Ready for the iPhone X to become the Apple of your eye? The souped-up phone unveiled in California on Tuesday relies on facial recognition software to identify users — and the home button with its thumbprint security is a thing of the past. That change freed up valuable real estate to give the phone a 5.8-inch display that makes up the entire front of the device. The $1,000 gadget — Apple’s most expensive iPhone — is “the biggest leap forward” since the original smartphone came on the scene, said CEO Tim Cook. The company presented the much-hyped, 10th anniversary edition smartphone — the “X” is pronounced “ten” — along with an iPhone 8 and its big sister, the iPhone 8 Plus at the Steve Jobs Theater at its Cupertino campus. Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said Face ID — which requires users to look at the phone with eyes open for it to unlock — was even more secure than fingerprints. “Nothing has ever been simpler,” Schiller said. “Face ID is the future of how we unlock our smartphones and protect our sensitive information.” But Apple execs suffered an awkward moment when software engineer Craig Federighi did a demo of… Read full this story
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