Apple needed to make its batteries more sustainable for the iPhone X, which sports a nearly bezel-less OLED display, powerful chips, and a glut of never before seen camera specs that are sure to put a strain on battery life. The handset offers a dual lens 12MP camera and facial recognition software called Face ID, which promises to revamp the security settings of the handset and revolutionize the way we interact with apps. Making much of this possible is the company's new A11 Chip with Neural Engine, which Apple touts as the crucial piece of hardware powering much of the excess drain on your battery life.
Also revealed during Tuesday's event: all three devices have wireless charging capabilities. Something that had been rumored for a long time, but had yet to bear fruit, the wireless charging is made possible due to phones' all-glass build. While, yes, glass is brittle and prone to cracking, don't fear, as the company claims it's using the "most durable glass ever in a smartphone." Although Apple has yet to release its wireless charging device called the AirPower mat, there are other industry standard charging mats available for sale on the company's website.
Whether or not Apple's claims of an additional two hours of battery life wind up being true when the devices hit the market, the possibility of a markedly longer battery life sounds like a blessing. That way, you'll never have to ask the bartender to charge your phone again, which sounds nice.