Would you buy iPhone X? Also known as iPhone 10th Edition. Apple is launching the costliest phone in the market.
You will be able to buy iPhone X at a price of $999. And that is the cost of an entry-level version of iPhone X. It is costlier than all the phones in the market. Even costlier than Samsung Note 8 by a good $300.
Yesterday, I put out a joke on Facebook.
The iPhone X is so expensive 😡 in India that you can go Hong Kong, buy 😎 the phone, and come back and yet save some money 🤑
And you can see the reactions so far.
Nov 2017 is the expected date of launch. Even with the price quoted there will be long serpentine queues outside the Apple Stores. The fandoms of Apple will sincerely stand for hours to get their hands dirty with this new iPhone X.
When I think of Apple, I think of Steve Jobs. I think his soul is still in the company and that is what drives this company to new heights. It helps the company with strategies that keeps it growing and scaling with every product released.
I think Apple is miles ahead of its competition. Read this entire article to see how they stay ahead and relevant in this age of competition.
Why to buy iPhone X? What are the features that will excite you.
Let us look into some of the specs shared by Apple on their official website. But before I begin, please understand this is not a review. I am just looking at the spec and talking about how that would impact our buying decision. The main question I am asking whether, “Would you buy iPhone X?”
My experience with reviews is that they are too technical. They matter for people who are technology buffs but for non technical people they have no meaning.
So let us begin with my view of the specs.
Vision of iPhone X
Apple is always very good with describing their products with a vision. Just check their vision for iPhone X,
Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance. With iPhone X, that vision is now a reality. Say hello to the future.
So they have removed the only button on the screen. This is their full screen experience. I’m sure a lot of phone companies are going to follow this suit.
If you look at the display you can see a lip out there. Some may say this does not mean full screen. Not a big issue but someone may point out that their vision is incorrect.
This becomes a critics highlight, “Oh ! Apple claims iPhone X has a full screen experience. But look closely. You will see a lip and no this is not a full screen experience. So you have to live with this. Blah . .blah . . blah. . ”
Some other phones do curve backwards. They take their screens to the side. But believe me they are very difficult to use. Even holding the phone from the sides may trigger some functions. So this is a perfect full screen design.
The design of iPhone X, as always, is outstanding. I like this design better than most phones. Very clean and the colours look vivid. I am telling you from the image on the side.
The second part about the vision is the response. How does the phone react to your tap, voice or even a glance? Now here they have something up their sleeve.
Apple has been big on experience and response. It has experimented a lot. First they made a smart phone that did away with the key board. Then they added Siri. Next they brought finger print scanner. Finally they have face recognition.
Some users may find Face ID exciting. But, Will they buy iPhone X on the basis of that? That is a big question. Most people do not buy a phone for security features. Security is just expected in a new phone to be there.
Let us not keep our expectations high with the Face ID thing. It may come down quickly. Remember what happened with Siri. The thing that is getting on my nerves is that the phone will start learning our moves. That is scary. Either it may do wonders. Or like Annabelle Creations become a creepy little thing in our hand.
Design and Display of iPhone X
We already talked about the Lip and the vivid colours of iPhone X but let us see what Apple has to say about the design and display of iPhone X.
It’s all screen:
What they mean is that they removed the only button left on the screen. As if it was left there by mistake. Now they got a chance to improve their design and were able to remove the button.
Is it a relief? I don’t know. I feel it is going to give users night mares for a few days before they become used to it.
This is a big change. We will have to see how people react to it.
I have had many changes in phone. Nokia to Sony to Nokia to Samsung to iPhone. And every time there was a learning curve with the buttons.
I have cursed various phones every time I bought new ones. Because of the change in buttons. Sometimes I feel that the sales of the respective phones went down because of my cursing.
I unconditionally apologise for that, “Sorry. To all those companies whose sales went down because of my cursing.” Samsung are you listening. You can just gift me an iPhone X and I will curse it to bring the sales down. Ha . . ha . .
Super Retina Display:
Now this is something. What they say is,
With iPhone X, the device is the display. An all‑new 5.8‑inch Super Retina screen fills the hand and dazzles the eyes.
I kind of agree with their retina display. I remember when I held my first iPad with Retina Display and then looked at my Phone (Samsung Note 3), I could immediately feel the difference. There is something with the retina display that is different. It can really dazzle your eyes.
As a precaution please wear sunglasses while using an iPhone X (Lol).
This statement I did not understand very well. You tell me in comments if you got this correctly.
The display employs new techniques and technology to precisely follow the curves of the design, all the way to the elegantly rounded corners.
There are themes that have rounded corners. But when you apply the rounded corners to everything then it is a totally different thing.
This was a Steve Jobs thing. He was highly obsessed with design. He had asked his team to design the icon and screen such that people would lick the screen thinking they were candies.
This they have always followed.
They have added elegantly rounded corners to all applications. If you see applications on all the phones they have a rectangular look. That actually looks good if you see the image on the side. That’s cool.
The content though would always be displayed in rectangle, which is fine.
OLED Design for iPhone X
What is OLED? This is a very complex definition of OLED,
OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) is a flat light emitting technology, made by placing a series of organic thin films between two conductors. When electrical current is applied, a bright light is emitted. OLEDs can be used to make displays and lighting.
I know, this may go above our heads. Even for an engineer like me. This is a very bad way to explain what is OLED.
For me a simple definition would be “OLED is a new technology to make better displays and lighting.”
For our purpose we just need to remember that every company from TV to Phones is moving to OLED. So there is something it gives better than the previous technology which was LCD.
What I know for sure is that OLED works really well in Dark Rooms. Better than LCD. And because of the Light Emitting Diodes they would also work well in sunlight.
This is one technology that would increase the cost of your phone. So when you buy iPhone X remember that you are paying for cutting edge technologies that are coming into your hand.
TrueDepth Camera : Front Facing Forward Thinking.
Buy iPhone X for its camera. It is the best feature of this phone.
Even today the iPhone 5 Cameras are better than best of the other phones out there. They have really worked on their cameras.
What does Apple say about their iPhone X cameras?
A tiny space houses some of the most advanced technology we’ve ever developed, including the cameras and sensors that enable Face ID.
I checked the Technical Specifications page of iPhone X and found that more than half the page is dedicated to the camera. Front, Back, FaceID, etc. So I did not copy all the specs here.
Thus camera is one of the best feature that would prompt you to buy iPhone X. If I ever go for iPhone X this will be the single feature for which I will be ready to invest $999 USD.
So here are some highlights of the camera.
Portrait Mode Selfies with Portrait Lighting:
Selfies have created a whole new industry of phones and applications. The phones are now designed to support the ability to take selfies. And applications are designed to share the selfies around the world. iPhone X could not be left behind. It had to ride this selfie wave. This is what they say,
Create beautiful selfies with sharp foregrounds and artfully blurred backgrounds.
When you buy iPhone X you will be off clicking your selfies. They have something called as Portrait mode and Portrait lighting a new feature in Portrait mode, that produces impressive studio‑quality lighting effects.
Believe me this feature is going to break the internet very soon. As if Snap Chat was not enough, now we have The TrueDepth camera that analyzes more than 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions in 12 Animoji.
Reveal your inner panda, pig, or robot – Says Apple.
I cannot wait to see celebrities posting their animation as a panda or pig depending on what they think of themselves. We are going to be in for silly entertainment. I can already feel that peoples Facebook feeds are going to be flooded with these Animoji’s.
You know already and I have talked about this before that iPhones has some of the best camera experiences. So when they say,
A larger and faster 12MP sensor. A new color filter. Deeper pixels. And a new telephoto camera with OIS.
The experience of using these cameras is going to be great. These are the main features to look out for,
- Depth-sensing cameras and precise facial mapping create striking studio‑quality lighting effects.
- Both rear cameras have optical image stabilization and fast lenses for outstanding photos and videos even in low light.
- The wide-angle and telephoto cameras on iPhone X enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.
All of these would pack powerful punch with the cameras. I can tell you that investing $999 to buy iPhone X would not be a bad decision. Just to get the camera.
Super Human Intelligence:
I really don’t know what has happened to our human race that we want to build every thing Super Human. I mean every animal out there is trying to protect its own species. It is only we humans who are trying to kill ourselves by building robots more intelligent than us. And Apple claims that they have built an iPhone X with super human intelligence. Thank fully it does not have legs or hands. That would be dangerous.
But let us look what they have in store for us.
You know Apple never uses any chip available in the market. The idea is to differentiate themselves. So, with this phone they are introducing the A11 Bionic Chip. They say,
The most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smart phone, with a neural engine that’s capable of up to 600 billion operations per second.
All of Apple devices are really good as far as performance goes. I as an ardent fan of Windows before I came in touch with Mac. Since I have bought this machine I have never seen the blue screen or hanging of applications. Nothing that stops you from working.
Now most of the other phones are on the snapdragon chipset. And A10 the previous chip of Apple beats the shit out of these processors. Which means that A11 will perform better than everyone in the race.
I don’t know how much fast we want to go. Because seriously when I am browsing on my phone or watching my Facebook feed or plain and simple chatting on my phone, I have never felt there was a lag on my phone.
So when Apple says,
The four efficiency cores in the all‑new CPU are up to 70 percent faster than A10 Fusion. And the two performance cores are up to 25 percent faster.
You may not notice even if the speed makes a difference. We may only feel that our phone is running smooth.
I am more worried about the FaceID Feature. What happens when I grow fat or thin? Will it recognise as I grow old? What about my wrinkles or my hair going white? Will this phone still unlock happily for me? Too many questions there, but that is my big worry.
Apple puts this to rest,
Machine learning lets Face ID adapt to physical changes in your appearance over time.
Interesting ! I hope my phone does not say, “Welcome back you have put on 10.235 pounds weight since you last used your phone.” That would be a disaster.
I don’t know where the world is going with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning but it is all there in this phone as Tim Cook said in one of his presentations, where he convinces us to buy iPhone X. And says that this is the best phone every made.
Do you have a iPhone 7? I am asking because Apple says that, “With iPhone X your battery is going to last two hours longer between charges.” So if you have iPhone 7 you will know how long your battery would last.
One tip I would like to give you if you want your phone battery to last longer. Always let the battery discharge completely up to 4% or 5% before charging it again every time. This is very important. If you keep your battery plugged in then you will spoil the battery very early.
The new Apple‑designed three‑core GPU is up to 30 percent faster than A10 Fusion. This is general knowledge. Why would someone make something more primitive? No, right? This phone will be faster than all the previous versions.
As I mentioned earlier unless you are a Technology Buff it has little meaning for you. Those aficionados who want to crank up their phone and see if they can break the limits of the phone, this feature is just for them.
Here I think Apple is making a weak statement. Just see what it is saying,
A11 Bionic powers extraordinary augmented reality experiences in games and apps.
Like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Augmented Reality is the new kid on the block. It is for people who like thrills and want to play 3D games on their phone.
Yes Mark Zuckerberg wants to add AR to Facebook in a different way but it seems that every phone company is trying to add this to their arsenal. This is only going to work with the glasses and other accessories. I feel that is another price if you want to enjoy the power of iPhone X with AR.
A groundbreaking iOS for a groundbreaking iPhone X
No discussion is complete without talking about the OS of the phone. Most of the phones in the market use Android. So again Apple differentiates its products by building the OS itself. So lets see what iOS 11 has in store if you happen to buy iPhone X.
Designed for iPhone X:
To remove the button on the screen, I am sure they had to redesign their OS completely. And that’s what they seem to have done.
About the OS of iPhone X, Apple says,
A phone that’s all screen required an entirely rethought OS with new capabilities and gestures.
I think the world is already impressed with the OS of iPhone. It has made developers around the world build applications that are pure genius. It is not easy to build applications for iOS that makes it a place where quality beats quantity.
So with the new iOS I expect a lot of new applications that come into play.
New with iOS 11
Some of the new features with iOS11 also look cool.
- Pay friends in Messages.
- Let Siri be your translator.
- Discover new music with friends in Apple Music.
I don’t need a translator in form of Siri. It’s just that I don’t trust her much.
As I mentioned earlier, this one feature is such that no company wants to skip. All engineers around the world, who are working for phone companies, are scratching their heads to see how to fit AR into a phone. Google came out with Google Glasses, Samsung with their PureView and Apple with their own version of AR.
So a very big battle is being fought on the AR front. Let us see who wins. But Apple says,
Experience mind-blowing AR games and apps on the world’s largest platform for augmented reality.
Only time can predict where we are going with this technology. With this technology be useful in future or are we just going to enhance our entertainment experience. Let us wait and watch.
Now let’s head to other important features. Here is what Apple says.
The most durable glass ever in a smart phone, front and back. Surgical‑grade stainless steel. Wireless charging. Water and dust resistance.
So the new feature is durable glass on front and back. We need to see, why there is a glass on the back? But I am sure it will give this phone a very cool look. And Surgical Grade Stainless steel would make it more strong.
The other feature is wireless charging. I feel this is a good feature but it would allow it to charge at higher speeds. If you want to charge your phone quickly then you have to use the wire. But yes it will be a cool feature specially when you are in a meeting or just need the phone next to you on your work desk and don’t want any wires hanging around.
Finally water and dust resistance. This is cool. But remember that you cannot drown your phone. This only protects your phone maybe in rain or if there is splash of water. Don’t try to put it in bucket of water and expect it to work. And yes, “No underwater photos, please.” This is just a precautionary feature and you don’t need to test how far to go when torturing your phone.
Would you buy an iPhone X?
So after reading all this, What do you think? Would you buy iPhone X? At a steep price of $999 USD. Remember that this price is an entry-level price. So if you want more storage and some of the accessories then you are going to burn a hole into your pocket.
What do I advice?
Well I cannot advice whether you should buy iPhone X or not. Because it is completely your choice. If you ask me, “Amit, will you buy iPhone X.” I will say, “When I have $999 USD with me. Sure” But if you want to gift it to me I am ok with that.
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When you buy iPhone X it is not same as Buying an Expensive Car. It is much more affordable than an expensive car. With the features of iPhone X, I think this will be my next phone as soon as I can get to my income goal.
So, Will you buy iPhone X? Let me know in comments if you would buy iPhone X and when you buy how you feel.
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