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iPhone X : Say Hello to the Future

IPhoneX Hello FutureIt was in 2007 when the first iPhone was released by Apple.

Now, almost a decade later in 2017, the iPhone X will be the latest and most advanced model to be available for purchase on Nov. 3, with preorders getting taken Oct. 27.

This phone will be unlike any iPhone that has preceded it. 

A statement on Apple’s website states the following:

“Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision is now a reality. Say hello to the future.”

One major change in the iPhone design of this new product is the lack of the home button.

The screen fills the entire front side of it. This means an even bigger display for games, videos, and photo sharing.            

How one would naviagte back to the home screen is simply to swipe up from the bottom of the screen, which now will take the user back instead.

The control center shortcut will be accessible by swiping from the top right corner.

Siri will be able to be called upon using the power button on the side of the phone. Summoning her is also possible using the “Hey Siri” voice callout feature.  

Increasing the privacy guarantee, the new camera will include the new method for unlocking one’s phone with Face Identification.

With this the security of the owner’s phone is greater than ever.

Or is it?

Controversy has errupted in terms of agreeing or disagreeing on the face recognation feature.

Society appears to be on the fence on Apple’s new technological advances.

Audrey Conforti, a sophomore health studies student, is one of many that disagree with the concept.

“It’s great how technology is advancing,” Conforti said, “However soon we are going to disregedard the basic motions of life.”

“Putting in  your password or your thumb print takes probably 2 seconds more,” she continued. “What is going to be the new meaning of making  valuable choices if we are always taking the easiest route?”

The iPhone X only unlocks the screen if the sensors within the camera recognize the owner’s face. It is an improvement over Touch ID, Apple claims.

Devon Forte, a sophomore heath studies student, is totally for the face recognition sensor.

“I think the facial recognation feature on the new iPhone is going to be amazing,” Forte said.

“It allows the user to skip touching the screen to enter his or her phone and ultimately, makes it more secure,” Forte continued.

He then continued to mention that he is able to understand why his peers disagree, but he feels it is just the direction technology is moving in.

It will evidently be much more difficult for phones to get hacked into, and in turn, hopefully more lost iPhones will be returned to their owner.

The new and improved camera will also be able to take wide angle shots, something that no previous model has been able to do.

Wireless charging is finally being incorporated into the iPhone X and iPhone 8 officially.

Not only that, but also the iPhone X’s charge is said to last two hours longer than the iPhone 8’s.  

IMAGE TAKEN from Apple.com

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