Here's how Chinese media are reacting to the new iPhone lineup

Isaac Cain
September 14, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the new iPhone X the company's "biggest leap forward" since the original iPhone, and if you're a Canadian consumer who wants to be a part of that jump and get your hands on the hotly anticipated device, here's what you need to know. Some Android phones have also previously eliminated the home button and added edge-to-edge screens.

The new iPhone's out, and it unlocks not with a fingerprint, but with your face.

Apple shares tumbled as much as 2.1 percent Wednesday, to $157.91, after dropping 0.4 percent Tuesday immediately after the iPhone event. This time, Apple was a bit curious, that's why it's not allowed the event to be streamed using the Chrome or Firefox web browsers.

The iPhone X comes in just two colors: silver and space gray. The chip itself has also been built to work seamlessly with AR apps, 3D games, and the device's TrueDepth camera system.

The iPhone X, literally iPhone 10, is Apple's response to the anticipation.

Apple's launch last night of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus was overshadowed by the £999 tenth anniversary iPhone X. But the two devices will be very different from their predecessors.

All the three iPhones are coming with the latest Apple's A11 Bionic Chip with six cores.

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However, the potentially good news for customers is that the iPhone X is compatible with Band 66 LTE, which Freedom Mobile relies on nearly exclusively, according to Mobile Syrup.

Auto manufacturers have been integrating Qi (pronounced as chee) compatible wireless charging into vehicles for the past couple of years now and the feature is also available on some premium vehicles in India.

It was hard to find any reviews of the iPhone X that described it as any more than a minor upgrade with a world-class camera. It is faster than previous models and has a couple of new features. Apple says the chance of someone being able to trick Face ID is one in a million, so it's purportedly far more secure than Touch ID.

Yet, the share price of the Tim Cook led company has repeatedly fallen on the day of the launch of a new iPhone nearly inevitably. The iPhone X drops Oct 27 (and will probably be dropped 20 minutes after that).

Compared to this, only 3 and 4 percent said that they wanted the other launched iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, respectively.

Check out some photos from inside Apple's new, futuristic-looking campus, particularly the Steve Jobs Theater.

Apple hasn't refreshed the look and feel of its iPhone line since 2014, cutting into demand for what has always been its main moneymaker.

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