Apple’s big reveal from yesterday’s keynote event, the Apple iPhone X, definitely created some waves in the current smartphone market. Not only does the device shake up the current iPhone formula with a completely new design, performance and features, it also happens to be one of the most expensive smartphones available. While that is cannon fodder for Apple haters, iPhone fans can justify the price with the number of features the iPhone X offers. Here we will break down the Apple iPhone X reveal and show what exactly is Apple doing differently this time.
Apple iPhone X Reveal Breakdown
Since this year marks iPhone’s 10th anniversary, Apple opted for the roman numeral X to denote 10 years of iPhone with its latest flagship offering. A lot of things regarding the iPhone X were already known thanks to a number of leaks but with official details in place now, you can truly appreciate what Apple is trying to do here to rival other high-end devices like Note 8 and Pixel 2 XL.
Adopting the new trend of bezel-less design, the Apple iPhone X features a big 5.8-inch screen which is just the perfect size for daily usage, not too big like Note 8 but still an improvement over the iPhone 7 Plus. However, with this design, Apple had to make some sacrifices and the biggest one was the removal of the Home button. While simply tapping the screen turned on the device for usage, there is a special charm to having a physical button which is gone now.
iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display with a resolution of 2436 x 1135 pixel. Apple claims there is a new technology in place now which will make the screen appear much brighter and with vivid colors as compared to normal OLED displays with similar resolution. The new smartphone is powered by their new A11 Bionic processor which is supposedly 25% better than the A10 Fusion chip previously used. The processor is also optimized for AR capabilities which should benefit the company’s latest ARKit.
iPhone X also has a dual-lens camera at the back, with both sensors 12MP and featuring optical image stabilization, making this the 2nd smartphone in the world to have OIS on both rear cameras, after the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The front camera is a 7MP standard affair with the added benefit of portrait mode now.
Since there is no Home button, the full display approach allowed Apple to go with a complete glass front and back which not only makes the new iPhone dust and water resistant but also enables wireless charging. Sadly, the iPhone X will only be available in two storage models, the base 64GB one and the bigger 256GB option. Unlike previous iPhones, there is also no gold color available as the smartphone will be in Black and Space Gray.
The new Apple device will come with iOS 11 pre installed which brings with it a lot of new enhancements and software features. The Apple digital assistant, Siri will see a lot of noticeable improvements with the new software update. The firmware itself will work alongside the iPhone X and the front facing camera to enable Face ID, the new security feature introducing during the Apple iPhone X Reveal. Apple has removed Touch ID fingerprint scanner to unlock the device or use Apple Pay and in its place, the device will use the front facing camera and facial recognition for security purposes. Other software enhancements include improve multitasking and a fun new addition, Animojis. These 3D animated emojis make sending messages more fun by using Face ID to scan your face and then have the emoji act accordingly with your facial movements.
So there you have it, the Apple iPhone X Reveal breakdown for those who missed the event yesterday. The flagship Apple device celebrating the smartphone’s 10th Anniversary will set you back $1000 for the small 64GB version while the 256GB one will cost $1150. Pre orders for these begin on 27th October before the official launch on 3rd November. The retail package contains EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone jack adapter (since Apple removed the 3.5mm audio jack), Lightning to USB cable and a USB power adapter.