iPhone X, which comes in a glass and stainless steel design, with a 5.8-inch Super Retina display.
Apple’s 10th anniversary smartphone, iPhone X, can be pre-booked in India, starting October 27, prior to the device hitting the market on November 3. Major ecommerce players like Amazon and Flipkart have announced that they will begin taking pre-orders for the smartphone from 12:30 pm IST on Friday. India is one of the 55 countries that this phone is being launched in as part of its first wave. Apple had launched iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in India for the Diwali season in September.
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Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, had introduced iPhone X, the special 10th anniversary edition of this smartphone, saying that it would be the most advanced iPhone ever produced by Apple. Two variants of the company’s first bezel-less phone are up for sale in India, with the 64GB variant set at a price of ₹89,000, and the 256GB variant at ₹1,02,000. This also makes this smartphone the most expensive one from Apple. The company is also offering accessories, including silicone and leather cases, that will be available at a starting price of ₹3,500, a brand new leather folio at ₹8,600 and a Lightning Dock with colour-matching metallic finish at ₹4,700.
While Apple seems to have held back with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the company seems to have gone all out with iPhone X, which comes in a glass and stainless steel design, with a 5.8-inch Super Retina display. The highlight of this device is the A11 Bionic chip that has a neural engine to enable machine learning, along with augmented reality and immersive 3D gaming.
Other features of this smartphone include facial recognition for a new and secure means of unlocking, wireless charging, TrueDepth camera for facial identification, Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, as well as for the Animoji feature and depth-of-field effect in photographs. In fact, the Animoji feature, which has been a source of some pain for Apple of late, is another innovation that captures and analyzes more than 50 different muscle movements on the user’s face to match the emoji and bring it to life.
However, in order to provide a full display, Apple has had to compromise with the Home button. How this will affect the device and its fan following, only time will tell.