The iPhone X wants to scan your face and warp your reality – CNET

Meet the iPhone X

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

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Edge-to-edge introduction

Tim Cook and Phil Schiller introduced the iPhone X, leading off with the striking, edge-to-edge display. Look closely, and you’ll notice that there’s no longer a home button.

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Display specs

That 5.8-inch “Super Retina” OLED display boasts a 2,436 x 1,125 resolution at 458 PPI.

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Wireless charging

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“TrueDepth” Camera

The front-facing camera 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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Rear-facing cameras

The iPhone X also sports a pair of 12MP cameras on the back for traditional snapshots.

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Face ID

With that powerful new camera on the front, the iPhone X can map out your face, 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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Portrait selfies

You can also take selfies in Portrait Mode now for blurred out, bokeh-style backgrounds. A new feature called “Portrait Lighting” is available in the front-facing camera, too.

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Better Snapchat filters

Apple says that it worked with Snapchat to help make improved facial alterations for the social media platform.

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Animojis

You can also create and record “animojis” — animated emojis that you control with your face.

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Hardware specs

The iPhone X received some notable hardware tweaks, and promises two hours of extra standby battery life over the iPhone 7.

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Prices

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 27th ahead of an expected arrival on November 3rd.

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Rundown

We’ll have lots more on the iPhone X here on CNET, including updates to this gallery. Stay tuned!

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