The iPhone X: The Long Promised Flagship Phone Apple is Finally Here

After months of leaks and theories, Apple released its new high-end phone called the iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone Ten"). This new premiere phone from Apple has up to four efficiency A11 Bionic cores that give it unparalleled processing power to drive it's brand new edge-to-edge OLED screen, dual cameras, and face ID sensors. This is the phone you've been waiting for. 

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 This beast has "surgical-grade" stainless steel wrapped around the edges holding its state of the art glass front and back together. It comes in two colors: space gray and silver and they're both water-resistant. 

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This is the first time an Apple phone has a super retina OLED display with a pixel density of 458ppi. It's the biggest iPhone yet, measuring in at 5.8 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 2436 x 1125. Apple's Phil Schiller said that: "It's the first OLED display great enough to be on an iPhone."  The iPhone X also has the companies new True Tone Display technology that they offer in the new iPhone 8 lineup and can also be charged wirelessly along UHD for the first time on a phone.  

Super Retina HD display
  • 5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2436-by-1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • True Tone display
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 3D Touch
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

The biggest change that Apple made with this new model is the removal of the home button. In fact, there's no button at all on the front of it, replacing its function with gestures. You might be saying what happened to the finger print scanner, how will I be able to securely log in. Two words, facial recognition. 

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This type of feature isn't new for smartphones, but Apple has taken it to the next level in the iPhone X by combining an Infrared Camera with the front camera and the flood illuminator, which shines a light on your face so you can unlock your phone in dark places.

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How secure is this vs finger printing? Apple says there's a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of another person being able to look at your phone and unlock it through Face ID. Unless you're a Menedez brother of course. Then your odds of getting into your brother's phone are greater than your odds of parole are. 

But how are the cameras you may ask?


The iPhone X has dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, and it's equipped with optical image stabilization on both lenses. The sensors are larger and faster than previous generations, according to Apple, and with specs like these, you can do a lot. 

Camera Features

  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting (beta)
  • Dual optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Live Photos with stabilization
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Improved local tone mapping
  • Body and face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
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  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Optical zoom; 6x digital zoom
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Body and face detection
  • Noise reduction
  • Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats recorded: HEVC and H.264

True Depth Front Camera

  • 7MP camera
  • Portrait mode
  • Portrait Lighting (beta)
  • Animoji
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Retina Flash
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Body and face detection
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode

All of those features are impressive, but when you give them the raw power of the A11 Bionic cores, it changes things. Yes, it has the same chip as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but the iPhone X has two performance cores, four high-efficiency cores, and the first Apple-designed GPU. It's almost entirely designed in-house by Apple, and they did a lot of work to optimize its internal processing and imaging hardware for augmented reality application through its ARKit framework.

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The iPhone X also supports LTE Advanced and the new Bluetooth 5.0 standard. This is what you get when you buy one.

In the Box

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Pricing & Availability 

The Apple iPhone X will be available for pre-order on September 15, 2017. Pricing starts at $999 for the 64GB model and $1,149 for the 256GB model. 

Source: APPLE