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Meet the iPhone X

Apple’s newest iPhone is the iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone 10”). With a new and powerful face-scanning camera and an edge-to-edge display that ditches the home button altogether, Apple is calling it the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone 10 years ago.

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Edge-to-edge introduction

The iPhone X leads off with a striking, 5.8-inch edge-to-edge  OLED display. Because of this, there is no home button anymore. Just tap the screen to wake it up, or swipe up to go home.

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Super thin bezels

The “Super Retina” display boasts a 2,436×1,125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi.

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Stacked cameras

The iPhone X sports a pair of vertically stacked, 12-megapixel cameras on the back for traditional snapshots. It can also take portrait shots with additional tools to adjust lighting.

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Double the cameras

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Camera for selfies

The front-facing camera also got a major upgrade for the iPhone X, complete with ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, infrared camera, and a dot projector for facial mapping. 

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Do it for the Snaps

You can also take selfies in Portrait Mode now for blurred out, bokeh-style backgrounds. Apple says that it worked with Snapchat to help make improved facial alterations for the social media platform.

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Premium materials

 The iPhone X is 7.7 millimeters thick, with a stainless-steel band surrounding glass on the front and back.

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Take it for a swim

 The device is rated IP67 dust- and water-resistant, so it can be submerged underwater and still survive.

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Only two variants

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Still no headphone jack

Like last year’s iPhone, the X does not have a headphone jack. It is, however, capable of wireless charging.

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More juice to go

Apple promises two hours of extra standby battery life over the iPhone 7.

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Now with face scanning

The iPhone X can map out your face with its front-facing camera, remember it and then use it to identify you when you’re unlocking the phone or buying something using Apple Pay. Apple says that it’s even more secure than the fingerprint-scanning Touch ID.

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Only silver and grey

 Your two color options are silver and space grey (sorry, rose gold aficionados).

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Equipped with A11

The phone is equipped with Apple’s own A11 “bionic” processor. Its camera also gets upgraded slow-motion video support (1080p at 240fps).

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Running iOS 11

The device ships with iOS 11, which features animated emojis, a slightly refreshed interface and AR capabilities.

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Costs a pretty penny

The iPhone X will be Apple’s most expensive iPhone to date, starting at $999. You’ll be able to pre-order one on October 27 ahead of an expected arrival on November 3. 

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