Apple’s iPhone X officially went on sale this morning and despite the initially muted queues for the iPhone 8, it appears as though the days of people camping for days to buy a smartphone have returned.
That being said, Apple’s £1,000 smartphone might actually justify this return to the days of gadget hysteria thanks to its stunning display and a revolutionary new facial scanning system that can unlock the phone.
Called Face ID, the system uses what Apple calls a ‘True Depth’ camera on the front of the phone to create a 3D map of a person’s face using thousands of tiny infrared dots.
By creating this complex 3D image, the phone is able to detect a person’s face even when they have a scarf on or sunglasses.
Here’s what the critics have been saying about the iPhone X:
Apple iPhone X Specs
Unsurprisingly, this is Apple’s most advanced iPhone ever.
The most notable feature of the iPhone X is that it has a stunning 5.8-inch OLED edge-to-edge display that covers the entire front of the device.
Apple’s calling it a Super Retina display and it sports both the True Tone technology found on the iPad Pro and has a drastically increased 2K resolution that supports HDR video content.
Powering the iPhone X is Apple’s most advanced chip yet, the A11 bionic chip.
While the display is impressive it’s the company’s face-scanning technology that has us intrigued.
It’s called Face ID and it’s a complete replacement for Apple’s currently used Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Using a special camera at the top of the display, the iPhone X is able to create a unique 3D map of your face and then use that to log you in.
Apple claims that it’s potentially even more secure than Touch ID saying that while its fingerprint sensor has a 1/50,000 chance of being tricked, the Face ID system has a 1/1,000,000 of being tricked.
Apple iPhone X Price
Pricing is as follows:
iPhone X 64GB: £999 iPhone X 256GB: £1,149