Why you should not buy iPhone X
We have seen the apple keynote event just few days ago. And we saw that apple launched 3 phones, 2 of which are improvement to the existing iPhone 7, while the 3rd one is entirely new phone which is iPhone X (spelled as iPhone 10).
iPhone X had been in great news since a long time as this phone got entirely new looks and design in terms of display and also the apple’s home button. No wonder this phone is designed with great effort:-
- New Display Design
- Face ID
- No home button
- New cameras
- Powerful processor
- Upgraded iOS
While the iPhone X design was leaked several times before Apple was able to officially unveil it, the company revealed this week that it is fully embracing the notch and not hiding it away with software. It’s a move that has generated a lot of discussion online, both during the leaks and after Apple’s official announcement. Some say “Steve Jobs would have never let that happen,” while others have mocked it by creating a “notch mode” for Chrome that adds a black cut-out to every YouTube video. There’s a mix of surprise, sarcasm, and intrigue that Apple has chosen to go with a screen layout that leads to design compromises.
Cook said the new iPhone was “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” It’s not pronounced iPhone X, by the way — it’s the iPhone “Ten,” and the screen takes up the whole of the phone’s front panel. It’s made from surgical-grade stainless steel, with glass on the rear panel. It’s water and dust resistant, and available in space grey and silver.
Why you shouldn’t buy this iphone x:-
- It’s the most expensive iPhone ever.
- There’s no home button or Touch ID. Unlocking your phone requires looking directly at it. Every time. Unless you want to go old school with the passcode.
- No Touch ID means your phone isn’t handy while you are in crowd or in some difficult situation where you can’t even hold your phone properly. Face ID makes this phone very difficult to unlock in tough condition. Or say you are in hurry or and kind of emergency, you need to make a selfie pose in front of everyone in order to get your phone unlocked.
- Apple’s gestures for going back to the home screen and multitasking look somewhat awkward in early examples and demonstrations. At the most basic level, they’re definitely not as simple as just hitting a button with your thumb.
- The notch is also very difficult for many of the apps to adapt, as its entirely odd if the screen gets bent around notch or if you are scrolling on your screen and you have to do it twice as there is a notch which makes scrolling a tough task.
- The notch that houses the front-facing camera and other sensors. It’s just kind of thereall the time, and Apple is embracing that. That should be perfectly fine in apps, but the notch is likely to obscure content from time to time. We’ve already seen that it sticks out into videos if you play them full-screen in landscape orientation. Are you the kind of person who can ignore that? I’m not sure I am.
- AppleCare+ is more expensive than for previous iPhones.
- It doesn’t come out until November.
Don’t worry, the hiding scroll bar is even grosser (top-right corner). pic.twitter.com/6ImBLI9TdM
— Ben Packard (@BenPackard) September 13, 2017
The iPhone X costs $999 for the 64GB model or $1,149 for 256GB.
It comes in black or silver.
Many games will simply have a section missing thanks to the new display, and some apps that go fullscreen (into the status bar area) will also have a black section. Thankfully, movies and photos won’t fill the entire screen by default — they’ll require a double-tap to extend into the notch and status bar area. Apple is hiding the notch in some ways, though. If you take a screenshot on the iPhone X, for example, then iOS 11 simply ignores the existence of the cut-out, as you’d expect.