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Apple releases groundbreaking iPhone X
September 13, 2017

Apple has just released its latest iPhone and this one really is a gamechanger for the company.

 

 

 

iPhone X released 

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple introduced the iPhone X. It has no start button, scans your face to unlock and costs at least US$999 plus tax.

The new iPhone X kills the home button to make room for a larger screen. It has an edge-to-edge display, glass in the front and back, wireless charging so you can leave the cables at home, a surgical grade stainless steel band around the edges. It is resistant to water and dust.

The 5.8-inch OLED screen is not only larger, it also contains 458 pixels per inch. Apple calls it the Super Retina Display. It supports HDR, has a contrast ratio of millions to one and greater color accuracy.

The iPhone X's jampacked features

The loss of the start button means that there is no more fingerprint sensor. To unlock your phone, you can use your face with a new technology called Face ID. The cameras and the front sensors create a map of your face to determine if you are the owner of the phone. It uses an infrared light to operate in the dark.

Apple claims face detection is safer than fingerprints – that there is a one in 50,000 chance that a random person could unlock the phone with your fingerprint, but only a 1 in a million chance with face detection.

The company also introduced a Face ID feature called Animoji, which is an animated emoji that mimics your facial expressions. For example, you can greet your friends like a puppy.

Apple spent a significant amount of time improving its dual 12MP cameras with image stabilization. Schiller said the new front cameras will "revolutionize" the selfies by adding portrait mode.

The iPhone X’s wireless charging is another breakthrough. It is based on the Qi wireless charge, which Apple believes will be available in cafes, shops and airports around the world in the near future, so people will be able to charge anywhere.

The iPhone X will have a base price of $999 and will begin shipping November 3, more than a month after all other devices announced Tuesday.

For those who are not willing to pay a thousand dollars for a new iPhone, the options of the iPhone 8 options are cheaper and also offer good features. They are faster, tougher and better for taking pictures than the previous iPhone.

On the surface, the devices look like the iPhone 7. The iPhone 8 is 4.7 inches and the iPhone 8 Plus is 5.5 inches. But inside there is an "A11 bionic chip" and an improved camera sensor. There are new camera modes, including an expanded portrait mode that allows you to change the lighting effects after taking the photo.

The company also announced some of the new features coming to iOS 11, including augmented reality.