Tim Cook says the iPhone X's $999 cost is a "value price"

An IR camera snaps an image of these dots, which the phone uses to authenticate you against an already-stored image of your face.

One good thing about the Apple iPhone X is that it will launch in November, and will probably remain in scarce supply until early 2018.

Lisa Eadicicco commended the iPhone 8 for faster Touch ID responses and shutter speed for the camera. Likewise, the first formal reviews of iOS 11 - which rolled out to iPhone and iPad users today - are quite relevant to both the iPhone X and the iPad Pros that Apple Inc.

CNET senior photographer James Martin took 2,000 shots with the iPhone 8-Plus camera over three days, and came away impressed with their texture detail, saturation and noise levels, as well as (thanks to its HDR abilities) the details it delivered for highlights and shadows. That said, the fact that Apple's most advanced smartphone ever released is priced at the $1,000 mark is simply par for the course. The iPhone X is 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm and 174g, while the iPhone 8 is 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm and 148g. Check out the new ad for the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus by clicking on the video at the top of this story! Coming back to the 'value price, ' the iPhone X does offer significant upgrades compared to previous models.

Right after the iPhone X debut, Huawei has also tweeted a GIF image, showing an apple that gradually disappears, bite by bite.

We don't yet know the size of the battery in the iPhone X, but we do know that the iPhone 8 has a 1821mAh one and the iPhone X's will likely be a lot larger to power its larger screen.

Both phones can apparently be charged up to 50% in just 30 minutes and both also support wireless charging - enabled by the new glass-backed design.

A report from Susquehanna International Group could help explain why the Apple iPhone X costs $1,000. Because of the glass back, the iPhone 8 is just a tad thicker and heavier than the iPhone 7-but not by much. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which look similar to last year's models, became available for pre-order on September 15.

According to analysts and smartphone users interviewed by The Straits Times, those two features of iPhone X - Face ID and portrait-mode selfie - will be key in spurring take-up of the 5.8-inch smartphone that starts from $1,648 and goes up to $1,888.

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