Apple unveils the iPhone X

12 September 2017, 14:18:59

Apple unveils the iPhone XApple unveils the iPhone X (it is read iPhone Ten) in space grey and silver colours. The body is made of surgical-grade stainless steel and is dust- and water resistant. The display has a 5.8-inch diagonal size and a 458 ppi pixel density on a 1125 x 2436 resolution. It employs an OLED panel and is the first OLED display on an iPhone. The screen supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision along with 3D Touch. There is no Home button. A swipe from the bottom lands you on the home screen. The same swipe but holding on to it for a second opens the Task manager. The device offers face recognition called Face ID. This is the way to unlock your smartphone. The TrueDepth camera system in the tiny area above the display includes an IR camera, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, flood illuminator, speaker, microphone, front camera, and dot projector. For the facial recognition, your face data is compared against a neural network image. A multitude of those is created for Face ID. Especially for this purpose is created the A11 Bionic neural engine. It learns who you are and adapts in time. Cannot be fooled by photos and recognizes you even if you change your hairstyle, wear glasses or a hat. It can be used with Apple Pay.

iPhone X has two 12MP rear shooters with an f/1.8 and an f/2.4 lens, respectively. They offer larger and faster sensors, new colour filter, deeper pixels. Both shooters employ optical image stabilisation. They are excellent for 4K video and AR applications. On the front, a TrueDepth camera sits with a Portrait Mode as well and Portrait Lighting, too. Just like iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, it has dual stereo speakers and supports Qi wireless charging. The AirPower 3-in-1 wireless charger has just been shown off. It will be available next year. iPhone X arrives in 64Gb and 256GB configurations, the basic one is priced at USD 999. The smartphone will go on sale on November 3rd.

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