With the newest instalment of the iPhone being announced this week, we thought we’d dive a little deeper and find out everything there is to know about the new model, face recognition ID and all other aspects of the iPhone X.
The emphasis on this device is its display. Boasting a 5.8-inch display, Apple has gone all out with trying to dazzle its customers with its ultra HD interface and vibrant colours. The first ever OLED screen to be installed on an iPhone device, the screen shows off true blacks, amazingly vivid colours and a contrast unparalleled by any other phone that has come before it.
When it comes to technology, the iPhone X is jam packed with amazing features, and when paired with its curved frame, looks and feels the part.
If you’re one of those people who smash their iPhone within days of ordering a new one, then you’ll be happy to learn that the iPhone X has some of the sturdiest glass found in Apple phones since their inception. The housing is made from surgical steel and is water resistant. Great huh? With this model, customers are fully emersed in the wireless charging experience, along with wireless listening much like older iPhone models. If you’re into your minimalism you’ll love this feature of the iPhone X. If you’re into your wires and charging ports, then this might be annoying for you in the long run.
When it comes to navigation, users will find the new interface easier to use thanks to the intuitive gestures modification. With one swipe, users will be taken to the home screen. So whether you’re talking to Siri, surfing the internet or taking selfies with Instagram, you can easily find your way to the default screen.
Face ID is one of the latest upgrades from Apple to hit our shelves. Instead of a pin code, fingerprint or swipe pattern, your face is now your way to unlock your phone. One look will unlock your phone and enable you to access your device.
This is possible due to the new TrueDepth Camera, which analyzes your features, expressions, imperfections and more to create a perfect map of your face. If you’re wondering what would happen over time as your appearance changes, the new camera adapts to aging and drastic changes in features. This is down to the new A11 bionic chip which learns to recognize changes in your face and appearance. So whether you wear glasses, hats, or you fancy growing a beard, you’re sorted! For the security conscious, the new system will only open your phone when you are looking directly at the phone itself with your eyes open. This way, any awkward glances won’t be recognised, and your mates can’t sneak their way onto your phone.
To set up Face ID, users will need to follow instructions on the screen. There will be a round circle which appears, and users will need to move their face and expression in order for the infrared dots to understand how their face works and log it accordingly.
Face ID and Apple Pay will also be combining forces with this newer model. To open your Apple wallet, simply press the unlock button on the side of phone twice in order to see your funds. It’s unsure how Face ID will pay for items with Apple Pay, however, we’re excited to see just how this is done once the phone has its official release in the UK.
More from the iPhone X
With the new camera, comes a new array of ways to take a selfie. With the iPhone X, you can blur backgrounds, lighten foregrounds and even use new filters to put your own mark on your picture. The newer wider angle lens can also work with zooming (up to 10x) and enable landscape photography to really pop.
Animoji is another way to explore your new phone. Thanks to the TrueDepth camera, you can now become your favourite emoji and express yourself on camera. You can also play amazing AR games thanks to system upgrades on the new device.
Much like past incarnations of the Apple iPhone, users will be able to log into their device with their Apple ID and continue to use the phone as normal, utilizing their apps and the Apple Cloud.
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