Apple has launched the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, along with the an anniversary phone – iPhone X, that’s equipped with a chip custom-built for handling artificial intelligence workloads.
Per Apple executive Phil Schiller, iPhone X is equipped with 3 gigs of RAM and dual-core “A11 bionic neural engine” chip that can perform 600 billion operations per second. The chip’s purpose is to speed up face recognition which will serve as Face ID authentication that’s used for unlocking and making purchases on the iPhone X.
Since facial recognition serves as the phone’s authentication feature to unlock the phone and perform other tasks, Apple says it has done extensive work to make sure masks and photos can’t fool Face ID authentication.
With an almost bezel-less screen, iPhone X screen feature Super Retina Display, it comes with 2436 x 1125 pixel resolution which puts the pixel density at 458 PPI, the phone utilizes OLED technology. The iPhone X screen-to-size ratio is said to be one of the smallest in the industry. The display supports 3D Touch and has a finger-resistant oleophobic coating. Also, Apple have removed the home button on the front and moved its functions to the power button.