Apple just announced its most powerful new smartphone, the iPhone X. The biggest highlight of the iPhone X is certainly its new design. Since 2014, Apple has not released an iPhone with significant changes in appearance, but the model of 2017 comes to end this fast. The device has a virtually all body built in glass, but still retains a metal frame. Other than that, the front face of the handset is mostly occupied by the OLED 5.8 display, rounded corners and a peculiar cut on the top to house the front camera and some sensors.
1. Face ID
What really changed on the iPhone X is the biometric identification system. Instead of the Touch ID, we now have Face ID. It identifies details of the user’s face with a series of sensors, which includes the front camera and an infrared camera for depth.
According to Apple, you can not fool the system using photos or even masks created with the best technologies. The system still uses machine learning so that, over time, Face ID adapts to changes in your face. That is, no matter what style of hair, beard or glasses you have, you will not need to re-register biometrics. This set of sensors for facial tracking can also be used for other applications.
2. End of the Home Button
It’s been the single navigation button on the iPhone since its inception. How will future iPhones work without it? This phone is the first iPhone not to have a physical home button. This is because the display has grown and eliminated almost completely the upper and lower edges. Instead of the Touch ID, we now have Face ID to ensure user safety. Much like unlocking the phone, you can now return to Home by simply just swiping up from the bottom.
3. Wireless Charging
The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first iPhones to support wireless charging. Qi, the standard Apple chose, is typically very slow. But Apple has the power to bring wireless charging pads everywhere, from retailers to restaurants, and I suspect it’s about to take off now that it’s finally in an iPhone. Apple says it’s still working on perfecting some wireless tech, too, so perhaps it’ll be much faster when it launches.
The Apple phone still has a number of very promising new camera features, The smartphone has a dual camera system, both with 12 MP and optical stabilization. There are several options for lighting effects, and they can be applied in real time while you frame the images. Apple compares these features with professional lighting conditions.It is interesting to note that most of these effects will be available for the self-camera too, which will be aided by the infrared sensor that detects depth.You can even capture 4K video and play that content on the iPhone’s HDR screen, which still has improved stereo sound compared to the previous version of the phone.
5. Increased Reality
Another important aspect of the new iPhone is iOS11 with its augmented reality capabilities. With augmented reality, people can see digital images overlaid onto the physical world using smartphones and cameras. The technology is closely related to virtual reality, in which people can wear headsets that immerse them into completely digital environments. Apple even introduced mid-year the ARKit, a basic platform for developers to build apps on that system!