- Apple's New iPhone X Features The Coolest Five Things
- Apple has unveiled the iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater. In addition to iPhone X, the company introduced the iPhone 8 line up, the new Apple TV including new iTunes and the new Apple Watch.
The iPhone X featured an edge-to-edge OLED "Super Retina" display, Face ID facial recognition unlocking, "Animoji" animated emoji, wireless inductive charging and a significantly faster custom "A11 Bionic" processor chip.
The iPhone X will be available on November 3 starting at $999.
The iPhone X has a radical new design with a super-high-resolution screen that takes up nearly the entire face of the device, except for a slender cutaway area for the front-facing camera and other sensors. It's an OLED (Organic LED) display that Apple's calling "Super Retina," with 458 pixels-per-inch.
Also, the iPhone X has no dedicated Home button.
Users can unlock the iPhone X simply by looking at it, thanks to an array of new sensors and technology powering what Apple calls "Face ID." Users set up Face ID by letting the iPhone X make a detailed digital "map" of their face. The device then scans the user to check for a match before unlocking.
With the iPhone X, a handful of emoji can be customized with your own facial expressions, Apple says. The feature works with the front-facing camera and other algorithmic technology baked into Face ID's recognition tools. It's built into Apple Messages, the company's iMessage texting app, and emojis including a robot, panda and cat are capable of becoming Animoji.
As with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X will support wireless inductive charging, a way to provide electrical charge to devices without plugging cables into them. Simply place the iPhone X on a compatible mat, and the device will top itself up.
Apple also announced AirPower, which can simultaneously charge an iPhone, an Apple Watch. AirPower will be available next year.
The iPhone X is powered by Apple's new A11 Bionic chip. That's the same processor in the iPhone 8, which Apple says will result in better gaming, higher quality photos and can better power augmented reality experiences.
- source : 9to5mac