17 big, beautiful photos of the iPhone X that’ll show you how great it is

The iPhone X.

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The iPhone X.
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The iPhone X is Apple’s reimagining of the iPhone to celebrate the product’s 10th anniversary. A lot has changed, so here’s a handy guide for everything you need to know about the iPhone X.


This is the iPhone X.

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It’s smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, left, but bigger than the iPhone 8, right.

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The screen, however, is the perfect size. It’s larger than the Plus screen but crammed onto a body that’s only a little larger than the 8.

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The screen is made using OLED technology, which has better color representation. It’s also sharper than older iPhone displays.

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Apple calls it the Super Retina Display. It’s gorgeous.

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There’s no home button. Instead, you swipe up from the bottom of the display to go to the home screen.

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A notch at the top of the screen houses the new TrueDepth camera system.

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The TrueDepth camera lets you unlock the phone with Face ID facial recognition. It replaces Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor system from older iPhones.

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TrueDepth also enables cool tricks like augmented reality. Snapchat built some new, realistic lenses for it.

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TrueDepth can also track face gestures. Apple built a group of Animoji that record your movements and voice.

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Most apps don’t look great on the new screen size and shape. It’ll most likely be a few months before they change up their designs.

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The rear cameras take excellent photos. They’re slightly better than the iPhone 8 Plus cameras.

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But the camera is ginormous. It bulges from the back of the phone.

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It has wireless charging, just like the iPhone 8.

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There’s no headphone jack. You need to use Lightning headphones or Bluetooth headphones.

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Now here’s the kicker: It costs $999.

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So is it worth it?

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The iPhone X is the best smartphone you can buy. $999 may sound like a lot, but the X is full of new features you won’t find in any other phone. It’s a sampling of what the future of smartphones will look like.