Apple’s September 12 event was a very exciting one – for me at least. The iPhone X was the main highlight of the event, after the announcement of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, when Coock said, ‘We have one more thing’ everyone cheers up with applause and Cook represent the future of smartphone – 10 years after the launch of the phone that redefined what “smartphone” means, we have the iPhone X (pronounced ten). The beauty of iPhone X is all-screen edge to edge display without any home button; yes the sole hardware button that controlled iOS has been retired.
We can find a 5.8” company’s first AMOLED edge to edge display which company called Super Retina Display, with a 458ppi pixel density and 1125x2436px resolution with million-to-one-contrast ratio. The display also supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
We can find a cut out on top of the display which hosts a range of sensors including flood illuminator, infrared camera, front camera, and dot projector to allow customers to unlock the iPhone X by just looking at it. This is the new way of unlocking the phone which company called FaceID.
Face ID is faster and more secure than the TouchID, it uses flood illuminator and a projector that paints 30,000 points on your face along with the algorithm which drives the hardware. The facial recognition grows with time. It learns your face and adapts to your face. It works in day, it works in night. Face ID will work with Apple Pay and third-party apps as well. The system is much more secure than TouchID, with a failure rate of 1,000,000 to 1 (fingerprints are good for 50,000:1). Apple used 3D masks to test the system and they didn’t work – to unlock the phone, you need to pay attention to the phone.
The depth-gauging front camera can be used for another purpose. You can create animated emojis – called Animoji – that resemble your facial expressions. You can send a fixed expression or record a whole animated message with your voice. As of now users can make use of this feature in iMessage, hopefully we can get the future in other messaging apps soon.
As we can see there is no home button in iPhone X, it uses swipe gestures for various operations. You can use tap to wake your iPhone. Once the screen is on, you can swipe up to unlock. This swipe gesture is also used to bring the multitasking UI (swipe up and hold) and to go back to the home screen (swipe up to “throw” the app). And the control center is now moved on to the top.
The iPhone X is powered by the new Apple A11 bionic chip which includes two performance and four energy efficient cores. The device also comes with IP67 certification, making it water and dust resistant.
The iPhone X comes equipped with a combination of two 12MP sensors, one is with f/1.8 aperture and second one is with an f/2.4 aperture both have optical image stabilization and the quad-LED flash now supports slow sync. The camera of the iPhone X is also the first mobile cam to shoot 4K 2160p video at 60fps. The highest possible 1080p frame rate also doubled, now reaching the impressive 240fps. On the front it has a 7MP selfie camera, now both front and rare cameras are capable to take portrait shots with the help of Apple’s Portrait lighting mode.
For the first time iPhone X is now support wireless charging, it uses the popular Qi standard. Apple also introduced AirPower, the new wireless charger from Apple but will be available from the next yaer. It can charge iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously and you can see the battery charge of each device on the iPhone screen. The iPhone X battery lasts 2 hours more than the iPhone 7 battery and with the help of fast charging the iPhone X can gain 50% charge in 30 minutes.
Pre-booking for the new iPhone X will starts from October’27 and shipping will starts from November 3. It will be available in Silver and Space Grey color options.The 64GB model will cost $999 in U.S. and Rs. 89,000 in India while 256GB model will cost Rs. 1,02,000.
Written with the inputs from GSMArena