For the past couple of months, we have been hearing all sorts of rumours, surrounding the release of new iPhone. Today, we’ll finally get to see for ourselves what Apple has in store for us – and at pCloud, we’re as excited as you are. That’s why we’ve collected every rumour you need to know about Apple’s next big release, the iPhone X, hours before watching the live later today. Let’s see how many of them will actually turn out to be true.

This year, iPhone’s celebrating its 10th year anniversary. Today, however, is finally the day when Apple will unveil its latest range of devices, among the long-awaited and almost leaked iPhone ‘X’.  If you’ve been away from the Internet for a while now and don’t know anything about the new iPhone X, we’ve done you a favor with this list of notable rumours you should know, before watching Apple’s event:

#1 Name and Price

Until recently, there were a lot of speculation about the name of the new iPhone. However, it turns out that there may be not one, but three new mobile devices presented in Apple’s event today. In one of the more recent rumours, iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith, has found references to the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in the iOS 11 GM, that was leaked earlier.

What’s more, according to reports from the New York Times, the iPhone X is expected to start its price range from $1000,00, setting the bar higher for premium smartphones, along with Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8.

# 2 Looks

*The silhouette of ‘D22’ iPhone, found earlier.

Apple hasn’t been known for radically changing the design of the iPhone, ever since its first release back in 2007. In fact, this may be the first time Apple is significantly with the look of the new iPhone. Among the leaked information about the iPhone X, from the iOS 11 “GM” leak, that was originally meant only for employees, was the silhouette of the smartphone showing us an all-screen design. So far, according to rumours, the new iPhone will sport the following bezels:

  • An edge-to-edge 5.8-inch OLED display
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 6-core Apple 11 processor
  • 12-megapixel camera on the back
  • 7-megapixel selfie camera on the front
  • No home button

Following its all-screen design, the most striking fact about the new iPhone, is probably the fact that the home button, will no longer be featured. In its place, there will be either a ‘virtual home button’, which will be hidden at certain activities.


# 3 New tweaks

  • Face ID – it seems that Apple’s looking for a replacement for its Touch ID fingerprint sensor. FaceID is a facial recognition feature, references of which was found in the code for the HomePod smart speaker. According to the rumours, FaceID could be used for unlocking the phone, logging in to apps and verifying Apple payments.

  • Animojies –  or otherwise said, animated emojies. It’s rumoured that among other things , the new iPhone will feature a new form of moving emojies that reflect the user’s facial expressions. The 9to5Mac team, one of the first ones to get hands on the leaked iOS 11 GM, have spotted references to ‘Animoji’. Although it does seem like a gimmick at first hand, it also shows what Apple’s face tracking technology.
  • Portrait Lighting – Remember portrait mode? Another discovery iPhone X discovery includes a beta version of a “Portrait Lightning” mode. The feature is supposed to improve iPhone’s Portrait mode by creating a dSLR-like effect on shots.

Would you get the iPhone X upon release? At pCloud, we’re already more than excited to get our hands on this new iPhone.

Until then, though, we’re working hard in proving a great cloud storage app that you can use to free up space from your phone, automatically back up your Camera Roll and ensure no great photo or video is ever lost or deleted.

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