Apple iPhone X: the internet reacts

When the head of Apple Tim Cook said that the iPhone X “, the greatest leap forward since the original iPhone” in its latest launch of the extravagance, I could not help but to wonder if he was referring to their features or their price.

With the top-end model costing £1,149, the customers are paying a premium to exchange their fingerprint sensor for a scanner face and the ability to make an animated monkey or poo emoji copy of your puzzled looks.

In choosing to refer to the model of “ten” in place of “x”, the firm has also launched its naming convention in a little bit of confusion – there will never be an iPhone 9 – or, in fact, IX?

Of course, that’s a problem for another day. And the internet has had much to chew over in the meantime…

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Cnet

The two big questions for me to focus on the iPhone X’s most daring design change, abandoning the start button. To really make the phone more convenient to use? And use your face to unlock your phone benefit you, or is it just a solution?

The Point

The iPhone X may be the most powerful iPhone ever, but compared to almost any other Android flagships, it is hard to choose a category where they are leading the pack – at least on paper, when you compare the premiums of the specifications. But if Apple has proven one thing time and time again with every generation of iPhone, it is the optimization of hardware and software matters as much – if not more.

Wall Street Journal

The iPhone X the new design of a 5.8, from edge to edge of the screen -has raised hopes that can be reverted to the Apple of good luck in China, where sales have fallen for six quarters in a row. Chinese consumers are influenced more by phone the appearance that the consumers of other markets, and that Apple had maintained the same appearance for three years.

Bloomberg

$1,000 iPhone could increase by up to 6% for Apple’s 2018 earnings per share… but that depends on the iPhone X to be a success, and there is more competition from lower-cost Chinese competitors like Huawei and Xiaomi, that time the introduction of their new phones around the Apple launch to attract customers who may be deterred by the iPhone X price.

Slashgear

Apple has created an impressive new flagship. In a time when iPhones were starting to look a little – dare I say – pedestrian in comparison to what Samsung, LG, and others were doing in the hardware, the iPhone X has been accelerated through and can train with the best of them.

Engadget

What does bother me a little more than expected were the bezels that run around the screen… because Apple’s competition has done an amazing job trimming the rest of all their shows, I can’t help but feel that the iPhone X design does not have the same impact as, for example, to the Essential Samsung’s latest Galaxys.

Cable

The very notion of using your face as the key to your digital secrets presents some fundamental problems… it Is very hard to hide his face from someone who wants to force you to unlock your phone, as an assailant, a customs agent, or a police officer that has just stopped. In some cases, criminal suspects in the united states may invoke the Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination to refuse to surrender his phone with the access code. That same protection does not apply to your face.

Financial Times

The whole theme of today was about the innovations in the X. But everything is made of the new 8 seem a little boring, “plain old” iPhone and the price which has gone up to $50.

Techcrunch

The X is the best iPhone, no questions asked, and quickly jumped to the top of the best phones, period. Yes, it’s going to cost you, but you already knew that.

Twitter:

“I look at the iPhone and the iPhone looks to me” – Nietzsche. @ericasadun

I’m not sure how the iPhone X facial recognition will distinguish between me with makeup and without makeup. Because the difference is real. @kandeejohnson

So if you were sleeping and your child takes the iPhone X and puts it in your face, it just unlocks itself? Lol. Thanks Apple. But no, thank you. @DrOlufunmilayo

Twitter

I think that the leaks that spoiled the iPhone X keynote, but Apple also didn’t do enough to show why augmented reality issues. @tomwarren

The choice is simple: The iPhone X or 363 cafés. @joshtgoossen

Twitter

The release of the iPhoneX and 8, at the same time, it is strange, surely those who get the 8 feel that I don’t have the latest iPhone. @Mr_Iconic

The iPhone X is more than thousand dollars, but I get to become a poop emoji, so already, it is worth it. @donaldcookie

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iPhone X has facial recognition. You look at your face and tell you that you can’t afford the luxury. – Abhimanyu Singh

Facial IDENTIFICATION seems like an over engineering of correction were forced to include because they couldn’t integrate a fingerprint scanner in the screen – Nick Farina

How on earth can they justify the same price in $as in £s… absolutely shameful! I’m not going to’ buy on that basis alone. – Darren Taylor

They made the 8 almost identical to 7, so that the people would have to spend the extra money for the X. And I’m sure that I’m going to buy one despite the fact that I know what they did. – Michael Patrick

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Reddit

Apple is not the first in the facial recognition (by a long shot), but without a doubt, do facial recognition competitive for what is best. This is the way it always works. – Leprecon

The lack of any fingerprint reader might cause problems for people who cover their face for religious or professional reasons, as well as to blind people. Really hoping Apple thought about these issues. – danius353

The home button of the iPhone was what made it look like an iPhone. The small round button was so iconic. Now the iPhone X looks like any other phone especially if you put a case. – Ihavefallen

X2? XS? What are they going to call the next one? – Alteran195