iPhone X.. Is it the phone of the future?

iPhone X.. Is it the phone of the future?

Apple has released a device to commemorate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary!  The special edition phone is named the iPhone X.  The announcement was made at an event by Tim Cook.  The iPhone X has been the subject of rumor for many months, and now all the official details have been revealed.

Cook said the new iPhone was “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”

Fun fact, it’s not pronounced iPhone X… – it’s iPhone “Ten”.  A new feature it includes is a screen that takes up the phone’s entire front panel that is dust and water resistant.  The second new feature is Face ID.  This will allow you to unlock the iPhone X without a home button.  It works using the TrueDepth camera system, hidden in the notch at the top of the display. Glance at the phone, and it illuminates your face, making it ready for an infrared camera to identify it. It even works in the dark. Using the A11 Bionic chip, a neural engine processes the image in real time, and has been built specifically to mathematically map the shape and contours of your face.

Apple claims it’s not confused by hairstyles, or whether you’re wearing a hat, or if you decide to grow a beard. According to Apple software chief Craig Federighi, the iPhone will be able to recognize your face through “most” sunglasses too, as long as they let through enough infrared light. Protections against masks and pictures are in place, and face data is stored in the secure enclave inside the A11 Bionic chip.  The third feature is the new dual-lens 12 megapixel rear camera.  Apple’s new image signal processor provides advanced pixel processing, and a new color filter. Both cameras use the new Natural Lighting effect introduced on the iPhone 8, and the new augmented reality features. Video has also been improved with 4K resolution movies at 60fps now possible, plus slow motion video at 240fps.

The price tag on this new iPhone starts at $999.  Will you be purchasing?


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