The much-awaited Apple iPhone is here. The company has finally launched the tenth-anniversary edition of its iPhone — iPhone X. Apple iPhone X’s price starts at Rs 89,000, the most-expensive price tag for an iPhone so far. The pre-orders for the smartphone will start on October 27 across 55 countries including India. It will hit the retail stores on November 3. This is the first time that the new iPhones will be launching in India in the first wave.
Apple iPhone X comes with Super Retina edge-to-edge display. It has 458 ppi (resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels), the highest pixel density in an iPhone ever. Larger than the all-new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch OLED screen. This is the first time that an iPhone sports an OLED display. The HDR display supports Dolby Vision and HDR10.
The iPhone X comes with an all-glass front and back. It features what Apple claims is “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone in silver or space gray, while a highly polished, surgical-grade stainless steel band seamlessly wraps around and reinforces iPhone X. A seven-layer color process allows for precise color hues and opacity on the glass finish, and a reflective optical layer enhances the rich colors, making the design as elegant as it is durable while maintaining water and dust resistance.”
Courtesy, the edge-to-edge display, iPhone X bids good bye to the key feature of all the iPhones launched so far, Home Button. It also introduces facial recognition-powered FaceID to iPhones. This FaceID replaces the fingerprint based TouchIDs that made their debut in iPhones in 2013 with iPhone 5S. Apple claims that FaceID is powered by the TrueDepth camera system on the front. This is based on multiple neural networks for real-time face recognition. According to the company, FaceID only unlocks iPhone X when customers look at it and is designed to prevent spoofing by photos or masks. FaceID can also be used to authenticate Apple Pay payments.
At the bottom of the display are flashlight and Camera app shortcuts. iPhone X also introduces a new gesture language, wherein users need to swipe up to go home. Users can say ‘Hey Siri’ or press the larger side button to call Siri. Users need to simply tap on the screen to wake it up.