Apple's anniversary edition iPhone, aka the iPhone X, is hard to find especially if you're looking to buy it via online channels. If you missed your chance to get your hands on the iPhone X during the first wave of sales Airtel has some good news for you. Airtel's Online Store will have fresh stock of iPhone X later tonight - from 8PM IST - the telecom giant has announced, noting that the first wave was sold out within minutes of going on sale on November 3.
The same is true for both Flipkart and Amazon India: two of the biggest online retail stores in the country. The iPhone X that was made available for buying from November 3 has been out of stock for some time now, on both the platforms. It is still out of stock at the time of filing this report. Reliance Jio is, meanwhile, in process of registering interest - for its exclusive offer of 70 per cent buyback - which means the iPhone X isn't available for buying on Jio's online store as well.
Airtel, although it will be offering the iPhone X later tonight, also clearly notes that that the "iPhone X on Airtel's Online Store is available exclusively to Airtel postpaid customers as an unlocked device on a first come first serve and full payment basis, till stocks last." "Airtel will deliver the device free of charge to customers' doorstep," it adds.
The iPhone X will cost Rs 89,000 in India for the 64GB variant. The top end version with 256GB RAM will meanwhile cost Rs 102,000.The iPhone X introduces many an industry first for the iPhone. It is, for one, Apple's first bezel-less iPhone boasting of an OLED screen. It is also Apple's first iPhone to ditch Touch ID in favour of Face ID. Facial recognition tech on-board the iPhone X is aided by a TrueDepth camera system that consists of depth-sensing hardware: a dot projector, an infrared camera and a flood illuminator.
"Face ID projects more than 30,000 invisible IR dots. The IR image and dot pattern are pushed through neural networks to create a mathematical model of your face and send the data to the secure enclave to confirm a match, while adapting to physical changes in appearance over time. All saved facial information is protected by the secure enclave to keep data extremely secure, while all of the processing is done on-device and not in the cloud to protect user privacy. Face ID only unlocks iPhone X when customers look at it and is designed to prevent spoofing by photos or masks," according to Apple.
Elsewhere, the iPhone X houses the latest in hardware and software from house Apple, as also comes with dual rear cameras, and Animojis: custom animated emojis that users of the iPhone X will be send to and fro using the iMessage app.