The day that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and now we officially know what the much-anticipated iPhone X not only looks like, but packs underneath the surface.
First off, the 10th anniversary phone boasts an all-glass design, paired with a stainless steel band. A 5.8-inch Super Retina display then accounts for the most aesthetically pleasing iPhone to date.
In addition, the device welcomes an A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging, and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization.
Even the way you access/unlock the iPhone X has been revamped, as users will make use of Face ID recognition via the new TrueDepth camera, projecting more than 30,000 invisible IR dots to accurately detect your likeness.
The aforementioned (water and dust-resistant) glass design finds Apple taking advantage of the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, as the display ultimately follows the curves of the device. This is then reinforced by a stainless steel band. Next, a seven-layer color process allows for precise color hues and opacity on the glass.
iPhone X’s HDR display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, while True Tone dynamically adjusts the white balance of the display to match the surrounding light. Now that the home button has been done away with, the Super Retina display is even more sensitive to fast and fluid gestures, as you simply swipe up from the bottom go return home from anywhere.
The cameras on iPhone X are also custom tuned for the ultimate AR experience, with each being individually calibrated with new gyroscopes and accelerometers for accurate motion tracking. In addition, you can record 4K video up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo up to 240fps.
There is now even more fun to be had while messaging as Apple introduces new animated emojis, dubbed Animojis. Users can in turn record and send Animoji messages that mimic facial expressions and come to life via a dozen different Animojis, including a panda, unicorn and robot.
Thanks to the A11 Bionic chip, iPhone X delivers up to 30 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation, all while powering AR apps and immersive 3D games.
And when it comes to charging the new iPhone, you won’t need to worry with anymore plugging and unplugging; Apple is going wireless. The glass back design enables a truly innovative wireless charging solution working with the established Qi ecosystem. Not only will you be able to wirelessly charge your iPhone X, but you can simultaneously juice your Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods on a single charging mat.
iPhone X will be available in silver and space gray in 64GB and 256GB models starting at $999 USD. Pre-orders begin October 27, as the phone then becomes available November 3.
Now be sure to check out the all-new Apple TV, compatible with 4K and HDR streaming.