iPhone X: An early first lookApple's future iPhone arrives in November. CNET's Scott Stein gets an early hands-on.
Apple's phone of the future is the iPhone 10. It's going to cost $999 when it comes out November 3rd. And it is one of three iPhones that Apple has launched here at the new Apple Park. It's all screen, 5.8 inches, and it looks almost bezel-less. There's a little bit of a bezel, and at the top, much like the essential phone, a camera notch. It also supports wireless Qi charging. There are two cameras on the back that are enhanced for AR. But what's new with the X is the ability to have a front facing camera called TrueDepth that can do a variety of things, animate emoji if you want, with your face. Demonstrated here, it can do face mapping And be able to recognize muscle movements more accurately than the front facing camera that exists on other iPhones, but also can do more. There's Face ID, which replaces Touch ID, which is going to unlock the iPhone supposedly more accurately and securely. And that's part of the new interface with the iPhone X that will No longer have a home button. That's right, you're gonna have to navigate the iPhone Ten using gestures. You'll have to swipe up to be able to go to different apps or swipe down for control center. An emoji, and also a new Snapchat app, are two of the things that take advantage of the new front-facing camera for AR. And here's Face ID in action. Swiping up right after looking at it activates it on a test demo. Now, how many people will use face ID and like it, and how many people will find it comfortable over touch ID remains to be seen. The iPhone 10 and its wireless charging capabilities are not coming out until much later in the fall, so stay tuned for more.