The much-anticipated iPhone X is finally here. So far, it’s dazzled Apple fans worldwide with the signature good looks and unique user experience they’ve come to expect – and more.
First, let’s take a look at a few of the new features that may take some getting used to: Face ID replaces Touch ID and uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. While it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before, there’s no reason why this advanced security feature should intimidate users; it’s surprisingly simple to set up.
Many iPhone X users have also been missing the home button, which has made way for a simple, single swipe on the screen. While it may not come naturally at first to those who are used to the big round button, the new homeward-bound swiping gesture is said to be very intuitive. What about Siri? A large button on the side of the phone now summons the personal assistant.
The large OLED screen is perhaps the iPhone X’s standout feature. It holds up to Apple’s reputation for delivering slick aesthetics, and certainly shouts the future of phones is here. The all-screen design just about fills the whole front of the phone, while the glossy glass and metal case extends the exceptionally good looks all the way to the back. If this much glass makes you feel nervous, don’t be: Apple claims it’s “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone”.
For those who want to up their social media game and flex their photography skills, the iPhone X exceeds expectations. The Portrait Mode feature lets you add studio-quality lighting to your photos and changes the face of selfies with exciting new enhancements. Emojis also get a high-tech update with Animoji, which uses face recognition to animate emojis using your own facial movements.
So, if asked whether the iPhone X is worth the hype (and the price tag), true fans and tech junkies will answer with a resounding yes.