The new iPhone X is nothing like we’ve ever seen before. This completely departs from all iPhones of previous years and is easily the most controversial tech Apple has created thus far. The iPhone X hit stores 10 years after the release of the first iPhone in 2007. That original device created a revolution in the way we communicate today. The iPhone X is entirely new and entirely different. The controversy surrounding the iPhone most directly relates to the features that are newly added. Here are a few things you should look out for in the new iPhone X:
- Face ID
Without a Home button, the iPhone X won’t be able to use Touch ID. Instead, there’s a new gesture that allows you to swipe up from the bottom of the display and return to the Home screen. Apple has done an excellent job of integrating Face ID throughout iOS for things such as app logins and Keychain for passwords in Safari. Face ID is effortless and shows you just what you want to see. Face ID is enabled by the TrueDepth camera and is simple to set up. It projects and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face, all you have to do is turn your head 365 degrees and it will memorize your changes as your phone usage progresses.
It’s all screen. With no home button and face ID to have access to the device, there is nothing but screen in the front. The all new 5.8 inch Super Retina screen has the goal of filling the hand and dazzling the eyes. This is probably one of the biggest changes in iPhone technology.
- Glass Back
The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back with surgical‑grade stainless steel, wireless charging, water and dust resistance. SquareTrade, a warranty company, filmed their drop and tumbling tests to show the iPhone X was the “most breakable” and “most expensive to repair iPhone” ever. Accidental drops are not covered under Apple’s warranty program, so just a screen repair will cost a whopping $249. And if your phone should incur more damage from a fall, Apple is charging $549.
According to Apple’s Imore, the front camera has an infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, speaker, microphone, 7MP camera, and Dot projector that hits 30,000 points on your face. The rear camera is just as hightech and extraordinary as the front with one being wide-angle and the other being telephoto. Both cameras sport optical image stabilization (OIS), which means clearer, more focused shots, even in low-light when the subject is moving.
The real power of the iPhone X comes with the introduction to A11 Bionic, the most powerful smart chip ever used in a smartphone. The performance is up to 95 percent faster than any other smartphone and even has a battery that lasts up to two hours longer between charges than iPhone 7. These powers create a extraordinary experience in apps and games, while also following your every command in half the time.
- Wireless Charging
Wireless charging is nice if you don’t want to plug your phone every time you want to charge it. If you tend to pick up your phone very often and the cable gets in the way, you might want a wireless charger for your desk or nightstand. Apple has released wireless chargers that sit flat on your desk, mount to the dashboard of your car, and stand your iPhone upright so it’s easier to see its display. There’s even one that doubles as a lamp.
The software uses sensors to create custom 3D animated emojis. Users can make Animoji’s in Apple’s Messages app and are able to put their own face onto unicorns, robots, pigs, etc. Animojis is modified by actions including raising the left and right eyebrows, cheeks, lowering the chin, squinting, moving the jaw and lips, frowning and smiling.
The iPhone X, the best phone you can buy today for $999, shows that it’s unlikely to fall from grace any time soon. It is the start of a new chapter for Apple in the smartphone world.