This is the iPhone X

Jordan Crook
The iPhone X.

Ten years ago, the world got much bigger and much smaller, all in one fell swoop. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, the first internet-connected smartphone that put user experience above all, finally executing on the idea of a full touchscreen handset. This ushered in the rise of constant social networking, an application economy, and a complete dependence on our smartphones for just about everything.

Today, Apple has introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But in true Apple fashion, Tim Cook promised us "one more thing."

Today, ten years later, Apple is introducing the iPhone X. And, by the way, it's pronounced "Ten."

So what does a decade of iPhone innovation look like?

Design

Apple’s iPhone X, like the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, comes with a brand new design, ditching bezels and opting for a glass front and back. Apple says there is a deeper strengthening layer in the glass that makes it the “most durable in a smartphone.”

Thanks to this new design, the iPhone X is sealed for water and dust resistance.

It's made from surgical-grade, stainless steel and comes in two finishes: space grey and silver.

Display

Following the current trend in smartphones, Apple has done away with the bezels on the iPhone X, offering an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch display. In fact, Apple is upgrading quite a bit in that department, offering an OLED display for the very first time. This brings with it all the standard benefits of OLED, including more accurate colors, better image uniformity across the screen, etc. The company is reportedly paying around $125 per panel, which is part of the reason for the reports of a more expensive iPhone.

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