tech2 News StaffNov 03, 2017 12:24:41 IST
Apple’s much-awaited tenth anniversary iPhone has finally gone on sale and the first units should have started shipping out to customers by now. In India, the device will go on sale at Apple-authorised resellers from 6 pm onwards. You can also book the device online, if you haven’t already.
The iPhone X (pronounced ‘ten’) is the first iPhone with an OLED display and features a brand new Face ID authentication system. The near bezel-less display is also a first from Apple, and the first redesign since the iPhone 6. Gone is the iconic home button, in its stead you get a notch.
The device is powered by possibly the most powerful smartphone CPU yet made. The OLED display is said to be the most colour-accurate display available on smartphones today, and also supports HDR for videos and photos.
The phone is designed with a glass back to allow for wireless charging and the frame, rather than being made of aluminium, is made from steel.
On the camera front, you get a dual camera on the rear and a single camera on the front. The rear cameras include two 12 MP sensors, one with a 28 mm f/1.8 OIS system and the other with a 56 mm f/2.4 OIS system. They can record video at 4K 60 fps or at 1080p 240 fps. The front camera is a standard 7 MP unit, but is enhanced by the TrueDepth sensor to provide additional functionality, like support for Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting. The rear camera supports both these features.
Shipping with Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 11, the iPhone X is the only device in Apple’s line up to support Animojis, wherein you can create and send face-mapped 3D emojis to your contacts.
Where and how to get the iPhone X
When Apple opened the iPhone X for pre-booking, the device was sold out within minutes. If you’re lucky, there’s a chance that you can pick up the device at your nearest authorised Apple reseller. Given the demand and limited supply for the device, we don't expect retail stocks to last too long.
If you’ve missed the device at the store and the pre-order window, you can pick up a device from a carrier of your choice. Airtel and Reliance Jio have put up offers. Airtel’s offer is only open to Airtel PostPaid customers while Jio is offering a 70 percent buyback offer on all units. Vodafone hasn’t specified its plans just yet. Airtel’s offer is only valid from 6 pm on 3 November to 7 am on 4 November.
Internationally, the device has been so heavily pre-ordered that customers are looking at a 4-5-week shipping time on the device.
The device is available in Space Grey and Silver in 64 GB and 256 GB storage variants. The 64 GB model retails for Rs 89,000 while the 256 GB model retails for Rs 1,02,000.
Accessories include a silicon case for Rs 3,500, going up to Rs 8,600 for a leather folio case.
The device will come bundled with a 5 W charger, USB 2.0 Lighting cable, Lightning to 3.5 mm adapter and a set of Lighting EarPods.
Oh, and if you're looking for a reason to pick up the device, we've got you covered!
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