Apple knows how to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Ten years have passed since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. A device that marked a before and after in the apple company, and really, in the rest of the world. The iPhone was the meaning of innovation. 10 years later, the invocation returns with the iPhone X (iPhone ten). Yes, this device so rumored, which has left us, throughout these months, surprises and disappointments. But fortunately, the iPhone X is almost all surprises. The frameless display arrives at the Cupertino signature. As well as the OLED panel, the glass design, and other technologies, such as wireless charging, the facial scanner among others. Next, we tell you all the features of the new special edition of the iPhone.
The iPhone X Edition is dressed in glass, both on the back and on the front. Yes, merging with aluminum frames, which the truth is that they feel very very good, especially with that glossy finish. We see notable differences from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, especially the first iPhone. Although it retains the same construction line, flat back, with a curved design at the corners. There is a palpable difference to the rear, in addition to the clear glass. And is that the double camera is now located in a vertical position, with an LED flash between the two. On the other hand, we continue with the Apple logo.
The front also changes considerably. Apple ditches the wide bezels in this special edition , following in Samsung's wake with the Galaxy S8 and S8 +, or LG with the LG G6 and LG V30. In this case, the side frames disappear, the bottom frame also disappears, and on the front, we only see a strip where the sensors, the face ID, the speaker and the camera are housed. It reminds us a lot in the style of the Google Pixel. But Apple has something going for it, its operating system. The firm can optimize iOS to fit the iPhone X strip. In addition, iPhone application developers will also have to adapt to the new iPhone 8 screen format.
As for the frames, the truth is that we hardly see any news . The Lightning port is still located at the bottom, and it will help us to charge our device, as well as to connect our headphones, because it does not include a 3.5 mm Jack. The volume button is located on the left side of the device, just above the button to silence the iPhone. In the right area we find the on / off and lock button. Also, a button dedicated to Siri.
iPhone X, technical specifications
|screen||5.8 OLED, 2.436 x 1,125 pixel Super Retina HD|
|Main chamber||12 megapixels, f / 1.8 + f / 1.4, 4K video, optical image stabilization|
|Camera for selfies||7 megapixels, f / 2.2, Full HD video|
|Internal memory||64GB / 256GB|
|Processor and RAM||64 bit bionic A11|
|Operating system||iOS 11|
|Connections||Lightning connector, Face ID, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, barometer, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor|
|Design||Metal and glass, IP67 certified,|
|Dimensions||4.36 cm x 7.09 cm x 0.77 cm and 174 grams of weight|
|Featured Features||True tone, Face ID, wireless charging|
|Release date||October 27th|
|Price||from 1,159 euros|
Apple goes to the screen without frames, in this case, with a 5.8-inch OLED panel and retina technology, this will achieve a better brightness on the screen and better image clarity. On the other hand, the processor is improved. Now add a six-core A11 Bionic chip. Also, the way to unlock the device changes. We say goodbye to Touch ID, to welcome Face ID, a form of unlocking similar to facial recognition that different devices already incorporate, but with a more sophisticated recognition and even, in any circumstance.
The cameras, this time also improve. The dual rear lens includes a 12 megapixel resolution, with optical image stabilizer and dual-tone LED flash . The aperture of both is f / 1.8 and f / 2.4. This double camera allows us to take pictures with the famous blur effect, in addition to 2x zoom. On the other hand, Apple adds different modes to play with the camera and our environment, being able to darken it or add more light.
Apple has also added improvements to its operating system for this device. The frameless screen has its downsides, the home button disappears. Still, Apple has managed to access startup and multitasking. It does so with a small bar at the bottom , where we can make these two options. On the other hand, the notification bar adapts to any circumstance, including videos. Also, we have new emojis called "Aniemojis". These are animated, and they move depending on our way of speaking. And of course, we can record our voice for them to speak.
Price and availability of the iPhone X
Apple has already announced the prices of the iPhone X in Spain. There will be two versions, one of 64 GB with a price of 1,159 euros . In addition to a 256 GB version for about 1,330 euros. It can be purchased in two colors; white and space gray. They will be available during the month of October for your reservation. It will go on sale in November.