Apple’s grand launch event this week grabbed many eyeballs. With the release of an array of products like iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 plus, Apple has created waves in the industry. But the show stopper of the event has been the iPhone X. Priced at $999, the company packs a combo of iOS, a bezel-less OLED screen, wireless charging, and a polished glass back. The 256 GB iPhone X will cost $1,149, £1,149, AU$1,829. Sadly, there’s no option in between, if you were hoping for a 128 GB iPhone X.
Apple managed to make the iPhone X bigger, yet smaller at the same time. It’ll have a more expensive 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen, but the size is actually smaller than a Plus-sized iPhone. It also feels lighter. The iPhone X dimensions give you a shorter height of 5.65 inches (143.6 mm) and, importantly, a smaller width of 2.79 inches (70.9 mm) compared to a Plus phone. It weights a lighter 6.14 ounces (174 grams), too. Like last year’s iPhone, the iPhone X is waterproof, or water-resistant. It has an IP 67 rating, which means the phone can be 1m (about 3.3 feet) underwater for 30 minutes, according to Apple’s tests. Apple’s new iPhone X screen is considered an all-screen display, or what it calls a ‘Super Retina Display.’
It uses a 5.8-inch OLED display, a first for an iPhone since its used LCD displays before. Apple says it’s the first OLED that’s great enough to be on an iPhone. The iPhone comes stacked with a number of features. Animoji has Apple taking emoji to the next level, utilizing its TrueDepth camera to mirror your facial expressions on animals or other things giving you a free hand in creativity. The major highlight of this phone is the FaceID which has replaced the TouchID. iPhone X uses its front-facing 7 MP TrueDepth camera and its multiple sensors, including a sophisticated dot projector to map a user’s face. The infrared camera makes it possible for the feature to work even in the dark. The 12 MP dual lens camera gives enhanced optical image stabilization and better portrait mode due to portrait lighting. The only feature missing from the device is the home button due to its bezel-less screen. So users will have to flick an app upward from the bottom to view the home screen.
Besides U.S the device is also available in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar, with the 64 GB iPhone X costing AED/SAR 4099 while the 256 GB model is AED/SAR 4729. US carriers like Verizon and AT&T are charging $42 a month for one year and allow you to upgrade to a new iPhone next year if you trade in your device. The Apple’s iPhone Upgrade program starts at $49.91 but includes AppleCare+.