Ten years back on January 9, 2007, Cupertino giant Apple had put a stall on rumours of its entrance in the cellphone market with the announcement of iPhone. It was revolutionary then and it was futuristic in 2017 with the launch of iPhone X. Apple has been a promoter of the avant-garde and they have proved it time and again with launching ground-breaking tech products- be it Macintosh, iPod or iPhone. iPhone X can also be dubbed as the most-awaited phones in the smartphone market last year. Interestingly, what grabbed the headline was its new feature-Face ID. The iPhone X uses Face ID, a technology that unlocks the phone by using infrared and visible light scans to uniquely identify your face. It works in a variety of conditions and is extremely secure. However, the feature has time and again faced criticism over its repeated failures. News of people unlocking iPhone’s of friends using the feature has randomly popped up.
Netizens have flooded social media posting memes of the Face ID option. Mahindra Chairman, Anand Mahindra has also found a way to make fun of the feature. Mahindra took to Twitter, and said, ”Am enjoying the facial recognition feature on my new iPhone X It’s quite remarkable & convenient. But my biggest nightmare is that one morning when I turn it on, Siri is going to suddenly scream & say…”Oh God, you look terrible. Take a holiday yaar..”
Am enjoying the facial recognition feature on my new iPhone X It’s quite remarkable & convenient. But my biggest nightmare is that one morning when I turn it on, Siri is going to suddenly scream & say…”Oh God, you look terrible. Take a holiday yaar..”
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 9, 2018
Face ID a form of biometric authentication. Rather than a password (something you know) or a security dongle or authentication app (something you have), biometrics are something you are. Fingerprint recognition is also a biometric. Apple iPhone X smartphone was launched in September 2017. The phone comes with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1125 pixels by 2436 pixels. Apple iPhone X price in India starts from Rs. 86,999.
The Apple iPhone X is powered by hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone X packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Apple iPhone X runs iOS 11 and is powered by a 2716mAh non-removable battery. It measures 143.60 x 70.90 x 7.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 174.00 grams.
The Apple iPhone X is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.