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Apple reveals ‘leap forward’ iPhone X 蘋果公司稱 iPhone X 是“一次技術性飛躍”

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蘋果公司發布了一款全面屏、沒有 Home 鍵的高端智能手機。這部被稱為“十”的蘋果手機采用面部識別系統而非基于指紋信息來識別其所有者。蘋果表示,FaceID 技術可以在黑暗中使用三萬個紅外線點來識別身份,比以前的 TouchID 系統更加安全。請聽報道。

The iPhone is perhaps the most profitable single product in history and it's turned Apple into the world's most valuable company.

Two iPhone 8 models will not look very different to all but dedicated Apple fans but the iPhone X was billed by the company's chief executive Tim Cook as the biggest leap forward since the original was launched a decade ago.

The stand-out feature is facial recognition technology, which unlocks the phone with a glance, but what will also stand out for phone buyers is a starting price of £999.

So far, Apple has managed to keep prices and profit margins higher than rivals and still sell more than 1.2 billion iPhones. Now the loyalty of its fans will be tested by its most expensive phone yet.

詞匯表

profitable 盈利的,賺錢的
models (產品)型號
dedicated 熱忱的
the biggest leap forward 最大的飛躍、進步
launched 被推出
stand-out 突出的,引人注目的
facial recognition technology 面部識別技術
unlocks 解鎖
glance 迅速地看一眼
profit margins 利潤幅度,利潤率

測驗

請聽報道并回答下列問題。

1. When was the original iPhone launched?

2. What does facial recognition technology allow us to do?

3. True or false? The iPhone X is the most expensive phone built by Apple.

4. Which word in the text means ‘a distinctive or special part of something’?

答案

1. When was the original iPhone launched?
The original iPhone was launched a decade ago.

2. What does the facial recognition technology allow us to do?
Facial recognition technology allows us to unlock the phone with a glance.

3. True or false? The iPhone X is the most expensive phone built by Apple.
True. According to the article, the iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive phone yet with a starting price of £999.

4. Which word in the text means ‘a distinctive or special part of something’?
Feature.

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