Apple iPhone X, to be pronounced iPhone 10, is finally here. The Gen X Phone features no hardware button for navigation (yes, the home button is done and dusted), and it's all about gestures and big display. It's a big leap from the first iPhone when people used smartphones with keypads a decade ago.
The rumors and leaks pointed out exactly how the new iPhone X looks. It features company's first AMOLED display on a phone which Apple calls Super Retina Display. It measures 5.8-Inches with 458ppi pixel density (the sharpest iPhone yet, the resolution is 1,125 x 2,436px). There is support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. And for those concerned about the 3D touch, it's still present.
The famous bezels around the iPhone display have narrowed down, leading to an odd chin up north – the selfie camera, earpiece, and several new sensors live there. They enable FaceID, the replacement of TouchID (there's no fingerprint reader on the iPhone X at all!).
According to Apple, the failure rate for FaceID is 1,000,000 to 1 (fingerprints are good for 50,000:1). It uses a flood illuminator (so it works in the dark). Also, app support is easy - if it works with TouchID, it works with FaceID. This includes Apple Pay, naturally!
As far as the unlocking is concerned, you can tap the device to wake up, and once the screen is on, you can swipe up to unlock. This swipe gesture is also used to bring the multitasking UI (swipe up and hold) and to go back to the home screen (swipe up to "throw" the app). The Control center has moved up and can be accessed by swiping down from the right side.
Coming to the processor, Apple has introduced A11 Bionic Chip with the new iPhone X. It uses two-tier CPU design – with two powerful cores and four energy-efficient ones.
On to the camera, the selfie shooter selfie camera has gained Portrait mode thanks to the depth info provided by FaceID, including portrait lighting. Turning to the other side, you will find the dual-camera setup which is now vertically aligned. The main camera boasts new, improved 12MP sensors. The telephoto also sits behind brighter aperture (f/2.4), while the regular camera stick to f/1.8. Both have optical image stabilization and the quad-LED flash now supports slow sync.
With Glass Panel on the back side, Apple iPhone finally supports Qi Wireless charging (and Apple is collaborating with Qi so that more devices will support these enhancements).
Apple iPhone X will be heading stores a bit later than the iPhone 8 models. The Pre-orders for iPhone X takes place on October 27, with sales beginning on November 3. There are two color options: Silver and Space Grey.
As for the pricing is concerned, the 64GB model will cost $999 and there's a 256GB option as well. In Europe, the prices start at £999 in the UK and €1,150 in Germany.