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The iPhone X celebrates the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphone, featuring a radical redesign and new technology

Last month, Apple unveiled the $999 iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about Apple’s new flagship phone.

Display

The new iPhone display is 5.8 inches and is an organic light emitting diode (OLED), bezel-free screen, with 458 pixels-per-inch.

Home button

Unlike previous Apple phones, the iPhone X has no dedicated Home button. Here, 3D Touch is baked directly into the display itself. While using an app, users can return to the Home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the display, or switch to another app by pausing mid-swipe.

Face ID

Users can unlock the iPhone X simply by looking at it, thanks to an array of new sensors and technology powering what Apple calls “Face ID.” Apple also ensures Face ID will learn your face and “adapt” to any change such as different hairstyles, lighting and wardrobe.

Charge

Say goodbye to your fraying iPhone charging cords; the new iPhone will come with wireless charging. You can use existing Qi charging devices or wait till 2018, when Apple comes out with AirPower, its own charging pad.

Casing

Instead of aluminum, the iPhone X’s back and front is made out of glass. Rose gold is out: The iPhone X will come in space gray and silver.

Emoji

Gone are the days of boring, static emoji. According to Apple, the iPhone X will allow people to customise a handful of emoji with their own facial expressions. The feature works with the front-facing camera and other algorithmic technology baked into Face ID’s recognition tools.

Price

USD 999 for a 64GB model and USD 1,149 for a 256GB model.

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