It’s game time, folks. Apple is now, with the first batch due to arrive next Friday, Nov. 3. What remains unknown is how many new phones will land in people’s hands — and in Apple stores, for that matter — on Friday, and in the weeks and months to come.
Demand will surely be high. Apple has loaded the iPhone X with new technology including an edge-to-edge OLED display, A11 Bionic processor. The and , on the other hand, are high-quality but incremental updates to last year’s models. , suggesting that many fans are holding out for the flagship.and its next-generation
Many of those customers may be disappointed. After months of murmurs from the supply chain about, Apple temporarily quieted the naysayers with . Still, to deliver enough iPhone X units to meet demand. at 12:01 a.m. PST, ship times had grown to four to five weeks in the US and five to six weeks in the UK and Australia.
The frenzy may be warranted. In thewe spent with the new iPhone X, we got a sense of its truly game-changing potential. Once we get our hands on a review unit, we’ll be able to more fully size it up — and compare it to rivals like Samsung’s and Google’s new and , all of which have the potential to draw customers in from Apple’s orbit. Especially if the iPhone X proves to be too hard to find for too long.
We’ll soon find out. In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone X.
Editors’ note, Oct. 27: This post was originally published on Sept. 26, 2017, and continues to be updated with Apple news and features.
When can I preorder the iPhone X?
Apple started accepting preorders on Oct. 27. Here’sand some .
When will I get my iPhone X?
The official release date is Nov. 3. But it sounds likeuntil after the new year, as Apple is reportedly . Though we expect some stores to get a limited number of them on day one, may give you the best chance of getting an iPhone X in the near-term.
How much does the iPhone X cost?
Starting at $999, £999 or AU$1,579 for the 64GB model, it’s the most expensive iPhone ever. The 256GB iPhone X costs $1,149, £1,149 or AU$1,829. Monthly payment plans from carriers are available. Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program ranges from $49 to $56 per month, which includes AppleCare+ for the 256GB model. Not available in Australia, it costs from £56 to £64 in the UK.
What are the iPhone X’s best new features?
Apple pulled out all the stops. The iPhone X’s most compelling new features and technologies include:
Should I buy an iPhone 8 now or wait for the iPhone X?
Hard to say, given that we haven’t had a chance to live with the iPhone X yet. But if you need a phone right now, for now your only choice is theor — or one of the older models that Apple still sells: the , , , and the .
What can the iPhone X do that the iPhone 8 can’t?
Apple packed the iPhone X with all kinds of new features and capabilities that won’t be accessible to iPhone 8 or 8 Plus owners. Here’s a rundown of what only the iPhone X can do:
I’ve got an older iPhone. Should I upgrade?
It depends. Here’s the full rundown of. We’ll publish a similar list for the iPhone X after we fully put it through its paces.
How does it stack up against the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL?
We’ve published in-depth reviews of the follow-up statement detailing a software fix and extended two-year warranty. Also worth noting: Even before the burn-in brouhaha, users were reporting issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s OLED display, characterizing it as .and . Given that we’ve spent only a short time with the Phone X, it’s too early to make a definitive comparison. That noted, you should know that there have been reports of issues with the Pixel 2 XL. Some users have reported seeing burn-in on the display, where remnants of earlier images remain on the screen, and we’ve seen . Since then, Google has issued a
The iPhone X vs. the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8
The iPhone X has. Android phones have had slim bezels, edge-to-edge OLED displays and wireless charging for years. Though we can’t make a definitive comparison before we fully test the iPhone X, we’ve published some initial impressions of how it stacks up against the best Android phones on the market today.
Face ID: Everything you need to know
The iPhone X is the first phone with Apple’s TrueDepth sensor, which features a front-facing camera, microphone, speaker, ambient light and proximity sensors, a new infrared camera, dot projector and flood illuminator.
Is Face ID secure and safe?
Apple says the chance of fooling Face ID is literally 1 in a million — compared with 1 in 50,000 that a random person could fool the fingerprint unlock on an older iPhone. Still, you may want to consider a simple password to.
How big of a deal are the iPhone X’s new cameras?
In addition to enabling Face ID, the iPhone X’s advanced camera technology features optical image stabilization on the front and back, faster apertures and a host of other features.
What’s up with the iPhone X’s notch?
Apple’s iPhone X has an all-screen OLED display — but “all-screen” doesn’t mean it’s exactly bezel-free. The 10th-anniversary iPhone has a narrow bezel framing the screen with rounded edges as well as a notch flanking the earpiece and camera at the top. It’s a huge leap forward in terms of screen-to-bezel ratio, but watching videos with a black bar on the side and curved corners could prove to be less than ideal.
How big is the iPhone X compared to other iPhones?
It’s got much more screen real estate than any existing iPhone, even the, but it’s only slightly larger than the iPhone 7. In fact, it’s about as small as a standard, non-Plus iPhone — but with a *bigger* screen than a Plus. .
Does the iPhone X support wireless charging?
All of the new 2017 iPhones support wireless charging. (Note: you canto work with a charging pad for some . Here’s .)
Does the iPhone X support fast charging?
The iPhone X can charge faster than previous models, sucking in enough power to restore itself to 50 percent battery in about 30 minutes, Apple claims. But taking advantage of this feature will cost you. Apple says that the iPhone X’s fast-charging feature supports Apple’s 29W, 61W and 87W USB-C power adapters — which are not included with the phone — and which cost $49 to $79 (or £49 to £79, or AU$69 to AU$109). And then you must then shell out another $25 (£25/AU$35) for the USB-C to Lightning cable.
What should I do with my old iPhone?
Don’t forget: iOS 11 was designed for the iPhone X
. And it was clearly designed to shine on the iPhone X (and, sure, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus). But it will work on a bunch of older devices, too: if you have an or later, a fifth-generation or or later or a sixth-generation , you, too, can upgrade.
Some of iOS 11’s new features include:
Once you’ve upgraded, here’s what you need to know: