Apple celebrated the iPhone’s 10th anniversary with a special phone named the iPhone X with highly advanced A11 Bionic chip. The announcement was made on the Apple Campus in the Steve Jobs Theater by Tim Cook after months of anticipation and rumours about the specifications. Pronounced as “ten”, it is the first iPhone to feature OLED display and measures 5.8 inches, with a resolution of 2,436 × 1,125 pixels.
Apple has added Dolby Vision and HDR10 support for stunning video playback. It also features TrueTone dynamic white-balance adjustment, a feature also seen on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the new iPhone 8 models. To unlock the iPhone X which does not have a home button at all, Apple introduced Face ID.
It works using the TrueDepth camera system, hidden in the notch at the top of the display. Glance at the phone, and it illuminates your face, making it ready for an infrared camera to identify it. The chance of someone other than you unlocking your phone with Touch ID is one in 50,000 claims Apple.
The iPhone X has a dual-lens 12-megapixel rear camera with dual optical image stabilization, made up of a wide-angle f/1.8 aperture lens and a telephoto f/2.4 aperture lens. The 7-megapixel front camera now supports Portrait mode, and has auto image stabilization and exposure control. Both cameras use the new Natural Lighting effect and the new augmented reality features. Video has also been improved with 4K resolution movies at 60fps now possible, plus slow motion video at 240fps.