The standout new features
A bezel-less OLED screen
In what is one of the biggest aesthetic updates to the company's flagship device ever, the iPhone X features a bezel-less OLED (organic light emitting diode) screen. In other words, the screen is brighter and stretches from edge to edge, ditching the signature letterbox style (and the Home button), in favor of a bigger, better display. However, the loss of the Home button doesn't limit what you can do -- instead you navigate using a series of up-swipes and taps of the side button.
Instead of a Home button to unlock your phone and confirm purchases via Touch ID, the iPhone X is packed with face-scanning tech known as Face ID. This feature harnesses the power of a brand new front-facing True Depth camera system that automatically scans your face and verifies your identity. It combines an infrared camera, flood illuminator, dot projector, and various other sensors to authenticate the unique 3D features of your face and map your facial muscles. It will also allow you to create and send Animojis, which are new 3D animated versions of popular emojis that evoke your own unique facial expressions. It's only a matter of time before third-party developers find even more creative ways to take advantage of it, too.