Today Apple announced three new iPhones. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (pronounced “ten”). Here are the details of the iPhone X announced today:
Pre-Orders Open: October 27th, 2017
iPhone X Ships: November 3rd, 2017
Storage Sizes & Pricing
Retail Price: $999
iPhone Upgrade Program: $49.91/month
Retail Price: $1,149
iPhone Upgrade Program: $56.16/month
Edge-toEdge Glass OLED Display
In today’s announcement we learned of the 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display (with a 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458 pixels per inch) that will be featured on the iPhone X. This display has full HDR support in Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats. The inclusion of True Tone technology (also on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus) senses the ambient light and adapts the screen to match the surrounding lighting. This results in noticeably more natural and paper-like on-screen imagery.
The new iPhone X doesn’t have a home button, but uses touch gestured to go ‘home’ and access bottom menus. The A11 Bionic neural processor enables facial recognition, powered by the GPU that is capable of 60 frames per second. Facial recognition will be an alternate method of unlocking the iPhone and authorizing ApplePay payments.
Physical Size of iPhone X
The iPhone X measures 5.8″ diagonally, the largest display introduced in an iPhone yet. Hold judgement, because with no bezels on the edge of the screen, it is only slightly bigger than an iPhone 8, and still smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus.
New Camera on iPhone X
The iPhone X features a 7-megapixel front-facing camera will full facial recognition technology. On the back of the iPhone X is a vertically aligned dual-lens TrueDepth 12MP camera, showcasing Quad-LED True Tone flash with dual optical image stabilization. The back two cameras contain a f1.8 wide angle lens and an f/2.4 aperture telephoto lens.
Just like the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone X will support Qi-based inductive wireless charging. By utilizing the Qi wireless charging standard (also available in many Android phones) the iPhone X will be able to charge wirelessly using any Qi-certified inductive charging device.