The iPhone X

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The iPhone X

Daniel Cabrera, Contributor

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The iPhone X is a smartphone developed, designed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was the eleventh generation of the iPhone and was announced on September 12, 2017, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus. The phone was officially released on November 3, 2017, marking the iPhone series’ tenth anniversary.

The iPhone X is intended to showcase what Apple considers technology of the future, especially adopting OLED screen technology for the first time in the history of iPhone, as well as using a glass and stainless-steel form factor, offering wireless charging, and removing the home button. It also released a new type of password authentication called Face ID. Face ID is a new authentication method using advanced technologies to scan the user’s face to unlock the device, also for the use of animated emojis called Animoji. The original price tag of US $999 also made it the most expensive iPhone ever.

The iPhone X received mixed reviews. Its display and build quality were praised, and the camera also scored positively on tests. The phone received polarized reception due to the sensor housing “notch” at the top of the screen and the introduction of an all-new authentication method. Face ID (facial recognition) was praised for its simple setup, but criticized for requiring direct eyes on the screen, though that can be disabled within the system preferences.

Go get an iPhone X if you have money to blow.

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