iPhone X: the tenth anniversary shows Apple's vision for perfection

iPhone X: the tenth anniversary shows Apple's vision for perfection

Apple just unveiled its three new smartphones, and the iPhone X ("iPhone Ten") is the star of the show next to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. For the tenth anniversary of the iPhone from Cupertino, Apple is flexing its muscles with the new iPhone X.

Apple iPhone X: Price and release date

The iPhone X will be the most expensive of the three iPhones announced, and it will be available for pre-order on October 27. Delivery should begin on November 3. The colors will be silver and black, and it will cost $999 in the US. 

Apple iPhone X: Display and design

With the design of the iPhone X, Apple is changing things up in a big way. The old top and bottom bezels are gone, and the more modern bezel-less design is finally here. The iPhone X's display takes up the whole front of the device, leaving a small cutout at the top for the earphone, front camera and sensors at the top. Even the home button is gone. Now you just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go home. Apple has never changed things so radically.

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Apple iPhone X / © Apple

The iPhone X weighs 174 grams and is 7.7 mm thick. It is a little bigger than the iPhone 8, but significantly smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, bringing yet another size option to Apple customers. The housing consists of glass surfaces on the front and at the back, held together by a polished steel frame. The dual camera is vertically oriented, unlike the iPhone 8 Plus which remained horizontal.

The fingerprint sensor is no longer available on the iPhone X. Touch ID became Face ID, allowing you to unlock your phone via facial detection. A special infrared camera and some associated sensors on the front of the smartphone are responsible for this. The calculation takes place over the Bionic engine in the new processor, and the data is processed on the iPhone itself and not sent to the cloud. On the bottom sits the Lightning port, and there's no headphone jack.

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Glass and metal / © Apple

Apple iPhone X: Specs and features

The OLED display of the iPhone X measures 5.8 inches diagonally, with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels, a pixel density of 458 ppi and it covers almost the entire front of the anniversary iPhones. The Super Retina display panels for the iPhone X display are from Apple's competitor Samsung, but Apple may be looking for another supplier and have LG in mind according to rumors.

The processor in the iPhone X is new. It is called the A11 and has six cores. Two fast, high-performance cores are supported by four, more efficient cores. The Apple A11 is manufactured, like the competition, with a 10 nanometer process. The internal memory of the iPhone X is 64 or 256 GB. As usual, there's no information about the battery capacity given, but it should last two hours longer than that of the iPhone 7. Also, the iPhone X supports wireless charging over the Qi standard. It's own wireless charger is called the Apple AirPower, and it should be available next year.

Apple iPhone X technical specifications

Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 174 g
Battery size: 2716 mAh
Screen size: 5.8 in
Display technology: AMOLED
Screen: 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 ppi)
Front camera: 7 megapixels
Rear camera: 12 megapixels
Flashlight: LED
Internal storage: 64 GB
256 GB
Removable storage: Not available
Chipset: Apple A11 Bionic
Number of cores: 6
Max. clock speed: 2.4 GHz
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0

Apple iPhone X: Camera

The iPhone X has the dual camera of the iPhone 8 Plus on board, only in a different orientation. This means two 12 MP sensors and an aperture of f / 1.8 and f / 2.4. Both the telephoto lens and the normal camera have a optical image stabilization. The camera comes with a new portrait mode that makes adjusting the lighting possible.

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Both lenses on the dual camera are stabilized. / © NextPit

Apple iPhone X: Software

The iPhone X comes with iOS 11. The new Apple operating system has been revised visually and now comes to us looking more fresh and modern. The notifications resemble their counterparts on Android more closely than ever. The Control Center has been redesigned by Apple, and a file explorer has been added. However, the biggest addition to iOS 11 is ARKit. Apple wants its own ecosystem, and so it's pushing forward in the AR and VR sphere. Read more about iOS 11 and ARKit here:

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  • David Martrano Sep 17, 2017 Link to comment

    Apple's release date is Nov 3rd, the X was yesterday Sep 15. Why do we have to wait so long? Now I have been reading you'll be lucky to get one by Jan 1st! Yikes!

  • Iqbal Hossain Sep 15, 2017 Link to comment

    Haha. LOL
    Apple is doing very good in coping!
    If we scan there features with a scanner 80% will be copy content (supposing as an article) :D

  • Albin Foro Sep 15, 2017 Link to comment

    Everyone should just relax about the "Notch" - I've cut out the tops of Post-It notes in that shape and attached them to the tops of my eyeglasses - now the whole world has a Notch just like the iPhone X. I'm sure that in good time the Notch will move from an AR (augmented reality) enhancement on the iPhone X screen to be a regular feature of lenses, screens, all cameras, screens, doorways and windows everywhere you look.

  • solis Sep 14, 2017 Link to comment

    Hardly perfection, when the new phone has a rather unsightly cutout, a big camera bump, and it's missing two core features now: the headphone jack AND the fingerprint reader. Both omissions caused by greed in the first case and inability to deliver the in-glass sensor in the second case, rebranded as innovation.

    • David Martrano Sep 17, 2017 Link to comment

      Won't the cut out or black bar take away from viewing video's?

  • Ian Holmes Sep 14, 2017 Link to comment

    $999 for a phone with no fingerprint scanner on it! Oh well I guess the Apple faithful and obsessed will still part with their money.

  • storm Sep 14, 2017 Link to comment

    More like apples stealing and polishing ideas other people have already developed and put in the market

  • Françoise Deighan Sep 13, 2017 Link to comment

    Nothing spectacular to pay that price, rather boting

  • gadgetssai Sep 13, 2017 Link to comment

    wow... iphone X get ready to sell your kidney to buy this.... lol

  • An Droid Sep 13, 2017 Link to comment

    Dat camera bump though!

    • David Martrano Sep 17, 2017 Link to comment

      Dat camera hump, the black bar, 3gb's, don't know what size the battery is. Copied the OIS on the duel camera's from the note. But now has wireless, facial recognition, all this for a g whiz. Yikes, I would rather have the feature packed note8, hands down!

  • Andrew Burgin Sep 13, 2017 Link to comment

    Loads of consumers who purchase this current iPhone,will end up with smashed camera lens,as people love putting there phones down next to them and these camera humps will not helpful, if they price the phone so highly what will be the tempered glass screen price cost,Apple just love ripping it's phone users off which is so disgusting,why didn't Apple mention anything about the battery in there conference plus waterproofing of the new phone,they always keep away from being honest on the main parts people want to know about

  • Dazzler Sep 13, 2017 Link to comment

    I have no interest in this phone whatsoever.

    I see nothing here that is any better than the Samsung S8, yet (in Australia) the iphone X is $400 more expensive, or $700 more if you need more than 64GB storage.

    Going to be interesting to see if people start switching to Android, the iphone 8 looks identical to the 2014 iphone 6 and even has the same HD ready screen resolution, in that time Android devices have gone from HD ready to QHD and look much more futuristic.

  • Dean L. Sep 13, 2017 Link to comment

    At least Apple didn't put a fingerprint sensor right next to the camera. And we kept hearing how the note 8 was going to have facial recognition and that didn't come but Apple was able to make that happen. Watching phone releases from Samsung and Apple is like watching a tennis match.

    • Ryan Sep 13, 2017 Link to comment

      Better off w/o facial recognition Because no one has perfected the technology yet. pictures of faces unlocked phones when they were testing it. I wouldn't buy the X simply for that reason.

    • Françoise Deighan Sep 13, 2017 Link to comment

      Maybe ping pong and tennis, not even close.

    • Shu On Kwok Sep 14, 2017 Link to comment

      The Note 8 has the face recognition system implemented and usable, but it´s indeed unsecure and is only for user who wants to unlock the phone fast. the more secure system on the note 8 is still the fingerprint reader, even it´s on an awkward place. The most secure system on the Galaxy Note 8 is the iris scanner. (fallback stays the Pattern, PIN or Passcode (6 digits)

      Apples FaceID is not comparable with the Face recognition system on the Note8. FaceID is more comparable with LGs approach. As LG is using software system to scan your face apple is adding a dot projector in addition to the front camera. That projector is able to project 30.000 dots on the face and the front facing camera will than take images. with these added information apple can "map" your face. it will recognize when your eyes are closed, open, if you are looking on your phone or not... so please don´t just compare face recognition with face recognition.. its like comparing a fingerprint sensor with a document scanner.

    • David Martrano Sep 17, 2017 Link to comment

      Dean, it took me a whole 24hrs to get use to the fingerprint scanner next to the camera. To me it's no big deal. Kinda of like it where it's at!

  • Peter Harwood Sep 12, 2017 Link to comment

    Looks as if apple are taking samsungs mistakes and putting a god awful sticking out camera on the back?

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