Apple just announced its brand new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models. Rumors have been circulating for months, especially surrounding the iPhone lineup. But which of these rumors actually turned out to be true?
Millions tuned in to Apple's 2017 product launch event hoping to find out. And, finally, we know exactly what will be hitting shelves in just a few weeks. There’s a lot to dive into, so we're going to answer the most important questions you're probably already asking.
1. What does the new iPhone have that old iPhones don't?
All year long we've kept you updated with the most recent iPhone rumors. And, many of those rumors turned out to be true.
As speculated, the new iPhones have processing power that’s 70 percent faster than older chips, wireless charging, better selfie cameras and dual lenses, a brighter OLED screen and an edge-to-edge display that lets you unlock your phone by just smiling. Shop carefully, the exact features vary from model to model.
2. How many different models are available, and what's the cost?
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will each come with two storage size options, 64 GB and 256 GB. For the iPhone 8, you'll pay $699 for the 64 GB version, and $849 for the 256 GB.
The iPhone 8 Plus will start at $799 for the 64 GB version, and $949 for the 256 GB.
Apple’s front runner, the iPhone X will also come with the option of 64 GB or 256 GB. However, each of these models is going to cost you. To buy the iPhone X 64 GB, be prepared to shell out $999, and $1,149 for the 256 GB version.
3. Is the iPhone X much different than the others?
Yes. 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone, so Apple had to do something really special. Basically, you get all of the new upgrades of the iPhone 8, and then some.
The iPhone X has numerous features. It has longer battery life, a facial scanner called Face ID, and much more power with its A11 Bionic chip. It also has a 12MP wide-angle and telephoto camera, which takes amazing photos and can take 4K video that records at 24 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps.
In addition to the iPhone 8's new features, the iPhone X includes facial recognition. The Home button is also gone so you only have to look at your new phone to unlock it. Apple also improved the retina display, upped the pixel density to improve picture quality, and included a battery that lasts up to two hours longer.
Design wise, the 5.8-inch screen is basically the entire surface of the phone. And Apple promises that the glass used is the most durable ever. Oh, and don't forget - it's water and dust resistant, and can charge wirelessly!