Apple has released another iPhone named the iPhone X. It has stainless steel boarders with an all glass design. It is being called the best iPhone yet. The name comes from 2017 being the 10th year that the first iPhone was released. It is also referred to as the iPhone 10. It is unclear if Apple is going to be releasing an iPhone 9. Windows jumped from Windows 8 to 10 so it’s possible that Apple will do the same. Below are the specifications and features that are presented with the iPhone X.
Height 5.65 inches
Width 2.79 inches
Depth 0.30 inch
Weight 6.14 ounces(174 grams)
This is the first time face ID is being introduced. It uses your face to unlock the phone replacing the home button. That means no more fingerprint scanner. Some people may not be a fan of this, however this is the route that Apple has taken. Face ID technology can detect your face in the dark, without or without glasses, or if you just got a haircut. Your face needs to be in front of the camera so nobody can unlock your phone by pointing it at you or if your face is at a side angle.
The new animoji feature uses the face ID facial recognition system to create 3D animated facial expressions with voices using faces like an alien head, a chicken head, and alot of others. You can share with other users using Apple’s messages app. Anybody with iOS 11 can receive and view emojis but you need the new face ID system which is only on the iPhone X for now. The Animoji system uses the true depth front facing camera system and the neural engine built into the A11 bionic chip to capture and anylize more then 50 different muscle movements.
The screen is completely bezel-less since the home button has been replaced. The screen is a 5.8 inch OLED multi-touch display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 resulting an a astounding 458 ppi pixel density. The display is being called super retina. This is the first time OLED has been introduced. OLED screen display darker blacks and more contrast. Since it uses darker colors OLED screens save battery life. They are very efficient but difficult to manufacture which could limit iPhone X availability. True tone is built in which ajusts the color to the ambient light around you.
Not much has changed in terms of audio. Just like with the iPhone 7 and 8, there is no headphone jack. Headphones or other audio sources can be used using a lightning adapter.
- Rear facing cameras
Wide angle and telephoto cameras. 12 mp, optical zoom, digital zoom up to 10x. Has portrait mode which first appeared on the iPhone 7 plus and iPhone 8 plus.
- Front facing camera
7 mp true depth camera, also has portrait mode. Only camera with true depth system which is needed to create and share Animojis.
Lasts up to 2 hours longer then the iPhone 7 and 8. The talk time is up to 21 hours, internet up to 12 hours, video up to 13 hours, and audio playback up to 60 hours.
The iPhone X Uses a A11 bionic chip which is 70 percent faster than the A10 fusion in the iPhone 7 and 7 plus. It has 6 cores, 2 high performance and 4 efficiency cores to save battery during lower intensity tasks. The processor is nearly as powerfull as an Intel processor in one of the 2017 Mac book pro which is pretty impressive.
The iPhone X uses a 3 core GPU which is 30 percent faster then the gpu in the iPhone 7. It is the first GPU designed by Apple instead of imagination technologies on previous iPhones. It is being called the neural engine which is used for specific machine learning algorithms, Face ID, and the Animoji system. Machine learning is a branch of AI that deals with creating algorithms that can “learn” from data, as aposed to being strictly programmed on where to look for it.
Since the home button has been replaced you can no longer access siri using a home button. However it is still very simple to summon the AI. The power button on the side of the phone can be pressed down for 3 seconds or you can use your voice by simply saying “hey siri”.
The iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone yet priced at $1,000 upon release. It comes in ether silver or space grey. Unfortunately there is no gold.
So if your a fan of Apple and their line of smartphones then the iPhone x is a worth while purchase to most. The price tag is the most expensive, however with the new improvements and features it seems that the price tag is deemed worthy.