At the new place, The Steve Jobs Theater, the Cupertino giant Apple Inc. has finally made the new iPhones official. It isn’t the regular launch here because Apple’s iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary and there was a lot expected from the company to celebrate this. The new auditorium is located in the new Apple campus.
So here they are, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
Apple iPhone X
The iPhone X is the show-stopper, of course!
Coming with the Super Retina display, the iPhone X (pronounced as iPhone Ten) comes with 2436 x 1135 pixels with 458 PPI pixel density, the highest for any iPhone. It is a 5.8-inch display if the size is concerned. As was leaked, there is no Touch ID and the iPhone X has Face ID to recognize the face and then unlock the screen. There is a set of sensors that work together to read the face in any condition and then make the IR image to match it with the one stored while the setup of Face ID was done. The camera system is called TrueDepth camera system.
Face ID works even with Apple Pay.
With the iPhone X, comes the Animoji. These are animated emojis that replicate the expression on your face.
The iPhone X has dual-lens camera with 12MP cameras, one having F/1.8 aperture and the other having F/2.4 aperture and both the cameras have OIS support, Quad-LED true-tone flash is also included, and there are new filters and deeper pixels.
It is the Bionic A11 processor that will power the iPhone X and there is wireless charging support. Apple claims that the iPhone X will last two hours more than the iPhone 7, which rather seems disappointing. The iPhone X is water and dust resistant, it has stereo speakers, and there is fast charge support for the battery.
As for the connectivity, there is a lot offered with the support for LTE Advanced, Bluetooth 5.0, and others.
Apple iPhone X Pricing and Availability
The iPhone X comes in 64GB and 256GB versions and price begins at $999. While you can pre-order the phone from October 27th, it will ship on November 3rd. The color options are silver and space gray.
In India, the iPhone X is priced at Rs. 89000 for the 64GB version.
Customers will be able to order iPhone X beginning Friday, October 27, with availability beginning Friday, November 3, in Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
As expected, these are the standard upgrades from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
The phones come with the glass and aluminum bodies, and there is Retina HD display with the True Tone colors. The new iPhones are coming with the A11 Bionic chipset and while the iPhone 8 has a 12-megapixel camera on the back, the iPhone 8 Plus has the dual-lens camera combination with the 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel cameras supporting Portrait mode and Portrait lighting. There is a Quad-LED True tone flash supporting the cameras on both the devices.
The iPhone 8 can shoot 4K videos with 60fps and 1080p slow-mo with 240fps.
Touch ID is there as usual and for the connectivity, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have LTE Advanced, Bluetooth 5.0, and the other standard options. The new iPhones support wireless charging, and they are fast-charge capable. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are water and dust resistant devices. They come powered with the stereo speakers.
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Price and Availability
The iPhone 8 will start at $699 while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799, both at 64GB configuration. They will both be upgradeable to a 256GB model. They will be available from September 22nd. The phones will be available in black, silver, and gold. The pre-orders start from September 15th.