Apple introduces all-glass iPhone X

Joanna Estrada
September 13, 2017

On the front face, iPhone X has the TrueDepth camera module which house a bunch of sensors along with the front facing 7 MP camera.

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a number of new phones, including its most expensive one yet, as well as new versions of its Apple Watch and its streaming TV device. Samsung Galaxy phones already have wireless charging and it is also available on many other high-end Android phones.

Sure, this all sounds impressive and for the most part it is.

Here are 10 things you should know about iPhone X. Because Apple's upgrade plan works something like a combination between a lease and a two-year loan, you'll likely end up paying just as much or more under it as you would if you bought a phone outright.

It's hard to tell exactly how the performance of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will compare to the competition.

Apple first revealed changes to iOS in June, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), where it touted new features and enhancements targeting the iPad above all.

It remains to be seen how good Apple's Face ID is in practice.

The iPhone X also promises the technology can't be fooled by pictures, which is something Samsung had to fix after the release of the S8. The company also announced a new Apple Watch with a cellular connection, an Apple TV that streams 4K video, and gave the public its first peek at the circular Steve Jobs Theater.

So what happens if you don't want to use facial recognition or if it stops working as promised?

The iPhone X will start selling for $999 from 3 November onwards.

From my personal experience, I find the fingerprint scanner to be the quickest and easier way to unlock my device.

Apple teased its AirPower wireless charging mat, which will debut next year. First time on Apple Watch, Apple's voice assistant Siri has become smarter and can talk.

Retina displays have featured on a few Apple products in the past - this time the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays comes with True Tone in order to make the white balance just that little bit more natural.

Unlike the S8's USB-C charging port - the new industry standard - Apple has opted to stick with its Lightning cable. To be fair, she did say it was the old glass, not the new stuff iPhone X will ship with. It's water and dust resistant. That allows them to get a new phone and upgrade it without ever having to pay any big upfront costs. It makes the use of OLED panel all over the screen.

Samsung offers iris scan, face unlock and fingerprint scan on the S8.

Apple slightly tops Samsung with it's high dynamic range (HDR), offering both Dolby Vision and HDR 10, but is this worth an extra $A630? There are new camera modes, including an expanded Portrait Mode that lets you change lighting effects after you take the shot.

However, in terms of the rear-facing camera Apple takes the cake.

Despite both shooting in 12MP, the iPhone X has a dual camera on the rear of the device, which offers a better depth-of-field when compared to the S8's single camera.

And while the $A1499 Note 8 is more closely priced to the iPhone X, you do get all the benefits of the S8 mentioned in this article.

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