At Apple's live event on Tuesday, the media giant announced the all-new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as everyone was expecting. There was nothing too dramatically different about the new gadget–which is why Apple fans were relieved when the iPhone X suddenly dropped.
The iPhone X, pronounced the "iPhone 10," has the edge-to-edge screen that has been rumored about. Yup–the entire front of the phone is a screen.
There's no home button on the iPhone X. Instead, users swipe up from the bottom to go from an app to the home screen. To light up the lock screen, simply tap it. To unlock the phone, you'll have to use Apple's newest technology: Face ID, which uses something Apple calls the "TrueDepth camera system." Every time you look at your iPhone X, a variety of lenses take "mathematical models" of your face to unlock your phone. Good luck with your new phone if you have an evil twin.
Apple ensures users that the technology works no matter the climate. Putting on glasses, changing your hairstyle, or growing a beard will not affect it, and holding up a picture of your face will not fool it. Your eyes must be open for the technology to work.
However, when a new Apple employee took the stage to demonstrate the feature...it didn't quite work. After a few failed attempts, he was prompted to type his passcode. Oops.
The phone will come with a cool feature for emoji lovers called Animoji–using a Snapchat lens-like technology, people can control an emoji by speaking and moving their faces, thus turning a tiny emoji into a video.
And Apple is introducing another feature that's been a long time coming: wireless charging. The new technology, called AirPower, is a tiny platform you can simply place your iPhone and other Apple products on to charge.
Apple also claims the phone is its most sustainable yet–it's all made of glass and "surgical-grade stainless steel," it's "highly recyclable," and it's water and dust resistant.
The iPhone X costs $999, and will hit stores November 3.
Twitter obviously went wild during the whole event. Here are some Apple fans sharing their hilarious thoughts: