One of the fascinating things about the anniversary edition iPhone X is that it comes with an usually designed bezel-less display. The downside of the design is that all your favorite apps won’t show as they regularly do. The solution – Apple has asked developers to submit updated apps based on the new display design. Also Read - Apple App store removes this popular dating app for spreading misinformationAlso Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
Soon after the iPhone X went up for pre-orders in markets including India, Apple reportedly called on developers to adapt their apps to the new flagship smartphone. The company posted this on the developers’ website, urging developers to code and test their updated apps for compatibility with the iPhone X ahead of next week’s launch.
The iPhone X, Apple’s most expensive phone yet, features a notch on the top of the front panel which is like a cutout for the sensors. However, as all apps have been designed traditionally, keeping the full display area in consideration, they are incompatible with the new phone. For this, Apple is suggesting developers to download the latest iteration of Xcode, version 9.0.1, to leverage the built-in iPhone X simulator which is useful for analyzing the app performance, and outlook without having access to the actual hardware. After testing, developers are directed to submit their completed wares and corresponding metadata via iTunes Connect. ALSO READ: Apple states accuracy of Face ID in iPhone X hasn t changed, terms Bloomberg report false
The iPhone X is not only the company’s a completely redesigned iPhone in years, but also brings about newer AI capabilities – a technology which Apple is overtly passionate about. The iPhone X is compatible with ARKit, and the company has asked developers to start building apps and experiences compatible with the framework.
As for specifications, the iPhone X features a 5.8-inch Super Retina Display and includes Face ID for authentication. It is powered by A11 Bionic chip which has been designed for CoreML and Metal 2 graphics. The chipset also includes Apple’s first in-house designed GPU, which is said to be 30 percent faster than its predecessor.
For optics, there is a dual-camera setup at the back. This setup includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle snapper and a 12-megapixel telephoto snapper. Up front, there is a 7-megapixel camera. In India, the base model is priced at Rs 89,000. RELATED: Apple iPhone X out of stock on Flipkart, Amazon India