Apple has launched the tenth-anniversary edition of iPhone — iPhone X. At a starting price of Rs 89,000 ($999), iPhone X is the company’s most expensive iPhone launched so far. Apple CEO Tim Cook called iPhone X “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”
- Apple iPhone X is the only one of the three new iPhones launched (other being iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) to have an 5.8-inch OLED display. It features Apple’s highest resolution phone display: 2436 x 1125 pixels at 458 pixels per inch density (ppi). The company has termed this Super Retina display. The HDR display also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10.
- Apple iPhone X comes with an all-glass front and back. It features what Apple claims is “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in silver or space gray, while a highly polished, surgical-grade stainless steel band seamlessly wraps around and reinforces iPhone X. A seven-layer color process allows for precise color hues and opacity on the glass finish, and a reflective optical layer enhances the rich colors, making the design as elegant as it is durable, while maintaining water and dust resistance.”
- Courtesy edge-to-edge display, there’s no Home button on iPhone X. Users now just need to tap on the smartphone to ‘wake it up’. It has also got a new gesture language, swiping up will launch the multi-tasking screen. To switch to another app, users just need to pause mid-swipe. Holding the larger side button will launch Siri.
- There’s no fingerprint sensor in iPhone X. The TouchID has been replaced by FaceID. iPhone X uses facial recognition to unlock. Users can set up FaceID by letting their iPhone X make a detailed digital “map” of their face. Apple claims that FaceID is much easier and safer. According to the company, there’s a one in a million chance of someone being able to ‘hack’ your phone. FaceID is said to be powered by ‘neural engine’ powered by the company’s A11 Bionic processor.