The iPhone X does away with the Home button entirely, making it an all-touchscreen phone.
Apple has revealed the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X at the annual Apple event yesterday. While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were the logical next step in the iPhone series, the iPhone X stole the show.
The iPhone X has a 5.8 inch display with a 2436×1125 resolution, the highest for any iPhone yet. The Super Retina Display is an OLED screen, in contrast to the LCD screens that previous iterations of the iPhone had.
Some cool new features for the iPhone X include Face ID, which allows your face to be the password that unlocks your phone (as opposed to a thumb print). It can even be used in conjunction with Apple Pay. Two 12 megapixel cameras and a feature called Animojis that react to your facial expressions have the potential to rival Snapchat filters.
The iPhone X can also be a boon to mobile gamers. The A11 “Bionic” chip hosts six cores, two for performance and four for energy efficiency. Playing graphically demanding games won’t drain your battery as much on the device. In addition, you won’t need a charging cord for the new iterations of the iPhone, as all three new iPhone models include wireless charging. Augmented reality experiences will also be available on the devices.
The new iPhone won’t come cheap, however—the iPhone X will cost $999 for the 64 GB model, and $1,149 for the 256 GB model. The good news is that the iPhone X will start taking pre-orders on October 27 and will be released on November 3, so consumers will have some time to save up for their preferred iPhone model.