Apple Announces 5.8-inch 'iPhone X' With Super Retina OLED Edge-to-Edge Display

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple announced the iPhone X during its special event at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino, today. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone X was "the future of the smartphone" and will "set the path for technology for the next decade".

    The iPhone X, pronounced "ten", features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with a 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458 pixels per inch, including HDR support in Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats, as well as True Tone technology.

    The device uses touch-based gestures to interact with iOS 11 in lieu of a home button, and is powered by a next-generation A11 Bionic neural processor that handles world tracking and scene recognition, backed up by a GPU that enables graphics at 60 frames per second. The handset comprises a glass and stainless steel design, which features a front-facing camera with advanced facial recognition and authentication technology called Face ID.


    The Face ID authentication process utilizes the 7-megapixel front-facing TrueDepth camera along with a dot projector, infrared camera, and flood illuminator, in order to accurately map and recognize the user's face, so that it can be used to authenticate Apple Pay and gain access to secure apps. By combining these technologies, Apple claims that Face ID learns to recognize the user's face under a variety of conditions, and can't be fooled by photographs, with a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of mismatch, which compares to 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID.

    There's also a redesigned, vertically aligned dual-lens TrueDepth 12-megapixel rear camera, featuring Quad-LED True Tone flash with dual optical image stabilization, while Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting on both the front and rear cameras offers dramatic studio lighting effects for creating portraits with a shallow depth-of-field effect in five different lighting styles.

    Elsewhere, the iPhone X's glass back supports wireless inductive charging that works with Qi-certified third-party charging devices, including pads offered by Mophie and Belkin. Apple also gave a sneak peek of AirPower, an Apple-designed wireless charging accessory coming in 2018, which offers an active charging area to simultaneously charge up to three devices, including Apple Watch Series 3 and a new optional wireless charging case for AirPods.

    The iPhone X is fast-charge capable, while its surgical steel band is said to enhance its water and dust resistance at a microscopic level. The handset will be available in space gray and silver colors.

    The iPhone X also supports new animated emoji, or "Animoji", thanks to the phone's new 3D sensing capability, enabling users to create custom 3D animated emoji based on facial expressions picked up by the camera. The new A11 Bionic chip is also tuned for augmented reality experiences made using Apple's ARKit software framework.

    The iPhone X comes in 64GB and 256GB storage capacities, costing $999 and $1149, respectively. The iPhone X will be available to pre-order from October 27 and will ship on November 3.

    Article Link: Apple Announces 5.8-inch 'iPhone X' With Super Retina OLED Edge-to-Edge Display
  2. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    So how do you access control center if you swipe up to go home and swipe up and hold for multitasking? This is an interesting design.

    Nevermind, swipe down from top.
  3. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2014
  4. Maschil macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    impressive? maybe. Wonder how the battery life will be
  5. smellysox8 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    I don't understand why Apple is using inferior AMOLED technology.
  6. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    It truly is a beautiful and exceptional device. I am ordering on Friday.

    iPhone X is the best phone Apple has ever made.
  7. Mac 128, Sep 12, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017

    Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    FaceID had better be flawless. Didn't work too well during the demonstration. Te second time, he tried it, I wasn't that impressed with the speed. The idea I have to raise and authenticate is not as convenient as just touching as I raise to unlock. But I'm sure I'll get used to it. I wish he would have demonstrated how it would work on a flat table. THat's the other situation where I wouldn't want to have to raise the phone in order to access it.

    They didn't dispel my one concern that ApplePay won't work without looking at the phone during the transaction. In many cases, the POST is away from my face.

    EDIT: never mind -- the second demonstration with Apple Pay showed that it can be authenticated before extended to the POST. It's not as convenient as Apple Pay is with Touch ID now, but it might actually be more reliable. I do wonder how quickly the Face Authentication will time out though. That could get tricky.
  8. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
  9. BCWorld macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2011
    Atlanta GA
    Wow! Nice iphone thanks apple! I cant wait for iphone x and thanks for extra animojis :)
  10. Szarky macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2010
    Ooops. Craig fumbled that one. I could see Face ID annoying people=having to hold it a certain way.
  11. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    That top notch is not embraceed into the display. looks ugly
    This one have looked better.
  12. Achillias macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2011
    I'm actually more impressed about the way Apple use the edge to edge display. No on-screen buttons, all with gestures. Google can learn from that. I really hate the ugly implementation of Android with on-screen buttons.
  13. Delgibbons macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2016
    FaceID for federighi.

    Works second time EVERY time :D :D :p
  14. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2011
  15. Szarky macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2010
    And they keep it for videos that play!?!?! So ugly. Can't stop looking at it.
  16. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    FaceID can't even work on a perfectly controlled demonstration hahahhaa
  17. Pentium macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2015
    Los Angeles
    and the first live FaceID unlock failed....
    hopefully it's gonna work in real life...
  18. jlasoon macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2006
    Orlando, FL
  19. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Whoops. Looks like Face ID isn't quite as seamless as Touch ID.
  20. Teddysjam macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2014
    So much for face ID didn't work on 1st or 2nd try had to go old fashion route to get in
  21. X--X macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2015
    Apple decides SUNGLASSES don't exist.

    "If your eyes are closed or you're looking away it's not gonna unlock." - Phil Schiller
  22. ajscorpio69 macrumors regular


    Sep 8, 2016
    I'm OCD and that really bothers me.
  23. soupcan, Sep 12, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017

    soupcan macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2014
    So what's so special about this thing that you can't do with an iPhone 6s or 8? Cool, it has a 5.8" screen. But it still runs iOS which means you can't do many useful things with it and it's treated and used in pretty much the same way as an iPhone 6s. A 2 year old device.

    "Unless you have an identical twin" you see, TouchID doesn't care about that since even identical twins have different finger prints. So there's that. Now we're waiting for a price.

    edit aaaaaand it's $1000. $1000 for a ****ing phone. What a joke.
  24. riffcat macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2013
    FaceID first live fail video will be everywhere soon. Will be next new big meme.
  25. Enabledobject macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2014
    Watching him use it, not that impressed. That notch in the display is distracting.

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