September 12, 2017 is certainly a day to remember in Apple history.
The company’s CEO, Tim Cook, announced a new set of Apple products that mark the 10-year anniversary of the first iPhone’s launch. The company also announced three new versions of its flagship product – the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
The iPhone X is the latest generation of its flagship device which contains the following features:
• Vibrant 5.8-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED screen
• Apple’s ‘Super Retina Display’ makes its debut
• Quad HD+ display with a 2436 x 1125 resolution
• New glass design that enables wireless charging
• Bigger display, but smaller than Plus phones
• Easier to hold than an iPhone Plus phone, too
• Remains water-resistant and comes in only two colors
• Apple’s AirPower pad can charge multiple devices
• iPhone X also charges with existing Qi chargers
• Bezel-less iPhone X screen eliminates the home button
• Flick an open app upward to return to the home screen
• Control Center is now a swipe-down-from-the-top gesture
• Unlock your phone simply by looking at it
• More secure than the fingerprint sensor
• Also used in conjunction with Apple Pay
• 7MP front-facing camera takes Portait Mode selfies
• TrueDepth is full of face-mapping sensors
• Combines animations with emoji, of course
• Mirrors your facial expressions quite accurately
• Like a more advanced versions of a Snapchat mask
• Double the number of high-performance cores
• Translates into more power for 3D games and AR
• Lasts two hours longer than last year’s iPhone 7
• First fast-charging iPhone: 50% recharge in 30 minutes
• Apple just created the world’s largest AR ecosystem
• New demos are launching with iOS 11
• It even works on older devices (A9 chip and higher)
The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. But, one very striking feature is its market price.
The iPhone X starts at $999 for the 64GB model, and the 256GB iPhone X costs a whopping $1,149. This price point has been a major concern among tech analysts. But whether the new device is actually worth it depends on who you are and who you ask. If you depend on Apple for everything, then it may be worth a shot.
This round of iPhones is very crucial to the company’s future. Apple was valued at $834 billion at the beginning of 2017. If all goes well with its latest series of product launches, Apple could become the first company in the world to receive a $1 trillion valuation. Analysts say that a price of a thousand dollars makes the prospect of achieving this target very skeptical, since it is yet to be seen how the public responds to this price.
Preorders for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus begin on September 15 while preorders for the iPhone X begin on October 27. The first shipment for the iPhone X is scheduled for November 3.