In thewe spent with the new iPhone X, we got a sense of its truly game-changing potential. Since then, we’ve taken a close look at the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and found them to be incremental, high-quality updates to last year’s models. They’re safe and sensible phones that, for now, remain overshadowed by the potential of the forthcoming iPhone X. Our initial assessment: unless you need a new iPhone before the end of 2017, we think . ( .)
We have yet to put the iPhone X fully through its paces, but our in-depth analysis will come as soon as we get our hands on a review unit. In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know right now about the iPhone X.
When can I preorder the iPhone X?
Apple will start accepting preorders on Oct. 27. at 3 a.m. PT. Here’s.
When will I get my iPhone X?
The official release date is Nov. 3. But it sounds likeuntil after the new year, as Apple is reportedly . Though we expect some stores to get a limited number of them on day one, may give you the best chance of getting an iPhone X in the near-term.
How much does the iPhone X cost?
Starting at $999/£999/AU$1,579 for the 64GB model, it’s the most expensive iPhone ever. The 256GB iPhone X costs $1,149/£1,149/AU$1,829. Monthly payment plans from carriers are available, ranging from $49 to $56 for Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program which includes AppleCare+ for the 256GB model.
What are the iPhone X’s best new features?
Apple pulled out all the stops. The iPhone X’s most compelling new features and technologies include:
- Face ID: unlock the phone, access Apple Pay and animate “ ” with your face ( )
- The OLED Super Retina display: the biggest screen ever on an iPhone
- A new chip: Apple’s A11 Bionic processor, which also powers the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- Camera upgrade: the iPhone’s features “ ,” which simulates studio lighting for selfies, and “ ” with front and back cameras
- Longer battery life than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7, according to Apple’s specs
Should I buy an iPhone 8 now or wait for the iPhone X?
Hard to say, given that we haven’t had a chance to live with the iPhone X yet. But if you need a phone right now, for now your only choice is theor — or one of the older models that Apple still sells: the , , , , and the .
What can the iPhone X do that the iPhone 8 can’t?
Apple packed the iPhone X with all kinds of new features and capabilities that won’t be accessible to iPhone 8 or 8 Plus owners. Here’s a rundown of what only the iPhone X can do:
- Display images on an edge-to-edge OLED display
- Deliver the longest battery life that an iPhone has to offer
- Dual optical image stabilization for both rear cameras
- with the front camera (in addition to rear cameras, which iPhone 8 Plus offers)
I’ve got an older iPhone. Should I upgrade?
It depends. Here’s the full rundown of. We’ll publish a similar list for the iPhone X after we fully put it through its paces.
The iPhone X vs. the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8
The iPhone X has. Android phones have had slim bezels, edge-to-edge OLED displays and wireless charging for years. Though we can’t make a definitive comparison before we fully test the iPhone X, we’ve published some initial impressions of how it stacks up against the best Android phones on the market today.
Face ID: Everything you need to know
The iPhone X is the first phone with Apple’s TrueDepth sensor, which features a front-facing camera, microphone, speaker, ambient light and proximity sensors, a new infrared camera, dot projector and flood illuminator.