The long awaited iPhone X is officially released and getting shipped; the phone was unveiled during the firms 10th-anniversary at the much-hyped Apple Event on Tuesday 12 September. Other areas highlighted included; an update on the Apple store, the Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K. The iPhone X wasn't the only smartphone announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook and his colleagues on September 12. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were also unveiled at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's new campus. iPhone X is Apple's first smartphone to pack an edge-to-edge screen. It is powered by A11 Bionic processor. This six-core CPU is divided into two low-performance cores and four high-performance cores. Apple has dumped Touch ID functionality, replacing it with 'Face ID' face recognition technology. This is enabled by a bunch of sensors on the front of the phone, including a 7MP 'TrueDepth' camera, and the A11 chip's built-in neural engine. Apple claims that it will work even in dark conditions. It's pretty secure too, according to the firm, which claims that there's a 'one in a million' chance of somebody accessing such a device duping the face recognition feature. "It's the future of we how unlock our smartphones," said Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller at the company's launch event. Wireless charging is included, with the iPhone X supporting the same Qi wireless charging standard as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which means customers will be able to use third-party charging accessories. The charging can be done with Apple's AirPower pad. This can charge multiple devices. Plugging in your iPhone X could be as easy as dropping it on a wireless pad, and that's the idea behind the new iPhone X wireless charging feature. The iPhone X is waterproof. It has an IP 67 rating, which means the phone can be 1 metre under water for 30 minutes, according to Apple's tests. iPhone X screen is a vibrant 5.8-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED screen with Apple's 'Super Retina Display'. It is Quad HD+ display with a 2436 x 1125 resolution. Apple wanted to do something special, with the franchise celebrating a decade of dominance. This they have achieved through iPhone X calling it "the future of the smartphone,".
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