Following the introduction of the iPhone X in September, Apple has been given approval by the FCC to lawfully begin selling the device following an inspection to ensure the handset followed the Federal Communications Commission’s rules.
The iPhone X, pronounced “iPhone Ten”, features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458ppi, HDR support, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and True Tone. The Home Button has been removed from the iPhone X, with Apple adding a new Tap to Wake feature which works alongside Raise to Wake. Similarly to the iPhone 8, the iPhone X features the new A11 Bionic chip with a special neural engine that helps power Face ID.
Since the iPhone X was introduced, Apple’s iPhone X product pages have included the following footnote noting that FCC approval had yet to be obtained:
iPhone X has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
Without FCC approval, Apple would not of been permitted by US law to sell the iPhone X as all all radio-transmitting device sold in the United States must first comply with the program which was made to ensure that RF devices in the United States “operate effectively,” do not cause harmful interference, meet human RF exposure limits, and comply with other FCC rules.