook said,
“Over the past decade, we've pushed forward with innovation after innovation, bringing us to this moment, when we can create devices that are far more intelligent, far more capable, and far more creative than ever before.”
As revealed by many leaks before, the iPhone X features an edge-to-edge display with glass on the front and back with the surgical-grade stainless steel band around the sides.
The top of the front of the device features front-facing camera and sensors as learned in several leaks. The HDR display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 and the True Tone tech that is also present in the iPhone 8 adjusts the white balance of the display to match the surrounding light for a more natural viewing experience.
The Home button has been replaced for the first time with an upward swipe from the bottom of the phone. The photos and videos will adopt the display every time due to this top notch. And, also the other controls, apps would need to adopt this. For instance, Apple explained that to open the iOS Control Center, you’ll have to swipe down from the top right corner.
The device is water and dust resistant and comes in Space Gray and Silver color options.
Together with this, Apple has also said goodbye to fingerprint sensor and welcomed facial recognition and the company calls it Face ID. It unlocks the device by just a look of the user. Apple says the Face ID uses IR system with the front camera and a flood illuminator that beams a light at your face to help it be recognized even in the dark.
Talking about the precision of the Face ID, Apple claims that there's only 1 in 1,000,000 chance of a random other person being able to unlock it through Face ID; so the chances are almost of intruding are almost negligible.
Apple iPhone X comes with dual 12MP cameras at the rear, while one camera has a f/1.8 aperture, the other has a f/2.4 aperture. These are larger as well as faster and feature new color filter and deeper pixels for better clarity. Between the two cameras is a quad-LED True Tone flash which is supposed to bring the uniformity of light. iPhone X comes with 7MP front-facing camera that enables Face ID features wide color capture, auto image stabilization, and precise exposure control,
Apple iPhone X is powered by the same processor that also empowers the newly launched iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The Apple A11 processor includes two performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. The CPU handles world tracking, scene recognition, and the GPU enables incredible graphics at 60fps, while the image signal processor does real-time lighting estimation.
Talking about the tracking, we have already seen so many projects and apps taking advantage of Apple ARKit. The iOS 11 developers have been developing some apps and have shown the world what the coming iPhones will be capable of. Apple says that with the TrueDepth camera and the rear cameras, the developers can create more amazing games and apps.
Apple has also announced the Animoji as a new feature of the iOS 11. This feature brings animated versions of the popular emoji found on the iPhone and also uses the Face ID hardware face-scanning features to create custom 3D versions based on your own facial expressions. It's the TrueDepth camera that captures and analyzes over 50 different facial muscle movements, then animates those expressions in a dozen different Animoji.
The battery life has been increased and it's better than the iPhone 7; according to Apple, iPhone X delivers 2 extra hours of battery life than iPhone 7. It's the glass back that enables the wireless charging and thus offers faster charging. Apple introduced new wireless charging mats from Belkin and mophie and these will be available on Apple Stores and Apple.com.
Along with them, Apple also provided a sneak peek of a charging mat called as AirPower, developed by the company itself. It can charge several Apple devices, including the new Watch Series 3, AirPods, and iPhones simultaneously.
- 5.8-inch (2436 x 1125) OLED Super Retina display with 458ppi, highest pixel density in an iPhone
- Apple A11 Bionic processor
- 64GB, 256GB
- Dual 12MP cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture, 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps
- 7MP front facing camera with Face ID tech
- iOS 11
- Wireless charging, LTE, Bluetooth 5.0
- Better battery life than iPhone 7 with Qi ecosystem
The 64GB variant of the iPhone X is priced at $999. It can be pre-ordered on October 27th in the US will be released on November 9.