December 16 2017

IPhone X - Display, Wireless Charging And Animojis

December 16 2017, 03:06 | Jodi Jackson

If Samsung made iphones ...they'd look just like Apple's X (but not so cool). And they certainly wouldn't cost £1000!

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Apple iPhone X will be available in two variants- 64GB and 256GB and the price will be 89,000 INR (USD 1391) and a whopping 102,000 INR (USD 1595) respectively. Apple also revealed that they would next year offer a new charging mat that will allow for simultaneous wireless charging for an iPhone, Apple and Watch and pair of AirPod headphones.

It's true. All of it that you read in our earlier story where we showed you that the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are cheapest in Hong Kong is true.

This is the primary reason why you should not buy the iPhone X, iPhone 8 or the iPhone 8 Plus outside India, even though the prices are so much better elsewhere. It works by relying on an advanced suite of tech - including an infrared camera, flood illuminator, front camera, dot projector, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor - packed into the front of the new iPhone X, which starts at US$1,000. "This is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone", Cook said. After all, Face ID on a phone might just be a replacement for Touch ID, but Face ID on a laptop could mean never having to login again.

"I'm not convinced it's unplanned strategy", says Ronald Goodstein, a marketing professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. Especially not when the phone starts at $1000. The technology has now been miniaturized to fit the iPhone X. It wouldn't be worth announcing otherwise.

Another novelty, the appearance of the FaceID: the face recognition so Apple will unlock the iPhone X or authenticate to certain services.

That's right, no more home button!

No! Face ID is now reserved for the iPhone X. While Apple has dropped the home button from the iPhone X, the company hasn't abandoned Touch ID from the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Federghi said that Face ID has an adaptive feature. So for all that Apple seems to be innovating, they're still just trying to line their pockets in the end. But they didn't and I'm not.

Previously, even though Samsung flagship devices happily supported Qi, there was always the issue of how to accommodate Apple devices and other non-Qi Android handsets - but those days are over, provided the things actually work as intended.

But more than that, it is the actual technical implementation and capabilities of the OLED screen that have got people yammering with excitement.

There is only one model of the iPhone X in terms of screen size: a 5.8-inch behemoth that resembles an iPhone 8 Plus more than anything else. The smartphone may have replaced the MP3 player, but are phones about to be made obsolete my new audio technologies or will they stick around? Both of the dual camera sensors come with optical image stabilisation. If Pokemon Go could do it, I am not going to be blown away by a T-Rex on a basketball court.

"And the starting price of $999 [the phone is 999 in each currency] is only $33 more than the previously most expensive iPhone, the 7 Plus 256GB".

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