Apple unveils iPhone X at $999

Apple unveils iPhone X at $999

Living up to the expectations of tech lovers, Apple on Tuesday finally unveiled its new flagship smartphone – the ‘Anniversary edition’ iPhone X – on its 10th anniversary, priced at $999. Along with it, the company also launched the much-awaited iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K.

Here is what all Apple unveiled in its launch event at the opulent Steve Jobs Theatre:

Apple iPhone X – the ‘Anniversary edition’ iPhone

Hosting the event for the first time at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple Park, Cupertino, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the ultra-premium model – iPhone X – which can be pre-ordered from October 27 and shipping starts November 3.

In India, the Apple iPhone X will be available at a starting price of Rs 89,000. Going on sale on November 3 means the phone will miss the festive launch that sees more buyers. However, this is for the first time that India is among the countries where a new iPhone will go on sale in the first wave.

Talking about the design, the bezel-less redesign gives the traditional Home button a miss. All you need to do is swipe up from the bottom to go to the home screen.

iPhone X boasts another unique feature – ‘FaceID’ facial recognition – to unlock the device. Just look at your phone to unlock it. The feature is enabled by a ‘True Depth’ camera system in the A11 neural engine.

Wearing a hat, glasses or new hairstyle will not fool the FaceID system that also works with Apple Pay.

As expected, the smartphone does wireless charging with Qi technology. Also, the smartphone is water resistant and dust resistant at a microscopic level.

Another fun use for third party apps is customisable animated emojis. Apple calles these Animojis. These can be controlled with your face – they trap more than 50 facial movements. There are a dozen Animojis on offer with the iPhone X at the moment.

The iPhone X boasts two rear cameras – 12 MP each. Just like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, both sensors are optically stabilised. They come with a feature called Potrait Lighting which changes the lighting effect on photos. The smartphone also allows you to select the lighting effect by swiping through different options.

It is a boost to the Indie Smartphone Filmmakers those who are to the Filmmaking segment and want to give their creativity a cutting edge.

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