New generation iPhone offers face recognition and more
Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone has ushered in the most expensive generation of iPhones ever launched so far. Apart from its price, the new iPhones offers brand new functions as well
THE APPLE iPhone project began in 2004 when a team of 1,000 employees started working under the group codenamed, “Project Purple.” Thirteen years later, in 2017, 1,000 people welcomed the iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater in California. As the most expensive iPhone so far, the iPhone X offers face recognition. Jonathan Ive, who took part in the design process of the iMac and the iPod, was also involved in the project.
In 2007, the first iPhone had only two models. The iPhone with 4 GB storage cost $449 compared with the iPhone with 8 GB storage with a price tag of $599. Sold with a two-year contract, the first generation iPhone was put on the market at 6 p.m. on June 29, 2007. Today’s iPhone X starts at $999 and comes with 64 GB and 256 GB storage capabilities. While the touch screen was a groundbreaking feature when it was first introduced, the latest product now draws attention for its face recognition capabilities and intelligent assistant Siri.
In Turkey, the first generation iPhone was not sold, as iPhone sales in Turkey started with the iPhone 3GS model. However, the iPhone X will hit stores in 55 countries simultaneously as Apple has turned into a global brand over the past decade.
MOST EXPENSIVE IPHONE SO FAR
I recall that we wrote 10 different stories about why people should not buy the Apple iPhone in 2007. As phone users, we, like all engineers passionate about phone functions, observed its capabilities before having the actual experience firsthand. So, we focused on it lacking points such as the lack of SMS forwarding capabilities and the missing 3G support.
However, one decade later, we have gotten used to the iPhone and care about the smartphone experience. Today, journalists endeavor to discuss the lacking points of a newly launched phone and its missing abilities, upon initial release of a new product. On the other hand, the iPhone has undergone major transformations over the last decade, making the smartphone a force to be reckoned with.
As Apple stock prices climbed from $19 to $163, the company is rolling up its sleeves to become a $1 trillion company. We will soon be introduced to the most expensive iPhone ever launched, as it becomes increasingly obvious that Apple endeavors to satisfy both customers and investors.
FACIAL RECOGNITION INSTEAD OF BUTTON
A decade ago, the Apple iPhone successfully created a note of difference with the touch screen. Today, even varying pressures on touch screen capabilities have yielded different results. Furthermore, we have been introduced to the intelligent assistant Siri and facial recognition hardware that replaces the onehanded mode with a larger screen. Now, we can ask Siri to make calls, arrange appointments or describe routes without even touching the phone.
Also, the new iPhone can map a person’s face with 30,000 invisible dots beamed onto the user’s face. Apple’s new facial recognition technology, known as Face ID, is said to work in all conditions. Although we have not given it a try yet, we are very excited to come face-to-face with the technology soon. Nevertheless, biometric data is important at this point in the game, as it is required to offer other options for people who are more sensitive regarding their personal information.