Is the future of smartphone, iPhone X worth every penny?
The much anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone is finally unveiled, dubbed as iPhone X or iPhone 10. There have been some major changes in the new iPhone, borrowing some of the features from Android. The tech giants, Apple, have not produced any ground breaking innovations in the last few years that we haven’t seen. Will Apple stick to its promise made by Steve Jobs, a decade ago, stating, “Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” Definitely, everything has changed in the new phone. In case, you have missed the live event last night, we have you covered.
The new iconic iPhone sports a front and back glass body with stainless steel on the sides. A display of 458 pixels per inch makes it the highest pixel density ever to be seen in an iPhone, referred to as Super Retina display by Apple. Apart from that, the 5.8 inches screen phone, which possesses a QHD resolution (2436×1125), has been integrated with an OLED display featuring True tone display technology.
Last year, Apple skipped the headphone jack and this year, Home button goes missing in favour of an all display screen phone. In other words, it’s an edge-to-edge screen, which is also a first in an iPhone. It has been replaced with an upward swipe from the bottom of the phone. Without the Home or Touch ID sensor, fingerprint sensor gives a complete omit, relying solely on the Face ID recognition. Face ID unlocks the phone just by looking at it, which is situated in the notch at the top of the phone. Apple suggests Face ID uses the front camera, combined with an IR system and flood illuminator so your face can be recognized even in darkness. Moreover, it is more secure than the Touch ID and chances of being unlocked by an unknown person are one in a million. Face ID and alpha numeric codes are the only forms of biometric authentication that can be used for unlocking the Apple Pay as well as all third party apps.
The iPhone X has a setup of 12MP dual rear cameras with both lenses equipped with optical image stabilization. The main camera has an aperture of f/1.8 while the telephoto lens has f/2.4. The quad-LED True Tone flash sits between the two cameras. The front camera, which works for authentication can also be used to click selfies with a new feature, known as Portrait Lighting feature, similarly like the Portrait mode.
The flagship device has also introduced a new in-built chipset, an A11 Bionic processor, which is a hexacore SoC, powered by a 3GB RAM. With the help of internal processing and hardware, augmented reality was developed through its ARKit framework to give you, real life like images. iOS 11 will be operating in the new phone, aiding in intuitive gestures and a new form of emoticons, dubbed as Animojis.
Finally, Apple sets its foot into Wireless charging with Qi technology that is used by Android manufacturers. Apple claims the battery life of iPhone X will last two hours more than the iPhone 7. However, the brand can breathe a sigh of relief with Wireless charging feature and battery will be more optimized due to the OLED display, which sucks up less battery life as compared to LCD screens. Lastly, wireless connections comprise of- LTE advanced and Bluetooth 5.0 standard.
The iPhone X will retail at $999 (approximately INR 80,000) for 64GB variant and $1,149 (approximately INR 93,000) for the 256GB variant. Pre-orders begin on October 27 and shipping will start from November 3.