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

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Lifestyle -

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.


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.


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.

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