Apple launches 'future of the smartphone' iPhone X

The hotly-anticipated iPhone X has been launched by Apple - how does it differ from its predecessors?

Apple has launched the iPhone X, which is being hailed as the smartphone of the future.

This year marks a decade since the release of the first iPhone and Apple is celebrating the anniversary with the release of three new models: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.

'X' is the Roman numeral for the number ten, so the phone will also be referred to as the iPhone 10.

Key features of the iPhone X - which will be available to buy from Friday November 3rd, with pre-order starting a week earlier - include face-recognition ID, a new TrueDepth camera, and a super retina display.

It also includes an A11 bionic chip and neural engine, which builds on the iPhone's artificial intelligence capabilities to create a smartphone for the next generation.

Jony Ive, chief design officer at Apple, stated: "With the introduction of the iPhone ten years ago, we revolutionised the mobile phone with Multi-Touch. iPhone X marks a new era for the iPhone - one in which the device disappears into the experience."

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