Apple has unveiled its long-rumoured iPhone X to mark the 10-year anniversary of the first ever iPhone.
Pronounced ‘iPhone ten’, like the Roman numeral it represents, the device was launched alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The launch happened at an event at the company’s new “spaceship campus” in California.
Along with a radical new edge-to-edge design, the iPhone X includes new tech that enables users to unlock the handset with their face. Not only this, animated emojis called ‘Animojis’ will mirror the user’s facial expressions.
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Instead of the aluminium casing used in last year’s iPhone 7, the new iPhone X has an all-glass enclosure.
This isn’t the first time Apple has used glass in its iPhones. The iPhone 4 and 4s had glass front and back panels. They had a stainless-steel band sandwiched between the two.
However, these phones were plagued by durability issues, with many customers claiming their phones cracked too easily when dropped.
Apple claims that the glass used in the iPhone X is the most durable glass to ever appear in a smartphone.
It also features a new cutting-edge OLED display with practically no bezels. This means blacker blacks and brighter whites, lower power consumption and faster response times compared to LED displays.
The handset has a cutting-edge Super Retina OLED screen, measuring 5.8 inches diagonally across.
No home button anymore
For the first time ever, the home button has been completely replaced.
The large touch screen, combined with the new iOS 11 software are both the new home button. How – users simply swipe up from the foot of the screen at any time to return to the Home screen.
The handset’s biggest attraction is the TrueDepth camera which enables users to unlock their phone using a facial recognition system called Face ID. Using depth-sensing technologies, the system can map and recognise the user’s face, even in the dark.
This technology also enables the user to send ‘Animojis’ based on their facial expressions.
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