The special edition iPhone X is finally official. The device marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. It packs an edge-to-edge display, front and rear-facing cameras with Face ID sensors, wireless charging, and more. CEO tim cook took to the stage to provide all details about the special handset at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. The phone is expected to rival Samsung Galaxy S8.

Availability and the price of the phone

iPhone X’s shipping is going to begin later than expected. According to a report by The Verge, pre-orders for the smartphone will start on October 27.

The units will be delivered on November 3. It was previously believed that the pre-orders and shipping dates would be in September itself. The smartphone carries a hefty price-tag. Starting at an exorbitant $999, the price extends up to $1,149. Coming to its design and specifications - the iPhone X features a new glass design, built to support wireless charging technology (Apple AirPad).

Specs and features details

A report by Tech Radar states that its size is smaller than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Despite that, it equips a larger display. Apple has integrated water-resistant capabilities with the device and has introduced only two primary colors: Space Grey and Silver. The handset features a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display (with 2,436 x 1,125 pixels resolution) and measures approximately 143.6 x 70.9 mm in terms of dimensions.

The Cupertino giant also debuted its “Super Retina Display” with the launch of iPhone X. True to the prevailing rumors, the handset doesn’t include a physical home button. The Touch ID security feature has been replaced by a facial recognition software. This is possibly the biggest change brought about by the company in this smartphone.

There were a couple of other additions made by Apple. For example, they introduced “Animoji,” which utilizes 3D face scanner and mirrors one’s facial expression in the form of emoticons. There’s a dual camera setup on the rear panel with two 12-megapixel sensors (telephoto, wide angle lens), further accompanied by something called “Portrait Lighting.” The handset is powered by the new A11 “Bionic” chipset, which supports 3D games and Augmented Reality (AR) technology. There’s 3GB of RAM and two storage options: 128GB and 256GB on in-built memory. Lastly, the smartphone comes running on iOS 11 out-of-the-box. Overall, the phone is a good choice for the customers.