Apple Unveils Pricey iPhone X Featuring Animoji and Face ID
Apple unveiled the much-hyped iPhone X — and it’s both pretty awesome and pretty damn expensive!!!
The announcement came Tuesday morning at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple’s new HQ in Cupertino, CA … where the final item introduced was the iPhone X. The new phone has a radical new design — no more home button, edge-to-edge display and a bunch of other cool features:
— Animoji tracks 50 facial muscle movements to create your own emojis
— Wireless charging
— And, of course, Face ID to unlock the iPhone X
It unlocks after recognizing your face and only when you look directly at it. It won’t unlock if you’re facing away. There was a hiccup when the X wouldn’t unlock but a backup phone solved the issue.
For those concerned about safety … facial recognition data is stored on a chip in the X and NOT sent to an Apple or third-party server, per Apple, which added there’s a 1 in 1,000,000 chance that a random person can unlock your iPhone X.
The iPhone X starts at $999 and pre-orders start October 27. They ship November 3. Apple also unveiled the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, new AppleWatch and AppleTV. The company next year plans to unveil AirPower, a charging station for multiple Apple products.