For most of the Apple lovers possessing iPhones, iPods, Mac books and iPad and so on, this week was an exciting week as it saw the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8S and iPhone X. How will the new iPhone X be? Pronounced iPhone ’10’ and not iPhone ‘X’, this is the thought for most of the world(if not all!) Till we can lay our hands on it or see someone who lays their hands on it 🙂 we can only surmise a few details as of now:
|Features of iPhone X||Description|
|Pre-orders starting date in India||October 27|
|Sales will start from||November 3 in India|
|Price of iPhone X||$ 999 and up|
89,000 Rs in India
|Display||5.8 inch OLED display|
Highest resolution display:
2436x1125 pixels at 458 pixels per inch
|Authentication||Face ID instead of Touch ID and NO home button|
|Appearance||Durable glass in the front and back|
Water and dust resistant
|Battery life||14 hours of Internet use|
|Processor||A11 Bionic chip(can manage 600 billion operations per second)|
6 core processor
|Camera||Dual 12MP TrueDepth cameras|
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The most interesting features of the iPhone X are:
- Price – $999 for US markets and a cool lakh for Indian markets(256GB variants)
- Processor speed – The iPhone X has the A11 Bionic chip supposedly the most powerful and smartest chip
- Battery life – The iPhone X boasts of 14 hrs of Internet usage which will be tested in due time(Scientific American)
- Camera – It has a larger and faster megapixel sensor(for camera buffs and geeks, there is plenty in store with the new iPhone X to achieve superior quality pictures)
- Face ID – This is obviously the most talked about authentication feature of the new iPhone X – ‘face recognition’. Apple has done away with the home button and introduced the ‘face recognition’ feature which raises interesting and new questions. While biometrics is always a better way of authenticating a user than the traditional username and password combination(not to forget remembering the umpteen number of passwords) face ID might be much more trickier than other biometrics. These are some of the key points regarding Face ID:
- For now, only one face ID will be supported per device.
- Going by the number of thoughts around the web, what if the device can be unlocked while sleeping or by an identical twin?
iPhone user experience is always beautiful and in India where owning an iPhone(or any Apple product and any version) is a symbol of pride, it remains to be seen if the new iPhone X will live up to its standards. Most of the details and doubts will only be solved in due course of time – but one final question that is on everyone’s mind – is it too pricey even by Apple standards?
Thanks to Satish for his thoughts, suggestions and tips for this post!
Jayanthi Manikandan has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from India and a Master’s degree in Information systems with a specialization in Information security from Detroit, MI, USA.
She has been passionate about Information security and has several years of experience writing on various technical topics. Additionally, she loves to pen a few personal thoughts here as well! 🙂