Apple unveils iPhone X in major product launch - Reuters
Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone,” according to Reuters.
The phone features wireless charging, an infrared camera and hardware for facial recognition, which replaces the fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone. The home button found on previous iPhones is also gone, and users instead tap the device to wake it up, Reuters reports.
The phone, which is priced in the U.S. at $999 and ships on Nov. 3.
The screen on the iPhone X is about the size of the current iPhone 7 plus, though the phone is smaller. It features richer colors thanks to a new technology called OLED that other vendors such as Samsung are also rolling out.
But in an embarrassing moment for Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi, the face ID unlocking did not work on his first attempt during the on-stage presentation.
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The new phones feature Apple’s first proprietary graphics processor, which provides greater speed, improved cameras and some features for augmented reality apps.
The cheapest phones have 64 gigabytes of memory, up from 32 gigabytes in previous models, and will sell in the U.S. for $699 and $799.
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