June 16, 2024

Apple shocked the world with the release of its 10th anniversary iPhone during the Apple Event Sept. 12.

During the event, Apple announced new advancements made to the company’s current products along with some newly updated products such as the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Many of Apple’s loyal fans felt disappointed while watching the reveal of the iPhone 8 because it lacked flashy technology and a new, sleek design.

However, when Apple presented another iPhone at the end of the event, set to be available for preorder Oct. 27, the crowd in the Steve Jobs Theater were introduced to what could soon be their new phone.

The iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”) is the 10th-anniversary edition of the iPhone with new technology such as the use of face recognition instead of a fingerprint to unlock the phone or make payments and a screen that stretches across its entire surface. The phone no longer features a home button but now has wireless charging capabilities, and of course, a better camera.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, said during the event, “It is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”

While some are impressed with the new technologies of the iPhone X, some feel that Apple is behind Samsung in technology and that Apple is popular for its title.

“I was never really a fan of iPhones,” said Allan Rebollo, freshman biology major. “They copied Samsung with their new designs. Even with the release of the (iPhone)7’s charging outlet. It’s the same as Samsung’s. I notice that every model gets rounder and rounder along the edges just like Samsung.”

iPhone X will be in the hands of those who would like one by Nov. 2 for $999.

“Well, it’s a value price, actually, for the technology that you’re getting,” said Cook.

However, its pre-order and in-store release are both rumored to sell out quickly. If interested in Apple’s newest technology, store employees recommend acting promptly in purchasing and preordering the iPhone.

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