The iPhone X
It is 10 years since Apple first released the iconic iPhone. To celebrate, Apple unveiled the ‘iPhone X’ (pronounced iPhone 10), in the new ‘Steve Jobs Theatre’. The iPhone X has an all-screen design replacing the classic home button. Set to be released on the 3rd November, Apple boast a better camera, new facial recognition, animated emojis, a longer battery life and wireless charging.
The historical iPhone X is priced at $999 and £999 with new iOS 11 software and on-screen buttons and features in place of the previous standard home button. ‘Animoji’ are the new animated emojis that allow the mapping of facial expressions onto emojis using the iPhone X’s facial system. Available in space grey and silver, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook described the iPhone X as ‘The biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”
The iPhone X’s main Features:
- On-screen buttons
- OLED screen
- Facial recognition
- Faster processer
- Extended battery life
- Qi wireless charging
The iPhone X has a new OLED screen where the top of the screen is the new OLED Super Retina display with the new ‘True Depth’ camera system for Face ID and for selfies in Apple’s Portrait mode. Portrait mode now includes the ability to artificially blur out the background and change the lighting effects across a person’s face. Face ID can be used to unlock the device, to authorise payments and to use as a password. It will also be set to feature in a host of third-party apps.
The back of the iPhone X is glass, whereas the rest of the smartphone is a combination of stainless steel and glass. Apple described the glass as ‘The most durable ever fitted to a smartphone with metal reinforcement.’ The iPhone X has no headphone jack like previous iPhone models, but does have a faster processer (up by last year’s by 70%), and an extended battery life by two hours over the iPhone 7.
‘Qi’ wireless charging is out for the first time for iPhones, where a plate on the back of the phone can charge on an inductive pad that has wireless charging built in. Common in recent Samsung smartphones, it removes the need for a cable.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – Business Phone Systems in Cambridgeshire
Slightly in the shadow of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were also revealed: the updated versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus products.
The main difference to the iPhone X is that both smartphones come without the Neural Engine (no facial recognition) but they do have improved screens and speakers from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus models. They come with a home button and a Touch ID 2 fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 8 models are ‘The first iPhone’s created for augmented reality (AR)’, and they also will feature wireless Qi charging and the latest Bluetooth 5.0.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will come in three colours and start at $699/£699 and $799/£799 respectively. Apple’s latest additions are their answer to the increasing competition from rivals such as Samsung.
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