Apple's iPhone X: Face ID, no home button, $999

(CNN) - Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has revealed the iPhone X.

It has no home button, scans your face to log you in and costs $999.

The company unveiled its anniversary edition smartphone, alongside the iPhone 8 and its bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus. To introduce the iPhone X, Apple CEO Tim Cook uttered the classic line at its annual press conference: "One more thing."

"We have great respect for these words and don't use them lightly," said Cook, adding the new phone would set the path for technology for the next decade.

The new iPhone X kills the home button to make space for a larger screen. It has an edge-to-edge display, glass on the front and back, wireless charging so you can leave wires at home, a surgical grade stainless steel band around the edges. It's water and dust resistant.

The 5.8-inch OLED display isn't just bigger, it also packs 458 pixels per inch. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) calls it a Super Retina Display. It supports HDR, has a million-to-one contrast ration and improved color accuracy.

The loss of the home button means no more fingerprint sensor. To unlock the phone, you can use your face with a new technology called Face ID. Front-facing cameras and sensors create a map of your face to determine if you are the phone's proper owner. It uses a flood light to work in the dark.


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