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Apple iPhone X - The Most Talked About Phone of 2017

Posted by Stephen Hamson on

Tomorrow sees the release of arguably the most anticipated device of 2017, that device being the brand new iPhone X from Apple. 

The iPhone X was first shown at Apple's Special Event on the 12th September 2017, which was the first event at the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's new Cupertino campus.

As well as announcing the iPhone X, Apple also introduced the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which showed many improvements over the previous iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, alongside the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4k, a replay of the entire event can be found in the following link as well as more information about the other devices that were announced, https://www.apple.com/uk/apple-events/september-2017/

Apple CEO Tim Cook teased the introduction of the iPhone X with the following quote, “Over the past decade, we've pushed forward with innovation after innovation, bringing us to this moment, when we can create devices that are far more intelligent, far more capable, and far more creative than ever before.”

The iPhone X is packed with so many features that we have not seen on previous iPhone models, the most noticeable being the new edge to edge display, similar to what we have seen already on Samsung Galaxy S8. The screen used on the iPhone X features the highest pixel density (458ppi to be exact) ever seen on an iPhone display, with Apple calling it a 'Super Retina' display. The screen measures at 5.8 inches diagonally with a resolution of 2436 x 1125. The iPhone X is also the first iPhone to be produced with an OLED display alongside True Tone display technology. To summarise, the iPhone X will have arguably the greatest display seen on a smartphone to date.

The iPhone X is slightly smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus measuring at 143.6mm or 5.56 inches in height, 70.9mm or 2.79 inches in width and just 7.7mm or 0.30 inches in depth. The iPhone X is also lighter than the 8 Plus weighing in at just 174g or 6.14 ounces.

Another huge feature on the iPhone X is the introduction of Face ID. Face ID is Apple's replacement for Touch ID which is no longer used due to the absence of a physical home button on the X. Face ID uses a TrueDepth camera and sensor system along the top edge of the iPhone X to detect your face quickly, even in the dark, with glasses on or after a dramatic haircut. Face ID allows for your phone to be unlocked by simply looking at it. With the use of depth sensing you won't be able to fool Face ID with the use of a Photograph or Mask.

Now it's time to talk about components, all of which are housed inside a water and dust resistant surgical-grade stainless steel chassis. The phone is powered by an A11 Bionic Chipset and a Hexa-Core CPU and is packed with 3GB of RAM meaning running multiple apps at once is an easy task for the X. The iPhone X also features a Dual 12MP primary camera along side a 7MP front facing camera allowing for high quality pictures and videos. A full list of specs can be found here, https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone-x/specs/

However, like all devices, the iPhone X has it's flaws. The first being simply the lack of selection for the customer, the X is only available in your choice of 2 colours (Silver or Space Grey) and has only 2 variants in storage (64GB or 256GB). Compare this to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus which available in Gold, Silver or Space Grey. Another drawback is the price, with the phone being the most advanced iPhone to date, it is also by far the most expensive to date coming in at £999.00 for the 64GB model or £1,149.00 for the 256GB model. 

In conclusion, there is no doubt that the iPhone X is the most exciting iPhone model to date for Apple and Tech fans in general, but can you justify spending so much money on a smartphone and with so little options in terms of customisation, does the X even interest you?, we'd love to know your opinions in the comments.


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