IPhone X: 4 things we would change

6 iPhone 8 Features That Might Make it a Better Deal Than the iPhone X

6 iPhone 8 Features That Might Make it a Better Deal Than the iPhone X

The new iPhone was one of three revealed by tech juggernaut Apple today on the 10 anniversary of the revolutionary device's launch.

The iPhone X is the first phone from Apple to feature an OLED screen. Some Android phones have also previously eliminated the home button and added edge-to-edge screens.

As expected, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have faster processors, better displays and more improved cameras than their predecessors. Also, Goodbye touch recognition and hello Face ID. FaceID is how you can unlock this magnificent device. Apple says there is a deeper strengthening layer in the glass that makes it the "most durable in a smartphone'".

Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller said the glass-body iPhone 8 and 8 Plus handsets were the first smartphones "really created for augmented reality", with improved power and graphics over their predecessors.

But, as it turns out, Apple hasn't made a wireless charging pad for these iPhones just yet. The charging mat will launch in 2018 and will be capable of charging iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously. To achieve an nearly bezel-less design, Apple has got rid of the Home button. You have to swipe from the bottom to unlock the smartphone, swipe from bottom to go back to the home screen, swipe from the bottom and delay for multitasking menu.

Essentially, the iOS 11 in the new iPhone X resemble us the Flyme OS. With few surprises, the company sets the starting price of $999 for the 64GB version.

To be fair, Apple is including higher storage capacity in the entry level versions of its new iPhones. As usual, the new iPhone comes in both standard and Plus sizes (4.7 and 5.5-inches, respectively). Yes, for the first time, Apple Watch will support streaming music, and let users listen on the go without their phone. Users can send Animoji photos or videos.

Like the iPhone 7, the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are waterproof. The new model also gets two more hours of battery life. The display also supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision, which will be great for all that new 4K content coming to iTunes later this year. The Apple TV 4K will start shipping from September 22 for $179 for the 32GB variant and $199 for the 128GB variant.

But paying the full price up front isn't the only way to buy the iPhone X when preorders start on October 27. But Apple's big update to its iPhone lineup is the most important addition to the company's business, as the iPhone represents over half of Apple's total revenue. However, for iPhone owners who are not willing to pay a $1,000 price tag for a new device or those looking for a tamer upgrade, the iPhone 8, formerly referred to as the iPhone 7s, is the clear choice.

The bottom line for investors? That means it's not being transferred to Apple's servers where it could be targeted by hackers.

Apple shares fell 0.8 percent to $160.18 after the announcement. While I couldn't register my own face during the demo, an Apple employee walked me through the process.

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