Finally, it is here: the long-awaited iPhone X and iPhone 8.
The phones are probably lifesavers for Tim Cook’s tenure. While there has been excitement around the launch of Apple’s 10th anniversary phone, you probably know by now that you should prepare to pay a lot of money, at least for the iPhone X.
The iPhone X costs more than all previous versions, and it will arrive fashionably later in the year. Besides these two factors, the iPhone X is a masterpiece, and is arguably worth the money and the wait. The iPhone “Ten,” as it is called, is redefining the concept of smartphones.
Tim Cook also unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, two new additions, at the Steve Jobs theater inside the new campus of Apple.
Before we get into the features of these cool gadgets, please note that the release date for the iPhone X is scheduled for November, with pre-orders starting in late October. As mentioned, the iPhone X is more expensive than other previous versions of the iPhone. In fact, the price range below makes it the most expensive iPhone ever:
64GB iPhone X: $999, £999, and AU$1,579
256GB iPhone X: $1,149, £1,149, AU$1,829
Let’s look at the features of the revolutionary 10th anniversary iPhone.
The device comes in a new glass design with a more expansive 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen. This makes the device bigger compared to other phones, but still is small in comparison to any Plus models. It is far easier to grip the iPhone X, and it feels lighter. It is completely water resistant and comes in only two colors.
The iPhone X has a 5.8 OLED display, which makes it the first phone among all iPhones to have this feature. The previous versions had LCD displays. Since the entire screen is edge-to-edge, there is no bezel at the top and no home button at the bottom
Even though the regular Qi chargers can charge the iPhone X, the device can also be charged wirelessly using Apple’s AirPower. AirPower pad can actually charge multiple devices at the same time – be it Apple Watch, AirPods, or the iPhone X. This is the first time that Apple has come out with a technology for wireless charging that already exists in some Android phones.
It may take some time for iPhone users to get acquainted with the absence of Home button. If you have to come back to the home screen, you simply flick the open app in upward direction. Also, the control center of iPhone X opens down when you swipe down from the top, a feature that is usually seen in Android phones.
Touch ID becomes Face ID
The fingerprint sensor has been discarded, and Apple has added a face recognition sensor, which is a better way to secure the phone. The same feature can be used in sync with Apple Pay.
The device also boasts a12 MP dual lens camera in the rear, and a 7 MP front camera that can take photos on portrait mode. Once people start using the device in November, will we get more realistic insight as to whether Tim Cook has succeeded in wooing Apple loyalists.