With the Roman numeral 10 in its name, Apple’s iPhone X is radically different to all that came before it. It’s the first iPhone without a Home button, for starters, it’s made of glass and unlocks when you look at it. But as ever, it doesn’t come cheap – on Wednesday 27th October 2017, you can pre-order the 64GB iPhone X for a cool £999 or the 256GB version for a whopping £1,149, getting it shipped straight to you from Tuesday 3rd November 2017. You’ll have to move fast, because they’ll be snapped up in no time at all.
Alternatively, upgrade your current phone without breaking the bank when you get a deal from your current network:
Get an iPhone made of glass
Soak it in water or cover it in dust, the new iPhone X is as durable as it is elegant. Both the front and back is made of glass that Apple claims is the strongest ever used in a smartphone, complete with a band of highly-polished surgical grade stainless steel around the edge. That gives you a phone that’s all screen, with 5.8 inch Super Retina Display following the curves of your device.
Look at your iPhone X to unlock it
Forget Touch ID. When it comes to unlocking your new iPhone X, Face ID will project more than 30,000 invisible IR dots onto your face to create a mathematical model – unlocking your iPhone when you look straight at it, even when you wear glasses and look different with time. Not even a photograph will get you in, and your identity is protected because your image is securely processed on your iPhone X, not in the iCloud.
Apple Face ID is powered by the world’s most powerful smartphone chip – the A11 Bionic with Neural Engine performs a whopping 600 billion operations per second.
Swipe up to get to your Home screen
Say goodbye to the Home button that iPhones have had since 2007, because you now swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone X to go Home from anywhere – thanks to the on-screen buttons and gestures that Apple’s iOS 11 software supports.
Capture the highest quality videos on a smartphone ever
Film clearer videos with Apple’s new True Depth camera on your iPhone X thanks to the automatic stabilisation – whether you’re creating a 4k video up to 60 frames per second or a 1080 slo-mo up to 240 frames per second. The video encoder gives you real-time image and motion analysis.
Blend the real world with augmented reality
You don’t need a virtual reality headset to make digital images appear on top of real-life images. Create your own world using ARKit on your iPhone X to make dinosaurs appear on basketball courts, for example.
Snap oh-so professional selfies
Shoot stunning selfies with both the front and rear cameras on your iPhone X, by experimenting with the five styles on Portrait Lighting. Use the shallow depth of field effect to keep your face in sharp focus and blur the background in natural light, for example. Alternatively, brighten your face with Studio Light, create dramatic shadows with Contour Light or spotlight your face against a deep black background with Stage Light – you can create a classic black and white version of this with Stage Light Mono.
Better yet, your iPhone X can store up to twice as many photos and videos, so you can keep snapping until you get that perfect shot – without mass-deleting.
Shoot better photos than on any other iPhone
Create better high dynamic range (HDR) images. Flip your iPhone X over and you’ll spot two individually calibrated cameras – the new and improved dual 12-megapixel wide angle camera and a telephoto camera, complete with a new colour filter, deeper pixels and faster auto-focus in low light, so you never miss the action.
Feel like a professional photographer by snapping photos that have uniformly lit backgrounds and foregrounds, thanks to iPhone X’s Slow Sync and new quad LED True Tone Flash that adjusts the white balance to match the surrounding light for you.
Charge your iPhone X wirelessly, fast
You don’t need to plug it in when your iPhone X needs more juice – stick it alongside your Apple Watch and AirPods on the Apple AirPower mat, coming in 2018 – your battery will be 50% charged in as little as 30 minutes. Better yet, you can stay in touch with your mates for longer on your iPhone X, because its battery life lasts two hours longer than 2016’s iPhone 7.
Turn yourself into an emoji
Bring emojis to life by making them smile or frown as you do. The expressions you record on iPhone X’s True Depth camera can be animated onto 12 Animojis, including the panda and poo, unicorn, robot and more, ready to message to your mates on the pre-installed iMessage app.
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