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iPhone X
BrandApple Inc.
SloganSay hello to the future
ModelA1865 (with Qualcomm modem)
A1901 (with Intel modem)
Compatible networksGSM, CDMA2000, EV-DO, HSPA+, LTE, LTE Advanced
First releasedNovember 3, 2017; 6 years ago (2017-11-03)
Availability by region
PredecessoriPhone 7 (Plus)
RelatediPhone 8 (Plus)
Form factorSlate
DimensionsH: 143.6 mm (5.65 in)
W: 70.9 mm (2.79 in)
D: 7.7 mm (0.30 in)
Mass174 g (6.1 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 11
System-on-chipApple A11 Bionic
CPU2.4 GHz hexa-core 64-bit
Storage64 or 256 GB
Removable storageNone
Display5.8 in (150 mm) Super Retina HD: OLED, 2436×1125 px resolution (458 ppi)
625 cd/m2 max. brightness (typical), with dual-ion exchange-strengthened glass
SoundStereo speakers
Rear camera12 MP with six-element lens, quad-LED "True Tone" flash with Slow Sync, autofocus, IR filter, Burst mode, f/1.8 aperture, 4K video recording at 24, 30, or 60 fps or 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, slow-motion video (1080p at 120 or 240 fps), timelapse with stabilization, panorama, facial recognition, digital image stabilization, optical image stabilization
Telephoto lens with 2× optical zoom / 10× digital zoom
Portrait Lighting (beta), f/2.4 aperture, optical image stabilization
Front camera7 MP, f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, exposure control, face detection, auto-HDR, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 1080p HD video recording
Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta) and Animoji
All models:
Models A1865:
OtherIP67 IEC standard 60529 (splash, water, and dust resistant), Qi wireless charging
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4

iPhone X (X pronounced "ten" /ˈtɛn/)[1] is a smartphone designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the iPhone X on September 12, 2017, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus. The phone is slated for release on November 3, 2017. This iPhone marks the iPhone's tenth anniversary, "X" being the symbol for "ten" in Roman numerals.

Within Apple's line-up, the iPhone X is positioned as a high-end, premium model intended to showcase advanced technologies. Leaks, including those from case manufacturers, as well as HomePod firmware and the final version of iOS 11, revealed various aspects of the device prior to its unveiling, including the fact that it would have a nearly bezel-less design and no physical home button, an OLED display, dual cameras with improved depth sensing, and a face recognition unlock system known as Face ID.[2][3]


Before the official keynote of the iPhone X on September 12, 2017, a leak regarding the HomePod firmware was brought to the attention of the media.[4] It confirmed several features like Face ID. Many of the speculations regarding technical specifications were proved accurate. Most of the leaked information was confirmed with additional elements such as wireless charging.

On August 31, 2017, invitations to a press event on September 12, 2017 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, California were sent out to members of the media.[5][6] It is the first event ever held in the Steve Jobs Theater.[7][8][9]



The iPhone X features an 5.8 inch diagonal OLED color-accurate screen that supports P3, SRGB, and HDR dubbed "Super Retina HD Display".  It also has the True Tone technology found on the iPad Pro, and a typical max brightness at 625 cd/m2 or 625 nits.

Face ID replaces the Touch ID system entirely on this model. An infrared camera reads the dot pattern, captures an infrared image, then sends the data to the secure enclave in the A11 Bionic chip (which contains a dedicated AI accelerator) to confirm a match. The Flood illuminator is an invisible infrared light that helps identify the user's face in the dark. A dot projector uses more than 30,000 invisible dots are projected onto it to build its unique facial map. The system will not work with eyes closed—preventing access if unattended.

The iPhone X features two cameras, an 12 MP wide-angle camera with six-element lens, autofocus, IR filter, Burst mode, f/1.8 aperture, digital image stabilization, and optical image stabilization. It can record 4K video at 24, 30, or 60 fps or 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, and slow-motion video (1080p at 120 or 240 fps), timelapse with stabilization. It can capture panoramas, can recognize faces. The telephoto lens has 2× optical zoom / 10× digital zoom, Portrait Lighting (beta), f/2.4 aperture, and optical image stabilization. It also has a quad-LED "True Tone" flash with Slow Sync.

It has a 7 MP TrueDepth camera with a f/2.2 aperture. It can capture in burst mode, it has an exposure control, face detection, auto-HDR, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 1080p HD video recording, and it now enables Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting (beta) and Animoji.

The iPhone X contains the Apple A11 Bionic SoC, which is a hexa-core processor using the 10nm process. It has the Neural Engine, which is the AI accelerator.[10][11]


The iPhone X will launch with a tweaked version of iOS 11 to use the different screen layout. The home button is replaced with gestures similar to the Nokia N9 and WebOS, but some features like Siri and Apple Pay will require the new side button.

Timeline of iPhone models

Timeline of iPhone models
iPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 ProiPhone 14 ProiPhone 14 ProiPhone 13 ProiPhone 13 ProiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 ProiPhone 11 ProiPhone 11 ProiPhone XSiPhone XSiPhone XiPhone 15iPhone 15iPhone 14iPhone 14iPhone 13iPhone 13iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12iPhone 11iPhone XRiPhone 8iPhone 8iPhone 7iPhone 7iPhone 6SiPhone 6SiPhone 6iPhone 6iPhone 5iPhone 5SiPhone 4SiPhone 4iPhone 3GSiPhone 3GiPhone (1st generation)iPhone SE (3rd generation)iPhone SE (2nd generation)iPhone SE (1st generation)iPhone 5C

Source: Apple Newsroom Archive[12]


  1. ^ Waldroup, Samantha (September 12, 2017). "iPhone X or iPhone 10? How To Pronounce The Name Of The New iPhone". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Heater, Brian. "What to expect from the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhoneX models". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Macworld Staff. "iPhone 8 and iPhone X rumors: iOS 11 leak spills name, chip, and other details". Macworld. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Estes, Adam Clark. "Looks Like Apple Leaked Details of the New iPhone in the HomePod Firmware [Updated]". Gizmodo. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Don, Reisinger (August 31, 2017). "Apple Officially Announces Big iPhone Event for September". Fortune. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Darrell, Etherington (August 31, 2017). "Apple sets iPhone event for September 12 at new Steve Jobs theater". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  7. ^ David, Pierce (August 31, 2017). "Apple's Next iPhone Comes September 12 on Apple's New Campus". Wired. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Mike, Murphy (August 31, 2017). "Apple's next iPhone event will be held on Sept. 12". Quartz. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  9. ^ Lisa, Eadicicco (August 31, 2017). "Here's When Apple's Big iPhone 8 Event Is Happening". Time. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have A11 Bionic chips, new cameras". GSMArena. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  11. ^ "iPhone X - Technical Specifications". Apple. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  12. ^ Apple Inc. (2007–2023). iPhone News - Newsroom Archive. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
Preceded byiPhone 7/Plus iPhone X 11th generation Most recent