Apple iPhone X Pre Orders Begin On 27th October – Here’s What You Need To Know
Apple launched the highly anticipated iPhone X on the 12th of September along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Tim Cook took to stage to announce that the new marquee smartphone will have very thin bezels and now home button. The navigation inside the phone will be controlled by gestures and there will be no TouchID. Considering the tedious process of manufacturing and new technologies used by Apple, it was reported that the iPhone X will made made in limited numbers in 2017 and full-fledged manufacturing will start in 2018.
The iPhone X is hands down the most anticipated iPhone ion the recent past and is dubbed as the “true successor” of the original iPhone which was launched in 2007. The design language is completely different from what we’ve become accustomed to seeing with an iPhone. The new facial recognition technology is apparently more convenient and safer than TouchID while the bezel-less display with a notch at the top has been well-received. The iPhone X will detect your face even in the dark by mapping your face. Apple claims the chances of someone else unlocking your iPhone through FaceID is one in a million. FaceID will work with Apple Pay and third party apps that supported TouchID. Another feature is called Animojis wherein you can create emojis controlled by your face and share it on iMessage.
The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch 2436 x 1125 px OLED True Tone Super Retina display with minimal bezels around it. The phone runs iOS 11 and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery which charges through the Apple signature lightning port placed at the bottom of the phone. Because of the all-glass design, the iPhone X also has wireless charging like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Under the hood, the smartphone has the Apple A11 Bionic chipset with a neural engine, a hexacore processor, 3GB of RAM and storage options of 64GB, and 256GB. As is with every iPhone, the onboard storage can not be expanded via a microSD card. The small bezels mean there is no physical home button, which is now replaced with gestures for navigation. Siri is activated by pressing the now larger lock/unlock button. The iPhone X is also IP67 certified for water and dust resistance, and wireless charging.
The iPhone X has vertically placed dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, and it’s equipped with dual optical image stabilisation. The sensors are both larger and faster, according to Apple, and the main camera is equipped with a wide angle lens and has an f/1.8 aperture while the secondary telephoto lens has an f/2.4 aperture. In between the two cameras is a quad-LED True Tone flash. Both the front and back cameras have the portrait mode. On the front is a 7MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture. Both the rear cameras and the front camera have the portrait lighting feature, just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The iPhone X is priced at US$999 for the 64GB variant in the US, GBP 999 in the UK and Rs 89000 in India for the 64GB variant. Pre-orders for the smartphone begin on the 27th of October and the device will go on sale on the 3rd of November.