apple has unveiled iPhone X — an all-glass design packed with a host of new features, including wireless charging, a 5.8-inch super retina display, and face ID. labeled ‘the future of the smartphone’, the device is the first iPhone capable of being unlocked using facial recognition. iPhone X will be available for pre-order from october 27, and will be in stores by november 3, 2017.

apple iphone X
iPhone X features a 5.8-inch super retina display

 

 

‘for more than a decade, our intention has been to create an iPhone that is all display. the iPhone X is the realization of that vision,’ said jony ive, apple’s chief design officer. ‘with the introduction of iPhone ten years ago, we revolutionized the mobile phone with multi-touch. iPhone X marks a new era for iPhone — one in which the device disappears into the experience.’

apple iphone X
the device has an all-glass front and back

 

 

apple iPhone X introduces an all-screen display that follows the curve of the device to its rounded corners. designed to be water and dust resistant, a seven-layer color process allows for precise hues and opacity on the glass finish, while a reflective optical layer enhances the colors. rather than the traditional home button, iPhone X users can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen.

apple iphone X
iPhone X is durable and maintains water and dust resistance

 

 

‘all saved facial information is protected by the secure enclave to keep data extremely secure, while all of the processing is done on-device and not in the cloud to protect user privacy,’ explains apple. ‘face ID only unlocks iPhone X when customers look at it and is designed to prevent spoofing by photos or masks.’


a 7MP TrueDepth camera and redesigned 12MP rear camera with dual OIS are included 

 

 

working with A11 bionic, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, the TrueDepth camera captures and analyzes over 50 different facial muscle movements, then animates those expressions in a dozen different ‘animoji’ — including a panda, unicorn, and robot. available as an iMessage app pre-installed on iPhone X, users can record and send messages with their voice that can smile, frown and more. 

apple iphone X
the glass back design enables wireless charging

 

 

the glass back design enables wireless charging solutions, which can be done via two new charging mats from belkin and mophie. iPhone X will be available in silver and space gray in 64GB and 256GB models starting at $999 (USD).

apple iphone X
the new camera features a larger and faster sensor, new color filter, and deeper pixels

 

 

‘iPhone X is packed with incredible new technologies, like the innovative TrueDepth camera system, beautiful super retina display and super fast A11 bionic chip with neural engine,’ added philip schiller, apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.iPhone X enables fluid new user experiences — from unlocking your iPhone with Face ID, to playing immersive AR games, to sharing animoji in messages — it is the beginning of the next ten years for iphone.’


users can record and send ‘animoji’ messages that mirror their facial expressions

apple iphone X
face ID introduces a new way to securely unlock, authenticate and pay

apple iphone X
the retina display employs new techniques and technology to precisely follow the curves of the design

 

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    technology news