Apple recently unveiled three new smartphones at an event on Tuesday, namely the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The iPhone 8 is a continuation of the long running line, while the iPhone X is a new, redesigned smartphone that drops the traditional home button for an all-screen design. According to a report from The Verge, the iPhone X was the most expensive device announced at the event. The device has a starting price of $999 or £999. Yes, there is dollar-to-pound equivalence for the new range of Apple products

Facial recognition capabilities

Apple removed the physical home button of the iPhone X along with its fingerprint sensors to replace it with the 3D facial recognition sensors and gesture controls.

Facial recognition is a more secure and easier way to unlock the device. In fact, it can scan up to 30,000 points to verify a user’s face. The facial scanner includes a “dot projector” to generate a Face ID in low light. It also uses a depth sensor and machine learning, so that the facial scanner can adjust even if the user grows a beard.

What makes the iPhone X very futuristic?

The iPhone X has a feature called “neural engine,” which is part of its A11 processor. The neural engine has tuned circuits that can accelerate certain kinds of artificial-intelligence software called artificial neural networks. An artificial neural network works at processing images and speech.

The neural engine could create algorithms that could recognize a user’s face and facial expressions and transform it into an animated emoji called “Animoji.”

When will pre-orders and shipping start?

The iPhone X, also called the iPhone 10, will be available for pre-orders on October 27, and the shipping will start on November 3.

The 256GB (most expensive) option of the device will be available for $1,149 or £1,149. Some people are wondering why the dollar price is equal to the pound.

Why does the pricing the same in pounds and dollars?

According to a report from The Guardian, Apple is taking advantage of British customers’ acceptance of Brexit-based price hikes.

Apple has not officially answered the question regarding the dollar-to-pound equivalence. The last time the company hiked prices was in October 2016, Apple previously claimed that it is not just about Brexit and that it had several factors to consider, such as currency exchange rates, local import laws, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business.