With the launch of the new iPhone 8 this week, smartphone users across the globe would expect this to be the headline news coming out of Apple right now.
However, rumours have emerged this weekend relating to the new iPhone X, which will join this year's gamut of new Apple releases, alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Widely expected to be unveiled this Tuesday (September 12th), the iPhone X will be a special tenth anniversary edition – commemorating a whole decade of Apple innovations that have captivated the imagination of smartphone users and made the latest iPhone model a must-have for millions of buyers every year.
Leaked details in the final version of the new iOS 11 software for iPhones and iPads has whet the appetite for what the iPhone X will likely provide, with expected features to include up to 3GB of RAM and a new six-core Apple A11 processor – making the iPhone X the most powerful iPhone to date.
Other potential additions include at least one 12-megapixel front-mounted camera, as well as a 7-megapixel selfie camera on the front. It will also feature a design shift against previous iPhone models, with the front touchscreen to take up the entire surface of the device.
A leaked animation within the iOS 11 update also reveals a possible replacement for the existing 'Home' button – redundant when the screen is the entire front of the phone. New Face ID facial recognition software will be the most likely means for users to unlock and use the iPhone X in future.
It will utilise Apple's IR-based camera system to create a 3D model of the user's face, drawing on this unique model for features like unlocking, payment authentication and security features.
Finally, details have emerged of new 'animated emojis' as part of this latest product update, as well as improved connectivity between other Apple devices, including Apple Watch, AirPods and Apple TV.