Here's Everything You Need To Know About Apple's New iPhone X
All signs point toward a better camera, a brand new display, and a hefty price tag.
BY Sarah Rense | Sep 12, 2017 | Technology
Apple will launch a new iPhone at its big reveal on Tuesday, one meant to dazzle the tech world. Many a leak and endless rumors have given us a good idea of what to expect regarding appearance, pricing, and upgrades. Unless, of course, Apple is covertly messing with our heads, which would be a fun twist anyway. Until then, here's everything we think we know about the new iPhone.
It's called the iPhone X.
A leak this weekend all but confirmed Apple is keeping in numerical tradition and launching an iPhone 8 and an iPhone 8 Plus. However, it appears the 8 series will be the upgraded versions of the iPhone 7 series, which would have traditionally been called the "7S." We're also getting an enigmatic "iPhone X," the brand new phone many publications (including this one) referred to as the "iPhone 8" before the leak. This is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, so "X" makes sense. Hopefully, the phone won't be as stupid as it sounds.
The iPhone X's screen and display will be better.
The home button is no more. Instead, the iPhone X will likely have a virtual home "bar" controlled by slides and flicks for navigation. That leaves plenty of room for a huge edge-to-edge glass display with a gorgeous OLED display, bringing it to the level of Samsung's newest phones. The iPhone X could have a 5.8-inch display, even bigger than the current iPhone 7 Plus.
We'll have to learn a new unlocking sequence.
We're getting wireless charging.
It looks like Apple is implementing wireless charging—i.e. charging with a dock—in the iPhone X, as well as the iPhone 8 line.
The new iOS is photographer-friendly.
iOS 11, Apple's newest operating software, will include settings for better photography, like new portrait modes for “Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light," and more control over the camera's flash, according to a recent leak. Video will be faster as well.
The iPhone X will be expensive.
Get ready for a $1,000-plus price tag (an estimated RM4,200) on the iPhone X. While Apple will hopefully sweeten the deal with bundles—like free Apple Music and extra iCloud storage—it's still an expensive phone.
It might be tricky to get your hands on one.
Apple typically starts shipping its new products 10 days after it launches them, but rumors indicate production is delayed on the iPhone X—something to do with finding manufacturers for the OLED display. That means it might take longer than expected for consumers to own one.
From: Esquire US