After a couple unexpected hiccups earlier this week and months of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally unveiled the special edition of the new iPhone X. The world’s most ubiquitous smartphone has received a major face lift, including an edge-to-edge screen. The new design offers new Face ID sensors and a small notch on the upper end of the screen to accommodate for the front-facing camera.
The new iPhone X is coated in glass on both sides with the exception of the stainless steel around the sides, and comes in two colors; space gray and silver. The new phone features the highest pixel density (458ppl) on any iPhone, with Apple referring to it as Super Retina display. The iPhone X measures 5.8 inches in diagonal size and features a resolution of 2436 x 1125 and the first OLED display to be featured in an iPhone.
In addition to the edge-to-edge display, longtime Apple fans are sure to notice the missing home button which has been replaced with a simple upward swipe from the bottom of the phone. Additionally, Apple has taken a step away from fingerprint ID in favor of facial recognition software, which as you’ve probably guessed unlocks your phone by recognizing your face. According to Apple this method is much more secure than fingerprint security and claims a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of a stranger being able to unlock your phone through facial ID.
“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 has two 12-megapixel rear cameras, and is equipped with dual optical image stabilization. The sensors are both larger and faster, according to Apple, and the main camera has an f/1.8 aperture while the telephoto lens has an f/2.4 aperture. Between the two cameras is a quad-LED True Tone flash with twice the uniformity of light.