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Why you’ll love the iPhone X

Apple’s latest and best ever smartphone has landed. With a revamped design and new exciting features, it’s sure to delight any iPhone fan. Find out why we love it! (It’s pronounced ‘iPhone ten’, by the way.)

The Technical Details

  • 5.8-inch super AMOLED display
  • 1125 x 2436 resolution
  • Dual 12-megapixel rear camera
  • 7-megapixel True Depth front camera
  • 64/256GB storage
  • 3GB RAM
  • Battery TBA

Brand New Design

The rumours were true - Apple’s brand new smartphone brought about a revolution in terms of design. Gone is the home button, allowing for a much larger, edge-to-edge screen similar to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The iPhone X looks nothing like what we’re used to, in the best way possible. By putting this much emphasis on a wider, longer screen, Apple is showcasing the true quality of their new AMOLED display. The colours and contrasts are bright, deep and rich, and features ultra-HD definition for the ultimate viewing experience.

But let’s talk about the elephant in the room - or rather, the elephant that left the room. What’s a home-button-less iPhone like? Pretty amazing, it turns out. It makes the whole front of the phone look much smoother and minimalist. As for how it feels to use it, we’ll have to wait for the handset to ship out on November 3rd to find out.

Facial Recognition

Now that Samsung has done it, it only made sense for Apple to follow suit and introduce facial recognition to their devices. Introduced as one of the most secure forms of technology on the market, Face ID allows users to unlock their phone just by looking at it.

Much like Touch ID, Face ID first needs to be set up by entering your facial details into the phone. This is done by taking a number of selfies from different angles (just like you have to move your finger around when setting up Touch ID.)

To unlock the handset, simply raise the phone up to your face - and the software will do the rest. It’s also designed to get smarter the more you use it, and learn to recognise your face from more angles, distances, and light.

Two Realities For The Price Of One

Is normal life boring you? Have you always dreamed of watching dinosaurs walking around your city? Then you’re in luck, because the iPhone X is all about Augmented Reality (AR).

AR, the Luigi to VR’s Mario, is featured on the X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus - and it’s pretty entertaining. Using the phone’s camera, and a brand new AR platform known as ARKit, users can superimpose videos onto the real world - like shown during the Apple Event.

So what can you do with AR? Play games, mostly - which is great news for anyone who’s a big fan of mobile games. But it’s also great news for the future of AR. If anyone can help bring this often forgotten form of technology to the mainstream, it’s Apple - so we can expect to see more people than ever playing on their phones soon.