Apple has finally unveiled the iPhone X aka the iPhone 10, which costs more than £999 with the latest technology a smartphone can acquire.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook revealed alongside it the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s headquarters in California.
The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch screen smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus. Apple mentioned its goal was to create “an iPhone that is all display”. It doesn’t have the iconic home button of an iPhone. Instead, it has a bezel-dree design with the screen covering almost the entirety of the front of the phone.
It also has a dual-lens rear facing camera and it’ll come in silver and space grey.
Here’s all the cool new features that’ll get Android users to shift:
No home button (or Touch ID)
Apple has dropped its iconic home button which has been there ever since the original iPhone. It controls various aspects of the iPhone, including unlocking it with the embedded fingerprint scanner.
Now, the iPhone X will use gesture controls to unlock it with. Functions of the home button such as activating Siri will be relocated at its lock switch. Users can control the iPhone through swiping up fron the buttom or by tapping its screen.
Face ID (Facial recognition)
Apple’s TrueDepth camera system lets users unlock their phone by just looking at it. The new facial recognition technology will replace the Touch ID as a way to identify users through its infrared camera.
Face ID will only unlock as long as the user’s eyes are open. There is a “one in a million” chance that someone else could unlock the iPhone using the technology according to Apple. Face ID can also work with Apple Pay along with other apps.
It’s going to be the first iPhone that’ll come with wireless charging.
Apple also plans to release a wireless charging pad which will be able to charge multiple devices at once called the AirPower. It’ll come out next year.
Edge-to-edge, super retina display
It’ll have a 2438 x 1125 resolution display with 458 pixels per inch and an OLED display.
Animojis are the newest form of moving emojis that you can customize using facial recognition software. You can scan your face and the animoji will match your expression in a short animation.
It’ll only be available on the premium iPhone X as it needs the 3D camera. Apple has created a limited selection of animoji including the monkey, unicorn, robot, dog, pig, cat, dog and the poop emoji.
Processor and battery
There’ll be an A11 bionic chip, a more powerful one than that of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus’. It’ll also pack two more hours of battery life than the iPhone 7 according to Apple.
The iPhone X will follow the footsteps of the iPhone 7 Plus with a 12MP dual lens camera, but it’ll be kitted out for the augmented reality bit. The front camera will be 7MP which will also be able to function for 3D tracking.
It says it’s fast-charge capable, being able to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.