Today, at an event in Cupertino , Apple launched three new iPhones. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus upgrade the existing models without completely changing them. The third model, the iPhone X, is another thing entirely. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software and features wireless charging. It costs more than any prior iPhone and ships later than expected.

iPhone X release date

  • You’ll have to wait longer for it to come out
  • Pre-orders begin Friday, October 27
  • Ships starting Friday, November 3
  • Supply is expected to be extremely limited

The iPhone X is launching on Friday, November 3, and that’s a lot later than the usual September launch date for new iPhones.

iPhone X price

  • More expensive than any other iPhone
  • 64GB iPhone X: $999, £999, and AU$1,579
  • 256GB iPhone X: $1,149, £1,149, AU$1,829
  • US carriers are charging $42 a month

The iPhone X price starts at $999, £999, and AU$1,579, which makes it the most expensive iPhone ever made. And that’s for the iPhone X with 64GB of storage.

The 256GB iPhone X will cost $1,149, £1,149, AU$1,829. Sadly, there’s no option in between, if you were hoping for a 128GB iPhone X.

LAUNCH Announced 2017, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, November
BODY Dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
Weight 174 g (6.14 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
– IP68 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.8 inches (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels (~458 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
– Dolby Vision/HDR10 compliant
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
– True-tone display
PLATFORM OS iOS 11
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic
CPU Hexa-core
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual 12 MP, f/1.8 & f/2.4, phase detection autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
SOUND Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio No
USB 3.0, reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
– Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min
– Wireless charging
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Talk time Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play Up to 60 h