Apple iPhone X receives FCC certification

With pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X starting in 22 days, and the launch taking place (at least for now) on November 3rd, the tenth anniversary iPhone has finally been certified by the FCC. That action allowed Apple to remove the disclaimer from its website that said it could not sell or lease the device without receiving authorization from the government regulatory agency. A trio of iPhone X models now have the green light to be offered for sale in the states.

The FCC must test all devices that will be sold in the U.S. with a radio inside. The regulatory agency makes sure that these products won't cause harmful interference or expose users to dangerous Radio Frequency (RF) levels.

While Apple has yet to change the launch date for the device, a report yesterday claims that Apple is achieving a yield rate of under 10% with the production of the phone. The low yield rate is believed to be due to the complexity involved in producing the TrueDepth camera. The latter is used with the Face ID facial recognition system that unlocks the phone and verifies the user's identity for Apple Pay. Yesterday's report indicated that the first one million units of the iPhone X might not be released until December.

The 64GB version of the iPhone X will be priced at $999 while the 256GB variant will cost $1,149. It will be the first iPhone to feature an OLED screen, and offers an edge-to-edge display. It will support wireless charging, and Apple's new Portrait Lighting mode that allows users to shoot portraits using preset lighting options.

via MacRumors
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