iStore has announced the cash pricing for Apple’s iPhone X which officially goes on sale locally on 24 November.
As expected, X is the first mainstream handset to cost over R20 000 (Huawei’s Porsche Design Mate 10 which costs R26 999, will only be available in very limited numbers). According to iStore, the iPhone X will be available “from the starting price of R20 499 to R23 999.”
iPhone X is unlike any previous iPhone to date. It has a nearly bezel-less design, no home button and what’s being hailed as the best iPhone so far.
iPhone X has a 5.8-inch OLED display – which Apple calls Super Retina – which supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, as well as True Tone.
The most noticeable change is Face ID, which replaces Touch ID and the home button.
“iPhone X is the future of the smartphone. It is packed with incredible new technologies, like the innovative TrueDepth camera system, beautiful Super Retina display and super fast A11 Bionic chip with neural engine,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone X enables fluid new user experiences — from unlocking your iPhone with Face ID, to playing immersive AR games, to sharing Animoji in Messages — it is the beginning of the next ten years for iPhone.”
One of the most talked about features of iPhone X are Animoji’s.
Animoji’s are literally animated emojis. Working with A11 Bionic, the TrueDepth camera captures and analyses over 50 different facial muscle movements, then animates those expressions in a dozen different Animoji, including a panda, unicorn and robot. Available as an iMessage app pre-installed on iPhone X, customers can record and send Animoji messages with their voice that can smile, frown and more.
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