iPhone X Priced at $999, Release Date is November 3

Sep 12, 2017 - 11 Comments

iPhone X

Apple has announced the all new iPhone X, pronounced as iPhone 10. The iPhone X has a variety of unique features and capabilities and is being pitched as the future of the iPhone.

iPhone X features a redesigned enclosure with stainless steel sides and glass on the front and back, as well as a larger screen that spans nearly the entire front face of the iPhone. By increasing the display size this way, the iPhone X loses the familiar Home button and Touch ID capability, and instead gains a new Face ID feature which scans your face to unlock your iPhone X.

And yes if you were wondering, iPhone X is a completely separate device from the also just announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Unlike the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X is only available in a single physical size with a 5.8″ display.

iPhone X Specs & Features

  • 5.8″ Super Retina HDR True Tone display with a 2436 x 1125 resolution at 458 PPI
  • Face ID unlock mechanism replaces Touch ID and Home Button
  • 12 MP dual cameras with dual optical image stabilization
  • A11 Bionic CPU for improved performance
  • Portrait Mode on front facing camera, Portrait Lighting for front and back camera
  • Silver and space gray color options, all glass front and back, stainless steel sides
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Battery said to last 2 hours longer than iPhone 7
  • Support for wireless Qi charging through the glass back, allows you to charge the iPhone with a Qi charger without plugging anything into the Lightning port thanks to an optional AirPower charging mat
  • Unconfirmed, but reported to have 3GB RAM

iPhone X

The lack of a Home button is a first for an iOS device, and instead of pressing on the Home button to see the Home screen you will use a swipe up gesture. That means the swipe up gesture you’d typically use to access Control Center has been repurposed to get to the Home screen, and instead you swipe down from the top of the iPhone X screen to access Control Center. Since the gestures are software based, it’s always possible these will change as time goes on. As mentioned before, Touch ID has been replaced with Face ID, which uses the iPhone X front facing cameras to unlock your device by looking at your phone and recognizing your face.

iPhone X

An optional AirPower charging mat will be available in 2018 and allow for plug less charging using Qi charging, similar to how the Apple Watch is charged. This is sometimes referred to as ‘wireless’ charging but keep in mind the mat is still plugged into a wall with a wire.

Charging wireless iPhone X

iPhone X Pricing Starts at $999

The iPhone X is available in 64GB and 256GB sizes and pricing starts at $999.

The larger 256GB iPhone X model will be priced at $1150.

iPhone X Pre-Orders Start October 27, Release Date of November 3

For those interested in pre-ordering iPhone X, you can do so on October 27.

iPhone X will be available in stores and ship on the release date of November 3.

Separately, Apple has announced Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K, along with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

iPhone X next to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

(iPhone X shown next to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus)

Want to see more iPhone X? Check out the video below from Apple to walk through the design and features:


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, News


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  1. Rosi says:

    Iβ€œll get lPhone 8 at first, it’s amazing πŸ˜‰ β€” thank you very much for your helpful message, I have learn a lot!πŸ™

  2. RM says:

    Not a fan of the notch, and not at all of the Face scan (followed by swipe) to unlock. I will get the 8 instead.

    I will also feel stupid having to use a headphone adapter on my new phone, but I guess we’re all in this together.

  3. Nospam says:

    The earlier design had a screen mic bump at the bottom to match the bump at the top giving the phone an “X” shaped screen – thus the monicker “iPhone X”. Later revisions dropped the bottom screen bump. Technically the screen is now a “Y” shape and it would have been renamed to that until someone at Apple realized that calling it “iPhone Y” sounded too much like “iPhone Why” and pundits would start calling it the “iPhone Why Bother” as Apple is raising the price to $1,000.

  4. A Andrew says:

    I love iPhone X, but currently it is not under my budget. Will buy it soon.

  5. BrooklynBob says:

    Glass front and back? Are you serious? Didn’t Apple and consumers learn from the design disaster of the iPhone 4/4s? And the cost: $1000 to be able unlock your phone with a glance? Are you %#?!* serious?

  6. Panduan says:

    iPhone X,
    it’s the great and more powerfull smartphone.

  7. Rik Wallin says:

    This is crap.. If Jobs were alive none of this would be going on. Sorry but I don’t pay less for more. More as in no headphone jack, no home button, but the same old app support that doesn’t seem to work with the god awful expensive Apple Pencil that I got suckered into also.

    Nope, I’ll save my money and get a Samsung Galaxy Note which I can use more effectively to scribble down the junk I want to get to fast and not forget. How dare you think this nothingness is worth $1000. Ya still can’t make a MacBook Pro with a dang touch screen while the Windows peeps run rings around your input capabilities. And now you expect me to want this?? At least the Galaxy Note has a place to store it’s pen. Not so much with you people. And I waited a year to learn this? Pffffft. Really? Sorry Tim Cook, but you should really be ashamed of yourself and this massive farce! It’s no longer a device “for the people” more like “for the disgustingly rich.” GAME OVER

  8. iFridaKahlo says:

    The iPhone X has a unibrow! What do they call the unibrow? Monobrow? The Frida? The iFrida? The iKahlo? iPhone Frida Kahlo Edition? The Top Bar? The Black Bar Space? The Top Black Space Which Shall Not Be Named? I think iPhone Unibrow is a good one.

  9. Kellen says:

    iPhone X…. so what’s going to happen to iPhone 9 or iPhone 7s or iPhone 8s? This reminds me of when Microsoft labeled Windows 10 jumping ahead of Windows 9. Why?

    It looks interesting but it’s very expensive and I am skeptical of no home button. I also wonder about where Apple is going.

    First Apple takes away the headphone jack, which is losing a feature and claiming that’s better. Well it’s not, I still like the headphone jack and want to use it every day. They must know it was too early because they still ship the dongle in the package.

    Then Apple takes away swipe to unlock and claims that is better. But every day I miss slide to unlock since it was much faster and simpler than mashing the button to enter a passcode.

    Now Apple takes away the home button, which is losing a feature, and they seem to be suggesting face scanning is better. Why do I want this thing to scan my face? What is going to prevent someone from scanning my face without my permission to unlock the iPhone?

    The design is the same bulbous look of iPhone 6 too except it’s shiny chrome, glass, and the screen is bigger.

    X is more exciting than the iPhone 7s oh I mean iPhone 8oops, but I am not convinced the direction is better or the right way to go. Why remove features and call that an improvement? What is the benefit?

    • DCJ001 says:

      The sky is falling !!!

      The sky is falling !!!

      The sky is falling !!!

      • INWDC says:

        I get what Kellen is saying though. Things evolve and change – that’s the nature of business and life – but Apple makes these changes that I am sure have been focus-grouped to death but to the normal public oftentimes don’t really resonate well. Also, it’s an age thing. Oftentimes the young will blindly accept whatever is thrown at them while the old baulk at every change. There’s a sensible middle ground which Apple used to navigate very well – but they don’t anymore. It’s their enormous wealth and internetia that keeps them at the top of the heap. They are without a doubt what Microsoft once was. I’m just waiting for a newer, better company to come along and do what Apple can’t/won’t do anymore.

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