Apple's new iPhone X: starts @ $999, available Nov 3

Apple announces the most exciting iPhone in years, but is it still enough?

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Apple has released the most exciting iPhone in years with the new iPhone X, and while it might not step right up to the top of the smartphone mountain and claim dominance over all of its competitors, the new iPhone X is a compelling enough smartphone for Apple fans to stick with the fruit logo company.

Apple has used its new A11 processor that offers up to 30% more performance over its predecessor, while rocking Face ID technology, VR/AR integration, and a beautiful OLED panel that Apple of course calls "Super Retina Display".

The new A11 chip is a 6-core processor, made up of two big and four LITTLE cores based on the big.LITTLE technology. This allows the new iPhone X to include 30% more performance, while throwing in a huge 50% power efficiency improvement over the previous-gen A10 processor.

Super Retina Display

The new iPhone X features a large 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED panel with a native resolution of 2436 x 1125, and it supports HDR (both Dolby Vision and HDR10).

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The front of the iPhone X looks strange to Apple iPhone users as there is no Home ID button anymore, Apple have shifted into the future with Face ID, something that unlocks your iPhone X with facial recognition.

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Samsung has had this since the Galaxy Note 7 from this time last year, something that's also featured in their new Galaxy S8, S8+ and the new Note 8.

A11 Bionic Processor

Another exciting part of the new iPhone X is something called the A11 Bionic processor, that is of course - more powerful than previous-generation A-series processors.

The new A11 Bionic processor has support for wireless charging, and get this - a new animated emoji feature for messaging.

AirPower Charging Mat

Apple also showed off a new AirPower charging mat that is capable of charging not just your new iPhone X, but the Apple Watch Series 3, and the new AirPods (with a new charging case) - all at the same time.

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Unfortunately, Apple's new AirPort charging mat won't be available until NEXT YEAR. Sigh.

New Build Materials

We all know Apple loves to spend half their keynote talking about how "beautiful", "stunning", "gorgeous", and "revolutionary" their new iPhone is... but the new iPhone X is built with aluminum and a glass body on the back. It's available in both Black and Silver, while we have an aluminum frame. The glass on the back is reinforced, so it shouldn't crack so easily (let's hope so given the $1149 price on the 256GB iPhone X).

64GB = $999, While 256GB = $1149!

The new iPhone X comes in two models, the 64GB for $999 and the larger 256GB for a huge $1149. Both iPhone X models will have pre-orders open up on October 27 while the iPhone X will be available and shipped to consumers who pre-order on November 3.

New Camera Shoots 4K 60FPS Video

Apple's new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the flagship iPhone X rock an upgraded set of cameras, with the iPhone X capable of shooting 4K video at the gloriously smooth 60FPS.

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Apple has used a 12-megapixel sensor in both cameras, with OIS, and a f/1.8 aperture for the main, and f/2.4 for the wide angle lens.


I reported yesterday that Apple will only have 10,000 units per day for the first few weeks of the iPhone X being available, so with a release date that is close to TWO MONTHS away from now, I'm sure Apple will be building stock up so this doesn't happen. I still think it will happen, with 10K units per day being available worldwide leading into the holidays. The new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, however, shouldn't be hard to find. But who wants that when iPhone X is here?


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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