In my last blog about iPhone 8 and Iphone 8 Plus, I had mentioned that there’s one more thing. I am sure you know what that is. Yes, it’s the iPhone X! Apple claims this is the biggest leap forward since the launch of the original iPhone, which was 10 years ago.
The change is visible right away on the iPhone X. Guess what? The ever-so-popular home button on the iPhone is no more! The latest iPhone is an all-screen phone – edge to edge, top to bottom. Like the iPhone 8, the iPhone X has glass body on the front and back. The band is made from a highly durable surgical grade stainless steel. Apple’s newest smartphone is engineered to be water- and dust-resistant at a microscopic level. At the top of the phone, Apple has cleverly stored the camera, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, speaker, and microphone.
iPhone X features an all new Super Retina Display which uses OLED technology. The display is 5.8” on the diagonal with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels, that’s over 2.7 million pixels. The 458 ppi on this device is the highest resolution in pixel density ever in an iPhone. Super Retina Display offers great contrast, high resolution, thinness, brightness, wide colour support, and great colour accuracy. Experience lifelike photos and videos on the new iPhone X as the Super Retina Display supports HDR display, Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats, one million-to-one contrast ratio, 3D Touch, and True Tone Display.
Like we mentioned earlier, there is no Home button on this device, so how do you access it? All you have to do is just tap on the screen and the phone wakes up. It’s that easy! Swipe up from the bottom to access the Home screen. For multi-tasking, swipe up from bottom and pause for a second in the middle of the screen and all the applications you were using shows up. Well one more important question is how do we use Siri? Just press the side button on iPhone X to talk to talk to your favourite personal assistant, Siri.
Okay, so now how do we unlock the new iPhone? To unlock the iPhone X, you have to look at the phone until it recognises you, using the TrueDepth camera system. This feature is called Face ID. This is perhaps the most important and the differentiating feature on the iPhone X. Face ID is a futuristic face authentication system, which is backed by the revolutionary TrueDepth camera. Enrolment to Face ID is fast, simple and easy. It’s natural and user’s privacy is highly secure. Face ID is super intelligent. It is designed to adapt over time, so that it can recognise your face even if you change your hairstyle, put on glasses, hat, grow beard, and even at night. Face ID works with Apple pay and third-party apps.
While there are many new features worth mentioning, TrueDepth camera is the most interesting feature for me. Made up of state-of-the-art technology, this camera system is equipped with Infrared camera, Flood illuminator, Front Camera, Dot Projector. When you look at the iPhone X, it detects your face with the flood illuminator, even in the dark. The Infrared camera takes an IR image. The dot projector projects over 30,000 invisible IR dots. The Neural networks then create a mathematical image of your face. Finally, the powerful A11 BIONIC Neural Engine processes the face recognition. Neural Engine is a dual-core design, ultra-fast processing system. Its dual-core design can perform over 600 billion operations per second and it’s used to the real-time processing of facial recognition.
iPhone X will change the way you use text messages with the new Animoji feature. It brings to life the popular emoji in an animated avatar. With the help of the Face ID, Animoji uses your facial expressions to create an animated version of the enticing emoji. Make your conversations fun and interesting by sending Animoji with audio message.
iPhone X flaunts 12MP dual rear cameras — telephoto and wide angle cameras. The sensors are larger and faster with new colour filter and deeper pixels. The cameras have f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures and are packed with dual optical image stabilisation, which offers better low light zoom. iPhone X camera features improved video stabilisation and Quad-LED True Tone flash, which provides 2X better uniformity of light on the subject. TrueDepth front camera for Portrait mode will be a treat for selfie enthusiasts and it also supports Portrait Lighting, which will instantly transform you into a professional photographer.
The battery life on the new smartphone lasts two hours more than that of iPhone 7. Like the iPhone 8, the battery on the iPhone X is designed for wireless charging.
iPhone X comes in Space Grey and Silver. It is available in two variants, 64GB and 256GB in terms of configurations. The price of this brand new iPhone starts from $999. Pre-order starts from Oct 27 and it will be available for users from November 3, 2017.