Let's be honest -- our smartphones today are more camera than they are phone. We use them to document our lives with images and video as much as we use them to message and check up on Facebook and Instagram. And apparently if you're looking for a phone that takes great photos, you can't go past the $1579 iPhone X. It's the best phone you can buy right now when it comes to snapping still photos
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I'm a total gadget nerd, and it's been five years since a new smartphone made me nod to myself with the understanding that, "Yes, I need that thing more than I need air." But the buzz around the iPhone X has had me a little more hyped than usual.
Not just because the iPhone finally ditched the bezels and got an OLED display -- Samsung's Galaxy S8 lost its bezels in March -- but because the iPhone X is the line's first significant overhaul since the iPhone 4. I should know better than to fall for the hype, but after spending nearly a week with the device, I've actually convinced myself that spending $1579 on a phone seems like a good idea. If you hate me for saying that, that's OK, I hate me too.
The iPhone X is a weird and wonderful device. Apple's new phone looks and behaves so differently to the iPhones we're used to, but it takes just a day or two to become familiar with it. Apple has been subtly training us for life without a home button over the past few iterations of iOS by emphasising swipe gestures, and the iPhone X benefits from this established muscle memory.
I've only had a few days to play with the iPhone X, so I can't reliably comment on things such as battery life, but here are my first impressions of Apple's tenth anniversary flagship phone.
The iPhone X's lack of a physical home button is the most significant update to Apple's world-changing smartphone since the original iPhone's launch in 2007. I've had an iPhone X for the last day, and I'm still getting my head around the new list of gestures and interactions -- so here's what I've learned. If you want a quick guide to everything new before you get your own new iPhone X on Friday, here's your cheat sheet.
Video: We're just a couple of days from the launch of the iPhone X, Apple's most important phone in years. Early hands-on reviews -- including our own -- are starting to trickle out into the wild, and YouTube's very own MKBHD has a typically very pretty first look and unboxing to feast your eyes on.
In the days leading up to an iPhone launch, there's always a bit of a crush outside Apple's George Street -- people lining up for the new phone take up room on the pedestrian walkway. This year it's worse than ever, and the city council is stepping in to fix it.
Pre-orders for the iPhone X open up this evening at 6:01PM AEDT, but a couple of telcos are announcing their pricing a few hours early. Virgin Mobile was first out of the gates, but now it's time for Vodafone -- and its cheapest plan is pretty tempting.
As old-school as the technology itself actually is, wireless charging is about to hit the mainstream with the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. But it also raises an interesting question we haven't thought of before -- what if you have an iPhone case that you keep your credit cards in?
A few days after Vodafone's early announcement, Virgin Mobile has now locked in its plan pricing for the new iPhones. All of them. Here's your comprehensive list of Virgin's pricing for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X.
Today Apple took to the stage to seduce us with shiny new gadgets that we should definitely spend an absurd amount of money on because they are supposed to change the world. They might even save our lives -- and Apple wants to make sure you know that with its super emotional opening videos. Fit with a stirring soundtrack, heart-rending narratives and wait, was that a staged car crash?
LIVE NOW: We're up and awake and live-blogging Apple's September event, where we'll see not one but two new iPhones, and hopefully a swathe of other new tech toys and glimpses into Apple's future. You should come and keep us company.
We are T-minus 10 hours until Apple blows the doors off its brand new Steve Jobs Theater at the brand new Apple Park corporate campus, home of the spaceship, to introduce the world to its new iPhones -- and more. It's at an extraordinarily inconvenient time for Aussies, but look, we'll make do.
Here's how you can tune in, when you can tune in, and what you can expect to see.