Apple’s new gadget will be the iPhone X: reports

Get ready for the iPhone X — and for sticker shock.

After months of speculation about what Apple would call the next-generation iPhone to be unveiled on Tuesday, it now appears the tech titan has settled on iPhone X, according to reports on Sunday.

And with facial recognition software, a crisper OLED screen and an all-glass front, the new iPhone is expected to cost you plenty — like $1,000 and up.

That’s 30 percent more than the $749 entry price on Apple’s current top-of-the-line smartphone, the iPhone 7 Plus.

While earlier leaks had Apple calling the soon-to-ship smartphone the iPhone 8, iPhone Edition or iPhone Pro, developer Steve Troughton-Smith spotted references in the iOS 11 code that revealed the next handheld gadget coming out of Cupertino, Calif., will be called the iPhone X, Macworld reported.

An expected four-figure price tag for the entry-level model phone was reported by several tech sites.

Macworld and others cautioned that when it comes to the name and price “we won’t know for sure until we hear it from Apple.”

There will also be an iPhone 8 and an iPhone 8 Plus unveiled on Tuesday, the blogs said.

The next iPhone, as had been rumored, will feature a top-to-bottom pane of glass on the front — eliminating the physical home button, according to reports.

Other features expected on the iPhone X include:

The iPhone X will also feature more versatile side power button. Double-clicking the button starts Apple Pay, said 9to5Mac, while pressing it and holding it will activate Siri.


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