I’m excited to have the X form factor. Not much bigger than the 8 physically, but the screen is actually bigger than the 8+. I’m taking another go at the watch now that v3 is here and some of the camera functionality coming is something to be very happy about.
I think ZDNet’s quote sums it up the best: “The iPhone X is basically Samsung’s Note 8 plus Animojis”.
I liked the X. Unfortunate that Touch ID’s falling by the wayside, but understandable due to the removal of the home button. I like the screen with less bezel, I like Face ID (they blew past that first failure pretty smoothly; it happens), I like the look of it even with the notch, and I like how they’re handling not having a home button with the gestures from the bottom and the top corners. Also very happy that they’re finally on Wireless Charging. I’m hoping they can build on that a little more for the next iteration, which is likely the one I would go for.
It’s unfortunate that the face recognition didn’t work during the presentation. Seems like it might be a glimpse at things to come? I’m certainly looking forward to watching people on the bus getting frustrated at their phones for ignoring them.