Apple launched three new iPhones today at its event in Cupertino: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is just an upgrade of the existing iPhone 7 models without completely changing the model. It still has home buttons but will have wireless charging. The phones can also shoot video in 4k. You can buy the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in silver, black, or gold for $699 or $799 depending if you get the Plus or not.
Preordering starts September 15 but will hit stores September 22.
The iPhone X is the newest and craziest phone from Apple. Pronounced “iPhone 10”, the phone has no home button and is nothing but screen from top to bottom. The functions of the home button have been now moved to a “side button”. The iPhone X’s battery life is said to last two hours longer than the iPhone 7. Just like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone X can be charged wirelessly with an inductive pad. The iPhone X will also take pictures and videos in very high resolution.
The most important and newest feature on the iPhone X is the Face ID feature. Just like your finger print, when you first get the iPhone X you must register your face using the front facing camera. Once you register your face, you can unlock the iPhone X by holding the phone up to your face. Apple has said that it has taken special care to make sure that masks and photos cannot fool the iPhone X. People will have to use the actual person’s face to unlock the iPhone X. With Face ID you can also unlock apps and pay for things.
According to Apple, Face ID is more secure and convenient than using your fingerprint.
Unlike the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone X goes on sale starting at $999 on October 27, and ships out November 3.
If you cannot get your hands on the iPhone X, make sure to cop the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in the meantime.