With the words “one more thing”, Apple paid homage to Steve Jobs and officially introduced the iPhone X. The Apple CEO called it “the biggest leap forward” since the first iPhone. The 10th anniversary iPhone loses the home button, which revolutionized smartphones when it launched; offers an edge-to-edge screen; and will use facial recognition to unlock the phone.
Apple also unveiled a new iPhone 8 and a larger 8 Plus with upgrades to cameras, displays and speakers.
Those phones, Apple said, will shoot pictures with better colors and less distortion, particularly in low-light settings. The display will adapt to ambient lighting, similar to a feature in some iPad Pro models. Speakers will be louder and offer deeper bass.
Both iPhone 8 versions will allow wireless charging, a feature thought to be limited to the anniversary phone. Many Android phones, including Samsung’s, already have this feature.
The iPhone X will carry the most expensive price tag of any iPhone to date at $999. Orders start October 27th with phones shipping out starting November 3rd.