Apple has always been known for its minimalist design, but it pushes the envelope with the iPhone X. This latest iteration of Apple’s flagship product does away with buttons and cables while delivering the same cutting-edge technology that gained the Cupertino company a loyal following. Featuring an all-screen front, face-recognizing lock system, and augmented reality support, the iPhone X, in the words of an Apple executive, is truly the “biggest leap forward” since the first iPhone.
You can preorder the iPhone X starting October 27th at 12:01am, Pacific Time. If you want an iPhone you can bring along with you in an overseas trip, get the SIM-free model. The SIM-free model will be available for purchase a few weeks after it becomes available in stores on November 3.
How to Preorder the iPhone X:
1. Go to the Apple’s iPhone X preorder page
2. Choose your desired iPhone X model
3. For international (non-US residents) buyers, select the SIM-Free plan
4. Choose your finish (we like silver, it’s sleek and classy!)
5. Choose your iPhone’s memory capacity
6. Add AppleCare+ coverage, if desired
7. Continue with the one-time payment method by clicking “Add to bag”
8. Add iPhone 8 accessories to your bag, if desired
9. Click on the “Review bag” button
10. Continue by clicking the “Checkout” button
11. Sign in with your Apple ID or check out as a guest
12. Continue with the regular checkout step and don’t forget to select “Ship”
13. Ship your order to your comGateway U.S. address
14. Complete payment and receive the confirmation email
15. Wait for your order to arrive within 1-2 weeks
Card not accepted? Don’t worry – comGateway goes where your card can’t. Use comGateway’s BuyForMe service and they’ll buy on your behalf.
1. Log in to your comGateway account and click on the BuyForMe dashboard
2. Fill out the BuyForMe form
3. Enter the product name, URL, unit price, quantity and color
4. Click on the “Add item” button
5. Add new products for additional iPhone 8 accessories, if desired
6. Continue by clicking the “Checkout” button
7. Follow the easy checkout steps and complete payment
8. Receive comGateway’s BuyForMe confirmation email
9. Wait for the order to be placed within 1 business day. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful placement
10. Wait for your order to arrive at your comGateway’s U.S. address within 1-2 weeks
Enjoy your iPhone 8/8 Plus. Happy Shopping!
Launch of the new iPhones
Tech giant Apple, Inc. today, Sept. 12 PDT, launched the latest iteration of its flagship product iPhone, the iPhone X. The Cupertino company will start accepting preorders over its website and Apple Store app on October 27 and ship on November 3.
Hailed by Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook as the “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone”, the iPhone X boasts of a raft of “firsts”: an all-screen front side, face-recognizing lock system, wireless charging, new and faster microprocessor, and support for augmented reality apps — all of which are appearing first time in an iPhone.
The premium phone comes in two versions: a 64 gigabyte (US$999) and a 256 gigabyte ($1,149).
Meanwhile, two other phones were also introduced at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, the iPhone 8 ($699) and iPhone 8 Plus ($799), which both resemble the iPhone 7 but for a glass back that allows wireless charging. Preorder for both phones can be placed over the Apple web site and Store app starting Sept. 15, after 12: 01 am PDT. Shipping will start on Sept. 23
As what happens during the months before an iPhone launch, rumors about the iPhone X were plenty. Leaked blueprints and images of the phone’s prototype circulated around the Internet. What stoked the rumor fire is Apple keeping mum, refusing to confirm nor debunk speculations. Here, we round up seven of those rumors as we separate fact from fiction.
Rumor #1: The next iPhone will be called: a. iPhone 8 b. iPhone X c. iPhone Pro d. iPhone Edition
Reality: As this year marks the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, people talked about the new iPhone having a more special name than the number indicating its order in the series. So besides iPhone 8, names like iPhone X, iPhone Edition and iPhone Pro also came up. As we now know, Apple picked the iPhone X as the fitting name for the one meant to celebrate the device’s first decade.
Rumor #2: It would have an all-screen, OLED front.
Reality: As expected, the iPhone X’s front has a very thin bezel and a 5.8-inch-long organic light emitting diode (OLED) touchscreen taking up the entire space. Its aspect of 18:5:9 matches that of Samsung’s smartphones; while its native resolution of 2436 x1125 pixels is so far the highest in an iPhone, allowing for clearer graphics.
Rumor #3: Bye, home button. Hello, home bar.
Reality: The use of OLED screen has also required button redesigns. The iPhone X has done away with the home button, a physical one found in the lower bezel, and replaced it with a home bar on the lower screen instead . Swiping it up closes apps and brings the home screen back.
Rumor #4: Out with the fingerprint scanner, in with the face or voice recognition.
Reality: While Apple has been able to keep the home function at the front of the phone via the virtual home bar, it has been unsuccessful with the TouchID fingerprint scanner. In its place is a 3D face-recognizing camera, not a voice-recognizing mic, as one of the rumors went. This means the iPhone X has two cameras now – one in the front, another at the back — and users will be unlocking it by taking a selfie.
Rumor #5: Charging would be done sans wires.
Reality: Instead of plugging it to a cable charger, the iPhone X’s battery is recharged by laying it on a charging mat. This is the first time an iPhone is using inductive charging, although existing Apple products, such as the Apple watch, have long been equipped with the technology.
Rumor #6: Reality would be augmented.
Reality: The iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus all run on iOS 11. Since its unveiling at the Apple-sponsored Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last June, fans have been excited about the iOS 11, the latest update on Apple’s operating system. They’re particularly interested in its augmented reality features, considered the biggest improvement from the previous version. Expect more AR apps to come out now, with graphics that are more sophisticated than that of Pokemon Go.
Rumor #7: Faster microprocessor, longer battery life.
Reality: All these cool features are powered by a new microprocessor, the A11 Bionic processor, which is 25 % faster than that in the iPhone 7. In the words of Apple Vice President for Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller, it’s the “most powerful and smartest chip ever” in a smartphone. With a faster chip, functions become more efficient thus saving on battery significantly.
We’ll update this page on how to pre order your iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. Be sure to bookmark this page and be one of the first to own the “smartest and most powerful” iPhones to date.
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