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Has Apple’s new £999 iPhone got X Factor?

Ringing in changes: The iPhone X is unveiled

APPLE has taken its ‘biggest leap forward’ since the launch of the iPhone — with its new £999 iPhone X.

The device can only be unlocked using facial recognition software — called Face ID — and it can be recharged wirelessly.

Boasting a 5.8in screen, the biggest one yet for an iPhone, the iPhone X — pronounced ten — also comes with superior picture resolution quality.

‘Biggest leap forward’: CEO Tim Cook

It’s ‘OLED’ display technology will make colours more vivid — as a result Apple has ditched the home button to maximise the benefit of the feature. It will go on sale from November 3.

The tech giant’s chief executive, Tim Cook, also unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Cupertino, California, last night and said the face scanning software and wireless charging will feature on both models.

Both phones are also encased in glass and boast 12-megapixel cameras. Costing a reported £699 and £799 respectively, they will go on sale from Friday next week.

New range: iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone 8 models are displayed during the launch event PICTURES: REUTERS/GETTY

Ernest Doku, mobile phone expert at consumer website uSwitch.com, praised the new models but said the iPhone X will be ‘one for fanatics’.

The tech giant also unveiled Apple TV 4K at its US HQ, and revealed its new Apple Watch Series 3 will allow users to make calls, send texts and stream music without connecting to a phone.

Costing £399, it will also launch next week.