Apple has been working for years to make its vision come true. Every engineer at their labs held the founder’s vision of creating an iPhone that is entirely screen. A piece so immersive to make the device you hold in hand disappear into the thrill of the experience, and highly intelligent to respond to taps, glance, and voice. Now, this vision has become a reality with iPhone X. It is not just another smartphone on the street, iPhone x is the pioneer of the next generation of smartphones.
The iPhone x (call it iPhone 10), is the smartphone from Apple to have a full-screen display. It was set to dislodge the other top devices from the market, especially the recently released Galaxy S8 Note. It comes with a super Retina resolution, wireless charging system, and reinforced glass design. Here are the details of iPhone 8 that you need to know.
The iPhone x release date and price
Just like the market anticipated, iPhone X will not hit the market the same time with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. iPhone X bookings will start on October 27 while the other two will commence earlier on September 22. The preorders for iPhone X are expected to begin on October 27 and shipping will commence a few days later on November 3.
iPhone X that has a 64GB and 256GB configurations will retail at $999 in the US and $1,149 in the UK.
The main iPhone X features
iPhone X power comes from the features that saw the company extend to the very limit of human imagination. The main iPhone X features include;
- New ‘all-glass’ design with IP67 certification
The iPhone X body is crafted with glass on both front and rear sides. Apple enhanced the appearance by adding a surgical grade stainless steel lining on the sides. The design is water resistant, available in gray or silver, and comes with the highest pixel density of the 458ppi display. This is a first in the iPhone history, and, Apple has named it Super Retina. Besides, it is the first OLED display on the iPhone. Note that iPhone 8 also has the same glass design.
- Face ID with no Home Button
The iPhone x specs, iPhone X Plus and 8 shows that Apple has changed its approach to recognize features. It omitted the Home Button that was characteristic in all the prior iPhones and replaced it with a different upward Swipe from the bottom.
Apple is adrift from the common Touch ID finger sensors to Face ID. Just like the name indicates, you only need to look at the phone to unlock it. The Face ID is based on a combination of IR system in the front camera and flood illuminator that make the phone recognize your face even in pitch darkness.
- Wireless charging support
iPhone X is engineered with a QI wireless charging system similar to that in iPhone 8. This is the same standard charging system found in other top models in the market. Apple went for the standard wireless system in an effort to help it take root in the market. To take the effort a notch higher, Apple also launched the wireless charge pad called AirPower, for other devices.
- New Apple A11 chip with Apple-designed GPU
iPhone X runs on the new A11 Bionic processor that is also running iPhone 8. The processor is fitted with 2-performance cores, 4-high-efficiency cores, and the pioneer Apple-designed GPU. Therefore, it is a Hexa-Core unique SoC that optimizes internal processing to make the smartphone super-fast.
Other remarkable features of the iPhone X include;
- Vertical 12MP dual cameras with OIS
- 7MP front-facing camera
- 64GB/256GB storage
- Battery life packed with 21 hours of talk time
- Support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps
Other smart devices included in the iPhone X launch event
The iPhone X launch event that took place in the Steve Jacob Theater was also used to announce the latest Apple Watch 3 that has a new eSIM card. The watch eliminates the need to carry your iPhone every you go. The smart watch will be released on September 22.
The event was also used to announce the all new AirPower for charging other Apple devices. The AirPower will be released to the market in 2018.
The iPhone launch event at the Steve Jacob’s ultra-modern theater was used to assert Apple’s commitment not just to bring competitive aesthetics with every device, but always delivering creative products that solve the future tech issues. The theater will also be used for the next iPhone release.