As expected, Apple unveiled the tenth anniversary iPhone model, the iPhone X, during the company’s special event yesterday at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.
Featuring a bezel-less 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED screen, the iPhone X is manufactured from stainless steel and glass, just like the beloved iPhone 4.
The 1125 x 2436 OLED display is a first for Apple, who has used traditional LCD screens for previous iPhone models.
Notably, as the iPhone X is a bezel-less smartphone, there is no home button on the front of the device, another first for Apple.
Some of the home button’s core functionality can be accessed through the iPhone X’s side button e.g. long press the button for Siri.
However, it cannot be used to unlock the device which is instead achieved through use of the iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition scanner.
Indeed, the smartphone’s front side features a number of nifty little cameras and sensors known as the TrueDepth array, and you can unlock your phone simply by holding it up to your face.
The owner’s face is mapped after turning on the device for the first time and Apple says extensive work has been done to ensure that the scanner cannot be fooled by masks or photos.
Apple also says that the TrueDepth array will always recognise the registered owner, even if they’re wearing glasses, have grown a beard or changed their hairstyle.
The rear of the iPhone X features a dual-lens 12 MP camera with dual optical image stabilisation, while the 7 MP front camera comes with Portrait mode and exposure control.
The iPhone X features an improved battery life that Apple claims can last for up to two hours longer than the iPhone 7, and will support wireless charging.
The iPhone X is coming soon to Harvey Norman so make sure you are first in line to get your hands on the future of smartphones.