The New iPhone X Is Breathtaking, and Yes, It Costs £999
Finally! After months of speculation and rumours, Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone is coming — and it's called the iPhone X. The company announced the revolutionary iPhone at an event on 12 Sept. Check out some of the details ahead (including its eyebrow-raising price):
- A redesigned display: The new iPhone display is 5.8 inches and is an organic light emitting diode (OLED), bezel-free screen.
- No more home button: The iPhone X will do away with the home button and Touch ID and instead introduce Face ID, a new facial recognition technology.
- Face ID promises to be secure: Apple also ensures Face ID will learn your face and "adapt" to any change such as different hairstyles, lighting, and wardrobe.
- A new way to charge: Say goodbye to your fraying iPhone charging cords; the new iPhone will come with wireless charging. You can use existing Qi charging devices or wait till 2018, when Apple comes out with AirPower, its own charging pad.
- A more delicate casing: Instead of aluminium, the iPhone X's back and front is made out of glass.
- Rose gold is out: The iPhone X will come in space grey and silver.
- Portrait mode everywhere: Both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras will come with Portrait Mode, along with the new Portrait Lighting feature.
- A hefty price: The iPhone X will retail at £999 for a 64GB model and start at £1,149 for a 256GB model.
The iPhone X will ship with iOS 11, which includes the new animated emoji feature Animoji. Presale starts on 27 Oct and is expected to ship out on 3 Nov. Ahead, see more photos of the new iPhone — and decide for yourself if the price tag is worth the hype.