Mariah Partin, Staff Writer
Last month, Apple Inc. introduced new smartwatches, an Apple TV, the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. However, the main attraction was the new iPhone X, set for release on Nov. 3. According to ABC news, Apple’s senior vice president Phil Schiller and CEO Tim Cook presented the iPhone 8 and iPhone X at a launch in Cupertino, Calif. The iPhone X is available for preorder on Oct. 27 with a starting price of 999 dollars.
In an article by KTLA News, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple said the iPhone X is “the future of the smartphone.” Although we think we’d expect anything less, given Apple’s history of keeping people constantly intrigued by its technology. Another important fact about the new iPhone X according to Apple’s executives is that the X actually stands for “ten.”
The phone also features an all-glass design, with a glass front and back. This is also a feature on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as well. The feature allows for the phone to be charged wirelessly. To help ease your mind about the idea of carrying an all glass phone, Apple has said it is “the most durable” glass they’ve ever used in a smartphone.
To reiterate, the front of the iPhone X is all screen, they’ve officially done away with the home button. This new screen measures 5.8 inches diagonally. Some of the past iPhones allow you to unlock your device or apps with a fingerprint scan but the iPhone X is now offering the ability to unlock your phone by using facial recognition. According to Apple, the iPhone X comes with two types of storage capacities, 64GB and 256GB.
What may come as a disappointment to some, the iPhone X still lacks the headphone jack, something that was removed with the iPhone 7. In addition to the phone, you will also find a five-watt power adapter, a USB cable, a headphone jack adapter and earphones with the lightning connector all in the box. The new iPhone X only comes in two colors, silver and space gray. At least it makes the choice a little easier. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offer silver, space gray and gold. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are starting at 699 dollars and 799 dollars.
At this event, it was revealed that the iPhone X will come with a stainless-steel case. The camera on the iPhone X will feature portrait mode with a portrait lighting feature. Schiller said that the chances of a random person unlocking your phone are one in a million. The coolest part? It adapts to your face over time. “Animoji” is also going to be a new addition to this prestigious smartphone, animated emojis that mimic the user’s facial expressions. Many are predicting iPhone users will go out and buy the iPhone X because it’s the newest on the market, while others are saying it will help sales of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by making them look like the better and cheaper deal.