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Top 5 Reasons Apple Wants You to Buy the iPhone X - Gear Up^

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The iPhone 8 – aka iPhone X – has been announced and its release date, specs, features, price and all you need to know about the iPhone X is available. And iPhone X specifications are sure interesting. Learn everything you need to know about iPhone X improvements to the camera, screen, charging and more. WatchMojo teams up with tech-spert Marc Saltzman to list you five ways Apple is going to try to sell you on the latest iPhone update.

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Top 5 Reasons Apple Wants You to Buy the iPhone X - Gear Up^

It’s the 10th anniversary of the iconic iPhone, and so Apple is hoping to make a big splash with the iPhone X, its new flagship device. But it’s also the first thousand-dollar iPhone. Are the new features enough to justify the purchase or should you go with one of the other new iPhones, or an Android device?

Hey everyone, welcome to Gear Up, the WatchMojo series that looks at the latest in gadgets, gear and games. I’m Marc Saltzman, and in this video, we’re going to look at 5 ways Apple will try to sell you on the new iPhone X.

#1: New Screen

Bigger and with better quality, the iPhone X features a high-resolution OLED screen opposed to an LCD screen, which results in deeper blacks, whiter whites and more vivid colors. Apple calls it a Super Retina display. Along with better viewing angles, OLED is also more energy efficient, resulting in better battery life, about 2 hours longer than iPhone 7, which I think many Apple fans will welcome. iPhone X will have the largest screen out of any iPhone to date – at 5.8 inches, measured diagonally – and will be almost bezel-less, therefore nearly edge to edge glass, with no room for the home button. So,

#2: Face ID

For the first time in the iPhone’s 10-year history, no home button on the bottom of the phone. To log onto your device and buy things, you‘ll rely on the Face ID logon feature, which uses multiple technologies to sense depth, via the front-facing camera and sensor. Not everyone will like this as you must look at the phone instead of putting your thumb on the Touch ID sensor, but apparently, it’s more secure and faster, too.

#3: Animojis!

Using the iPhone X’s new front-facing 3D camera, Animojis will allow you to create custom animated messages that use your voice and reflect your facial expressions. So now, instead of using premade emojis to convey how you’re feeling while messaging with someone or uploaded to social media, you can create your very own animated emoji – or animoji, for short – which should be fun. Yes, you can even animate a poop emoji and have it talk. Um, ya. OK, so animojis. Is it enough to buy the new phone? Don’t worry, there’s more. Speaking of cameras…

#4: Camera Improvements

the dual 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, now vertically aligned, one on top of one another, will of course take great-looking photos, with dual optical image stabilization. The Galaxy Note 8 did this already, but Apple says its low light performance is impressive, there’s a portrait mode, quad-LED flash, and more. iPhone X will also be an augmented reality, or AR-ready phone. As you might know, Apple is bullish on this technology, that superimposes digital information on top of the real world around you, such as placing a virtual sofa in a room you’re renovating. The new A11 processor should help drive the performance of Apple’s AR apps, plus iPhone X has more system memory or RAM and two storage options: 64 and 256 gigabytes. And the

#5: Wireless Charging

While years behind other smartphone makers, Apple has finally jumped on board the wireless charging bandwagon, which means you can place the phone down on a charging mat – on a small pad, in the car, or built into some furniture (including some IKEA tables) – and the phone will start charging up without you needing a cable. Apple calls it AirPower and the charger will come in 2018. The glass back of the iPhone X will help with the wireless charging, also referred to magnetic induction technology, and you can charge up an Apple Watch at the same time. Personally, I had hoped Apple would be the first to pull off over-the-air charging, which would be awesome, but, well, that never happened.

So, what do you think? Is it more evolutionary than revolutionary? Drop us a line in the comments section. Thanks for watching Gear Up; I'm Marc Saltzman. For more tech-tastic lists, be sure to subscribe to Ciao for now.

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